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Basketball fans love hot technology news, products and event coverage just like everyone else. Even if it has nothing to do with basketball or sports. If it's awesome, we like it. So, while we want to call this a sports technology or basketball technology page, it's all about whatever is hot and of interest to our massive readership.

As for tech conferences (sports technology or other), attends and covers the top tech events, primarily in the NYC area. And below, we also present news from around the web on the hottest gadgets and coolest developments in personal electronics and technology for the masses.

CES New York Press Preview
November 10, 2009

This is only for media members, but on November 10 many prominent reporters who cover techology will gain valuable insight as to some of what the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will present.

Reporters will learn about holiday sales and various trend analysis, plus an Innovations award announcement, and additional CES details.

Some of the companies that will be there to meet with the media are: 3M, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Archerfish, Audiovox Corporation, Blue Ant, Best Buy Bowers & Wilkins, Dexim, Dual Electronics, Direct Electronics, Edifier Enterprises Canada, Inc., HDMI Licensing, LLC, Inada Massage Chairs, Jess3, JVC, Lexmark International Inc, mPower Technologies Inc, Netgear, ooma Inc., Optoma Technology Inc, PARROT, Perfect Path™ by PPC®, Regen, and Sennheiser Electronic Corporation.


DigitalLife Press Preview
July 12, 2009

Reporters will get a taste of the big event, Digital Life 2007, which takes place September 27-30. Over 40 companies will be showcasing the latest gear, gadgets, and innovative services that are making the digital lifestyle a reality. At this invitation-only event, you will see the newest high-performance laptops, gaming gear, digital cameras, smartphones, GPS devices, satellite radios, DVRs, tech toys for children, online photo and video services, storage devices, 3D goggles, digital scrapbooking products, and lots more. Top brands and emerging companies scheduled to participate include Alienware, Dell, EchoStar Fisher Price, HP, LeapFrog, Logitech, Mattel, M-Audio, Palm, Pentax, Seagate, Toshiba, UTStarcom, Vtech, WowWee, XM Radio and many more.


July 28, 2007: Digital Life 2007 is September 27-30, 2007 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Show Themes: The Connected Home; The Mobile Lifestyle; HD Entertainment; Gaming; Digital Photo and Movies; Digital Culture, Commerce and Community; Safety and Security... Exhibitor Profile: Any company leveraging digital technology to improve and enrich the lives of today’s consumers... Attendee Profile: 60,000+ tech enthusiasts, representing and influencing every key demographic.

DigitalLife, produced by Ziff Davis Media, is a four-day consumer event dedicated to educating consumers on what the digital lifestyle means in every aspect of life - at work, home and play. The event showcases the latest in consumer electronics, video games, and other digital entertainment. DigitalLife also discusses how the convergence of affordable, accessible technologies is enriching and empowering people's lives.


June 28, 2007: "Digital Experience!" from Pepcom was yesterday in New York. As always it was a good event, showcasing new innovations in the hottest technology. Unlike similar events, Digital Experience is an independent showcase. Pretty much every company you could want to see was there, including Canon, Kodak, Dell, Nikon, Nokia, Xerox, Toshiba, Sprint, Sony, Microsoft, Palm, Olympus, Intel, IBM and others. DragonSteelMods reports: "For those who enjoy listening to music at work or during public transportation commutes, Altec Lansing offers AirFit headphones that go on the ear for rich, full stereo sound. Both the UHP 302 and UHP 303 feature breathable micro fiber ear pads and moisture resistant designs — the UHP 302 is an ear clip fit. The UHP 304 uses an over-the-head fit featuring a dual titanium headband design for ultra style and flexibility. The UHS 302 includes an inline volume control and microphone with mute switch." DragonSteelMods reports: "I was able to check out the Area-51 m9750 laptop, which is the uber gaming laptop from Alienware. This beauty weighs in at 8.5 pounds and features Dual Graphics Cards -512MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX GDDR3 NVIDIA nForce 100 with NVIDIA® SLI™ technology. The best part is that these are replaceable. So now your really expensive gaming laptop of doom will not be obsolete in six month, if you want to buy the next model of graphics card, of course."


