Steve Greenberg comes from a family of patent filers. He’s the author of GADGET NATION: A Journey Through The Eccentric World of Invention. We discuss the latest gadgets he’s discovered on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Guests include rock journalist Stephen Davis, marketeer Greg Verdino and gadget fanatic Steve Greenberg.

Gary Shapiro has a unique perspective on global competitiveness. He’s the head of the Consumer Electronics Association. He believes that the United States can regain its competitive edge by being more innovative. We discuss his ideas from his book The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream.

Sarah Meyers is the Senior Manager for Communications for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) happening in Las Vegas January 6-9, 2011. The CES is the largest electronics show of its kind and showcases the latest technology soon to hit retail store shelves. We discuss what’s hot and what’s not at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show.

Here is the lineup of guests on BRAINSTORMIN’ with Billy the Brain for Friday, January 7, 2011. Listen at or on AM 1400 in Ventura at 10 o’clock am Pacific time.