Gadgets for the Guru – all things Smartphone

TaskOne iPhone Case The TaskOne iPhone case contains 22 different tools while maintaining a thin appearance.  TaskOne case features a removable 2.5” knife for flying or small cutting tasks, a small flathead screwdriver, a medium Phillips screwdriver, pliers, a wire cutter, six metric Allen wrenches, a 120mm ruler, a bottler opener, a kickstand and more. … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru

94Fifty The 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball by InfoMotion Sports Technologies uses point-of-force technology to assist athletes in developing muscle-memory. Users can download the free app to their smartphone and receive basic, intermediate and advanced level training to establish their shooting and ball-handling skills. The 94Fifty features visual and audio voice feedback on shots and dribbles, … Read more

Startup Proctor.io aims to reduce online academic cheating

According to Stanford University, “73 percent of all test takers, including prospective graduate students and teachers agree that most students do cheat at some point. 86 percent of high school students agreed.” For those that do cheat, how many actually get caught? Not many according to the study. For those proctoring an exam in a … Read more

AZ Tech Council event to help remove and recycle your E-Waste – January 18th

As we well know, the hottest holiday gifts this year were in the electronic spectrum, with new tablets, computers, and cell phones leading the pack-but how does someone dispose of their old devices? The Arizona Technology Council has an answer for that-Technology Recycling Day. On Saturday January 18, Arizona citizens have the opportunity to properly … Read more

4K and 5K TVs – the future of television

Since the middle of the 1900s, the television has cemented its legacy into American culture to provide each individual with an amazing entertainment experience. From black and white to color, and antenna to satellite, the television’s evolution is still flourishing. Step forward to the 2000s, which saw innovative flat screens and high-definition TVs become the norm … Read more

Software cos listed as finalists in the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards

The Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, presented by AZ Business magazine and the Premier Sponsors, recognizes the contributions and impact of Arizona-based companies. The ILoA Awards focus on five different industries each year and distinguish Arizona-based companies for their innovation and community leadership. The 2014 technology finalists include these Arizona businesses and entities: Ipro Tech, Microchip … Read more

Tucson startup YourLabs LLC. awarded National Science Foundation's research grant

Tucson-based startup, YourLabs LLC., has been named the recipient of a Phase 1 Small Business Innovative Research Grant by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). YourLabs is an e-learning software provider and graduate of the Arizona Center for innovation. In addition to being awarded the grant, YourLabs has been selected by the NSF to be … Read more

Straighten up! Lumo Lift wearable help slouchers improve their posture

From the makers of the LUMO Back, a real-time posture and body movement feedback wearable, they return with the Lumo Lift. Out of all the fitness wearables I found at CES 2014, this one had the definitive focus on improving posture paired with activity and calories tracking. While the LUMO Back focuses on the lower … Read more

Todd Hartley, CEO of WireBuzz, Why You Need To Do Content Marketing and How To Get Started – Jan. #FLFPhoenix

At the December Free Lunch Friday, Kevin Goldman, founder of 29th Design, shared how to bring designers and developers together to help improve ones’ product to a sold out crown. Kevin shared nine practical steps that will help make design an integrated part of your product and discussed how to break down silos in product development between … Read more

FLIR ONE launches thermal imaging case for your iPhone

At ShowStoppers CES 2014, FLIR ONE launched the first personal thermal imaging device for your iPhone. Originally developed for military night vision, consumers can now use this product for home protection or improvement, outdoor recreation, safety or to sneak up on your cat. [youtube]http://youtu.be/bPHKEitXGmY[/youtube] The FLIR ONE has the ability to detect and visualize heat, … Read more

3D printed sugar cubes for your coffee

What could be better than regular 3D printing? Printing something that you can eat! CES visitors were the first to get a taste of edible goodies produced by 3D Systems’ ChefJet series of 3D printers. The company launched an entirely new, kitchen-ready 3D printer category for edibles. These printers are the perfect addition to any … Read more

Capture life in 360˚with Geonaute action camera

At the CES 2014 ShowStoppers Geonaute introduced the world’s first 360˚ action camera and allows the user to capture everything. Geonaute, a sports electronics company based in France, has simplified the way people can capture a moment or event, and even took it a step further. The 360˚ function is unique to all cameras out … Read more

Control your mobile device with your eyes – Mesa-based Eye tracking co. debuts new chip at CES 2014

Eye tracking technology has been used for gaming, enhancing a Windows experience, automotive application and wearables and is making headway in other areas. At CES 2014, one local company EyeTech, a Mesa-based eye tracking hardware and software innovator showcased their new AEye technology or Eye Tracking On A Chip, which allow humans to control and … Read more

Smartpens help transfer your paper napkin ideas into the digital world

Even though I am drenched in mobile devices and gadgets, and rarely separated from my smartphone, I still continue to take notes and jot down ideas with pen and paper. The arduous part comes during from transferring of all my ideas, notes and tasks to my device. Fortunately, the solution is the smartpen and the … Read more

Brightcove acquires Unicorn Media for $49M

Brightcove Inc., a leading global provider of cloud services for video, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Unicorn Media, a leading provider of cloud video ad insertion technology. Based on a $14.00 price per share of Brightcove common stock as specified in the purchase agreement, the … Read more

Hand-held 3D printing pen brings out the creative kid in you – set to retail in 2014

Forget spending thousands of dollars to get started with 3D printing, the 3Doodler, by WobbleWorks, is the world’s first 3D drawing pen that allows you to create amazing objects without the need for software. [youtube]http://youtu.be/DQWyhezIze4[/youtube]   The co-founder and CEO of WobbleWorks Max Bogue said, “We wanted to create something that didn’t require technical knowledge … Read more

Startup Contatta debuts at ShowStoppers CES2014

Guestimate how many emails you receive per day. 100, 200, maybe more? Now take that number and times that by five work days, then by four weeks, how many emails is that now? Sickening. One local startup aims to fix this broken record of email hell, get us organized and build a relationship with our … Read more

Startup RosterRecharge encourages accountability for athletes with new team management software

Two-a-day practices and loads of homework are just a few of the responsibilities of a student-athlete’s life that they have to balance in order to be successful. Up until now, there has not been a program or methodology that brings together accountability from all corners of a sports team. RosterRecharge, a new management software, offers … Read more

Become the warrior – PrivoVR unveils virtual reality motion-capture gaming suit

Forget joysticks and virtual glasses gear, why don’t you just become the ninja or warrior? The innovators at YEI Technology believe that YOU should be immersed in the game. Unveiled at CES 2014, the PrioVR is a 360 degree, full-body inertial motion-capture gaming suit that allows users the ability to interact naturally and seamlessly in … Read more

3D Printing cos. roll out compact and consumer-friendly models- CES 2014

At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show the big 3D printing companies, MakerBot, 3D Systems and XYZ Printing came out in force to showcase the awesome of what a novice to professional can do with a 3D printer. For the startups vying for attention in this sector, they were certainly overshadowed and had to fight for … Read more