Let’s “Stick” Together

I’m going to ”stick” it to you. Introducing a better PopSocket. The “HandL stick.”

Just ”stick” it on your favorite phone case. Lays flat in your pocket. Another Allen Hirsch genius invention. $10 or get it free.

All you have to do is “like” the “Lying on the Beach” podcast by Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman-Hess on YouTube.

Be sure to also say hello to Allen at CES, the Argento SC booth in the South Hall #31134. Let’s “stick” together.

Samsung’s ‘The Wall’ TV Is The Biggest Screen You Have Ever Seen

David Katzmaier Of CNET Tells All

The Wall MicroLED TV is 292 inches, with an 8K model at 150 inches.

Commercial and residential versions of The Wall will be priced at hundreds of thousands of dollars installed.

Someone Sent Me A Love Letter At CES

Hi Lois,

Can’t cook / won’t cook / no time to cook? – For those that are culinary challenged or don’t have the time they’d like to devote to cooking, CookingPal has the answer. at CES.

“Julia” is an intelligent autonomous cooking system that makes delicious meals with minimal effort. You can see her in action here – http://bit.ly/2ru0hmy and full press materials and assets are below.

The system is comprised of a Smart Kitchen Hub (a dedicated voice-enabled tablet) that suggests meals and provides step-by-step guides to following recipes and a Smart Kitchen Appliance that handles every tedious element of prepping a meal from chopping and kneading to stirring and steaming, and best of all: it cleans up after itself!

All you have to do is place ingredients into her bowl when instructed and sit back and let Julia do the rest!

As well as taking the work out of meal prep – the system also helps with the decision making process too. Using its built-in camera and AI food recognition capabilities, it can suggest recipes you can make based on what ingredients are currently in the home and even automatically order missing items to be delivered from your favorite retailers to make future meals.

Just under $1,000. Available later on in 2020.

Arrived Three Days Early For CES In Vegas

This is my 53rd Year

Time To Celebrate

Other than Lady Gaga, Australia’s “Human Nature” at the Venetian is the best show in Vegas. They have been together for 30 years and for good reason. They are an amazing rock group. Several standing ovations tonight. Signed on for three more years here.

Bar Hopping Before Show

Second Acts For Seniors


David Stern

I just finished Shelly Palmer’s tribute to David Stern, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association from 1984 to 2014.

I am totally choked up. I had to share it. I didn’t know David Stern, but there was something about him that always intrigued me.

Palmer is an advertising, marketing, technology and business consultant.




“My friend David Stern passed away yesterday. He was brilliant, insatiably curious, super fun to bang ideas around with, and one of the kindest people I have ever known.

“I met David right after he left the NBA. He was starting to invest in tech companies, and he was seeking advice. At the end of our first meeting, he handed me his business card. It said, “David Stern, Intern.” We laughed about it, but he was serious about his commitment to lifelong learning. Not surprisingly, I learned far more from David than he ever learned from me.

“When David heard that I was planning to do a new podcast with my friend Ross Martin, he was the very first person to reach out — not only to congratulate me, but to tell me he wanted to be the first guest we recorded. He said (in a classic David way), “You may not use it, but trust me, you need the practice.” He was the first guest we recorded and he was right (of course) — we definitely needed the practice.

“The episode is about second acts, and David talked about what he had been doing post-NBA and all about his plans for the future. He was so optimistic and full of life, so joyous and seemingly unstoppable. It is hard to describe how much I will miss him.

“David lived an extraordinary life, but somehow found time to share his experience and wisdom with so many. My heart goes out to his family and friends. May his name be for a blessing.” — Shelly Palmer

It’s wonderful to see a man get emotional about living and losing. — Lois Whitman -Hess

No More Phones and Other Tech Predictions for the Next Decade

Kara Swisher is a technology soothsayer. She has been successful over and over with her forecasts. Her Opinion editorials in the New York Times are not to be missed.

Swisher predicts that carrying around a device in our hand, and staring at it, will be a thing of the past by 2030. And like the electrical grid we rely on daily, most tech will become invisible.

Your Future 10-Minute Health Check-Up


I will be looking at the future of medicine when I attend CES next week. A French company, named BodyO, will be showing off the BodyO’s AI POD, a self-service one-stop full body digital scanner that features 19 measurements to track a wide range of vital health indicators in just 10 minutes.

