Technology is transforming the way we learn, connect and play. We had the opportunity to attend the Virtual Reality Summit in NYC. The Virtual Reality Summit was co-located with Rising Media’s Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo and RoboUniverse Conference & Expo. The Virtual Reality Summit is Rising Media’s latest conference and expo dedicated to advancing and exploring frontier technologies. The event features a two-day conference program covering both the current and future markets of VR/AR across a full spectrum of industries and verticals, including investment, marketing & advertising, entertainment, gaming, journalism, architecture, and more. The Virtual Reality Summit had comprehensive displays of innovative VR/AR technology from zSpace, Inc., which delivers a virtual reality learning platform for STEM education, and the Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). We also spoke with Satoshi Sugie CEO of Whill. Whill has reimagined the wheel chair and is helping those with mobility disabilities travel the world.
How do you create an immersive experience? Virtual Reality and 360 degree cameras are transforming the way we tell stories. One of the best consumer 360 degree camera’s on the market today is the 360Fly. 360fly captures your life in immersive, interactive 360° video that can be shared instantly on social media and relived fully in virtual reality via their mobile and desktop app.
Voted BRISKET KING OF NYC in 2016 – The Wandering Que has been leading the Kosher BBQ Renaissance since their first BBQ Pop-up years ago in the Riverdale – The Bronx – NY. They have traveled the Tri-State and country offering their award winning Kosher Texas at street and music festivals as well as through partnerships with local Non-Profit organizations as Fundraising – single day Pop-Up restaurants serving many communities who lack any kosher options. Their prized BBQ Trailer is a Texas Style Wood Burning BBQ Rig made by Gatorpit BBQ Pits of Houston Texas and is operated by Texan Born Pitboss Ari White and the talented team at Gemstone Catering- proudly serving NYC & the Tri-State Area.
Have you seen how far VR has come recently? As Samsung starts to bundle the Galaxy S7 with VR products we are going to see VR penetrating the consumer market like never before. Companies like Futurism is taking VR to a whole new level.Futurism uses breakthrough technologies that will shape future of immersive experiences.
As you can see above, their Birdly simulator lets you experience what it is like to soar above a city through VR. The VR sector is providing new opportunities for makers to express themselves through different verticals . We are going to see more immersive video’s on social media platforms and new ways to share experiences. VR is one of the most exciting sectors right now in the technology sector. Google, Facebook and others are heavily invested in building out products to harness the power of VR. What does the future hold? Soon enough you can take a vacation without leaving your house. What once was imagined on Star Trek is becoming a reality today.
Winter is finally here! What happens when you wake up and your car is full of snow? You need to scrape and push and maneuver snow off your car. You need the right tools to get the job done right. Enter Snow Joe illum-n-broom: the bright new tool for safe winter travel. A revolutionary 4-in-1 device, illum-n-broom is a snow broom, ice scraper, flashlight, and emergency blinker all in one convenient and compact tool. Now you can safely sweep snow and scrape ice off your car day or night, without damaging its paint, trim, or glass. And illum-n-broom’s telescoping pole extends from 30 to 49 inches to easily access the snow piled on top of your car’s roof or trunk. Two powerful LED lights instantly brighten your task, and the built-in blinker doubles as an emergency flasher when you really need to be noticed. Plus, illum-n-broom stows neatly inside your car, so it’s always ready when you need it. Just sweep, scrape, and illuminate! Weight: 1.5 lb.
It was easy getting snow off the car and finished the job in quick and effective manner. One of the best parts of the product is how it extends and contracts with ease getting those hard to get areas. Snow Joe illum-n-Broom retails for $29.99.
How do you disrupt the shoe industry? Digitsole developed an innovative shoe that will transform the way we wear sneakers.Digitsole has three different smartshoes lined up, one of which looks more like Marty McFly’s kicks from Back to the Future Part II, and two more that are going to make more practical sense.
First, the wacky one: the company describes the Smartshoe as “trendy and urban footwear,” only with a few tricks up its sleeve. It can warm your feet if they get cold and has sensors to measure your daily steps and calories burned. There’s a light on the front, to help if you’re walking or jogging at night, and the company says it can also measure your shock absorption – to give you a heads-up when it’s time to change your soles or, you know, buy another US$450 pair of smartshoes.
What type of t-shirts are you wearing this holiday season? We had the opportunity to check out Holly Jolly Tees. Holly Jolly Tees use local designers in California and print all their t-shirts in the USA. They are innovative, comfortable and make you stand out in a crowd. T-shirts are $20 and you can choose from various fun holiday t-shirts. They are perfect gift for friends and family. You can learn more at Holly Jolly Tees.
