News: Clarity Speaker becomes First Standalone Device to Offer Access to Both Amazon and Google Voice Assistants

Clarityimage001The only Alexa-Enabled device with a built in touchscreen extends early bird pricing

New York, March 31, 2017 – The Clarity Speaker, the first standalone device to provide access to both Alexa and Google voice services, has announced the extension of its presale campaign to April 30, 2017, following an overwhelming response. Clarity, which is also the first and only Alexa-enabled product to boast a fully-featured touchscreen, has also announced that it will offer access to both Google Now and Google Assistant when it ships in June, well ahead of the rumored Amazon Echo touchscreen.

From blasting out favorite Spotify playlists to watching blockbuster movies, the android-powered touchscreen speaker offers great entertainment capabilities and acts as the hub for smart home automation while offering the power and skills of both Alexa and Google voice assistants. Clarity fuses the convenience and functionality of a conventional tablet with the dynamic possibilities of a smart voice-activated, connected speaker. During the extended presale period, Clarity can be purchased for $149 ahead of its shipping price of $199.

Awesome Audio

Clarity is a powerful, super lightweight, super portable Bluetooth and WiFi connected speaker, ideal for listening to music, podcasts or audio books. Content can be played from connected personal devices, internet radio stations or streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora.

Its two 5-watt speakers and spacious sound chambers deliver exceptional sound performance, and at just 2lbs with a six hour playback battery life, Clarity can be enjoyed anywhere.

Two Voices Are Better Than one

Clarity is the first device to allow people to use both the Amazon Alexa and Google voice assistants. A range of service and skills can be accessed through simple voice commands, such as “Alexa read the news”, “Alexa play Adele”, “Hey Google show me the route to the office” and “OK Google set my alarm for 7 a.m.” Because Clarity also has a built in touchscreen, it can display as well as play results found by these services.

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Hub of the Connected Home

With Clarity, users can control and manage every aspect of the connected home. Using voice commands to control Alexa or Google, or leveraging the 7-inch touchscreen, users can control a range of devices including Nest, TP-Link, Samsung SmartThings, Insteon, Ecobee, Wemo and Hue Personal Wireless Lighting.

There’s an App for That

Clarity’s 7-inch touchscreen and built in camera allows it act as an android powered tablet providing access to apps and services you would find on any traditional device. From watching Netflix movies to video chatting and Skyping with family and friends, users can access and enjoy any of their favorite apps from the Google Play store.

Tech Specs and Availability

Clarity will ship in June 2017, priced $199. An early bird price of $149 is available through to April 30, 2017, on Indiegogo. Its full features include:

  • Compact lightweight design – Dimensions 326 x 110 x 160mm | weight 2lbs
  • 7-inch multi-touch screen with 1280×800 resolution
  • Advanced near and far field capabilities
  • Alexa, Google Assistant and Google Now enabled
  • Powered by quad-core CPU
  • Two 5-watt speakers
  • Two megapixel camera
  • 16G internal memory with expandable storage via Micro SD cards available
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 1600 mAh Li-Poly battery providing six hours of audio and 2.5 hours of video playback
  • WiFi (2.4G and 5G Dual-Band) and Bluetooth (4.0) connectivity

 

Clarity is designed and manufactured by Pan Sea Co., Ltd., a company with a proven track record specializing in intelligent electro-acoustic products such as SoundPad. Its team has more than 20 years of experience in consumer electronics and acoustic technology and has spent three years developing Clarity.

“The response and demand for Clarity has been fantastic, beating all of our expectations,” said Dake Liu, CEO of Pan Sea Co. “We are proud to have developed an intuitive device with a number of industry firsts and are extending our presale campaign after popular demand to give even more people the chance to secure the Clarity Speaker at a discounted price.”

