Archive for July, 2010

Affiliate Summit East, the premier affiliate marketing conference, is taking place August 15-17, 2010 in New York City.

This three day conference includes an exhibit hall with affiliate merchants, vendors, and networks, as well as multiple tracks of educational sessions covering the latest trends and information from affiliate marketing experts.

The keynote speaker for Monday, August 16 will be Frank Luntz, Political Consultant, Pollster, and Author, and the keynote for Tuesday, August 17 will be Jim Kukral, CEO of JimKukral.com.

Where: Hilton New York
When: August 15-17, 2010
Pricing: Diamond Pass ($2,249), Platinum Pass ($1,249), Gold Pass ($549), Silver Pass ($249)

More info here.

SpeechTech.com reports:

The global network of speech technology providers developing and implementing speech solutions and enterprise network customers meets just once a year – and it meets at SpeechTEK.

SpeechTEK, August 2-4 at the New York Marriott Marquis, is the world’s biggest conference and exhibition dedicated exclusively to speech technology. Only at SpeechTEK will you find information on all the latest ideas, innovations, technologies, services and solutions for the world’s leading companies.

SpeechTEK 2010 is a look into the future of speech technology and customer relations management.

* More leading-edge information than ever before
* A once-a-year opportunity to interact with industry movers and shakers
* A preview of industry-leading new products and innovations
* The latest technologies, applications and best practices
* Next generation applications in customer service, call centers and other automated business practices

The 2010 Canon expo will be in New York City’s Javits Center September 1-3.

We’ll post more info when it exists.

Droid Incredible vs. Droid X

CNet exaines the differences between Droid Incredible and Droid X

DishTVBlog reports:

With DISH Network: Watch your favorite shows anytime, anywhere with DISH’s exclusive ViP922 SlingLoaded DVR. What does SlingLoaded mean? It means you can connect to one TV for viewing at home, plus watch live and recorded programming on your computer or mobile device.

ViP922 SlingLoaded DVR Features:

* Watch your favorite live and recorded programs on your computer or mobile device!
* Manage your DVR and record your favorite shows from your computer or mobile device with DISH
* Remote Access. Schedule recordings, browse and search the program guide and delete shows you’ve already watched.

Crave on CNet reports:

The mobile phone industry saw its shipments reach 308 million in the second quarter, with Nokia and Samsung still holding the largest chunk of the highly competitive market, according to a report released Thursday by Strategy Analytics.

The 308 million units shipped across the globe represented a 13 percent gain from the 273 million shipped in the same quarter one year earlier, largely driven by low-end 2G handsets in emerging markets and high-end 3G touch screen phones in more mature regions, the report said.

More info is here.

Tech archive

The following is an unsorted archive of AweSumTech.com highlights from the last three years, keeping you updated on the conferences and events that matter:

June Events 2010
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The Singularity is Near wins awards
at Breckenridge Film Festival
KurzweilAI.net June 16, 2010
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The Singularity is Near: A True
Story About the Future received the
Best Special Effects award and
Second Place Audience Award at the
30th Annual Breckenridge Film
Festival in Breckenridge, Colorado
on June 13, according to Adele
Sommer, festival programming
director. The feature-length
documentary film, by filmmakers
Anthony Waller, Ray…

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Nasa warns solar flares from ‘huge
space storm’ will cause devastation
Telegraph June 14, 2010
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In a new warning, NASA said a super
storm in 2013 would hit like “a bolt
of lightning” and could cause
catastrophic consequences for the
world’s health, emergency services,
and national security unless
precautions are taken. According to
Dr. Richard Fisher, director of
NASA’s Heliophysics division, it
could damage everything from the
power…

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MAY Events 2010

Streaming Media East 2010
The Business & Technology Of Online Video
May 11-12, 2010 – (Preconference Workshops: Monday, May 10)
Hilton New York • New York, NY

* Overview
* Register
* Program
* Training Workshops
* Speakers
* Exhibits
* Exhibit/Sponsor
* Hotel/Travel
* Press Registration
* Content Delivery Summit

Attend Streaming Media East 2010 and get the knowledge you need to use video in your business.
Keynotes
Jeffrey Hayzlett
Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President
Eastman Kodak Company
Erika Nardini
VP, Brand Packaging
Yahoo!

With more than 100 speakers across 30 sessions, Streaming Media East is still the one online video show that is solely focused on giving you real information you can apply immediately in your business. Forget shows that cram too many speakers on a session or fill the agenda with vendor sales pitches. At Streaming Media East, nearly 75% of our speakers are customers who are buying and deploying these services and products today. Get real-world advice of what is and isn’t working fromthose whose businesses rely on online video products and services.

Now in its 13th year, the Streaming Media East show is the number-one place to come see, learn, and discuss what is taking place with all forms of online video business models and technology. Content owners, viral video creators, online marketers, enterprise corporations, broadcast professionals, ad agencies, educators, and others all come to Streaming Media East to see and hear the latest online video technology but, more importantly, to discuss the business models that are coming of age.

Streaming Media East combines cutting-edge exhibitors and intensive conference sessions, giving you the chance to hear and see the best and the brightest minds in the online video industry—at the podium, in the Exhibit Hall, and among the attendees.

Features sessions covering the following topics:

* HTML5 Video
* Inside the Cross-Platform Olympics Experience
* Media Framework: Video Publishing Platforms
* Using HD Video for Better Engagement
* Bridging TV and Broadband
* Streaming Production: Improving Your Video Quality

* Content Syndication and Aggregation Strategies
* P2P on the Flash Platform
* Advertising Spending: From Trickle to Torrent
* Streaming Video and the Television Landscape
* CDN Pricing: The Going Rate for Video Delivery

…and more!
April 2010 Events

The popular Cloud Summit ‘CloudStorm’ will be held in New York, the 19th of April at 10AM, co-located at the Cloud Computing Expo New York (rooms 1A04-1A05)

After CloudStorm, you can continue directly to the opening keynote of Cloud Computing Expo!

Free Pass to Cloud Expo:: All CloudStorm attendees will additionally receive complimentary VIP Gold pass to all three days of Cloud Expo. The VIP Gold pass is good for access to all sessions, all tracks, on all days. (note: VIP Gold passes do not include Luncheons or the Cloud Computing Bootcamp on April 20th.)

Seats are limited, so don’t hesitate and register NOW!

At CloudStorm, you will receive in 100 minutes an update of the latest trends and products in Cloud Computing, followed by a mini expo and networking opportunity.
CloudStorm includes:

* 5 minutes Cloud Vendor presentations on the newtest trends in Cloud Computing
* Showing the real solutions and products.
* An optimal mix of vendors: Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Platform, Load Balancers, etc.
* Drinks and light snacks during and after the presentations.
* Networking, the key in this event!

Confirmed Speakers:

* Wim De Wispelaere, Sales & Products Amplidata
* Richard Helliar, VP Business Development Cordys
* Nicolas Hecq, Account Director Racktivity
* Tom Lounibos, CEO Soasta
* Jerome Lecat, CEO Bizanga Store
* Uri Budnik, Director of Business Development Rightscale
* Arvid Fossen, Product Management Director A-Server
* Marty Gauvin, CEO Virtual Ark
* Mic Mazarick, CTO VirtuDatacenter

The Cloud Computing Expo: 19th, 20th & 21th April, 2010 (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com)

Registration to CloudStorm includes a free access to Cloud Expo New York Exhibition!

NY Auto Show

Jacob Javits Center from April 2-11, 2010

The hottest cars and trucks ever seen all under one roof. That means more sneak peeks, more brand new ’10 & ’11 production models and more concept vehicles than ever before.

2010 Show Information:
Location Jacob Javits Convention Center 11th ave
between 34 & 39 Streets
Public Show Dates Friday April 2nd through Sunday April 11th
11am – 10:30pm (Sundays: 10am – 7pm)
Special Public Sneak Preview Friday April 2nd
11am – 10:30pm
Official Opening Day Saturday April 3rd
Festivities begin at 9am
SHOW FLOOR OPENS AT 11am
Press Preview
Credentials required Wednesday March 31st & Thursday April 1st
Dealer Preview
Credentials required Thursday, April 1st from 4-10 pm
By invitation only

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The Jacob Javits Convention Center is the only place to be April 19-21, 2010, if you build, sell or purchase applications or infrastructure delivered as a cloud service. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate.
Whether you’re an enterprise or small to medium business, you’ll soon be benefiting from the Cloud. Join your peers in New York City April 19-21, and maximize those benefits already in 2010. See you in New York!
–Jeremy Geelan
Conference Chair
5th Cloud Computing Expo

Benefits of Attending the Three-Day Technical Program
LEARN exactly why cloud computing is relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint.
HEAR first-hand from industry experts what issues and questions you should consider when evaluating cloud-based systems.
SEE what the potential benefits – and pitfalls – are of moving to the cloud.
DISCOVER what to look for in a cloud computing provider to ensure the security of your data and applications.
FIND OUT how to transform a traditional data center that is less flexible and costly to a cloud computing environment that is secure, virtualized and automated.
ATTEND our one-day Cloud Computing Bootcamp entirely FREE of charge with your “Golden Pass” delegate registration. Or purchase it separately with your “Expo Plus + Bootcamp” registration.
MASTER how to improve business agility while lowering operating and capital costs within the enterprise.
LEARN what works, what doesn’t, and what’s next.

New tools of TV trade to shine at NAB Show
The NAB Show in Las Vegas is being used by Avid Technology, Quantel, Adobe and other top NLE manufacturers to get out the word about their new 3-D products and other offerings, according to this preview. “NAB isn’t just an equipment exhibition, but also a place to network and learn from the best in the business,” Oliver Peters writes. Videography

Registration is Now Open for BookExpo America (BEA) 2010!
We’ve Turned a Page: Three Days. Mid Week. Welcome to BEA 2010.
May 25: Conference & Special Events
May 26-27: Show, Conference & Special Events

From the digital revolution to a new business model, the book industry is changing rapidly and BEA is changing, too. This year, in response to your suggestions and needs, we’re offering more than ever before: more content, more events, more titles and authors—and all that means even more buzz.

What’s new and different at BEA 2010? Let’s start with three event-packed days and a new mid-week schedule. BEA will showcase more than 500 authors, hundreds of new titles and 1,500 exhibitors (check out Exhibitor Show Specials!) all on one show floor—along with the IDPF Digital Book Zone (learn about the eBook and eReading Revolution!). See and meet authors discussing their books and sharing their back stories during special events and on the all-new Midtown Stage which joins the Uptown and Downtown Stages. Learn and network during the “Big Ideas at BEA” Conference and the ABA Day of Education (open to all BEA attendees).

Some things haven’t changed, though. BEA remains THE PREMIER North American publishing event. It’s where you have to go to get the content, track the trends, find the newest authors and titles, make the contacts and share a passion for books.

Register now.

Questions? Call 1-800-840-5614 or 1-203-840-5614. Want to Exhibit? Call 1-203-840-5463.
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March 2010 EVENTS

Show Biz Expo® New York Unites East Coast Entertainment Community,
March 28, 2010 at the Hilton New York City

ShowBiz Expo New York, a five-star event that brings everyone in
show business together under one roof, returns Sunday, March 28 to the Hilton New York City, 1335 Avenue
of the Americas. Whether you are a producer, studio executive, director, musician, filmmaker, performer,
designer, writer, stage manager, or anyone else involved in film, stage, fashion, live events, and concerts this
event is for you. The Expo includes a wide range of networking opportunities including the exhibit hall,
workshops/seminars, Designers’ Showcase, focus groups, roundtable discussions, Film Festival, headshot
displays for casting, live auditions for performers, movie reel showcase, original music showcase, and much
more.
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Tannersville

All floats welcome – please call to register. Featuring Fife & Drum Corps, 93.5 The Cat, HTC Band and area businesses. Hours: 12noon-2pm.
Event Date(s):
March 13, 2010
Email:
voffice@hvc.rr.com
Phone:
518-589-5850 x1
Location Details:

Main Street, Tannersville, NY

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The Healing Power of Virtue – Haines Falls

We all have a spiritual personality made up of the innate qualities of purity, peace, love, power, and bliss. When accessed and developed through meditation these qualities can promote inner healing on all levels. Hours: 2-4pm. Free admission. Contributions are welcome.
Event Date(s):
March 13, 2010
Email:
peace-village@bkwsu.org
Phone:
518-589-5000
More Info:

http://www.peace-village.org

Location Details:

Peace Village, 54 O’Hara Road, Haines Falls, NY

Chris Wilson in Concert – Windham

After his performance their will be a reception and new CD signing at Windham Fine Arts. Starts at 7:30pm. Advanced tickets: $13/person, WCC members/$11, $15 at door. Tickets available at Albergo Allegria, Windham Wine & Liquor, IA Financial Advisors, Legacy Bank, and Windham Public Library.
Event Date(s):
March 13, 2010
Phone:
518-734-3852
More Info:

http://www.windhamchamber.org

Location Details:
Windham Centre Church, Route 23, Windham, NY

Greetings from WFA! March 12, 2010

Windham Fine Arts
Opening Reception Tomorrow!! 6pm And Concert! 9pm

Kevin VanHentenryck, “Mary,” Limestone, 12x9x13

“Rock, Paper, Scissors” (aaaaaannnnnnnd……. MUSIC!)

Hello Friends of Windham Fine Arts!

