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2017 Presentations

Holiday Tech 2017

Doug Dixon is back with his annual round-up of fun tech products for the holidays. This year we'll focus especially on tech for the home -- including using wireless speakers to jingle bells around the house, digital assistants to remotely deck the hall lights, and wireless cameras to record video of any late-night visitors that come down the chimney with a bound.

However, you better watch out -- these devices can see you when you're sleeping, and know when you're awake. So you do need to think about whether they are bad or good, watching you in the living room, or listening in the bedroom, or conversing in the kid's room.

Holiday Tech 2017

Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 7:00 pm
Hopewell Public Library
    Hopewell Train Station, 3 Railroad Place, Hopewell, NJ
    www.redlibrary.org

Holiday Tech 2017

Tues., Dec. 5, 2017, 2 pm
Computer Learning Center at Ewing
   999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ
   www.clcewing.org

Holiday Tech 2017

Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 7:00 pm
Princeton Public Library
     65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ
     www.princetonlibrary.org

Holiday Tech 2017

Tues., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:00 pm
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)

    Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville, NJ
   
www.ppcug-nj.org

Holiday Tech 2016

Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Rossmoor Computer Club

     Monroe Twp, NJ
     www.rossmoor.org

Holiday Tech 2017

Tues., Nov. 14, 2017, 7:30 pm
Princeton Theological Seminary, Stuart Hall
     Alexander Street, Princeton NJ , Princeton, NJ
     www.pmug-nj.org

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2016 Presentations

Holiday Tech 2016 -- Riding the Mobile Digital Revolution

It's holiday gadget season again, and Doug Dixon is back to demonstrate more fun examples of the latest cool products that are extending mobile digital devices into our lives -- from enhancing our senses with drones and VR goggles, to connecting us to our surroundings in our smart home, to tracking and enhancing our own health and fitness.

We'll also take a look back with artifacts of the digital revolution to see how mobile technology has evolved over the past fifteen years, and look ahead to new applications including digital assistants like Apple Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa.

So come and check out all the gadgets hands-on, and see how far we've come as we ride the mobile digital revolution.

Holiday Tech 2016

Tues., Dec. 13, 2016, 7:30 pm
Princeton Mac Users Group (PMUG)
   
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
    www.pmug-nj.org

Holiday Tech 2016

Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 7:00 pm
Princeton Public Library
     65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ
     www.princetonlibrary.org

Holiday Tech 2016

Tues., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:30 pm
Computer Learning Center at Ewing
   999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ
   www.clcewing.org

Holiday Tech 2016

Tues., Nov. 29, 2016, 6:45 pm
Brookdale Computer Users Club

    Middletown Library
    55 New Monmouth Rd, Middletown, NJ
    www.bcug.com

Holiday Tech 2016

Tues., Nov. 22, 2016, 7:00 pm
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)

    Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville, NJ
   
www.ppcug-nj.org

Holiday Tech 2016

Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Rossmoor Computer Club

     Monroe Twp, NJ
     www.rossmoor.org

Holiday Tech 2016

Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 7:00 pm
Hopewell Public Library
    Hopewell Train Station, 3 Railroad Place, Hopewell, NJ
    www.redlibrary.org

Crowdfunding

Mon., April. 18, 2016
Rossmoor Computer Club

     Monroe Twp, NJ
     www.rossmoor.org

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2015 Presentations

Holiday Tech 2015 - Holiday Giving Expanded with Internet Crowdfunding

Doug Dixon is back to discuss and demonstrate the latest fun (and useful) mobile tech products for the holiday season. This year we'll also explore how Internet "crowdfunding" can expand your holiday giving, by using sites like KickStarter to help aspiring entrepreneurs create exciting new products, and sites like GoFundMe to provide support for people in need.

Doug also will demonstrate fun new products and designs that have resulted from crowdfunding projects, from inventive books and films to clever tech gadgets. Come and see how crowdfunding can make your holiday giving both more personal and more satisfying.

Holiday Tech 2015 / Crowdfunding

Tues., Dec. 8, 2015, 7:30 pm
Princeton Mac Users Group (PMUG)
   
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
    www.pmug-nj.org

Holiday Tech 2015 / Crowdfunding

Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 7:00 pm
Hopewell Public Library
     Hopewell Train Station, 3 Railroad Place, Hopewell, NJ
    www.redlibrary.org

Holiday Tech 2015 / Crowdfunding

Tues., Dec. 1, 2015, 1:30 pm
Computer Learning Center at Ewing
   999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ
   www.clcewing.org

Holiday Tech 2015 / Crowdfunding

Mon., Nov. 30, 2015, 7:00 pm
Princeton Public Library
     65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ
     www.princetonlibrary.org
     http://princetonlibrary.org/events/2015/11/holiday-tech-2015-holiday-giving-expanded-internet-crowdfunding

Holiday Tech 2015 / Crowdfunding

Tues., Nov. 24, 2015, 7:00 pm
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)

    Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville, NJ
   
www.ppcug-nj.org

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2014 Presentations

Holiday Gadgets 2014 - Wearables and Body Tech

Computers are evolving -- yesterday's desktop boxes have been replaced by our ubiquitous mobile handhelds. And next we are going to be wearing Google Glasses and iWatches, as our house automatically unlocks and turns on the lights and opens up a beer when we come home.

