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Bootcamp: A Report On Gear and Gadgets
Bootcamp: A Report On Gear and Gadgets. Now Techstination.
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Techstination contains a wide assortment of reviews and interviews. Technology correspondent Fred Fishkin talks about the latest trends, the people behind the products and some of the off-beat things you can find online.


AtGames new Atari & Sega retro consoles begin pre-orders
August 2017

More retro gaming is on the horizon. The folks at AtGames have announced the Atari Flashback 8 Gold and the Sega Genesis Flashback….both pre-loaded with dozens of old favorite games. Product Manager Yada Khoongumjorn says the new consoles feature HD video…

“The Atari Flashback 8 Gold has a brand new Activision library. This year, they’re bundled with 120 games and these games include Activision titles such as Pitfall, Konami titles such as Frogger, as well as the great Atari first party titles such as Centipede and Taito titles as well such as Space Invaders.”


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Sneak peak at Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
August 2017

A sneak peak at the upcoming Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 game. It arrives this fall and Executive Producer Phil Ring says the game will build on the original title released four years ago. It became the best selling Lego video game of all time. Ring says fans will find lots of familiar characters…

“So we have people like the Guardians of the Galaxy, we have Iron Man, we have Hulk, we have Spider-Man. But we have a host of different versions of them as well. The story line we get to tell has characters who are meeting themselves. What happens if Captain America meets Cowboy Captain America? What happens Spider-Man 2099 meets Spider-Man Noir?”


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Honeywell grows connected home products & partnerships
August 2017

Honeywell is continuing to expand its line up of connected home products. Among the latest…the Lyric C1 WiFi Security Camera and among the impressive features is intelligent sound detection. The camera can actually alert you if it hears a smoke or carbon monoxide detector go off at home. Honeywell User Experience Design Director Ted Booth…says the line started with connected thermostats…water leak and freeze detectors…and the devices play well with others in the smarthome….

“We have a lot of integrations with Apple HomeKit. Amazon’s Alexa is obviously very …has increased tremendously this year. We’ve been doing many integrations with them. Samsung SmartThings is a big partner as well as Google Home.”


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EarlySense Live medical grade sleep tracking
August 2017

A medical device company called EarlySense is looking to disrupt the sleep tracking wearable business with a sensor that you place under your mattress. It is called EarlySense live. VP and General Manager Liat Tsoret…

“There is no contact between the sensor and the user and we can very accurately track the heart rate, the breathing rate, stress level and motion in bed. We have today systems that are placed in hospitals worldwide and in the U.S..”


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LeapFrog jumps into subscription service platform with LeapFrog Academy
August 2017

LeapFrog brings its learning software to devices of all kinds. Until now, LeapFrog, now part of VTech, had focused on its own tablets and devices for kids. But the new LeapFrog Academy platform changes that. There are apps for Windows and Mac computers as well as iOS and Android mobile devices. Senior Product Marketing Manager Paula Larsen Moore says a subscription can cover up to five children in a family…and kids as young as three will learn more than just the usual ABCs and 123s….

“Such as creativity, discovery, communication. Even things like coding and stem. We are really offering kind of a whole child learning environment within LeapFrog Academy.”


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GoSun grows cooking with the sun technology
August 2017

Cooking with the sun is pretty cool….or should we say pretty hot. GoSun Stove has expanded on the GoSun Sport cooker with a higher capacity model…the GoSun Grill…big enough to cook for six people says Founder and CEO Patrick Sherwin…

“The cooking arrangement gets even further more versatile. You’ve got a drip tray that it comes with, so you can elevate the meats above their own juices. And as well a steam tray so you can increase the volume, you can put vegetables or breads above the meats.”


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HandL Maximus iPhone case helps you get a grip...artistically
August 2017

So what happens when an artist gets involved with creating a case for iPhones? In the case of Allen Hirsch…one of the creations is called the HandL Maximus…also affectionately called the butt case…

“Where I take a human body part, one of the most comfortable body parts to hold, which is the human buttocks, and I spent a year and a half researching the best materials, most accurate materials..” So this is a phone case and on the back is a way for you to grip the phone, not drop it, with one hand… “It’s made of actual liquified silicone which is what many Hollywood people use to fill their actual behind.”


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NuHeara's IQbuds designed to boost hearing & more
August 2017

IQbuds from NuHeara look like the growing number of completely wireless in ear headphones on the market. But they add technology that can boost hearing for conversations, watching TV or when you want to listen to music without shutting out your environment. CEO David Cannington says control is through an app…

“It gives the user the ability to personalize how they hear the world around them. And then they can also customize how they hear in different locations. So in a restaurant, out in the street or in the office.”


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Logitech presents a better presentation remote: Spotlight
August 2017

It looks more like a remote for an Amazon or Apple streaming TV box. But the folks at Logitech have built a sleek new remote for presentations with lots of useful functions. It’s called the Spotlight. Global Communications Coordinator Steven Mekler.…

“The software allows you to do things like highlight and magnify on screen in a way that both your remote viewers and your in house viewers will be able to see as opposed to say a laser pointer which you can only use in the room that you’re in. It will also allow you to do things like cursor control so you can play videos, raise and lower volume directly from your Presenter. It has a lot of features that address people’s main concerns so they can just focus on their presentation and not on all the technology surrounding it.”


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Vanhawks builds tech into bikes for safety
August 2017

A bicycle with lots of built in smarts. The Vanhawks Valour may look a lot like a typical bike, but the safety technology built into it, really sets it apart. About the tech, Co-founder Sahaib Zahid says…

“It has a mapping, routing engine right in the bike. So the bike can give you turn by turn navigation in the city if you want to get around without having your cell phone out on the handlebar. But the whole idea is to make you safe on the road and give you a ride that’s distraction free. It has built in lights, front and back, which are automatic, comes on and off dusk and dawn. You can also put them as daytime running lights. And we also track your trip in terms of distance, calories, elevation and other metrics.”


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