For further information visit www.clarityspeaker.com

 

 

News: Xooloo launches digital coach app for teens and announces full U.S. launch

 

CES 2017 BEST OF INNOVATION AWARD

 

XOOLOO LAUNCHES DIGITAL COACH APP FOR TEENS AND ANNOUNCES FULL U.S. LAUNCH

New family device management solution puts teens in control of data to teach positive media habits and brings France’s successful Xooloo App Kids to the U.S.

 

San Francisco, CA –  – Today, family device management company Xooloo (www.xooloo.com) launches Xooloo Digital Coach, its first product aimed at providing teens and parents with insight into teen media usage. Xooloo Digital Coach empowers teens to use relevant data and metrics to explore new technology responsibly. Xooloo is also announcing its global expansion from France to the United States, making Xooloo’s successful children’s app Xooloo Kids, available in the US, for younger kids to safely use their parents’ devices. Together, both Xooloo Digital Coach and Xooloo App Kids, now available via Google Play on Android, help families manage all aspects of their digital lives.

 

Xooloo Digital Coach enables pre-teens and teens to autonomously learn to understand and manage time spent on their devices through real time in-app notifications, self-monitoring dashboards and benchmarks of their phone and app time usage. It also lets teens view data on what their peers are consuming to give a realistic understanding of how their usage compares to other teens, prompting them to practice better digital habits (ex: How much time 14 year olds in their area are spending on Instagram per day).

 

Xoolo Digital Coach is managed through the corresponding app, Xooloo Parents, which gives parents  insight into their teens’ digital landscape and the ability to have a comprehensive view of multiple children’s habits. Using the Xooloo Parents dashboard, parents use the data and metrics they are provided to set more effective and fair rules for their children as well as create custom boundaries per child. Parents are able to set time limits for individual apps or disable certain apps at specific times of the day (ex. No games or Snapchat after 10pm).

 

“Our goal is to empower children and teens to be responsible digital citizens. We strongly believe in facilitating open conversations between parents and their children about their digital habits,” says Gregory Veret, Founder and CEO of Xooloo. “We’re excited that Xooloo’s apps can open up that dialogue and encourage parents and children to work together in this space.”

 

For younger children without a personal device, Xooloo App Kids allows parents to safely share and transform their smartphones and tablets into a child’s personalized space that is fun for the little ones with approved games, apps, contacts, secure browsing, and more.

 

Xooloo Digital Coach (Ages 10+) Available through Xooloo Family Pack

(managed by the companion Parents app)

  • Self – Regulation:  Digital Coach helps teens and their parents see a full picture of their app and internet usage, with personalized advice given by Digital Coach  to help teens adjust their habits. With this ability, parents can give a sense of autonomy to their children, allowing them to build responsible digital habits for themselves.

  • Real time insights + benchmarks: By showing how teens compare to peers to help them understand how their usage stacks up, teens can analyze and adjust how much time they are spending on apps, social media, and the internet accordingly and parents understand how their kids compare to their peers, allowing them to set realistic expectations.

  • Time Requests: Teens can send their parents requests for additional time in certain apps, and view notifications that their parents have sent via the companion Parents app. Teens can also receive extra time-in-app rewards for practicing great digital habits.

  • Privacy is respected: There’s no geo tracking software and the content of messages or phone calls is never exposed.

  • “Dinner Time” feature: Parents can temporarily disables phones for a desired amount of time, giving families the option for tech-free dinners and meetings.

  • In-app Notifications: Children have free range to download apps, and parents receive a notification on their companion Parents app so that they can assess whether each one is appropriate without being intrusive.

 

Xooloo Kids (For Ages 8 and Under) – Available through Xooloo Family Pack

  • Security: Parents can turn their existing device into a safe device for children; parent’s existing settings, contacts, messages, and apps remain secure while the child has access to the device, giving parents peace of mind.

  • Time Management: Parents can set quotas and time slots for each day of the week to limit the time spent on a device.

  • Fun Zone: Children can easily enjoy a selection of games approved by their parents and watch cartoons on Xooloo TV.

