Monday, January 09, 2012

CES, Microsoft, Gadgets, Ultrabooks, and Vegas, Baby!

You all know that I can’t live without my gadgets and computers, so I am immensely excited about heading to Las Vegas tomorrow to work with Microsoft on presenting some of the more exciting parent-centric tech that will be debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show.

In addition to hardware (think thinner, lighter laptops that will be competition for the MacBook Air, tablets, phones, and computer accessories galore), I’ll get to check out some up-and-coming software, like Windows 8, which is supposed to be a streamlined version of Windows 7 (which is a revelation after XP) that is going to pretty much dominate the market after it is released later this year.  And who knows what treats I’ll find in the “Mom Tech Zone” in the conference hall!

I’m going to also chat with the founder of a company called AboutOne, a company that is taking a different tack in the family-scheduling in the “cloud” phenomenon (like Windows’ OneNote, Google calendar, EverNote, Producteev or other shared scheduling/list-making apps)—AboutOne lets you put all your pertinent medical info, like what prescriptions each of your children takes, and other “family files” like babysitter permissions, house receipts, school information, etc. into an on-line “file cabinet.” If you lose papers like I do, you can appreciate how awesome this sort of service could be!

I am now checked into my room at Treasure Island and off to meet the Microsoft team. I hope you’ll check out my tweets while at the conference, @theBitchinWife, and back here for updates, and the Windows Experience blog, where they will be posting video of some of my discoveries on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

If you are curious to see what might be happening this week at CES, you can watch the keynote with Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer on the Microsoft Facebook page at 6:30pm PT tonight.

Also don’t miss the Tuesday Tech Chat on Twitter!

To participate in the Tech Tuesday Live Twitter Chat:

  1. Join us from 12-1 PT (3-4 ET) on Twitter
  2. Follow the hashtag #win7tech
  3. Follow @windows, @thebitchinwife, @robynsworld, @hercampus, @kristinalibby, @brandonleblanc, @benthepcguy, @daniellaycock, and @windowsblog to make sure you get the whole picture.

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