Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Neck to neck wearables market giants with Apple taking the lead

Photo by Crew on Unsplash

One of three smartphone users predicts that he or she will own at least 5 wearables after 2020.

Ericsson ConsumerLab

After taking the world by storm next to blockchain technology and IoT, wearables market has 5 big fat players like Simon Cowell should say and guess who's first? Right: Apple.

With 8 million units shipped during Q4 of 2017 Apple is the rockstar of the stage becoming synonym with the wearable market, neck to neck with Fitbit, Xiaomi, Garmin, Xiaomi, and Samsung.

With a regional market share with North America dominance followed by Asia-Pacific and a Western Europe promising ascension, Cisco estimates that over 600 million wearable devices will be active in the world by the end of this decade.

With the boom of fitness and wellness wearables, activity trackers, meditation headsets, wristbands, body sensors, smart clothing or hearables Apple takes the lead at its well set time with the Apple Watch Series 3 and takes far distance from the competitors with a 21% market share.

At first glance, wristbands led the smart wearables market with almost 50% for long as the most spread wearables due to the brilliant simplicity and accessible prices made possible by these 2 notable market players Fitbit and Xiaomi.

Once consumers were impacted psychologically by the smartwatches (going now mostly fitness devices) plenty of choices, different prices, multiple functions and even sassy look, the market moves as much as a tectonic plaque taking the needed shape to vibrate accordingly to the needs at a certain tipping point.

Even though according to Fitbit Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch wasn't sold like ice cream on a torrid summer day and consumers inclined to purchase mostly Charge 2 and Blaze the landscape is absolutely interesting to observe now that Fitbit gets a well-deserved attention with the announcement of a new mass appeal smartwatch this year, a crazy awesome crowdfunding campaign for a brilliant 360° neckband camera that will change many recording options successfully funded on Kickstarter with $381,496 pledged of $50,000 goal and 990 backers.

As for Xiaomi this year even the titan didn't launch the Mi 7 or Mi Max 3 at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona according to TechRadar Xiaomi has been rumored to be heading for an IPO, ever since it recorded a stellar financial performance last year. In January, it was announced that the company had posted a 76% rise in smartphone production, thanks to its improved distribution channels and increased sales overseas.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Top 5 dogs gizmos and gadgets reviewed with a bark

PetChatz HD: Two-Way Premium Audio/ HD Video Pet Treat Camera w/ DOGTV, Free Video Recording, Calming Aromatherapy, and Motion/Sound Detection.

Greet & Treat ® your pet with two-way video and audio. Connect and interact from anywhere using the free PetChatz iOS/Android app or on your desktop computer. 

About the product  
267 customer reviews

Compatible with PawCall so your pet can contact you and play brain games (PawCall sold separately).

Pet safe design made and supported in the USA with no corners, edges or cords to chew; attaches securely to your wall or kennel as a fully contained unit.

Relieve an anxious, scared or nervous pet with our calming aromatherapy dispense with specially formulated soothing scents, or stream DOGTV (with subscription).

Record and share all your special moments with video recording, and keep tabs on your pet and home with our motion and sound detection. 

You can chat on your phone or on your web browser.

Chatting With Your Pet is Easy!Start each chat in “Silent Mode.

”When you are ready to interact to act, press the Chat Button and prepare to smileYour dog or cat will see your smiling face on the full-color LED display on the PetChatz HD unit.

It does not matter where in the world you are; you can see your furbaby’s happy face.

Click the Treat Button when your dog or cat needs a healthy, low- calorie rewardRecord and Share each high-quality chat to share or enjoy later

Press the End Chat Button when it is time to say “goodbye.” You can always call them back in 5 minutes.

    This smart pets gadget was funded with Indiegogo and was created for the peace of mind of dogs parents. With input from over 5,000 vets, professional dog trainers and dog parents, Furbo Dog Camera’s features are designed specifically for dogs. See and interact with your dog from anywhere and anytime. You’ll never miss a moment of your dog’s day! 

      About the product 
      1,628 customer reviews

      Fun TREAT TOSSING: TOSS a treat to your dogs via the free Furbo iOS/Android app. 

        Fill it with over 100 pieces of your dogs’ favorite treats & play a game of catch. 

        1080p Camera & Night Vision: live stream video to monitor your pet with a 160º wide-angle view, day and night. 

