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66M Americans Will Go Into Debt After the Holiday Season

14 Nov 2018 […]...

The average American plans to spend $600 on holiday gifts this year 2 in 5 U.S. consumers will seek additional income to pay for gifts 1 in 4 Americans are likely to go into debt this holiday season 57% of millennial parents are financially stressed about the money they plan to spend on holiday shopping, 54% higher than the average population The average American spends 40% more on their significant other than is expected from their partners Holiday cheer seems to come with a heftier price tag year after year, but your wallet may be taking an unnecessary hit. To uncover the dos and don’ts of holiday spending and gift-giving, a recent survey* of American consumers by Decluttr—leading tech buy-back site and refurbished tech seller—reveals that shoppers spend 50% more than they expect in return from loved ones. Gift Spend, Expectations and Mounting Debt According to the survey, the average American spends 40% more on their significant other than is expected from their partner in return, confirming that the gasp you’re waiting for after the wrapping paper settles is hardly priceless. Men are particularly guilty of over spending on holiday gifts, typically spending 84% more than is expected from their…

Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit Now Available in Apple Stores!

14 Nov 2018 Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit Now Available in Apple Stores! […]...

KANO COMBINES THE MAGIC OF HARRY POTTER AND CODING, MAKES IT AVAILABLE IN APPLE STORES The wand will be available at apple.com and select Apple Stores, across US, UK, Australia, New Zealand — with live demonstrations by staff.   LONDON — November 14, 2018: Creative computing leader Kano today announced it is bringing the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit, the first-of-its-kind interactive wand that lets you make and code magic on a screen to apple.com and select Apple Stores. Customers visiting select Apple stores will have the opportunity to experience one of this holiday season’s hottest gifts with interactive demonstrations of the wand from December through the end of January. The kit has been included in Amazon’s Top 100 list and Toy Insider’s Top Tech 12 list. Harry Potter biggest fan site Mugglenet says “Learning to code can be really overwhelming, but this kit melts all of that away.” You will be able to pick up the wand, levitate a feather with Wingardium Leviosa and even take your first steps into coding while at the store. Kano has also released a new series of videos demonstrating how the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit works, in collaboration with James and Oliver…

V-MODA Unleashes BassFit Wireless In-Ears The Ultimate Sport Headphone Companion

14 Nov 2018 V-MODA Unleashes BassFit Wireless In-Ears  The Ultimate Sport Headphone Companion […]...

V-MODA’s first fitness-focused Bluetooth in-ear headphones combine TriFit design, deep bass and unparalleled clarity to enhance sport performances    MILANO, Italy – V-MODA, the award-winning manufacturer of the world’s finest high-fidelity audio devices, today announces the availability of its new BassFit Wireless, the ultimate bass-hitting in-ear headphones that can withstand even the most rigorous of workouts. “As an avid runner and workout enthusiast, I have tried countless sport headphones but always found them to have major compromises on sound, fit, battery life and reliability,” said Val Kolton, CEO of V-MODA. “Our first fitness-focused Bluetooth in-ear headphone is an accomplished dream of heart pumping sound, unique stability options and unrivaled comfort, along with industry leading sweat and weather resistance.” BassFit’s edge has been developed thanks to years of R&D and is ensured by: Acoustics that maximize deep and precise bass without compromising stress-free unparalleled clarity One-of-a-kind TriFit design provides options between ear hooks, ear fins or a combination of both Industry leading battery life to weight ratio at up to 11+ hours on a single charge + FastCharge feature: 15 mins. charge = 2.5 hours playback time Weightless freedom at 17g Competition-crushing sweat and weather resistance, thanks to 2-layer nanocoating technology…

Now Available: WePlenish Java – World’s First Smart Container that Automatically Reorders Pantry Essentials

13 Nov 2018 Now Available: WePlenish Java - World’s First Smart Container that Automatically Reorders Pantry Essentials […]...

