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Strava Data Showcases Historic Mount Everest Summit with Unique Style of Social Storytelling

29 May 2017 Strava Data Showcases Historic Mount Everest Summit with Unique Style of Social Storytelling [...]...

  Professional alpinists Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards summited Mount Everest on May 27, 2017, using Strava to share every step of the journey SAN FRANCISCO – May 29, 2017 – Professional climber and Strava mountaineer Adrian Ballinger celebrated his first successful summit of Mount Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen, a feat that just over 200 people have ever been known to accomplish. Adrian climbed alongside Eddie Bauer alpinist Cory Richards, who summited Everest for his second time. In a nerve wracking turn of events, Cory, determined to make it to the peak rather than turn around, decided to continue the climb with oxygen approximately 780 feet from the summit. In doing so, both Adrian and Cory stood atop Mount Everest together early Saturday morning. The teammates used Strava, the social network for athletes, to tell the story of their entire expedition and offer unique insights into the effort it takes to climb the highest mountain in the world. View Adrian’s full Mount Everest summit data at Strava here. “Hats off to Adrian and Cory on their hard won summits, their safe return, and their epic display of friendship,” says Andrew Vontz, Communications Lead at Strava. “By sharing their entire journey…

MSI Unveils Newest Lines of Computers and Peripherals at COMPUTEX Taipei 2017

24 May 2017 MSI Unveils Newest Lines of Computers and Peripherals at COMPUTEX Taipei 2017 [...]...

MSI announces a wide variety of new gaming products to take gamers to the “Next Gaming Dimension” Taipei, Taiwan – MSI, a world leader in gaming hardware, continues to build on its critically-acclaimed gaming laptops with the announcement of several brand-new products at COMPUTEX 2017. Echoing the gaming and virtual reality themes at COMPUTEX, MSI has engineered gaming rigs that bring new experiences and performance to PC gaming. “For years, MSI has been engineering futuristic gaming rigs that bring new dimension to PC gaming,” said Sam Chern, MSI Global Marketing Director. “We look forward to wowing COMPUTEX visitors with our latest gaming tech, the new and upgraded MSI gaming lineup as well as stunning VR gaming experiences.” To lead visitors into new PC gaming experiences, the MSI booth is brimming with the world’s most advanced gaming innovations. In addition to seeing the newest lines of products from MSI, visitors can experience VR motion simulators and try hands-on demos with MSI’s award-winning new lineup. The MSI booth will be on display at L0617 from May 30 to June 3. These are the newest award-winning products from MSI announced at COMPUTEX 2017: COMPUTEX Best Choice Golden Award Winner: MSI GT83VR Titan SLI Gaming…

Heatworks’ Smart-Home-Ready Water Heater Meets Funding Goal

24 May 2017 Heatworks’ Smart-Home-Ready Water Heater Meets Funding Goal [...]...

The MODEL 3 Water Heater by Heatworks met $125,000 Kickstarter funding goal with 21 days left in campaign Mount Pleasant, SC – Heatworks announced today that it has reached its $125,000 funding goal for its new MODEL 3 Water Heater. Following its previous successful campaign for its MODEL 1, Heatworks is on course to far exceed its funding goal for the MODEL 3. The MODEL 3 is twice as powerful as the original, WiFi-enabled and features a sleek, new design; making it a great addition to the smart home.   The MODEL 3 Water Heater by Heatworks is changing the way the world heats water. Rather than using coils or traditional heating elements, it uses patented Ohmic Array technology. This technique prevents corrosion, it heats water in the purest way possible, ensuring the cleanest water for showering, bathing and cleaning. The MODEL 3 is designed to deliver instant, continuous hot water with unprecedented purity, precision and performance. Consumers can use the Heatworks app to monitor the amount of hot water and energy they use every day, save favorite shower temperature presets or limit shower times. The mobile app also offers insights into water and energy usage, helping users see the costs…

