HP Sprocket Versus Polaroid Zip

HP Sprocket Versus Polaroid Zip

How fun is portable printing! Relive the 70’s in a new way with your very own portable printer. Check out this video review about the HP Sprocket and The Polaroid Zip. Both are great little printers designed for traveling fun! Don’t think you are going to get top quality photos. But for a fun way to do a visual travel journal, a photo booth at your next party, or a way to create other memories, these devices are great. And, the price is reasonable as they both come in around $130….

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5 wearables that are real stress busters

5 wearables that are real stress busters

Lead a calm stress-free life with these wearables. Women today are more active than they ever were. Managing home, office and life in between takes a toll in our overall well-being. No wonder we are more stressed out than what is considered healthy but we hardly do anything about it. Not anymore. The wearable technology which revolved around the body fitness until now is shifting its attention to a healthy mind. It may seem like an irony but sometimes technology is needed to disconnect us from this crazy chaotic world…

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This Biometric Band Is Like A Hi-Tech Mood Ring

This Biometric Band Is Like A Hi-Tech Mood Ring

Remember mood rings? The trendy jewelry — which peaked in popularity in the ‘70s and the ‘90s — had a crystal that changed color depending on your “mood” — really, it just changed color depending on the temperature. Now, a company called Vinaya is launching a wearable version of that mood ring: Zenta, a biometric band that interprets your emotions. The wearable helps you understand your behavioral patterns and lets you share how you feel in the form of art. It will be featured at Art Basel later this year….

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A Big Letdown: Motorola Not Re-releasing Razr Flip Phone

A Big Letdown: Motorola Not Re-releasing Razr Flip Phone

Hello Moto? Not quite. I know I was excited a few weeks ago when Motorola released a nostalgic video titled “Moto 06.09.16.” For all intents and purposes, it really looked like a re-launch for the sleek, reliable and indestructible flip phone of my adolescence. But unfortunately, it wasn’t. The company has come out and said that while the reception and excitement surrounding the flip phones is encouraging, a re-launch isn’t happening anytime soon. “The Razr was one of the most iconic phones ever designed and redefined how stylish a mobile phone can…

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Would You Wear A ‘Smart Tampon’?

Would You Wear A ‘Smart Tampon’?

Would you wear a smart tampon? A company called my.Flow thinks you should. The startup has created a product that will designed to “provide a solution to period anxiety, leakage, and TSS [Toxic Shock Syndrome] risk.” According to Gizmodo, the “smart tampon” has an extra long (6 to 12 inch) string that connects to a Bluetooth module that you wear on your waistband. Sound awkward? The original version included a Bluetooth module inside the tampon. An app on your phone charts how full the tampon is and reminds you when…

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Digital Parenting and Baby Wearables- Is it safe?

Digital Parenting and Baby Wearables- Is it safe?

Wearable technology has become such an integral part of our lives now that a life without it seems impossible. We don’t remember the time when our watch was used just for that, showing time or how we managed to stay fit without our fitness trackers. From Smart homes to smart watches, after touching us in almost every sphere, the wearable technology has now tapped the area that has managed to stay traditional so far even in this digital world- Parenting. Yes, digital parenting is all the rage now. There is…

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Levi’s And Google Create A ‘Connected’ Denim Jacket

Levi’s And Google Create A ‘Connected’ Denim Jacket

Here’s an unlikely fashion collaboration: Google and Levi’s. The heritage denim brand and the tech giant have paired up to create a “connected” denim jacket, a brand new type of wearable tech. According to Ad Week, Google’s Project Jacquard, which is focused on developing touch-sensitive fabrics, and Levi’s have been working on the jacket for over a year now. Project Jacquard just released concept videos for their first product, Levi’s Commuter X Jacquard, which will go into beta this fall and hit shelves in 2017. The denim jacket features a conductive…

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The Entire State Of Idaho Is Participating In A Fitbit Step Challenge

The Entire State Of Idaho Is Participating In A Fitbit Step Challenge

Think your workplace fitness challenge is a little intense? Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) is challenging the entire state of Idaho to a Fitbit step challenge. Simpson, 65, told the Idaho Statesman that he lost 68 pounds in 18 months. He now weighs 207 pounds and is a size 40, and hopes to get down to 190 pounds — just five pounds more than he weighed when he graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1968. Simpson credits his weight loss to his Fitbit, which helped him keep track of his steps. He…

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Wearable Data To Be Useful For Marketers In The Future

Wearable Data To Be Useful For Marketers In The Future

The wearable technology is mainly marketed as your fitness companion today. But it has a lot more potential than to track your daily workouts.  Besides providing an enhanced consumer experience, the data tracked by the next generation wearables could open a world of options for marketers as well. According to a survey conducted by Ovum, the precision location data and the daily routine data tracked by your wearables would be of most use to the marketers in coming years. The daily routine data Suppose you go to your yoga class…

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Will Your Fitness Tracker Help Your Doctor?

Will Your Fitness Tracker Help Your Doctor?

Smartwatches and fitness trackers are widely popular among fitness buffs. And why not? They help you track your calories consumed, calories burned and all sorts of body metrics that your pedometer could not.  While these daily data keep you motivated to work out and lead a healthy life, are they of any importance to your doctor? Neil Sehgal, a senior research scientist at the UCSF center for the Digital Health Innovation said in a report, “Clinicians can’t do a lot with the number of steps you have taken.” Just think…

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Will You Make Your Home a Smart Home?

Will You Make Your Home a Smart Home?

After our phones and watches and everything in between have become smarter, technology is all set to smarten up our homes now. While a Smart Home that will detect your arrival, open the door for you, turn on the lights and welcome you with a nice hot cup of coffee with your favorite music playing in the background is still too futuristic to be true, Smart Home technology is right on track to taste its heydays. “A smart home doesn’t have to be all flashy with devices, it has to…

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Paralyzed Man Moves Hands, Plays Guitar Hero Thanks To Brain Prosthetic

Paralyzed Man Moves Hands, Plays Guitar Hero Thanks To Brain Prosthetic

A neuroprosthetic has allowed a paralyzed man to regain use of his hands and arms — and even play Guitar Hero. According to the Atlantic, 24-year-old Ian Burkhart — who became paralyzed after breaking his fifth cervical vertebra after a diving accident when he was a college freshman — volunteered to be a test subject for a Ohio State University research team in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. The research team, led by engineer Chad Bouton and neurosurgeon Ali Rezai, designed a neuroprosthetic called Neurolife that would directly connect the…

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