ShowStoppers at CES 2013

27 01 2013

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We continue our coverage of CES Las Vegas 2013 with our annual trip to the media blitz known as Showstoppers.  Listen to Tom interview a barrage of guests as they discuss their products and technologies.

Week In Review Links


  1. NYPD Unveils New Weapon Surveillance Technology
  2. Sergey Brin Spotted on NY Subway Wearing Google Glasses
  3. Computer files stored accurately on DNA in new breakthrough
  4. Twitter launches video sharing service Vine
  5. Research Shows Facebook Could Make Users Feel Miserable




CES Las Vegas 2013

20 01 2013

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Tom heads out to Las Vegas to cover CES 2012 and interviews multiple venders and discusses various technologies.

Week In Review Links


  1. Cops giving New York City pharmacies OxyContin bottles equipped with GPS tracking devices as “bait” to track thieves
  2. Christine Quinn Wants to Replace Textbooks with Tablets
  3. Germ Tracker App Reveals NY’s Flu Hot Spots
  4. Google Chromebook gets boost: Lenovo to sell laptop line to schools
  5. US software engineer outsources his own job to China




Whats next for Tech in 2013

13 01 2013

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This week Tom D’Auria and Mike Meikle of the Hawkthorne Group will discuss “What’s Next for Tech in 2013”. Tom and Mike will chat about Apple’s upcoming iPad 5, Microsoft’s answer to the tablet wars and how tech giants Sony and Microsoft plan to do battle on the video game console front. Mr. Meikle will also cover what the open source movement may have in store for the “cloud” and how this trend is even impacting consumer devices. Finally Tom and Mike will discuss how the chips that power all these gizmos are shrinking further and what it means for the average consumer. We’ll wrap up with the discussion with some final thoughts.

Consulting veteran Mike Meikle navigates the turbulent and murky world of management and information technology consulting. As an entrepreneur who has run two consulting firms, Corporate Consigliere Mike Meikle provides strategic, technological and management solutions for his clients. Mr. Meikle has over fifteen years of experience within the public and private sector across multiple industries. He has significant education and practical experience in strategic planning, risk, security, compliance and operations methodologies. Certifications he holds include Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Six Sigma Green Belt and a host of others. Mr. Meikle can be reached via his website at http://www.mikemeikle.com.

Week In Review Links


  1. [drag] Southwest Chelsea to Become First WiFi Neighborhood in Manhattan
  2. [drag] NYPD Launches New iPhone App for Citizens
  3. [drag] Artificially-loud electric car rules proposed to boost EV safety
  4. [drag] Microsoft confirms purchase of R2 Studios to push Xbox beyond gaming




Tech Flops of 2012

6 01 2013

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You’ve heard of the normal “Best of 2012” lists. But what about the worst? Who made a bad personnel move? Who released a bad product? Who had a bad year? We’ve tapped Robert Cole to guide us through this “Worst of 2012” discussion.
Robert Cole is a former psychologist, self-proclaimed hippie and total tech geek, but, most importantly, is the founder and President of World Wide Stereo. Bob is frequently called upon for his expertise as a lecturer and author, and has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX and numerous publications including Rolling Stone, and Esquire. He has been recognized as one of the “25 most influential people in CE”, and was most recently named to the Consumer Electronics’ Hall of Fame by Dealerscope Magazine. Bob served for eight years as President of Home Entertainment Source, the industry’s largest buying group and is currently a member of the PRO Group.

Week In Review Links


  1. [drag] Hailo Takes On Uber’s NY Taxi App With $30M Funding Round
  2. [drag] CES 2013: Samsung hints at ‘unprecedented’ TV design
  3. [drag] Traffic app Waze turned down Apple’s $400m, wants $750m
  4. [drag] In Victory for Google, U.S. Ends Antitrust Investigation
  5. [drag] Al-Jazeera Buys Current TV