Fred Davis

founder, Prosumer Media

Gadgets and Gizmos
74 minutes, 34mb, recorded 2004-10-27
The latest electronic gadgets and gizmos promising to organize your life, provide hours of entertainment or keep you connected with breaking news and upcoming events. Fred Davis, a nationally renowned speaker, author and editor of top computer magazines, reveals the facts and the hype behind notebooks, iPods and digital cameras and camera phones. Many of these products have features and benefits that are not even marketed or advertised.

You will hear about great holiday gift ideas while you learn how these devices can work for you. Among the many tips Fred has in store for the audience, you will learn how to:

  • download and listen to best-selling books and articles on your commute
  • organize your daily routines with features buried within these gadgets
  • re-use your old analog camera lenses in the new generation of digital cameras

The slides from this presentation are also available. (PDF)

This presentation is part of a series of events produced by SofTECH.

Fred Davis has written 14 books about computers, including the first book on Desktop Publishing, and the award-winning Windows Bible series. One of the founders of the Ziff-Davis computer publishing division, he served as editor of several of ZD's magazines, including PC, PC Week, A+, and MacUser, and either ran or started most of ZD’s product testing labs. Davis was also instrumental in the startups of both Wired and CNET. He has been widely quoted in publications such as the New York Times, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal; and has appeared on TV and radio shows such as the CBS Evening News, ABC World News, and NPR's All Things Considered.

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