The WePlenish Java, now available on Amazon, senses when pantry must-haves are low and automatically reorders more, so you never run out Ft. Lauderdale, FL – WePlenish, makers of smart containers that are shaping the pantry of the future, today announces the availability of the Java Smart Container, the first smart container that automatically reorders your favorite coffee pods, espresso capsules, tea, snacks and other pantry essentials when supplies run low. Through its integration with Amazon Dash Replenishment, the WePlenish Java saves you time and effort with an easier way to shop, so you never run out of your must-haves again. The WePlenish Java is available on Amazon and WePlenish.com for $39.99. With the invention of smart containers that have built-in sensors to detect product levels and Wi-Fi to automatically place orders, WePlenish aims to automate the entire pantry as it carves its path in the future of shopping and the smart kitchen. The WePlenish Java is the first and only smart container integrated with Dash Replenishment. “We started WePlenish because we believe the future of the smart home depends on automation. Our vision is to automate the entire pantry,” says WePlenish founder Ro Grosman. “It’s a home where technology does…

Vuzix Delivers M300 Smart Glasses to A1 Telekom Austria for the Connected Worker

13 Nov 2018 […]...

ROCHESTER, NY – Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, is pleased to announce that an M300 Smart Glasses based remote field service pilot program with A1 Telekom Austria  has been successfully tested. A1 maintenance technicians with the use of Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses and assisted reality software solutions can now perform a high-quality review and a legally valid sign-off on work orders without being present on the job site.  Prior to the use of smart glasses and hands-free remote video services experts were required to be present on the job site.  A1 maintenance experts are now able to sign-off on work orders in up to a quarter of the time previously required. Vuzix’ partner Nagarro and A1 implemented the pilot program within eight weeks using Upskill’s Skylight platform.  The A1 application delivered end-to-end support of maintenance procedures on transmitter masts by real-time connections from experts and an integrated assisted reality software solution.   The sign-off procedure is processed step by step via a dashboard solution allowing minor defects found during the review process to be rectified remotely by the technician while connected with the maintenance experts. …

Vuzix to Participate in Augmate Webinar ‘Best Practices in Training with Augmented Reality: A Verizon Case Study’

13 Nov 2018 […]...

ROCHESTER, NY – Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, is pleased to announce the Company will be participating in an upcoming Augmate webinar ‘Best Practices in Training with Augmented Reality: A Verizon Case Study’ on Tuesday November 27 beginning at 12PM EST. Augmate, a leading AR device management solution for wearable technology, will be joined on the webinar by a team of global experts and partners including: Verizon, one of the world’s largest telecommunications company; Vuzix, a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and AR technology and products; and Ubimax, a global market leader for Industrial Wearable Computing. Best practices solutions for deploying an effective enterprise training program with AR will be showcased. Participants in the webinar will walk away with a blueprint for implementing a successful program that includes: Modern AR training methods and why they are crucial to success How to build a perfect team of partners to achieve results How to avoid pilot purgatory and take it to the next level The webinar is open to the public and individuals interested in attending can register through the following link. About Vuzix Corporation Vuzix…

MOODO®️ ANNOUNCES ITS INAUGURAL SOFTWARE INTERFACE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR HOTEL MANAGEMENT

11 Nov 2018 […]...

TEL AVIV, Israel – Moodo, the first smart home aroma diffuser created by fragrance industry leaders, Agan Aroma, today announces its new software interface designed specifically for hotel management at the 2018 HX: Hotel Experience show. Enabled through Moodo’s network of WiFi connected aroma diffusers, hotels can now offer remote scent control for every room, all controlled from the front desk. Moodo is the first smart aroma diffuser that offers fragrance-mixing technology, enabling users to personalize their environment with unmatched flexibility to match any mood. Moodo can mix up to four scent capsules simultaneously, allowing users, and now hotel management, to activate a wide variety of preset fragrance options or mix and match to customize their own scents. Its dozens of scent capsules, expertly grouped into scent families that complement each other, can take people from a beachfront in Bali to a lavender field in California at the touch of a button or through WiFi-enabled remote control. With Moodo’s new interface, hotel management will be able to: Turn on/off room fragrancing upon check-in/out or per guests’ request. Upgrade scent management significantly with centralized remote control, selection of scent type, intensity and duration in every room. Maintain a consistent signature scent experience…