June 16, 2007: Pepcom 2007 ("Digital Experience!") is June 27 in New York City. From Pepcom: Pepcom is the leader in technology showcase events. Our series of exclusive press events are the most successful, most productive, and most innovative technology showcases around. Producing the finest media receptions is what we do, and all that we do. And we partner with the best companies in high technology to do it. Our sharp market focus is a signature innovation of Pepcom events. We target digital sound and vision with DigitalFocus, mobile and wireless technologies with MobileFocus, digital consumer electronics with Digital Experience!, and digital entertainment with eFocus. So every company at our events is in a context that the attending media knows and covers.

The atmosphere at Pepcom events is that of an upscale yet relaxed cocktail party at which you can make the best contacts. We find the best venues, serve the finest food and beverages, and then allow some of the most creative and influential people in the business to interact. And that's an atmosphere that translates into a rewarding, relationship-building experience for the press and sponsors alike.


May 3, 2007: Home Entertainment Show 2007 will take place at the Grand Hyatt in New York, NY on May 11-13, 2007 -- "New York is a great location for this event," says Greg Nivens, the event's director. "The central Manhattan location makes the show easily available to world press, high-end AV enthusiasts, industry insiders and manufacturers. After polling our participants they constantly tell us that they like this show in NYC."

This year's event will focus on luxury living and highlight the high-end audio and home theater lifestyle that has influenced product design and function. Consumers will have three days to preview the latest in home entertainment products ranging from loudspeakers, turntables, HDTV, home theater systems, computers, gaming consoles, imaging products and much more. The first day of the show will offer a special preview to members of the trade and press. The show offers over 100 private demonstration rooms where participants can meet with the over 300 participating manufacturers. The show also offers a series of informative seminars on a variety of important high tech subjects that are impacting our lives.


Feb. 28, 2008: National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) Career Day is April 18, 2007 in the Las Vegas Hilton (Ballroom C) -- Recruiters from a wide variety of broadcast companies will meet with industry professionals, students and entry-level job seekers at the NABEF Career Day. Industry professionals, students, entry-level job seekers and others interested in broadcasting will have an opportunity to meet with broadcast recruiters. Job openings and career opportunities will be available in sales, news, production and engineering. The NABEF Career Day is part of NABEF’s commitment to promoting diversity in the broadcast workplace. In addition to the Career Day, NABEF hosts an online Career Center where jobs in broadcasting are posted as well as resumes from qualified applicants interested in radio and television. More info is at

Jan. 4, 2007: With only a few days before CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow starts, now is the time to make your last minute arrangements. In Las Vegas January 8-11, as 2,700 exhibitors showcase the hottest consumer electronics (CE) products throughout more than 1.7 million net square feet of space. Audio. Video. Digital imaging. High-performance audio and home theater. Gaming. Wireless and much more. It's all going to be at the 2007 International CES. Be there!

The Consumer Electronics Show Pre-show Keynote Address is Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates: Bill Gates returns to CES for his ninth pre-show keynote address. With the full attention of the consumer technology world, Gates has previously used the International CES to preview products and technology on the horizon for consumers.

Other hot 2007 CES presentations:

Monday, January 8, 2007 -- Innovations 2007 Showcase Stage Presentations: 10 a.m. Monday, January 8 through 3 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2007, Innovations Plus at the Sands, Booth #68747

The World Series of Video Games All-Star Festival -- LVCC, CES Central Plaza: This interactive entertainment area features hands-on gaming on all the newest gaming technologies from Intel, Xbox 360, Fatal1ty Brands led by Creative, ATI, Dell and The Planet. See — and play — the winners of the 2006 World Series of Video Games in action at this premier international video game competition circuit. The event also features numerous celebrity gamer appearances and daily high-level gaming exec speakers. Presented by Intel and run by Games Media Properties.

Day 1 Opening Keynote Address: Motorola -- 8:30 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2007, The Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom:
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Ed Zander, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Motorola Inc.

Ed Zander kicks off day one of the 2007 International CES with an opening keynote, immediately following a State of the Industry Address by Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. Zander became chairman of the board and CEO of Motorola, Inc. in January 2004 and has since overseen sharpened Motorola’s focus on innovation and operational efficiency. Motorola has participated in the show throughout its 40-year history.

