Summer Fun Gadgets to Keep you Cool!

Summer is here! It’s time for BBQs, lazing on hot days and weekends, taking a dip in the pool and meeting up with friends. It’s chill time… or is it?

Will you be able to turn off, shut down, log out and take a digital detox? It’s possible you don’t wan to. Or – maybe your work-life balance scale is too heavily tipped in the direction of the office.

Whatever your circumstances or preferences this summer – there are plenty of fun gizmos around that can help you beat the heat – and the occasional shower of rain or wave – and even some that can keep you connected if you just have to take that call.

Here are our three of favorites:

  • For the ‘ultimate shut out’, the waterproofed iPod shuffle swim kit keeps your music playing to a depth of 210 feet. No one is going to ring your bell and get you on the phone down there – even if you could hear it!
  • Can’t leave the phone more that arms reach away? Nervous that there’s no power outlet on the beach? What you need is The EchoCharge+! It even comes with a flashlight for any of you avid hikers out there!
  • What do the theme from Endless Summer, Wipe Out and Soul Limbo all have in common? They’re all beach tunes and benefit from a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. Take a gander at a few options
  • Why not commemorate all of the good times this summer? Or maybe just those selfies by the pool. Check out the Polaroid Zip Mobile Photo Printer.

Do you own any of these, or would you pick some up to get the season started? Is there anything you would add to this collection? Let us know.

VisiTech PR’s Tricks (and Treats) for a High-Tech Halloween

Trick or treat? With the right tech at hand, you can have both this Halloween. From apps to costumes, here are the must-haves for techies for All Hollow’s Eve 2015:

What’s on your tech radar this Halloween? Tell us about it below!

Back to School Tech for 2015

The 2015-2016 school year is going to be filled with technology, no matter the grade or age. Of course the back to school list will include the usual laptop, headphones and cell phone. Here’s a list of some unique gadgets that will enhance any learning experience.

Any other back to school tech that has caught your eye?

Internet + Television + Expo = INTX

Since NCTA’s move from The Cable Show to INTX, many have been left wondering, what exactly will this year’s show encompass?

As the IoT has taken off recently, there have been more opportunities to integrate apps into the overall cable video experience. As a result, NCTA has shifted the focus of the show to encompass the growing digital landscape throughout the industry as opposed to just cable. This year’s event will bring the two even closer together to cover the latest happenings in OTT, wireless integration and overall operations.

Here are a few things to expect at this year’s show:

  • The show floor, now called INTX marketplace will feature about 300 exhibitors. The area has been “reimagined,” and will feature “boulevards, plazas and circles” at various “intersections.”
  • In addition to keynote discussions among top industry executives, the annual Spring Technical Forum will dive deeper into tech than it has in previous years. The lineup consists of 43 technical papers that will be presented at eight different sessions.
  • NCTA will also sponsor a 24-hour hackathon, INTXHAK, which will challenge developers to create apps from scratch using the latest APIs, tools, data and content from a huge list of today’s leading tech, media and entertainment companies.

Will you be attending this year’s show? Let us know in the comments below.

Top Five Things to Expect at MWC 2015

Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile industry exhibition, is just around the corner. Based on the numbers from last year, we can anticipate some 85,000 attendees from across the globe to check out close to 2,000 exhibits of the latest solutions and gadgets the mobile industry has to offer.

With the show about a month away, what’s already on the must-see list? Here are just a few rumored announcements:

These are just five announcements expected at this year’s show. What other gadgets and innovations are you excited about?

CES 2015 in Pictures

Even though it closed a week ago, we’re still reeling over CES 2015. This year’s show boasted more than 3,600 exhibitors, 2.2 million square feet of exhibit space and 170,000 attendees. This left more to do and see than possible for the average person. Luckily, we have publications from an array of industries compiling slideshows of images on what caught their attention. Here are just a few:

  • eWeek: 10 CES Themes Likely to Resonate for Some Time
  • Light Reading: CES Pics: Cars, Drones & Lines, Oh My!
  • PCMag: CES 2015 Photo Gallery
  • MobiHealth News: Slideshow: Health devices launched at CES 2015
  • ExtremeTech: CES 2015: The week in photos, without leaving your desk

Did you make it to CES this year? If so, are there any other photos you think should make these slideshows? If you didn’t attend, what do you wish you could’ve seen?

CES 2015: What’s in Your Top Five?

All good things come to an end. That includes CES 2015. For those who attended, we wish you a weekend of putting your feet up and kicking back. For those of you who didn’t make it to Las Vegas this year, we’ve compiled a list of a few of the show’s many big product launches and announcements.

This is just five of hundreds of unique items to come out of this year’s show. What are some of the top new gadgets and news you would add to this list?

CES 2015: ’Sling’-ing in the New Year with OTT

It’s that time of year again. No, we don’t mean those first few weeks of the year when most of us full-heartedly follow through with our New Year’s resolutions. Anyone involved with consumer technology in any shape or form knows exactly what we’re talking about. Yes, that’s right, it’s the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

CES is famous for the launch of the latest in devices from smartphones to tablets, but it’s OTT video that is making headlines this year.

While OTT has been trending for years, it’s not losing any popularity points any time soon. According to a recent OTT Market Forecast by Strategy Analytics, the OTT market will be worth $27 billion by 2019. With projections like that, it’s only natural for everyone from vendors to content providers to operators to continue jumping on the OTT wagon. A prime example is Dish, who yesterday launched Sling TV. Aimed at cord cutters and those who never used pay-TV in the first place, the new service is unique, offering access to channels like ESPN, Disney, the Food Network and CNN for just $20 a month.

What do you think the future holds for OTT? How do you think services like Sling TV will affect the industry in 2015 and beyond?