I don’t ever rank CES. Whether or not is was “better” or “worse” than last year seems almost impossible to do. I spend my time thoughtfully looking for tech that inspires, excites and has long-term implications. For 2014, wearable tech dominated a lot of the conversation and it’s one of my favorite things. Check out my day three recap with @CoxComm:
Have you talked to your kids about who they can and can’t talk to online? If not, now is the time to start. When kids are under the age of 17, you should keep an ongoing conversation about “online strangers.”
Earlier this week I met with a young father who said his kids will not get a smartphone until they are 18 years old. Why? Because he wants them to remain little kids as long as possible. He feels that giving them such complete access to the internet, social networks and text messaging could take away their innocence. He wants to protect his children as long as he can. Now there’s a way to have the best of both worlds.
Ever feel like you’re the last to know when some big name celeb joins Twitter or missed on the latest trending topic? Your fear of missing out (FOMO) can now be a thing of the past. Well, technically, you haven’t had to worry about it for a while thanks to Twitter’s @MagicRecs account. But, now Twitter is sharing these “magic recommendations” with Android and iPhone users via push notifications.
New player in the short-video network game is Snapverse, which pairs 20 second videos with current, popular songs. Their core differentiators from other apps, like Vine and Instagram Video, are the music library and sound effects. Songs like Macklemore’s “Wings” and Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” are part of the 25+ music library, not including the 25 sound effects currently available.