Articles By Catherine Aczel Boivie

The last dispatch from CES 2017

CES 2017 was the show where almost every product was labeled "intelligent" or "smart," and all had AI (Artificial Intelligent) enabled features. Here are some examples where AI seems to be used like

Published on: January 24th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Introducing CES 2017’s star: Alexa

As I mentioned in my first blog, one of the trends to watch according to Shawn DuBravac, chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association, is the increasing use of voice user interface (VUI).

Published on: January 19th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

CES 2017: Technology at its best?

The keynote speaker at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was inspirational, albeit having the CEO of a cruise line as a speaker at a technology conference is unusual. Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines wanted

Published on: January 13th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Consumer Electronics Show: 50 years of unveiling ground-breaking technology

The Consumer Electronics Show is on again in Las Vegas for its 50th anniversary. The organizers have re-branded it as CES and media reviewers were asked not to refer it by "Consumer Electronics Show"

Published on: January 9th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Can Samsung rebuild its reputation after the demise of the Note 7?

A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting on the plane waiting to take off when the lady in the middle seat noticed that the gentleman in the aisle seat was reading his

Published on: November 22nd, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Celebrating women in tech at the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Imagine 15,000 women involved with technology all in one place. That is what happened in Houston a couple of weeks ago at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The event is

Published on: November 17th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Smart watches: It’s time to be picky (part three)

Yes, all good things must come to an end! This is the last of my three part series on smart watches. As mentioned in my previous blogs, I have selected three smart watches

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

The driver vs. the car: Who’s really in control?

By now most people have heard about the death of Joshua D. Brown of Canton, Ohio, the driver of a Tesla Model S, while his car was in the “autopilot” mode. The newspapers

Published on: July 15th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Smart watches: It’s time to be picky (part two)

As I mentioned in my previous blog, I have selected three smart watches to review. These were the Timex Move x20, Garmin Vivosmart, and the Polar A360. I planned to assess each watch

Published on: July 11th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Saying you’re sorry won’t get you ahead, advisor tells women

At last week’s Women in Technology conference  (WITI) in San Jose the keynote speaker admonished women for saying "sorry" so often. Wendy Wallbridge, a strategic and intuitive advisor to Fortune 100 leaders and

Published on: June 21st, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Smart watches: It’s time to be picky!

Smart watches have become more than just a way to tell time as the Apple watch and Fit Bit are becoming increasingly popular. I have had my share of experiences with smart watches - some

Published on: June 6th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Will these 5 CES gadgets still exist in a year?

I'd like to highlight some of the startups I saw at CES 2016 and the products they had on display. As there were hundreds of startup gadgets present, the items I chose were the

Published on: January 27th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Canadian global app wins big at CES

At the Consumer Electronics Show Mobile App Showdown event, iHeartLocal, an app that's about building relationships with the places that we frequent and refer to our friends and family, won big! It won

Published on: January 22nd, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

CES 2016: the good, the nice, the useful and the odd

Greetings from Las Vegas! CES is in full swing, with many press conferences and attendees. The Samsung press conference attendees lined up two hours in advance of the event with thousands of media representatives covering

Published on: January 8th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie

First peek from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

Greetings from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where there are over 3,500 exhibitors and over 170,000 attendees! The show is big -- it brings in $210M to Las Vegas' economy. The

Published on: January 6th, 2016 Catherine Aczel Boivie