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Tech Spotlight: Worlds First Hemp Plane



HempEarth Group Ltd is proud to be bringing to the world the “World’s First Hemp Plane” made completly from 85% Hemp and to run on Hemp Bio-Fuel. This particlalry amazing and fantastic project is very important for Hemp as it is bringing even more of a greater awareness to the public about the importance of Hemp to the world and Humanity. The money raised through this avenue will allow this project to go very smoothly and will allow all of our trained technicians the flexibility to create the best craft and future crafts out of Hemp. We ask you for your assistance with this amazing historic project and we love the fact that we can bring this exciting journey and adventure to not only big Green, Eco, Sustainable and Innovative business but to the public as well. So you in the Sky!!



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They Taught the World to Fly And In A Special Way Will Actually Be Helping In Launch The World’s First Hemp Plane! Will You Be There?
Wind, sand, and a dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where, after four years of experimentation, they achieved the first successful airplane flights in 1903. With courage and perseverance, these self-taught engineers relied on teamwork and application of the scientific process. What they achieved changed our world forever.


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Tech Spotlight: Dash Wireless Headphones



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At the Tip of Your Finger

The Dash has a touch sensitive surface that lets you control either what your smartphone or what the embedded music player does. You can control The Dash with sliding motions and taps. It is easy to do, even while running or biking.


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Electronics should be discrete enablers of delightful and magical experiences. Our aim is for you to achieve a better understanding of your skills, abilities and health while doing the things you love.


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Music is a part of everyone’s life. It brings joy, excitement and motivation. However it is not always a pleasure listening to music with headphones. Cables tangle and pull at the headphones and ultimately break. In addition, accessing online content from a smartphone is awesome but needing to carry a smartphone all the time can be a real pain.

The Dash consists of a pair of discrete and completely wireless stereo earphones.They will playback music through a Bluetooth connection or use the embedded 4GB/1000 song music player. Everything about the design is focused on delivering freedom of movement, incredible sound and comfort. The Dash is awesome for sports and great for everything else.


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The Bragi App

You just unpacked your Dash and can’t wait to kick off? With the free and fun Bragi App you can set up your Dash in a few moments. Set your workout goals, manage your Minimum and Maximum Thresholds and sync data with your headphones via bluetooth connection.


Works nicely with 3rd Party Apps

The Dash offers exact Heart Rate Data that can be used by most Fitness Apps on the App Store. The Dash offers the most accurate body data of all currently available fitness trackers. The abilities of The Dash will expand vastly in the future. Due to its open System, App developers can create incredible applications to use with the dash.


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The Dash’s ability to tell us how long we have exercised for, or how fast we are moving, while delivering heart rate readings and oxygen saturation level, puts this device as one of the most innovative pieces of audio technology.
(Helle Frederiksen, Olympic Triathlete)


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The Dash works in sympathy with the wearer. Movements like pace, steps, cadence and distance are tracked. Heart rate, oxygen saturation and energy spent are measured, all the while real time acoustic feedback is provided. It even works without an attached smartphone.


Hear Everything

Even though The Dash provides impressive noise isolation, the wearer can choose to channel ambient sound into the headphone with the transparent audio feature. A swipe on the touch surface of The Dash will enable or disable ambient sound to pass through.

Awesome if you want to hear what is going on around you. And great for your safety too. We call it Audio Transparency.


Hear Nothing

While active noise cancellation is only good at reducing continuous reoccurring sound, noise isolation reduces all sounds. Active noise cancellation is good at reducing noise from the air-con and airplanes. Noise Isolation reduces noise from screaming kids, dogs barking, wife/husband yelling, airplanes, speeding cars, drunken sailors, neighbors playing basketball. Just about everything. Best thing is, that great noise isolation has increased battery time versus active noise cancellation.


The Dash fits perfectly into modern urban environments. It is a discrete device that delivers clear sound and lets us communicate with comfort without blocking out what is going on around us.


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Safety and the ability to communicate with others are important. In addition to being earphones, the Dash will double as a Bluetooth Headset delivering clear voice quality through the embedded ear bone microphone. The ear bone microphone is not sensitive to background noise, since it picks up mechanical vibration generated by your voice from the ear bone.

Even though The Dash provides impressive noise isolation, the wearer can choose to channel ambient sound into the headphone with the transparent audio feature. A swipe on the capacitive touch surface of The Dash will enable or disable ambient sound to pass through.


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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Somabar: Robotic Bartender for your Home



Somabar is a Wi-Fi connected craft cocktail appliance created specifically for the home kitchen.


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Visit www.somabarkickstarter.com

Visit Their Crowdfunding Page



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Tech Spotlight: Tile, the Bluetooth tracking gadget



Tile is a helpful, easy way to find anything.
From the stuff you lose all the time.
To the things you couldn’t live without.
Whatever it is. Tile helps you find it quickly.


Maximum thought. Minimal design.

From initial concept drawings to the final product, Tile has featured a wonderfully simple design. Small, lightweight, and attractive, Tile fits in with the design of your favorite things.




