Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to Deliver Keynote Address at 2014 International CES

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced that Yahoo CEO, president and director Marissa Mayer will deliver a keynote address at the 2014 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mayer’s keynote address is slated for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, in the LVH Theater. Her address willCES-Logo (1) be part of the Tech Titans keynote series, where CEOs from the most powerful companies in technology present their vision for products, services and networks that will shape the next wave of innovation.

As a defining innovator making waves in the online and mobile space and a fresh breath for the industry, Marissa Mayer is a perfect addition to our Tech Titans keynote series,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “We’re thrilled to welcome her to the CES stage to share her strategic vision for the evolving tech landscape.”

Mayer was named Yahoo CEO in July 2012. Prior to Yahoo, she was vice president of local, maps and location services at Google where she oversaw product management, engineering, design and strategy for the company’s suite of local and geographical products, including Google Maps, Google Earth, Zagat, Street View and local search for desktop and mobile. During her 13 years at Google, Mayer held numerous positions, including engineer, designer, product manager and executive, and launched more than 100 well-known features and products. She is listed as an inventor on several patents in artificial intelligence and interface design.

In addition to the Tech Titans series, additional keynotes at the 2014 CES will be held as part of the Technology Innovators keynote series. This new series will offer insight by innovators, thought leaders and disruptors – the “rock stars” of their industries. It is a stage for those with big ideas that are reframing the way technology will impact our interaction with the world today, and in years to come.

The 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 product categories. For more information on the 2014 International CES, visit www.CESweb.org.

CEA Announces 2014 International CES SuperSession Program

Sessions to highlight the 2nd screen experience, sensor-based hardware and disruptive technologies

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced a dynamic lineup for its  2014 International CES® SuperSession conference program. Covering game-changing technologies and trends, SuperSessions spotlight well-known industry experts and out-of-the-box ideas and discussions. The 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, CES-Logo (1)Nevada.

From sensors and robotics to 3D printing and the rise of the 2nd screen, the 2014 SuperSessions will cover industry developments that are changing the way we consume and interact with technology,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “With industry leaders, tech executives, futurists and innovators, CES SuperSessions will feature the voices that are shaping our industry,”

The 2014 CES SuperSession Program will address industry topics including the 2nd screen experience, sensor-based hardware, inspiring innovation and emerging technologies with sessions including:

The Brand Matters SuperSession: Technology as Muse – Inspiring Innovation

Throughout history, muses have inspired artists to create their greatest works – Picasso, Dante, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hitchcock, Woody Allen, even The Knack (“My Sharona,” anyone?). Could technology be today’s version of the muse? In this SuperSession, visionaries from the worlds of entertainment, education, publishing and advertising discuss how technology pushes them to test the boundaries of their creativity. (January 7, 2014, 10-11 a.m. LVCC, North Hall N255)

2nd Screens Are Reinventing the TV Experience

The proliferation of 2nd screen tablets and smartphones has given TV programmers, operators and marketers a new way to reach viewers with a treasure trove of data, and new personalization and recommendation capabilities. Join these 2nd screen pioneers who, by adding a companion “little” screen experience to sports, reality series, awards shows and prime time programming, are making the “big” connected screen even bigger. (January 7, 2014, 1-2 p.m. LVCC, North Hall N255-257)

Current panelists include:

Tracey Garvin, Senior Vice President, Sony Home Entertainment

Luis Goicouria, Senior Vice President, PGA Tour

Anthony Zuiker, Creator and Executive Producer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CNET’s Next Big Thing: The New Hardware

Sensor-based hardware innovation is thriving in unexpected places. Startups and companies with no tech history are developing whole new device types for our homes, cars, and bodies. This panel investigates where traditional manufacturers stand and which new players are leading the hardware revolution. (January 7, 2014, 3-4 p.m. LVCC, North Hall N255-257)

Current panelists include:

Mike Bell, VP and GM, New Devices, Intel

Julie Larson-Green, EVP, Devices and Studios, Microsoft

Sonny Vu, CEO and founder, Misfit Wearables

CES 2015: How Today’s Emerging Technologies Will Affect Tomorrow’s Devices

The week of CES sets the stage for the year’s product launches, but it can be difficult to tell the fads from the future. This session from Engadget will feature some of the top names in the world of 3D printing, alternative interfaces, wearables, robotics, transportation and home automation to separate the fads of today from the game changing technologies of tomorrow. Brian Heater, Director of Media for Engadget, is slated to moderate the SuperSession. (January 8, 2014, 10-11 a.m. LVCC, North Hall N255-257)

Moderator:  Brian Heater, Director of Media, Engadget

The CES SuperSessions are part of the 2014 CES conference program, featuring keynote addresses from leaders of Audi, Cisco, Intel, Sony and Yahoo. The 2014 program will also include a robust lineup of conference tracks, sessions and speakers exploring innovations and trends in the tech industry. View the full CES conference program at www.CESweb.org. The 2014 CES will also feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 product categories. For more information on the 2014 International CES, visit www.CESweb.org.