Pricing Details (After initial free 30 day trial)

  • Though the family pack users get all of Xooloo’s services and can choose whether Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids works best for their family, depending on the age of their children.

    • 1 Device (1 license of either Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids)  = $2.99 a month or $29.99 per year

    • 3 Devices (3 licenses of any combo of Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids) = $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year

    • Unlimited device/licenses (Unlimited amount of Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids) = $6.99 a month or $59.99 per year

 

For more information, please visit Xooloo’s website: www.xooloo.com

About Xooloo:

Xooloo creates innovative solutions designed for kids that allows them to access their favorite technology without restrictions. Xooloo launched its suite of apps, Xooloo Digital Coach, Xooloo Parents and Xooloo Kids, in France by siblings Gregory and Aurore Veret and has recently expanded to the U.S. in 2017.  Xooloo Digital Coach and Xooloo Kids are available for download on Google Play, companion app Xooloo Parents is available on iOS and Android.

News: UNGLUE KIDS FROM ONLINE ADDICTION BY EMPOWERING THEM TO MAKE THE BEST ONLINE CHOICES



 

Los Angeles, CA (February 3, 2017) — When we were kids, finishing all your homework or cleaning up your room might be rewarded with a whole hour to play outside with friends or some allowance money! Today’s wired kids may be enticed to bring down the dirty laundry and set the dinner table with the prize of precisely 30 minutes of Internet access – to be used on their smartphone, tablet, or laptop. This teaches kids that time is money. That’s because mom or dad can now completely control a child’s time and access on the Internet with a clever service, appropriately called, unGlue.

There is no denying that children have been glued to their screens for some time. Kids today spend an average of 6.5 hours per day in front of screens, outside of school activities! Starting at a very young age kids enjoy watching, playing and chatting — typically on multiple devices. That’s the new electronic reality. They watch YouTube, chat on Snapchat, like on Instagram, and build on Minecraft. Parents, on the other hand, want to limit the time they spend on those and balance it with other activities.

“The digital world is an important part of our kids’ life,” explains unGlue CEO and co-founder Alon Shwartz who is also a father of three. “As parents, we need to have a way to balance screen time with their other activities. We created unGlue to enable parents to define the total online ‘fun time’ their kids can spend in a day. At the same time, it allows their kids to decide how and when to spend it. Everyone wins.”

The simple-to-use service works across all devices including smartphones, tablets and computers without the need to install anything on any device! It also works whether kids are home or on the go. Parents create Internet schedules for each child (for example: Olivia can use the Internet between 6am and 10pm). Then, within those schedules, mom or dad can limit the amount of minutes each child can spend on videos, social media, and games each day. unGlue coins it “Entertainment Time.” When they run out of Entertainment Time, they can still access the Internet, do homework, listen to music, and check the weather. They just can’t watch anymore cat videos or chat until the next day.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “recommends that parents and caregivers develop a family media plan that takes into account the health, education and entertainment needs of each child”. unGlue provides parents with this media plan via internet schedules, Entertainment Time limits, Chores, and Time Bank.

Targeted at kids ages 6 and up, unGlue is free (for now) and can monitor any iOS or Android mobile devices, and any number of WiFi home devices such as computers, tablets, game consoles, and so on. To get started parents can download the unGlue app from the App Store. Android support is coming in February 2017.

To support WiFi devices at home, parents have the choice of downloading the unGlue Home Monitor software onto a single desktop computer (hardwired, not a laptop) to control all devices at home. If families don’t have a computer with a permanent Internet wire connection, the unGlue Puck can be purchased for $30 through the app during the setup process.

Parent app

unGlue: Parental Control & Screen Time Manager unGlue: Parental Control & Screen Time Manager by unGlue Inc.
Category: Lifestyle
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 69.24 MB

$FREE

Kids app

unGlue Kids unGlue Kids by unGlue Inc.
Category: Lifestyle
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 38.38 MB

$FREE

 

News: Clever Dragons Learning Apps announces the arrival of an Early Learners Bundle



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Menlo Park, California, USA — December 21, 2016 — For immediate release

 

Ho ho ho! Just in time for holiday downloads, Clever Dragons Learning Apps announces the arrival of an Early Learners Bundle with a full version of the new Dragon Egg Kindergarten Game, plus six other apps designed especially for young children. Buy the bundle save over 40% compared with purchasing each title separately.

