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Mobile World Congress 2016 – Virtual Reality Steals the Show!

Smartphones Continue to Get Better and Better Everything about Mobile World Congress 2016 (the mobile industry’s annual confab in Barcelona) rates a superlative: MWC is the biggest mobile event with 101,000 attendees, 2,200 exhibitors, 3,600 press and media) people present. It is the most important - the keynotes speeches and product announcements portend an even more dominant role for mobile technology in our lives. Even this year’s transit strike, which made getting around harder than usual Read more [...]

CES 2016 – Plenty of Cool Gadgets

Last Year's Preview Products Are Now Ready For Prime Time Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show provides the perfect stage for announcing new, exciting consumer products expected to be available during the year. This year’s record 170,000 attendees were not disappointed with plenty of technology to wow them from over 3800 vendors. Concepts introduced at CES 2015 have turned into this year’s products with plenty of announcements covering drones, wearables, robots, televisions and connected Read more [...]

NAB Show 2015 Highlights

The annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show that just finished in Las Vegas (Apr 11-16) is one of our favorites. While large shows (NAB had 103,000 attendees with 1789 exhibits spread over 30 acres!) tend to be a bit daunting, the new technology put on display every year is fascinating. While most of the show activity is focused on the broadcast and motion picture industries, the Zibiters like to spend some time looking at the DSLR camera announcements where continued improvements Read more [...]
SXSW 2015

South by Southwest Technology, Music and Film Expo

Hi-Tech Gadgets and Software Apps Meet Music and Film as Austin Hosts SXSW 2015 In March, creative professionals from all over the world will congregate in Austin to take part in the 29th edition of South By Southwest, one of the world's best creative events. SXSW is an annual conference, film/music festival and trade show. There are three legacy components in SXSW- Interactive, Music and Film. In 2014, SXSW attracted 44500 registrants and this year's event is expected to draw an equal number if Read more [...]
CES 2015 Drones Everywhere

CES 2015 day 2 – Las Vegas

Prowling the Floor at CES 2015 if the gadgets don't get you the sexy new high tech cars will CES is always overwhelming. The size (fills the Las Vegas Convention Center and overflows into a couple of Strip hotels), the number of exhibits (over 3,500) and the number of attendees (over 160,000) simply boggles the mind and stresses your feet. On display you see everything from very serious tech (like some new personal medical tech that can save your life) to the not-so-serious stuff (like a smart belt Read more [...]
CES 2015 Day 1

CES 2015 Day 1 Keynotes and Highlights

Intertwined Automotive Experiences, James Bond Wearables and more and more 4K HDTVs All conferences open with a keynote presentation or 2, and CES 2015 is no different. The interesting thing about today’s opening presentations is that 2 of them were by automotive executives from Ford Motor Company and General Motors (and yesterday, Daimler-Benz spoke.) So why is “Big Auto” keynoting one of the world’s largest electronics conference? The word that Ford CEO Mark Fields uses is “intertwined” Read more [...]
CES 2015

CES 2015 – Las Vegas

CES 2015 – The Annual Technology Extravaganza hits Las Vegas on January 6th There are two things you can always count on the 1st week in January; New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and CES International. CES 2015, the annual consumer technology event held in Las Vegas, runs from Jan. 6 to 9 and is expected to attract over 160,000 attendees. There will be over 3500 firms exhibiting their latest products and new technologies along with numerous keynotes and presentations “showcasing the future” Read more [...]
CEATEC Japan 2014 Makuhari Messe

CEATEC JAPAN 2014 – Makuhari Messe

CEATEC Japan - The Cutting-Edge IT & Electronics Comprehensive Exhibition is Back to Thrill Tech Audiences Again CEATEC is Japan's largest exhibition for cutting-edge technologies in electronics and IT. Now in its fifteenth year CEATEC has steadily grown in popularity, attracting visitors from around the globe. The theme of the exhibition this year is NEXT - Technology Makes the Future. Every year, the world's largest and most advanced electronics and IT companies make their way to Japan Read more [...]
IBC 2014 held at the RAI in Amsterdam

IBC 2014 – Amsterdam

IBC 2014 To Focus On Change, Disruption and New Opportunities in The Broadcasting Industry The annual International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) is one of the largest trade shows in Europe and is focused on all aspects of the broadcasting industry – from content creation to delivery. This year’s theme of industry disruption based on technical advances should prove to be great news for some, a threat to many.  The event will be held September 12 to 24 in Amsterdam’s RAI Convention Center. Executives Read more [...]
SPIE Optics & Photonics conference

SPIE Optics + Photonics 2014

The largest international and multidisciplinary optical sciences and technology event in North America is taking place this August. The SPIE Optics + Photonics Exhibition 2014 is making its way to California once more. These types of conferences connect researchers on the challenges, knowledge, and industry best practice in modern optical engineering and related sciences. This includes sessions on nanoscience engineering, optical engineering and their applications, organic photonics and electronics, Read more [...]