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Uber and Cargo Unveil Exclusive Partnership

19 Jul 2018 Uber and Cargo Unveil Exclusive Partnership […]...

Uber and Cargo Unveil Exclusive Partnership New alliance focused on driver onboarding and support as Cargo expands to San Francisco and Los Angeles    SAN FRANCISCO—July 19, 2018— Cargo, the startup that provides in-car commerce to the rideshare economy, today announced an exclusive global partnership with Uber. The partnership comes as Cargo expands operations to San Francisco and Los Angeles, and aims to delight riders with snacks, beverages, electronics, and beauty products while on a trip. Rideshare drivers turn to Cargo as a way to provide a premium in-car experience to passengers while uncovering new earnings opportunities through the commissions, referrals, and performance bonuses they can receive from Cargo. Beginning today, drivers will be able to register with Cargo and pick up a box at select driver onboarding and support centers, known as Uber Greenlight Hubs, in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Launched in June 2017, 7,000 drivers have already earned more than one million dollars distributing over a million products to passengers in New York City, Boston, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Atlanta, and Dallas/Fort Worth. “Because of companies like Uber, people spend more passenger-time in cars than ever before,” said Jeff Cripe, Founder & CEO, Cargo. “This opened…

Team Rogue Signs Seven New Players to its Professional Fortnite Roster

19 Jul 2018 […]...

These new players join renowned Fortnite personality, Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo as a part of Rogue’s expansion into professional Fortnite Las Vegas, NV – July 18, 2018 – Rogue, Las Vegas’ professional esports organization, today announces the signing of seven new players to its professional Fortnite team roster. These seven new players join top Fortnite personality, Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo on Team Rogue. This investment in Fortnite shows Rogue’s commitment to building a team of world-class influencers surrounding this young esport. “DrLupo and I spent months going through hundreds of players to find the talented individuals that we announced today,” said Frank Villarreal, Rogue owner and co-founder. “We are committed to turning them into top competitors and personalities in Fortnite, and DrLupo and I will continue to push them to be the best influencers and players that they can be. We are committed to a spirit of individuality with these players and hope that the clash of personalities and styles will give fans a lot of entertainment.” Rogue, known for yielding champions in multiple games — including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, CS:GO and H1Z1 — was founded in May of 2016 in Las Vegas. The company quickly became a top esports organization in North…

70 % of U.S. Singles Would Prefer to Date an iPhone User

18 Jul 2018 70 % of U.S. Singles Would Prefer to Date an iPhone User […]...

70% of singles would prefer to date an iPhone user over an Android user Nearly half of women view an old phone as an immediate turn-off More than one third of men feel a cracked screen demonstrates lack of personal care and financial security Ever wonder if your phone is hurting your dating life? In a recent survey of U.S. singles, Decluttr, a fast, easy and free service to sell your old tech, discovered that your phone make, model and even its condition can play a role in how your date perceives you. Among 1,502 singles surveyed, most indicate they notice the brand and/or model of their date’s phone right off the bat, and 7 in 10 say they’d prefer to date an iPhone user, with many stating that they feel the iPhone is a more sophisticated and high-quality option: “iPhones are classier, when I think of Samsung I just think it’s kinda bummy.” Furthermore, nearly 2 in 5 iPhone users feel that phone type impacts initial positive impressions of a date: 65% of iPhone users are inclined to consider a first date with an Android user, while only about half of Android users would say the same about an…

The World’s First DisplayHDR 1000 Monitor from Philips is Now Available for Immersive Home Entertainment Experiences

17 Jul 2018 […]...

The Philips Momentum 43” monitor is perfect to use in place of a traditional TV with a lower input lag, stunning 4K visuals, DisplayHDR 1000 certification and Ambiglow technology Fremont, CA – July 17, 2018 – Today EPI, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips monitors, announces the availability of the Philips Momentum 43” 4K HDR Quantum Dot Monitor (436M6VBPAB), the world’s first DisplayHDR 1000 monitor with the new Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) DisplayHDR 1000 Certification. The Momentum utilizes several unique features that make it a fantastic option as the centerpiece of home entertainment. It provides a stunning viewing experience with Quantum Dot color, 4K resolution and exclusive HDR performance. The high resolution and wide color gamut pair perfectly with 4K streaming services like Netflix or VUDU from any streaming device. The Momentum also heightens the immersion of console gaming. Unlike a traditional television, the Momentum takes advantage of Adaptive Sync for tear-free console gaming, incredibly low input lag for fast-paced games and its Ambiglow technology to add a new dimension to the entertainment viewing experience. This technology projects light downward around from the screen in 12 colors for a beautiful ambient experience. Due to the…