The Dragon Egg series offers a unique approach to app-based learning. In each title, children nurture a baby dragon egg, helping it to explore its environment, including the Dragon School, which is filled with age-appropriate learning. In Dragon Egg Kindergarten, kids will find alphabet, counting, beginning reading, and science challenges in the schoolhouse, along with music and animal electives. Mini-games build fine motor skills and earn “Gold” which can then be used to personalize the egg, with colors and accessories, including our newly added Santa hat.

 

Other apps in the Early Learners bundle include:

 

✓ Kindergarten Reading — listen to each word read aloud, then select the matching written word. Twelve levels of increasing challenge that advance with your learner!

 

✓ First Grade Reading — match pictures to written words, with or without audio cues.

 

✓ Learn the Alphabet — form fundamental connections for reading and writing by matching uppercase letters with their lowercase counterparts.

 

✓ Skip Counting — have fun counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s while building numeracy skills used later in multiplication

 

✓ Zoo Animals — a fun, fast-paced quiz all about animals!

 

✓ Dog Breeds — learn over 45 common breeds, including favorite furry friends like goldens, poodles, pugs, chihuahuas, and more!

 

All content is available within each app, with no in-app purchases or internet connection required — ideal for playing on-the-go.

Dragon Egg — Kindergarten Game for Early Learners
Dragon Egg — Kindergarten Game for Early Learners
by Always Icecream & Clever Dragons

Category: Education, Games, Educational, Family
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 45.3 MB

$3.99USD

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App Bundle with all apps for $12.99

About Miaplaza, Inc, maker of Clever Dragons Learning Apps

Miaplaza, Inc. offers the learn-and-play websites Miacademy.co, Always-Icecream.com, and Clever-Dragons.com, as well as over 60 iPhone and iOS apps for learners of all ages.

 

 

News: Sen.se Launches GuardPeanut Portable Security Monitor

Second IoT Sensor in SensePeanut Product Line Makes Keeping Tabs on Belongings and Valuables, in Any Situation, Simple and Affordable for All

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Dec. 2, 2016 –PARIS–Sen.se, an early pioneer of the Internet of Things industry, today announced the availability of GuardPeanut™, an affordable, portable smart sensor that can be placed on any valuable or prized possession to provide notifications and automatic sound alerts when the item has been tampered with, on the verge of being stolen or moved. The intuitive tag follows the launch of ThermoPeanut and is the second sensor in the new SensePeanut product line, which has introduced a completely new generation of IoT technologies by drastically simplifying various connected capabilities and making smart awareness devices accessible to all. Priced at $29, each SensePeanut has its own set function, task or habit it can monitor,allowing anyone with a smartphone or tablet to take advantage of the connected life revolution through manageable and affordable products.

“After bringing our thermometer sensor ThermoPeanut to the market, it was apparent that there is massive interest amongst consumers for light IoT devices that are as simple and straightforward to use as your smartphone, have many uses and don’t cost hundreds of dollars,” said Rafi Haladjian, Founder and CEO of Sen.se. “GuardPeanut is the perfect sensor to launch next because we all have possessions that we want to keep tabs on while we are away. Whether you want to protect your laptop from theft while you refill your mug at a coffee shop, have a suspicion that your roommate is borrowing your clothes without asking or want to monitor your front door to make sure the kiddos actually come home by curfew, GuardPeanut is the must-have, portable solution that will make sure you know when your valuable items are moved.”