For this year's edition of Doug Dixon's Holiday Gadgets revue, we'll explore the developing possibilities of embedded devices -- including personal wearable accessories from fitness bands to watches to eyewear. Plus, we'll look at other fun accessories for our mobile lifestyles, including sharing audio in the home and on the go, wireless storage, and portable power.

Full article:

Holiday Gadgets / Wearables

Sat. Dec. 20, 2014, 12:00 noon
Philadelphia Area Computer Society
   
Super Giant food store, 315 York Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090
    http://pacsnet.org

Holiday Gadgets / Wearables

Wed., Dec. 3, 2014, 7:00 pm
Hopewell Public Library
     Hopewell Train Station, 3 Railroad Place, Hopewell, NJ
    www.redlibrary.org

Holiday Gadgets / Wearables

Tues., Dec. 2, 2014, 1:30 pm
Computer Learning Center at Ewing
   999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ
   www.clcewing.org

Holiday Gadgets / Wearables

Tues., Nov. 25, 2014, 7:00 pm
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)

    Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville, NJ
   
www.ppcug-nj.org

Holiday Gadgets / Wearables

Tues., Nov. 11, 2014, 7:30 pm
Princeton Mac Users Group (PMUG)
   
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
    www.pmug-nj.org

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2013 Presentations

Holiday Gadgets 2013 - Wireless Accessories / Digital Health

We're going mobile, with our smartphones and tablets and laptops. Over half of all adults in the United States now own a smartphone or a tablet, and some 65% of U.S. mobile phone owners are using smartphones.

Doug Dixon has been covering Holiday Gadgets in the Princeton area since 2002, and is back to discuss the new devices, and to demonstrate fun and useful portable accessories -- especially to extend your mobile devices with wireless connections.

Trends to explore this year include wireless audio to portable headsets and speakers, wireless connections to cameras and TV, wireless access to your data, and wireless tracking so you don't leave your phone or keys behind. Plus more on the latest in portable power to keep you charged, cases to protect these indispensible devices, and other fun goodies.

Full article:

Gadgets for Holiday Giving

Wed., Dec. 4, 2013, 7 - 9 pm
Princeton Public Library, Community Room

    Princeton, NJ
    www.princetonlibrary.org

Holiday Gadgets and Wireless Accessories 2013

Wed., Dec. 4, 2013, 10 am
Hopewell Township Library / Hopewell Valley Seniors Connect

   245 Pennington-Titusville Rd, Pennington, NJ
   www.mcl.org/branches/hopbr.html

Top Tech Gifts for Holiday Giving

Tues., Dec. 3, 2013, 1:30 pm
Computer Learning Center at Ewing
   999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ
   www.clcewing.org

Holiday Gadgets and Wireless Accessories 2013

Mon., Dec. 2, 2013, 7 - 8:30 pm
Piscataway Public Library
   John F. Kennedy Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ
    www.piscatawaylibrary.org

Holiday Gadgets and Wireless Accessories 2013

Tues., Nov. 12, 2013, 7:30 pm
Princeton Mac Users Group (PMUG)
   
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
    www.pmug-nj.org

Holiday Gadgets and Wireless Accessories 2013

Wed., Nov. 6, 2013, 7 pm
Wednesday Night Out at the Red Library
Hopewell Public Library
     Hopewell Train Station, 3 Railroad Place, Hopewell, NJ
    www.redlibrary.org

E-Reading on the iPad

Tues., June 2, 2013, 1 pm
Hopewell Public Library
    13 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ
    www.redlibrary.org
See Guide to Finding and Accessing (Free) Content on the iPad (PDF)

Mobile Devices: Into the Cloud

Tues., April 30, 2013, 7:00 pm
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)

    Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville, NJ
   
www.ppcug-nj.org

Portable Devices

Mon., April 22, 2013
Rossmoor Computer Club

     Monroe Twp, NJ
     www.rossmoor.org

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2012 Presentations

Holiday Gadgets 2012 - Cloud Services

Doug Dixon is back with his annual round-up of the latest crop of tempting portable gadgets, and to explore the expanding possibilities for our mobile and connected lifestyle. We'll discuss and demo portable handheld devices, including smartphones and tablets, as well as dedicated devices like e-readers. And we'll look at portable accessories to share and enjoy your devices on the go, including video and audio, storage and power.

But the big focus this year is on the Cloud -- the possibilities of storing all your information and media in the cloud. The idea is to make your life easier, so you won't have to plug into a computer in order to copy files to your device, or manage your stuff across multiple devices. But we'll also discuss the trade-offs of the cloud approach, and the big differences between the available services.

Full articles:

Holiday Gadgets: Into the Cloud?

Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 7 pm
Wednesday Night Out at the Red Library
Hopewell Public Library
    13 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ
    www.redlibrary.org

Top Tech Gifts for Holiday Giving

Tues., Dec. 4, 2012, 1:30 pm
Computer Learning Center at Ewing
Ewing Township Senior and Community Center
   999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ
    www.ewingsnet.com

Holiday Gadgets: Into the Cloud?

Tues., Dec. 4, 2012, 10 - 11 am
Hopewell Township Library / Hopewell Valley Seniors Connect

Hopewell Township Branch Library / Mercer County Library System
   245 Pennington-Titusville Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534
   www.mcl.org/branches/hopbr.html
Hopewell Valley Seniors Connect / Hopewell Valley Senior Center
   www.hvseniors.org

Holiday Gadgets: Into the Cloud?