YEVO Announces Availability of New Generation of True Wireless Headphones

24 May 2017 YEVO Announces Availability of New Generation of True Wireless Headphones [...]...

Experience Total Freedom with the Smart Headphones of the Future New York - YEVO Labs, a Stockholm-based innovation lab born from the creators of Happy Plugs, announces the availability of its flagship product, YEVO 1. This new generation of smart headphones are engineered to musical perfection and superior performance using Near-Field Magnetic Induction pairing technology, setting them apart from other Bluetooth-connected wireless devices. Listeners will experience total freedom of movement without any wires and top-shelf sound quality with YEVO 1 which is available now for $249.00 at Bloomingdales US, Best Buy Canada, Colette Paris and worldwide at www.yevolabs.com. “We look to uncover the future of audio at YEVO Labs and pride ourselves in pushing the boundaries of technology,” said Andreas Vural, founder and president of YEVO Labs and Happy Plugs. “YEVO 1 not only changes the way people will experience audio, it connects with our customers’ personal individuality and unique style.” YEVO 1’s streamlined aesthetic is inspired by faceted precious metals and smooth silhouettes. The headphones deliver a synchronized and wire-free HD sound experience in a sleek, sophisticated way through Knowles® balanced armatures and the latest advancements in audio. They deliver a safe, crystal-clear sound quality that is fine-tuned to hit…

Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock Arrives on June 6, Alleviates Connectivity Despairs

24 May 2017 Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock Arrives on June 6, Alleviates Connectivity Despairs [...]...

Thunderbolt 3 Dock delivers dual 4K display support, full-speed charging for MacBook Pro, a power boost for iPhone, fast data transfers, and amplified audio SAN FRANCISCO CA—May 24, 2017— Elgato, leaders in developing app-powered lifestyle technology, today announced that Thunderbolt 3 Dock will be available in the US, Europe and Australia on June 6. Designed for laptop users who need a no-compromise, multi-monitor workstation with high-speed expansion options and secure, solid networking, Thunderbolt 3 Dock connects and charges your MacBook Pro using one cable. Thunderbolt 3 Dock offers two Thunderbolt 3 ports: one to connect and charge your computer, and one to extend the versatility of Thunderbolt even further. Featuring a DisplayPort, the dock will drive up to two additional displays without compromising their stunning 4k resolution at smooth 60 Hz frame rates. Thunderbolt 3 Dock is equipped with three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports to ensure that multiple devices can be operated at full speed. A 15″ MacBook Pro is charged at 85W, USB-C accessories receive up to 15W of power, while the built-in USB 3.0 ports provide boosted charging for your iPad or iPhone. Moreover, an integrated Gigabit Ethernet port enables maximum network performance, while an amplified audio output and…

Polar Introduces Polar A370 Fitness Tracker with New 24/7 Continuous Heart Rate Measurement and Advanced Sleep Tracking

24 May 2017 Polar Introduces Polar A370 Fitness Tracker with New 24/7 Continuous Heart Rate Measurement and Advanced Sleep Tracking [...]...

Polar A370 accurately combines continuous heart rate, advanced sleep measurement and actionable data to develop a balanced approach to activity, rest and overall fitness KEMPELE, FINLAND – Polar, the leader in wearable sports and fitness technology for 40 years, introduces Polar A370, a fitness tracker with Polar 24/7 continuous wrist-based heart rate and advanced Polar Sleep Plus™ analytics. By combining daily activity goal guidance with Polar Sleep Plus, Polar A370 delivers a complete picture of the user’s fitness based on the intersection of activity, rest and recovery. Polar A370’s sophisticated and premium design features waterproof, vibrant glass lens color touch display and vibrating notifications. Lightweight, interchangeable band colors allow users to customize A370 to their style preference. Polar A370 is available now for pre-order at www.polar.com for $179/€199 and will begin shipping in June. Polar A370’s continuous wrist-based heart rate automatically measures heart rate during rest and physical activity. Polar A370 continuously measures heart rate at a minimum of five minute intervals and can also recognize when users move their wrists during higher levels of activity (e.g. walking, running). During these higher intensities, triggered by a 3D accelerometer, Polar A370 will automatically measure heart rate at a higher resolution. Polar A370…

Strava Celebrates their One Billionth Shared Activity

23 May 2017 Strava Celebrates their One Billionth Shared Activity [...]...

SAN FRANCISCO — On August 18, 2009, Strava launched their first day as a community for athletes with a total of 50 shared activities. One month later, that number increased to 8,572 activities, and after Strava’s first full year, athletes shared 99,994 activities. Today, Strava celebrates a major milestone: the one billionth activity shared to the social network for athletes. “We’re excited to celebrate this milestone in our community’s growth in recognition of the inspiration that these one billion activities have created for Strava athletes around the world,” says incoming Strava CEO James Quarles. A rapidly growing social network for athletes, Strava adds one million new members every 40 days, and athletes share an average of 1,382,138 activities per day on Strava. To date, athletes on Strava have covered 12,967,788,011 miles under their own power–the equivalent of 54,281 trips to the moon. As the number of new athletes and shared activities soars, Strava also boasts rapidly rising engagement with 17 million feed views each day, 55 million comments and kudos each week, and 2.2 million photos uploaded per week. On Sunday, May 21, Patrick, a Strava athlete from Berlin, Germany, shared the billionth activity on Strava: a 1,850-meter swim that…