How It Works

GuardPeanut allows anyone from tech enthusiasts to novices to monitor any object in or outside the home including purses, suitcases, jewelry boxes, laptops, strollers, safes, cookie jars,lockers and other prized possessions or items they want to keep an eye on. It also allows users to track the comings and goings of pets and people when it is attached to a front door or pet door. The sensor connects via Bluetooth 4.0 to smartphones and tablets through its dedicated iOS or Android SensePeanut app. Once registered, the GuardPeanut can be attached to any desired object to track movement. Users have control of when the tag monitors their items by simply pressing the GuardPeanut tag on and off as needed. The sensor can also be reused to track different objects as monitoring needs change.

If the item being tracked is tampered with, moved or opened, GuardPeanut produces a sound alert and sends an app notification or sound alarm directly to any registered device within 200 feet. For example, if a stroller is moved while a family is on the other side of the park, they will be notified both through their phones and a sound alert from the stroller that there is an issue. If users are outside of range, they can check their app when they are back within range for a record of movement that has been detected throughout the day. This option is optimal for homeowners interested in checking when people have entered or left their home,while they are at work. They can simply attach the GuardPeanut to their main home entrance and view a full report of activity at the end of the day.

Advanced Features

In addition to receiving notifications in the app and being able to review reports on movement, the SensePeanut app allows users to set advanced functions and features. Additional customizations include:

  • Movement sensitivity –Users have the flexibility to set the sensitivity of the motion detector in GuardPeanut.
    On demand sound alerts –Through the app, individuals can trigger their GuardPeanut to make a sound, making it easier to find the location of an item that might have been moved or misplaced.
  • Choice of sound alerts –GuardPeanut offers different sound and volume options through the app, so users can customize their experience depending on their needs. If they are tracking when their shop door is opened,they can activate the subtle bell greeting. For those tracking their valuables to prevent theft, they can program the GuardPeanut to make aloud siren noise, when their item is moved. When sound is not required, GuardPeanut and its notifications can be muted at any time.
  • Third-party interventions –GuardPeanut is IFTTT compatible, allowing users to create rules around when an item is moved or opened. For instance, if the front door is opened,the front lights can automatically turn on,a home security camera can start filming or a message can be sent through text message, email or social channels.
  • Data exports–It offers unlimited data storage within the secure cloud, allowing data to be exported to Excel and CSV files anytime. This setting is valuable for storeowners that want to track the flow of customers over a period of time by showing when their store door is opened the most.
  • Multiple devices –Each GuardPeanut can be paired with multiple smartphones and tablets. When a motion is detected, notifications will be sent to the closest authorized devices. All other devices using the same account will be able to receive notifications and check the timeline of events when they are back in range.
  • Home hubs –As any smartphone or tablet can be used as a hub, GuardPeanut can provide actionable data and alerts to multiple users even when they are miles from home.

Availability

GuardPeanut is available today for $29 on Sen.se and Amazon.com. Additional retailers will be announced at a later date. It comes in the color green with an additional color cover option included in the package, along with all necessary accessories including a Peanut holder, self-adhesive tape, attachment ring and a single, replaceable CR2032 battery that will run for up to four months. Additional sensors in the SensePeanut range will launch in late 2016 and early 2017.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales and Coupon Codes!!

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Some of our favorite Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Keep checking aback as we will be adding more deals regularly. Don’t forget to check out our Gift Guides too! We’ll also be launching great holiday gift giveaways daily starting Cyber Monday !!

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Amazon

Masses of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals – deals run all week and Lighting deals change hourly.

Don’t miss massive saving on  Amazon Echo $179.99 $139.99, Amazon Echo Dot $49.99 $39.99, and Amazon Tap $129.99 $89.99 Amazon Fire Kids Tablet $99.99 $74.99 (includes case, 2 year replacement 1yr kids unlimited apps)

Smart Home

Ring is also offering a Thanksgiving weekend discount. Shoppers can use the code GIVERING at checkout to get $50 off their purchase at Ring.com now through 12/1. Ring devices call a user’s smartphone when they detect motion, enabling homeowners to see and speak with visitors remotely. Ring provides added convenience, but most importantly, its products can and have prevented package thefts home break-ins. It’s common for burglars to knock or ring the doorbell to make sure nobody’s home before breaking in; with Ring Video Doorbell, and Ring Video Doorbell Pro, homeowners can give potential intruders the impression they’re home, even when they’re not. And now, with Stick Up Cam, users can monitor and protect their entire home, not just their front yard.

