Category: 2010 Consumer electronics show

Blogmania Sponsor: Ceiva Digital Photo Frame

[ 1 ] September 3, 2010 |

Featuring Ceiva Digital Photo Frame-2010 Blogmania Sponsor


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Ceiva Digital Photo Frame to be Featured! On September 15 & 16, Ceiva,  the inventor of connected digital photo frames is offering a great package for our entrants during Blogmania 2010.  Ceiva is providing a Prize Package containing a CeivaShare Digital Frame with optional  wifi and one year picture plan valued at $159!

Here’s some more information from Ceiva:

Share Your Holiday Memories with the Magic of CEIVA Digital Photo Frame™

For the Holidays, do something special and different for you loved one! When New Years rolls around, you can still be connected!  Give the gift that will keep you connected to them once the New Year rolls around.  Automatically and magically share photographs of friends and family using a CEIVA® digital photo frame. This year, “CEIVAbrate” the holidays, by starting  a grouping of connected photo connected  frames involving your  friends and family.

How to Give CEIVA Digital Photo Frame as a Gift

This holiday season, you’ll rejoice because you can take advantage of CEIVA’S Digital Photo Frame multipack discounts and  offers.  Registering your CEIVA frames and preloading  them with photos  from family events and special times with friends is simple.  It’s so fun because your loved one will all stay closely connected throught the  receiving and sharing of photos and personal notations  throughout the year.

How the Ceiva Digital Photo Frame Works

You can share on Ceiva through your smart phone, email, Facebook and other sources.  With  unlimited photo storage account via, plus photo customization apps, and the possibility  to send deliver written greetings – straight to your grouping of CEIVA frames –thorughout the year.  Your CEIVA digital Photo Frames has a PicturePlan Lifetime Warranty, where your frame will be fixed or replaced for the duration of your CEIVA service.  Also, Everyone can linkup by either Wi-Fi, Ethernet or telephone  (helps  those without computers,  like grandma!).  Members can invite anyone else to forward photos  to their frame, plus the sender will get a free photo storage account at, they’ll receive this even if they do not own a Ceiva frame.  CEIVA’S  has a U.S. based 24-7  toll-free Customer Care number at 1-877.692.3482.

How to Get the Ceiva Digital Photo Frame Connected

Your Loved one  will be happy to know that CEIVA Customer Care is available to assist customers  full time, even during the holidays!   The 3-step connection guide is easy, even for grandpa:  1) Just Register the Frame, 2) Then Set-up the frame, and 3) Finally Get connected.   Ater you are connected, family and friends can share photos all throughout the holidays and over the year.  So, begin your “CEIVAbration” for the holidays via CEIVA Connected Photo Frames!  Visit
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Sing2Learn Review

[ 0 ] July 22, 2010 |

Fun. Effective. Powerful.  A great way to learn Foreign Languages

(Posted by Technical Editor: W. Zurek)


Women over 45, Learn a Foreign Language through Singing!

Sing2Learn combines three innovative methods to make learning easy, fun, and interesting: Sing2Learn, Sing2Pattern, and Sing2Picture. Sing2Learn uses singing to make the learning process fun and easy. Learners mimic what they hear with very little stress or mental processing. Sing2Pattern allows learners to create hundreds of sentences from simple sentence patterns and syllable patterns. Sing2imageture uses the power of visualization to enhance learners’ memorization skills through visually stimulating graphics.  All of the songs are 100% original and they emphasize simplicity, clarity, and a comfortable pace for easy learning, and are creative — which makes it fun and easy to learn.

Watch the video, Have some fun!

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Sing2Learn is just what it says.  You are learning while you are singing.  Now we all know how we remember the most trivial songs, tv jingles, and radio ads that are set to music.  I’ll bet you can still sing the Big Mac song–“2 all Beef Patties…”  or how about  the Brady Bunch theme  “Here’s the story, of a lovely Lady,….”.   So you can certainly see why the Sing2Learn concept was very interesting to me when I first viewed it at the CES.

Christopher Boyd Brewer in his book Music and Learning says that music can help us learn because it will–

  • establish a positive learning state
  • create a desired atmosphere
  • build a sense of anticipation
  • energize learning activities
  • change brain wave states
  • focus concentration
  • increase attention
  • improve memory
  • facilitate a multisensory learning experience
  • release tension
  • enhance imagination
  • align groups
  • develop rapport
  • provide inspiration and motivation
  • add an element of fun
  • accentuate theme-oriented units

When you couple your knowledge of how music that you have learned has STUCK with you through the years with clear research on the Music and learning concepts–who can argue that a child or a Women over 45 can learn a foreign language or at the very least the common phrases with Sing2Learn?!