Remember that game?? A way to solve a problem or choose a turn??Well, the title of this exhibit is a bit literal. I’ve put together in the gallery space works created in stone, on paper and with metal. In some ways, this show is as much about the choice of materials an artist makes to express his or her ideas and feelings as it is about the ideas and feelings themselves. The artists, Peter Diepenbrock, Lisbeth Firmin, Antonio Perez Melero, Kevin VanHentenryck and in her WFA debut, Kristine Corso Tolmie, have rather different things to “say” through their work. However, an obvious love of the medium chosen runs through the hands of each. The outcome of the individual works is very much subject to the malleability (metal), or inflexibility (stone), or unpredictability (paper) of the medium. Stone is ancient, made of recycled sea creatures (limestone) in the case of “Mary” pictured above. The method for releasing a form is a substractive one. A carving can last thousands of years without any particular care at all… Paper is a much more delicate matter! The ethereal prints of Kristine Corso Tolmie have a delicate movement impressed upon the paper. Fossil-like impressions embedded subtly in web-like etchings recall ancient designs. Kris has said that one of the things she enjoys about her medium is that the process of printmaking, working in reverse, and on the texture of paper, creates “surprises”. Each image is slightly unpredictable, and thus quite unique!

Kristine Dorso Tolmie, “Far and Away,” 36×36

The opening reception is tomorrow, Saturday March 13, 6-9pm. Of course, the hospitality includes a chance to meet the artists and indulge in refreshments! In my next note, I will describe the work of Diepenbrock, Perez Melero, and Firmin. In the meantime, please click on their names to see some of their work!
And there’s more! A feast for the ears and mind! FREE CONCERT following the artist reception!!
How cool is it that not one, but TWO singer / songwriter bands are popping in for the evening??!! They hail from Boston; THE ANYMEN, and MORNIN’ OLD SPORT are bringing live to the gallery some quality licks and lyrics so stick around! These young’uns are bright writers and performers and I’m very pleased they are making their way to Windham! You know I like to mix it up in this space a bit…It promises to be one swell night in the gallery!

See you tomorrow!

~Marie

www.windhamfinearts.com

FEBRUARY 2010 Events

The game industry and the toy industry come together this month at Engage!® Conference and Expo, the definitive technology event for youth entertainment professionals, February 16-17, 2010 in New York City. Natalie Hornsby, VP of Marketing at Cepia LLC, the company that makes the hit Zhu Zhu Pets toy line, will deliver a keynote address at the Engage! Zhu Zhu Pets, a brand that went from obscurity to phenomenon in only six months, was the “must have” toy of the critical 2009 holiday shopping season. Already Zhu Zhu Pets has it’s own iPhone app game and a deal is in place to bring the brand the Nintendo DS. Find out what’s next!

The game industry and the toy industry come together this month at Engage! @ Toy Fair

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Macworld 2010’s New Era Kicks Off This Week at the Moscone Center

2/9/2010
Mac Community Gathers to See, Buy and Share Innovative Products and Receive World-Class Training

San Francisco––February 9, 2010––Macworld 2010 kicks off this week at Moscone Center in San Francisco, IDG World Expo, owner of Macworld 2010, announced today. The Mac community will gather to be the first to see, buy and test the latest game-changing innovations for the Apple-products marketplace, as well as receive training on the most current and compelling topics, including the just-announced iPad, from some of the industry’s leading experts.

“We’re excited to deliver one of the most dynamic and interesting Macworlds ever,” said Paul Kent, vice president and general manager for Macworld 2010. “From the first ever face-to-face marketplace for iPhone apps, to product discovery opportunities for software, hardware and accessories for the Mac, to dozens of important product announcement events, to informative and entertaining feature presentations — this year’s Macworld shines a spotlight on all of the amazing things people are doing across the Apple-products ecosystem. The show brings together buyers, sellers, developers, users — the entire spectrum of the Apple-product using community — to meet, do business and learn. Macworld is truly the premier meeting place for this market.”
Macworld 2010 show highlights include the following:

—The Macworld 2010 First Looks program highlights the latest innovations for the Mac, iPhone and iPod platforms. Macworld 2010 will see the introduction of exciting new products such as: a diagnostic tool that identifies your car’s potential repair problems; gloves that mimic human touch and allow you to use your iPhone in harsh weather; a shoulder/hip bag with integrated controls that interface with iPods or iPhones; and, a paper scanner that sends documents and photos directly to popular desktop and web apps.

—Feature presentations from industry luminaries including New York Times author and personal technology columnist David Pogue, Alltop.com co-founder Guy Kawasaki, this WEEK in TECH’s Leo Laporte, multimedia expert David Biedny, “Daring Fireball” publisher John Gruber, and acclaimed author, actor and film maker Kevin Smith.

—New-to-market products and industry innovators will be unveiled at Macworld DEMO: Best of Show on Thursday, February 11, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in Room 134 of the North Hall in the Moscone Center. Macworld 2010 launched this ground-breaking new program in collaboration with DEMO and Macworld. Matt Marshall, editor and CEO of Venture Beat and producer of DEMO, will present the hottest new-to-market products from TenOne Design, SachManya, Microvision, Canson, Quickoffice and Carina Software.

—Guy Kawasaki Feature Presentation: “Revolution from the Rest of Us” takes place on Friday, February 12, from 9:00am – 10:00am in Room 134 of Moscone North Hall. Guy Kawasaki, co-founder of Alltop.com and a Mac industry legend, will discuss the current state of innovation and revolution in the tech market, as well as the characteristics of visionaries who drive innovation. Kawasaki will host industry visionaries from the Apple-products market: Square’s Jack Dorsey, Bing’s Florian Voss, Boinx Software’s Oliver Breidenbach, and HearPlanet’s Steve Echtman, all of whom have succeeded in delivering game-changing products due to their creative approach to technology design.

—Macworld Best of Show Awards will be announced on Thursday, February 11, 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm; Friday, February 12, 11:45 am – 12:30 pm; and Saturday, February 13, 11:45 am – 12:15 pm. All Best of Show presentations take place on the Main Stage, centrally located on the expo floor. Macworld will present its Best of Show awards to the best products, innovations and upgrades as selected by their editors. Dozens of best-in-class products will be announced.

—The iPad Special Event on Saturday, February 13, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in Room 134 of Moscone North Hall features Jason Snell, vice president and editorial director at Macworld. Snell will delve into what the iPad means for users, developers, the tech industry and the ancillary industries it affects. The iPad Special Event will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity for a Macworld 2010 attendee to win an iPad after the product begins shipping.

Connect with us on the Macworld 2010 Community site to learn more about the 2011 show at http://macworldexpo.ning.com, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MacworldExpo or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/MACWORLD/58481436623?reff.

Download iMacworld, Macworld 2010’s own mobile app, from the App Store to put the Macworld 2010 exhibitor list, floor maps, and conference guide in the palm of your hand.

About Macworld 2010
Macworld 2010 is a five-day event that educates, entertains and immerses attendees in the Apple products community. A comprehensive expo hall offers access to hundreds of Mac products and services, paired with expert advice, demonstrations and instruction. Macworld 2010 conference programs feature industry leading minds, presenting cutting edge product training on the topics attendees most want to see. From Mac Power Users to creative professionals to first-time users to Enterprise computing professionals, Macworld 2010 has the conference content, special presentations and exhibit hall attractions that create what has been called “Mecca for Mac Users”.

NEW YORK, New York – February 2, 2010 – Engage Digital Media announced today that Natalie Hornsby, VP of Marketing at Cepia LLC, the company that makes the hit Zhu Zhu Pets toy line, will deliver a keynote address at the Engage!® Conference and Expo. Engage!, the definitive technology event for youth entertainment professionals, takes place February 16-17, 2010 in New York City at the Javits Center alongside American International Toy Fair (February 14-17, 2010). Engage! provides companies the critical information they need to engage and monetize kids, youth and parents online

About the Engage! Expo Conference Program

Kid, tween and teen entertainment play patterns are changing as they become more digital and move away from traditional toys and media. It’s imperative that toy companies and youth entertainment companies learn how to integrate digital technologies into their product lines. Engage! offers both a full conference program and an exhibit hall, providing an environment that offers critical education on the evolution of this marketplace and networking opportunities between technology companies and owners of youth-oriented brands.

The Engage! conference of panels, presentations, and interviews provides unparalleled exposure to best practices, current trends, and effective strategies behind engaging kids and youth online. The program delivers key insight into new monetization strategies, proven ways to strengthen customer relationships, and essential marketing solutions to maximize reach. The conference includes three major tracks: Monetization and Revenue, Strategy and Implementation and Creative and Development and provides excellent peer networking opportunities.

JANUARY 2010

Apple Launches iPad

Magical & Revolutionary Device at an Unbelievable Price

SAN FRANCISCO—January 27, 2010—Apple® today introduced iPad, a revolutionary device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books and much more. iPad’s responsive high-resolution Multi-Touch™ display lets users physically interact with applications and content. iPad is just 0.5 inches thick and weighs just 1.5 pounds— thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook. iPad includes 12 new innovative apps designed especially for the iPad, and will run almost all of the over 140,000 apps in the App Store. iPad will be available in late March starting at the breakthrough price of just $499.

“iPad is our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iPad creates and defines an entirely new category of devices that will connect users with their apps and content in a much more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.”

iPad features 12 next-generation Multi-Touch applications. Every app works in both portrait and landscape, automatically animating between views as the user rotates iPad in any direction. The precise Multi-Touch interface makes surfing the web on iPad an entirely new experience, dramatically more interactive and intimate than on a computer. Reading and sending email is fun and easy on iPad’s large screen and almost full-size “soft” keyboard. Import photos from a Mac®, PC or digital camera, see them organized as albums, and enjoy and share them using iPad’s elegant slideshows. Watch movies, TV shows and YouTube, all in HD or flip through pages of an e-book you downloaded from Apple’s new iBookstore while listening to your music collection.

iPad runs almost all of the over 140,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®. The iTunes® Store gives you access to the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store with a catalog of over 11 million songs, over 50,000 TV episodes and over 8,000 films including over 2,000 in stunning high definition video. Apple also announced the new iBooks app for iPad, which includes Apple’s new iBookstore, the best way to browse, buy and read books on a mobile device. The iBookstore will feature books from major and independent publishers.

Apple also introduced a new version of iWork® for iPad, the first desktop-class productivity suite designed specifically for Multi-Touch. With Pages®, Keynote® and Numbers® you can create beautifully formatted documents, stunning presentations with animations and transitions, and spreadsheets with charts, functions and formulas. The three apps will be available separately through the App Store for $9.99 each.

iPad syncs with iTunes just like the iPhone and iPod touch, using the standard Apple 30-pin to USB cable, so you can sync all of your contacts, photos, music, movies, TV shows, applications and more from your Mac or PC. All the apps and content you download on iPad from the App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore will be automatically synced to your iTunes library the next time you connect with your computer.

iPad’s brilliant 9.7-inch, LED-backlit display features IPS technology to deliver crisp, clear images and consistent color with an ultra-wide 178 degree viewing angle. The highly precise, capacitive Multi-Touch display is amazingly accurate and responsive whether scrolling web pages or playing games. The intelligent soft keyboard pioneered on iPhone takes advantage of iPad’s larger display to offer an almost full-size soft keyboard. iPad also connects to the new iPad Keyboard Dock with a full-size traditional keyboard.

iPad is powered by A4, Apple’s next-generation system-on-a-chip. Designed by Apple, the new A4 chip provides exceptional processor and graphics performance along with long battery life of up to 10 hours.* Apple’s advanced chemistry and Adaptive Charging technology deliver up to 1,000 charge cycles without a significant decrease in battery capacity over a typical five year lifespan.**

iPad comes in two versions—one with Wi-Fi and the other with both Wi-Fi and 3G. iPad includes the latest 802.11n Wi-Fi, and the 3G versions support speeds up to 7.2 Mbps on HSDPA networks. Apple and AT&T announced breakthrough 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad with easy, on-device activation and management.

Continuing Apple’s dedication to designing and creating environmentally responsible products, each iPad enclosure is made of highly recyclable aluminum and comes standard with energy-efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. iPad contains no brominated flame retardants and is completely PVC-free.

Apple today released a new Software Development Kit (SDK) for iPad, so developers can create amazing new applications designed to take advantage of iPad’s capabilities. The SDK includes a simulator that lets developers test and debug their iPad apps on a Mac, and also lets developers create Universal Applications that run on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Pricing & Availability

iPad will be available in late March worldwide for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The Wi-Fi + 3G models of iPad will be available in April in the US and selected countries for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad will be sold in the US through the Apple Store® (

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Technology Fans Swarm Las Vegas, CES; Steve Ballmer to Keynote

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will give the keynote speech at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show later today. But first, hundreds of construction workers rush to finish building more than 2,500 exhibits, including one for Microsoft.

LAS VEGAS – Jan. 6, 2010 – Some 110,000 gadget-lovers are descending on this city for the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show.

The four-day show officially kicks off tonight, when Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes the stage at the Las Vegas Hilton to deliver his keynote speech. Last year, Ballmer assumed the role from Bill Gates, who had traditionally opened the show.

Last year’s show was beset with gloom as the U.S. economy seemed to be in free-fall. Attendees this year can take heart that the just-finished holiday shopping season saw surprisingly strong numbers.

Revenue from U.S. electronics sales between November 1 and December 24 rose 5.9 percent over the same period in 2008, estimates MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse, which tracks all forms of payment. CES-bound manufacturers hope consumers extend their holiday shopping season into the new year and buy some of the toys on display at the show, including TVs with 3-D displays, wafer-thin laptops, and a new generation of e-book readers.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

WE WISH FOR YOU WHAT YOU WISH FOR YOU*********

The Ninth Annual Storage Visions Conference held at the Riviera Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada January 5 & 6, 2010 features a session on the latest information on finding, protecting and using content as well as up-to-the minute industry analyst perspectives.

