Blown away by XFire Audio's new speakers

With product names like the Decimator and Devastator, XFire Audio, a Gilbert-based high-end car audio company, guarantees you’ll be blown away by their new line of speakers they released at CES 2016. We caught up with co-founder Jacco Kaper who showed us the new and improved XFR-D subwoofers, 3-way speaker line and the new upgraded XFR2000.4 amplifier. [youtube]https://youtu.be/oTUvF–hTWQ[/youtube] … Read more

Change the music in your car with your eyes — CES 2016

One thing the new cars at CES 2016 had in common was digital integration and display. From dashboard integration to app connectivity, each car company had their own take on how to help users feel more in touch while driving. Ford Ford announced a fully digital dashboard with eye tracking technology, allowing a user to … Read more

Get a better night's rest with sleep tech – CES 2016

Video contribution by Xavier Smith Having trouble falling asleep? Want to see how much REM sleep you get each night? Technology now lets you do all that, from tracking your sleep to finding out when your elderly parent is going to bed.   Improving marriages — Beddit’s contact-less snore tracker Beddit’s under-the-bed contactless sensor tracks everything from heart … Read more

Smokin hot smart alarms – CES 2016

Chirp…chirp…chirp, goes the smoke alarm. Ugh, it’s time to change the battery, again, there is no ladder and hitting it with a broom doesn’t help, well that’s what I try anyway. According to the U.S. Fire Administration close to 50 percent of residential fires start from cooking, 12.9 percent from heating and 6.1 percent from electrical malfunction. At … Read more

Get GEAR-ed up with Samsung's new geek gadgets

From being immersed in 360 degree scenes to staying connected over a 3G connection through your watch, two of Samsung’s newest gadgets released at CES 2016 are helping tech geeks gear up. On the heels of the GEAR VR, powered by Oculus, released in Q4 of 2014, Samsung announced the launch of their first consumer gear virtual reality set along with “Project … Read more

Samsung appeals to the connected couch potato – CES 2016

Photo contribution by Chloe Nordquist & content contribution by Ryan Loebe At the CES 2016 Samsung press conference, Tim Baxter, President and CEO of Samsung America rolled out products that will appeal to the couch potato within. From its Smart TV to the connected Family Hub refrigerator that will do everything but cook the food, … Read more

Panasonic does hipsters a solid, debuts HiFi Turntable – CES 2016

Photo contributions Ryan Loebe & Chloe Nordquist In 2014, 9.2 million Vinyl records were sold, a 20-year record, according to Neilsen SoundScan and the Wall Street Journal. This revival of the analog has prompted Panasonic to respond and give hipsters all around the world an elevated sound from the Turntable. Today, at CES 2016 Panasonic … Read more

New LG OLED TV as thin as 4 credit cards – CES 2016

Photo contribution Ryan Loebe & Chloe Nordquist A TV as thin as four credit cards stacked on top of each other, a smart refrigerator that responds with a knock and a washing machine that will open with a touch of a finger were among the new Signature premium products released at CES LG Electronics press … Read more

EyeTech DS releases multi-user eye tracking system for gaming – video

Video contribution from Thomas Hawthorne As technology progresses further and further, those with life-changing medical conditions are increasingly impacted in a meaningful and helpful way. Mesa-based Eyetech Digital Systems has been creating eye tracking technology since 1996, and their eye tracking digital systems have primarily helped the lives of ALS patients, Keith Jackson, director of sales and … Read more

Eye tracking device to diagnose concussions on the sidelines

Photo and Video contribution by Thomas Hawthorne Eye tracking technology has been used for nearly everything from tracking strokes to researching drivers’ behaviors. Now, thanks to Scottsdale-based startup Saccadous, that emerged out of the ASU Furnace program, their mobile eye tracking technology can help diagnose concussions wherever they may happen. [youtube]http://youtu.be/W_Ss6GReo7w?list=UU7bzyiijcVHA8JwuIL15mxQ[/youtube] As the public becomes … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Kids and their robots – CES

This week’s Gadgets for the Guru is dedicated to the kid in you. While these gadgets may be geared toward elementary-aged children, you’re never too old to feel young again! At CES 2015 in Las Vegas last week the AZTB team came across a variety of toys that combine entertainment and education for a maximum … Read more

Gadgets to stalk your pet through your smartphone – CES 2015

CES 2015 showcased the best in tech from 4K TVs to cameras to wearables, but what about the furry friends in our lives? For all you dog owners, lovers and admirers we didn’t forget about you! Gear up your four-legged family member with trackers, home automation toys and more. Tractive MOTION Tractive, an Austria-based technology company develops … Read more