Archive for December, 2016

2017 Mobility Awards at CES and List of Finalist

by on December 30th, 2016


AOTMP, a global leader in telecom management best practices and industry standards for enterprises and vendors, has recently announced finalists for the 2017 Mobility Awards. This coveted awards program, which has been in place since 2001, represents the most innovative, state-of-the-art mobile and wireless products and solutions in today’s market. The list of finalists is now available at

The annual 2017 Mobility Awards program includes 65 awards in 16 different categories ranging from SmartPhones to Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Nominations, which were received by companies and consumers alike, ended on November 29th; and a committee of both members of the press and mobility analysts then voted for the finalists, based on criteria specific to product/solution category. Continue Reading…

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Pico- The World’s First Automated Craft Beer Brewing Appliance

by on December 21st, 2016

picoSmart appliance demonstrations are one of my favorites to check out at any trade conference or event. I still laugh at when I was at the Napa Valley Film Festival in 2013 and did the Dacor demo of the Discovery Smart Oven. Throughout the entire Napa Valley Film Festival I kept getting texts saying my turkey was ready. Hilarious way for me to find out the product works.

This smart appliance I am all about, in fact if you can’t find me during CES I will probably will be at PicoBrew‘s booth at the Sands Expo booth #42157 on Level 2 checking out the Pico.

Why Nina? What is so cool about PicoBrew? What is Pico?pico2

All day at CES, PicoBrew will be demonstrating Pico, the world’s first automated craft beer brewing appliance and offering a daily menu of homemade IPA’s, ales, stouts and porters. You’ll also be the first to see their latest offering, Freestyle Crafter service. Craft beer lovers will be able to go online and customize the ingredients to make their own original craft beer to their liking.  PicoBrew then ships the Freestyle recipes, called PicoPaks, to these exact specifications.

The marketing and PR people that are throwing this together are genius in my books. How many times at CES do we need a break from the chaos and chill. It’s rare and especially if you are press like I am. Thanks to the kind people at PicoBrew you can enjoy a cold sample of fresh, quality craft beer, without having to leave the show floor. Genius I say, CES product strategy at its’ finest.

In addition to the samples, you will learn about: Continue Reading…

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HWBOT Invite Extreme and Ambient Overclockers to Learn and Compete in the First Ever West Coast U.S. World Tour Event

by on December 20th, 2016

hwbotAnnounced today, HWBOT confirms plans to host the first ever HWBOT Would Tour event on the West Coast of North America. The HWBOT World Tour Las Vegas event will be held at the GIGABYTE Suites on January 5th and 6th during the CES 2017 trade show. The event will start with a ‘Performance Matters’ launch event (with demos, speeches and a full blown party) followed by two days of overclocking workshops and contests, including the first Overclocking World Championship Qualifier.

The Overclocking World Championship Qualifier will be sponsored by GIGABYTE, Intel and Seasonic and is open to all Overclockers. Day one will feature a qualification round where Overclockers battle it out across three benchmarks in just three hours. The round will involve three benchmarks with Overclockers given processors from Intel’s latest product portfolio plus the latest motherboards from GIGABYTE. The top four will be invited to return for the Semi-Finals and Finals which will be based on the same 1v1 structure used in previous World Tour events.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite using the link below. Note: Attending Overclocker are asked to pledge $100 USD to book a seat in the HWBOT World Championship Qualifier. This will be reimbursed after attendance at the event.

Good Luck to all those attending the HWBOT World Tour during CES 2017!

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More Robots Making a Cameo at CES 2017

by on December 19th, 2016

ces-logo-2016I’m seriously starting to think that robots really are taking over the planet! For the past couple months I’ve been posting articles on robots that will be launching or that have demos during CES and the list continues to expand. I’ve already introducted you all to Tipron, the Hease and the Robot helper at SJC but I’m learning lately that there are many more robots that will be at CES 2017. Below are a few robots I just learned about that will be at CES. I have a feeling this list will continue to grow as CES 2017 gets closer so check back on Cutegeek or Hi-Tech Chic every now and then before CES for updates.

Olly – The First Robot with Personalityolly

Olly is a brain-inspired AI engine and uses deep learning to provide accurate speech and emotion interaction. Moreover Olly is the first smart lifestyle assistant that actually develops a personality based on its owner’s moods and preferences, making daily communications with Olly unique and enjoyable. I am very interested to see how much personality a robot can have when I am at CES, should be a cool demo! Continue Reading…

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GO-NV Summit January 3rd at Mandalay Bay

by on December 19th, 2016

ces-logo-2016Unfortunately I will not be in Vegas till 2pm on the 3rd but for those who are already there check out the below GO-NV Summit at Manadalay Bay. Below is the official press release with more information on GO-NV Summit 2017.

