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Smart Nutrition Bottle Startup LifeFuels Named CES Innovation Award Honoree

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 5:05 pm

LifeFuels, a Reston, VA-based startup that’s created the very first portable, single- and multi-serve Smart Nutrition Bottle, has just announced that it has been named a 2016 CES Innovation Award Honoree by the Consumer Technology Association due to its top rating in the Fitness,…


3 Important Consumer Electronics Trends to Watch

By | Oct 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Could you imagine what the world would be like without our modern advances? Without access to online tools like Dropbox that make saving our digital works? Without the very smartphones that we keep on or near our bodies at almost every hour of the…

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Blendoor Wins Celebrate 2015 Startup of the Year

By | Oct 6, 2015 at 8:21 pm

The votes are in! We’ve officially announced this year’s Startup of the Year. We had $250,000 in prizes to give away this year, so while we had one grand prize winner, each startup will still get to go home with something pretty amazing. So,…


Consumer Electronics Association Announces Record Attendance at 2015 International CES

By | May 18, 2015 at 7:00 am

18The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), who puts on the annual International CES in Las Vegas, has announced record attendance at their 2015 event. Due to the record numbers, they’re planning to cap registration to the 2016 CES by using enhanced credentialing procedures, to maintain…



CES Comes to the Capitol

By | Apr 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm

On April 15th, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) held CES On The Hill at the Rayburn House Office Building, as a chance for exhibitors to showcase products and services important to ongoing tech policy issues to Members of Congress, Hill staff, press, and invited guests. Exhibitors including Microsoft, Google, Samsung,…


Gear & Gadgets

8 Real-Life Products Proving We’re in an Episode of ‘Futurama’

By | Nov 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Two years ago, I don’t think any of us could have predicted the invention (let alone the rapid adoption) of the self-balancing scooter; by no means is it the hoverboard of our 1980s fantasies, but in terms of efficient, automatized ground travel, it likely…



Oh, the Places a CEA Membership Will Take you #CEASXSW

By | Mar 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm

For those of you out there who manufacture or distribute consumer electronics and related products; all the companies that provide technologies or services focused on consumer electronics, you have to check out CEA. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) was built specifically to help companies…


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Will Audi’s Self-Driving Car Survive the 550 Miles to CES 2015?

By | Jan 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Last year at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Audi debuted one of the hottest connected car features at the show: automatic parking features. Today, Audi one-upped themselves big time by unleashing a fully functional, autonomous car on a journey to self-drive from San…



Smarter Home Startup Sense Labs, Inc Raises $2.5M in Funding

By | Jan 2, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Cambridge-based startup Sense Labs has raised $2.5 million in equity funding, according to a recent regulatory filing. The company builds devices that analyzes the electrical use in your home that can be monitored on your smartphone. This announcement comes just in time for CES 2015, where consumers…


Win a Trip to CES with Tech Cocktail’s CES Sweepstakes!

By | Nov 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Today, Tech Cocktail in partnership with the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show announced a special online sweepstakes that will allow one winner to win two free passes to the 2015 International CES! This prize includes round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations from January 6-9th, 2015 in…



The Winners of CEA’s Innovation Entrepreneur Award Are…

By | Oct 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced the winners of the Innovation Entrepreneur Award during the Keynote Luncheon at Innovate!. Launched in 2012 by CEA’s flagship It Is Innovation (i3) magazine and the CEA Small Business Council, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs and businesses…



Sage Salvo’s Words Liive Sheds New Light on English Language Arts [Video]

By | Mar 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! Sage Salvo founded Words Liive because he wants to help students read more proficiently and study literature…


Khaled Naim Adds Track to Addy, Optimizes the Last Mile for Deliveries

By | Mar 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

This interview is part of a series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support!  About 2 years ago at Stanford, Khaled Naim set out on a mission to simplify location sharing with Addy…



Katiri Zuluaga and Springboard Enterprises Are Supporting Female-Led Startups

By | Mar 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm

The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! It has been over 50 years since the President’s Commission on the Status of Women was established…


What You Need to Know about Patent Trolls, from CEA

By | Mar 18, 2014 at 10:30 am

This is an advertorial sponsored by CEA, a title sponsor of Tech Cocktail’s Startup Celebration at SXSW. We thank them for their support! On December 5, the House of Representatives passed the Innovation Act, HR 3309, to reform patent litigation. Right now, patent law…


Travel Macho and Puhsh Win SXSW’s Hottest Showcasing Startups

By | Mar 13, 2014 at 3:13 pm

At Tech Cocktail’s SXSW Startup Celebration sponsored by .CO and CEA, Travel Macho and Puhsh took home the title for hottest showcasing startups. Our judges in the audience crowned Travel Macho, which offers users a platform for booking door-to-door travel to save them time, money, and heartache. With the…


Key CES Takeaways To Help You and Your Business in 2014

By | Jan 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm

This past week 150,000+ consumers, techies, executives, investors, manufacturers, buyers and other -ers descended on Las Vegas for CES. Tech Cocktail has had extensive coverage of CES including Off The Beaten Path favorites, Trends, and Takeaways so I wanted to do something a little different…