The building blocks of new technology are being assembled in all sorts of new and exciting ways that make it easier than ever for families to reap the benefits of technology.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 07, 2014
Living in Digital Times at the 2014 International CES® will host an exclusive press conference and breakfast immediately following CEA’s Tech Titans keynote address. Robin Raskin, founder of Living in Digital Times, will present a market overview of the latest trends in family technology, preview some of the hottest new products that will be announced during CES, and host a tour of the Kids@Play, MommyTech, TransformingEDU and FashionWare TechZones.
“The building blocks of new technology—including sensors, smart Bluetooth, social media, location-aware devices, the cloud, and mobile phones and tablets—are being assembled in all sorts of new and exciting ways that make it easier than ever for families to reap the benefits of technology,” said Robin Raskin, founder of Living in Digital Times.
Some of the exciting new products being showcased at the press breakfast include:
For busy moms on the go, NETGEAR makes connecting via mobile seamless with solutions for mobile hotspots, broadband routers and a USB modem.
The iTherapy app helps moms with kids who have cognitive, language, communication and learning disorders, or traumatic brain injury to supplement their therapy at home.
Techno Source and KD Interactive’ s first-ever Kurio Phone for kids only, blends everything a smart phone offers with advanced parental controls and safety features.
Playworld Systems combines the excitement of video games and outdoor play to create an entirely new experience where kids are active, motivated, and become a part of the game.
Versal is a platform that allows anyone to easily create interactive online courses and share them with anyone.
Magisto allows consumers to upload their family videos, produce and edit a story complete with music and effects, and share it with their social networks.
The press breakfast will also be a unique opportunity to learn about the hottest new trends in family tech. Some include:
1. Sensors—50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, according to Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group estimates. Devices now equipped with multiple sensors that can communicate with mobile devices allow families to keep tabs on their homes, cars and kids. And as sensors begin to talk to other sensors, it will be easier to keep tabs on personal items, home security, and even pets.
2. Wearables—Wearables will continue to be big business as they show up in new form factors: watches, glasses and headsets, are concealed in clothing and gear. In fact, the market for wearable devices, including smartwatches and glasses will be worth $19 billion by 2018, according to a recent report by Juniper Research.
3. Location aware devices—GPS-enabled devices are making it easier than ever before to feel safe, get help in an emergency, and keep families connected 24/7.
4. Social networks—From learning tools that allow students to share their portfolios and professors to immediately share their lectures, to apps that allow kids to stay in touch with grandparents and help women manage their household shopping, social networks and community are infiltrating education and family life like never before.
5. Big data—As more devices collect data from users, it can give families a big picture perspective on everything from local disease outbreaks to traffic to help them make informed decisions.
After the press conference and throughout CES, be sure to check out the latest innovations at the Kids@Play, MommyTech, TransformingEDU and FashionWare TechZones in The Venetian, Level 2, Venetian Ballroom.
Living in Digital Times’ Family Innovation Press Conference
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Immediately following CEA’s keynote address)
Venetian Hotel, Marcello 4503
The event is free for all CEA-credentialed media. Please RSVP to Jessica Reda Jessica@LKPublicRelations.com. Registration is also available onsite.
About Living in Digital Times
Living in Digital Times produces conferences and exhibits throughout the year that bring together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations that intersect technology and lifestyle. Among their many goals is to help companies understand what it means to be a consumer in today’s digital world and stay a step ahead in identifying key trends in their given marketplace. Living in Digital Times produces the following summits, exhibitions and events annually at International CES: Digital Health Summit, Silvers Summit, FitnessTech Summit, TransformingEDU, Kids@Play Summit, MommyTech Summit, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, FashionWare Show and the KAPi Awards. For more information, visit http://www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com.
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 $203 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 http://www.CESweb.org and through social media: http://www.CESweb.org/social.
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