The 2013 Consumer Electronics show is gone, but not forgotten. In our first Technology Hangover episode, we tracked across the CES showroom floors for the best in technology and entertainment for your enjoyment. Check out the full episode here.
And if the shiny displays of Cellariris cases paired with designer shoes tickled your fancy, make sure you check out the video and comment/describe your favorite shoe/cellphone pairing seen in the video below for a chance to win your very own custom Cellairis SHOUT case (valued at $34.99). Enter today! Contest ends 1/21/13.
Let’s face it, not all nerds are created equal. We know this, and thankfully we’re not at the top of any nerd’s megabrained list. However, we definitely know a thing or two about mobile, computing and consumer electronics – and more importantly, we know that this year’s #2013CES will be the most impactful Consumer Electronics Show yet. If you’re wondering how in the world a electronics convention could have any impact on what you have going on in your life today, you’re sadly missing the boat. The announcements, premieres and unveilings happening over the next two days might just be the products meant to make your life unbelievably easier and impact your 2013 more than you know.
1. samsung, Samsung, SAMSUNG!
Among the companies present at CES, Samsung will be one of the most influential. The company has evolved from challenger to champion in recent years, displacing Sony as the world’s largest manufacturer of high-end TVs. Not only has Samsung produced amazing televisions, home electronics and smartphones throughout the years now with their sights set on tablets and cameras – this company is sure to set the standard for innovation during CES 2013.
Why It Will Impact Your Year: This is the year where consumer electronics meets customized streaming content and word on the block is that Samsung has already begun making waves into the next level of content creation with the mSpot streaming services.
2. Connected Convenience
This year, if it’s not ready to go out of the box, it’s not truly effortlessly connected and therefore could no way become a leader in the world of connected convenience. That’s what it’s all about this year at CES and you’ll undoubtedly see and hear more and more about Bluetooth this and WiFi that. With over 61% of households having WiFi, manufacturers are banking on making products that are easily parable and that makes the most of this new wireless lifestyle.
Why It Will Impact Your Year: Have you sat in a newer model Chevy, Cadillac or Acura lately? Not only are households becoming well connected but cars are too. We’re headed into a wireless world, whether you like it or not and if you want to transition with the latest in consumer electronics, you better learn how to pair that smartphone with your refridgerator, your mp3 player to your car and that tablet to your tv.
Even during its’ absence from CES – Apple still manages to dominate with this year’s iLounge Pavilion. The iLounge Pavilion features the latest and greatest third-party accessories and software for Apple’s iPod®, iPhone® and iPad®. From electronic plug-ins to fashionable cases, speakers, headphones and exciting new games and applications, you’ll be amazed by the opportunities created by their great designs and features. More than 500 companies that make peripheral technologies for Apple devices have signed up to show their wares at CES.
Why It Will Impact Your Year: Apple is constantly evolving it’s products, from mp3 players, to smartphones and now with rumors of a new revolutionary television device – you’ll definitely need to be aware of all the gadgets, accessories that could make for easy living with your new tv in the future.
4. Windows 8
First off, Microsoft isn’t officially at the show this year – but you can expect more Windows 8 tablets, laptops, and tablet / laptop hybrids boasting the new operating system in it’s physical absence. While many of the major companies — Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, Samsung, etc. — released Windows 8 tablets and computers before the holidays, you might be surprised at what some were holding back. We’re also holding out for some interesting tablet concepts from Intel, Nvidia and others.
Why It Will Impact Your Year: As supercharged laptop computers evolve, each company is not only attempting to convince you that their product is similar, but they’re also becoming competitively priced to aggressively battle it out for that consumer dollar. (It’s a great time to be in the market for a laptop or desktop computers.)
If you’re a fan of Divas And Dorks, by now you’ve seen a fair share of #2013CES travel tweets and deets. (If you’re new to Divas And Dorks and wondering what CES is… click here.) While many bloggers have updated articles with “How To” posts about CES – I thought there’s no better way for readers to experience CES than through the eyes of a diva who’s conquered Vegas plenty of times on her own. Grab those sunglasses and Advil – cause this year, I’ll be vlogging daily on The Technology Hangover Show LIVE from Las Vegas.
With 3,000 exhibitors and more than 150,000 expected attendees during four days starting Jan. 8, the show will be a primordial soup of controlled chaos. And at 1.9 million square feet of convention floor space that equals the area of 32 football fields, this year’s CES will be the largest in its 47-year history.