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News: MOCACARE Expands Heart Health Portfolio with MOCACuff, a State-of-the-Art Blood Pressure Cuff Worn on the Cuff

MOCACuff and the MOCACARE App Deliver Results and Advice Loosening the Grip of Hypertension

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November 21, 2016 – Palo Alto, C.A.—MOCACARE (www.mocacare.com), a Silicon Valley based company at the heart of the connected health movement has today expanded its range of advanced, yet super simple, cardiovascular monitoring devices with the launch of MOCACuff, a sleek FDA-approved wireless blood pressure monitor that fits comfortably on the wrist. Priced at $69.99, MOCACuff is designed with style and comfort in mind – avoiding the problems of bulky and difficult to place traditional cuffs worn on the upper arm. Without sacrificing accuracy, MOCACuff makes it easy to incorporate blood pressure monitoring into your everyday routine and receive instant, actionable insights to improve your health.

MOCACuff is the second product in the MOCACARE line. It joins the highly acclaimed MOCAheart device that uses thumb scans to measure heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and pulse wave velocity – a measurement of arterial stiffness that is correlated to blood pressure and widely recognized as one of the best indicators of overall cardiovascular health.

Worn on the Cuff

The beautifully designed MOCACuff allows those looking to proactively monitor or improve existing cardiovascular conditions with a smaller, easier alternative to bulky arm cuffs. Worn on the wrist, it is a suitable option for those who find current cuffs on the upper arm uncomfortable or ill fitting – one of

the most common problems associated with inaccurate or failed readings. Once on, the wrist is brought to heart level and a reading is ready to be performed at the touch-of-a-button. After each reading, the MOCACuff screen displays pulse rate, systolic and diastolic measurements, and a color-coded indicator that corresponds to the American Heart Association’s (AHA) blood pressure categories, allowing users to see where their health stands.

Heart of the Matter

The MOCACARE App is now the first to combine Pulse Wave Velocity and Blood Pressure to manage heart health. Both MOCACuff and MOCAheart devices connect to the MOCACARE App (Android and iOS compatible) to provide an even more intuitive and insightful heart health monitoring experience for users on their smartphone. MOCACuff sets itself apart from other devices by helping users visualize their goals and track progress through the App. In addition, it provides consumers with expertly-curated, personalized health recommendations, which are in accordance with guidelines from the American Heart Association, to achieve their goals. The MOCACARE App also provides customizable data viewing options; either by displaying results as visual trends or alternatively in a list format.

  • Features of the MOCACARE App include:
  • Easy sync – With a single tap of a button, your measurement history is synced wirelessly to your smartphone — helping you organize your health data, track and improve your health trends, and achieve your health goals.
  • Heart healthy lifestyle tips – After each measurement, receive actionable insights and tips to improve your heart health. Based on guidelines from the American Heart Association, these tips empower you to take better care of your health.
  • Visualize goals and track progress – Making lifestyle changes? See how your health indicators are improving over time.
  • Share your results – Get support and motivation from your own cheer squad. The HIPAA compliant chat platform makes sharing health data with doctors and loved ones effortless.
  • Multiple users – Allow friends/family to try MOCA devices without disturbing your health trends by removing irregular readings from your measurement history, or create new profiles for other family members.

“At MOCACARE, we’re driven by a goal to simplify heart health monitoring and to make caring for your health an easy, intuitive and reliable experience,” said Naama Stauber, co-founder and COO of MOCACARE. “Like MOCAheart before it, MOCACuff is specifically designed to be as simple as possible for everyone to monitor his or her cardiovascular health. Whether you’re viewing your measurements right away or comparing your results over time, consumers can now take back control of their health without missing a beat.”

