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PPCUG Next Meeting
November 25, 2014

7:00 PM

Mercer County Library, Lawrenceville NJ

Annual Meeting


Holiday Gadgets 2014

Getting Into Body Tech and Smart Device

Douglas Dixon photo    Douglas Dixon

What's all this about the "body tech" that we will be wearing, and the "smart devices" that will be embedded in our lives as part of the developing Internet of Things?

Yes, computers are evolving -- yesterday's desktop boxes have been replaced by our ubiquitous mobile handhelds. So now apparently we are going to be wearing Google Glasses and iWatches, as our house automatically unlocks and turns on the lights and opens up a beer when we come home.

For this year's edition of Doug Dixon's Holiday Gadgets revue, we'll explore the developing possibilities of embedded devices -- including both personal wearable accessories from glasses and watches to health monitors, and smart devices in the home from appliances to security.

Plus, we'll look at other fun accessories for our mobile lifestyles, including sharing audio and video and photos in the home and on the go, wireless storage, and portable power.

So come along to think about holiday gadgets for your family -- or yourself -- and look into the future of embedded devices.

Douglas Dixon is an independent technology consultant, author, and speaker, specializing in digital media and portable devices. Previously a product manager and software developer at Intel and Sarnoff in Princeton, he now consults in commercial and military technology analysis and communications, and provides expert witness services.

Over the past decade and a half, Doug also has authored four books on digital media, published hundreds of feature articles, and presented over a hundred seminars and talks. He makes his articles and technical references freely available on his Manifest Technology website and blog at

We mourn the loss of friends and Board Members Joel May and Kim Goldenberg.

There are a group of club members who regularly attend PPCUG meetings. However, the past Club Leadership including those who have been arranging meetings need help. We are looking for volunteers to step up and take a leadership role.

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