          2-Way Chat & BARKING ALERT: Furbo’s BARKING SENSOR is MADE FOR DOGS. It sends push notifications to your smartphone when it detects barking. Know what’s going on at home and talk to calm them down via the app. 

            Comes with a Free Smart Dog Alerts Trial: Know exactly what your dog is doing. Furbo uses DOG RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY to send you Dog Activity Alert, Person Alert & Dog Selfie Alert Easy 3-Step Setup: 1) plug into a power outlet using its USB cord 2) download the Furbo app 3) connect to your home wifi.

              GoBone Interactive App-Enabled Smart Bone for Dogs and Puppies, One Size

              Found it on Amazon launchpad funded on Kickstarter with $186,144 raised with 1,109 backers.

              About the product
              57 customer reviews

              Automatic, all-day exercise and play: Add a renewed peace of mind to your day knowing your dog is happy and entertained

              App control: Instantly take control of GoBone and turn it into a gaming device for you and your dog. Compatible with iPhones running iOS 9.0 or later and smartphones running Android v4.3 or later

              Personalized entertainment: GoBone automatically adjusts its behavior based on age, weight, breed, and play style to engage your dog longer and more often

              Replaceable parts: The exterior is replaceable so you don’t have to buy a new GoBone if your dog shows it a little too much love

              Safety and Durability: GoBone is made of tough, FDA food-grade materials

              Dog-proof quick-release buttons allow you to remove the parts that come in contact with your dog. Wash them if they’re dirty or replace them with new ones if they’re worn out.
              GoBone moves on its own to keep your dog entertained throughout the day. In Auto Play mode, GoBone moves for 10 minutes and sleeps for 20 minutes to give your dog enough time to rest. It'll repeat this pattern every 30 minutes for up to 8 hours. To maximize engagement, GoBone’s intelligent software personalizes its movement based on your dog’s age, weight and breed.

              Turn GoBone into an interactive entertainment device for you and your dog with the GoBone App. Drive GoBone around your home with your dog in hot pursuit. Download the free GoBone app on the App Store or on Google Play. iPhone running iOS 9.0+ or Android smartphone running Android 4.3+ required.

              PetEgo Comfort Wagon Dog Bike Trailer

              Since our pups are family there's nothing enough to spoil them making their time with us a memorable one during their short existence in a furry shape. Even we are the spoiled ones by the unconditional love they give us with unstoppable contagious joy, bringing laughter and happiness to our routine days we do our best to make them feel comfy not only on the couch but when we ride the bike also.

              We hand-picked the Comfort Wagon Bicycle Trailer, with its captivating Italian design, suspension, multiple uses, and a marked emphasis on safety, will open up a whole new world of activities for you and your pet.

              About the product
              52 customer reviews

              Size: LARGE - 35"L x 26"W x 24"H

              MEDIUM - 34"L x 18"W x 22"H

              LARGE - 35"L x 26"W x 24"H

              Comfortable bicycle trailer for pets

              Aluminum frame provides strength without weight

              Suspension provides luxurious ride

              Italian design from Emanuele Bianchi

              Cabin Measures 35"L x 26"W x 24"H ( Overall width wheel -to-wheel is 35.5" )

              High quality mesh is claw proof. Another Italian design from Emanuele Bianchi.

              The sturdy aluminum frame provides strength without weight.

              The dynamic suspension provides a luxurious ride, when you reach your destination,

              Comfort Wagon converts to pet house with easy wheel removal. The Comfort Wagon comes as a trailer only.

              The stroller configuration is only available by purchasing the Comfort Wagon Stroller Kit.

              We couldn't resist sharing this adorable pup taking a sunbath in the stroller.

              Walky Dog Plus Hands Free Dog Bicycle Exerciser Leash Newest Model with 550-lbs pull strength Paracord Leash Military Grade

               Walky Dog Plus- Newest Model upgraded. Built to Last TUV SUD Product Service Certification Approved Mark for " German Quality " Tested for Safety" Stainless steel is Made with the highest grade of High Carbon Steel. Rust proof and improves overall strength. 

              About the product
              1,454 customer reviews

              Leash Has Military Grade Paracord 550-lbs pull strength, 7 strand Inner core 5/32 -4mm diameter, uv fade resistant & rot resistant will not mildew. Quick release " which is the Patented Part" allows for you to disconnected your dog from the bike immediately. We are the only bike leash that has this feature. No screwing just push and lock in place. To disconnect just push and pull out.