From touchdown to wheels up, and very little sleep in between. If you’re looking for the insider’s guide to CES 2013 – you’ve found it. Looking for the latest news and coverage from consumer giants like Samsung, Sony, Monster and more – it’s here! Want to discover how nerds really get down after the conference floor closes and the dance floor opens, you definitely found the right spot! This daily series will feature a few of my favorite technology gals, celebrities and will definitely dispel the myth that What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas…
Want to learn more? Check out The #2013 Technology Hangover Show teaser below and get ready for a wild ride….VEGAS STYLE BABY!!!!
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Everyone knows that New Years Eve is the one night of the year, besides Halloween, when letting go of inhibitions is not optional, but in fact mandatory. If you are like most of us, still pondering on what you want to do to bring in the New Year with loved ones, search no more. We have found the best of the best and combined them all into one place.
Here are the top five things you can do in the top five cities across the nation on December 31st to welcome 2013!
1710 N. Las Palmas Blvd, Hollywood CA 90068
3 of LA’s Hottest Clubs: Premiere Supper Club, Angels and Kings, and Las Palmas, unite to bring you Hollywood’s BIGGEST New Years Eve Party! With discounts offered to groups of 5 and 10 or more… you may want to gather up some friends, pick out your outfit and hit the town. There’s still time to get discounted tickets but they are sure to sell out soon!
2. Greystone Manor NYE Party– “The Grand Ball | A Black Tie Affair”
643 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90069
“THE GRAND BALL – A Black Tie Affair” is paying homage to the nostalgic era of old Hollywood Glamour and Decadence. Toast your champagne glasses at the stroke of midnight and dance all night to the eclectic music of Los Angeles’ Best Open Format DJ and Greystone Resident Devin Lucien!
3. Together as One Shrine Expo Hall,
649 West Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Together as one is an 18-and-over event that will be back in LA this year at the Shrine Expo Hall. They’re also throwing a pre-NYE party the night before with a 2-night party option.
3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
This event promotes itself as the most romantic New Year’s party in the OC. The event features three party rooms and an open bar.
5. OC Fair NYE Block Party OC Fair & Event Center,
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Held at the Orange County Fair Grounds, this event does not require any black ties and will feature a stage for every decade from the 60’s to the 90’s with tribute bands and DJs. There will also be a Demolition Derby in the arena, a gaming room with chips for prizes, rides and gourmet food trucks on hand to feed the masses.
96 Lafayette St., New York NY 10013
Designed as a concert hall, dance club and lounge, this triple threat venue has proven over and over again that it is the place to be. The focus at Santos Party House this New Years Eve is only on one idea: for people of all dances to revel in his house. Hipsters, funkers, beat-rockers, suits, dresses, skinnies and mini’s are all welcome to join in on the festivities. Celebrating New Years 2013 at Santos Party House is about letting go, starting fresh and indulging in the 5-hour premium open bar.
312 W. 34th St., New York NY 10001
Partying isn’t the only thing New Yorkers can do on NYE. For those looking to welcome 2013 with a good laugh, the 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Comedy Festival at AMC 34th Street is the place to be! Featuring favorite comedians and up and coming jokesters, you’ll howl into the new year with joy, and make merry with a 7-hour premium open bar.
West 40th – 53rd Streets, New York, NY
Times Square is the epicenter of the largest, most highly anticipated New Year’s Eve celebration on the planet! 1904 marked the first New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square saluting the opening of the New York Times headquarters located at One Times Square. Over a century later, be part of 2013 history. Join Christen & Verizon Wireless as we celebrate top memorable moments of 2012! Tag your photos, tweets and more with #My2012Moment and you could appear on MTV’s Video Billboard in Times Square during our NYE celebration!
312 W. 34th St. New York NY 10001
This is another alternative night to celebrate a new year. Film enthusiasts can celebrate New Year’s Eve in the company of Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck and plenty more of the world’s most timeless movie stars as we present the 2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Silver Screen Festival at AMC 34th Street. Favorite classic films will play through the night, and guests can indulge in a 5-hour premium open bar, featuring unlimited wine and champagne.
