Entries by Chona Freedman

JUNE 18
Digital Health Summit in San Francisco

The Digital Health Summer Summit was held at the new Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, the perfect ambience for innovation.  A few highlights: Surprise Guest, Yves Béhar Talks Design and Opportunity in Digital Health Reed V. Tuckson’s Powerful and Inspiring Opening Keynote Robert M. Wachter insights on Digital Health is Growing Up Live […]

Digital Health Summit

Digital Health Summit:  Two days of intensive conference sessions featuring everyone from Dr. Phil to Singularity University’s Daniel Kraft, from WebMD to BrainMD.  The Everyday Health Awards winners were announced. [fancy_link link=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalhealthsummit” variation=”red”]View Photos[/fancy_link][fancy_link link=”http://digitalhealthsummit.com/summit-sessions/” variation=”red”]Watch Summit Videos [/fancy_link][fancy_link link=”http://digitalhealthsummit.com/digitalhealth-live-day-1/” variation=”red”]Digital Health LIVE! Day 1[/fancy_link][fancy_link link=”http://digitalhealthsummit.com/digitalhealth-live-day-2/” variation=”red”]Digital Health LIVE! Day 2[/fancy_link][fancy_link link=”http://digitalhealthsummit.com/digitalhealth-live-day-3/” variation=”red”]Digital Health LIVE! […]

Fitness Tech

Fitness Tech:   As David Pogue said, you couldn’t throw a Frisbee at CES without hitting a fitness product. They jumped, they pedaled, they quantified.  Tech giants like Under Armour, Fitbit, Polar and iFit , along with great innovators like Aftershokz, Basis, Jaybird, Runtastic and Fitlinxx, were just a few of the exciting exhibits.. The FitnessTech Summit conference was the scene for […]

Lifelong Tech Summit

The generation that created the Internet is now depending on it to maintain a rich and long life. New technologies are allowing older Americans to enjoy a continued high quality of life in the comfort of their own their homes.  This year’s exhibit floor showed how to improve modalities, stay in touch with loved ones […]

FamilyTech Summit

2015 proved to be the year of the family as smart home appliances, communications devices, mobility and family wearables dominated the exhibit floor.   Whirlpool’s kitchen of the future, kids’ wearables,  Binatone’s pet conference call (with treats), and TempraTrak’s Bandaid-sized continuous digital thermometer all heralded a new “high” for high tech families. [fancy_link link=”http://familytechsummit.com/2015-summit-videos/” variation=”red”]View Videos[/fancy_link][fancy_link link=”http://familytechsummit.com/2015-show-floor-videos/” […]

Kids@Play

The year when YouTube began its own kid’s channel, the year when Spin Master and WowWee took robots to a new level, the year when Leapfrog entered the console business and kids’ wearables poked up on the radar.   From Toca Boca’s rally cry to kids’ freedom, David Pogue’s summation of the quantified self, and Richard […]

TransformingEDU:

MOOCs (round 2) , AR in the classroom, flipped, collaborative, accessible – technology’s role in creating a new type of educational curriculum, new job paths, and a plan for lifelong learning should not be underestimated. Thought leaders from McGraw-Hill Education and DeVry shared their insights into the status quo and how it’s changing.  Companies including […]

Wearables

Wearables span across the categories of health, sports and fashion, helping to shrink the size of the current form factor we use in our daily lives to tiny devices that can be equally at home on our wrists and in our jackets.  On stage, Project Runway’s Nick Verreos emceed the FashionWare show of eye-ball popping […]

Last Gadget Standing

One of the longest running hits at CES, Last Gadget Standing demos new products in search of audience love, both online and live. This year, Spin Master’s Meccanoid and SCiO, the first mass spectrometer for consumers, ran neck in neck in our contest that celebrates the best of CES’s new products. Jon Hein, of the […]

Mobile Apps Showdown and Wall of Apps

Mobile Apps Showdown is the most efficient way for mobile app companies to showcase their products. It combines a mobile apps pavilion featuring the works of many up and coming talents as well as popular contest hosted by Siriius Radio’s Jon Hein.  Winners UCiC and Lyve have gone on to successful launches and past years […]

Living in Digital Times Previews 2015 Innovative Products and Technology Trends for Digital Lifestyles at CES Unveiled New York

  With the 2015 International CES® just two months away, Living in Digital Times will present a sneak peek of the hottest technology products and trends today across lifestyle verticals at CES Unveiled New York at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The annual showcase and networking event brings together dozens of exhibitors and more than 400 media […]

Mommy Tech Summit

The buzz at Mommy Tech centered around the new interconnectivity of products.  Especially important for moms, this Internet of things offers solutions to everything from door locks to ovens.  Beyond just products, much of the day’s discussion focused on improving MomTrepreneurial skills, wearable technology and keeping kids connected, but safe, in an increasingly digital world. […]