Wed., Nov. 28, 2012, noon - 1:30 pm
Princeton Public Library

    www.princetonlibrary.org
Princeton, NJ

Highlights from the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show

Tues., Feb. 14, 2012, 7:30 pm
Princeton Mac Users Group (PMUG)
    www.pmug-nj.org
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ

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2011 Presentations

Holiday Gadgets 2011 - Smartphones, Tablets, and E-Readers

What's all this about smartphones and tablets and e-book readers? Was Steve Jobs right to envision the smartphone as the do-everything device, and the tablet as a replacement for a laptop? Or do you still need a separate phone, camera, media player, and other devices?

Doug Dixon is back for his annual round-up of this year's crop of tempting new gadgets, to explore the latest possibilities for our mobile and connected lifestyle. We'll discuss and demo the latest possibilities for our mobile and connected lifestyle, and ponder the deep questions -- iPhone or Android, iPad or Kindle, paper or plastic -- and look at new options for wireless entertainment, storage, and sharing.

Full article:

Holiday Tech: Gadgets and Gifts

Mon., Dec. 19, 2011
Rossmoor Computer Club

     Monroe Twp, NJ
     www.rossmoor.org

Holiday Tech: Gadgets and Gifts

Wed., Dec., 7, 2011, 7 pm
Wednesday Night Out at the Red Library
Hopewell Public Library
    13 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ
    www.redlibrary.org

Local technologist and author Doug Dixon will demo and discuss this year's crop of tempting new portable and wireless gadgets. Whether you're looking for gift ideas, or making your own wish list for Santa, Doug will make sense of all the options in devices including new smartphones, tablets, and e-Readers -- as well as a plethora of accessories to connect and share and power these devices on the go..

Holiday Tech: Gadgets and Gifts

Wed., Dec., 7, 2011, noon - 1:30 pm
Princeton Public Library

     Princeton, NJ
    www.princetonlibrary.org

Holiday Tech: Gadgets and Gifts

Tues., Dec., 6, 2011, 1:30 pm
Computer Learning Center at Ewing
Ewing Township Senior and Community Center
   999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ
    www.ewingsnet.com

 

Holiday Tech: Gadgets and Gifts

Mon., Dec., 5, 2011, 1:30 pm
Meadow Lakes Computer Group
   East Windsor, NJ
   www.meadowlakesonline.org

 

Holiday Tech: Gadgets and Gifts

Wed., Nov., 17, 2011, noon
Stonebridge at Montgomery
    Skillman, NJ
    www.stonebridgeatmontgomery.org

Living the Mobile Life: Wireless Tech for 2012

Wed., Nov. 16, 2011, 7:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Nassau Club, Princeton, NJ
www.princetonchamber.org

Mobile and More: 
    Highlights from the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show

Tues., March 8, 2011, 7:30 pm
Princeton Mac Users Group (PMUG)
    Computer Science building, Princeton University, Room 104
    www.pmug-nj.org

Mobile and More: 
    Highlights from the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show

Tues., Feb. 22, 2011, 7:00 pm
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)

    Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville, NJ
   
www.ppcug-nj.org

The big theme at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was connectivity, with connected TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes, autos, and even major appliances -- your fridge is texting you.
And while the industry continues to push 3DTV, the action is in mobile connected devices -- smartphones and tablets, as smartphones power up to "superphones" at desktop performance and broadband speed, and tablets proliferate to meet any conceivable niche.
So come explore the developments from CES at Doug Dixon's annual round-up and demos of next generation in mobile gadgets and more. (See 2011 CES Summary)

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2010 Presentations

Holiday Gadgets 2010 - Portable and Wireless

Full articles:

Tech Gifts and Gadgets for Holiday Giving

Tues., Dec., 7, 2010, 1:30 pm
Computer Learning Center at Ewing
    www.ewingsnet.com
Ewing Senior and Community Center
   999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ

Holiday Tech Gifts and Gadgets

Wed., Dec., 1, 2010, 7 pm
Wednesday Night Out at the Red Library
    www.redlibrary.org
Hopewell Public Library
    13 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ

Local technologist and author Doug Dixon will demo and discuss this year's crop of tempting new portable and wireless gadgets. Whether you're looking for gift ideas, or making your own wish list for Santa, Doug will make sense of the options in devices including smartphones, tablets, media players, and digital cameras -- as well as a plethora of accessories to connect and share and power these devices on the go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step Out of the Plain -- 3D is the Next Dimension for Consumers

Wed., Nov. 17, 2010, 12 noon
Princeton University, Lunch 'n Learn Information Technology Seminars
    www.princeton.edu/eos/lunch-n-learn
Talk summary - Princeton Univ. - IT’s Academic blog
   http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2010/11/step_out_of_the_plain...
Frist Campus Center, Princeton, NJ
       www.princeton.edu/frist/directions.html

Are you finally caught up with the latest tech gadgets, with your high-def TV, app-powered smartphone, latest-gen iPods, and digital SLR camera? Not so fast! The next revolution is not only coming, it's already here -- in the next dimension of 3D. Yep, there's 3D TV for live sports in your living room, 3D movies on Blu-ray disc, and 3D games on your PC. And you don't even have to wait a few years for the technology to trickle down -- already there are consumer solutions for creating your own 3D material, with photos from 3D cameras, videos from 3D camcorders, editing with 3D software, and sharing in 3D on YouTube. So put on your 3D glasses, and come step out of the plain into the next dimension in entertainment and sharing.

