November 14, 2017: Holiday Tech 2017 “Home For The Holidays,” with Doug Dixon

Doug Dixon at PMUG's November 2014 meeting — photo by Michael Blank

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Doug Dixon is back with his annual round-up of fun tech products for the holidays.

This year he’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.

So come on over the river and through the woods to check out this year’s winter wonderland of tech gadgets in action, and make your own list of what’s naughty or nice.

About the presenter…
Douglas Dixon is an independent technology consultant, specializing in Web development, database analysis, digital media, and portable devices. He has been writing and speaking on digital media for over a decade and a half, and ringing in the season with his annual holiday gadget coverage in the Princeton area since 2002. Doug was previously a product manager and software developer at Intel and at Sarnoff in Princeton. He has authored four books on digital media, published hundreds of feature articles, and presented over a hundred seminars and talks. His articles and technical references are freely available on his Manifest Technology Website and Blog.

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