              The Walky dog plus Lets you safely walk your dog and ride your bike at the same time. Length of Leash is Adjustable Can add 6.5 Inches by taking out 2 springs inside the Steel Wand that will allow extra leash length. The walky dog plus comes just at the right safe distance to keep the dog close to your bike but you can always let the leash out some.

              Keeping your dog close to the side of your bike on a short leash prevents the dog from getting in front of the bike and or behind the bike. The walky dog plus has an internal shock-absorbing system which allows for the dog to move sudden and not pull you off the bike.

              The clip at the end of the Paracord leash is improved and is now 3.5 " Stainless steel clip 500lbs working load made of marine grade 316 stainless. Stable - Fun! The Walky Dog dog bike leash lets you safely take your dog with you on bike rides.

              Now you can bring your best buddy along for the ride and maintain complete control; no more feeling guilty for leaving them at home. A bicycle dog leash is a great way to exercise your dog and release energy - especially for active dogs. Walky dog has been in use for 18 years, original started in Italy and then throughout Europe and most recent in the USA for the last 10 years. We are the leader in the industry.

              With all these findings we bring to your attention that technology is an important part of our daily lives making everything easier to handle, whether it's a smart gadget or a plant, tech is a comfortable way to feel comfortable, joyful and productive throughout the day.

              Tuesday, February 27, 2018

              Top 5 most funded Kickstarter campaigns via Kickbooster February 2018

              What makes crowdfunding amazing is that you never know what to expect when you choose the never mind pill and go to the rabbit hole at warp drive speed.

              One thing is for sure this is not for faint-hearted people, to many is a one time deal and the life course is different from the first move.

              Crowdfunding is for visionaries, for first movers, conformity shakers and natural born leaders living from the heart space and moving the society up not forward.

              Keeping an eye and having a closer look at the startups' arena we love to bring to the public attention things that sometimes in such a daily routine hurry make us indifferent when we go or click to purchase this and that, here and there.

              What we perceive with the eyes is the physical expression of a dream, inspiration, vision, and sacrifice and we need to keep and fan the flame of those who dare to be different.

              #1 Använda. A Great F*cking Bag

              US$ 980,334 pledged of $12,000 goal
              8,839 backers
              7935% funded

              Använda is a word in Swedish. Because that’s where we are right now. It’s nice out here. You should come visit. The country- not us, we’re busy that weekend.

              Använda means ‘to use’ in Swedish. Now you can seem smart when you’re explaining where you got your awesome new bag to that girl on the bus who’s way out of your league. Or guy. Whatever. You're welcome.

              People need things when they go places. And they need to put those things in something. Like an awesome bag. That's what we set out to do, and we absolutely killed it.

              #2 Universal Lens Cap - 1 Cap for Every DSLR Camera Lens

              $215,515 pledged of $2,500 goal
              2,991 backers
              7149% funded

              The last lens cap you'll ever need. Fits every Lens. Never falls off. Element Proof. Front/Rear Lens Cap. All with a Lifetime Warranty.

               At some point, we lose lens caps and worry about the protection of our lenses. The Universal Lens Cap (ULC for short) is the best way to cover and protect your camera lenses. Period.

              It's designed to fit every camera lens. Now, you can travel stress free knowing you won't loose your lens cap, it won't fall off, and you can go wherever and however you desire knowing you have the lens protection you need against the elements.

              The ULC is a Two-Time Patented Silicone Lens Cap that:

              Fits Every Lens

              Never Falls Off/Never Lose It Again!

              Waterproof, Dirt-Proof, Shock-Absorbent


              Fits Into ANY Space.

