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By Todd Cochrane

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Fenix LD30 Outdoor Flashlight

October 31, 2019

Big things come in a small package. The Fenix LD30 Outdoor flashlight has one of the most innovative designs I have seen in a while. When ordered with the ARB-L-18-3500u 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery you unlock some very cool features.

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MyCharge Product Reviews

October 31, 2019

MyCharge Product Reviews, I look at two products from MyCharge.com The UnPlugged 10k Wireless portable charging station priced at $69.99 with a battery capacity of 10,000mAh with two additional USB-A ports and the RazorExtreme PD 26,

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broski lety Noise Canceling Headphones

September 17, 2019

broski has introduced an Indiegogo for a new set of headphones. broski lety Noise Canceling Headphones are in a price class that blows the competition away. Nearly $150.00 cheaper than a comparable product.

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Juice Systems Product Overview

August 28, 2019

The team from Juiced System sent me a variety of products to try. All are quite straightforward and there Deca Hub is quite robust. While most will leave it on their desktop I travel with mine as it easy to hook up to various devices while I travel.

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Activinsights Measures Health at Wearable Technology Show

May 24, 2018

Activity trackers with built-in heart rate monitors are incredible pieces of technology. Sophisticated electronics crammed into a tiny space at relatively inexpensive cost and generating vast swathes of data. Fantastic as these devices are,

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Pay By Swatch with G+D Mobile Security at Wearable Technology Show

May 23, 2018

Continuing GNC’s coverage of the Wearable Technology Show, I’m with Kenneth from G+D Mobile Security which specialise in “user and device identities”. In particular, they’re behind some of the technologies that enable wearables and mobile devices to ac...

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Rubi Pregnancy Monitor at Wearable Technology Show

May 15, 2018

In my experience, expecting a new baby is a conflicting mix of emotions ranging from total joy to sheer terror…and I’m the dad. For mums-to-be there’s the extra worry from carrying the baby and 78% of women experience unhealthy levels of stress and anx...

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Laevo Exoskeleton at Wearable Technology Show

May 02, 2018

When it comes to exoskeletons, many will think of Ripley’s power loader in Aliens. While that kind of machine is still a little way off, what it did get right is that exoskeletons will be used to help with work and here’s an early example from Dutch fi...

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Hospital VR Experience for Children at Wearable Technology Show

April 17, 2018

It’s stressful enough as an adult to go into hospital for an operation or procedure. Much as you know it’s for your own good and the doctors are there for your benefit, hospitals are still unfamiliar territory for most people and there are machines whi...

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Advanced Textiles Research at Wearable Technology Show

April 15, 2018

I’ve been attending the Wearable Technology Show for a couple of years now and it’s been interesting to see the change in fabrics, yarns and threads. In particular, the conductive wires for LEDs have gone from being obvious to almost invisible.

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ProGlove Scans from the Back of the Hand at Wearable Technology Show

April 14, 2018

Laser barcode scanners have revolutionised stock management and inventory processing in a wide range of industries and they’re ubiquitous at the supermarket checkout. Many of these scanners are handheld models that are constantly picked up and put down...

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Silver Threads from Statex at Wearable Technology Show

April 12, 2018

At the Wearable Technology Show, there were many vendors demonstrating clothing with built-in sensors and lights – I think there was even one with a Raspberry Pi tucked away in the lining. All of them have the problem of how to get power from a battery...

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Get Smart about Sleep with the Oura Ring at Wearable Technology Show

April 10, 2018

When I saw the second generation of the Oura smart ring at the Wearable Technology Show, I was impressed. The Oura team has managed to cram their smart ring with everything you’d expect to find in an activity tracker – motion, pulse, temperature.

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Get the Right Light with Lys at Wearable Technology Show

April 08, 2018

It’s well established now that blue light has a disruptive effect on sleep as it affects the production of melatonin more than any other wavelength of light but it’s not only effect of light in the hour before bedtime that’s important.

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Digital Health London Innovates with NHS at Wearable Technology Show - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

April 07, 2018

The British National Health Service (NHS) is often thought of as a single organisation but it’s more of a Hydra-esque organism made of many semi-autonomous agencies each with their area of expertise and sources of funding. Consequently,

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From Idea to Product with Thrive at Wearable Technology Show - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

April 07, 2018

Specialists in wearable technology, Thrive Wearables helps companies and entrepreneurs take ideas and concepts through to finished products. At the Wearable Technology Show, I chat with Jacob, Thrive’s founder,

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Really Smart Shoes from Tinker Design at Wearable Technology Show - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

April 06, 2018

While most tech shows have their headline acts like Apple and Samsung, I really enjoy talking to the the entrepreneurs, artisans and artists who come up with ideas and concepts that are unlikely to be on the shelves PC World anytime soon.