I’m sure you’ve heard about Jay-Z and Cold Play performing at the Barclays… and unless you want to pay thousands of dollars for a ticket on StubHub, you’d probably be better off checking out some other options to see live performances in NYC this December 31st. Here’s a few you may want to check out:
Venue: Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)
Concert: Nas with Elle Varner
Venue: Radio City Music Hall (NYC)
Venue: Gramercy Theatre (NYC)
1421 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33130
Segafredo Brickell is offering a special! Cirque de New Year’s Eve show. It features a 3-Course dinner, glass of champagne upon arrival, New Year’s countdown, Lounge Music by Resident DJ Diego Harispe, and entertainment by Tony’s Circus.
301 N. Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33131
Bayfront Park is the place to be for the largest FREE party in South Florida! A Dance Party with Tony the Hitman and count down to midnight with Miami’s own, “La Gran Naranja” (formerly The Big Orange)! At the south end of the park, this New Year’s Eve icon will slowly ascend the side of the InterContinental Hotel, reaching the top at midnight in conjunction with a grand display of fireworks shot over beautiful Biscayne Bay, and is also named One of the Top 10 Places in the World to Ring in the New Year by USA Today and MSN.
1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach FL 33139
Cameo has one of Miami biggest New Years Eve celebrations as we ring in 2013 in true South Beach style. Featuring multiple levels and a glamorous interior, Cameo brings you NYE 2013 with a live performance by FUTURE and 3-hour Open Bar.
1203 Washington Ave., Miami Beach FL 33139
SoBe Live is voted #1 Hip Hop Venue by the Miami New Times in 2012 and voted #1 Hip Hop venue in the nation by VH-1 two years in a row. With a choice of a Regular open bar or Premium open bar ALL NIGHT LONG, a gourmet cuisine buffet, a $5,000 Balloon Drop and music by BET DJ Q45, SoBe Live is a great place to be on NYE.
This is not exactly Miami, but it is an alternative option for folks that plan to be in Florida and may want to steer away from the night life to something more family oriented. Celebrate New Year’s Eve fun-filled evening includes access to all DisneyQuest attractions and video games, including CyberSpace Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold and the Fix-It Felix console games from the Disney film Wreck-It Ralph, available for a limited time only, meet-and-greets with some of your favorite Disney Characters, 2 DJ dance parties, complete with party favors, a New Year’s Eve countdown and a confetti drop at midnight, and a meal.
1. PURE Nightclub – New Year’s Eve Hosted by Nicki Minaj
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas NV 89101
PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace welcomes club goers to ring in the New Year with multi-platinum recording artist Nicki Minaj as she hosts an unforgettable affair. The rapper, songwriter and television personality will throw a boisterous party as she leads the countdown to midnight and celebrates with partygoers at Las Vegas’ top mega-club.
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89101
The ultra-exclusive HYDE BELLAGIO is located on the water with unparalleled strip views and under the glow of the fireworks at midnight. Expect a night filled with celebrity surprises and performances. Open format and eclectic sounds provided by NYC’s own Mick Boogie. Open bar selection till 12 a.m. and a champagne toast at midnight. Also, the very handsome Common will be in the house with a live performance.
3. Fireworks on the Strip
No admission cost is required for this one. Just take up some space on the strip and you’re set. The sky over the Las Vegas Strip explodes in an extravagant show of sound and light with fireworks coordinated from the rooftops of the MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, the Flamingo, the Venetian, Treasure Island, Circus Circus and Stratosphere.
Vegas’ latest “it” club provides a packed house every night and more celebrity appearances than a Hollywood red carpet event. On NYE, DJ Vice will be providing hip-hop and rock mash ups for partygoers. J. Cole will also be hosting so it is sure to be a good time!
Moon is a nightclub that will make you feel like you are dancing in the stars. Located in Palms Casino Resort, the music in the club is a mix of hip-hop, mash-ups, and rock. Stylish nightlife attire is required. Wynter Gordon; DJ Jazzy Jeff and Wynter Gordon with Mikeattack and Exodus will be holding down the venue.
4355 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30346
RAAP Network Atlanta is hosting NYE in ATL, a four day-long event for young professionals in Atlanta, which ends with a celebration of the new year. The event includes a Meet and Greet on Friday, Vegas Night on Saturday, concert and after party on Sunday leading up to the bash to bring in 2013.
