CES 2023: Tech trends & takeaways from the Tech Podcasts Network team - Show Notes

CES 2023: Tech trends & takeaways from the Tech Podcasts Network team

Wednesday May 31, 2023 (00:21:15)


To end CES 2023, the Tech Podcasts Network hosts sat down to discuss their experiences. From exciting products that we want to buy for ourselves to trends across the industry, we covered a lot of ground in a very small amount of time.

Technology costs are decreasing

Technology costs are decreasing at a rapid rate, and this is especially true when it comes to technology used in the broadcasting industry. Just a few years ago, broadcasters needed to purchase expensive equipment and insure it for up to $75,000. Now, however, much of the equipment needed to broadcast can fit into a single Pelican case, and the cost of the entire studio is much less than a single component used to be.

The team discussed how the organization used to need to ship 24 boxes of equipment to the show floor to broadcast, but now they only need to bring two roller bags, one suitcase, and a Pelican case. This is a drastic decrease in the amount of equipment needed to broadcast, and the cost of the equipment is much lower as well. The LED lights used to cost around $1,400 each, but now they are only around $50. This is a huge cost saving for broadcasters, and it has allowed them to do more with less.

The Rodecaster is another example of how technology costs are decreasing. This device is used for the mics in the studio for the live broadcast, and it is much more cost-effective than other mixers. This is a great example of how technology has become more affordable and accessible for broadcasters.

In conclusion, technology costs are decreasing, and this is especially true for the broadcasting industry. From LED lights to streaming platforms, broadcasters are able to do more with less. These cost savings have allowed broadcasters to do more with their budgets, and it has opened up new opportunities for them to create content. Technology costs are decreasing, and this is a great thing for broadcasters and viewers alike.

Price points vary widely

Usually during the show, we are able to settle on a median price point. This is because, for some reason, every year companies across the globe seem to find a range in which to place their products. For some years it has been lower, in the $100 range. In other years it has been higher, in the $250 range. But, most of the time, there is a common price range. This year, however, things were different.

Price points vary widely across the consumer market, from low-cost items to high-end luxury products. This was evident this year, when a wide variety of products were showcased, ranging from $50 items to $1,800 outdoor lights. While some products have a set price point, such as the $49, $249, and $199 items, others have no set price and can be sold for what the seller believes it is worth.

Teamwork makes the dream work

Teamwork makes the dream work is an oft-repeated phrase, but its truth is undeniable. Working together, with a shared goal and purpose, is the best way to achieve success. This was certainly the case at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It took a team of 15 people to put the show together, from the floor staff to the hosts in the booth. Nancy, Todd, Allante, Daniele, Christopher, Terri, Steve, Kirk, Marlo, Scott, Matt, Alice, and Adam all worked together to make the show a success.

Scott, Todd, and Marlo were the main hosts of the show. Allante and Daniele were responsible for floor interviews and Christopher was her backstop. Terri and Steve from AMRoC Fab Lab were also present for the last couple of days. Kirk was doing TD and out on the floor, taking pictures, and more. Marlo had his own mini-team, with Scott and Alice helping out with interviews.

The team was able to cover a wide range of technologies, with 85 interviews out of the studio and 150 as a group. Everyone's contributions were essential for the success of the show. Without the collective effort, the show would not have been as successful.

Conversation with Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central, and Marlo Anderson of The Tech Ranch.

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Scott Ertz

Host, Episode Author

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.

Todd Cochrane

Network Host

Todd is the CEO of RawVoice / Blubrry - a podcast media company that represents 105,000 Audio and Video podcasters in which his company provides advertising opportunities, media distribution/hosting, podcast media statistics and other services. He is a podcast advertising specialist. Executing podcast advertising deals with a variety of national vendors for the past 13 years. Todd was responsible for bringing GoDaddy into the Podcast Advertising Space as one of the first podcast advertisers in 2005.

Marlo Anderson

Network Host

Marlo is a serial entrepreneur, global speaker, futurist and founder of National Day Calendar. Trending over 450 times on Twitter last year and a Social Media reach in the hundreds of millions, National Day Calendar is followed daily by more than 20,000 media outlets including Elvis Duran, Ellen Degeneres, Fox & Friends and Good Morning America. National Calendar Day has appeared in many major newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to the Fargo Forum. When he's not celebrating every day, he is the host of the radio show "The Tech Ranch" where he is known as "The Guru of Geek." This unique platform has allowed him to gain deep knowledge in emerging technology trends and hardware.


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