Katie.Show | EP 79: Sven Gerjets: CTO of Mattel

We often think that the toy industry is just about fun and games, but when it comes to the financial market it's a 26 billion dollar industry in the US alone! Katie Linendoll sits down to talk toys with Sven Gerjets CTO of Mattel at the Toy Fair 2018.  Topics include Mattel's vision to accommodate the modern tech kid; how they can take an iconic brand like Hot Wheels and give it an upgrade for the next generation; and how they are addressing privacy concerns with connected toys (something we never worried about in the Olden Days).

Posted on February 19, 2018 and filed under Katie.Show.

Hands on with Nintendo Labo and interview with Nintendo's David Young

Nintendo recently announced Nintendo Labo – STEM focused interactive kits that work with Nintendo Switch. After a first hands on look (and build!) Katie Linendoll chatted with David Young, assistant manager PR Nintendo of America. Labo Variety and Robot kits will hit shelves April 20th.

Posted on February 5, 2018 and filed under Videos.

Katie.Show | EP 78: Hands on With Nintendo Labo

Nintendo recently announced Nintendo Labo – STEM-focused interactive kits that work with Nintendo Switch. After a first hands-on look (and build!) Katie Linendoll chatted with David Young, assistant manager PR Nintendo of America. Labo Variety and Robot kits will hit shelves April 20th.

Posted on February 2, 2018 and filed under Katie.Show.

Need New Makeup? This Interactive Mirror Makes Beauty Shopping a Cinch

Imagine if your vanity mirror suddenly sprung to life and declared that, although you are indeed among the fairest, an emphatic red lip could help you top the list.

Toronto-based tech company ModiFace has created a fairytale-like “mirror” that comes close. The brand launched in 2008 with addictively playful apps that let you virtually makeover selfies with exotic hairstyles, eye colors and more. Big beauty brands took notice when ModiFace moved their tech into an augmented reality experience, powered by high-tech cameras...

Posted on January 26, 2018 and filed under Online.

TODAY: See the Technology of the Future at the Consumer Electronics Show

Every year, tens of thousands of people flock to the Consumer Electronics Show to check out what’s new and cool in tech – and this year, TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones and tech expert Katie Linendoll were two of them. TODAY follows them as they check out everything from a laundry-folding robot to self-driving cars.

Posted on January 22, 2018 and filed under On Air.

GE Smart Lighting Made Simple

In my work as a tech expert, I have found that many families are interested in integrating smart lighting into their homes, but feel overwhelmed by the many options and complexity. I am always wary of “tech just for tech’s sake.” In other words, if a family invests in smart lighting, it should be easy to install, functional and practical. That is why I am so excited to partner with GE. After so many years in the lighting business, I’ve seen that GE really understands their customer and practical ways to integrate the new lighting technology.

Posted on January 12, 2018 and filed under Tech.

Blind 8-Year-Old Gets Glasses for Christmas to Help Him See

8-year-old Angelo Yu loves to read but the second grader has to hold the book right up to his face. He is legally blind, a side effect of a brain tumor. Now Angelo is about to get his best Christmas gift ever thanks to tech expert Katie Linendoll and her sister, Nadine, an oncology nurse practitioner. Angelo is getting the give of sight with a pair of electronic glasses called eSight.

Posted on December 30, 2017 .

NASA and Hewlett-Packard Engineers Collaborate on a High-Tech Space Printer

Imagine being handed a project to create a printer that will work in space. Well, I was fortunate enough to travel to Johnson Space Center to meet the multi-disciplinary team of NASA and Hewlett-Packard (HP) engineers, who designed the HP Envy Zero Gravity Printer. While covering the story, I quickly learned that although we often focus on the blast-off of a NASA rocket, we aren’t always aware that the astronauts at the ISS (International Space Station) orbit space for up to six months while executing complex missions.

Posted on November 14, 2017 and filed under Online.