Podcasts (iTunes / MP3): see Princeton Univ. Lunch 'n Learn talks

Wireless Gadgets and Trends 2010: 
     What’s Hot Right Now for Business

Wed., Oct. 20, 2010, 7:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce

in conjunction with Trenton Small Business Week
Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ
www.princetonchamber.org
www.smallbizweek.com
www.tesc.edu

It's the era of the smartphone, not just for always-connected communications and data, but also full-fledged apps. Come explore the new opportunities of this new kind of device that combines the power and display of a portable computer, broadband data access to the almost-infinite resources of the Web, and location-awareness for here and now services.

Tapping into Apps -
   Local and Cloud Services for iPhone and Android

Thurs. May 20, 2010, 8 pm
Princeton Chapters of the ACM / IEEE Computer Society

    www.acm.org/chapters/princetonacm
Computer Science Building, Princeton University

Smartphone developers are leveraging both the intelligence of the handset and the power of back-end cloud computing to provide new kinds of timely services. Location-based services now go beyond displaying maps and finding a near-by Starbucks to reporting the lowest local prices for gas, and providing the pulse of the neighborhood from real-time Twitter feeds. And new "augmented reality" services can use a smartphone's camera to provide information on what's around you – to look up a product bar code, or an interesting landmark or painting, or to identify the buildings that you see in front of you.

Apps for iPhone and Android

Mon., May 17, 2010
Rossmoor Computer Club

     www.rossmoor.org
Monroe Twp, NJ

Cool Gadgets for 2010: From 3D TV to Smartphone Apps

Fri., March 19, 2010, 7 pm
Brookdale Computer Users Club
    www.bcug.com
Brookdale College, Red Bank, NJ

Tapping Into Apps:
            Local and Cloud Services on the iPhone and Android

Mon., March 15, 2010, 4:30 pm
Cabrini College
Department of Information Science and Technology / Technology Talk Series
    www.cabrini.edu
    www.cabrini.edu/Academics/.../IST-Tech-Talk-Series.aspx
Widener Center Lecture Hall, Radnor, PA

Cool Gadgets for 2010: From 3D TV to Smartphone Apps

Tues., March 9, 2010, 7:30 pm
Princeton Mac Users Group (PMUG)
    www.pmug-nj.org
Friend Center, Princeton University

The big push at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was on 3D TV, but consumers are more interested in downloading apps to their iPhone and Android smartphones. Doug Dixon is back with a heads-up on the latest trends in electronic devices, from set-top to desktop to handheld -- and to demo some fun and interesting products and apps.

Buying A Mobile Computer & Accessing the Internet Remotely

Tues., March 2, 2010, 1:30 pm
Computer Learning Center at Ewing
    www.ewingsnet.com
Senior Center, Ewing, NJ
Sol Libes, Mary Kay Podlecki, Douglas Dixon
Sol Libes presentation - www.libes.com/sol/MobileComputers

 

 

 

 

 

 

An App A Day: Tasty Apps for iPhone and Android

Wed., Feb. 24, 2010, 12 noon
Princeton University, Lunch 'n Learn Information Technology Seminars
    www.princeton.edu/eos/lunch-n-learn
    Abstract - www.princeton.edu/eos/lunch-n-learn/spring2010/mobileapps
    Talk summary - Princeton Univ. - IT’s Academic blog
       http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2010/02/an_app_a_day...
Frist Campus Center, Princeton, NJ
       www.princeton.edu/frist/directions.html

Smartphones are the new platform, and apps are the core. Apple reports that the App Store for iPhone has surpassed 140,000 applications, and users have downloaded over 3 billion apps -- not bad for a new market that was created only a year and a half earlier.

This talk will explore the range of apps being developed for these new platforms. In particular, beyond rude sound effects and popping bubbles, developers are leveraging both the intelligence of the handset and the power of back-end cloud computing to provide new kinds of services.

Podcasts (iTunes / MP3): see Princeton Univ. Lunch 'n Learn talks

Innovations in Wireless Applications: Smartphones and Apps

Wed., Jan. 27, 2010, 4 - 6 PM
New Jersey Technology Council

   www.njtc.org / www.njtc.org/events/indevt.asp?dbid=...
   Verizon Consumer Sales and Service Center, Robbinsville, NJ

Panel - Moderator: Susan Brazer, Managing Partner, Lionshare Strategies
   Cesar Devars, Princeton Univ.
   Douglas Dixon, Manifest Technology
   Dr. Shoshana Loeb, Chief Scientist/Exec. Director, Telcordia
   Joel Vaughn, Regional Data Manager – Enterprise, Verizon Wireless

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2009 Presentations

Holiday Tech Gift Guide

Tues., Dec. 1, 2009, 7 pm
Princeton Public Library, Tuesday Technology Talk

    www.princetonlibrary.org
    Event: http://princetonlibrary.engagedpatrons.org/...
Princeton, NJ

Personal Electronic Devices: 
    All Your Information, Anytime, Anywhere

Tues., Nov. 17, 2009
Rotary Club of Princeton
    www.princetonrotary.org
Nassau Club, Princeton, NJ

55PLUS

Holiday Tech Gift Guide

Thurs., Nov. 12, 2009
Princeton 55PLUS

    www.princetonol.com/groups/55plus
Princeton, NJ

Holiday Tech Gift Guide

Mon., Nov. 9, 2009, 7 pm
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)
   
www.ppcug-nj.org
Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville, NJ

Tech Trends 2009

Thurs., May 14, 2009, 12 noon
Princeton University Physics Department
    http://physics.princeton.edu
Jadwin Hall, Princeton, NJ

