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Cool tech products spotted at press conferences and product showcases by noted tech journalist Robert S. Anthony, editor, Stadium Circle Features. Instagram…
Recently @microsoft asked a simple question on Twitter: "Age yourself by telling us the first Microsoft product you ever used." My reply: "Microsoft OS in my @radioshack TRS-80 Model 100 laptop purchased around 1985." Microsoft's reply: "Amazed. 😮" The result? Well, take a look. I'm surprised myself at the number of impressions and likes. You can follow me on Twitter at the same handle as I have here on Pinterest: @newyorkbob CLICK THE LINK to see the tweet.
Yes, #CES2023 is over, but the fun begins now as cool products shown in Las Vegas make their way to consumers. See my @CES 2023 roundup in this week’s Sree’s Sunday Note, featuring clever products such as @mybirdbuddy’s smart bird feeder which IDs birds with AI, @mybravahome's smart oven which cooks with light only, Sony Honda Mobility’s AFEELA electric vehicle, @urbanistalife’s solar-powered earbuds and more. CLICK THE PIC OR LINK for Glitz & Gadgets: A Dispatch from CES in Las Vegas.
For two years CES, formerly called the Consumer Electronics Show, limped along in watered-down forms, but for #CES 2023 the hugs and handshakes—or at least fist bumps and waves—are back. But #CES2023 will be different than the last full in-person show in 2020 and it remains to be seen if that will be a good or bad thing. With possibly 100,000 attendees and 3,000 exhibitors, it will still be a gigantic show. CLICK THE PIC to read my take at The Paper PC. And subscribe if you like.
The @Withings ScanWatch Horizon “health hybrid smartwatch” looks like a standard analog diving watch but offers an array of sophisticated health and workout features, including a blood oxygen sensor and a medically validated electrocardiogram sensor. The $500 #smartwatch also has a GPS receiver, altimeter and step counter and an electronic readout that can display text messages, notifications and other information. CLICK THE LINK to read more in my weekly #TechTip in Sree’s Sunday Note. #Pin300
Amazon’s new Fire 7 tablet, the first refresh since 2019, has a more powerful MediaTek processor, an updated graphics chip and more RAM, but still claims better battery life. Screen resolution is the same at 1,024 by 600 pixels. The @amazon Fire 7 (16GB RAM, $60; 32GB RAM $80) and Fire 7 Kids (16GB RAM, $110; 32GB RAM, $130), which adds a protective case plus a one-year Amazon Kids+ subscription, will be available June 29. CLICK THE PIC for more info in my weekly Tech Tip in Sree’s Sunday Note.
The Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 mirrorless digital cameras are good news for photogs seeking the features of the popular EOS-R series at a lower price. Instead of full-frame sensors, the EOS R7 (32MP) and EOS R10 (24MP) have smaller APS-C sensors, which cuts costs and allows them to use smaller, lighter lenses. The RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM are the first of @CanonUSA's RF-S lenses for APS-C sensors. CLICK THE PIC for more info in my Tech Tip in Sree’s Sunday Note.
The new Black+Decker Kitchen Wand takes up very little space but performs many tasks usually handled by larger devices. The variable-speed, cordless motor unit has a built-in rechargeable battery and can accept a variety of attachments, including a milk frother, can opener, salt-and-pepper grinder, wine opener, whisk and immersion blender. The @blackanddecker Kitchen Wand ($200 with six attachments: $130 with three; $99 with one) comes in red, black or gray and will reach stores in July. #Pepcom