              #3 The World's Best TRAVEL JACKET with 25 Features | BAUBAX 2.0

              $ 1,184,454 pledged of $50,000 goal
              6,876 backers
              2314% funded

              Most important features:

              NECK PILLOW:
              Built-in inflatable neck pillow, which can be easily tucked inside the hood of our jackets. Our proprietary innovative valve technology allows 2 SECOND INFLATION

              Simple and easy - ONE PRESS DEFLATION

              EYE MASK:
              You'll always have an eye mask when you need it. Travel eye mask built inside the hood

              Built-in gloves that easily slide in and out of the sleeves, to keep you warm and cozy when you are on the go

              TRAVEL FOOTREST:
              Inflatable Travel Footrest that comes with the jacket in a dedicated pocket. Our Travel Footrests come with our proprietary innovative valve technology that allows QUICK INFLATION and easy ONE PRESS DEFLATION

              TRAVEL BLANKET:
              Our Travel Blanket is super light weight but warm enough to keep you cozy during all your travels. It can be folded and stored inside a pocket

              TRAVEL BOTTLE:
              Ever found yourself thirsty on long flights? and desperately waiting for the stewardess to start serving water? Well, not any more! Our jacket comes with a foldable BauBax Travel Bottle that can be stored in a pocket or hung on your trouser belt loops using the carabiner

              A pair of Passive noice reducing earplugs come with all our jackets in it's dedicated pocket

              APPLE PENCIL POCKET:
              Now you can always carry your Apple pencil or a regular pen with a dedicated pocket for it

              AIRPODS POCKET:
              A dedicated pocket to carry Apple AirPods and other wireless earbuds will ensure you are never dumbfounded looking for your earphones

              AIRPODS STRAPS:
              Built-in straps to make sure you don't lose your Apple AirPods if they slip out of your ears, especially when you are listening to music while doing outdoor activities

              POWER BANK POCKET:
              Dedicated pocket to carry your portable battery bank/charger. This pocket is thoughtfully placed right below the phone pocket to conveniently allow charging of your phone right inside your jacket pocket

              SUNGLASS POCKET:
              With a dedicated sunglass pocket, easily carry your sunglasses or eyeglasses and always have them ready with you when you are on the go

              A retractable keychain with carabiner to ensure you not only carry your keys always but also not lose them. The two front pockets (hand warming pockets) have loops built-in to allow locking of the carabiner

              BOTTLE OPENER + WHISTLE:
              Beer Emergency? Not a problem! We've got you covered - Our retractable keychain also comes with a bottle opener, which is also a whistle that could come in handy in life threatening situations or simply beer emergencies

              SECRET POCKET:
              RFID proof secret pocket to carry your credit cards. The location of this pocket will be different in each style of our jacket and will be known only to the jacket owners - it's not public information ;)

              #4 Pokeat. Packs big, rolls tiny. For wet or dry food

              $ 29,743 pledged of $1,277 goal
              1,058 backers
              2160% funded

              The go anywhere lunchbox that takes up zero space in your bag. Cutlery included. Easy clean. Better than a plastic lunch bag.

              Because of it's tiny size, you can take your Pokeat with you in your handbag, briefcase or jacket pocket where every you go as it takes up zero space.

              When you see someone giving you a plastic bag, pull out your Pokeat and say 'no thanks, put it in my Pokeat instead'.

              A lunchbox without the bulk. But it's more than just a lunch box. It's an everyday leak proof bag that holds anything any kind of food, hot, cold, wet or dry.

              It's great for packed lunches, salads, sandwiches, fruit, hot lunches, cold lunches, wet lunches, dry lunches, snacks and more.

              Pokeat is not just for adults. Kids love Pokeat too. No more heavy bulky lunch boxes for them to lug home every day. Kid's just roll up their Pokeat, pop it in their jacket pocket and go.

              It also makes great kids snack bags for long journeys too.

              #5 Claw - World's Tiniest Multi Tool

              US$ 71,160 pledged of $ 3,489 goal
              2,468 backers
              1963% funded

              The tiny EDC that can do so much more than open bottles. Now in Titanium.

              The tiny EDC that can do so much more than open bottles. Now in Titanium.

              A few talents of this little giant magic tool:

              Pop bottles with ease

              Mini screwdriver leaves the toolkit behind

              Easily opens cans of paint, no need to send the top flying off Helps you paint the walls, not your shirt :)

              Seamlessly swap out any key

              Flint striker, makes an instant spark, be ready to strike up anytime

              Battery removal, grandma won't have any problems with those pesky remotes

              Scratcher, keep your nails clean and scratch away

              Staple remover, the world's smallest staple remover

              Tin opener, help yourself to Grandad's toffees

              Box cutter, no need for a bulky box cutter.

