Looking forward to the 2012 awards season, the SilversSummit at CES announced the first annual Sterling Awards. Technologies and products targeted to ‘boomers and beyond’ can qualify in several categories, including remote health monitoring, social connectivity, home safety, general health and wellness, mobile apps and education. This deadline is 21 October but application is short and sweet. The award will be at the SilversSummit on Tuesday, 10 January 2012. And for your advance planning, Marty Cooper, the father of the modern cellphone [TA 24 May], will be the day’s keynote speaker.