We welcome any and all hot products slated to appear at CES. Our experts screen them. They'll continue to narrow the list until we get to a Top 25 and then a Top 10. We'll also conduct a online vote among the Top 25 to determine a "people's winner." The Top 10 will appear at a CES supersession where a live voting audience will determine which deserves to be the Last Gadget Standing.
When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Jan. 8, 2011
Where: Room N257, LVCC, North Hall, 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Robin Raskin is a veteran tech journalist and founder of Living in Digital Times. She created Last Gadget Standing. An author, editor, magazine publisher, blogger, and TV and radio personality, and consultant, Raskin says she's never met a media she doesn't like, and is happiest when she's writing about technology's second citizens: kids and seniors, or about women and technology.
Harry McCracken is founder and editor of Technologizer, an award-winning Web site about the world of personal technology, from the Web to mobile gadgets to consumer electronics and PCs. He also writes a weekly column for TIME.com, is the former editor-in-chief of PCWorld, and has talked tech on everything from The History Channel to Dateline NBC to NPR's Science Friday.
Patrick Houston been in media longer than he'd like you to know. He's held top positions at ZDNet (executive producer), CNET (editor-in-chief) and Yahoo (general manager). He joined NetShelter after being sold on its approach of bringing independently owned tech publishers together into a network greater than the sum of its parts.
Michael J. Miller is senior vice president for technology strategy at Ziff Brothers Investments, a private investment firm. Until late 2006, Miller was the Chief Content Officer for Ziff Davis Media. From 1991 to 2005, Miller was editor-in-chief of PC Magazine, the world's largest computer publication.
Since joining PCWorld in 1999, Melissa Perenson has closely tracked most areas of computing and consumer electronics. Her focus is on new products and technologies--and the trends that define our digital lifestyle. Among her primary beats: Digital imaging and storage. Perenson regularly reviews cameras and storage products.
As the online editorial director and biggest geek at LAPTOP Magazine, Avram Piltch manages the laptopmag.com Web site and covers a wide variety of mobile gadgets, from notebooks to smart phones to tablets and even internal parts like SSDs. His goal is to share not only his knowledge but also his passion for the most innovative new technologies.
Peter Rojas is the co-founder of gdgt.com, a gadget and consumer electronics site launched in mid-2009. He is also the creator of several of the most popular and influential blogs about personal technology on the Internet, including Engadget, Gizmodo, Joystiq, hackaday, and Engadget Mobile.
Joanna Stern is n editor at Engadget-—one of the top technology sites on the Internet—where she reviews the hottest devices. Before joining Engadget, she was the News Editor at LAPTOP Magazine. her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Gizmodo. She also talk about technology on camera, and frequently appear on national news outlets, including ABC News and MSNBC.
Steve Wildstrom wrote BusinessWeek's Technology & You column from its creation in 1994 until BusinessWeek's acquisition by Bloomberg in December, 2009. The goal of the column was to help readers understand and use personal technology to enhance their jobs and their lives. Since leaving BusinessWeek, Steve has been blogging and consulting in the personal technology and IT industries.
Dave Zatz is an early adopter who must get his hands on all sorts of gear. He’s particularly focused on time-shifting and place-shifting technologies, as well as newer methods of acquiring content. In addition to his writings on his own site, Zatz Not Funny, you might also catch some of his thoughts in other publications such as Engadget, Technologizer, and PC Magazine.