Conference registration is now open. You can register directly to attend SV10 on the conference web site at http://www.storagevisions.com/2010Register.htm. Early conference registration closes December 18, 2009. Act fast and you can also book a room in our room block (updated rooms, low rates and convenient to the Las Vegas Convention Center) before December 12, 2009 at http://www.storagevisions.com/2010Travel.htm.

Tuesday January 5, 2009 includes a keynote by Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell from Microsoft Research on Total Recall and Total Storage—the impact of life-logs on digital storage demand as well as one by Samuel Fineberg from HP talking about Digital Forgetfulness—challenges in keeping content for the long term.

The session Finding, Protection and Using Content moderated by industry veteran Jim Porter will explore the latest developments in content indexing and searching, including automated metadata generation. It also examines the role digital storage will play in providing greater privacy protection. This session will reveal new products and specifications that will make content more secure as well as easier to find and use.

Participants in this session include Jorge Campello from Hitachi GST, Scot Linfoot from Filteris, William Qualls from Imation, Sean Barry from Kroll OnTrack, Paul Capertier from Caringo, Gianfranco Scherini from STMicroelectronics and Emeka Akaezuma from Gaviri Technologies.

Guy Finley from the Media and Entertainment Services Alliance moderates the Analyst Perspectives session which explores the current status of storage device technology and markets for entertainment and personal storage, what interests VC investments today and what are the biggest drivers for growth and hottest storage technologies for the entertainment and consumer storage markets.

Participants in the analyst session include Deepak Joseph from the CEA, Jim Handy from Objective Analysis, Greg McAdoo from Sequoia Capital, Sergis Mushell from Gartner and Jim Bottoms from Futuresource.

Sponsors and exhibitors at the conference include AMP, Bycast, Denali, Flexstar, Hitachi GST, Intel, Marvell, Micron, Mozy, Nethra, ONFI, PLX Technology, STMicroelectronics, Silicon Image, SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative, Soligen Corp., the Trusted Computing Group and Verbatim.

Organization and media sponsors include 3D@Home Alliance, Blu-ray Disc Organization, Burn World, Content Delivery and Storage Association, Computer Outlook, Davis Consultants Asia, Digital Media Net, Flash Memory Summit, Fibre Channel Industry Association, Home Toys, IDC, IDEMA, IDMA, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, iHollywood, MediaTech Association, Media and Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) Napkinlinks.com, OCModshop, Parks Associates, Powersource Online, SCSI Trade Association, SNIA Solid state Storage Initiative, Saint Petersburg State University of Film and Television, Storagesearch.com, The Entertainment Storage Alliance and TV Worldwide. Marketwire is the official newswire sponsor of the 2010 Storage Visions Conference.

For information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities at the 2010 conference go to: http://www.storagevisions.com/2010SponsorsEx.htm. Interested parties can also call Storage Visions at 408-978-8184 or email us at events@StorageVisions.com.
2010 Internat ional CES
Fac t Sheet
Thursday, January 7 – Sunday, January 10, 2010
Exhibit Hours:
Thursday, January 7 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, January 8 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, January 9 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, January 10 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
• Las Vegas Convention Center/Las Vegas Hilton
• The Venetian
The International CES® is the world’s largest tradeshow for consumer
technology and North America’s largest annual tradeshow of any kind.
Manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware,
content, technology delivery systems and related products and services.
Verified registrants from 130 countries include manufacturers, retailers,
content providers and creators, broadband developers, wireless carriers,
cable and satellite TV providers, installers, engineers, corporate buyers,
government leaders, financial analysts and the media.

Product Categories
• Accessories
• Audio Hardware & Software
• Blank Media
• Bluetooth Technology
• Broadband Technology
• Car Audio
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• Home Theater & Custom Installation
• Internet Applications & Services
• In-Vehicle Technology
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• Retail Resources
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December Events 2009

We servived Black Friday and Pink Mondays.

Are we ready for green Tuesdays and red Thursdays?

First real snows hit the Catskills.

10 inches on Wednesday.

Windham Fine Artd Gallery

Dates: December 12, 2009 – January 24, 2010
Opening Reception: December 12, 2009 5-8

November Events 2009
Happy Thanksgiving! November 26, 2009
Happy Birthday Sathya Sai Baba!!!
Today is the birthday of Sathya Sai Baba, the most remarkable spiritual teacher I have ever met.
He has opened my heart in countless ways. A joy beam of love, light, wisdom and power in balance!
A gift for us all.
If you want to check out the technology of a spiritual quest check him out!
No batteries required.
If so inclined some places to visit: h2hsai.org, radiosai.org, sathyasai.org, saicast.org
So watch and enjoy.
NY Press Preview/CES Unveiled
November 10th.
ShowStoppers for the Digital Holidays! A press event.
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Bringing the Photography Community Together

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the most important event in the photo industry. Designed for professionals and advanced amateurs in the photographic and imaging industries, PDN PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography. Held annually at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, attendees are able to explore hundreds of exhibits and attend a wide variety of photography and imaging seminars.

Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer, has been covering the professional photographic industry for almost three decades and is proud to present PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo 2009.

NEW THIS YEAR!

The PDN PhotoPlus Expo BASH. Due to overwhelming demand for our annual invite-only industry parties held during the expo, this year we are proud to present the PDN PhotoPlus Expo BASH. This affordable, ticketed event will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan, just half a mile from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis on this Web site.

Informative new seminars. Two of the many new seminars this year: “Staying Alive: How to Succeed in Good Times and Bad” with moderator Debra Weiss and panelists Kwaku Alston, Ron Haviv and Phil Toledano, and “Mastering Commercial & Fine Art Photography” with moderator Juliette Wolf-Robin and panelists Brian Paul Clamp, Michael Pari, Stephen Wilkes and Brian Fink. Additional photography experts from across the country will give presentations that are packed with the latest technology and techniques that are sure to inspire you.

PDN PhotoPlus Expo: Arrive curious, leave inspired.

“Very informative. All the information you could ever dream of.”
—J.Crew stills photographer

To learn more about Photo District News magazine, please visit www.pdnonline.com

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HOLIDAY SALES AND FORECAST, i-STAGE AND SIR KEN ROBINSON ROUND OUT DAY ONE AT CEA’S 2009 INDUSTRY FORUM

Consumer CE Holiday Spending to Increase; Regen Takes Home Top i-Stage Honors

Phoenix, AZ., October 20, 2009 – The definitive CE holiday sales forecast, the second annual i-Stage competition and a luncheon keynote by Sir Ken Robinson, acclaimed innovator and author, were among the hot happenings on Day One of the 2009 Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® Industry Forum. Designed to connect, educate and inform consumer technology professionals, CEA’s 2009 Industry Forum runs through Wednesday, October 21 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Shawn DuBravac, CEA’s chief economist and director of research and Steve Koenig, CEA’s director of industry analysis, kicked off the Industry Forum’s programming with the popular Holiday Sales and Forecast presentation. DuBravac began with an economic overview and outlook, noting that despite a difficult year there are signs of optimism for the holidays.

Koenig announced CEA’s research finding that consumers plan to spend more on consumer electronics this holiday season as technology plays a main role in holiday gift budgets. CEA found that consumers plan to spend an average of $222 on CE this holiday, a gain of eight percent over last year. The 16th Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns study tracks CE devices consumers intend to give as gifts, as well as those they hope to receive. Consumer electronics comprise four of the top 10 items on adults’ holiday gift wish list, with computers and video games ranking two and three respectively, behind clothing.

“There are signs of optimism in our holiday forecast,” said DuBravac. “As the holiday approaches, consumer appetite for technology highlights the resiliency of the tech sector.”

Immediately following the Holiday Sales and Forecast presentation, CEA launched its second annual i-Stage competition where eleven finalists unveiled their products before a live audience and expert judges. Regen, the light powered personal and home electronics company, took the top prize for its ReNu personal solar power generation and storage system. Central to the ReNu system is the ReNu panel, a freestanding power module containing solar cells, a rechargeable battery and an intelligent user interface. The panel can be hung or placed in direct light to capture energy. When replenished by sunlight, a user can drop a ReNu panel into one of a series of Regen extensions to utilize the energy they have created.

As the winner, Regen will receive $40,000 dollars, a turn-key exhibit at the 2010 International CES®, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow and the option of a booth at CES Unveiled in New York or Las Vegas. Regen was also chosen by the audience as the Fan Favorite and took home a bonus $2,500.

In addition, EnTourage Systems, Inc. placed second in the competition with its eDGe™ product and was awarded $7,500, as well as the option of a booth at CES Unveiled in New York or Las Vegas. The enTourage eDGe is the world’s first dualbook, combining the functions of an e-reader, netbook, notepad, and audio/video recorder and player in one.

Sir Ken Robinson, acclaimed innovator and author of the book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, addressed attendees during a luncheon keynote Monday afternoon. Robinson began by stating that imagination is the only thing that sets us apart and that we spend most of our lives suppressing it. He went on to tell the crowded room that in order to achieve success both professionally and personally that we cannot be afraid of making mistakes and must embrace the unknown of our imagination in the search of innovation. “We must make innovation a habit, not an accident and to do that we need to challenge the things we take for granted.”

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He works with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations.

Highlights for Tuesday’s Industry Forum will include: Economic Outlook-The Economy in CE Terms, CEA’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon Keynote with Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder, president and CEO, NVIDIA Corporation and The CE Hall of Fame Dinner where new inductees will be honored for their historic contributions to the consumer electronics industry. A full list of inductees can be found here.

For more information on CEA and the 2009 CEA Industry Forum, visit www.CE.org.

CEA’S INDUSTRY FORUM DELIVERS ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, RETAIL STRATEGY, GREEN TRENDS AND INDUSTRY ADVICE

Focus on CE Retail, 3-D and Green Technology, Social Media and Business Strategies

Phoenix, AZ., October 21, 2009 – The current and future state of CE retail, breakthrough technology innovation and social media trends were among the hot technology topics discussed on day two of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® Industry Forum. Designed to connect, educate and inform consumer technology professionals, CEA’s 2009 Industry Forum wraps up today in Phoenix, Arizona with sessions presented by CEA’s Small Business Council.

CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro opened Tuesday’s annual member meeting luncheon with a recap of CEA’s achievements throughout 2009. He outlined recent CEA market research, industry standards, policy initiatives, the launch of the Innovation Movement, the upcoming Greener Gadgets and CEA Line Shows in New York City and highlights of the 2010 International CES this January.

He then welcomed to the stage Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder, president and CEO of NVIDIA, who described his company’s transformation over the past 15 years into the world leader in programmable graphics processing technologies and one of the semiconductor industry’s largest fabless companies. Huang described the evolution of consumer technology over the past several decades and concluded that the Internet is today’s killer application and that the next generation of innovation will bring the fidelity of the Web to consumers in increasingly convenient ways. Huang demonstrated NVIDIA’s augmented reality technology and described the benefits it delivers to a variety of industries.

The conference session Charting the Churning Waters of CE Retail: Understanding How Changes in Channel Dynamics Affect the Industry featured CEA’s Steve Koenig and TraQline’s Eric Voyer outlining consumers’ quest for value and the CE industry’s need to determine what value means to their customers and then deliver it. Price deflation is rampant as the industry faces maturing markets. The presenters noted that discounters and online retailers are gaining market share. Koenig and Voyer discussed how the industry must safeguard innovation to help grow opportunities.

Another morning session, Economic Outlook: The Economy in CE Terms was moderated by CEA’s Chief Economist Shawn DuBravac and included presentations from Dr. Tom Davis, corporate vice president, finance operations, Motorola and David Prince, economist, Intel Corp. The economists agreed that there is a global economic recovery happening. Prince said, “We anticipate three to five percent growth next year but it will take three years to get back to where we were.” Davis said, “Due to the fiscal stimulus, we will see an impact in 2010.”

DuBravac asked what the greatest risks are for next year. Davis answered, “The dollar going south is the thing I worry about – it is a key issue for me.” However, Prince said he didn’t believe inflation would be a major concern in the short turn until unemployment has dropped. “GDP [growth] will have to be two to three percent.” Both economists were upbeat about the future. Davis said, “It is time to plan for the upturn.”

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Amazone.com now has Kindle for PC and Mac. So you don’t have to buy a Kindle yet. Limited books now but more on the way.

Google working to go open source. Books’. video, etc.

This is the positive side of competition!

More to come.

I just downloaded the e-book from Amazone.com : Living your Divinity by Orest Bedrij for PC with no trouble or waiting for shipments.

Still improvement required like text to speech, scroling ?

Read Kindle Books on Your Computer

* Get the best reading experience available on your PC. No Kindle required
* Access your Kindle books even if you don’t have your Kindle with you
* Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync
* Create new highlights, notes, and bookmarks and manage those created on your Kindle
* Full screen reading view, color modes, and brightness controls offer an immersive reading experience

Streaming Media East 2010
The Business & Technology Of Online Video
May 11-12, 2010 – (Pre conference Workshops: Monday, May 10)
Hilton New York • New York, NY

* Training Workshops
* Speakers
* Exhibits

* Content Delivery Summit

Attend Streaming Media East 2010 and get the knowledge you need to use video in your business.
Keynotes
Jeffrey Hayzlett
Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President
Eastman Kodak Company
Erika Nardini
VP, Brand Packaging
Yahoo!