              One thing that makes a succesful end of crowdfunding campaigns a stellar journey is the amazing and supportive tribe of kickboosters, these ninjas hitting the fan when needed the most. A big shoutout to Kickbooster for an excellent job filling an important crowdfunding gap from launch to finish.

              What is Kickbooster?

              Kickbooster is an online tool that helps crowdfunding project creators build hype, increase awareness, and ultimately reach their funding goal. Try it today and see how it can help your campaign.

              Monday, February 26, 2018

              DJI MAVIC AIR Drone

              "A marvel of engineering and design, the Mavic Air was built to go wherever adventure takes you. Inheriting the best of the Mavic series, this ultraportable and foldable drone features high-end flight performance and functionality for limitless exploration."

              DJI MAVIC AIR Drone is the drone of the month according to the very trusted Top10Drone and the gadget to have in 2018.  First off watch it in action below

              and dive into a complete knowledge base about DJI MAVIC AIR Drone here.
              Now let's briefly see what makes it so special:

              Capture 4K Video and 12MP Photos
              3-Axis Gimbal-Stabilized Camera
              GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
              8GB of Internal Storage
              Flight Autonomy with Obstacle Detection
              Top Speed of 43 mph in Sport Mode
              Active Track Subject Tracking Modes
              Up to 21 Minutes of Flight Time
              Foldable, Portable Body

              STAY FLYING LONGER
              The Mavic is only 1/6th the size of the Phantom 4 but this reduction in size doesn't mean a reduction in flight time. The Mavic actually flies much longer than you would expect from its compact size. It is capable of reaching an absolute maximum flight time of 27 minutes and a maximum distance of 8mi (13km) due to its powerful, high-efficiency motors.

              The Mavic is the only drone of its size to carry an integrated high-precision 3-axis mechanical camera stabilization system, giving you crystal clear photos and smooth videos, without losing a single pixel.

              4K ULTRA HD VIDEO
              Mavic supports 4K video at 30fps. No Electronic Image Stabilization is used, ensuring all footage is 4K. We have created a miniaturized, ultra-precise 3-axis gimbal for the Mavic, capable of stabilizing the camera even during high-speed motion for smooth video and sharp photos.

              AT YOUR COMMAND
              The Mavic acts on your every instruction almost instantly. Whether you want to shoot a slow, graceful flowing shot, or get your blood pumping at 40mph (65kph) speeds in Sport Mode.

              Sunday, February 25, 2018

              What is a hologram?

              "Your appearance now is what we call residual self-image, it's the mental projection of your digital self.
              What is real? How do you define real?

              If you're talking about what you feel, you can smell, you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain[...]

              Welcome to the desert of the real"

              Now that you decided to dip your toes into the tricky concept of holography there's no better way than this short dialog between the two pillars of the Matrix series Morpheus and Neo.

              And like not being enough of 3D paradigm cracks all of a sudden:

              Boom! Elon Musk states after thinking a lot about living in a simulation that "Games are indistinguishable from reality"

              With all these being said let's get to the definition of a hologram: 

              A hologram is a recording in a two- or three-dimensional medium of the interference pattern formed when a point source of light (the reference beam) of fixed wavelength encounters light of the same fixed wavelength arriving from an object (the object beam). When the hologram is illuminated by the reference beam alone, the diffraction pattern recreates the wave fronts of light from the original object. Thus, the viewer sees an image indistinguishable from the original object.

              There we go, understanding holograms starts with the famous double slit experiment but this is for next time.

              Saturday, February 24, 2018

              Top 10 futuristic gadgets must have from the brightest startups on Amazon

              Exploring Amazon launchpad we hand-picked for you a top 10 gadgets to have from health monitoring category to smart wi-fi printers, as found on Shark Tank and fast funded on Kickstarter and upvoted on Product Hunt.


              #1 Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband 

              656 customer reviews

              Product description:

              Muse is your personal meditation assistant. 

              While you meditate, Muse measures whether your mind is calm or active, and translates that data into weather sounds. 

              When you’re calm, you’ll hear peaceful weather sounds. 

              When your mind wanders, the weather will intensify, guiding you back to a calm state. 

              After each session, review your data, set goals, and build a deeply rewarding meditation practice that gets better every time.