Availability

MOCACuff is available at www.mocacare.com and is priced at $69.99. Its full range of features include:

  • Monitors heart rate and systolic and diastolic measurement
  • Display: Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
  • Cuff size: 5.3~7.7 inches (135~195mm), depending on wrist size
  • Cuff weight: 128 +/- 10g
  • Unit Dimension (including case): 2.91 x 2.93 x 1.59 inches
  • Battery Life: DC 3 V, AAA Alkaline Battery x2, Approx. 250 measurements
  • Compatibility: Bluetooth Low Energy (4.0), iOS 8+, Android 4.0.3+
  • Supported by the dedicated Android and iOS MOCACARE App
  • FDA-approved and CE certified

For further information visit www.mocacare.com

Tis the season for tablets, headphones and TVs, SquareTrade survey finds

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Americans plan to spend more than $75 billion on electronics this holiday season

SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 16, 2016 – If you’re one of the more than 50 percent of Americans planning to purchase an electronic gift this holiday season, chances are a tablet will be at the top of the list, according to a national survey byIf you’re one of the more than 50 percent of Americans planning to purchase an electronic gift this holiday season, chances are a tablet will be at the top of the list, according to a national survey by SquareTrade®, the highly rated protection plan provider. the highly rated protection plan provider.1

SquareTrade’s survey reveals that Americans expect to spend an average of $585 each on electronic gifts this year, with women spending $530 on average and men spending $638 on average.

While the poll on which electronic gift Americans want to receive reveals that:

  • 29 percent want a tablet
  • 24 percent want a smartphone
  • 22 percent want a TV

The poll on which electronics gifts Americans plan to give reveals that:

  • 37 percent plan to give a tablet
  • 30 percent plan to give headphones
  • 28 percent plan to give a gaming console

“While tablets were the overall top gift choice, surprisingly, we found that 18-24 year olds would actually prefer to receive headphones over any other gadget,” said Steve Abernethy, executive chairman at SquareTrade. “It was also interesting to see that men report they are more likely to purchase an electronic gift and spend $108 more on average than women.”

Regardless of what you purchase, it’s important to remember that 57 percent of Americans report accidentally damaging electronic devices and spending $334 on average for repairs or replacements. If you’re part of the 80 percent of Americans considering a protection plan, go ahead and invest now so you can avoid heavier costs later.

Finally, if you’re not planning to purchase an electronic gift this year, don’t fret! SquareTrade found that 77 percent of people believe it’s the thought that counts when it comes to gift giving.

About SquareTrade

SquareTrade is a highly rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers for its fast and exceptional service. SquareTrade protects mobile devices, laptops and tablets, and other consumer electronics and appliances from malfunctions, accidental damage and life’s frequent mishaps. Unlike old-fashioned warranties, SquareTrade is designed for today’s consumer and uses innovative technology to deliver a zero hassle claims process. SquareTrade has more than 230,000 fans on Facebook, consistently wins industry awards and receives thousands of 5-star reviews for its legendary customer service. Top retailers around the world offer SquareTrade, achieving significant sales growth and happier customers. Privately held, SquareTrade’s investors include Bain Capital and Bain Capital Ventures. SquareTrade is headquartered in San Francisco and London. For more information, go to www.squaretrade.com.

 

Introducing Qi Aerista: The Ultimate Wifi-Enabled Smart Tea Maker

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SAN FRANCISCO, November 15, 2016, 11:00 ET Keyway Innovations is proud to announce the launch of Qi Aerista, the ultimate WiFi-enabled smart tea maker. Qi Aerista will make the perfect cup of tea in just minutes, whether it’s hot traditional tea, cold-brewed tea, or even exceptionally strong brew tea for your favourite milk tea. Starting today, people can support Qi Aerista on Kickstarter at http://kckpr.toolz.ai/qi.

