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3D Dreidel

Posted by admin on December 19, 2014 in Spotlight |

How do you create you own unique dreidel? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with David Merel CEO of Koupah and tech enthusiast about creating dreidels using a 3D printer.

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SIX13 Hits 1 million views on Yoube for Chanukah (Shake It Off)

Posted by admin on December 19, 2014 in Spotlight |

How do you create a viral Chanukah video? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Mordy Weinstein of
Six13 about their video Chanukah (Shake It Off parody ) which has over 1 million hits on YouTube.

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OY!: Misery Loves Community Movement

Posted by admin on December 11, 2014 in Spotlight |

We have seen how a simple YO can transform the way we share information and connect to each other. How do you take the effectiveness of As attention spans dwindle people need simple ways to share. The OY! team has developed a unique and fun way to vent life’s frustrations for charity. OY! is designed for sharing a sentiment in a fun, friendly, comical way. The app encapsulates the shared sense of frustration and exasperation with world news or just the events of the day. OY! understands that commiserating is a way to vent and lament but also to bond with others. OY! is a feeling, a word, a sound and a moment to which everyone can relate.

The app also empowers individuals to take action by donating to one or more of three nonprofits – The Rosie Network, Girl Scouts and Voices for Children.

Carl Reiner, world famous comedian, writer, producer, director and actor, is signed on to be the first voice of the app. We spoke with Cliff Boro, Co Founder, OY! about his teams bold new initiative to blend mobile, social and philanthropy.

OY! is resurrected in the form of a new app because we need a way to express to our friends, neighbors, acquaintances, political figures and anyone that we are sick and tired of that we’re not going to take it anymore,” said Co-Founder and Second-in-OY! Cliff Boro. “We need to harness the dismay and turn it into humor, common ground and ultimately into charitable giving. So we have provided a way to express a collective lament, a cry of disbelief tinged with anger, annoyance, frustration and fury. We need to vent and lament and we need our world to hear us. And then we need to get to work. OY! is currently in BETA and is available on the Apple Store. For more information on OY!, visit www.gettheoyapp.com.

http://youtu.be/OiBCyVSXS3c?list=UU6F6KAkKCn_0ZBqxPeYJnTQ

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Krakow

Posted by admin on December 4, 2014 in Spotlight |

Did you know there is a vibrant Jewish community in Krakow? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Jonathan Ornstein, Executive Director, JCC Krakow and Justin Kadis, Director of External Relations, JCC Krakow about building a start up Jewish community.

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Mous: Detangling headphones

Posted by admin on November 11, 2014 in Spotlight |

How annoying is it when you find your headphones are tangled up beach there isn’t a way to store them effectively? We went to Engadget Expand in NYC and spoke with James Griffith founder of the start up Mous about his innoavtive case then will help you untangle your life.

Urban living requires stylish, simple and iconic solutions to everyday problems, from making sure you always have your music with you, wherever you are, to watching the latest Vine clips on your mobile. Easy, huh? Well yes, until blighted with the pesky problem of losing your headphones, something that’s happened to us all! It doesn’t get any less annoying though. Recent research shows that 79% of us would rather trip in the street in an embarrassing fashion or drop the sandwich filling from our lunch onto a new pair of shoes than lose our headphones. This is just one problem, if you actually have your headphones good luck with keeping them tangle free. There are 600+ tweets a day about tangled headphones. Technology keeps bringing us slimmer, lighter phones – headphones, unfortunately, aren’t playing ball.

Fortunately there is hope, in the form of the innovative new start-up, Mous, and their iconic Musicase. The Musicase offers a sleek and original way to store and use your headphones that is as aesthetic as it is practical. It is the super stylish, iconic and user-friendly iPhone case that will stop you from losing or tangling your headphones ever again.

Musicase by Mous fills your life with sound, whenever and wherever you are.

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LEIF:Urban Snowboarding

Posted by admin on November 11, 2014 in Spotlight |

Did you miss Snowboarding or wish you you create an urban snowboarding experience? We met Leif Technologies at Engadget Expand in NYC and got a first hand look into how you can become a urban Snowboarding pioneer.