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Stereovision s3d pc PCs at the Tipping Point

[ 0 ] May 27, 2010 |

Jon Peddie Research says S3D PCs will thrive if there is good content to feed demand


There just might be a stereovision PC in your Christmas stocking this year.  Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia just completed an in-depth look at the emerging Stereo 3D (S3D) PC market. Titled, “Stereovision in PCs,” The report finds that the S3D market is poised for rapid growth in the immediate future. Close to one million dedicated S3D PCs will ship in 2010. That number will grow to 75 million by 2014 as S3D becomes ubiquitous.
 JPR S3D shipment data

 Table 1: Growth rates from 2010 to 2014
Although most PCs will be S3D capable due to the GPUs that are in them, not all PCs will be S3D PCs because they need a special monitor, glasses, and appropriate content. However, S3D PCs will be very attractive to several important market segments.
JPR’s report provides forecasts for the unit sales of the seven major applications that will take advantage of S3D on the PC:

1.      PC: Games
2.      Blu-ray DVD movies
3.      Streaming TV (IP TV)
4.      Photo-editing
5.      Home video editing
6.      Streaming video (from YouTube and other sites)
7.      Professional graphics (CAD and visualization)

“Gaming will be the vehicle for kick-starting the S3D PC market,” said Jon Peddie. “The gaming segment has the largest inventory of content and the most vocal enthusiasts who will spread the word and show their friends and families what it looks like and what it can do.”
Pricing and Availability
The JPR S3D PC Market Study is available for $2,995.   Women over 45 take note–in a couple of years, this will be the technology that you will have to stand outside of TARGET for before Christmas!  You might as well be informed about it now!
Blog Note:  Chief Blonde did not receive compensation or product for this post.  Information provided by the company.

126,000 Industry Professional at the 2010 CES

[ 0 ] May 17, 2010 |

World’s Largest Technology Tradeshow Posts Twelve Percent Attendance Growth

The 2010 International CES® today announced that 126,641 industry professionals attended the tradeshow’s four-day run in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 7-10, a 12 percent increase in CES attendance from the previous year. An independent audit of the 2010 International CES, performed by Veris Consulting LLC, confirms CES’ status as the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow and North America’s largest annual tradeshow of any kind.

Veris is certified by the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission (EEIAC) to perform audits. As part of the Veris audit, each CES attendee is counted only once, and show size is calculated using only exhibit space actually sold, not hallways or bartered space.
“The CES was overflowing with innovative new products, and this audit proves that the 2010 International CES successfully attracted  top executives, retail buyers, content providers, entertainment executives, venture capitalists, engineers, government officials and media from every corner of the world,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, producer of CES. “CES is also a must-attend global event as evidenced by our more than 24,000 international attendees.”

The number of Women over 45 who attended the show was not readily available, much to the disappointment of Still Blonde after all these YEARS!,  a blog for women over 45!

2,500 global companies, including a record 330 first time exhibitors, unveiled an estimated 20,000 new technology products across 1.4 million net square feet of exhibit space. More, 24,364 international attendees from 136 countries helped increase global attendance at CES by more than eight percent over last year. The top ten countries represented at CES are Canada, Korea, China, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, Taiwan, France, Brazil and Germany.
Senior-level executives and business decision makers continue to conduct business at CES. According to the Veris audit, 45 percent of all attendees were senior level executives, director level and above, on par with last year. Presidents, CEOs and/or business owners made up 20 percent of attendees.  More than one third of all attendees are the final decision makers when it comes to new product purchases and partnerships within their organizations. More than 8,400 attendees represented companies with more than $500 million in total annual sales, nearly double the previous year.
The Veris audit also shows that CES attracts leaders from diverse business areas including entertainment, retail, education, engineering and venture capital. More than 12,000 retail buyers, 8,000 manufacturers and 3,000 engineers came to the 2010 CES along with more than 8,500 attendees from the software development/publishing, content development and entertainment industries, a 41 percent increase over last year.
Top government officials also attended the 2010 International CES. Policymakers from the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Department of Commerce, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of the Treasury were all present.
Every year, influential media and analysts attend the CES to report on the cutting-edge technologies and trends in consumer technology. The 2010 CES drew more than 5,000 press, bloggers and financial and industry analysts.
The CES audit provides absolute verification of exhibition records, including direct on-site observation, examination of registration systems and testing of attendee records. Post-show analysis included direct confirmation sampling, reconciliation of attendance lists, elimination of duplicate names and verification of demographic data with the source of documentation.
Final audit numbers may differ from estimates given on-site due to additional badge pick-ups and badge reader reports. This audit complies with the industry standards for audits adopted by both the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission (EEIAC) and the International Association of Exhibition and Events (IAEE).

The 2011 International CES is scheduled to run January 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.