50 Upper Alabama St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
The 24th annual Peach Drop is a full day of family fun and an evening of top-notch entertainment! As 2013 nears, the main stage will light up with live performances and the 800 pound Peach will begin its descent just before the clock strikes midnight. Packed full of excitement, the Peach Drop is Atlanta’s favorite way of ringing in the New Year! Over 100,000 visitors are expected to ring in the New Year at Peach Drop 2013.
5851 Buffington Rd Atlanta, GA 30349
Experience a Legendary NYE Bash with sounds by DJ Nabs spinning the best in hip-hop, R&B, Top 40 and more. All guests in attendance will receive a complimentary champagne toast at midnight as well as light hors d’oeuvres and hookahs available. Complimentary car service will also be provided.
1820 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
A very chill way to spend the evening. Chef Joe Truex is preparing a four-course meal with a champagne toast for a very affordable price. This is the perfect solution for those avoiding clubs and big crowds.
2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339
Since its start in 2010, the All Star Comedy Jam has been touring around the country and making people laugh and chuckle. This year, the comedians on tour will be closing out the tour by performing in Atlanta. The lineup includes Gary Owen, Capone, Finesse Mitchell, and Tony Roberts. Bring in the New Year in Atlanta laughing till you can’t take it. This is going be a night to remember. These guys are the truth in comedy! DJ Spinderella will be providing music for the evening.
Whatever you choose to do this New Years Eve, Divas and Dorks wants you to be safe while bringing in the new year with fabulousity!
Happy Holidays and Have a Happy New Year!!
Grab those sunglasses, Advils and get ready for VEGAS BABY! That’s right, in less than three weeks, the mobile and tech industry will descend upon Las Vegas for CES 2013. Looking for the coolest gadgets, cutting edge technology and the tablet news that you can’t afford to miss? It’ll be at the Consumer Electronics Show – January 7th – 11th 2013.
This will be the third year of “Divas Doing Vegas” and it’s already promising to be one of the best year’s yet! Stay tuned for the up-to-date news and videos live from HTC, Monster, T-Mobile, Sony, Bluetooth and more on DivasandDorks.com.
In case you didn’t know…What happens in Vegas, stays in social media – so you might as well party right while in Vegas! Check out a few of our favorite CES party spots to spend those CES showroom after hours and make a few friends along the way.Mashable Smart Bash 1/8/13
7:30pm to 10:30pm
Vanity Nightclub at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tickets are $35 featuring LG demos and the Mashable editorial team Monster Cable Party featuring Alicia Keys 1/9/13 7:30pm Awards starts 8:45pm
Details to be determined
Paris Las Vegas – Paris Ballroom Bluetooth Special Interest Group Event 1/9/13
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Lavo Nightclub at The Palazzo
Skullcandy Navigator Launch Kicks Off CES
Tuesday, 1/8/2013 at 10:30PM; recording artist WALE hits the stage at 12A
PURE Nightclub – Caesar’s Palace
The Venetian, V Bar Nightclub VEFxi Party 1/10/13
7pm to TBD
Hard Rock Hotel, Pool Villa Suite Room announced day of the event
10pm – Midnight
Marquee at the Cosmopolitan, Library Bar Official CES Closing Party 1/11/13 10pm – TBD Tao Nightclub at The Venetian Las Vegas
Looking to order a new batch of business cards? You’ll need them for the super networking that’ll take place while in Vegas. Why not get a new batch for free courtesy of Moo.com?
Cafe Presse in the Venetian
Order by 11:59 December 30th and you can pick up your free cards and coffee at the Venetian
Free for pick up $4 for shipping
Not only are they free Moo cards but they’re limited edition CES Moo cards that say “We met in Vegas”. Having business cards made just for conventions is a networking tactic that we love to do. Here’s your chance to try it out for free! The extra context about what event you met helps you stick out when people organize all of the cards they have gathered.
Stay tuned for the latest CES events and more right here on DivasandDorks.com
Over the weekend, tons of music’s biggest acts took centerstage during iHeartRadio’s Music Festival in Las Vegas. Acts including artists like Mary J. Blige, Usher, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and more descended upon Las Vegas for the concert of the summer. The two-day concert on Friday and Saturday night was off the charts. The stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena was tight with musical acts that encompassed every genre. Fans were introduced to music, acts were full of energy and then there was Pink who was flying again. Prince was in the building. Mary J Blige gets the biggest compliment of the weekend bringing out and singing with the legend. The performance was tight, fun and frankly shocking. Who could have asked for more?
See more photos from the festival below…
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