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Bloomsky: WAZE for Weather

Posted by admin on November 11, 2014 in Spotlight |

Each day you have to guess what the whether is going to be outside which makes it sometime hard to plan your day. We spoke with BloomSky which is the WAZE for weather at Engadget Expand in NYC.

BloomSKY purpose is to provide communities with the next generation, crowd-sourcing weather network through shared data. We will strive to build the most efficient platform that will generate accurate, hyper-local weather information that inherently creates an emotional connection between our customers and the weather.

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Wearable Technology: Pavlock

Posted by admin on November 11, 2014 in Spotlight |

Do you need extra push to do something or remind you not to do something? Pavlov was created by Maneesh Sethi, a blogger who became Internet-famous when he hired a woman to slap him every time he mindlessly opened Facebook. The Pavlok bracelet, which has been beta testing several hundred users, grew out of that experiment. (The company will launch a crowdfunding campaign later this year, Sethi says.)

Users can program the bracelet to change a variety of habits, from opening fewer tabs in their web browser, to meditating every day. Pavlok users assign themselves a goal and choose a “referee,” who gets a text message to check in every day at 7 p.m. If the user hasn’t completed their goal, they get a shock through the bracelet and charged money through the app. If they complete their goal, they get rewards like lottery tickets or money. Sethi says the bracelet starts with punishment for bad behavior, and moves to positive feedback for good behavior over time. “The negative gets you started and the positive keeps the habit going,” he says. “As you start to succeed, you can take away the negative reinforcement and give positive reinforcement. And then the habit comes more automatic and you don’t need it at all.”

This wave of punishing devices may end up with same high abandonment rates as fitness trackers. But in the case of breaking bad habits, abandonment doesn’t mean failure–it could mean users have successfully broken their bad habits and no longer need a device to judge them. Pavlok doesn’t just track what you doIt transforms who you are.If there was one thing you could do, every day for a year, who would you become? Change is hard. We’re held back by distractions, other people, and often ourselves.

But change isn’t impossible. Choose your daily action, and Pavlok will hold you accountable, ensuring lasting success.

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Matterport

Posted by admin on November 11, 2014 in Spotlight |

Looking for a 3D experince that is afforadble and unique? We met with Matterport and got a firsthand look into how they create 3D environment.

Matterport is revolutionizing how we experience our world. Through their innovative tecnology they make possible totally realistic 3D experiences at a price that anybody can afford.

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Extreme Fliers Remote Control Flying Quadricopter Micro Drone 2.0

Posted by admin on November 11, 2014 in Spotlight |

Looking for a fast drone? We spoke with the Extreme Fliers team and got a first hand look into one of the coolest drones on the market today. Straight out of a sci-fi movie! The Micro Drone 2.0 is the next generation of Semi-Autonomous Flying Gadgets, with a 4 Channel Quad-Rotor, it can fly in all directions, perform agile manoeuvres with ease as well as perform pre-programmed mid-air stunts. Drones tend to be of pricey nature but thanks to Extreme Fliers we can now offer an affordable quadricopter which is just as much fun! Micro Drone 2.0 features a self-stabilising CPU and an internal electronic gyroscope. It can fly indoors and outdoors, upwind or downwind without losing control. Undoubtedly the ultimate micro flying toy, the Micro Drone represents the latest development of Extreme Fliers world renowned high tech quadricopter, that is easily controlled by a 2.4GHZ radio control with a massive 120 meters range. With its innovative pressure sensor for increased stability at any altitude the Micro Drone offers just about every possible option on the enthusiast’s wish list, and can even perform 360 degree flips on command! Suitable for beginners and experts, it is highly resistant to impact. For outdoor flight, the lightweight streamlined hull reduces wind resistance and preserves the quadricopter’s excellent handling and stability, even in a light breeze. AND NOW AVAILABLE WITH A CAMERA.

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