THE HARRY POTTER KANO CODING KIT, HONORED WITH CES 2019 BEST OF INNOVATION AWARD LONDON

9 Nov 2018 THE HARRY POTTER KANO CODING KIT, HONORED WITH CES 2019 BEST OF INNOVATION AWARD LONDON […]...

THE HARRY POTTER KANO CODING KIT,  HONORED WITH CES 2019 BEST OF INNOVATION AWARD LONDON — November 8, 2018: Creative computing leader Kano is excited to announce that the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit has been named a CES 2019 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree by the Consumer Technology Association™. The first-of-its-kind interactive wand that lets you make and code magic on a screen will be on display in the Innovation Awards Showcase at CES 2019. “We’re proud to bring the first-ever Harry Potter coding experience to life. We hope to set a new standard, and empower people of all ages to make magic with simple steps, fun physics, unique and yet familiar artwork, a rich amount of coding content, and an innovative system that not only recognizes but lets you code and create with wand motions” said Aaron Hinchion, Executive Creative Director at Kano. “We are honoured to receive this award, and couldn’t be more excited to see the amazing creations made by fans playing with the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit this holiday season” The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit is a wand you build yourself, then use to cast and create spell-like effects on iOS and Android…

Phiaton’s BOLT BT 700 Named CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree

8 Nov 2018 Phiaton’s BOLT BT 700 Named CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree […]...

Phiaton’s BOLT BT 700 true wireless earbuds with charging speaker case honored with 2019 CES Innovation Award FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.  – Phiaton Corporation, a premium manufacturer of high-performance personal audio products, is honored to announce that its recently released BOLT BT 700 true wireless earbuds featuring a charging case that doubles as a portable speaker was named a 2019 CES Innovation Awards Honoree by the Consumer Technology Association™. Phiaton’s BOLT BT 700 will be on display in the Innovation Awards Showcase at CES 2019. Click here to see the BOLT BT 700 in action. The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association, owner and producer of CES, the world’s largest and most influential technology event. The CES Innovation Awards recognizes honorees across 28 product categories. A panel of judges, including designers, engineers and members of the tech media, reviews submissions based on design, functionality, consumer appeal, engineering and how the products compare with competition. BOLT’s versatile charging speaker case provides up to five hours of music playing time per charge, fully charges the earphones up to three times per charge, for a total of 20 hours of play time. Its quick charge feature allows for one hour…

MSI Awarded 12 CES Innovation Honoree Awards

8 Nov 2018 MSI Awarded 12 CES Innovation Honoree Awards […]...

MSI will showcase the award-winning lineup of gaming solutions during CES at the Venetian, Level 2 – Veronese 2404, 2405 and 2406 MSI will host a media-only preview event on January 7th City of Industry, Calif. –   MSI, a world leader in gaming hardware, announced today that it has been named a CES® 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree for 12 innovative gaming products. The announcement was made during CES Unveiled New York, an invite-only tech event bringing together top media, exhibitors and industry leaders for a sneak peek of the products and trends expected at CES 2019, which will run January 8-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. An annual program that celebrates outstanding design, the CES Innovation Awards recognizes honorees across 28 product categories. A panel of judges, including designers, engineers and members of the tech media, reviews submissions based on design, functionality, consumer appeal, engineering and how the products compare with the competition. “We are thrilled to have been named a CES® 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree.  Each of these gaming products deliver the highest in quality, performance, and innovation across the gaming computer space,” says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America.  “Being honored for these prestigious awards confirm our…