Day 1 Industry Insider: Nokia -- 11 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2007, Las Vegas Hilton Theater
Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, President and CEO, Nokia Corp.

Under Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo’s direction, Nokia has evolved into a world leader in mobile communications, connecting people together with content and technology. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses.

Sept. 24, 2006: DigitalLife is a four-day consumer event, produced by Ziff Davis Media, dedicated to educating consumers on what the digital lifestyle means in every aspect of life - at work, home and play. And, how the convergence of affordable, accessible technologies is enriching and empowering people's lives.

Held October 12-15, 2006 in New York City, DigitalLife is focused on educating and inspiring consumers, press and retailers. Products include, home entertainment, TVs, consumer electronics, home networking, gaming hardware and software, PCs and laptops, mobile technologies such as phones, PDAs, MP3 players as well as digital culture.

DigitalLife sponsors & exhibitors include ATI, Belkin, Best Buy, HP, Intel, Logitech, Microsoft, NetZero, TiVo, Toshiba, and Xbox. will cover the event. will report on this year's event on Saturday or Sunday, Oct. 14-15. We're sure it'll be incredible.

June 22, 2006: C3, The Conference & Exposition Featuring Today's Most Relevant Technologies and Compelling Issues for the IT Professional: C3 brings corporate and channel technology buyers and IT professionals together with the industry’s premier technology manufacturers, solutions providers and consulting services. More than 10,000 enterprise professionals from corporate business, finance, government, retail and education are expected at this year’s C3 event in New York City. New in 2006 is Compliance World Expo – NYC’s first compliance-centric expo and conference. Register today ( to attend C3 and to visit in person with experts from leading IT vendors like IBM, Fujitsu, Ernst & Young, RedHat, CDW, CSC, Bea Systems, Quest Software, Kodak, CompUSA, Serena and many more! Location: Javits Convention, New York City. Conference: June 27-29,2006. Exhibition Hours: Tuesday 10am-4pm, Wednesday 10am-4pm, Thursday 10am-3PM

April 6, 2006: NAB2006 (National Association of Broadcasters) takes place April 22 - 27, 2006 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 24). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all media.


January 10, 2006: The 2006 Consumer Electronics show was as big a success as expected. It showcased the current strength of the thriving consumer electronics industry to more than 150,000 attendees.

November 24, 2005: International CES Honorees -- The 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show honorees have been announced. Check out the list of incredible products in 30 different categories.

November 15, 2005: Consumer Electronics Show Intro - An event in NYC today showcased about one zillionth of what the actual Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show will have. This year's event looks better than ever, and that's saying a lot.

October 7, 2005: DigitalLife is a three-day consumer event, produced by Ziff Davis Media, dedicated to educating consumers on what the digital lifestyle means in every aspect of life - at work, home and play. And, how the convergence of affordable, accessible technologies is enriching and empowering people's lives... Held October 14-16, 2004 in New York City, DigitalLife is focused on educating and inspiring consumers, press and retailers. Products include, home entertainment, TVs, consumer electronics, home networking, gaming hardware and software, PCs and laptops, mobile technologies such as phones, PDAs, MP3 players as well as digital culture... DigitalLife sponsors include Best Buy, Adobe, Creative, Intel, Konica Minolta, Microsoft, Toshiba, TiVo, Windows Media Center Edition, Xbox, and XM Satellite.

January 7, 2005: The Consumer Electronics Show, taking place January 6-9 in Las Vegas, is the world's best show of its kind.

October 4, 2004: TECHXNY 2004 in New York is a fantastic IT business event.

September 20, 2004: CEDIA Expo 2004 -- the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) -- announced today that 24,500 custom electronics professionals converged Sept. 8-12 at the Indiana Convention Center for CEDIA EXPO 2004. This years attendance was the largest in the events 15-year history.

May 25, 2004: CeBIT America is the leading Information & Communications Technology (ICT) event for the Enterprise Business Marketplace – combining a broad-based mix of products and services to provide insight, information and answers to various enterprise technology needs.

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