by Nina Pena on January 30th, 2017
The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf will reunite at FAN EXPO DALLAS 2017 located in downtown Dallas for Three Days.
The FAN EXPO DALLASis March 31st through April 2nd at the Dallas Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.
The FAN EXPO DALLAS show will be Stan Lee’s last Texas appearance as well so this show should be EPIC! If you are interested in getting a photo op or autograph the fees are $120.00 for each not for both. I suggest checking the schedule beforehand so you know when the photo ops and autograph sessions are happening.
I went last year and had a blast…as much as you can with little boys and teenage boys poking you in the behind with their light sabers. I have gone in total to 4 Comic Cons / FAN EXPOs overthe last year and each one boast more technology than the previous show (except for Silicon Valley).
I just submitted my press credentials to attend this years FAN EXPO DALLAS and very excited about the cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show being there. Hopefully I will be approved and will be on ground zero throughout the show updating you all via my twitterand my Youtube channel. Continue Reading…
by Nina Pena on January 27th, 2017
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this week Macys announced an expansion of the retailers popular Ideology activewear line with the launch of ID Ideology, a mens collection available exclusively at 250Macys stores and online at macys.com. If you’re looking for a gift for your geeky man that also works out they have some really cool tech hoodies and joggers active wear to choose from.
Below is the remainder of the press release from Macy’s this week with more information and pricing.
ID Ideology is a line of performance clothing that embraces all those who are committed to putting in the time, effort, and sweat toward reaching their goals, and the marketing campaign features several incredible men who have done just that. Obstacle course junkies, circuit trainers, runners, cyclists, and even those guys just getting back on a gym regimen, all have the dedication to be considered athletes in their own right, and ID Ideology has everything they need to perform at their best. Continue Reading…
by Nina Pena on January 24th, 2017
Combining elegance with technology is no easy task. I was intrigued to learn about the smart strap called “CT BAND“that gives intelligence (smart watches features) to all classic watches by simply attaching it to the watch dial.
How amazing is it to make any of your watches into smart watches?! Instead of buying a separate fitness tracker that clearly does not look as nice as a watch the CT BAND fits that void so you have both in one. It allows you to enjoy the sensors and features of a smart watch while keeping the elegance and expertise of traditional watchmaking.
How does it work?
With its panel of physiological and environmental sensors, CT BAND uses cutting edge electronics technologies (several patents pending). The CT BAND mobile app allows you to analyze at any time the data gathered on the strap. Notifications received on your smartphone and/or tablet are directly available on your strap through a screen pop-up.
The CT BAND comes with 3D Accelerometer, Bluetooth connectivity, Physiological sensors, Environmental sensors and a Microphone. It’s battery life is 24-48 hours and takes an hour to charge. The CT Band smart strap synchronizes with most tablets and smartphones using either Android or IOS and it’s sync range is 10 to 20 meters.
The CT BAND is available in 3 finishes – silicone, leather, stitched-leather with 7 different colors. CT BAND is available for pre-order on Byrifft.com for $149.00 and for more information about the CT BAND click here.
I think this is an awesome product and concept but I haven’t tested it yet. Hopefully they will send me one to review for Cutegeek or Hi-Tech Chic in 2017!
by Nina Pena on January 23rd, 2017
Unfortunately Cutegeek.com went down due to a hacker therefore here is one of the only of deleted articles said hacker removed.
FUSE, the world’s first modular wireless earbuds, was namedCES 2017 Honoree of Innovation Awards in both Wearable technologies and Headphones categories. FUSE is designed to be carried, charged, and connected in different wearable forms. FUSE consists of two cordless earbuds that fuse together via a connector to create a pill shaped module. The standalone pill shaped earbud module can then be placed in a multitude of accessories that fit users lifestyle.
I had the chance to stop by their booth to checkout the FUSE earbuds myself. They are indeed very small and light weight. For more information about FUSE click here.
by Nina Pena 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 AOTMPconference.com/mobility-awards-finalists.
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…
by Nina Pena on December 21st, 2016
Smart 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?
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…
by Nina Pena on December 20th, 2016
Announced 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!
Source and Direct Quotes from HWBOT.org
by Nina Pena on December 19th, 2016
I’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 Personality
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…
by Nina Pena on December 19th, 2016
Unfortunately 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…
by Nina Pena 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 NIB
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…