Nail It This Holiday Season: China Glaze® Nail Lacquer Announces Holiday Nail Art Contest

Enter China Glaze Holiday Nail Design Contest for your chance to win $1,000! The China Glaze Holiday Nail Design Contest is now open. Submit your design and enter to win.

Celebrate the season in colour with China Glaze® Nail Lacquer. The leading nail polish brand announces the How Will You Live in Colour This Holiday Season? Contest. Participants enter their best holiday-themed designs to win cash prizes and China Glaze® collections. ‘Tis the season to top those tips in glitz, glam and festive flare. Go with the classic, throw in a twist-on-traditional or create a unique holiday concept. Contestants will receive a unique URL to share via social media when online voting begins on Dec. 15. Online voting ends on Dec. 31 and the top 25 winners will be submitted to the judging panel for placing. To enter, visit www.chinaglaze.com/chinaglazecontest between Nov. 15 – Dec. 20 and upload a holiday-themed nail art look, using only lacquer – no embellishments, please.

The top 25 finalists win:

Grand Prize – $1,000 Visa Gift Card

2nd Prize – $500 Visa Gift Card

3rd Prize – $250 Visa Gift Card

22 Congratulations Winners – 12 pc. China Glaze® Happy HoliGlaze Collection

 

The expert judging panel includes top celebrity manicurists and bloggers:

Kandi Yamz           Miss Pop               Chelsea King

@KandiYamz        @MissPopNails   @ChelseaQueen

Winners will be officially announced via www.chinaglaze.com on or about Jan. 31, 2014.

The China Glaze® How Do You Live in Colour? Holiday Contest is open to residents of the United States as well as Canada (excluding Quebec), France, Mexico and the United Kingdom. China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information regarding the contest guidelines and Official Rules, please visit www.chinaglaze.com.

Flash Some Lash Into The New Year: Ardell® Announces Holiday Lash Contest

Let faux fringe glamourEYES you this New Years Eve. The world’s leader in lashes announces the Ardell® Glamour Eyes Holiday Lash Contest. Contestants can enter to win cash prizes and Ardell® product with a photo of their favorite lash look inspired by everyone’s favorite holiday for new beginnings, sparkle and shine – New Years Eve. What better way to celebrate than starting 2014 looking fabu-lash?

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To enter, contestants must visit www.ardelllashes.com/ardellcontest between Nov. 15 – Dec. 19 and upload a photo of their favorite lash look following the guidelines specified on the website. Contestants will receive a unique URL to share via social media when online voting begins on Dec. 20. Online voting ends on Jan. 10, 2014 and the top 25 winners will be submitted to the judging panel for placing. The expert judging panel includes top beauty social media mavens Alana Dawn, Carine Bernedo, Julie San Agustin, and Karen Sarahi Gonzalez.

The Ardell® Glamour Eyes Holiday Lash Contest is open to residents of the United States as well as Canada (excluding Quebec), Mexico and the United Kingdom.

The top 25 finalists will win:

Grand Prize – $1,000 Visa Gift Card

2nd Prize – $500 Visa Gift Card

3rd Prize – $250 Visa Gift Card

22 Congratulations Winners -$50 in Ardell® Product

Winners will be officially announced via www.ardelllashes.com on or around Jan. 31, 2014.

2013 Ugly Holiday Sweaters Collection Launched By Stupid.com

The holidays are all about parties, and no holiday party is complete without ugly holiday sweaters.  Whether it’s an actual ugly sweater party, or just an event that needs a little holiday cheer, these totally outrageous knit sweaters are the perfect cure for the common holiday outfit. With 5 new styles of Ugly Holiday Sweaters, online retailer www.Stupid.com has created a line of tacky, tasteless, but above all, hilarious sweaters to wear to any Christmas party or festive event this Holiday season.