Kids@play Summit

For kids it was the year of tablets, app/toy hybrid games, and wonderfully delightful creativity/maker products. We even had a full digital playground on the show floor, built by Playworld Systems. Kids@Play Summit,  led by  Warren Buckleitner, looked at the opportunities and challenges alike with wisdom from Leapfrog’s John Barbour, Yahoo! Tech’s  David Pogue,  Kindoma, […]

KAPi Awards

The fifth annual KAPI Awards were given out by a distinguished panel of tech and educational judges.  To view this and past year’s KAPI winners,   visit our website below. [fancy_link link=”http://kapiawards.com/” variation=”red”]View Website [/fancy_link]

Sports and Fitness Tech Summit

Over at the FitnessTech Summit, the joint was jumping with new wearables.  We looked at how advancements in algorithms and sensor technology are creating a new generation of smarter fitness wearables, and looked at the marketplace from sports training to childhood fitness.  At the center of the devices was the human quantified self. Some of […]

MommyTech TV

You’ve seen seen technology reshape family life. Mom’s are at the center of so many of these connections. If you’ve seen the MommyTech Summit you’ll be excited to see us out of the conference room and onto the show floor getting ‘hands on’ with the latest products, solutions and expert advice. Introducing MommyTech TV at CES […]

Battle Of The Bands

The conference ended with the first-ever Battle of the Bands, pitting  wearables companies against each other to test both their wearable tech and their musical skills.  Want to see who won and other highlights of the Fitness Tech Summit? [fancy_link link=”http://sportsandfitnesstech.com/battle-of-the-bands/” variation=”red”]Click Here[/fancy_link]

Fashionware Show

In the FashionWare Pavilion, we featured mannequins dressed in the latest high tech wearables, from headsets to motion controlled LED dresses.  In the evening, the mannequins came to life in  FashionWare Wearable Tech Show. Featuring twelve young designers’ outfits and a plethora of wearable gadgets including wristbands, smart sneakers, crystal-crusted iPad cases, and 3-D printer-created […]

Digital Health Summit

The fastest growing segment of CES, this year’s Digital Health Summit, brought two days of insight into consumer decision-making, new tools for prevention and wellness, future trends in wearable technology, and industry-changing strategies driven by technology and consumer demands. A panel of five people whose lives were saved by digital technology was a highlight of […]

Robotics on the Runway

A private evening event, co-hosted with CEA, was made memorable with  the first ever Robotics on the Runway show, a fashion show of robotics.  The crowd was moved to tears as Eksobonics showed off the Ekso, a rehabilitation exoskeletion designed to help paraplegics walk and regain better leg function. See these exciting robotics and clips […]

TransformingEDU

At TransformingEDU, the discussions centered on emerging trends and uses of technology in the classroom from companies like McGraw-Hill, ACT, Western Governors University, Tabtor, VINCI and others. Panelists discussed the future of college and building 21st century skills, digital content and courseware, one-to-one learning, and the concept of co-creation. Anant Agarwal from edX talked about […]

Last Gadget Standing

Perennial CES favorite Last Gadget Standing returned for its 14th year, sponsored by Lenovo and hosted by Jon Hein and Gary Dell’Abate from the Howard Stern Show. This year’s applicants included smartphones, remote controlled door  locks, multipurpose smart sensors to gauge body fat vs. muscle, pet fitness trackers, guitar playing iPads and more. Check out […]

Mobile Apps Showdown

Back for its fourth year, Mobile Apps Showdown whittled down a worthy group of finalists to the two winning apps – the finalists included an app that monitor the activities of your home, your car, your kids or the aging, one that lets you track your dog’s wellness, one that streamlines your passwords and shopping, […]

Wall of Apps

Exhibiting at CES is not an inexpensive proposition.  For app makers, the return on investment can be prohibitive.  The Wall of Apps was created to provide a way for app makers to display their wares on a collective wall that’s an attraction of CES attendees.  App makers bring their apps while Living in Digital Times […]

Augmented Reality

Living in Digital Times was pleased to present the first Augmented Reality exhibit, a display of the evolution of “smart” eyewear and an exhibit space allowing new wearable technology to be displayed and explained.  Sponsored by Orcam, Epson, Vuzix, Epiphany Eyewear and Optinvent, this exhibit made it abundantly clear that there are magic glasses in […]

Kay Family Foundation

Sixteen year old Tanay Tandon and grad school student Sherwood Yao were the first recipients of the Kay Family Foundation Award given to young app developers.   Each won a $5,000 scholarship to help them continue their application development work and their educations.  Tandon’s app, Clipped, was born as his answer to getting quick summaries […]

The Digital Revolution

Robin Raskin, iLEAD Hanover, New Hampshire July, 2013 Understanding the Digital Revolution   [youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyefyf0MgA4″ width=”566″ height=”315″ autohide=”0″ fs=”1″ hd=”1″]