Highlighting the most innovative and inventive companies at CES 2019.
CES 2019 Recap
I spent the last week with my team at the world's largest gathering for those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies: CES. It's a universe of innovation and inspiration, where capital-hungry startups in Eureka Park can get noticed by venture capitalists, and tech giants can flex their trade show budgets. We are more dependent on technology than ever; our needs are starting to mirror our wants. Part of my job at CES is to answer the question: How will I allocate my company’s time and resources to take maximum advantage of technological innovation? My thought process follows.
I Started Charging My Phone on the Go the Green Way with Solar Paper
I'll admit it, I'm a "green fiend." Eco-friendly living is what I adore, and it's my way of making sure that I help the Earth with the money that I make. There's something just absolutely satisfying about knowing that the things I use are combating harm done to the planet.
Meet MERGE: The Kid-Safe Universal AR/VR Goggles
It's no secret that AR and VR are all the rage amongst adults, but how can kids get in on the fun? For the latter, this new-ish technology might be a tad difficult to navigate. After all, when I was a kid, I could barely save my Pokemon Red on the GameBoy Color, so I really do feel for the younger crop of children that have difficulty understanding virtual reality. I can barely work my oculus rift, and I'm 26 years old (although I can't say I'm really an adult in anything other than title).
Why the Circuit Scribe Maker Kit Is Great for Every Science-Loving Kid
Do you remember reading Harold and the Purple Crayon as a child? It was a story that featured a young boy named Harold who created his own world using a magic purple crayon. Every child has, at one point or another, wanted to see their doodles come to life.
Charge Your Devices in Style with the Courant Wireless Charging Station
I am, admittedly, over prepared, in most cases. It may be because my Gameboy Color died once when I was at after-school care and I had to play Uno until my Dad picked me up, or it may be because I saw a girl swoon over a guy because he had a lighter even though he wasn't smoking. I don't know, I was pretty drunk.
Microduino's Itty Bitty City Teaches STEM to Kids of All Ages
I don't think I can be any more thankful that I'm not a student in today's educational climate. That's not a knock on teaching, or even the system as a whole, it's just that everything is so much more data-driven than when I was in school, so the focus has shifted a bit. One of the biggest changes I've seen is the implementation of STEM education. Basically, STEM education focuses on four core disciplines—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Protect Your Home From Afar with the Amaryllo Atom Security Camera
I have a bit of good news that I'm proud to share with the world—I recently became a first-time home owner. Well, I have about 20 years worth of mortgage payments before it's official, but for all intents and purposes, I have a place that I can finally call my own.
Get the Full 360 Degree View of Your Home When You're Away with the EZVIZ Dome Camera
My father has a problem. Well, my father has more than one problem, but there's no point in getting into all my familial drama online. My father works as a Union Carpenter in the greater NYC area. Currently, he may or may not be working for one of the big three governmental organizations in one of the five boroughs. There's incredibly tall and heavy metal studs, machines that lift you in the air so you can screw plywood and itchy, bulletproof drywall to them, sign-in sheets and badges and officials galore. The problem though? His shit keeps getting stolen.
Get a Superior Mobile Movie Experience With Ximmerse Visor X
As an old-fashioned film connoisseur, I've always had my doubts about the new technology being utilized in movies. Whether it was the implementation of 3D in the early days of IMAX, the over-usage of CGI in modern films (ask me about what I thought of the Justice League movie), or the VR capabilities of today's best technology, I was never really enthralled with drastic changes to my movie-going experience. I've always watched movies for their intrinsic, storytelling values.
Reasons the Skyroam Solis Is the Only WiFi Hotspot You Need
It always seems like the time when you need WiFi the most is the time your WiFi will crash. It's just when you need to call a friend via WiFi, just when you need to send over an important document, just when you need to get those directions to the restaurant for your first date.
The Flic Wireless Smart Button is Like Magic for Your Smart Home Devices
Did you ever have a moment where you got fed up with having to sort through all the minute details of life on your own? Maybe it was trying to yell at Alexa to dim the lights one too many times, or remembering to go online to order your favorite energy drink. Or, maybe it was something as simple as trying to unlock your home's smart lock without any luck.
Keep Your Home Security Camera Secure with the Remo+ DoorCam
I am a native Baltimorean, born in the maternity ward at Johns Hopkins Bayview. If you don't think that's a word, you're wrong, because we are very proud of our home city and we are very much Baltimoreans.