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Alan Wallace: What I Saw at CES 2014 and How I Recovered (gallery)

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Here’s what our Alan Wallace saw in 24 hours at CES 2014 — and how he’s managing to bounce back now. Tech roundup — plus video.

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aNewDomain.net — After a whirlwind CES 2014 experience, I’ve finally begun to collect my thoughts. The first moments home consisted of:

  • Sleeping in
  • Starbucks – aka Seattle Oxygen
  • Checking to see that I came back with everything I left with
  • Entering business card info
  • Entering receipts while I still remember what is what
  • Adding new cards for LinkedIn and Twitter contacts
  • More Starbucks … and repeat.

CES 2014 may have been my quickest in ‘n’ out trip to Las Vegas ever. I was in and out in fewer than  24 hours. But just in that time span, I managed to see a great deal of cool tech.

This year, as with every year, I always get the most out of CES by going to ShowStoppers. That’s because, in just a few short hours, that press event packs in most of the latest tech the industry has to offer. And it feeds me, too.

I was immediately interested in the latest Cloud Scanner from NEAT. Check out my colleague Todd Townsend’s video interview with these folks, here, or scroll below the fold for that and related videos.

Harris Romanoff - NEAT

Harris Romanoff, NEAT

Also at ShowStoppers, I was dazzled by the new audio products from Jabra.

Suzaan Sauerman - Jabra

Suzaan Sauerman, Jabra

And I checked out what turned out to be an amazing door lock from Skybell. Plus I saw Sennheiser’s new gaming headsets and some fantastic ear buds from AudioFly.

The Team from AudioFly

The Team from AudioFly

In the coming weeks I will be reviewing the demos and products I saw, as well as the latest from Eye-Fi and ION. The latter’s new cameras might even rival GoPro’s, but we’ll see.

I will also take an in-depth look at apps that were promoted on the “Wall Of Apps” show floor, like the styluses from LynkTec …

Mandy Skinner - LYNKtec

Mandy Skinner – LYNKtec

… and some small and mighty speakers from X-mini. Tiny!

Darrelle Eng of X-mini

Darrelle Eng, X-mini

Lastly, a special thanks to TripIt, whose TripIt Pro App has proven to me that it knows more than the agent behind the counter.

There’s a lot to look forward to in 2014, and I’ll be back soon with the details. Watch for more of my CES 2014 coverage as I continue my recovery program — and get some time to get my head around all this new tech.

For aNewDomain.net, I’m Alan Wallace. As promised, I’m including my colleague Todd Townsend’s video interview with the folks from Neat, below the bio.

Based in Seattle, Alan Wallace is a senior contributor and on our security team here at aNewDomain.net. He previously has worked as a London-based foreign correspondent for UPI. He also founded InterActive Agency, the first Internet-focused ad agency. Alan later joined Live365, where he served as a vice-president and oversaw its rise to the No.1 Internet radio network spot. He has been a judge for the Codie Awards for nearly a decade. Got a question, comment or story idea for Alan? Email him at Alan@anewdomain.net, or contact him at +Alan Wallace.

 


Video: Todd Townsend, Justin Grant and Justin Webb for aNewDomainTV

Based in Seattle, Alan Wallace is a senior contributor and on our security team here ataNewDomain.net. He previously has worked as a London-based foreign correspondent for UPI. He also founded InterActive Agency, the first Internet-focused ad agency. Alan later joined Live365, where he served as a vice-president and oversaw its rise to the No.1 Internet radio network spot. He has been a judge for the Codie Awards for nearly a decade. Got a question, comment or story idea for Alan? Email him at Alan@anewdomain.net, or contact him at +Alan Wallace.

About the author

Alan Wallace

A former radio DJ, I have been in hi tech for the last 20 years. I was the CEO and Co Founder of iAgency and an early part of the team at Live365. Most of my tech career has been involved in Cyber Security and includes time at Panda Security, Microsoft and Trend Micro. Additionally, I have also served as a judge for the Codie Awards since 2003. Prior to my technology career, I was a radio broadcaster both in the US and in London.

I like to write about Apps, New Tech, Audio Gear, Photography and OS Battles.
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