I am not sure where these will be located. I imagine they will situated in high traffic areas like shopping malls, airports/train stations, and health clubs.

This is perfect for people on the go. After your analysis, you will be offered virtual coaching (over 1,000 fitness exercises) and over 20,000 easy to use, healthy and nutritious recipes.

The World’s Biggest Tech Show Is Next Week — and ”Lying On The Beach” Has Your Inside Pass


CES 2020 has 4500 Exhibitors and 15 miles of Aisles.


Steve Greenberg, Co-host of “Lying on the Beach,” has walked 24,000 steps each of the four days of CES. He wants to make sure he doesn’t miss any innovative products that he may want to introduce to TV audiences around the United States.


Lois Whitman-Hess, his podcast partner, has been attending CES since it first started 53 years ago. She spends her days in meetings discussing innovative marketing strategies with clients. In this episode, Steve and Lois are going to give you their take on what to expect at CES 2020.


Listen here – http://www.lyingonthebeach.com/2019/12/30/ces2020


If you love fashion and innovation, don’t miss this documentary on Amazon. See how the world was built before the Internet.


DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL is an intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the 20th century, an enduring icon whose influence changed the face of fashion, beauty, art, publishing and culture itself forever.

Along the way, the story of Vreeland illustrates the evolution of women into roles of power and prominence throughout the 20th century, and travels through some of the century’s greatest historical and cultural eras, including Paris’ Belle Epoque, New York in the roaring twenties, and London in the swinging sixties. It also spans such historical events as the great wars, the flights of Lindbergh, the romance of Wallis and Windsor, the Kennedy inauguration, and the freewheeling spirit of the 1960′s youthquake, and the advent of countless fashion revolutions from the bikini to the blue jean.


The Senior Balancing Act

I am not sure why, but so many of my friends have tripped and fallen down this year. I used to think I was the only one. If there was an uneven crack in a sidewalk, my shoe managed to find it, and I would go flying. I really started to get concerned when I found out that many seniors, who I know, fell down too.

That’s why I’m interested to find out more about the Elitac BalanceBelt, a belt for people with severe balance disorders. Elitac is a Dutch company that will be debuting this new invention at CES from the 7th – 10th of January 2020.

The company’s press release said, “The Elitac BalanceBelt helps people with severe balance disorders, such as Bilateral Vestibular Loss, to eliminate the need for help from a person, walking stick or wheelchair. The belt enables the patient the ability to walk again. It gives off vibration signals to the user about the body position. The wearer of the belt intuitively reacts to the haptic feedback of the body position.

“By helping patients to keep more control over their balance, the belt improves their daily lives, provides instant relief and confidence whilst strengthening their physical fitness, and increases their overall quality of life.

“The BalanceBelt continuously measures the direction the user is leaning. The belt is activated by the press of a button, making it extremely easy to use. It is worn around the waist and includes small vibration motors that release a vibrating alert if the patient’s body is at risk of being thrown off balance.”

Is it possible that as we get older, we truly become clumsy? Clumsy may be a harsh word, but it certainly reminds many of us to be aware of our posture and to learn better balance control. I will let you know what I think of the BalanceBelt after I experiment with it in Las Vegas next month.

Luminosa, A Festival Of Lights

A group of us (Eliot, Marcia and Richie, Howard and Ruth, Howard and Rene, Steve and Robert) went to Jungle Island tonight to see the holiday light show. It was a transformation and celebration of the culture in the Magic City.

Instead of a movie and Chinese food on Christmas Eve, we all decided to do something different. The evening turned out to be truly unique. See the photos taken by Eliot Hess.

GoFundMe Explained

Several times this year friends on Facebook reached out to me to contribute to a good cause on GoFundMe, a crowdsourcing website.

Wikipedia explains GoFundMe as “an American for-profit crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for life events such as celebrations to accidents or illnesses.”

More than 50 million donors have contributed $5 billion from 2010 to 2017. Very impressive.

GoFundMe is free. The company is based in Redwood City, California, with offices in San Diego and Dublin, and with operations in France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Tech writer and broadcaster, David Pogue, did a feature about GoFundMe on CBS Sunday Morning. I urge you to watch the segment to learn more about the online fundraiser. Pogue examines the “good and bad” of this site. The more you know, the more you will be able to take advantage of this opportunity.


GoFundMe, Inc.

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