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DemerBox Acquired by Grammy-Winning Musician Zac Brown

By | Oct 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

A three-time Grammy Award-winning country musician and entrepreneur has quietly acquired a majority stake in DemerBox, the Portland, Maine-based startup that launched on Kickstarter in 2014 with its rugged, high-end, Bluetooth speakers. DemerBox’s new owner is Zac Brown, who besides touring with his band,…

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tracMo Launches Bluetooth 5 Tracker With 400 Foot Range

By | Aug 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Today, Taiwan-based tracMo is announcing their first ever tracker featuring Bluetooth 5.0 technology. Trackers are small devices that you can place on commonly misplaced items such as keys, luggage, backpacks, small children (not really), and potentially now even your dog or cat. Due to…


5 Ways Technology is Making Fireworks Safer and Awesomer

By | Jul 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Tomorrow night, you’re going to see some explosions. No, it won’t be your belt buckle snapping under the pressure of all those hot dogs. It’ll be the fireworks displays that light up the 4th of July sky every year. Kids will look on in…

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JBL Flip 4 Adds Waterproofing and Improved Sound [Review]

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 9:20 am

In the 80s and even 90s, music portability came in the form of oversized boomboxes filled to the brim with D cell batteries. They were large, quite heavy, sounded pretty good, but ultimately were a pain in the ass. In the past few years…

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7 Tips to Buying Bluetooth Speakers for Summer Fun

By | Jun 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

Over the last few years Bluetooth speakers have become more popular and the technology has immensely improved. This summer when you’re looking to purchase a speaker for pool side entertainment, keep these features in mind before you purchase. Size of Speaker One of the…


Meet Olive, the Affordable Next-Generation Hearing Aid

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) report on deafness and hearing loss shows that 360 million people worldwide have some degree of hearing loss. Added to that, the current production of hearing aids meets less than 10% of the global need, something that can be…

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Meet Air, a Better Wireless Headphone Developed for iPhone 7

By | Oct 17, 2016 at 10:30 am

Despite the name, the iPhone 7 is actually the 10th generation of Apple’s wildly successful smartphone experiment. Announced at the beginning of September, this new iPhone model generated a lot of buzz. However, most of that was not about amazing new hardware or features, but…

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Headphone Jack Be Damned, the QCY Wireless Sport Earbuds Can Survive a Sweaty Run [Review]

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 9:45 am

By now we’ve all heard the news that the iPhone 7 no longer sports a 3.5mm headphone jack, and instead comes with a lightning port set of earbuds. Alongside the announcement, Apple also released the new AirBuds, a Bluetooth, wirefree pair of buds that…


Axum Has Created the Wireless Sports Earbuds The World Needs

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Working out to music is a necessity in the active world. Not only is it motivational, but music provides you the entertainment necessary to push through even the toughest road blocks. Unfortunately, cords and cables get in the way of your range of motion,…


Never Lose Your Wallet Again Thanks to LEIF’s Smart Business Card

By | Aug 19, 2016 at 3:34 pm

When you lose your smartphone, it’s easy to find. You can call it, you can track it, and you can have it sent to you through the mail. Even when you lose your keys, there are devices you can purchase to help you keep track…

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Inateck MercuryBox Brings Loud, Durable Sound Anywhere You Want

By | Jun 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Summer is a time to enjoy the great outdoors. But without music, it can be difficult to enjoy anything but awkward silences and mosquito bites. Fortunately, there is no shortage of portable, Bluetooth speakers on the market that can help you bring your music…



Tech Savvy Bikers Need Smart Helmets

By | Aug 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

On any given day of the year the bike lanes in my neighborhood are packed with people riding bicycles. To the untrained eye it might just seem like that’s something people do at the beach when in fact it’s something that everybody in the…


Hong Kong

This Ain’t Yer Grandpa’s Alarm Clock

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The last alarm clock I ever owned died when I was a sophomore in college. At that point in my life it had been pretty much tagging along for the ride when I moved from dorm to dorm, but when it came time to…



Any Car, Every Car – A Connected Car

By | Jul 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

One of the only things that depreciates as quickly as a car’s value is the technology inside of it: the minute it comes off the assembly line it’s outdated. Plain and simple, the technology inside that car will never be able as relevant as…

Internet of Things

The Shopping Experience of the Future is Here

By | Jul 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

The forefront of Internet of Things functionality is at our doorstep. Our vehicles unlock automatically, our thermostats adjust to our preferences automatically, and soon with the implementation of bluetooth beacons, any interaction or communication will be automated. This emerging ‘Internet of Things’ revolution is…



I Made it, but Where the Heck did my Suitcase Go?

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Last September I took a flight path from Paris, France through Chicago to San Diego. I thought I would just knock it all out in one day because I really wanted to not travel all day back to back days. To say it was…

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Sesame and other Game Changing Smart Locks

By | May 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Sesame, by Candy House, Inc., recently finished up a very successful Kickstarter campaign (raising $1,428,519 with an original goal of $100,000) for their smart lock technology. Their success makes me wonder just how long it will be until the common house key is obsolete. We already…