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The average age for a child getting their first smartphone is now 10.3 years

child with smartphone This week I ended up with an advance copy of Influence Central’s new report called Kids & Tech: The Evolution of Today’s Digital Natives. The report details the way kids are using technology and reveals some interesting insights including that the average age for a child getting their first smartphone is now 10.3 years of age and that tablets are kids’ device of… Read More

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May 19th

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Plug the Fathom Neural Compute Stick into any USB device to make it smarter

fathom-movidius Movidius has incorporated their Myriad 2 processor into a new USB device called the Fathom Neural Compute Stick. You can plug the Fathom into any USB-capable device and that device can begin to react cognitively and make its own decisions based on its programming. The key point is it can do this all natively—right on the stick. No call to the cloud is necessary. Read More

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Jay Donovan

April 28th

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FLIR and Movidius create the smartest thermal camera out there

Boson-Myriad2-w-Thermal This morning FLIR Systems announced a new product—the Boson Thermal Core Camera. Regardless of product features, two things interest me about the launch of the Boson. One is the continued trend in miniaturization and its implications on interactive eyewear. The second is the fact that the Boson has a processor integrated directly into it. As a trend, this is called system-on-sensor. Read More

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Jay Donovan

April 18th

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Lully Launches The Sleep Guardian Plus To Reduce Night Terrors

lully1 When we last covered Lully, the YC-Backed startup had just announced the close of a $2.1 million seed round to begin building their flagship product called The Sleep Guardian. That product launched in June of 2015. Today they are launching an updated version—The Sleep Guardian Plus. Read More

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Jay Donovan

February 9th

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Las Vegas On Your Own Terms: A CES Recap

vegasleave What ended up being my favorite episode of CES 2016 was watching someone experience Las Vegas on their own terms. An avid gamer named @hardlyeverwrong was posting some frustration online about his hotel — the Luxor — that was preventing him from using his own PS4 in his hotel room. Below is his guide to bypassing the hotel television to use your own PS4 the next time you are in town Read More

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Jay Donovan

January 15th

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I Am Cardboard Showing Newly Funded DSCVR Headset AT CES

cardboard I Am Cardboard, makers of a variety of Google Cardboard viewers, recently delivered their new DSCVR Headset (pronounced “Discover”) after a recent, successful Kickstarter campaign. They are showing this new headset from the floor of the South Hall at CES 2016. Read More

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Jay Donovan

January 9th

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Lumus Is Showing A Wide Field-Of-View Smart Glasses Prototype

proto2 These days, it’s hard to stand out in the Smart Glasses category. There are many underwhelming products coming to market now and many more that while extravagant seem to be caught in the “forever-coming-soon” stage. It’s therefore refreshing to see a real, live demo that really delivers. Read More

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Jay Donovan

January 8th

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PicoBrew’s Zymatic Beer Making Machine Made A Brewer Out Of A Noob Like Me

Zymatic by PicoBrew PicoBrew is a beer-centered startup in Seattle, founded by brothers Bill and Jim Mitchell and Avi Geiger. The machine at the heart of their operation is The Zymatic—an apparatus that simplifies beer-making by reducing the need to monitor the cooking process of creating Wort (unfermented beer). Did their device turn a beer drinker like me, with zero brewing experience, into a beer maker? Read More

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Jay Donovan

July 3rd

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Four Japanese Startups Visit Me At The Bates Motel During SXSW 2015

exiii Operating out of Room #4 at the Bates Motel at SXSW 2015 (this is another story), I got the opportunity to interview a few fascinating startups that traveled from Tokyo to Austin, TX over the weekend to show their hardware-based concepts. During a rapid-fire demo session, I was able to see eight different startups and four really struck me as doing some novel work. Read More

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Jay Donovan

March 18th

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Metaio’s Thermal Touch Gets A Little Bit Smaller At MWC 2015

metaioThermal1 We first reported on Metaio’s Thermal Touch concept for Augmented Reality (AR) interface control last spring. Still in its infancy, the concept relies on thermal imaging cameras to track residual heat your body leaves on surfaces that it touches and uses those heat signatures to control AR interfaces. The next concept version demoing this week at the Mobile World Congress is now… Read More

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Jay Donovan

March 2nd

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