With more than 100 speakers across 30 sessions, Streaming Media East is still the one online video show that is solely focused on giving you real information you can apply immediately in your business. Forget shows that cram too many speakers on a session or fill the agenda with vendor sales pitches. At Streaming Media East, nearly 75% of our speakers are customers who are buying and deploying these services and products today. Get real-world advice of what is and isn’t working fromthose whose businesses rely on online video products and services.

Now in its 13th year, the Streaming Media East show is the number-one place to come see, learn, and discuss what is taking place with all forms of online video business models and technology. Content owners, viral video creators, online marketers, enterprise corporations, broadcast professionals, ad agencies, educators, and others all come to Streaming Media East to see and hear the latest online video technology but, more importantly, to discuss the business models that are coming of age.

Streaming Media East combines cutting-edge exhibitors and intensive conference sessions, giving you the chance to hear and see the best and the brightest minds in the online video industry—at the podium, in the Exhibit Hall, and among the attendees.

Features sessions covering the following topics:

* HTML5 Video
* Inside the Cross-Platform Olympics Experience
* Media Framework: Video Publishing Platforms
* Using HD Video for Better Engagement
* Bridging TV and Broadband
* Streaming Production: Improving Your Video Quality

* Content Syndication and Aggregation Strategies
* P2P on the Flash Platform
* Advertising Spending: From Trickle to Torrent
* Streaming Video and the Television Landscape
* CDN Pricing: The Going Rate for Video Delivery

…and more!

See events for more links to attend.

April 2010

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New tools of TV trade to shine at NAB Show
The NAB Show in Las Vegas is being used by Avid Technology, Quantel, Adobe and other top NLE manufacturers to get out the word about their new 3-D products and other offerings, according to this preview. “NAB isn’t just an equipment exhibition, but also a place to network and learn from the best in the business,” Oliver Peters writes. Videography

Market push for 3-D TV continues, despite challenges
Vendors are scrambling to put 3-D TVs on the shelves and advance standards to meet growing consumer interest in multidimensional viewing, but there are some hurdles. Such TVs require special eyewear, and there’s incompatibility among products at this point. Still, TV makers are taking creative approaches to marketing this electronics technology. The New York Times (free registration) (3/29)

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CyberLink PowerDVD First PC Software to Receive Blu-ray 3D™ Player Certification from Blu-ray Disc Association

Taipei, Taiwan—April 01, 2010—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), is pleased to announce that PowerDVD is the first Blu-ray 3D player software to achieve certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), under the new Blu-ray 3D standard (Profile 5.0).

“Blu-ray 3D has to be seen to be believed. We have entered an exciting new era, where home movies are more immersive, and more real.” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “We are fully committed to leading the way with support for all of the latest 3D formats and display technologies on the PC. We are excited that PowerDVD is the first software player to be Blu-ray 3D certified, and we look forward to enabling this amazing home theater experience for all of our customers.”

The certification ensures consumers that PowerDVD provides the full benefits of Blu-ray 3D on the PC. Consumers can enjoy the entire range of enhanced features in 3D including menus, subtitles, BD-J interaction and Blu-ray disc quality audio and video.

CyberLink PowerDVD 10 Mark II offers the following key features for enjoying movies on the PC:

The Ultimate Universal Player

* Play Blu-ray 3D, DVDs, video and music files with PowerDVD’s universal player.
* Enhance the playback experience with TrueTheater technology.

Experience 3D

* Enjoy stunning Blu-ray 3D with CPU/GPU acceleration and lossless HD audio.
* Convert any DVD movie and video file into a 3D experience with TrueTheater 3D.

Videos and Music

* Apply TrueTheater Noise Reduction and Stabilizer to enhance videos during playback.
* Play a broader range of video formats including FLV (H.264), MKV (H.264), DivX and much more.
* Support for a large range of subtitle files including smi, ass, ssa, psb, srt, and sub.
* Enjoy and enhance your music file playback with TrueTheater Surround.

Movie Networking

* Write reviews of favorite movie scenes and share them as Movie Marks on Facebook and MoovieLive.
* Share short comments of movies in real-time on Facebook, Twitter and MoovieLive

Product Availability
CyberLink is now ready to provide OEM partners with its Blu-ray 3D certified solution. For consumers, PowerDVD 10 Mark II will be available this summer as a free upgrade for those who already purchased PowerDVD 10 Ultra 3D.

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www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. International pricing and worldwide availability will be announced at a later date. iBookstore will be available in the US at launch

The results of a new prize for excellence in children¹s interactive media were unveiled at the 2010 International CES during the Kids@Play Summit . The Kids at Play Interactive (KAPi) Awards highlight products that raised the bar for innovation and excellence for children’s technology during the past year. Nominees included applications, video games, CD-ROMs, Internet sites, smart toys, web enabled CDs and eBooks sold commercially in the U.S. and targeting children from birth to age 15. The winners were drawn from a pool of nearly 500 contenders, using a public nomination process.

The 2010 winners are:

Apple Launches iPad

Magical & Revolutionary Device at an Unbelievable Price

SAN FRANCISCO—January 27, 2010—Apple® today introduced iPad, a revolutionary device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading e-books and much more. iPad’s responsive high-resolution Multi-Touch™ display lets users physically interact with applications and content. iPad is just 0.5 inches thick and weighs just 1.5 pounds— thinner and lighter than any laptop or netbook. iPad includes 12 new innovative apps designed especially for the iPad, and will run almost all of the over 140,000 apps in the App Store. iPad will be available in late March starting at the breakthrough price of just $499.

“iPad is our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iPad creates and defines an entirely new category of devices that will connect users with their apps and content in a much more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.”

iPad features 12 next-generation Multi-Touch applications. Every app works in both portrait and landscape, automatically animating between views as the user rotates iPad in any direction. The precise Multi-Touch interface makes surfing the web on iPad an entirely new experience, dramatically more interactive and intimate than on a computer. Reading and sending email is fun and easy on iPad’s large screen and almost full-size “soft” keyboard. Import photos from a Mac®, PC or digital camera, see them organized as albums, and enjoy and share them using iPad’s elegant slideshows. Watch movies, TV shows and YouTube, all in HD or flip through pages of an e-book you downloaded from Apple’s new iBookstore while listening to your music collection.

iPad runs almost all of the over 140,000 apps on the App Store, including apps already purchased for your iPhone® or iPod touch®. The iTunes® Store gives you access to the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store with a catalog of over 11 million songs, over 50,000 TV episodes and over 8,000 films including over 2,000 in stunning high definition video. Apple also announced the new iBooks app for iPad, which includes Apple’s new iBookstore, the best way to browse, buy and read books on a mobile device. The iBookstore will feature books from major and independent publishers.

Apple also introduced a new version of iWork® for iPad, the first desktop-class productivity suite designed specifically for Multi-Touch. With Pages®, Keynote® and Numbers® you can create beautifully formatted documents, stunning presentations with animations and transitions, and spreadsheets with charts, functions and formulas. The three apps will be available separately through the App Store for $9.99 each.

iPad syncs with iTunes just like the iPhone and iPod touch, using the standard Apple 30-pin to USB cable, so you can sync all of your contacts, photos, music, movies, TV shows, applications and more from your Mac or PC. All the apps and content you download on iPad from the App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore will be automatically synced to your iTunes library the next time you connect with your computer.

iPad’s brilliant 9.7-inch, LED-backlit display features IPS technology to deliver crisp, clear images and consistent color with an ultra-wide 178 degree viewing angle. The highly precise, capacitive Multi-Touch display is amazingly accurate and responsive whether scrolling web pages or playing games. The intelligent soft keyboard pioneered on iPhone takes advantage of iPad’s larger display to offer an almost full-size soft keyboard. iPad also connects to the new iPad Keyboard Dock with a full-size traditional keyboard.

iPad is powered by A4, Apple’s next-generation system-on-a-chip. Designed by Apple, the new A4 chip provides exceptional processor and graphics performance along with long battery life of up to 10 hours.* Apple’s advanced chemistry and Adaptive Charging technology deliver up to 1,000 charge cycles without a significant decrease in battery capacity over a typical five year lifespan.**

iPad comes in two versions—one with Wi-Fi and the other with both Wi-Fi and 3G. iPad includes the latest 802.11n Wi-Fi, and the 3G versions support speeds up to 7.2 Mbps on HSDPA networks. Apple and AT&T announced breakthrough 3G pre-paid data plans for iPad with easy, on-device activation and management.

Continuing Apple’s dedication to designing and creating environmentally responsible products, each iPad enclosure is made of highly recyclable aluminum and comes standard with energy-efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. iPad contains no brominated flame retardants and is completely PVC-free.

Apple today released a new Software Development Kit (SDK) for iPad, so developers can create amazing new applications designed to take advantage of iPad’s capabilities. The SDK includes a simulator that lets developers test and debug their iPad apps on a Mac, and also lets developers create Universal Applications that run on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Pricing & Availability

iPad will be available in late March worldwide for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model, $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The Wi-Fi + 3G models of iPad will be available in April in the US and selected countries for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. iPad will be sold in the US through the Apple Store® (

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0. Best Children’s App ­ — for tapping the potential of multi-touch for children.
0. Best Interactive Toy ­ — Tag Reading System from LeapFrog Learning for using technology to help children decode print.
0. Best Children’s Web Site or Service — ­ Deep Brain Stimulation from Edheads for empowering children with a powerful, realistic simulation.
0. Best Music and Rhythm Product ­ — The Beatles Rock Band from Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. for setting a new standard in the rhythm-game genre, and helping to bridge the generation gap.
0. Best Computer Software ­ — World of Goo by 2D Boy and Brighter Minds Media for playfully introducing powerful scientific building concepts in a puzzle setting.
0. Best Title for the Nintendo DS or DSi — ­ Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box by Level-5, Inc. and published by Nintendo for offering children a quality problem solving experience.
0. Best Hardware or Peripheral Device for Kids — ­ iPod Touch (2009 Edition) from Apple for giving children access to thousands of affordable multi-touch experiences.
0. Best Informal Learning Experience — ­ SCRATCH v. 1.4 from the MIT Media Lab for effective use of public grant money to create a product that anyone can use at no cost.
0. Best Video Game for Kids — ­ LittleBigPlanet: Game of the Year Edition from Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. for playfully transforming a game console into a powerful creativity tool.
0. Best Virtual World — ­ Club Penguin by New Horizon Interactive for the Disney Interactive Media Group for continuing to innovate with new features and translation features.
0. Digital Pioneer for Kids ­ — Mitchel Resnick from the Lifelong Learning Group at the MIT Media Lab led the team that created the SCRATCH programming language, recognized as the individual that has made the largest impact on children¹s technology design.

“The KAPi Awards are designed to help us all take a bird’s eye view on the past year, and shine a spotlight on state-of-the art work,” said Warren Buckleitner, the Award Coordinator.

“So much of CES has its eye on the future, but the future builds on the great work of the past,” said Robin Raskin, founder of the Kids@Play Summit. “Our KAPi awards salute that sentiment.”
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How to make sense of what is going on in the world today?

Do you know of anyone who can?

So what do we do?

Watch and enjoy!

What ?

Find something that is good in the world, family, friends etc.

Love is quick to find the good in everything and every one. (JL)

Exercise, relax, drink the right amount of water and do take that inventory of what you value most in life.

Watch and enjoy 2010 has many surprises!

Does spelling really count?

A toast to you in 2010

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Best of Innovations award honorees feature the products with the most innovative design and engineering from across the CE industry,” said Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of CEA. “These products represent the spirit of innovation on display across the 2010 CES showfloor and we congratulate all the finalists for their design and engineering prowess.”

The Best of Innovations awards are given to the most honored products across 36 different categories, including the new software and online content categories of: electronic gaming software, online audio/video content delivery, online retail and social networks. Innovations honorees will be featured in the Innovations Showcase in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center at the 2010 International CES.

The Best of Innovations designation is awarded to products that earn the highest honors from a panel of judges, which include engineers, independent designers and journalists. Award honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, in the Venetian Ballroom of the Venetian.

The Best of Innovations honorees for 2010 are:

Product Category
Company
Product Name
Model Number
Manufacturer URL

Audio Accessories
Crystal Cable BV
Arabesque by Crystal Cable
www.crystalcable.com

Computer Hardware
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
ATI Radeon HD 5870
www.amd.com

Computer Peripherals
Dell, Inc.
Alienware TactX Keyboard
www.Dell.com/awards

Digital Imaging
Nikon, Inc.
Nikon COOLPIX S1000pj
S1000pj
www.nikon.com

Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology
Sanyo North America
eneloop Bike
CY-SPA600NA

http://sanyo.com

Headphones
Plantronics
Savi Office
www.plantronics.com

Health and Wellness
Sonic Innovations, Inc.
Sonic Touch hearing aid
www.sonici.com

High Performance Audio
Definitive Technology
Ultra-thin on-wall speaker Mythos XTR-50
www.definitivetech.com

Home Theater Speakers
Genesis Advanced Technologies
Genesis 7.1f
G7.1f
www.genesisloudspeakers.com

Integrated Home Systems
Control4
Control4 Operating System 2.0
C4-OS-2.0
www.control4.com

In-Vehicle Accessories
Ford Motor Company
Ford Work Solutions In-dash Computer
A9FCS-18800-BA
www.fordworksolutions.com

In-Vehicle Audio
Sirius XM Radio
XM SkyDock
XVSAP1V1
www.xmradio.com/skydock

In-Vehicle Control/OEM Integration
Fortin Electronic Systems
Chrysler Interface Module
EVO-CHR
www.fortinbypass.com

In-Vehicle Control/OEM Integration
Scosche Industries
GM25-SWM
www.scosche.com

In-Vehicle Navigation/Telematics/ITS
Rand McNally & Company
IntelliRoute® TND™ 500
www.randmcnally.com

In-Vehicle Video
Audiovox Corporation
Flo TV
ADVMMF1
www2.audiovox.com

Social Networks
MoSoNex LLC
MoSoNex Connect
www.mosonex.com

Personal Electronics
Directed Electronics
Viper SmartStart
VSS4000
www.directed.com

Portable Multimedia Accessories

Dual Electronics Corp.

