Weekly tech agenda: Read an E-Book Week
Friday 04 March 2011
This week, pull out your Kindle, iPad or e-reader and get your nose stuck into a really good digital book during Read an E-Book Week.
8th Read an E-Book Week
The annual Read an E-Book Week was created to promote and share the advantages of reading electronically. During this week, visitors are invited to browse the event website, where dozens of publishers, authors, and booksellers offer free titles for a limited time.
Austin, Texas, USA
The 25th annual South by Southwest Music and Media Conference & Festival gathers an estimated 100,000 members of the international music, film, and interactive media industries in Austin, Texas, for a week-long convergence of ideas and talent. For five days during the festival, the "brightest minds in emerging technology" come to showcase digital works, innovative ideas and new products under the banner of SXSW Interactive.
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Electronic House Expo
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL, USA
EHX (Electronic House Expo) is an expo that caters for people interested in home health tech, smart energy, electronic security, digital media and custom electronics. It features booths from more than 200 exhibitors and offers hands-on "super sessions" for those wanting to learn more about the electronics industry. EHX will also be running some of CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) University's most demanded courses during the event so attendees can brush up on their skills.
26th CTIA Wireless 2011
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL, USA
CTIA will welcome more than 1,000 exhibitors and more than 40,000 spectators in 2011. The show covers wireless and converged communications, wireless broadband, mobile web computing and data industries, and in 2011 the focus is on "Mobile Life." Companies will demo the latest in enterprise solutions, energy-saving products, and emerging mobile entertainment technology. While Mobile World Congress puts the emphasis on consumer devices, CTIA is all about the technologies that power them, including Location Based Services (LBS), Smart Energy, Wireless Health, Intelligent Transportation, Cloud Computing and Mobile Money.
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60th Hannover Messe: Smart Efficiency
"Smart Efficiency" is the motto for the 60th edition of Hannover Messe. The annual event is the world's biggest industrial fair and is home to the latest industrial technology innovations. In 2011 Hannover Messe is made up of 13 different trade fairs, each focused on a different area of industrial technology. More than 4,500 innovations will be on show spanning the fields of energy, mobility and automation. In addition to the large showcase of new materials, industry developments and emerging trends at the Hannover Messe, there will be a strong emphasis on education and careers. CeBIT, now the world's biggest high-tech fair, was once just a display category within the Hannover Messe.
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Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Approximately 90,000 audio, video and film content professionals are expected to attend this year's National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB Show) in Las Vegas. The event will showcase future trends in 3D, mobile entertainment, transmedia, social media, multi-platform distribution, broadband, and digital production. In 2011, people will be able to attend the NAB Show from anywhere in the world via the new NAB Show Virtual View - an online event that will feature live interactive video chats with industry experts, exhibitor demonstrations, interviews, and booth tours.
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