              #2 BetterBack - #1 Lower Back Support Posture Belt | As Seen On Shark Tank USA | Improves Posture & Eases Lower Back Pain While You Sit (Use For Just 15 Mins A Day) |For Men & Women|Doctor Recommended

              345 customer reviews

              Product description:

              SHARK TANK APPROVED – BetterBack is the product that appeared on Shark Tank, where 3 sharks wanted in! Be wary of counterfeiters, if it doesn’t say BetterBack, it is a knockoff

              COMFORTABLE – You’re going to feel honest to goodness support & relief! This back posture trainer allows you to sit ergonomically in any chair. **Fits women and men up to 36" waist.**

              PERFECT POSTURE, EFFORTLESSLY – Perfect seated posture in 5 seconds flat + completely change your posture by wearing Better Back for just 15 mins a day

              PORTABLE – The posture correcting support offers easy to use features and folds up to fit inside your bag or purse so you can use it at home or at the office

              REVERSES YEARS OF BAD POSTURE – This posture corrector fixes years of bad slouching habits. Good posture = standing taller, feeling more confident and looking slimmer

              #3 Lumo Lift: The First Wearable Posture Coach. You slouch, it vibrates! A posture corrector that’s perfect for sitting or working at computers. Comfortable & easy to use. Improve your posture today!

              2878 customer reviews

              Product description:

              Change Your Life by Changing Your Posture! Sit straighter, stand taller and look better with Lumo Lift, an all-in-one appearance booster and fitness tracker.

              Lumo Lift is a wearable posture coach that helps you sit straighter, stand taller, and look better by buzzing when you slouch.

              Look Better, Feel Better, Be Better! Better posture helps you look better and feel more confident, reduce back and neck pain, and improve your mood & reduce stress.

              Lumo Lift works and syncs wirelessly only with Bluetooth 4+ equipped smartphones operating iOS 10 or above, or Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or above. Please search "Lumo Lift compatibility" on Google for more details..

              Up to 4 weeks of local activity data storage


              #4 FIXD: OBD-II Active Car Health Monitor - 2nd Generation

              1005 customer reviews

              Product description:

              Check Engine Light Diagnosis - Shows why it’s on in plain English and can clear the light

              Maintenance Reminders - Get automatic alerts of scheduled maintenance and oil changes

              Monitor All Your Vehicles - Buy multiple FIXD devices and track them all in one app.

              Works with any gas-powered vehicle 1996 or newer (no all-electric or diesel). iOS and Android compatible.

              Does NOT detect Airbag, maintenance, TPMS, or ABS lights


              #5 Collar Perfect - Compact Multipurpose Touch-Up and Travel Iron with Deluxe Travel Bag

              121 customer reviews

              Product description:

              6 heat settings: Perfect for any ironing needs

              Flip out wings: Perfect for touch ups on the fly

              Compact design: Perfect for traveling

              International power support: perfect for either 110v or 220v power requirements

              Collar Perfect is a compact and quick ironing solution that works by clamping onto collars, cuffs, creases, between buttons, and other parts to smooth out wrinkles. What makes it Perfect is the ability to transform by opening to flatten the wings for use like a regular iron. Collar Perfect comes with five adjustable temperature settings and international power support to iron out all of life's wrinkles.


              #6 What Do You Meme? Adult Party Game

              3,643 customer reviews

              Product description:

              The #1 top-selling Toy & Game item on Amazon worldwide!

              The adult party game everyone's talking about, brought to you by the Fuckjerry team.

              Compete with friends and family to create the funniest memes.

              435 cards (360 caption cards and 75 photo cards).

              Printed on premium playing cards (thick with gloss finish); includes easel and bonus rules, shrink-wrapped in a custom box.

              #7 Cards Against Humanity

              37,728 customer reviews

              Product description:

              Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people.

              Now version 2.0! Over 150 new cards since the last version.

              Contains 500 white cards and 100 black cards for maximum replayability.

              Includes a booklet of sensible game rules and preposterous alternate rules.

              America's #1 gerbil coffin.

              #8 POWERUP 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane 

              257 customer reviews  

              Product description:

              The DIY paper drone

              The world’s first remote controlled paper airplane conversion kit has a 180 feet/ 55 meter range and a crash-resistant design
              Contains Bluetooth Smart Technology controlled by your smartphone (check compatible models below or on POWERUP website)
              Kit contains: special template paper to ensure easy folding and flying , spare propeller and rudder,quick start guide, USB cable (not included)
              Control by tilting smartphone or tablet right or left for maneuvering and ascend or descend using the throttle lever
              Features battery level indicator charging status indicator and range indicators and an Air Traffic Control attribute


              #9 Robo R2 Smart Assembled 3D Printer with WiFi, 8x8x10" Build Volume for Educators and Innovators

              71 customer reviews

              Product description:

              3D printing has never been easier than with the reliable, easy-to-use, smart, and award-winning Robo R2 3D printer.