How does Tile work?

Tile™ is a small device that you can attach to items that you may misplace and using the Tile iOS or Android application, find.

Tile locations are updated using the Bluetooth Low Energy connection between the Tile and the Tile application. The Tile App “discovers” the Tile using the Bluetooth signal and then uses the services of the iOS or Android device to update the location information for that Tile. The Tile needs to be within the Bluetooth range of approximately 100 feet of the iOS or Android device to be discovered.

This is where the Community Find feature comes in to play. If any Tile community member running the Tile App comes in range of a Tile, their App will send an anonymous update of that Tile’s location to our system, helping the owner to locate that item even if they are not nearby.

As the Tile Community of users running the app grows, the more effective our network will be in finding your lost item.


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About the company:

At Tile, we believe that technology, design, and ingenuity can solve problems that most of us take for granted. Life’s little inconveniences add up: the average person misplaces upwards of 3,000 items a year, and then spends another 60 hours a year searching for them. All told, our misplaced stuff adds up to billions of dollars annually.

We believe that simple solutions, applied in a new way, can have powerful results. We believe in creating products that can make a happier, more efficient world. And we think they can look good while they’re doing it. Read More



Company: Tile, Inc.
Brand: Tile™
Category: Tracking Device
Size: 37mm x 37mm x 5.3 mm
Price: $25
Where to Buy:  Buy Online
Website: www.thetileapp.com

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Tech Spotlight: Hotelied – The Luxury Hotel Booking Site


What is Hotelied?

Hotelied is a hotel booking site that offers a different approach to pricing and booking lifestyle and luxury hotels. Hotelied recognizes the fact that not all travelers present the same value to hotels, and provides hotels with a platform to specifically target and customize their offerings to their most desirable traveler segments, while allowing travelers to access unpublished discounts at some of the world’s best hotels. This innovative approach benefits both the traveler and the hotel.


How do I use the website for reservations?

Unlike other hotel booking sites, Hotelied asks its users to create a travel profile, which involves linking your social media accounts and travel loyalty programs. We then use the information you provide us – such as your travel status with airlines and hotels, what industry you work in, and your social media following – to match you with the most relevant hotel discounts available.



About Hotelied

Co-Founders Zeev Sharon and Nick Colletti introduce Hotelied, a “dating site” for hotel stays that matches travelers with a curated selection of hotels and discounted rates. As an alternative to the overwhelming travel booking landscape, Hotelied offers exclusive rates tailored to each member’s profile. Inspired by a deep-rooted passion for travel and hospitality, Zeev and Nick created Hotelied to fill a gap in the travel industry and impart personalization into the booking experience.

Hotelied gives its members the opportunity to be rewarded for being themselves. With tailored offers, exclusive discounts, strategic partnerships, and emphasis on luxury lifestyle, Hotelied offers a personalized and curated booking experience. With a carefully selected network of hotels for its members to choose from, Hotelied’s database at launch includes hotels in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Palm Springs, with a national and international rollout taking place over the next year. Read More








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Tech Spotlight: Myo Armband



What’s included?


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1 Black or White Myo Armband

1 Standard Micro-USB Cable

1 Bluetooth Adapter for Mac and Windows PC Connection

10 Myo Sizing Clips

Access to applications through Myo Market



Sizing, Weight, and Dimensions


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Arm size: Expandable between 7.5 – 13 inches (19 – 34 cm) forearm circumference

Weight: 93 grams

Thickness: 0.45 inches



Compatible devices



Windows 7 (with included USB Bluetooth adapter)
Windows 8 (with included USB Bluetooth adapter)



OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and above (with included USB Bluetooth adapter)



7.0 and higher for the following devices

iPad 3rd and 4th generation
iPad Air
iPad Air 2
iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus
iPod Touch 5th generation
iPad Mini 1st and 2nd generation
iPad Mini 3



Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and up (device must have Bluetooth radio that supports Bluetooth 4.0)






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Power and Battery

• Micro-USB charging
• Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
• One full day use out of single charge



About the company:

Led by mechatronics engineers Stephen Lake, Matthew Bailey, and Aaron Grant, we’re a world-class team of engineers, researchers and designers building the future of human-computer interaction.

We’re closing the gap between humans and technology by solving a fundamental question: How do we connect the real and the digital worlds as we move towards wearable and ubiquitous computing? Read More



Company: Thalmic Labs Inc.
Brand: Myo
Origin: USA
Category: Tech Armband
Variants: Black or White
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: thalmic.com








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Tech Spotlight: Vessyl Beverage Tracker


Vessyl automatically knows and tracks everything you drink







It knows what’s inside

It’s not magic, but close to it. The Vessyl knows and aggregates the makeup of everything you drink. No more guessing or journaling. It keeps track of what’s important to you… all automatically.


Set and Display Your Goals

We’re all different, so it’s important that you can focus on what’s important to you. Your Vessyl lets you choose the specific ‘lenses’ you want to track. Naturally, the lenses update in real-time on your Vessyl and on the app.




