So all Thursday I roamed the exhibitors at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC for short), looking at and learning about stuff I want to write about and/or buy for my own consumer/professional use.
I took some time to stare in awe at the large, lovely TVs. One, because almost everybody asks me about them. Two, because I was there. Sony, Samsung, LG, and others. Hi-Def. 4K. Ultra-Hi-Def (5K and more). 3D. 3D 4K. OLED (Organic LED). Quantum Dot. Expanded dynamic range, or something like that. Stunning and lovely. Probably not cheap, either. Continue reading
The show floor doesn’t open until Wednesday morning, but thanks to the Pepcom’s Tuesday evening press/media-only event, and also to Discover Blue, the Bluetooth press/media event, ShowStoppers’ LaunchIT, and the general miasma of Press Day (press conferences the day before the floor opens), I’ve already seen a bunch of interesting stuff. Here’s a highlight handful. Prices and other info subject to my having taken notes badly, I’ll recheck when I can…
Digital cameras make it easy to take not just dozens, but hundreds of photos at an event like a graduation, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, reunion, or convention, at, unlike “analog” photography, no “cost per click” for film or developing. Wrangling these batches of photos — culling duds, naming the keepers and batch-naming a collection, turning into a postable set — takes time. I’ve been exploring and experiementing with some of the free/cheap tools.
ere’s one such batch (hence, including it in my TryingTechnology blog), from the 2014 Readercon (“conference on imaginative literature,” July 10-13, 2014 in Burlington, Mass., per my event report in SFRevu.com.
This one uses NextGEN Gallery’s free plugin for WordPress, rather than the free Gallery feature built into WordPress. I’m still exploring some of the settings — for example, why am I not seeing the photo captions, mmm?
NextGEN Gallery’s non-free versions offer more viewing and commerce features, and there are also a bunch of interesting-looking third-party add-ons to NextGEN Gallery I plan to look explore.
Of the 3,200+ exhibitors at this year’s International CES (formerly standing for “Consumer Electronics Show”) held in Las Vegas January 7-10, 2014 (plus probably another 300 or so exhibiting at associated/concurrent events like Pepcom, ShowStoppers, Storage Visions, the NMX New Media Expo, and/or in private suites, but not necessarily also on the CES show floor), I probably managed to see and briefly chat with/try three or four hundred, and quick-glimpse maybe half that again. Continue reading
And so off to this year’s (2014!) International CES, the show formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, or, as I refer to it, “Consume Electronics!” I’m packing a camera, my iPad and Asus Nexus 7 tablets — plus, for most of my note-taking, if the AC charger still works, my trusty old NEC MobilePro, which flips open ready for being typed into faster than anything else I’ve got. Continue reading
Welcome (back) to Trying Technology, my blog about the technologies and products I’m trying, or otherwise pondering and brooding about… and how, cough, trying they can often be. Trying Technology was the first blog I created. Continue reading