RED PEAK’S INDUSTRY TRENDS OF THE WEEK

Those wonderful people at Red Peak have been up to it again, scrambling the latest gems from across the globe in 1 page. And as for CES, I leave it to the illustrious Natasha Chance of Red Peak:

Hello!

My apologies for the report hiatus last week, RPITOTW was in Las Vegas at the tech snowstorm that is CES (Consumer Electronic Show) taking note of the latest and greatest the world of tech has to offer us. I’m not going to geek out on you and tell you about everything that was seen or experienced (though 15 mins hooked up to an oxygen bar was a highlight), I’m going to leave it up to the pros to give you a concise report as well as the usual awesome industry coverage:

TECH

  • Acclaimed tech media website, CNET, lists seven lessons learned at CES 2012:
    • Giant OLED TVs aren’t inherently amazing
    • Windows Phone was the mobile platform of the year
    • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich still isn’t the current version of Android
    • Once again, it isn’t the year of the tablet
    • 3D TV is no longer cool
    • Thunderbolt is making progress
    • Gesture and voice input could be CES 2013’s biggest story… Read more here: http://cnet.co/zL1wdC
  • A major tech theme at CES was the launch of the Ultrabook laptop. Engadget (a web magazine with obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics) gives you a good look at the best of THE laptops you have to have this year: http://engt.co/zE7HSx
  • Everything’s an interface. Watch this video and get your mind blown. http://bit.ly/yuitiH

PROMOTION

  • Limited edition luxury from Bombay Sapphire. A “bar bag” stocked with all the tools a fancy bartender could ask for. http://bit.ly/xcXONR
  • The Ikea Facebook Fan Sleepover let fans try out a bed for the night in store. http://bit.ly/zreT6L

DESIGN

  • Out of 3,289 entries, check out some of the winners from the 2012 Tokyo Type Directors Club Awards: http://bit.ly/zki5QX
  • The Queen of England appreciates good design! Jonathan Ive, Apple’s head of design, has been awarded a knighthood. http://bbc.in/w1aCSb
  • Keep a close eye on the goings-on in Helsinki throughout the next 12 months as they have just kicked off the city’s 2012 role as World Design Capital. With a great design heritage to draw from this event is all about usability, sustainability and desirability. http://bit.ly/yQNi3w
  • Paris vs. New York, a graphic look at the city’s differences by Parisian designer, Vahram Muratyan http://bit.ly/vCgweb
  • Here’s some smart design from Timberland, the foldable, zippable hiking shoe. http://bit.ly/yK63yX

INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

Prepare to amaze your clients and peers with your knowledge of social media by watching this very short and informative video infographic with the latest facts and figures. http://bit.ly/yshwKp

All comments and feedback on the above are wanted and welcome.

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Author: Dean Crutchfield

In an award-winning career spanning two decades, Dean Crutchfield has created, built and re-invigorated some of the world's most iconic brands.

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