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Aveine: Breath of the Wine at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

March 05, 2018

As serious wine connoisseurs know, you have to let red (and some white) wines breathe after opening, allowing them to aerate for the best aroma and taste. As a generalisation, the younger the wine, the longer it needs to rest before drinking.

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Smarten up the Garage Door with SkyLink at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

March 05, 2018

Converting a house into a smart home shouldn’t mean replacing every electrical device for a new smart model. A cheaper and greener way is to add smart features in with wireless accessories. A good example here is SkyLink Nova which adds smart capabilit...

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Get Smappee for Energy Efficiency at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

March 05, 2018

The efficient use of electricity is a win-win: it both saves money and saves the planet. At home, energy-efficient LED lightbulbs have all but replaced incandescent bulbs, which means the quick wins are gone.

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MusicLens Sunglasses Let You Listen to Music at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

March 01, 2018

If you want to listen to music you need to put on headphones or use a Bluetooth earphone. Both of those can become uncomfortable over time and hurt your ears. Echo Music solves this problem with their MusicLens sunglasses that use bone conduction techn...

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PhoneSoap Sanitizes Your Phone at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

March 01, 2018

Think about all the things you touch in a day. You might use a grocery cart, push an elevator button, open a door knob, or shake hands with a co-worker. All of these things can put bacteria onto your hands. Next,

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Deep Force Empowers AI on Devices at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

March 01, 2018

Your privacy is important. Posting your photo, or other personal data, online can be an uncomfortable experience. How will that company use your likeness and information? Deep Force uses artificial intelligence to keep your personal information private...

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Encrypted Storage with SecureDrive at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

March 01, 2018

Encrypted external hard drives and USB memory sticks have been around for at least a decade, but most of the time it’s either locked or unlocked: if you have the password, you’re in. Sergey from SecureDrive shows Scott their security solution to this c...

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KODAK PIXPRO Showcases Next Generation Cameras at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 28, 2018

When you think of cameras, KODAK is likely one of the first brands that comes to mind. They have a long history of providing innovative cameras for professionals and hobbyists. KODAK PIXPRO showcased several of their next generation cameras at CES 2018...

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Barclays Contactless Payment Possibilities at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 28, 2018

In the United States, many people make purchases with their credit card. In the UK, contactless payment is booming. Barclays has a mantra – to give its customers a choice about ways to pay. The choices include contactless payment via a chip that is loc...

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Wiidii is the First Hybrid Personal Assistant at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 28, 2018

Personal digital assistants are useful, but they have their limits. Some have difficulty understanding a person who has an accent. There are tasks that personal assistants are simply not ready to do yet. This can lead to frustration.

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The Turtles are Back with Root Robotics at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 28, 2018

When I watched Don’s interview with Raphael, I was transported back to my school days in the early 1980s and adventures with a BBC Micro ‘B’, Logo and a Turtle. While the user interface is definitely better,

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Hopen Family Bridges Generations and Distance at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 27, 2018

Today, families stay connected to each other through smartphones and the internet. We post family photos and videos on social media websites, and our family members who live far away can see it. Grandparents who don’t use the internet or a smartphone m...

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One61 Studio Superhero Smart Watches at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 27, 2018

Smart watches have become popular. There are several brands and styles that you can purchase, based on your personal style and preferences. One61 Studio makes superhero smart watches that geeks will find appealing.

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U-Finder Professional Smart Home System at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 27, 2018

There are plenty of smart home devices on the market to choose from. The difficult part is getting everything to work together in your smart home. U-Finder provides a solution to this problem. They have a professional smart home system.

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Track Time with TimeFlip at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 26, 2018

The nature of work today is often one of multi-tasking. An hour on this project, a teleconference with some clients, a few hours on a proposal and by the time it gets to the end of the day, it’s tricky to get the billable time down.

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Feel the Heat with Vortx from Whirlwind FX at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 25, 2018

The gaming experience has steadily improved since Pong. Each generation of console and processor brings more detailed graphics, faster framerates, improved sound, force feedback vibration, VR, AR…. They’re all designed to make games more immersive and ...