              Print BIGGER and BETTER 3D prints than ever before with our 8” x 8” x 10” build volume - 25% larger than the average 3D printers in it’s class. With a print range from 300-20 micron in layer height, the Robo R2 is best in class in print quality.

              Print 3D models (.stl format) directly to your 3D printer with our innovative on-board slicing on our 5” color touch screen. You can also store up to 500 3D models with 4gb of storage as well as start/stop/monitor your print jobs all from your R2 touch screen.

              Wi-Fi Connectivity — download the Robo app (iOS available now – Android coming soon), connect your Robo R2, and print directly to your 3D printer with your phone or tablet. Save all your models in your google drive or dropbox, access them within the app, and send the models to your Robo R2 while enjoying features like automatic leveling on our removable, heated, buildtak platform.

              Open source filament system means you can use the Robo R2 to print with 30+ materials from a variety of vendors — and with filament run-out detection, your print jobs will never fail due to material running out. The Robo R2 will automatically notify you, save your 3D print, and resume when you’re ready with a fresh roll.
              Includes an onboard camera to easily monitor your projects from our cloud dashboard for from the Robo app - it's simple.

              24/7 Robo Support - ROBO 3D is now offering 24/7 phone support to make sure our customers are taken care of at all times, including the ability to schedule a 1-on-1 repair session with a technician via Skype video. Call us at 1 (844) 476-2633 for any support questions. We also feature a 1 year parts replacement warranty as well as a 1-year subscription to Autodesk Fusion 360.

              3D Print two different materials, two different colors, or use water soluble support material on the Robo R2 with our dual extruder upgrade kit (coming soon).
              Print speed upto 16 mm3/s


              #10 #1 Best Seller in Amazon Launchpad Wireless Accessories Tile Mate - Key Finder. Phone Finder. Anything Finder - 1-pack

              7,928 customer reviews

              Product description:

              One click print

              The world’s best-selling Bluetooth tracker just got 25% smaller. Tile Mate easily loops onto keychains or attaches to anything you don’t want to lose so you can find it fast.

              Use your smartphone to make your Tile Mate ring when it’s nearby.Your Tile isn’t where you left it?  You can anonymously enlist help in the Tile community. With over 5 million Tile devices sold, it is the world’s largest lost and found network.

              Friday, February 23, 2018


              Photo by Hal Gatewood 
              Tachyons are a putative class of particles which able to travel faster than the speed of light. Tachyons were first proposed by physicist Arnold Sommerfeld, and named by Gerald Feinberg. 

              The word tachyon derives from the Greek  (tachus), meaning "speedy." Tachyons have the strange properties that, when they lose energy, they gain speed. Consequently, when tachyons gain energy, they slow down. The slowest speed possible for tachyons is the speed of light.

              Tachyons appear to violate causality (the so-called causality problem), since they could be sent to the past under the assumption that the principle of special relativity is a true law of nature, thus generating a real unavoidable time paradox (Maiorino and Rodrigues 1999). 

              Therefore, it seems unavoidable that if tachyons exist, the principle of special relativity must be false, and there exists a unique time order for all observers in the universe independent of their state of motion.

              Tachyons can be assigned properties of normal matter such as spin, as well as an antiparticle (the antitachyon). And amazingly, modern presentations of tachyon theory actually allow tachyons to actually have real mass (Recami 1996).

              It has been proposed that tachyons could be produced from high-energy particle collisions, and tachyon searches have been undertaken in cosmic rays. Cosmic rays hit the Earth's atmosphere with high energy (some of them with speed almost 99.99% of the speed of light) making several collisions with the molecules in the atmosphere. 

              The particles made by this collision interact with the air, creating even more particles in a phenomenon known as a cosmic ray shower. In 1973, using a large collection of particle detectors, Philip Crough and Roger Clay identified a putative superluminal particle in an air shower, although this result has never been reproduced.