Hydration made smart

Have you heard the saying you should drink 8 glasses of water a day? Well, it’s not that simple. Truth is…we all have different hydration needs. Through Pryme, your Vessyl estimates, tracks and displays your real-time hydration needs. Your Pryme level rises and declines based on a variety of factors.




A modern take on a classic object

We worked closely with fuseproject to craft an object that would possess a unique yet subtle presence on a tabletop. The facets on the side of the Vessyl indicate where the screen will display your consumption data. The spill-proof lid, non-stick interior, and durable build will allow you to be confident on the move.








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Tech Trends: The Pre-Cation



A lot of attention has been given lately to an interesting perk that a few companies in California are now offering to new employees.  We have all heard of a vacation and the stay-vacation, now you can add the Pre-Cation to that list.

So what is a Pre-Cation you ask?  Two companies in California have decided that all new hires should take a 2 week vacation before starting their jobs.  Getting away for a few days and just disconnecting apparently translates into a more energized and refreshed work force.  Since we are only talking about 2 companies doing this I wouldn’t exactly call it a trend but the concept is definitely making the headlines.


I suppose there are some advantages and disadvantages to the pre-cation.  If the new hire doesn’t work out then you just blew a few thousand dollars for nothing.  While a new hire may feel refreshed to start a new job after a 2 week vacation will that necessarily translate into long term success?  It’s doubtful other companies will start jumping on the pre-cation bandwagon due to the prohibitive cost and lack of measurability.  I would imagine there are better ways to motivate new employees but for the moment the Pre-Cation wins the award for creativity.


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Tech Spotlight: spotNSave – Now you are secure no matter where you are


spotNSave is a simple solution to all your tracking and SOS problems. Just wear a wrist band and you are ready to reach your guardian no matter where you are.




Strange guy following you? No more ducking into convenient stores to call for help. With the SOS button on your spotNSave band, send an SOS to your guardian angels on the go. spotNSave will send them a text with a link to your location.



Easy Navigation

Once your guardians have your location, the spotNSave app leads them to you fast with turn-by-trun driving directions.



Real Time Tracking

Didn’t get to send an SOS? With spotNSave’s real time tracking, your guardian angel network can see where you are at any time.



Location History

For easy reference, spotNSave also stores locations where you and network go most often.



Guardian Angel

Once the app and the band are activated, you can choose up to five guardian angels. Choose people you know will rescue you in a tight spot. It doesn’t have to be your parents, but try not to pick your flakey friend who’s never in town!




spotNSave takes the guess work out of tracking you down by sending your guardian angel a notification when your battery runs out or you go out of network range, spotNSave sends them you last known location.








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Tech Spotlight: Embue. The Intelligent Home Starts Here.


A better way to manage your heating & cooling. Per room sensing. Automated controls. Energy & fuel use tracking with service alerts.

We’ve built a product to address the most important aspect of your home or business – the equipment responsible for your comfort & your energy use. We think our system can do some pretty amazing things – all while improving your efficiency & creating savings. We’ve come pretty far on our own, but really need your support and interest to make this product a reality.


Rest Easy.

Access Embue from anywhere to adjust your system. Or simply set your preferences once and let us do the rest.

Our optional monitoring service can detect issues when you’re away and alert your HVAC technician or building manager to the problem.




Automates efficiency. Embue replaces your thermostat to make smarter heating & cooling decisions. Occupancy-based optimizations reduce your energy bills by 5-25%.

Improves comfort. Wireless sensors in each room for more accurate measurement of temperature & humidity. Optimizes comfort where you spend time, not the hallway.

Analyzes use. Tracks electricity, natural gas, propane and fuel oil use – continually reading consumption and noting efficiency changes.

Spots problems. Combines energy use, weather data, HVAC runtime information, occupant, and building to assess how things are working.

Keeps tabs. A properly maintained system uses less energy and has a greater service life. Embue can tell when efficiency is lagging, telling you and your service provider it’s time for maintenance.

Reduces worry. Our optional monitoring service can send performance info & emergency equipment alerts to your service professional. Added peace of mind when you’re away for extended periods.

Blends in. Small indoor sensors designed to be distinctive yet unobtrusive. Works without wires and is easily placed or repositioned with non-damaging adhesive strips.

Loves zoning. Add extra zones to your system for 1/2 the cost of comparable products. Works with many types of zone controllers and zoning systems.

Scales nicely. A single Embue Core is powerful enough support multiple connected spaces. Great for multi-family homes, apartment complexes and small businesses.

Thinks locally. Embue doesn’t depend on the cloud. It keeps everything running even when your Internet isn’t. Settings, preferences and personal data stay within your home and are only shared with your permission.





For HVAC service providers:
Know your customers.

Maintaining customer relationships is important. We can provide you real-time updates on customer HVAC performance issues.

Think of it as a “check engine” light for HVAC equipment. With additional features to track service history and make your job easier.





Company: Embue
Brand:  Embue
Origin: USA
Category:  Tech
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: embue.com, kickstarter



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