GPS Navigation and Battery Cradle for iPod touch

XGPS300

www.GPSCradle.dualav.com

Wireless Handsets
Saygus, Inc.
Saygus V Phone
V1
www.saygus.com

For more information on the International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering awards, including photos and descriptions of all honorees, visit http://www.cesweb.org/awards/innovations/default.asp .

November 2009

Technology of the spirit: Today is the birthday of Sathya Sai Baba, the most remarkable spiritual teacher I have ever met. He has opened my heart in countless ways. A joy beam of love, light, wisdom and power in balance! A gift for us all. If you want to check out the technology of a spiritual quest check him out! No batteries required. So, if so inclined some places to visit:

h2hsai.org, radiosai.org, sathyasai.org, saicast.org

So watch and enjoy.

Windows 7 Is here.

We like the feel and speed of the Windows 7 operating system!

There are so many new PCs’ and Apples too to choose from.

Netbooks may well go away. How about a smart phone that connects to a Led display to do both phone and internet stuff with a light, flexible, lighted keyboard to do the job?

Oh well lets see what this holiday season brings as we enter the lost leader marathon shopping maze.

Check out Yurbuds Earbud Enhancers. Having worn them for many hours with little fatigue , we like them. They even have a way for you to get a perfect fit. www.Yurbuds.com

Why update; if you can there are a lot of great values in new computers?

With what seems to be a new and stable platform by Microsoft with new features worth checking into!

HOLIDAY SALES AND FORECAST, i-STAGE AND SIR KEN ROBINSON ROUND OUT DAY ONE AT CEA’S 2009 INDUSTRY FORUM

Consumer CE Holiday Spending to Increase; Regen Takes Home Top i-Stage Honors

Today is the birthday of Sathya Sai Baba, the most remarkable spiritual teacher I have ever met. He has opened my heart in countless ways. A joy beam of love, light, wisdom and power in balance! A gift for us all. If you want to check out the technology of a spiritual quest check him out! No batteries required. So, if so inclined some places to visit: h2hsai.org, radiosai.org, sathyasai.org, saicast.org So watch and enjoy.

Phoenix, AZ., October 20, 2009 – The definitive CE holiday sales forecast, the second annual i-Stage competition and a luncheon keynote by Sir Ken Robinson, acclaimed innovator and author, were among the hot happenings on Day One of the 2009 Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® Industry Forum. Designed to connect, educate and inform consumer technology professionals, CEA’s 2009 Industry Forum runs through Wednesday, October 21 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Shawn DuBravac, CEA’s chief economist and director of research and Steve Koenig, CEA’s director of industry analysis, kicked off the Industry Forum’s programming with the popular Holiday Sales and Forecast presentation. DuBravac began with an economic overview and outlook, noting that despite a difficult year there are signs of optimism for the holidays.

Koenig announced CEA’s research finding that consumers plan to spend more on consumer electronics this holiday season as technology plays a main role in holiday gift budgets. CEA found that consumers plan to spend an average of $222 on CE this holiday, a gain of eight percent over last year. The 16th Annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns study tracks CE devices consumers intend to give as gifts, as well as those they hope to receive. Consumer electronics comprise four of the top 10 items on adults’ holiday gift wish list, with computers and video games ranking two and three respectively, behind clothing.

“There are signs of optimism in our holiday forecast,” said DuBravac. “As the holiday approaches, consumer appetite for technology highlights the resiliency of the tech sector.”

Immediately following the Holiday Sales and Forecast presentation, CEA launched its second annual i-Stage competition where eleven finalists unveiled their products before a live audience and expert judges. Regen, the light powered personal and home electronics company, took the top prize for its ReNu personal solar power generation and storage system. Central to the ReNu system is the ReNu panel, a freestanding power module containing solar cells, a rechargeable battery and an intelligent user interface. The panel can be hung or placed in direct light to capture energy. When replenished by sunlight, a user can drop a ReNu panel into one of a series of Regen extensions to utilize the energy they have created.

As the winner, Regen will receive $40,000 dollars, a turn-key exhibit at the 2010 International CES®, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow and the option of a booth at CES Unveiled in New York or Las Vegas. Regen was also chosen by the audience as the Fan Favorite and took home a bonus $2,500.

In addition, EnTourage Systems, Inc. placed second in the competition with its eDGe™ product and was awarded $7,500, as well as the option of a booth at CES Unveiled in New York or Las Vegas. The enTourage eDGe is the world’s first dualbook, combining the functions of an e-reader, netbook, notepad, and audio/video recorder and player in one.

Sir Ken Robinson, acclaimed innovator and author of the book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, addressed attendees during a luncheon keynote Monday afternoon. Robinson began by stating that imagination is the only thing that sets us apart and that we spend most of our lives suppressing it. He went on to tell the crowded room that in order to achieve success both professionally and personally that we cannot be afraid of making mistakes and must embrace the unknown of our imagination in the search of innovation. “We must make innovation a habit, not an accident and to do that we need to challenge the things we take for granted.”

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources. He works with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations.

Highlights for Tuesday’s Industry Forum will include: Economic Outlook-The Economy in CE Terms, CEA’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon Keynote with Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder, president and CEO, NVIDIA Corporation and The CE Hall of Fame Dinner where new inductees will be honored for their historic contributions to the consumer electronics industry. A full list of inductees can be found here.

For more information on CEA and the 2009 CEA Industry Forum, visit www.CE.org.

We recommend for Books:

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s

at: www.hayhouse.com

Excuses Begone!

Check out the movie : The Shift!

………………………………………………..

So where is the Land in The Sky? When you find out do visit!

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Here’s a number worth putting in your cell phone, or your home phone speed dial:
1-800-goog411 or 1-800-466-4411.

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Why do we like Dish Network for our Entertainment, Educational and TV viewing pleasure?

When we first started using the VIP 722 receiver our LCD Display jumped alive with 3D like images.

When travel may be limited by perhaps high gas prices we can travel the world and connect through Dish networks services.

Yes we have been happy with Dish and the dual receiver capabilities lets us view TV on two set saving $

The high-definition DuoDVR™ ViP® 722 has all of the features of the DuoDVR™ ViP® 622 DVR, but with even more recording capacity. And like the DuoDVR™ ViP® 622 DVR receiver

• TV1 viewing location

• Connect to an HDTV to view SD and HD DISH Network

programming and HD over the air digital broadcasts

• Supports four output resolutions: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080p

- SD content is upconverted for use with HD outputs

- HD content is downconverted for use with SD outputs

• TV2 viewing location

• Connect to an SDTV to view SD and down-converted

HD programming

- RCA-type audio/video outputs and an Agile modulated

output to distribute programming to a remote TV location

• Output resolution is 480i

• Two satellite tuners allow you to select from two viewing options

• Single Mode: Picture-In-Picture (PIP) available on any TV, watch/record two live programs, record two live programs,

record two live programs while watching a pre-recorded program

• Dual Mode: Independently view and record programming on two televisions

So go for Dish and enjoy the journey!

The best is getting better.

*****

It looks like Pinnacle did it again!

Pinnacle Studio 12 Named Best Product of the Year

Selected as Best Introductory Editing Software by Videomaker Magazine

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 11, 2009 – Pinnacle Systems, Inc., the consumer division of Avid Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID), today announced that Pinnacle Studio™ version 12, its market-leading consumer video editing software, is the recipient of Videomaker Magazine’s prestigious 2008 Product of the Year Award. Videomaker, the industry’s leading publication for videographers and video enthusiasts, will feature Pinnacle Studio as “The Best Introductory Editing Software” in its February 2009 issue.

$ Saving tips!

Here’s a number worth putting in your cell phone, or your home phone speed dial:
1-800-goog411 or 1-800-466-4411.

This is an awesome service from Google, and it’s free and great when you are on the road.

Don’t waste your money on information calls and don’t waste your time manually dialing the number.

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International CTIA WIRELESS 2009® Announces E-Tech Award Winners

April 2, 2009

More than 40,000 combined text and online votes for Best in Show award

LAS VEGAS, NV — From applications and accessories to enterprise networks and green practices, the winners of the 4thAnnual CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards were announced today in a ceremony honoring the best innovations in wireless. International CTIA WIRELESS 2009® is the premiere event for the global wireless industry and runs through April 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Taking this year’s Best in Show award is Top Global for its 3G UFO Personal Hotspot, which provides instant mobile access to the Internet. The winner of this prestigious award was determined by more than 40,000 combined online and text votes submitted by CTIA show attendees and wireless industry professionals. iLoopMobile and OpenMarket provided text-voting capabilities for this year’s program.

“It’s a privilege to win this award and we appreciate the support of the people who voted for us,” said Alan Zhen Zhou, president and CTO of Top Global. “We spent a lot of effort developing this cutting edge product using Gobi™ technology from Qualcomm, which allowed us to design one product for the global marketplace.”

The CTIA Emerging Technology Awards program is designed to give industry recognition and exposure to the best wireless products and services in the areas of mobile consumer electronics and applications; enterprise and vertical market technology; 4G and network infrastructure; and environmentally friendly hardware and services. Nearly 300 applications were submitted in 18 categories and reviewed by a panel of 30 recognized members of the media, industry analysts and executives. Products were judged on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall “wow” factor. Award submissions are on display in the E-Tech Awards Showcase, located in the South Hall, Booth 114.

“With a broad spectrum of categories, ranging from consumer to enterprise to wireless health and energy applications, the E-Tech awards are an indicator of the phenomenal innovation taking place in the wireless industry,” said Robert Mesirow, vice president and show director for CTIA. “We received a great response to the online and text voting campaigns for Best in Show and extend our congratulations to all of today’s winners.”

The 2009 E-tech Award winners in each category are:

4G – Service Creation & Development
First: Harris Stratex Networks, Inc., Wireless IP Services API
Second: Anritsu Company, MD8430A Signalling Tester
Third Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent 8661 Directory Server

4G – Service Management
First: Openet, Openet’s Fair Usage solution
Second: FusionOne, FusionOne’s Handset Transfer Solution
Third: Motorola, Inc., Motorola LTE Self Organizing Networks (SON) Solution

Enterprise & Vertical – General Business Solution
First: Sprint, TeleNav Vehicle Manager™ from Sprint
Second: Intuit, Intuit GoPayment
Third: Qualcomm, Gobi2000™

Enterprise & Vertical – Healthcare Solution
First: iVisit, iVisit RX
Second: Pansonic Computer Solutions Company, The Panasonic Toughbook H1

Enterprise & Vertical – Energy or Utility Solution
First: Aeris Communications & Kyocera Wireless, Aeris AerCommand

Green – Consumer Applications to Promote Green Practices
First: ViralMesh, shopgreen
Second: Nokia, Nokia Carbon Calculator

Green – Consumer Hardware
First: Motorola Inc., MOTO™ W233 Renew
Second: Suntrica, Suntrica’s Solar-Powered Chargers
Third: USA Wireless Solutions, Biodegradable RPET Packaging by Innovative Plastech and USAWS

Green – Green Network Hardware and Infrastructure
First: Nokia Siemens Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Station
Second: VNL, VNL’s WorldGSM Solar-powered GSM Base Station
Third: Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent Sustainable Power Solution

Mobile Applications & Widgets – Healthcare/Public Safety/ Transportation/ Public Services
First: Rave Wireless, Rave Guardian
Second: WeatherBug, WeatherBug Protect
Third: OnStar, OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown

Mobile Applications & Widgets – Mobile Entertainment/Social Networking
First: FusionOne, FusionOne Network Address Book
Second: MobiTV, Mobi4Biz
Third: Intercasting Corporation, Intercasting’s ANTHEM 2.0

Mobile Applications & Widgets – Mobile Marketing/Mobile Advertising
First: Greystripe, GS.Rich Media Ad Formats
Second: Alcatel-Lucent, Mobile Enhanced Reality
Third: FeedHenry, FeedHenry – the Complete Widget Services Platform

Mobile Applications & Widgets – Mobile Payments
First: Sybase 365, mpass
Second: First Data, First Data® GO-Tag™ Solution
Third: Vesta Corporation, OneButton Top-Up

Mobile Applications & Widgets – Pro-sumer/Business Productivity
First: Cisco, WebEx Meeting Center
Second: Nuance Communications, Nuance Voice Control (NVC) 2.0
Third: Expert System, COGITO Answers

Mobile CE – Accessory
First: AnyDATA, APT-210D
Second: Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung MBP-200
Third: Parrot Inc., Parrot MKi9200

Mobile CE – Fashion & Lifestyle Products
First: Novatel Wireless, Novatel Wireless MiFi 2352 Intelligent Mobile HotSpot
Second: PowerFilm Inc., USB + AA solar charger
Third: Zeebo Inc., Zeebo

Mobile CE – Phone/Smartphone
First: HTC America, HTC Touch Pro2
Second: Research in Motion, BlackBerry Curve 8900 Smartphone
Third: Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung Memoir™

Network Infrastructure – In-Building/Local Area Network Solution
First: Motorola Inc., Motorola’s CDMA 9100 Series KeepMeConnected Femtocell
Second: Qualcomm, Femtocell Station Modem™ (FSM™) chipsets
Third: Agito Networks, Agito Networks RoamAnywhere™ Mobility Router™

Network Infrastructure – Wide Area Network
First: Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent Software-defined Multi-technology Architecture (SMA) for 4G Evolution of CDMA RAN
Second: Nokia Siemens Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Station
Third: Fujitsu Network Communications, BroadOne™ LS LTE eNodeB

About International CTIA WIRELESS 2009®
As the largest wireless show in the world representing a $1 trillion global industry, International CTIA WIRELESS brings together all industries advanced by wireless technology for three days of intense learning and networking. Visit www.ctiashow.com.

