January is a very busy time for major conventions and events like the Consumer Electronics Show and North American International Auto Show. I needed a device that could keep up with me through a week plus of near constant use. The Sony Xperia Z3v from Verizon ended up becoming my go to device.
Sony Z3v Xperia Smartphone PlayStation 4 Game Streaming
Behind The Blue Oval - Ford Motor Company - North American International Auto Show 2015
Getting the email to cover the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, NAIAS, is one of the most exciting things to have happened to me in 2014. It is the largest automobile event to happen all year. It is so big that it takes over the Joe Louis Arena, where the Red Wings play and the Cobo Center, the multiple level convention space located next door.
Angie Kozleski Introduces The Ford NAIAS 2015 Event
The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year was the biggest one yet. CEA mentioned in an email that there were more than 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space and 3,600+ exhibitors. The amount of startups at CES this year was record breaking as well. 170,000 plus industry pros were in attendance with 45,000 of them from outside of the USA. ShowStoppers at the Wynn Las Vegas had many of the coolest startups and products that are due out this and next year. The Sands Convention Center hosted a nice set of exhibitors that reinvigorated my excitement for the show overall. Then there was the growing number of major car brands showcasing their version of the connected car. Everything combined to be one of my favorite shows in recent memory. Continue reading CES 2015 Recap With The Connected Car, Consumer Electronics & IoT
Super Saturday holiday shopping is upon us. Look no further than this holiday gift guide for a few great ideas. There is still time to shop before the end of 2014, so let us get to it.
Android Smartphone: Sony Z3v from Verizon $99 with 2 year contract- Smartphone upgrades are usually the number one thing people are looking for during the holidays. Sony’s Z3v is waterproof and shoots 4k video with its excellent 20MP+ camera. You can feel the build quality on this Android smartphone right away. Take high quality photos and videos during holiday travels. Sony has been known to supply their camera technology to other brands because they produce great images. Coupled with Qi wireless charging technology, it helps to keep the phone watertight. Blaze videos up to YouTube with Verizon’s 4G XLTE next gen service. If that was not enough, the Z3v supports RemotePlay via home WiFi or use the smartphone for a second-screen gaming experience.
The Ford Motor Company of 2014 has gone through many positive changes over the last year. Sales continue to rise in all regions, The One Ford initiative is unfolding worldwide, its SYNC 3 technology was unveiled and it joined with TechStars Detroit to incubator promising startups.
Ford Motor Company 2014 Recap and What’s Coming in 2015. Mark Fields, Ford’s CEO and Bill Ford talk about One Ford.
Verizon Wireless opened their newest Smart Store in Las Vegas, today. What is a Smart Store? I found that out after visiting their Destination Store at the Mall of America. I was intrigued to see what this store had to offer yesterday during a pre-opening tour. What I found was a combination of helpful people and cool tech in multiple zones.
Wireless headphones have recently made a nice leap forward in battery life and wearability. That is what the BackBeat FIT, a pair of Bluetooth enabled headphones, from Plantronics had in abundance. They are likely the best I have used to date for many reasons.
The headphones are manufactured from a brightly colored rubberized material that comes in green and blue with black streaks. That material helped them to stay in my ears and remain dry during daily activities. A single strand of the materiel connects both sides of the headphones and wraps around behind the head.
Today, Apple released the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, to its initial wave of countries. The USA is lucky enough to be in that list. People have been lining up at Apple Stores around the world, including Australia, for weeks.
I was lucky enough to go hands-on with both an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus to check out their design, usability and iOS 8.
iPhone 6 with iOS 8 Hands-On by Chris Rauschnot @24k
iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8 Hands-On by Chris Rauschnot @24k