“Tea is delicate and when brewed properly, makes a tremendous difference in taste, ” said Rick Ha, Founder and CEO of Keyway Innovations. “That is why we created Qi Aerista to simplify the brewing process for all types of tea. Even someone new to tea can enjoy a perfect cup every time.”

Qi Aerista’s patented circulative infusion system will heat and maintain a consistent water temperature specific to your tea type, then a circulative water flow optimally immerses and steeps the tea leaves with precise time control for optimal infusion. With its unique tea-water separation architecture, Qi Aerista addresses the problems of over or under-steeping of tea faced by today’s tea drinkers.

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Qi Aerista includes 6 different preset brewing programs for cold brewing, floral, green, black, oolong, and milk tea. With Qi Aerista’s app, users can access advanced functions such as customizing water temperature and brewing time with per degree/second precision, managing the brewing process remotely, setting reservation timers, and discovering the world of tea.

“Qi Aerista has been showcased at various international tea events in 2016 and we’ve received great support and feedback from the tea community,” noted Karen Wan, co-founder of Keyway Innovations. “After years of developing Qi Aerista to provide an enjoyable tea experience, we can’t wait to bring this unique smart tea maker to tea lovers around the world”.

Qi Aerista is available in two colors for $99 exclusively on Kickstarter during the first 24 hours after launch. It will increase to $149 until the campaign ends on December 14, with worldwide shipping to backers starting in June 2017. Qi Aerista will retail for $239.

About Keyway Innovations:

Founded in 2013, Keyway Innovations is a hardware startup based in Hong Kong, focusing on delivering a quality tea experience to all passionate tea lovers around the world. Founders Rick Ha, Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, and Co-founder Karen Wan, CPA and Certified Tea Evaluator, lead the team. With their love for a good cup of tea and years of experience in R&D and financial management, their vision is to bring more tea lovers into the world of tea and reinvent people’s tea experience through simplicity and innovation. For more information on Qi Aerista Smart Tea Maker, visit www.qi-aerista.com or email us at support@qi-aerista.com.

News: Palo Alto Innovation Launches new Sandman Clock

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PALO ALTO INNOVATION LAUNCHES THE SANDMAN CLOCK

The alarm clock re-booted to support modern consumers’ growing number of devices

SANTA CLARA, California, Thursday, November 19, 2015 – Palo Alto Innovation, an elite group of

designers, engineers, and businessmen who love gadgets, today announced the launch of The

Sandman Clock.

The Sandman Clock re-imagines the classic alarm clock for the twenty-first century. Its contemporary,

neutral design combines intuitive controls with the largest auto-adjustable display of its type, integrated

cable management, and four USB ports to keep multiple consumer devices charged and ready to go.

Until The Sandman Clock, consumers could not purchase an alarm clock with more than two USB

ports plus cable management for under $50. The Sandman Clock addresses consumers’ needs and is

now available for pre-order priced at $29.

“We are focused on developing unique products that make life easier for how consumers use their

products today,” said Alex Tramiel, Founder of Palo Alto Innovation. “The Sandman Clock is an

uncompromised design with a distinctive silhouette that supports the ever-increasing number of

devices consumers rely on.”

With the continued rise in smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, fitness tracker, gaming controller, and

backup battery sales, the average consumer’s nightstand is overwhelmed by the weight and power

requirements of all their devices. As a result, current charging setups are usually a chaotic mess of

cables and devices can miss out on a full charge rendering them useless. The current solutions are

either ineffective or expensive and the problem will worsen as consumers look to connect more

devices with greater power needs. According to Cisco* there will be 2.5 devices including tablets and

smartphones for every person on earth and five devices for every Internet user by 2017.

To learn more, please visit www.sandmanclocks.com

*Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update 2014–2019 White Paper

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About Palo Alto Innovation

Founded in March 2015, Palo Alto Innovation focuses on making life easier, one gizmo at a time. The

company solves everyday consumer problems with elegant, efficient and cost-effective products.