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WooHoo Next Generation of Smart AI Assistants at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 25, 2018

There are a variety of hubs on the market for people who have Smart Homes. Those hubs are specialized to coordinate with the products that make up your IoT. You need another device if you want to make use of a digital assistant,

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Azur Drones Spy in the Sky at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 25, 2018

Up to now, drones have been little more than toys and camera platforms, promising much but delivering little. Working with Directorate General for Civil Aviation, Azure Drones‘ Skeyetech provides “100% autonomous and 24/7 operational drones” as a “secu...

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Marvel-lous Massage Chairs at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 24, 2018

There are massage chairs and then there are BodyFriend massage chairs. With these chairs, it’s not so much getting a gentle pummelling from a recliner as putting on Iron Man’s exoskeleton with Jarvis as your masseur.

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InvizBox Simplifies Online Privacy and Security at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 24, 2018

People want to protect their privacy online, but some are not certain about how to do that. Other might know how to do it, but the process can be tedious and time consuming. InvizBox makes a variety of products to help people keep their privacy online....

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Romy Paris Formulator Keeps Your Skin Healthy at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 24, 2018

People who want to have a healthy lifestyle might change their diet or increase the amount of time they spend exercising. Romy Paris helps you extend your health awareness to your skin with a cosmetic formulator called Figure.

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Otodo Simplifies Your Home IoT at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 24, 2018

The IoT devices you have in your home are designed to make your life easier. Connecting them all together can be very complex. Products from one company might not work well with products from another. Otodo simplifies your IoT with their smart home sol...

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Nomadeec Brings Mobile Telemedicine Platform to CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 24, 2018

When a person becomes injured, or gets very sick, they need to see a doctor. This might involve an expensive ride in an ambulance and a big bill to pay. A person who lives in a rural area might not have a local doctor.

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Kingston Encrypted USB Drives at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 24, 2018

What’s on your USB drive? You might have a mixture of work related information, personal photos, and other things that you wouldn’t want to get into the wrong hands. USB drives are small, and that makes them easy to lose.

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Panasonic HomeHawk Smart Home Monitoring Camera at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 23, 2018

Cameras offer a level of home protection that many people find comforting. Outdoor cameras can show you who is at your door, who has been in your yard, and if your package has arrived. Panasonic has a HomeHawk line of smart home monitoring cameras.

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Ozobot Teaches Kids to Code at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 23, 2018

Ozobot is on a mission to prepare kids for the future with the ability to collaborate with and control robots. They believe robots will be a huge part of almost every profession. Ozobot has created a fun way to teach kids how to write code that will ma...

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Lululab Brought LUMINI AI Skincare Assistant to CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 23, 2018

Skincare is very personalized. We all have different skin problems, and each requires an individualized solution. Lululabs created LUMINI, an AI skincare assistant, that can scan your skin and identify your skincare needs.

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Sleepace Launched Dream Life Solution at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 23, 2018

It can be very difficult to get through your work day when you haven’t had enough sleep. Sleepace can help you! They launched their Dream Life solution at CES 2018. Scott spoke with David from Sleepace at CES 2018.

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Clazio Spark Shows Off at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 22, 2018

The Amazon Echo Show might be getting all the headlines, but it’s not the only show in town. Here we have the Clazio Spark, the most powerful smart speaker on the market – it’s a mini-media centre with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

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Get the Whole Screen for Multiplayer Gaming with MirraViz at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 22, 2018

Having friends round to your house for multiplayer games is always fun, but the more there are, the smaller each player’s screen becomes as they share part of the TV. Split even a big screen into quarters and the immersive effect is lost.

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Can You Hear the Thunder with OWC at CES 2018? - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 12, 2018

OWC is one of the stalwarts of the Mac world, bringing enhancements and accessories to Apple devices year after year. Let’s be honest, this is the team that gives you back the ports that Apple takes away. This time round,

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SkyLink Brings the Garage into the Smart Home at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 12, 2018

Remote controlled garage doors haven’t been particularly secure in the past and many people have disabled the feature because of the risk of break-ins to their homes through the garage. Todd and Frank discuss the problem and look at SkyLink Nova,

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Mira Fertility Helps Start a Family at CES 2018 - Geek News Central Special Media Feed

February 11, 2018

Kicking off a range of smart hormone health care products, Mira Fertility helps couples maximise their chances of conceiving by measuring daily hormone levels. Four times dad Todd learns about the product and future plans from Yazan of Miracare.

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