BLACKBERRY KEY2: AN ICON REBORN

7 Jun 2018 BLACKBERRY KEY2: AN ICON REBORN […]...

This all-new BlackBerry smartphone brings together iconic BlackBerry features with new experiences that include a dual-rear camera, more intelligent keyboard and improved privacy controls NEW YORK – JUNE 7, 2018 –  Today, TCL Communication, a leading global smartphone manufacturer and BlackBerry-brand licensing partner, is introducing the world to the most advanced BlackBerry® smartphone yet with the debut of the BlackBerry® KEY2. Featuring an iconic BlackBerry physical keyboard and loaded with BlackBerry Limited’s best security and privacy enhancements, this all-new BlackBerry smartphone packs a number of features that are firsts for any BlackBerry smartphone. Running the latest Android™ 8.1 Oreo operating system, the BlackBerry KEY2 is the first ever BlackBerry smartphone to feature a dual-rear camera. It also includes the introduction of Speed Key, a universal shortcut key that now makes it possible to instantly access the apps, contacts and functions you use most from anywhere on your device at any time. The BlackBerry KEY2 will begin shipping globally[i] beginning this month with the suggested retail price starting at $649 USD / €649 EUR / £579 GBP / $829 CAD. “Although there are many different smartphones for consumers to choose from today, most tend to offer very similar experiences without much distinction…

V-MODA’s New Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition Upgrades its Award-Winning Predecessor

6 Jun 2018 V-MODA’s New Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition Upgrades its Award-Winning Predecessor […]...

New hybrid wireless/wired analog headphone features additional high-quality Bluetooth audio codecs for the best possible sound MILANO, Italy – V-MODA, the award-winning manufacturer of the world’s finest high-fidelity audio devices, today announces the availability of its new Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition, ideal for both general consumers and demanding audiophiles who seek professional grade audio quality. Building on the success of its original Crossfade 2 Wireless, which earned multiple Editor’s Choice awards for its unparalleled sound, design, and quality, the new Codex Edition raises the bar even further featuring three audio codecs for improved wireless audio quality and universal compatibility. Qualcomm aptX, AAC and SBC are now available in all three colorways: Matte Black, Matte White and Rose Gold. Codecs are the New Cables “Bluetooth audio quality is defined by the algorithm codec and bitrate vs. the version. Listeners no longer need to sacrifice audio quality for the convenience that Bluetooth capabilities provide. Crossfade 2 Wireless Codex Edition gives modern audiophiles the best of both wireless and wired worlds,” said Val Kolton, CEO of V-MODA. “Our new hybrid Codex Edition is shrinking the gap between the sound quality of wireless and wired playback for a sound signature that is meticulously…

LOVE YOUR LIKES

6 Jun 2018 LOVE YOUR LIKES […]...

Strava Debuts #GIVEKUDOS Ad Campaign SAN FRANCISCO – June 6, 2018 – The sweaty high five. The cheers of a cold one. The exhaustive sigh when you get in the passenger seat. We all know the feeling – there’s nothing better than the shared experience of finishing your first 10K or setting a new personal best. Those are the moments Strava’s 30 million athletes cheered on with more than 2.3 billion Kudos in 2017. Now Strava celebrates the shared experience of athletes everywhere with its new #GIVEKUDOS advertising campaign. “In our best moments, our community is cheering people on and motivating them to live healthy, active lives,” says James Quarles, Strava CEO. “We’re convinced that people keep people active, and we designed #GIVEKUDOS to fuel this spirit.” A recent independent study at Glasgow Caledonian University of more than 8,000 athletes who use Strava had striking results: 69% reported that using Strava had a positive impact on their happiness, and 83% said that Strava improved their motivation to exercise. #GIVEKUDOS is a continuation of the sentiment that started with the #AthletesUnfiltered campaign highlighting the values of Strava’s community and the unifying spirit of sport. Developed with Stink Studios, “Give Kudos” is…

MSI Brings Gaming and Professional Innovations with New Products at Computex Taipei 2018

