The Biggest Tablet You’ve Ever Seen

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My feet are killing me. I just finished a full day of press appointments at CE Week, a consumer electronics trade show. I was standing in heels while talking to members of the media about a new touchscreen product Westinghouse Digital was introducing. It is totally revolutionary and, right now, geared for the presentation market.

The presentation market is made up of educators, trainers, medical, and any other folks who need a big whiteboard for demonstration. Imagine a tablet on steroids. The touchscreen unit is available from 55-inch high-definition to a massive 84-inch 4K (UltraHD). The largest screen will set you back $15,000. All of the models are compatible with the latest Windows 8 and 7 operating systems. That means the info on the whiteboard can be downloaded to a PC or laptop.

The specs on the unit are so technical that it would be crazy to list here. Look at the pictures that accompany this story to get an idea of the capabilities of whiteboards. They are quite magical.

See what Gizmodo says about the screen.

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CES Product Scoops

Here are some innovative products at CES

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Displair is a new visual technology. The image is created in the air. It is physically permeable and interactive. The cleanest water drops, dry and solid due to the ultra fine size, creates the basis of the image.

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Luci is an inflatable, water resistant bright LED solar lantern with three settings, dim, bright, and emergency flashing. It holds a charge for three months.

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Cubelets is a robot construction kit. This was made for children but I want one myself. Cubelets are magnetic blocks that can be snapped together to make an endless variety of robots with no programming and no wires. You can build robots that drive around on a tabletop, respond to light, sound, and temperature, and have surprisingly lifelike behavior. But instead of programming that behavior, you snap the cubelets together and watch the behavior emerge like with a flock of birds or a swarm of bees. Each cubelet in the kit has different equipment on board and a different default behavior.

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Westinghouse Digital’s 110-inch, 4K, LED TV. 4k means 4 times the resolution of current HD. This unit will be available for custom orders. Price tag? $300,000. Can’t wait to find out who is the first taker.

Happy 62nd Birthday Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Arianna turns 62 on July 15th. I am getting a head start on this story.

I am pretty sure that everyone who reads DigiDame knows who Arianna Huffington is. If you don’t, I encourage you to read on to get inspired and learn some very important life lessons:

1. You can be relevant in the digital world or any world when you are a senior citizen.

2. A woman changed the media landscape by creating a blog that combined original content with collaboration and aggregation. Huffington Post attracts more readers than the New York Times. (According to UK Telegraph story below, the Huffington Post became the most visited English-language news source in the world, outranking even America’s so-called “Gray Lady”, The New York Times, attacting 60 million unique monthly visitors. It recently won the coveted Pulitzer prize for journalism and has attracted more than 155 million comments since it started.)

3. You can be single and still be invited to parties for couples only.

Last week I was feeling sorry for myself and our client because I had to be the PR representative for Westinghouse Digital at a trade show. I had a head cold, my nose was running, my eyes were drooping and I probably looked 100 years old. When I went to the ladies room to wash my hands, I looked into the mirror and saw young, perky PR gals to my left and right. I wanted to run into the streets screaming “Who stole my youth?” Somehow, I managed to get more press appointments and more editorial coverage for our client than any of those stunning, skinny, trendy, sexy numbers did for theirs.

No question, my competition is far better to look at, but I am going to keep on pretending that I am Arianna Huffington. If she can do it, so can I (and you can too)!

Please read the following story. It talks a lot about the economy, the future of journalism, and the pace of one red hot mama.

How Arianna Huffington has breathed new life into the media – Telegraph