Flash Forward: The Rise of Small Tech Gadgets

Wed., April 15, 2009, 12 noon
Princeton University Lunch 'n Learn Information Technology Seminars
   
 www.princeton.edu/eos/lunch-n-learn
    Talk summary - Princeton Univ. - IT’s Academic blog
       http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2009/04/flash_forward...
Frist Campus Center, Princeton, NJ

Flash memory continues its march through the consumer electronics industry, as it re-doubles in capacity and drops in price. Behind it leaves the wreckage of other, once proud, technologies and products -- the floppy disk wiped from PCs by the USB drive, the CD Audio disc humbled by portable flash players, and tape-based video cameras that now seem clunky compared to smaller flash cams. And next in the sights: computer hard drives giving way to faster and more rugged Solid-State Drives.

Podcasts (iTunes / MP3): see Princeton Univ. Lunch 'n Learn talks
  

Tech Trends 2009

Wed. Feb. 24, 2009, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Brookdale Computer Users Club
    www.bcug.com
Brookdale College, Red Bank, NJ

New Media Career Panel

Wed. Feb. 24, 2009, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Princeton University Career Services
    www.princeton.edu/career
36 University Place, Princeton, NJ

Career conversations with professionals in the new media field

Tech Trends 2009: 
    Highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show

Tues., Feb. 10, 2009, 7:30 pm
Princeton Mac Users Group (PMUG)
    www.pmug-nj.org
    Jadwin Hall, Princeton University

Tech Trends 2009: 
    Highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show

Mon., Feb. 9, 2009, 7:30 pm
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)
   
www.ppcug-nj.org
Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville, NJ

Explore developing trends in consumer electronics technology, and see the latest portable devices and other tech gadgets.. See 2009 CES Summary

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2008 Presentations

Holiday Gadget Guide: Tech Trends and Toys

Tues., Dec. 2, 2008, 7 pm
Princeton Public Library, Tuesday Technology Talk

    www.princetonlibrary.org
Princeton, NJ

Holiday Gadgets: Tech Trends and Toys

Wed. Oct. 8, 2008, 7:30 pm
Delaware Valley Radio Association
    www.w2zq.com
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, West Trenton, NJ

Tech Trends and Toys

Sat. May 17, 2008, 12 noon
Philadelphia Area Computer Society
    http://pacsnet.org
Upper Moreland Middle School, Hatboro, PA

Tech Trends and Toys

Tues., May 6, 2008, 12 noon
Princeton University Physics Department
    http://physics.princeton.edu
Jadwin Hall, Princeton, NJ

The Joys and Ploys of Little Toys

Wed., April 23, 2008, 12 noon
Princeton University Lunch 'n Learn Information Technology Seminars
   
 www.princeton.edu/eos/lunch-n-learn
    Talk summary - Princeton Univ. - IT’s Academic blog
       http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/04/devices.html
Frist Campus Center, Princeton, NJ

Fun with consumer electronics trends, technologies, and products

Podcasts (iTunes / MP3): see Princeton Univ. Lunch 'n Learn talks

Hot Tech 2008: 
    Highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show

Mon., Feb. 11, 2008, 7 pm
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)
   
www.ppcug-nj.org
Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville, NJ

Explore developing trends in new technology, and the latest options in fun new devices and gadgets. See 2008 CES Summary

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2007 Presentations

Holiday Gadget Guide

Tues., Nov. 6, 2007, 7 pm
Princeton Public Library, Tuesday Technology Talk

    www.princetonlibrary.org
Princeton, NJ

Digital Photography Roundtable

Wed., April 11, 2007, 12 noon
Princeton University Lunch 'n Learn Information Technology Seminars
   
 www.princeton.edu/eos/lunch-n-learn
Denise Applewhite, Doug Dixon, David Hopkins, Lorene Lavora
Frist Campus Center, Princeton, NJ

Podcasts (iTunes / MP3): see Princeton Univ. Lunch 'n Learn talks

Consumer Electronics Show Report

Tues., Feb. 13, 2007, 7:30 pm
    with Bill Acuff
Princeton Mac Users Group (PMUG)
    www.pmug-nj.org
Princeton University

55PLUS

Personal Media: Portable Players and Phones

Thurs., Feb. 8, 2007
Princeton 55PLUS

    www.princetonol.com/groups/55plus
Princeton, NJ

Hot Tech 2007: Digital Home & Mobility
    Highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show

Mon., Feb. 5, 2007, 7 pm
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)
   
www.ppcug-nj.org
Princeton, NJ

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2006 Presentations

Content Protection and Digital Rights Management
    Sharing Media in the Digital Home

Wed., Nov. 29, 2006, 12 noon
Princeton University Lunch 'n Learn Information Technology Seminars
   
 www.princeton.edu/eos/lunch-n-learn
    Talk summary - Princeton Univ. - IT’s Academic blog
        http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2006/12/content_protection...
Frist Campus Center, Princeton, NJ

Podcasts (iTunes / MP3): see Princeton Univ. Lunch 'n Learn talks

HDV Camcorders On Display

Wed., Nov. 29, 2006, 7 pm
Princeton Chapter of the Media Communications Assoc. (MCAI)
    www.movingimage.org
Princeton, NJ