LAS VEGAS – In collaboration with CES® 2017, the Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility (CAM) and its partners are hosting the GO-NV Summit Jan. 3 at Mandalay Bay. Held just prior to CES® 2017, the GO-NV Summit will showcase recent accomplishments, successful public/private partnerships and future plans for advancing mobility that are revolutionizing the transportation industry. These emerging initiatives will ultimately save lives, increase mobility and grow industry opportunities.

WHAT: The GO-NV Summit will bring together industry executives and leaders who have pioneered the implementation of advanced transportation technology and are leading the charge to accelerate progress on a global scale. Continue Reading…

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7 Stocking Stuffer Gadgets

by on December 16th, 2016

It’s 8 days before Christmas and you are searching high and low for stocking stuffers for the geek in your life. Don’t worry! I found some of these really cool and very geeky gadgets to help you all out. Enjoy!



TUDIA KLIP 2 is a 2-piece silicone and polycarbonate clip. The TUDIA KLIP 2 quickly snaps onto Apple Lightning and 30-pin charging cables, reducing strain by 80% to protect your essential Apple charging cables. The Klip extends the life of expensive Apple cables, ensuring that they will be ready to charge your iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Watch when you need it most. It is currently $7.00 and you can purchase them here.

iRing Hook Smartphone Safe Grip and Car Cradle with Mount – Magenta NIB1ring

The iRing® is the latest in smartphone security and enhancement. This attachable accessory allows you to comfortably and naturally grip your smart device and use it in entirely new ways. It comes in a variety of colors and finishes to match your smartphone. The iRing®‘s patented compact swivel hinge allows you to swivel 180° and rotate 360° and functions as a horizontal and vertical Ring Kickstand®. Our strong, secure adhesive technology allows you to apply or remove the iRing® at any time without leaving any excess residue. The iRing® is available for purchase for $19.00 at the iRing®Shop. Continue Reading…

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Announced Today: Cerevo’s “RIDE-1” Now Available Globally

by on December 15th, 2016

ride-1It looks like I will be spending a tad more time with the cool people at Cerevo at CES 2017. Earlier this month I posted an article on Cerevo‘s “Tipron” The Internet Connected Projection Home Robot and now they have another smart product to check out while at CES 2017.

Cerevo announced today the global availability of “RIDE-1” will now be available for pre-order. Customers can pre-order the “RIDE-1” at the Official Cerevo Store as well as for US$299.00 and the “RIDE-1” is scheduled to ship in January 2017.

What is RIDE-1?

RIDE-1 is a clip on cycle device with various sensor modules and is one of the XON series of smart sports products. RIDE-1 allows existing bike owners to use the advanced sensors. Continue Reading…

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by on December 13th, 2016


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by on December 12th, 2016

prevent-mouth-guardPrevent Biometrics® is releasing and showcasing their new Head Impact Monitor at CES 2017. The Head Impact Monitor is embedded in the mouthguard that is paired with a mobile app to accurately detect potential concussion-causing impacts and provides real-time alerts. lacrosse

I am very excited to check this out at CES though odd I’m excited about a mouthguard. I played women’s lacrosse at Texas State University and I have definitely taken it for the team a couple times on the field. If you have ever been hit in the face with a lacrosse ball or got hit on your head in full swing with a lacrosse stick you would understand why I’m excited. That happened to me while on the field and not just once or twice but almost every other game. One time I got hit so hard by someone’s stick it knocked me out. The Head Impact Monitor by Prevent Biometrics® would have been handy way back then.

Below is the official press release with more information and product specifications. If you are attending CES I would definitely check out their booth and maybe you will run into me as well at CES! Continue Reading…

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Cerevo Announces “Tipron” The Internet Connected Projection Home Robot to Launch Globally

by on December 9th, 2016

tipron_room_s-640x426If someone told me 10 years ago that we would have AI robots globally wondering around I wouldn’t have believed them. I believe that 2017 will be the year of robots and will involve several robots that will come to market. I have already informed you guys of 2 different Robot that are coming to market, the Hease and the Robot helper at SJC but guess what? It doesn’t stop there! There is yet another robot that is about to hit the scene!

Introducing Tipron the Internet Connected Projection Robot!

Tipron is a home robot that can automatically project an 80 inch screen from a distance of 3 meters. He can move around your home by himself and project content such as movies, pictures and web pages on a wall, floor and ceiling. You can pre-set to him to project when, where and what type of content you’d like to see. Continue Reading…

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