Nab is coming soon!

Ustream.com has some really good content.

March, 2009

Why do we like Dish Network for our Entertainment, Educational and TV viewing pleasure?

When we first started using the VIP 722 receiver our LCD Display jumped alive with 3D like images.

When travel may be limited by perhaps high gas prices we can travel the world and connect through Dish networks services.

Yes we have been happy with Dish and the dual receiver capabilities lets us view TV on two set saving $

The high-definition DuoDVR™ ViP® 722 has all of the features of the DuoDVR™ ViP® 622 DVR, but with even more recording capacity. And like the DuoDVR™ ViP® 622 DVR receiver

• TV1 viewing location

• Connect to an HDTV to view SD and HD DISH Network

programming and HD over the air digital broadcasts

• Supports four output resolutions: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080p

- SD content is upconverted for use with HD outputs

- HD content is downconverted for use with SD outputs

• TV2 viewing location

• Connect to an SDTV to view SD and down-converted

HD programming

- RCA-type audio/video outputs and an Agile modulated

output to distribute programming to a remote TV location

• Output resolution is 480i

• Two satellite tuners allow you to select from two viewing options

• Single Mode: Picture-In-Picture (PIP) available on any TV, watch/record two live programs, record two live programs,

record two live programs while watching a pre-recorded program

• Dual Mode: Independently view and record programming on two televisions

So go for Dish and enjoy the journey!

The best is getting better.

*****

Event: 2009 Media Summit • New York
Date: March 18-19, 2009
Location: McGraw-Hill Building, New York City
Expected Attendance: One Thousand Top Tier Executives in the Media, Entertainment and Technology Industries

March, 2009

Why do we like Dish Network for our Entertainment, Educational and TV viewing pleasure?

When we first started using the VIP 722 receiver our LCD Display jumped alive with 3D like images.

When travel may be limited by perhaps high gas prices we can travel the world and connect through Dish networks services.

Yes we have been happy with Dish and the dual receiver capabilities lets us view TV on two set saving $ $$

The high-definition DuoDVR™ ViP® 722 has all of the features of the DuoDVR™ ViP® 622 DVR, but with even more recording capacity. And like the DuoDVR™ ViP® 622 DVR receiver

• TV1 viewing location

• Connect to an HDTV to view SD and HD DISH Network

Programming and HD over the air digital broadcasts

• Supports four output resolutions: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080p

- SD content is upconverted for use with HD outputs

- HD content is downconverted for use with SD outputs

• TV2 viewing location

• Connect to an SDTV to view SD and down-converted

HD programming

- RCA-type audio/video outputs and an Agile modulated

output to distribute programming to a remote TV location

• Output resolution is 480i

• Two satellite tuners allow you to select from two viewing options

• Single Mode: Picture-In-Picture (PIP) available on any TV, watch/record two live programs, record two live programs,

record two live programs while watching a pre-recorded program

• Dual Mode: Independently view and record programming on two televisions

So go for Dish and enjoy the journey!

*****

February, 2009

2009 Nominees

Below is the list of nominees for the 2009 TOTY Awards divided by main toy categories. All nominated toys were chosen by an elite committee comprised of toy industry insiders including: major toy retailers, toy inventors, toy trade journalists and academicians.

INFANT/PRESCHOOL TOY OF THE YEAR
KOTA THE TRICERATOPS – Hasbro
Tink’s Talking Café – Jakks Pacific
Giddyip ‘N Go Pony – Little Tikes
50′s Diner – The Step2 Company
Sit to Stand Alphabet Train – Vtech
Elmo Live – Fisher-Price, Inc.
Laugh & Learn Smart Bounce & Spin Pony – Fisher-Price, Inc.

GIRL TOY OF THE YEAR
Pretty Pedicure Salon – Creativity for Kids/Faber-Castell USA
Barbie iDesign Ultimate Stylist Cards and CD-ROM – Mattel
Mrs. Goodbee Talking Dollhouse – Learning Curve Brands, Inc.
Disney Hannah Montana’s Malibu Beach House – Play Along
Playmobil Horse Farm – Playmobil USA, Inc.
Clickables Fairy Charms Starter Set – Techno Source

BOY TOY OF THE YEAR
Handy Manny 2-in-1 Transforming Tool Truck – Fisher-Price, Inc.
NERF N-STRIKE VULCAN EBF-25 – Hasbro
EyeClops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles – Jakks Pacific
Legends: King Arthur Battle Action Castle – MEGA Brands
Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig – Sprig Toys
Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro – Spin Master
Bakugan Battle Brawlers Battle Pack Series 1 Spheres – Spin Master

GAME OF THE YEAR
Bananagrams LLC – Bananagrams
Haunted Ruins 3-D Adventures Pop-Up Board Game – Basic Concepts
The Cat in the Hat, I Can Do That! – I Can Do That! Games
MONOPOLY HERE & NOW: THE WORLD EDITION – Hasbro Games
PICTUREKA! – Hasbro Games
Rush Hour –ThinkFun Inc.
Zingo! –ThinkFun Inc.

OUTDOOR TOY OF THE YEAR
Crayola 3D Sidewalk Chalk – Crayola
Power Wheels A.T. Rex – Fisher-Price, Inc.
Cosmic Keep Away – Hasbro
Fropper – International Playthings
Junk Ball – Little Kids Inc
Backyard Safari Bug Vacuum – Summit Products, LLC
Banzai Skim Board Surfer – Toy Quest

EDUCATIONAL TOY OF THE YEAR
Computer Cool School™ – Fisher-Price, Inc.
Idbids Eco-friendly Starter Kit – Idbids LLC
LeapFrog TAG Reading System – LeapFrog
Zillions Touch Screen ATM – Summit Products, LLC
V-Motion Active Learning System – Vtech
Discovery Kids Smart Animals Scanopedia – Jakks Pacific
EyeClops BioniCam – Jakks Pacific

ACTIVITY TOY OF THE YEAR
Crayola Color Wonder Magic Brush – Crayola
Clipo Creativity Table – Hasbro
Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker – Jakks Pacific
StarWars AT-TE Walker – LEGO Systems, Inc.
Circus Ring – Playmobil USA, Inc.
Pixos Super Studio– Spin Master
KidiArt Studio – Vtech

ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT TOY OF THE YEAR
Ultimate Wall-E Programmable Remote Control Robot– Disney
Fisher Price Imaginext Spike, the Ultra Dinosaur – Fisher-Price, Inc.
Fur Real Friends Biscuit My Lovin Pup – Hasbro
U-Dance – Tiger Electronics
KidiJamz Studio – Vtech
RS Tri-bot – WowWee

MOST INNOVATIVE TOY OF THE YEAR\
The Pieceless Puzzle- Ceaco
Fisher Price Imaginext Spike, the Ultra Dinosaur – Fisher-Price, Inc.
KOTA THE TRICERATOPS – Hasbro
EyeClops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles – Jakks Pacific
Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig – Sprig Toys
Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro – Spin Master
Bakugan Battle Brawlers Battle Pack Series 1 Spheres – Spin Master

SPECIALTY TOY OF THE YEAR
Deglingos – All New Materials
Create Your Own Pop-Up Books – Creativity for Kids/Faber-Castell USA
18″ Fancy Nancy Cloth Doll – Alexander Doll
Totem Boys/Girls from Kids on Roof – Kids on Roof
Circus Ring– Playmobil USA, Inc.
Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig – Sprig Toys
Wind Power – Thames & Kosmos

PROPERTY OF THE YEAR
Barbie– Mattel
Fancy Nancy– Harper Collins
Star Wars The Clone Wars– LucasArts Entertainment
Disney Fairies – Disney
Disney’s Handy Manny – Disney
Bakugan – Cartoon Network
Yo Gabba Gabba – Wild Brain

January 2009

It looks like Pinnacle did it again!

Pinnacle Studio 12 Named Best Product of the Year

Selected as Best Introductory Editing Software by Videomaker Magazine

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 11, 2009 – Pinnacle Systems, Inc., the consumer division of Avid Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID), today announced that Pinnacle Studio™ version 12, its market-leading consumer video editing software, is the recipient of Videomaker Magazine’s prestigious 2008 Product of the Year Award. Videomaker, the industry’s leading publication for videographers and video enthusiasts, will feature Pinnacle Studio as “The Best Introductory Editing Software” in its February 2009 issue.

$ Saving tips!

Here’s a number worth putting in your cell phone, or your home phone speed dial:
1-800-goog411 or 1-800-466-4411.

This is an awesome service from Google, and it’s free and great when you are on the road.

Don’t waste your money on information calls and don’t waste your time manually dialing the number.

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Granny Annies Childerns’ Digital Toy suggestions for 2009

We recommend Visit: www.drtoys.com

January 23, 2009
I was very fortunate to cover the CES show in Las Vegas which was from Jan6 -11.. My focus was on kids and seniors, since I am involved with both .
There was a whole day involving senior advances in technology and a whole day about kids called,“Kids At Play, Building a smarter world.”

Lets start with kids. My interest because I have 6 grandchildren ranging from 4 to 2. Five grandsons and one granddaughter,,,, What fun they are and I want to keep them safe on the net and happy and well educated, One of the fun things I found out about was KidZui,the internet for kids. My children did not know about this website…It’s for children from 3-12 and you don’t have to worry about anything inappropriate on there. Just go on line, where there is a free download, and then all your kids have is lots of fun and the parents have no worries….It’s a game and teaching channel, and your kids will not be bored, You can always look in to see what there up to and check their progress..

Another kids site is PBS Kids play, run on broadband. They have Thomas and friends 3-6. Three levels of play and you can track the child’s progress. Bob the Builder, green building dealing with safety issues. Curious George, about water displacement, density, weight and a lot of scientific concepts. Also, about how virtual veggies grow…

Digital Blue, is another interactive electronics creative play…There’s a night vision digital video camera, a U’turn digital camera, lego-mp3 boom boxes, cameras, media players that are made with Lego’s..

Another website is Jump Start, 3Dvirtual world for kids. Kidthing is another website with places like Senario,Elf Island-virtual world for kids 8-12. What they play.com Nature of content of what kids are playing, Then there’s Cartoon Network.com where you can create new games and places.

All in all it was a very enjoyable and informative time for me and I am glad that my grandchildren have a lot of safe places to go to on the net and are free to learn and enjoy and enhance their lives.

Granny Annie Toy Tips;

Leapster.2 seems to be one of the hottest learning electronic toys on the market.
It’s a hand held toy-a learning tool- with inserted cartridges with games and learning lessons.
Fisher-Price Fun-2-Learn Computer Cool School- is also favored by kids and highly rated by adults. What a wonderful way to learn. Insert different CD’s into different world’s. Diego, Dora, music, science, art. Whatever the child is interested in.
The hottest electronic toy is Wii | Nintendo Console + Wii Sports , It is for the whole family, adults and kids. With all kinds of games and learning tools it plugs into your computer or big screen TV. Everyone can play together and have so much fun.
All these toys make learning easy and fun and keep the kids busy and happy learning. Sometimes they even forget to talk to their Granny.

email Anne: Anne@awesumtech.com

Anne Miller, Reporter/Analyst

Anne Miller, Reporter/Analyst

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December, 2008

By Andy Marken

Photos grab moment.

Videos/movies tell stories.

The challenge is to figure out which one the market will want (or get) in the next 3, 5, 10 years.

That sorta sums up the annual information-rich 6Sight Conference in Monterey, CA.

Today, nearly every camera shoots video and every camcorder shoots video.

The two devices coexist in the consumer market. In the professional and prosumer markets there are clear distinctions.

Paul Worthington, moderator and FutureImage analyst, set the stage by noting that video is the most powerful communications tool available. Anyone can access the tools to capture, view, distribute high quality video.

He said good VGA content can be captured with cameras, camcorders and even camphones but few people do anything more than file it…somewhere.

Tanguy Leborgne, VP of worldwide marketing for Pinnacle, made a distinction between photos and videos.

“Photos capture a moment, videos tell a story – HD on the TV screen or VGA on YouTube,” he noted.

People want to tell their story,” he continued, “but non-professionals don’t have the training or self-discipline to think through, begin and end the story.”

He noted it’s not a daunting task but the thought and flow functions are foreign to average users.

“Our task as hardware and software providers is to help them break hurdles and help them produce really interesting videos,” he added. “They may never produce a Hollywood spectacular but at least they will be movies for their family, their church, their school, their neighbors that they can be proud of. When they do that…we make the world a more beautiful place.”

During the dinner reception at the Monterey Aquarium, Alexis Gerard (founder of Future Image) noted that the content industry is growing in both depth and breadth.