27th Annual Computer Graphics Film Show

Thurs. Oct. 19, 2006, 8 pm
Douglas Dixon, Rebecca Mercuri, Philip Sanders
Princeton Chapters of the ACM / IEEE Computer Society

    www.acm.org/chapters/princetonacm
Princeton Chapter of  the Media Communications Assoc. (PMCA)
    www.movingimage.org
Princeton, NJ

Portable Gadgets: Media Players and Storage Devices

Tues., Oct. 3, 2006, 7 - 9 pm
Princeton Adult School, Princeton, NJ

    www.princetonadultschool.org

Personal Mass Media: Blogs, RSS, Podcasts, and Vidcasts

Tues., April 11, 2006, 7:30 pm
Princeton Mac Users Group (PMUG)
    www.pmug-nj.org
Princeton University

Portable Media: Fun with Players and Phones

Wed., March 15, 2006, 12 noon
Princeton University Lunch 'n Learn Information Technology Seminars
   
 www.princeton.edu/eos/lunch-n-learn
    Talk summary - Princeton Univ. - IT’s Academic blog
       http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2006/03/portable_media_fun...
Frist Campus Center, Princeton, NJ

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2005 Presentations

NAB Post+ Production Conference
    - Authoring Strategies with Adobe Encore
    - Latest News on HD DVD and Blu-Ray

Thurs., Nov. 17, 2005, 10:15 am - 1 pm
NAB Post+ Production Conference
   
www.nabpostplus.com
Javits Convention Center, New York, NY

Blogs and Podcasting and Vlogs and RSS --
        Personal Mass Media

Mon., Nov. 14, 2005, 7 PM
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)
   
www.ppcug-nj.org
Princeton, NJ

Portable Media Devices

Tues., Nov. 8, 2005, 7:30 pm
Princeton Mac Users Group (PMUG)
    www.pmug-nj.org
Princeton University

 

 

Video Editing / Video Delivery Fundamentals Seminars

Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 3 - 4, 2005, 9 am - 4 pm
The Enterprise Center at Burlington County College
    www.enterprisebcc.net
Mt. Laurel, NJ
On-line registration -- www.enterprisebcc.net/pages/142.asp

Education on the Go: 
        Rich Content on Portable Media Devices Media

Fri., Oct. 21, 2005
Consortium of Distance Education (CODE)
Annual Conference - Keynote Presentation
    www.codenetwork.org
Enterprise Center at Burlington County College, Mt. Laurel, NJ

TV In Your Pocket: Portable Media Players and Smart Phones

Mon., June 13, 2005, 7 PM
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)
   
www.ppcug-nj.org
Princeton, NJ

Transitioning from Tape-based Systems 
    to Digital File-based Systems

Fri., May 20, 2005
Alliance for Community Media / Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
    ccpl.carr.org/~acmmar
Edison, NJ

 

 

Digital Media Fundamentals Seminar

Fri., May 6, 2005, 9 am - 4 pm
The Enterprise Center at Burlington County College
    www.enterprisebcc.net
Mt. Laurel, NJ

Information & registration -- Digital Media Fundamentals Seminar

 

 

NAB 2005 Post|Production World Conference
    - Next-Generation / High-Def DVD
    - Adobe Encore DVD Track
    - Sonic DVD Track: DVDit and DVD Producer

April 15 - 20, 2005
NAB Post|Production World Conference
    www.nabshow.com/postproductionworld.asp
NAB 2005 (National Association of Broadcasters)
     www.nabshow.com
Las Vegas, NV

The State of Digital Audio: Adobe Audition

Wed., March 23, 2004, 7 pm
Princeton Chapter of  the Media Communications Assoc. (PMCA)
    www.movingimage.org
Princeton, NJ

 

 

 

CES 2005 Digital Media Training Conference
    - Adobe Premiere Pro Fast Start
    - Creating DVDs on a PC, DVD In-Depth

Jan. 5 - 9, 2005
CES 2005 Digital Media Training Conference
    www.cesweb.org ...
2005 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show)
    www.cesweb.org
Las Vegas, NV

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2004 Presentations

High-Def DVD: Get Ready for the Next Generation

Wed., Dec. 15, 2004, 7 pm
Princeton Chapter of  the Media Communications Assoc. (PMCA)
    www.movingimage.org
Princeton, NJ

DVD Authoring and Production Panel:
      Moderator, Authoring Tools and Trends

Wed., Nov. 17, 2004, 6 to 9 pm
New York Chapter of the Media Communications Assoc. (MCA-I)

      www.mcainy.org
New York Chapter of the DVD Association (DVDA)
      www.dvda.org
Masterdisk, 545 West 45 Street, New York, NY
      www.mcainy.org/events/event_detail.cfm?QID=5537

Digital Media Seminar: Technologies and Applications

Fri., Nov. 5, 2004, 9 am - 4 pm
The Enterprise Center at Burlington County College
    www.enterprisebcc.net/html/Calendar.jsp
Mt. Laurel, NJ

Audio Restoration and Enhancement
      with Adobe Audition

Tues., Nov. 2, 2004, 7 pm
Princeton Public Library, Tuesday Technology Talk

    www.princetonlibrary.org
Princeton, NJ

 

DigitalMediaDC Conference
    - DVD Authoring Tools For PCs
    - MPEG 2 Compression For PCs
    - Windows Media for Web Video and Streaming