The Ugly Holiday Sweater Collection from Stupid.com.  (PRNewsFoto/Stupid.com)

The Ugly Holiday Sweater Collection from Stupid.com. (PRNewsFoto/Stupid.com)

They’re crude, tacky, distasteful, and above all else, funny – but then again, politically incorrect is always in style at www.Stupid.com. Here’s the Stupid.com 2013 Ugly Holiday Sweater Collection:

The “Toilet Santa” Sweater – The time to whip out your Holiday best is here again! This Sweater is completely Knit, just as if Grandma made each and every, tacky, stitch for you! They’re super comfortable and cheesy, the perfect combination for any and every Holiday celebration. Santa sits atop his Toilet as if you just barged into the restroom unannounced. How adorable and cute! Anything Santa does deserve to be immortalized on gift wrap, wreaths, lawn ornaments and such. Find those warm and fuzzy feelings whenever you wear this glorious Christmas gem. Let’s get Chestnuts roasting and bells jingling everywhere.

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The “Granny Got It” Sweater – The Ugly Holiday Sweater tradition continues with this Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Sweater. Is it warm, snuggly and a winter must? Check. Is it tacky, but in the best way possible? Check. This 100% cotton Knit, Sweater features Grandma in her hair rollers and walker being tossed aside by some unaware Reindeer carrying a whole lot of cargo into the Christmas night. What was Grandma even doing in the path of these Reindeer? Why would she be on the roof or the road? Did these Reindeer intentionally seek her? Will she press charges? Continue reading

Deck The Halls With Hen House Linens: Festive Colorful Linens For Your Holiday Table

Get in the spirit of the season with HEN HOUSE LINENS TABLETOP ACCESSORIES that prep your home for seasonal celebrations. With a goal to make homes feel comfortable and cared for, Hen House Linens’ offers quality tabletop items such as table cloths, place mats, and quilted chargers, all in zesty prints and colors perfect for making your holiday meal one to remember all the way through to the New Year. Mix and match to get classic color schemes like green on red, or accent reds with deep gold for a table that feels rich and full of love. Or create your own design scheme. Either way, your holiday table will shine and you will be the belle of the ball.

Founder Jenny Davids, a native of North Carolina, was raised in a tradition of true southern hospitality and says “Nothing defined that experience more than our family gathering around the table to share a simple meal. We call it gracious living.”

I very much agree with her when she added that “It’s all about making the people you welcome into your home feel comfortable and cared for. (This includes the people that live in that home with you!) It’s that intangible that makes you want to linger at the dinner table or pull up a chair and visit. It’s about hospitality without feeling stuffy or too proper. It’s knowing that this time right now is special.”

The Hen House team of incredible women includes  “in-the-Hen House” designer and creative director Katherine Poole (who also happens to be her college roommate and dear friend), her neighbor Lee (and inspired photographer), her intrepid office crew, as well her “supportive, creative, opinionated mothers, girlfriends, sisters, muses and stalwart friends that have graciously tested new product, modeled, opened their homes for photoshoots, found the perfect shade of red, carpooled my children and on occasion fed my husband“.

The 2013 Holiday Collection included the following design highlights:

Chevron Holiday: A familiar pattern that feels at once nostalgic and modern, the Chevron print gets a joyful update with shades of red and green. The fresh zigzag wakes up your home in the form of Chevron Holiday Placemats and Dinner Napkins that instantly transform a dinner into a merry party. Mix the prints with solid reds and greens or pair them with contrasting, subtler prints.

he fresh zigzag wakes up your home in the form of Chevron Holiday Placemats and Dinner Napkins that instantly transform a dinner into a merry party.

he fresh zigzag wakes up your home in the form of Chevron Holiday Placemats and Dinner Napkins that instantly transform a dinner into a merry party.

Ornamental Scarlet: Decorations aren’t just for evergreens—inspired by vintage glass Christmas ornaments, Ornamental Scarlet features a modern interpretation of retro ornament shapes, festively hanging and twinkling and spreading holiday cheer. The simple yet colorful print accents the table beautifully.

Garden Gate Ochre: A classic pattern looks ultra-lux in a dark gold Ochre, and adds warmth to any table. You get dressed for special occasions, and so should your table. The Garden Gate Ochre Table Runner sets the mood for a holiday dinner that brings everyone at the table together, and pairs sumptuously with red or green—just add soft candlelight.

Linked Up Scarlet: A simple pattern in a holiday-ready red grounds your décor and adds holiday spirit effortlessly. The Linked Up Scarlet Tablecloth is the perfect backdrop to contrast any holiday pattern from the Chevron Holiday to the Garden Gate Ochre for a Pinterest-worthy table setting.

All prints are available at www.henhouselinens.com and at select retailers in the following essential sizes and sets: 60” Square Topper Tablecloth ($55), 70” Round Tablecloth ($57), 70” x 90” Tablecloth ($70), 70” x 108” Tablecloth ($78), Dinner Napkin ($9.50 each), Runner ($22), Cocktail Napkins ($24 for a set of six), Placemats ($9.50 each).