Events

As usual, this year’s CES was overflowing with gadgets from weird to wonderful. From my perspective, the most prominent trends were: cars, augmented and virtual reality, and robots. And, unlike previous years, smart TVs and drones were much less dominant at the event. You’ve probably seen many of the best CES wrap-ups from the tech
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Get amped up for CES 2017

  • January 3, 2017 /
  • by Tiffiny Rossi
CES 2017 is set for takeoff! We’ve got our own crew in Las Vegas gearing up for the popular consumer electronics fair. But why should a software company be at an event that’s all about the gadgets? For starters, our AllConnect casting app was named a CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree. The app will be
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Slush had a record-breaking year. And we’re not talking the icy slop found on the streets of Helsinki from November until April. We mean the annual two-day international startup and investor event. A record 17,500 guests made it to the conference this year, including 2,336 startups, 1,146 investors, 610 journalists, and 12 Tuxerians in red hoodies. Tuxera is no longer a startup, but tech and
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This year’s Web Summit was relocated from Dublin to Lisbon, with generous support from the local government, who seemed to have a mission to raise Portugal’s profile in the modern global economy. And it did make a great impression highlighting the buzzing local tech scene – not to mention the sunshine! As usual, the event
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Next-gen cars have more Linux power than ever before

  • November 8, 2016 /
  • by Claudio M. Camacho
In 2014, ZDNet’s Steven Vaughan-Nichols wrote that major automotive companies were looking to make Linux the operating system of choice. Last week, I headed to the TU-Automotive Europe conference in Munich, Germany, to get a deeper understanding of the automotive software landscape at present. What I learned there was that what Mr. Vaughan-Nichols wrote in 2014
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Consumer electronic trends at IFA 2016

  • September 19, 2016 /
  • by Claudio M. Camacho
Now that I’m settled in after a jam-packed tour of IFA, here’s my take on the trends and developments I saw there. IFA is still a top event in consumer electronics. As in previous years, all the big consumer electronics brands were present including Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Philips, and myriads of others. Brands invested a
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As seen at IFA 16: a review of the world’s fastest router

  • September 19, 2016 /
  • by Tiffiny Rossi
At this year’s IFA, we had the chance to speak with TP-Link about the world’s fastest router – the Talon AD7200. Now, you may be thinking, with so much technology to choose from at IFA, why should anyone care about a router? This router drew our attention as it’s the first with 802.11ad Wi-Fi, also
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We’ve had a few days to explore IFA Berlin, which if you didn’t know is the world’s largest consumer electronics trade show. As in previous years, all the big consumer electronics brands are present, like Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Philips, and myriads of others. But what’s most evident this year is the boom of Chinese consumer
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