LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With all eyes on the hottest tech toys and applications, Living in Digital Times today announced that Acer Iconia has been named the winner of Last Gadget Standing; and DriveSafe.ly 2.0 has won the Mobile Apps Showdown at International CES 2011. The 10 finalists in each contest were put to live audience and online votes to determine the winners.
The top 10 Last Gadget Standing finalists appeared on stage at International CES 2011 during a live session where a live voting audience determined the winner of Last Gadget Standing. Online voters selected a People's Choice winner, Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor.
The lucky 10 finalists of Mobile Apps Showdown took part in a live demo competition at CES in front of a live and online audience. The winner was selected based on audience applause-o-meter and an online vote. Online voters selected a People's Choice winner, Line2.
Last Gadget Standing is an annual favorite at CES. A distinguished panel of journalists selected the 10 finalists from more than 200 submissions. Past winners include such notable products as the Roomba, the Eye-Fi Card, and OnStar. Harry McCracken, founder and editor of Technologizer served as this year's media partner and event emcee.
The Mobile Apps Showdown featured the top 10 mobile applications, selected by a panel of judges from more than 100 submissions. NetShelter Technology is the program's media sponsor and partner.
Last Gadget Standing and Mobile Apps Showdown were hosted by Jon Hein and his special guest Gary (Baba Booey) Dell'Abate, who co-host The Wrap Up Show on the Howard Stern channels on SiriusXM Radio. Hein's tech claim to fame is the creation of Jump the Shark which is devoted to the moments where there's only one way to go: downhill. (Just ask Fonzie from Happy Days.) Dell'Abate, producer of The Howard Stern Show and author of They Call Me Baba Booey, is a home theater devotee who writes a column for Sound and Vision magazine.
For more details and descriptions of the gadgetry and smartphone applications nominated as finalists in the Last Gadget Standing and Mobile Apps Showdown contests, visit www.lastgadgetstanding.com and www.mobileappsshowdown.com.
About Living in Digital Times
Founded in 2002 by tech journalist and consultant Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times is designed to create a dialogue between companies and key consumer demographics via a variety of media projects in which getting smart about the digital world is fun and entertaining. In addition to the six CES-based TechZones, Living in Digital Times produces Last Gadget Standing, Mobile Apps Showdown and FashionWare. Learn more about Living in Digital Times at http://livingindigitaltimes.com.
Founded by Harry McCracken in 2008, Technologizer is a Web site and community about the whole world of personal technology. The site was featured in PCMag.com's list of its favorite blogs in 2008 and 2010; in 2009, McCracken was named as best tech blogger by Kiplinger's Personal Finance and the top techie to follow on Twitter by TechRepublic. McCracken also writes a weekly Technologizer column for TIME.com.
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NetShelter's mission is to help technology publishers, marketers and consumers become more informed, influential and successful. The company has attracted over 200 tech content sites and blogs that are highly credible and influential in their respective areas of expertise NetShelter's content sites and blogs are concentrated across the IT, Mobile and Consumer Electronics categories. NetShelter has grown to become the leading technology media company (with over 133 million unique monthly visitors, according to comScore). http://www.netshelter.net
SOURCE Living in Digital Times 2011