Living in Digital Times Presents Press Breakfast: Innovation in FamilyTech and Wearables At 2015 International CES®

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Exclusive Media-Only Event to Preview the Latest Trends and Innovations in Family, Wearable and Education Technology.

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It’s also a year where education is growing simultaneously more personalized and also driven by big data analytics. The power combination is changing how students learn and now that learning is measured.

Living in Digital Times will host an exclusive press conference and breakfast at the 2015 International CES®. Robin Raskin, founder and president of Living in Digital Times, will present a market overview of the latest trends in family, wearable and education technology, while previewing some of the hottest new products that will be announced during CES.

“This is the year when Bluetooth, mobile, internet and sensors are coming together to make everything digital, helping families live their connected lives as a unit,” said Robin Raskin, founder and president of Living in Digital Times. “It’s also a year where education is growing simultaneously more personalized and also driven by big data analytics. The power combination is changing how students learn and now that learning is measured.”

This year’s family will be taking advantage of the Internet of Things, wearable technology and smart home automation products to keep their lives in order. Kids, the digital natives, are becoming more active participants in technology, and less passive consumers as evidenced by new robotics, interactive viewing, kid’s wearables and other toys. As children become students, they’ll enter a more connected classroom as lessons are digitized and more personalized to each student’s needs.

Some of the exciting new products being showcased at the press breakfast include:

FAMILY TECHNOLOGY

  •     THE Dream Machine Innov-is XV8500D is the most powerful, technologically advanced sewing/embroidery machine ever introduced by Brother. With more than 100 new or improved features – many are industry firsts - THE Dream Machine is the ultimate creative partner for passionate stitchers, quilters and embroiderers.
  •     The new Whirlpool® Every day, care™ campaign brings warmth and a human touch to the sea of technology at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The brand’s CES Experience is focused on keeping families at the heart of what they do – from their future concepts to an award-winning 2015 product portfolio, they’re continuing their mission to show how every chore is an act of love.
  •     Innovzen-O2CHAIR® is the first and only Breathing Chair available in the world. This is a unique and revolutionary concept aiming at helping people live healthier lives. Thanks to better breathing, the O2CHAIR helps manage stress and have a better health.
  •     From WowWee, REV™ are Robotic Enhanced Vehicles that are app-enabled and built for speed, chase and battle; and the MiPosaur™ is a highly intelligent, robotic creature with an incredible, evolving intelligence and personality.
  •     Perfect Bake, from Pure Imagination, re-imagines the baking process and reinvents the traditional kitchen scale. At the heart of this app-controlled baking system is a smart digital scale and an innovative app (iOS and Android), together designed to make baking foolproof and fun—regardless of experience—guaranteeing delicious results every time.
  •     Kurio introduced the first single-player body-controlled games on a tablet in 2014 with Kurio Motion, available exclusively on the Kurio Xtreme tablet. Now at 2015 International CES, they are introducing the next generation of tablet gaming with Kurio Motion 2.0, eight completely new multi-player Kurio Motion games.
  •     Girl Scouts will showcase the recently announced Digital Cookie, the organization’s groundbreaking new addition to the Girl Scout Cookie Program, in their CES debut. Chief Communications Executive, Kelly Parisi, will give an overview of Digital Cookie, which introduces vital 21st-century lessons about online marketing, app usage, and ecommerce to more than one million Girl Scouts who will be in the driver’s seat of their own Digital Cookie businesses.

WEARABLES

  •     HearNotes are the first fully wirefree earbuds for superior quality music enjoyment. HearNotes’ cutting-edge technology and unparalleled design distill the listening experience down to its three most essential elements: the music, the speakers, and you. The wires are gone and so is all the noise.
  •     LYTE Video Eyewear will be previewing their new range of true first person perspective, full high definition video recording eyewear.
  •     “Smart” clothing with embedded electronics. Visijax, an Innovation Award honoree, is demonstrating its range of cycle jackets with embedded LEDs and motion-sensing turn indicators which, by enhancing cycle safety, encourage more people to cycle more often.
  •     Narrative Clip 2 is the world’s most wearable camera for the moments that matter. This tiny camera automatically snaps high quality photos of your life on the go, and its versatile modular clip offers endless wearing options, whether clipped to a necklace or jacket. Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth allow for users to transfer, access and share photos from anywhere, allowing users to live in the moment, capture the experience and remember it forever.
  •     The Motorola Scout-5000, is the latest wearable technology that allows owners to stay connected with their pets by seeing what they see and being able to communicate with them from anywhere in world. The product is being released by Binatone, the official global Motorola licensee of pet electronics
  •     The FitLinxx AmpStrip is the first heart rate and activity monitor that can be worn all day, every day – providing more comfortable, accurate and continuous data for athletes training to the peak of performance. AmpStrip tracks heart rate, activity, respiration, skin temperature and posture all within a device as discrete and comfortable as a Band-Aid®.
  •     ZAZZI jewelry by FashionTEQ syncs with your smartphone and disguises your tech as a fashionable accessory allowing you to discreetly stay connected to your loved ones and your important people. By providing an image notification and/or vibration the ZAZZI notifies you of your incoming calls or texts while your phone remains in your purse.

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

  •     EdCast, a Stanford StartX company that creates Knowledge Cloud platforms, partnered exclusively with Cerego, the essential memory management tool, to power personalized learning experiences on the EdCast platform. The new collaboration now gives universities, companies, and organizations a turnkey MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) solution, enhanced with proven personalized learning technology that drives user retention and engagement, in a fully customizable environment.

After the press conference and throughout CES, be sure to check out the latest innovations at the Family & Technology, Kids & Technology and Wearables Marketplace exhibits at Tech West in the Venetian.

Living in Digital Times’ Press Breakfast: Innovations in Family Tech and Wearable
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Venetian, Level 1, Galileo 902

About Living in Digital Times:
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle. It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at the International CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals. Core brands include Digital Health Summit, Fitness Tech Summit, Lifelong Tech, Kids@Play Summit, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Battle of the Bands, and the KAPi Awards. The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs. For more information, visit http://www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About CES:
The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at CESweb.org and through social media: cesweb.org/social.

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