Tues. & Wed., Oct. 5 & 6, 2004
DigitalMediaDC Conference
    www.digitalmediadc.com
Government Video Technology Expo 2004
    www.gvexpo.com
Washington DC Convention Center

Sonic DVD Authoring

Thurs. & Fri., Sept. 23 - 24, 2004
EnTech 2004 - Entertainment Technology Conference
The Conference Center at Mercer
    www.entech.mccc.edu
West Windsor, NJ

2004 Avid Government Training Symposium
    - Fundamentals of DVD Video
    - Sonic DVD Producer

Wed. & Thurs, July 21 & 22, 2004
2004 Avid Government Training Symposium

    www.avid.com/events/govt_training.html
    www.fmctraining.com/gov
Washington DC

DV Expo East
    - Adobe Encore DVD -- Adobe DV Master Classes

- Advanced DVD Production
- Photoshop and Encore: A New Level of Integration
- Using Encore to Create Instructional DVDs

Thurs. & Fri., July 15 & 16, 2004
DV Expo East
    www.DVexpo.com/east
    www.adobe.com/events/splash.jsp?eventID=1620
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City

Enhancing Digital Photos: Adobe Photoshop Elements

Mon., June 14, 2004, 7 PM
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)
   
www.ppcug-nj.org
Princeton, NJ

Decoding Encoding:
         Automated Video Processing and Compression

Wed., May 12, 2004, 6:30 PM
Philadelphia Chapter of the Media Communications Assoc.
    www.phillymca-i.org
Sound Image, Feasterville, PA

Digital Media Bootcamp: Technology and Applications

Sat., May 8, 2004, 9 am - 4 pm
Spring 2004 Professional Development Seminar
Princeton Chapters of the ACM / IEEE Computer Society

    www.acm.org/chapters/princetonacm
Princeton, NJ


NAB 2004 Post|Production World Conference
    - Secrets of Sonic DVD Producer
    - Creating Menus with Sonic DVD Producer

Wed., April 21, 2004, 3 - 5:45 pm
NAB Post|Production World Conference
    www.nab.org/conventions/nab2004/postproductionworld.asp
NAB 2004 (National Association of Broadcasters)
     www.nab.org/conventions/nab2004
Las Vegas, NV

Decoding Encoding:
         Automated Video Processing and Compression

Thurs., March 25, 2004, 7 pm
Princeton Chapter of  the Media Communications Assoc. (PMCA)
    www.movingimage.org
Princeton, NJ

 

NYC ShowBiz Expo / Entertainment Technology World
    Video Delivery Forum: DVD and Beyond

         - Getting Your Video on DVD
         - Stepping Up to Custom DVDs
         - Automated Video Processing and Compression
         - Automated Video Compression for the Web

Wed., March 3, 2004, 9 am - 4 pm
NYC ShowBiz Expo / Entertainment Technology World
   
www.showbizexpo.com
Penn Plaza Pavilion / Hotel Pennsylvania, New York, NY

Digital Photography on the Mac:
    iPhoto 4 and Adobe Acrobat Elements 2.0

Tues., Feb. 17, 2004, 7:30 pm
Princeton Mac Users Group (PMUG)
    www.pmug-nj.org
Princeton University

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2003 Presentations

Digital Video to DVD / Streaming Media

Oct. 23, 2003
Consortium of Distance Education (CODE)
Annual Conference
    www.codenetwork.org
Enterprise Center at Burlington County College, Mt. Laurel, NJ

- DVD Authoring Tools
- Sonic DVD Producer

Sept. 25 - 26, 2003
Entertainment Technology Conference
The Conference Center at Mercer
    www.entech.mccc.edu
West Windsor, NJ

Hands-On DVD Authoring: Training Seminar

Aug. 5 - 7, 2003
Sony Training Institute
    bssc.sel.sony.com/Professional/service/training/video4.html
San Jose, CA

Diving into Digital Video

July 10, 2003
Princeton Barnes & Noble Booksellers
    www.bn.com
Market Fair, Route 1, Princeton NJ

Desktop DVD Authoring: Faster, Better, Cheaper

Douglas Dixon, Moderator
June 11, 2003
DVD 2003 International Conference
      www.nist.gov/dvd2003
DVD Association Annual Conference, co-sponsored by NIST
      www.dvda.org
Gaithersburg MD

DVD 2003 Conference Tutorial:
    Desktop DVD Authoring: Personal to Professional

June 9, 2003
DVD 2003 International Conference
      www.nist.gov/dvd2003
DVD Association Annual Conference, co-sponsored by NIST
      www.dvda.org
Gaithersburg MD


Streaming Media

May 13, 2003
Instructional Telecommunications Council
American Association of Community Colleges
    www.itcnetwork.org
ITC Professional Development Audioconference

NAB 2003 Wrap-Up

May 8, 2003
Philadelphia Chapter of the Media Communications Assoc.
    www.phillymca-i.org
NFL Films, Mount Laurel, NJ

Going Digital: Digital Video to DVD

April 29, 2003
Mercer County College, Distinguished Lecturer Series

      www.mccc.edu
West Windsor, NJ



NAB 2003 Digital Video Production Workshop:
    - Automated Video Production
    - Authoring DVDs on Your PC

