WowWee, the Hong Kong-based manufacturer behind that old RadioShack stalwart, RoboSapien, showed off a couple of promising high-tech toys due out in the fall. COJI is one of the company’s more compelling products in a while. The little robot, which made its first public appearance at ToyFair earlier this year, is designed with the noble task of making coding more accessible for little ones.
The bipedal ‘bot’s name, a combination of “coding” and “emoji,” should give you a pretty clear picture of where the company is going with the product. COJI utilizes an emoji-based coding language controlled via a connected mobile device.
We had the oppertunity to attend CE Week NY and check out Vitrima. The Vitrima 3D Lens comes pre-attached to a standard GoPro Camera housing. Attach it to all of your gear and get recording.
Reporting By: Aaron Herman
We had the opportunity to speak with Liran Kotzer CEO and Co-Founder of Woo at Techcrunch Disrupt NYC. Woo is for engineers and techies who aren’t looking for a job and want to see what top tech companies can offer them. It’s an effortless way to see if companies are willing to meet their expectations, while staying completely anonymous and without having to be committed.
Reporting By: Aaron Herman
We had the opportunity to attend Techcrunch Disrupt 2016 in NYC.We spoke with Todd Schechter Co- Founder of Dog Parker With Dog Parker, you can safely board your dog while you step inside the grocery store, grab a cup of coffee, or pick up a package from the post office. Instead of leaving your dog home alone for unwanted periods of time, tying him up outside, or limiting his walks, keep your dog with you and realize the convenience of running all of your errands and living an active lifestyle with your best friend in tow.
You must be a member to use Dog Parker (kind of like ZipCar and CitiBike). Dog Parker costs twenty cents a minute (twelve dollars an hour). Use of a Dog Parker house is timed and charged by-the-minute so you have the most flexibility and only pay for the exact amount of time you use. The houses are smart with webcam and temperature monitoring. Dog Parker houses are professionally sanitized every day and on an as-needed basis depending on usage rates, the weather, and other conditions. Your dog must be at least four months old to use a Dog Parker house and must be up-to-date with their vaccinations.
Reporting By Aaron Herman
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.