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This Machine Turns Poop Into Drinking Water and Passes Bill Gates’ Taste Test [Video]

Bill Gates

If you’re someone who needs to see to believe, then this video is for you. Bill Gates recently visited a project funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation called the Omniprocessor, where they take waste and turn it into drinking water and electricity. Waste contaminates drinking water for millions of people, which causes diseases and kills… Read more »

Rivet News Radio is Tapping the Connected Car Trend


Rivet News Radio announced yesterday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) the launch of their Rivet Auto API. We’ve seen banking on the future of the connected car, and Rivet News Radio is gearing their attack via API to allow app platforms and car manufacturers a way to deliver customized, targeted radio news to drivers. Throughout… Read more »

This Grocery Shopping App Now Allows You to Find Things Using Image Recognition

Grocery Shopping App Image Recognition

Shopper, a free grocery shopping app available for iOS, Android, and Blackberry, has recently announced the addition of a new feature: image recognition capabilities. Powered by the Toronto, Canada-based Slyce, a company that offers retailers with visual recognition search platform, the additional feature allows users to add various items to their grocery shopping lists just by… Read more »

OhMiBod Launches Vibrator That Syncs to Your Smart Watch for Your Pleasure


Even our sex lives is getting smarter thanks to technology. High Tech sex toy company, OhMiBod, announced at CES 2015 in Las Vegas that it has added smart watch connectivity and biofeedback functionality to its blueMotion line of Bluetooth enabled vibrators. Now, the massager will sync to the watch-wearer’s heartbeat (yours or your partner’s), and be controlled… Read more »

Gogoro Launches of World’s First Smartscooter at CES [Video]


Gogoro unveiled today at CES 2015 in Las Vegas the world’s first high-performance, zero emissions, two-wheeled electric vehicle: the Gogoro Smartscooter™. The company also announced the Gogoro Energy Network, a battery swapping infrastructure that will enable a more efficient, cleaner and flexible energy future. “With the world’s megacities at a tipping point in population density, pollution fallout and… Read more »

SweetLabs Reaches 1 Billion App Installs Worldwide


SweetLabs, an app distribution platform that lets developers reach Windows and Android users via high-quality app install ads, today announced that they have officially reached 1 billion app installs. The installations spanned 180 countries across hundreds of partners in the SweetLabs app install ad network. Last we heard from the San Diego based company they… Read more »

CES 2015: Where Does a 3D Printer Fit in Your Home?

3D printing

This week in Las Vegas, the International Consumer Electronics Show debuted a space dedicated uniquely to 3D printing. In the last few years, 3D printing is taking over the country with hobbyist and makers gathering in various MakerFaire and Meetups to exchange ideas. So the creation of a marketplace for 3D printing at CES 2015 cements this… Read more »

Look Out for This Android BOSS at CES 2015


The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that takes place in Las Vegas every year is a clearinghouse for all the hottest, most innovative, and best new technologies of the year. CES 2015, much like years past, promises to deliver in all areas, but I’ll be taking a specific look at the Android sector. On Monday,… Read more »

Viper at CES 2015: Uniting Wearables and Connected Cars


Today at The 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015), Viper formally announced a new app that gives users the ability to start, lock, unlock, and track their car from nearly anywhere in the world via their smartphone. The app, named Viper SmartStart, will integrate Android Wear and Apple Watch accessibility early in the 2015… Read more »

Car Charging Group Raises $6M in Funding to Reduce Cash Burn


Miami Beach-based Car Charging Group, Inc an operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, recently announced that it has raised $6 million in funding.  The Offering consisted of convertible preferred securities with a conversion price of$0.70 and warrants exercisable at $1.00. The Company also announced that it has undertaken specific restructuring actions to improve… Read more »

Smart-Lock Company OKIDOKEYS, Launches Concierge App RentEZ


Mobile Key solution provider OKIDOKEYS, announced today during CES 2015 the launch of RentEZ, a virtual concierge app that gives home sharing hosts and rental property owners a convenient way to offer a professional menu of amenities and services to their guests. OKIDOKEYS will officially launch its smart keys and locks at the International CES… Read more »

Women in Tech: Kaylyn Gibilterra from Women Who Code DC

DC FemTech

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »