But we also need to keep our spirits high. Video streaming content services, gaming consoles, podcasts and music streaming entertain us. Many companies that exhibit at CES provide amazing services including Amazon Studios, AT&T, Comcast, DirecTV, DISH, HBO, Hulu, Microsoft, NBCUniversal (See i3's interview with NBCU's Linda Yaccarino on page 8), Netflix, Nintendo, Oculus, Pandora, Quibi, SiriusXM, Sony (PlayStation and Crackle), Verizon and Warner Brothers.
In this issue, we look at digital health care that includes an abundance of sensors, monitors and other digital tools keeping people healthier while new specialized insurers are changing the traditional health insurance model. And, blockchain is being used for more than cryptocurrency. It's also useful in shipping tracking for the supply chain, identifying counterfeit products, and even in smart phones that are powered by blockchain.
As we move through this unprecedented time, remember to take care of yourself and exercise. Tech can help to improve your workouts with devices from companies like Fitbit, GlucoseZone and MyxFitness to just name a few. We will get through this difficult period but it's important to look out for each other, especially the elderly. And remember the adage, this too shall pass.
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