Robin Raskin

Robin Raskin is a News Columnist at Grit Daily. She is an American writer, author, publisher, TV personality and conference and events creator known for curating the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Why Women Need to TechUp (Maybe) Without Men

Does the world really need another tech conference? One dedicated to getting women up to tech speed? I was a TechUpforWomen skeptic. “Why should tech issues for women be any different than those for men,” I thought.  Then I attended the day-long TechUpforWomen, a show that according to its founder, Dawn Pratt, was created “to take the fear factor out of technology and empower women in every career to surf the technology wave.” I didn’t come out shouting rah-rah for women, but I did...

This CES Might Be Your Most Unhygenic Yet

Ooey Gooey! It’s CES Time  As a veteran CES attendee, I can attest. It’s always been an uphill battle to stay healthy. The sardine-like flight, poorly circulated, questionable-quality air, the cacophony of man and machine, buffets of dubious vintage and the throng of crowds breathing heavily in anticipation of the latest tech candy. Now, thanks to smaller form factors and more wearable tech, CES 2020 may prove to be the least hygienic (but most fun) yet. You’ll be spending increased time...

A consumer’s fate is in the merchant’s hands (and that might not be a bad thing)

There is no doubt that cybersecurity is improving, especially when it comes to spotting consumer fraud. But is it improving fast enough to keep up with professional fraudsters working at the business of stealing your identity on a 24/7 time clock? As more and more purchases and banking move to mobile platforms, most of the innovation to protect consumers is being done on the mobile platform. Today 50% of fraudulent actors are targeting mobile devices (up from 41% in 2018 and 21% in 2017,...

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