“There are some outstanding solutions being introduced for professional and prosumer photographers and videographers,” he commented. “But the real excitement is the rapid improvement of and merging of imaging and communications technologies that is being put into use by normal people around the globe.

“Photos and videos are really the universal language that make ideas and things easy to understand no matter where you work, live or relax,” he added.

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November, 2008

Pinnacle Cites Benefits of Moving Aging Videotapes to DVD

with Easy, Low-cost Dazzle DVD Recorder

Transfers VHS Movies/TV Shows Directly to DVD—

No Technical Skills Required

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., November 7, 2008 – Pinnacle Systems, Inc., the consumer division of Avid Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID), today announced how even a novice can use Dazzle® DVD Recorder to preserve the quality of their video tapes by transferring them to DVD. Available for less than US$50.00, Dazzle DVD Recorder is a portable USB 2.0 video capture device that is bundled with Pinnacle Instant DVD Recorder software. With the plug and play simplicity of its hardware and the software step-by step guide, copying home movies from almost any video device to DVD has never been easier or faster.

These features and the low cost make Dazzle DVD Recorder the ideal solution for consumers who want to safeguard their videotaped memories on DVD but are not interested in editing them. All of the complexities have been eliminated so they don’t have to worry about video capture cards, going into the operating system, or even opening the computer case.

Instantly recognized when connected to a PC USB port, the external Dazzle device can transfer video and audio signals from any analog source such as VHS tapes, analog camcorders, set-top boxes or VCRs using the RCA (Composite) or S-Video video inputs.

Once connected, Pinnacle Instant DVD Recorder software enables users to easily make an exact copy of the source video directly to a DVD. The software automatically adds DVD menus and chapter points for simple navigation. With the ability to record videos directly to DVD without copying to a hard drive, users don’t have to wait while video files are first stored on their hard drive and there are no extra files to manage or delete.

DVD, the most widely used standard for delivering digital video, offers a number of key advantages over VHS, a technology that is quickly becoming obsolete:

* VHS tapes degrade with each use, DVDs don’t.

* VHS quality degrades in about 10 to 15 years, even if the tapes are not played. DVD image and sound quality can last for decades.

* DVDs can be played on most DVD players–they can be enjoyed at home on a large-screen TV or when traveling on a laptop.

* In addition, since most people are replacing their VCRs with DVD players, a DVD is easier to share with friends and family.

“Beginners like Dazzle DVD Recorder because they aren’t intimidated by it,” said Tanguy Leborgne, Pinnacle Systems Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “The software guides them from start to finish. And,” he added, “at less than $50, it quickly pays for itself with just a few conversions.”

Pricing and Availability
Pinnacle Systems Dazzle DVD Recorder can be used with Windows XP (SP 2 or higher) or Windows Vista (32-bit) systems. Available through leading retailers, online resellers and the Pinnacle Systems estore, Dazzle DVD Recorder has a suggested retail price of US$49.99.

For consumers who also want to edit their videos and share them on portable devices and on the Internet, Pinnacle Systems offers Dazzle Video Creator Plus. In addition to the Pinnacle Instant DVD Recorder software, Dazzle Video Creator Plus includes the award-winning Pinnacle Studio™ video editing software with its exclusive Pinnacle Montage feature, the ability to export to Apple® iPods®, Sony® PSPs® and direct upload to YouTube™.

For more information, visit www.pinnaclesys.com.

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November, 2008

“These Best of 2009 Innovations award honorees represent the most inventive design and engineering-focused consumer technology products available on the market today,” said Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of CEA. “It’s a testament to our industry that the CES Innovations awards program continues to expand and grow, with new technologies and new innovators emerging each year. We look forward to showcasing these products to all attendees at the 2009 International CES.”

The Best of Innovations awards are given to the most honored products from across 34 different categories. Innovations honorees will be featured in the Innovations Showcase at the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian at the 2009 International CES.

The Best of Innovations designation is awarded to products that earn the highest honors from the panel of judges, which include engineers, independent designers and journalists. These “best of the best” products will be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, in the Marco Polo Ballroom at the Sands/Venetian.

The Best of Innovations honorees for 2009 are:

Product Category

Company

Product/Service Name

Model Number

Company URL

Audio Accessories

Furutech Company Ltd.

Piezo Ceramic Connectors Series

F1-50 Series

www.furutech.com

Audio Components

Harman Kardon

Harman Kardon® AVR 7550HD 7.2-Channel Audio/Video Receiver

www.harmankardon.com

Computer Hardware

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP TouchSmart Desktop PC

HP TouchSmart IQ506

www.hp.com/touchsmart

Computer Hardware

Whipsaw Inc.

Zero Client Computer

www.panologic.com

Computer Peripherals

Lenovo

ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive

www.lenovo.com

Digital Imaging

Sony Electronics Inc.

Sony Cyber-shot T700 Digital Camera

DSC-T700

www.sony.com

Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology

4home, Inc.

4Home Energy

EM-3200

www.4home.com

Enabling Technologies

Staccato Communications

Ripcord2TM

SC4500C

www.staccatocommunications.com

Headphones

Psyko Audio Labs Inc

Psyko 5.1 Headphones

www.psykoaudio.com

Health and Wellness

Fitbit, Inc.

Fitbit Tracker

www.fitbit.com

High Performance Audio

Pathos Acoustics

Adrenalin mono power amplifier

www.pathosacoustics.com

Home Appliances

LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics Steam Laundry Pair: SteamWasherTM with AllergieneTM Cycle and SteamDryer

WM3001H_A

www.lgusa.com

Integrated Home Systems

AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.

AVerMedia EB1704HB WiFi-4 CMOS

www.avermedia-usa.com/surveillance

Multi-Room Audio/Video

Belkin International, Inc.

FlyWire

AV69003

www.belkin.com

Personal Electronics

Sendero Group

Code Factory Mobile Geo

www.codefactory.es

Portable Multimedia Accessories

JWIN Electronics Corporation

i1166

www.jwin.com

Portable Power

Callpod, Inc.

ChargepodV2

V2UA-0001

www.callpod.com

Video Displays

Samsung Semiconductor

Samsung 46-inch Super Narrow Bezel LCD Digital Information Display

LTI460AA04

www.samsung.com

As of November 7, 2008

For more information on the International CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering awards, including photos and descriptions of all honorees, visit www.CESweb.org/awards/innovations/default.asp .

Thoughts before buying that new Digital Gadgets, software product or services!

Rebates, sales, specials, refurbished, closeouts, lost leaders promotions; real or hype?

Thoughts before you buy that new must have?

Whenever you consider a purchase of tech stuff it is good to Ask Yourself the following?

How will this gadget, software, hard ware add to my, our, quality of life.

Is this a necessary choice or just a passing impulse purchase?

What is the cost, in money, time, to purchase, to install, to maintain to replace this purchase?

Notice how there is always upgrades to software and services.

Who has owned it or reliably reviewed it and what their takes on the product or service?

What are the warranties or return policies?

What are the emotions that are prompting this acquisition?

Yes there is a hidden cost of ownership beyond the purchase price.

Rebates are baites to promote sales. Hey are we likely to send in the rebate in time with all the requirements or do we usually just forget to follow thru?

If we do the stuff required to get the rebaites great if not don’t count on it as a savings?

Most people don’t follow through so ask yourself if this is a real saving or just sale baite?

So ask yourself? And listen!

Jack (out of the box) Lenchiner, Technology Editor for Editor@awesumtech.com

Also visit

http://insidehoops.com see off the court, Technology.

November, 2008

CES New York Press Preview featuring CES Unveiled@NY

November 11, 2008
The Metropolitan Pavilion
New York, NY

Hear the latest CES news and learn about new technology trends at the CES New York Press Preview. Get a sneak peek of the products that will be on display in Las Vegas in January and also may turn consumer heads this holiday season. REGISTER for the CES New York Press Preview now.

* 3:30-4 p.m.: CEA Market Research Presentation on Holiday Sales and End-of-Year Trend Analysis for media and analysts only
* 4-5 p.m.: 2008 International CES Press Conference with Best of Innovations (BOI) Awards Announcement for media, analysts and BOI honorees only
* 5-8 p.m.: CES Unveiled Networking Reception for media, sponsors, exhibitors, retailers, industry partners and CEA members

Exhibitors*

3Degrees
3M
Aliph
AMD
Audiovox Corp.
Burton Technologies LLC
BloomingBuds
Cernium Corp.
Digital Downtown
Dish Network

The GSM Association
HDMI Licensing Inc.
iHearSafe LLC
Lutron Electronics
MotorolaNavigon
Newber
ooma
Optoma Technology Inc.
Oregon Scientific
Parrot Inc.
Planet Metrics
PUCC
Samsung Telecommunications America
Sling Media Inc.
S1 Audio
Universal Remote Control
Zoombak

*Check back often. Updates made weekly.

2009 State of the Industry Address

Steve Koenig
CEA Industry Analysis Director

Shawn DuBravac
CEA Economist
Presented by Steve Koenig , director, industry analysis, CEA; Shawn DuBravac, economist, CEA
2-3 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The Venetian, Bellini 2105

Attend this presentation by CEA analysts to gain an understanding of the business trends, market forces and consumer dynamics behind the technology on display at the 2009 International CES.

Global CE Market Trends

Tim Herbert
CEA Maret Research
Senior Director
Presented by Tim Herbert, senior director, market research, CEA
3-4 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The Venetian, Bellini 2105

Worldwide revenue for consumer electronics (CE) is expected to cross the $700 billion mark in 2009, according to data compiled jointly by CEA and GfK. Countries with fast growing economies and large emerging middle classes, such as the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), will lead the way in new CE revenue growth. This session will provide a comprehensive look at global CE market trends.

2008

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NABShow
April 17–23, 2009 • Las Vegas, Nev.
The NAB Show has evolved over the last eight decades to continually lead this ever-changing industry. And while the solutions at your fingertips have changed to keep pace with consumer lifestyles, habits and technologies, your aspirations to produce and deliver memorable content have remained consistent. From conception through distribution, the NAB Show has proudly served as the incubator for excellence – helping to breathe life into content everywhere.

http://www.nabshow.com

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Through hands-on, interactive learning delivered by media pioneers, visionaries, digital celebrities and pixel gurus, the NAB Show’s premiere collection of educational programs offers the know-how needed to succeed.

Get solutions and find opportunities… relevant to the primary business challenges you face today and are planning for tomorrow:

* Re-purpose content to grow profits and generate new revenue streams
* Produce or deliver content in high definition or 3D
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See yourself here.

Last year from April 11to17, 2008

NAB Education Foundation Launches Online Broadcast Career Center Search broadcast-related job listings and post your resume free of charge at NABEF’s online career center. Recently upgraded, the center allows employers to post job openings and identify qualified applicants, while job seekers look for new opportunities in broadcasting.

NAB Show — Where Content Comes to Life The NAB Show is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the development, management and delivery of content. The 2008 NAB Show will present more than 550 educational events, keynotes and sessions as well as an extensive exposition featuring more than 1,600 companies showcasing the latest in cutting-edge technology and content.

This year’s show headline leading content professionals including Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, “Lost” executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, “CSI” creator Anthony Zuiker, “Pushing Daisies” director and executive producer Barry Sonnenfeld, Six Flags President and CEO Mark Shapiro, and best-selling author Alvin Toffler. Also speaking will be FCC commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Deborah Taylor Tate.

The NAB Show will take place April 11 to 17, 2008, in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 14). For complete details on the Show and to register, go to www.nabshow.com.

TOP BROADCASTERS TO RECRUIT JOB SEEKERS AT NAB SHOW CAREER FAIR WASHINGTON, DC — The NAB Education Foundation will host Career Day at the Hilton Hotel, Wednesday, April 16 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Sponsored by Emmis Communications, Edge Technology Services and Tandberg, Career Day will allow students and entry-level job seekers to meet with industry professionals from top broadcast and media companies. The fair, held in conjunction with the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) annual conventions, will provide over 1,500 attendees the opportunity to network with professionals in the broadcasting industry. Executives from over 60 companies, including Bonneville International, Emmis Communications, Edge Technology, Univision and CBS will discuss job openings and internships available in accounting, sales, news, production and engineering.

The fair also features a panel session, where job seekers will learn the tools necessary for career advancement in broadcasting. “This is the largest broadcasting career fair in the country,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. “For job seekers considering opportunities in radio and television, this is a must attend event.” “We are looking forward to co-hosting Career Day,” said RTNDA Vice President of Conventions & Special Projects Rick Osmanski. “We believe the fair plays an important role in our commitment to achieving diversity in the newsroom through developing news content and editorial staffs that reflect the changing face of America.” “The events featured at the career fair will advance job prospects for numerous attendees,” said BEA Executive Director Heather Birks. “This is the perfect forum for future broadcasters to learn every tool possible to succeed in the business.”

The annual career fair is part of NABEF’s commitment to promoting diversity in the broadcast workplace. Admission is open to both registrants and non-registrants of the NAB Show. Attendees may also register on-site. Interested applicants can contact Karen Hunter at khunter@nab.org, or click here for additional career fair information.

About the NAB Show The NAB Show will take place April 11 – 17, 2008 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 14). It is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all mediums. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com. Online registration is now available for news media reporters interested in covering the NAB Show. Click here for additional information.

About NABEF The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy and timely broadcasting issues.

About NAB The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.

123rd AES Convention
The Javits Center
New York, NY, USA
Friday October 5 – Monday October 8, 2007

From October 5 to 8, 2007, the AES Convention will return to New York City for what is gearing up to be another record-breaking event. It will be held at the Javits Center in Manhattan where you will have easy access to all of the cultural and business opportunities in the “Big Apple”.