April 5, 2003
Digital Video Production Workshop
     www.nab.org/conventions/nab2003/dvpw.asp
NAB 2003 (National Association of Broadcasters)
     www.nab.org
Digital Video Professionals Association
     www.dvpa.com
Las Vegas, NV

Authoring DVDs on Your PC

April 2, 2003
Philadelphia Chapter of  the Media Communications Assoc.
    www.phillymca-i.org
Action Duplication, Conshocken PA

DVD's Today and Tomorrow

April 1, 2003
New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference
    www.njla.org
East Brunswick, NJ

Fun and Profit With Technology Writing

March 28, 2003
"The Power of the Word"
Hopewell Valley Central High School Theme Week
Pennington, NJ

Going Digital: Digital Video to DVD

 Feb. 19, 2003
 The College of New Jersey, IEEE Engineers' Week
     www.tcnj.edu/~ieee
Ewing, NJ

Streaming Media Panel: 
        What You Need to Know About MPEG-4

Douglas Dixon, Moderator
Donald Lenihan, Envivio
Marty Levine, iVAST / M4IF
Dave Singer, Apple / ISMA
Feb. 1, 2003
New York Digital Video Show

    www.nydvshow.com
Madison Square Garden Expo Center, New York, NY

Streaming Media Panel:
         Streaming Solutions for DV Content Creators

Douglas Dixon, Moderator
Chris Drake, RealNetworks
Steve Sklepowich, Microsoft
Feb. 1, 2003
New York Digital Video Show

    www.nydvshow.com
Madison Square Garden Expo Center, New York, NY

The Digital Papyrus:
    Preserving Your Aging Videotapes to DVD

Jan. 7, 2003
Princeton Public Library, Technology Talk

    www.princetonlibrary.org
Princeton, NJ

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2002 Presentations



The DVD Revolution: Trends & Futures

Sandra Benedetto, Pioneer Electronics
Ralph LaBarge, Alpha DVD
Hosted by Douglas Dixon
Nov. 21, 2002
Princeton Chapters of the ACM / IEEE Computer Society
    www.acm.org/chapters/princetonacm
Princeton Chapter of  the Media Communications Assoc.
    www.movingimage.org
DVD Association
    www.dvda.org
Princeton, NJ

Desktop DVD: Ulead DVD Movie Factory

Sept. 9, 2002
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)
   
www.ppcug-nj.org
Princeton, NJ




Business Video to DVD - Tutorial

June 25, 2002
TECHXNY / PC Expo / DV Expo - DVD Conference

    www.techxny.com
Javits Center, New York, NY



Making Sense of DVD / DVD Authoring Tools

June 26, 2002
TECHXNY / PC Expo / DV Expo - DVD Conference

    www.techxny.com
 Javits Center, New York, NY

55PLUS

SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Film Show

Thurs., May 2, 2002
Princeton 55PLUS

    www.princetonol.com/groups/55plus
Princeton, NJ


Making Sense of DVD / DVD Authoring Tools

April 16, 2002
Instructional Telecommunications Council
American Association of Community Colleges
    www.itcnetwork.org
ITC Professional Development Audioconference



Making Sense of DVD / DVD Authoring Tools

April 10 - 11, 2002
NAB 2002 (National Association of Broadcasters)
     www.nab.org
Digital Video Professionals Association, Booth #S-3510
     www.dvpa.com
Las Vegas, NV


Streaming Media

March 19, 2002
Instructional Telecommunications Council
American Association of Community Colleges
    www.itcnetwork.org
ITC Professional Development Audioconference

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2001 Presentations


Making Sense Of DVD
DVD Authoring
Streaming Media For Videographers

Insider's Digital Video Seminar (iDVs)
Nov. 27, 2001
Government Video Technology Expo 2001
    www.gvexpo.com
Washington Convention Center, Washington DC
Digital Video Professionals Association (DVPA)
     www.dvpa.com

Making Sense of Image Quality: 
      The JND Visual Quality Metric

Nov. 29, 2001, 
Government Video Technology Expo 2001
    www.gvexpo.com
Washington Convention Center, Washington DC



Streaming Media

June 12, 2001
Princeton Mac Users Group (PMUG)
    www.pmug-nj.org
Princeton PC Users Group (PPCUG)
    www.ppcug-nj.org
Princeton University

Streaming Web Video: Fact or Fantasy

Douglas Dixon and Jeff Esakov, Sarnoff Corp.
June 7, 2001
Consortium of Distance Education (CODE)
Annual Members Meeting
    www.codenetwork.org
Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ

Computer Graphics Film Show

Jeff Posdamer and Douglas Dixon, Sarnoff Corp.
May 5, 2001
26th Annual Trenton Computer Festival
    www.tcf-nj.org
New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, NJ

Streaming Web Media on Your Desktop

May 5, 2001
26th Annual Trenton Computer Festival
    www.tcf-nj.org
New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, NJ

DVD Authoring: Daiken Scenarist and Sonic DVDit!

April 18, 2001
Princeton Chapter of the Media Communications Assoc. (MCAI)
    www.movingimage.org
Princeton, NJ



 

Streaming Web Video: Fact or Fantasy

Douglas Dixon and Jeff Esakov, Sarnoff Corp.
Feb 15, 2001
Princeton Chapters of the ACM / IEEE Computer Society
    www.acm.org/chapters/princetonacm
IEEE Princeton/Central New Jersey Section
Princeton Chapter of MCA-I
Philadelphia Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society
Delaware Valley Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America
Princeton, NJ

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