Winter is here do you have the right tools and gear? One of the most frustarting parts of winter is snow removal. Luckily, you now have eco friendly and affordable ways to help you take care of small and large jobs. With the Snow Joe 18 in. 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Hybrid Snow Blower cleaning your driveway, porch or deck will be a cinch. The retail cost of the snow blower is $399 and you can purchase it online or at Home Depot.
Looking for some retro gloves and high fashion winter coats we got you covered. Freezy Freakies those color-changing gloves from the ’80s are back! The original Freezy Freakies designs, are now in adult sizes for the first time ever. Freezy Freakies gloves were made with thermochromic ink, which remains translucent in high temperatures and turns bright colors in the cold. At the time, technology was beginning to enter homes in the form of video games and desktop computers. The gloves were an early example of high-tech apparel. Now you purchase them and relive your childhood for $34. So you want to look good and stay warm what is one to do? Celebrities,fashionistas and trend centers can’t get enough of Canada Goose. They are one of the few coat and apparel companies that understands the importance of style and performance. Coats range from $745- $1,275. Once you try one on you will be hooked.
Do you like to take selfies and capture moments through a unique lens? This winter the new Gopro Session or Hero 4 Black is made for you! Gopro has been a leader in the POV market since its inception and now they have made POV camera’s more affordable, fun and durable. They range from $199- $499 and will help you capture those perfect moments with your family or on the slopes.
Looking for an eco friendly snow blower this winter? Look no further then the Snow Joe 8 in. 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Hybrid Snow Blower. This is a must have for this winter!Easy to use, affordable and compact. Ideal for clearing snow from sidewalks, driveways and decks, the Snow Joe Ion Hybrid provides easy and convenient CORD-FREE operation or unlimited electric power. Powered by Eco Sharp technology, Snow Joe’s patent pending rechargeable 40-Volt lithium-Ion battery system, the Ion delivers up to 52 minutes of whisper-quiet run time with zero carbon emission s for cleaner air. No pull-cords, gas, oil, tune ups or tangled extension cords to cause unnecessary frustration. If you have a longer job to do, just grab an extension cord and plug it in for instant snow removing power. The Ion starts instantly with a simple push of a button and its adjustable handle maximizes user comfort during use. Equipped with a heavy duty, steel auger with 2 rubber blades, the Ion moves up to 500 lbs. of snow per minute, clearing a path 18 in. wide x 8 in. deep with each pass. Plus, the rubber scraper bar at the base of the unit lets you clear right to the ground without damaging your deck or pavement. Featuring a 180° auto-rotate chute that rotates instantly with the push of a switch, the Ion lets you throw snow up to 20 ft. in the direction you want it to go. Compared to heavier gas and electric powered units, the Ion weighs only 32 lbs. so you can easily carry it onto your snow-filled deck to clear out fast. For nighttime snow removal, the Ion has an integrated LED headlight that quickly switches on to increase visibility. Get Equipped this winter with the Snow Joe Ion.
Lightweight design to easily clear sidewalks, driveways and decks
40-Volt 4.0 Ah eco sharp PRO rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 52 minutes of whisper quiet runtime and is compatible with all iON tools
No pull cords, gas, oil, tune-ups, carbon emissions or tangled extension cords
Steel auger with 2 rubber blades moves up to 500 lbs. of snow per minute; cuts a path 18 in. W x 8 in. deep without damaging surface
180° auto-rotate directional chute throws snow up to 20 ft.
3-Watt LED headlight provides increased visibility for nighttime snow removal
Powerful 500-Watt brushless motor increases battery efficiency, maximizes motor performance, decreases noise and vibration and extends motor life
Contains electric capability for unlimited clearing time
Retail Price: $399
What gifts are you looking for this holiday season? We had the opportunity to check out Shinesty a fashion house that specilizes in innovative suits, sports jackets and accessories. This year they came out with the GIMEL THE GELT DREIDEL MICROPRINT HANUKKAH BLAZER and Cardigan . The sports jacket is $99.99 and the cardigan is $79.999. If your a comic book fan you will love the AN ODE TO COMIC-CON SUIT The suit is $99.99 and the experience is priceless. Looking for a truly unique virtual reality experience look no further than Mattel’s VR View Master . You can explore space, wildlife and locations around the globe. Have you ever seen 3D dreidel? At B&H utilizing Makerbot the were able to create a huge 3D dreidel. It took 15 hrs looked incredible and was fun to play with.