SATCON EXPO, OCTOBER 10, 11, 2007 at Omni Birkshire Place Hotel inNew York City
www.satconexpo.com

interop New york October 22-26 Jacob K Javits Convention Center
The businessTechnology Event
www.interop.com

CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2007 took place October 23-25 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation, will kick off the show with the opening day keynote address on Tuesday, October 23 at 9:00 a.m. in his second CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment appearance. Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder and vice president of engineering at Facebook, will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:00 a.m.

September 28, 2007 Digital Life Which opened Thursday started of with a bang With a press conference by Gateway showing there latest computer bangs with the consumer in mind. Reviews to follow.

Hp Keynote opened the show withthe latest thinking on the connected home forentertainment and gaming. Phil Mckinney did his usal, casual and informative presentaion..

This was followed lby Microsoft keynote again stressing Opening up your digital Life introducing New Extenders for windows Media Center and Internet TV.

Isn’t it time time your PC got to know your TV?

Joe Belfior Coroorate Vice President, Entertainment and Devices, eHome Division.gave an excellent demo of his owen lifesyle from his own wired home. More to follow.

Palm & Sprint Press event showed us the latest useful featured wireles fon with the budget minded.

Dell did the gaming event.

Zipit Wireless showed a connected safe IM solution for thoes on the go.More later.

Jack at digital life. 2nd Day.

Digital Life Coming soon to NY in September 27-30, 2007 at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

Show themes; The connected Home; The Mobile Lifestyle; Hd Entertainment; Gaming; Digital Photos and Movies; Digital Culture, Commerice and Community; Safety and Security…Exhibitor Profile: Any company leveraging digital is enrichingtechnology to improve and enrich the lives of today’s consumers… Atendee Profile: 60,000+ tech enthusiasts, representing and influencing every key demographic.

Digital Life, produced by Ziff Davis Media, is a four-day consumer event dedicated to educating consumers on what the digital lifestyle means in every aspect of life-at work, home and play. The event showcases the latest in consumer electronics, video games, and other digital entertainment. DigitalLife also discusses how the convergence of affordable, accessible technologies is enriching and empowering peoples lives.

Coming in October
SATCON EXPO, OCTOBER 10, 11, 2007 at Omni Birkshire Place Hotel inNew York City
www.satconexpo.com

interop New york October 22-26 Jacob K Javits Convention Center
The businessTechnology Event
www.interop.com

PAST EVENTS OF NOTE.

SpeechTEK Aug. 20-23, 2007 New York, NY Marriot Marquis

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2009 Storage Visions Conference Focuses on Young Users, Consumer Applications and Storage

– Consumer Storage will be a Key Factor in the Next Economic Recovery —

San Jose, CA—December 9, 2008—The Eighth Annual Storage Visions Conference held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada January 6 & 7, 2009 features great sessions on consumer applications and storage, as well as a Young User Panel.

Coughlin Associates predicts that consumer devices will be a key enabler of disruptive technologies shaping the next economic recovery. Furthermore these devices increasingly depend upon digital storage to provide their features and value.

According to Robert Thibadeau of Seagate Research, “Storage Visions offers a compelling proposition. I know of no comparable event for meeting old and new customers and partners. The 2009 Storage Visions Conference is a very cost effective way to meet the entire storage industry in one place and time.”

On Tuesday January 6, 2009 at 4 PM the “I’m Your Future, Hear Me Roar” session will explore what late teens and early 20’s people want in digital storage and consumer electronics. This is an outstanding opportunity to find out from the most avid users of consumer products what they really want.

On Wednesday January 7, 2009 starting at 8 AM the “Storing Stuff in CE Devices” session will give attendees the chance to see the latest in storage technology and how this technology is allowing leading designers of consumer products to meet critical needs of consumers.

Participants in this session include Amber Huffman, Principal Engineer, Intel; Bob Bilbruck, Managing Director, Mobiletain and On Device Portal Consortium; Debasis Baral, Vice President, Samsung Information Systems America; Robert Pierce, Senior Director, Denali Software; Tony Kim, Senior Technical Manager, Samsung Semiconductor; Steve Georgis, Founder General Manager RDX Business, Prostor Systems; and David Hirning, Vice President and Co-Founder, DL Squared.

Following this session and the Panasonic keynote speaker, will be an enlightening session on “Enabling Technologies for Rich Content Consumer Electronics”. This session looks closely at storage and other technologies that will enable richer content, used in more ways and for longer periods before recharging. Learn how to design killer applications and how they will work.

Participants in this session include Don Barnetson, Sr. Director of Marketing, SanDisk; Patty Kim, Product Marketing Manager, Toshiba America Information Systems; Mario Morales, VP, IDC; Jim Handy, Chief Analyst, Objective Analysis; Kurt Petersen, President, KP-MEMS; Robert Barry, Director Business Development, Team Research; and hubbert Smith, Samsung

Conference registration is now open. You can register directly to attend SV09 on the conference web site at http://www.StorageVisions.com/2009Register.htm. Conference hotel reservation information is on the web site at http://www.storagevisions.com/2009Travel.htm.

CES New York Press Preview featuring CES Unveiled@NY

“These Best of 2009 Innovations award honorees represent the most inventive design and engineering-focused consumer technology products available on the market today,” said Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of CEA. “It’s a testament to our industry that the CES Innovations awards program continues to expand and grow, with new technologies and new innovators emerging each year. We look forward to showcasing these products to all attendees at the 2009 International CES.”

The Best of Innovations awards are given to the most honored products from across 34 different categories. Innovations honorees will be featured in the Innovations Showcase at the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian at the 2009 International CES.

The Best of Innovations designation is awarded to products that earn the highest honors from the panel of judges, which include engineers, independent designers and journalists. These “best of the best” products will be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, in the Marco Polo Ballroom at the Sands/Venetian.

The Best of Innovations honorees for 2009 are:

Product Category

Company

Product/Service Name

Model Number

Company URL

Audio Accessories

Furutech Company Ltd.

Piezo Ceramic Connectors Series

F1-50 Series

www.furutech.com

Audio Components

Harman Kardon

Harman Kardon® AVR 7550HD 7.2-Channel Audio/Video Receiver

www.harmankardon.com

Computer Hardware

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP TouchSmart Desktop PC

HP TouchSmart IQ506

www.hp.com/touchsmart

Computer Hardware

Whipsaw Inc.

Zero Client Computer

www.panologic.com

Computer Peripherals

Lenovo

ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive

www.lenovo.com

Digital Imaging

Sony Electronics Inc.

Sony Cyber-shot T700 Digital Camera

DSC-T700

www.sony.com

Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology

4home, Inc.

4Home Energy

EM-3200

www.4home.com

Enabling Technologies

Staccato Communications

Ripcord2TM

SC4500C

www.staccatocommunications.com

Headphones

Psyko Audio Labs Inc

Psyko 5.1 Headphones

www.psykoaudio.com

Health and Wellness

Fitbit, Inc.

Fitbit Tracker

www.fitbit.com

High Performance Audio

Pathos Acoustics

Adrenalin mono power amplifier

www.pathosacoustics.com

Home Appliances

LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics Steam Laundry Pair: SteamWasherTM with AllergieneTM Cycle and SteamDryer

WM3001H_A

www.lgusa.com

Integrated Home Systems

AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.

AVerMedia EB1704HB WiFi-4 CMOS

www.avermedia-usa.com/surveillance

Multi-Room Audio/Video

Belkin International, Inc.

FlyWire

AV69003

www.belkin.com

Personal Electronics

Sendero Group

Code Factory Mobile Geo

www.codefactory.es

Portable Multimedia Accessories

JWIN Electronics Corporation

i1166

www.jwin.com

Portable Power

Callpod, Inc.

ChargepodV2

V2UA-0001

www.callpod.com

Video Displays

Samsung Semiconductor

Samsung 46-inch Super Narrow Bezel LCD Digital Information Display

LTI460AA04

www.samsung.com

As of November 7, 2008

For more information on the International CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering awards, including photos and descriptions of all honorees, visit www.CESweb.org/awards/innovations/default.asp .
Past events of note.

November 11, 2008
The Metropolitan Pavilion
New York, NY

Hear the latest CES news and learn about new technology trends at the CES New York Press Preview. Get a sneak peek of the products that will be on display in Las Vegas in January and also may turn consumer heads this holiday season. REGISTER for the CES New York Press Preview now.

* 3:30-4 p.m.: CEA Market Research Presentation on Holiday Sales and End-of-Year Trend Analysis for media and analysts only
* 4-5 p.m.: 2008 International CES Press Conference with Best of Innovations (BOI) Awards Announcement for media, analysts and BOI honorees only
* 5-8 p.m.: CES Unveiled Networking Reception for media, sponsors, exhibitors, retailers, industry partners and CEA members

Exhibitors*

3Degrees
3M
Aliph
AMD
Audiovox Corp.
Burton Technologies LLC
BloomingBuds
Cernium Corp.
Digital Downtown
Dish Network

The GSM Association
HDMI Licensing Inc.
iHearSafe LLC
Lutron Electronics
MotorolaNavigon
Newber
ooma
Optoma Technology Inc.
Oregon Scientific
Parrot Inc.
Planet Metrics
PUCC
Samsung Telecommunications America
Sling Media Inc.
S1 Audio
Universal Remote Control
Zoombak

*Check back often. Updates made weekly.

2009 State of the Industry Address

Steve Koenig
CEA Industry Analysis Director

Shawn DuBravac
CEA Economist
Presented by Steve Koenig , director, industry analysis, CEA; Shawn DuBravac, economist, CEA
2-3 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The Venetian, Bellini 2105

Attend this presentation by CEA analysts to gain an understanding of the business trends, market forces and consumer dynamics behind the technology on display at the 2009 International CES.

Global CE Market Trends

Tim Herbert
CEA Maret Research
Senior Director
Presented by Tim Herbert, senior director, market research, CEA
3-4 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The Venetian, Bellini 2105

Worldwide revenue for consumer electronics (CE) is expected to cross the $700 billion mark in 2009, according to data compiled jointly by CEA and GfK. Countries with fast growing economies and large emerging middle classes, such as the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), will lead the way in new CE revenue growth. This session will provide a comprehensive look at global CE market trends.

November, 2008
DISH Network Corporation , the nation’s third largest pay-TV provider and the leader in digital television, provides approximately 13.78 million satellite TV customers as of Sept. 30, 2008 with industry-leading customer satisfaction which has surpassed major cable TV providers for eight consecutive years. DISH Network also provides customers with award-winning HD and DVR technology including the ViP(R)722 HD DVR, which received the Editors’ Choice awards from both CNET and PC Magazine. In addition, subscribers enjoy access to hundreds of video and audio channels, the most International channels in the U.S., industry-leading Interactive TV applications, Latino programming, and the best sports and movies in HD. DISH Network offers a variety of package and price options including the lowest all-digital price in America, the DishDVR Advantage Package, high-speed Internet service, and a free upgrade to the best HD DVR in the industry. DISH Network is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 300 company. Visit http://www.dishnetwork.com/aboutus or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474) for more information.

NABEF CALLS FOR ENTRIES FOR
2009 CELEBRATION OF SERVICE TO AMERICA AWARDS

– Entry Deadline is February 6, 2009 –

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) announced today that entries are being sought for the Celebration of Service to America Awards, an event that recognizes outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners will be honored at the Celebration of Service to America dinner held Monday, June 8, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

“For ten years, NAB has honored local radio and television stations for their commitment to community service,” said NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr. “We look forward to another year of inspirational entry submissions highlighting broadcasters’ dedication to serving the public interest.”

Debuting this year is a new category titled Service to America Community Awards for Radio and Television, honoring broadcasters for individual campaigns, projects or programs that serve the public good or otherwise provide exemplary service to their local communities.

Other categories include:

Service to Children Awards for Radio and Television, recognizing broadcasters for outstanding programs, campaigns and public service announcements that serve the children of their communities.

Service to America Television Award, acknowledging a television station for the totality of its efforts and commitment to excellence in serving its community.

For information on awards criteria and entry rules, click here.

About The Celebration of Service to America Awards
The Celebration of Service to America Awards are sponsored and produced by NABEF with major support from Bonneville International Corporation and the National Association of Broadcasters. In recent years, entertainment industry icon Quincy Jones, legendary rock star Sir Elton John, former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Laura Bush, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter, and former First Lady Nancy Reagan have been presented with the Celebration of Service to America Leadership Award at the event. Details about the Celebration of Service to America Awards are available at www.nabef.org/ServicetoAmerica.

About Bonneville International Corp.
Founded in 1964, Bonneville International’s heritage traces its early roots to KSL Radio, which first went on the air in July of 1922 (originally as KZN) in Salt Lake City and to KSL-TV, which had its on-air debut in 1949. Bonneville currently owns and operates 29 radio stations in the Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Phoenix, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Salt Lake City markets, as well as KSL 5 Television (NBC affiliate) in Salt Lake City. The company’s working motto is “Do good, do well, make a difference, and have fun,” and it structures its innovative and successful business model on the three principles of 1) building its people, 2) making a difference in its communities, and 3) meeting aggressive financial goals. Bonneville enjoys a long-standing reputation and is known industry-wide for its quality, values-oriented programming, its technological innovation, and its nationally recognized and award-winning commitment to serving the communities where it broadcasts.

About NABEF
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy and timely broadcasting issues.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. As the voice of more than 8,300 radio and television stations, NAB advances their interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.