The annual consumer electronics show, known as CES, will be virtual this year with presentations via Zoom. Does Leo say "why even bother?" More companies are doing their own thing and doing it year-round. So why even waste the time? Let companies do their own thing.
The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the annual event that is the peak showplace for the latest designs in mobile phones, has been canceled due to concerns of traveling to the event during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Chip wants to know if anyone really needs to attend CES anymore since everything is available online. Leo says not really. He sends people to cover it. It's a great experience to go at least once. It's out of control, and there's so much to see. But Chip could pretty much see everything virtually now and doesn't need to feel the pressure to attend every single year.
Julian uses assistive technologies and there is a Best in Tech Conference on November 16 in Culver City. It's free. Leo says that is a great conference and he's happy to let Julian plug the conference every year. Assistive technology is helping to empower the disabled and democratizing media.
Julian checked out the iPad Mini and it was pretty cool, and what's cool is that it has stereo speakers. Not even the iPad 3 or 4 have that. Leo says calling it "stereo" is being generous. It's more two speakers side by side.
Julian didn't buy it, however, because he's visually impaired and says the iPhone works fine for him. Julian says that the Best in Tech Conference is coming on Nov. 17, 9-3p in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Culver City.