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CEDN Evening Extra Jan. 8

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An interview with David Inns, Chief Executive Officer, GreatCall. CEDN: Why is GreatCall bringing wearables to a new market? DI: GreatCall is the leader in creating usable technology for active aging. As the wearables category developed, we saw that most of the users were young, healthy and tech savvy. Those who could truly bene- fit from wearables – older adults – were not users. We wanted to change that – and are doing so with the launch of the Lively Wearable. CEDN: What makes it unique? DI: We're bringing together the health benefits of an activity tracker with the safety advantages of our 5Star service. We know that older adults want to retain their inde- pendence as long as possible and we create products and services that enable them to do GREATCALL CONNECTS FAMILY CAREGIVERS TO ACTIVE AGING WITH LAUNCH OF FIRST WEARBLES FOR OLDER ADULTS By Carley Knobloch, Digital Lifestyle Expert, HGTV Smart Home 2016 Technical Consultant I hope that you're as excited as I am to see what CES 2016 has to offer. As part of the Scripps Networks Interactive fam- ily and tech expert for the HGTV Smart Home 2016, I'm always looking for technology that changes the way we live. Whether it's the way we live in our home, how we prepare our meals or even how we watch over our home when we travel, CES has tech trends that will bring your home to a new level. Technology can make a home smarter, safer and Kenwood USA continues its tradition of evolution with the announcement of 13 new CD receivers for 2016, 11 of which replace 2015 versions. Changes include more informative displays, improved audio performance and a dual-processor platform that promises increased speed when accessing and adjusting entertainment sources. But most significant in the line is the feature set that supports and enhances integration with a smartphone, letting users extend their portable experi- ence into the vehicle. Four models – Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X700 and DPX792BH and the Kenwood KDC-BT765HD and DPX702BH – include all of this year's new connectivity features. "The ability to interface with a user's smartphone is perhaps the most important func- tionality aspect of any new receiver," said Rick Noetzli, General Manager, Product and Research and Development, Kenwood. "The phone is literally a book containing a person's friends, tastes and preferences. We've enhanced our 2016 line to make it easier for a driv- er to maintain access to that wealth of information and entertainment while in the vehicle, An interview with Heikki Raisanen, Chief Executive Officer, Emfit Ltd. CEDN: How did you come up with the idea for this prod- uct? HR: We wanted to solve the problem of keeping track of health, recovery and sleep in the simplest way possible, without having to wear anything. We had already been doing vitals measurement from under the mattress for years, and both health and quantified self has been a ris- ing trend, so creating a recovery and sleep monitor was just the right step for us. Continued on Page 21 Continued on Page 19 Continued on Page 21 HOME IS WHERE THE SMART IS – THIS YEAR'S SMART HOME TECH TRENDS KENWOOD CD RECEIVERS BECOME MORE PHONE FRIENDLY EMFIT QS – SLEEP MONITOR WITH HEART RATE VARIABILITY Continued on Page 19 Continued on Page 21 O s e r C o m m u n i c a t i o n s G r o u p L a s V e g a s F r i d a y, J a n u a r y 8 , 2 0 1 6 AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION NOT AFFILIATED WITH CES ® An interview with Jody Dankberg, Stern Pinball Inc., Director of Marketing and Licensing. CEDN: Tell our readers about your company. What's your main line of business? JD: Stern Pinball Inc. is the oldest and largest designer and manufacturer of arcade-quality pinball games on the planet! Stern offers a full-line of commercial and con- sumer pinball games, merchandise, parts and accessories that are sold to pinball operators, enthusiasts and fans around the globe. NEW TITLES AND TECHNOLOGY FROM STERN PINBALL

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