SXSW Reveals Ten New Convergence Tracks From Climate Change to Mixed Reality

For the 2020 season, SXSW has announced ten new additions for their Convergence Tracks that include Cannabusiness, Climate & Social Action, Connection & Culture, Experiential Storytelling, Game Industry, Government & Politics, Media & Journalism, Professional Development, Sports, and XR. From March 13-21 attendees can participate in various formats of programming like panels, workshops, Keynotes, and Featured Speakers that dive into the worlds of climate change and affecting social change as well as sports and mixed reality. Below are the descriptions and dates of the Convergence Tracks just announced.

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Lumen Couture Launches the “Matrix Collection” Ready-to-Wear Fashion Line Using LED Panels With Bluetooth And Audio Connectivity

Lumen Couture, a ready-to-wear line fusing tech and fashion, recently launched designs featuring new cutting edge technology. The designs feature innovative inserts (a thin flexible LED matrix) that can display images, text, and videos controlled via Bluetooth from a phone. The garments also respond to sound with an “equalizer” visualizer functionality.

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ABB FIA Formula E Championship Puts Fans in the Drivers Seat With the Driver’s Eye Camera Immersive Experience

Announced today, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is putting fans in the driving seat and giving viewers a glimpse of what it’s like to sit behind the steering wheel. Introducing the ‘Driver’s Eye’, an innovative new camera connected to the inside of the helmet.

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L’Oréal Unveils Perso, The World’s First AI-Powered Device For Skincare And Cosmetics

L’Oréal has recently announced Perso, the 6.5-inch beauty tech device developed by their Technology Incubator that delivers personalized on-the-spot skincare and cosmetic formulas. With the help of Artificial Intelligence, the level of personalization will be optimized over time as the system gathers more data about the customer’s skin and personal preferences. While at CES, L’Oréal unveiled Perso’s capabilities for skincare and also informed us that the 3-in-1 device will also be able to create custom formulas for lipstick and foundation later in the year. They also gave me a demo of the Perso while at CES.

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Jabra Unveils the Elite Active 75t Earbuds

 Jabra, leader in personal sound and office solutions, recently announced their new Elite Active 75t earbuds. The new earbuds are the active lifestyle edition of the recently announced Elite 75t earbuds. Optimized for work-out and fitness use, the Active edition is enhanced for durability and is the latest in Jabra’s portfolio of true wireless earbuds. During CES 2020, Jabra gave me a demo of the new Elite Active 75t earbuds.

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Introducing gita; the Carrier Robot

gita™ is a hands-free carrier/ robot that balances on two large wheels, that accelerates and decelerates with the speed and distance of a person. In fact, gita can rotate in place as fast as a person with a zero turning radius. gita™ is Italian for short trip, pronounced jee-ta which explains the robot’s purpose to help you get from “point a” to “point b” while assisting you with your groceries or belongings. During CES 2020 at the Venetian Hotel, I had a demo of the gita and learned a bit more about the innovation behind the robot.

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Ausounds Launches Two New Audio Solutions for Their AU Collection at CES 2020

Making their first appearance at CES, Ausounds, the creator of accessible premium audio solutions designed for music creators, exhibited their newest audio solutions.  With their successful launch in August 2019, where the company introduced its first audio product, the AU-Stream ANC earphones, the company has since released two more products. The new the AU-Flex ANC launched in September 2019 and the AU-Stream launched in November 2019. At CES, Ausounds launched their next two products from its AU-collection, the AU-X ANC Soundproof Noise Cancelling Planar Over-Ear Headphones and the AU-Stream Hybrid True Wireless Soundproof Noise Cancelling Earbuds

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CES 2020 Recap: Lenovo’s New Consumer Innovations

During CES, Lenovo launched a number of new consumer innovations from Laptops to Displays to Smart home products. While at CES I had a chance to experience the Lenovo Ducati 5 limited-edition, ThinkPad X1 Fold, the Yoga™ 5G 2-in-1 convertible laptop, the Yoga Slim 7 laptop, ThinkReality VR/AR, and the LAVIE AIO.

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CES 2020 Recap: 1MORE vs HELM Audio at Pepcom’s Digital Experience!

Digital Experience! is Pepcom’s largest media event, held every January on the evening before the CES opens. Like Pepcom’s other showcases, it is a demo event, giving more than 1,000 media a look at your products. While at the Digital Experience! by Pepcom there were two audio companies, 1MORE and HELM Audio, that I worked with in 2019 that have a bit of a friendly competition due to the similarity of products launched. 1MORE launched True Wireless in-Ear ANC headphones at CES while HELM Audio Electrostatic True Wireless in-ear monitors.  Ironically these brands booths were close to each other, which made for even more friendly tension, and easy for me to visit both! Below is info about the two different True Wireless headphones recently launched by both companies.  

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CES 2020 Recap: The Dell Experience

Dell Technologies unveiled new products and software across its premium Latitude, XPS, Alienware, and 4k displays portfolios featuring artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and innovative design. Dell kicked off CES 2020 with this press conference with actress Aisha Tyler and my favorite Dell Executive, Sam Bird, President of Dell Solutions.

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