4 Jun 2018 MSI Brings Gaming and Professional Innovations with New Products at Computex Taipei 2018 […]...

Lineup includes accessible thin and light notebooks, a redesigned Trident desktop, blistering fast gaming monitors, and a powerful new All-In-One desktop and components Taipei, Taiwan – June 4, 2018 – MSI, a world leader in gaming hardware, continues to build on its critically-acclaimed gaming hardware with the announcement of several brand-new products at COMPUTEX 2018. MSI reveals its new laptops, desktops, monitors, components and gaming peripherals with premium builds and robust specifications at booth L0818. MSI has a variety of new products on display at the show. The lineup is headlined by the affordable, thin-and-light GF63 gaming laptop, elegant PS42 notebook, ultra-slim PRO 24X All-In-One desktop, redesigned Trident A series and the blistering fast 240Hz monitors with NVIDIA G-SYNC. MSI is also presenting the B450 TOMAHAWK motherboard, GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO graphics card and Vigor GK80 gaming keyboard. “MSI is finally bringing the highly popular thin-and-light form factor to a gaming laptop that is accessible to even more gamers,” said Sam Chern, MSI Assistant Vice President of Global Marketing. “Not only have we elevated our gaming products to an elite level with new innovations, but also unveiled a new compelling P-series notebook with high performance in an elegant…

Introducing: Bandito, an Eco-Friendly Wearable that Combines a Non-Toxic Scent and Powerful Sonic Sound to Protect Against Mosquito Bites

4 Jun 2018 Introducing: Bandito, an Eco-Friendly Wearable that Combines a Non-Toxic Scent and Powerful Sonic Sound to Protect Against Mosquito Bites […]...

Guarden, an eco-conscious pest control provider, is launching Bandito, the ultimate mosquito repellent that features dual deterrent capabilities and can be worn as a bracelet or clipped to backpacks or other personal items. Ideal for outdoor lovers, the protective wearable uses an all-natural, non-toxic repellent in combination with a powerful sonic sound to deter mosquitos and keep users focused on watching a beautiful sunset, hiking on a scenic trail, or fishing for their next meal and not on swapping away pesky mosquitos. DUAL DETERRENT CAPABILITIES Current mosquito repellent products rely either on scent or sound waves to keep mosquitos at bay. Bandito made the ultimate shield against mosquitos by taking two of the most powerful, proven repellent technologies. Bandito’s refillable, all-natural pleasant scent made of citronella, peppermint and lemongrass oils, in combination with high frequency sonic waves, deter mosquitos and keep you focused on your outdoor activities. Simply put on Bandito around your wrist when you leave the house and enjoy your outdoor excursion without worrying about getting bit. Bandito’s design also eliminates the need to apply and reapply sticky creams and sprays, which is an ideal solution for people with sensitive skin. BACKED BY SCIENCE Guarden’s team worked in…

Matrix Industries Now Shipping Body-Heat Powered PowerWatch X with New Design, Smartphone Notifications and More

31 May 2018 Matrix Industries Now Shipping Body-Heat Powered PowerWatch X with New Design, Smartphone Notifications and More […]...

Menlo Park, CA – Today, materials science pioneer, Matrix Industries, is shipping the most powerful body-heat powered wearable on the market – the PowerWatch X. The premium smartwatch incorporates energy harvesting technology in order to convert the wearer’s body-heat into power. Based on a proprietary thermoelectric solution, Matrix Industries has developed a custom low-power operating system with the PowerWatch and PowerWatch Black Ops, and has advanced this technology a step further with the development PowerWatch X. The Matrix PowerWatch X is the only body-heat powered smartwatch on the market with smartphone notifications, activity-tracking and more – and best of all, it doesn’t need to be charged. “This smartwatch is a superhero amongst wearables and other devices,” said Matrix Co-founder and CEO, Akram Boukai. “The ability to never die is a dream-come-true for wearable and gadget owners – even for manufacturers. We believe that the PowerWatch X, with Matrix’s thermoelectric technology inside, is a wakeup call to the industry and for traditional manufacturers of wearables and IoT. With the power of Matrix, it’s now possible to do better.” The award-winning PowerWatch X was designed and built for the adventurous. Its aircraft-grade aluminum body keeps it light, while its purposeful bulk maintains…