With CES 2014 right around the corner, I needed a backpack to carry all of my essentials, daily, for an entire week. Everything else I own is in the form of a sling or messenger bag. Those can be killer on the shoulders for extended periods of time.
Every year around the holidays, I start to get an anxious feeling. My mind and body instinctively know deep down what’s coming shortly after New Year’s Day: another grueling trek to (and, shudder, within) Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
When the PowerPot first launched on Kickstarter, it turned into a huge success. Huge. Now the company is back on Kickstarter again with a newer level of “huge”. The PowerPot X and XL feature the same thermoelectric generation, but in a bigger size with more power.
For many people, being fashionable means, among other things, traveling light. That’s especially a challenge when you’re looking to be fashionable while carrying a bulky portable smartphone/tablet charger with you. Powerocks’ new Flash Magicstick seeks to remedy that situation. It’s a lightweight lipstick/cigar-shaped portable power bank that’s crafty enough to also feature a flashlight. Says the more »
Stress is a killer, and rough holiday shopping doesn’t help keep those levels down. There are many ways to help calm the body and mind, but not as many to record and monitor progress.
Valencell, a startup manufacturer of sensor technology for mobile health and fitness, has announced a partnership with accessories manufacturer Scosche Industries to jointly introduce fitness monitoring products at CES. The wearable tech products will be powered by Valencell’s PerformTek Precision Biometrics, a sensor technology that measures real-time biometrics. PerformTek, which will be licensed by Scosche, analyzes blood flow and physical more »
THE LUCKY WINNER OF OUR CONTEST IS ROB FORTUNO! Will you be the lucky person to win Paradigm’s $800 SHIFT Series Soundtrack System for FREE? You won’t know unless you enter! Want awesome TV sound but don’t have an AV receiver and connected speakers on hand? The Paradigm SHIFT Series Soundtrack System will come to your rescue. It combines more »
New York-based “mobility assistance” startup Isowalk is matriculating at UCLA. The technology and development collaboration will “integrate a state-of-the-art gait analysis system developed by UCLA’s Wireless Health Institute (WHI) into the revolutionary Isowalk mobility aid,” said Isowalk and UCLA in a joint release. Isowalk is a “smart” walking cane that biomechanicaly adjusts to the characteristics more »
Okay, so we all know the obvious aspects of the holiday season: cheerful songs, holiday gift-giving, classic movies, and maybe even a little mistletoe (I’m talking to you, Leonardo DiCaprio). But the holidays also bring with it times of mindless eating and colder temperatures making it difficult to hit the pavement for that three mile run. It’s not our fault that Aunt Melanie nitpicks every little thing and stress eating sugar cookies is the only thing that takes the edge off! Or is that just me? So, instead of my usual holiday wish list of books I don’t have time to read and room decor I’ll never hang up, I have decided to focus my wish list on wearable tech. It’s useful, very trendy and it will get me one step closer to my New Years resolutions.
Winter is upon us, and with it comes the blankets of snow for all the snow-sports we love. A lot of these winter activities can get pretty rowdy – more so than just biking or walking. With that in mind, having a proper headset is key for communication and personal enjoyment.
It’s happened to all of us at one point or another. We’ve experienced that fleeting moment, where the opportunity for a great photo has been lost just as we draw a camera or smartphone out to capture it. And then it’s always, “drat! If only!”
Admit it. You’re a Batman fanatic and you wish you could be like him and be able to live in and save Gotham city. You can do this but you’re way past your prime and people would think you’re crazy if you try to live your Batman dreams now. But for a little boy with more »