ThinkGeek Introduces New Mystery Box of Collectibles – ThinkGeek Capsule

23 May 2017 ThinkGeek Introduces New Mystery Box of Collectibles – ThinkGeek Capsule [...]...

ThinkGeek to deliver three limited edition mystery boxes full of geeky surprises to subscribers’ doorsteps Fairfax, Va. – ThinkGeek, the premier retailer for the global geek community, introduces the ThinkGeek Capsule, a limited-edition service that delivers fun, geeky items to customers’ doors every month. The new service will include three cleverly curated Capsules full of unique ThinkGeek merchandise valued at more than $50, including t-shirts, pins, desktop replicas, household essentials, art prints, and much more! To commemorate the new service, ThinkGeek is giving away five Nintendo Switch consoles in an official Capsule launch sweepstakes* (retail value of $299.99). The first 1,000 subscribers will receive an exclusive collectible pin of Timmy, the classic ThinkGeek monkey mascot. Those who sign up for the three-month subscription will receive a bonus mystery pack of items worth $20.00. “At ThinkGeek we are obsessed with sharing with our fans unusual and fun merchandise that stimulate their imaginations and fuel their geek core,” said Chris Berejik, Vice President of E-Commerce and Marketing at ThinkGeek. “With plenty of surprises planned as part of the ThinkGeek Capsule service, we think it will be something our subscribers will look forward to every month.” The new ThinkGeek Capsules will include several…

Rooted in Research and Consumer Feedback, Zipbuds’ 26 Solves the Current Limitations of Sport Wireless Earbuds

17 May 2017 Rooted in Research and Consumer Feedback, Zipbuds’ 26 Solves the Current Limitations of Sport Wireless Earbuds [...]...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – May 17, 2017 – Zipbuds, world-class wireless audio innovators for high-performance athletes and fitness enthusiasts, announces 26: Bluetooth, sweat and waterproof sport earbuds, specifically created to solve the common frustrations in sport headphones. Designed to enhance the user experience, 26 perfects the balance of sound quality, performance, style and durability, using a built-in subwoofer, 144 unique fit combinations and industry-leading battery life. To develop 26, Zipbuds conducted a rigorous assessment to identify pain points in earbud options currently on the market. Without exception, the common complaints included comfort and fit, durability, sound quality, battery life and style. The Zipbuds research team gathered leading experts in sound engineering, ergonomics and fashion to combine and condense their expertise into a lightweight, stylish, sports performance earbud that solves each of these problems. Sound and Style 26 allows users to push harder and go farther, allowing athletes to focus on the long run or extensive sweat session ahead of them, instead of worrying if their earbuds can keep up. Committed to performance and design, 26 was created to provide an innovative solution for fitness enthusiasts that looks great, and performs even better. A precision-tuned, Hybrid Driver System isolates high and mid-range…

Cyclists Record 276,818 Commutes on Strava’s Global Bike to Work Day

17 May 2017 Cyclists Record 276,818 Commutes on Strava’s Global Bike to Work Day [...]...

276,818 commute activities were logged on Strava around the globe Global Bike to Work Day cyclists commuted 3.3 million miles on Thursday, May 11, 2017 Cyclists from 170 countries participated in the global event 1,580 tons of carbon emissions were offset on the day SAN FRANCISCO — May 17, 2017 — Strava, the social network for athletes, has announced figures from their second Global Bike to Work Day, which took place on Thursday, May 11th. This year saw 180,539 complete the challenge and a further 276,818 cycle commute activities uploaded to Strava on Thursday May 11th around the globe. In doing so, Strava commuters logged a total of 3.3 million miles on Global Bike to Work Day. Strava introduced their Global Bike to Work Day in 2016 to show how uploading commutes to Strava can help urban planners to improve city infrastructure for cyclists. The initiative is called Strava Metro and it aggregates the millions of human-powered commutes uploaded to Strava every week. 160 million people already live in a city where Strava Metro partners with organisations and government agencies to make commuting better, including London, Los Angeles, Sydney, Oslo, Glasgow, Calgary and Portland. The day was truly global with…