Delvv Reinvents the Android Lock Screen with Defumblr, Giving Users One-Swipe Access to the Most Important Actions on their Phone
LOS ALTOS, Calif., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile app developer DelvvÂ® today announced the launch of Defumblr, a smart lock screen that unifies communications and gives users one-swipe access to their most important information and apps. Powered by machine learning, Defumblr(TM) identifies what matters most and when, and it presents that information in a bite-size, actionable format. Defumblr is available on Android smartphones and can be downloaded for free at Google Play.
In August 2015, Delvv's Mobile Overload Survey found that many Americans feel overwhelmed and frustrated by continuous feeds of irrelevant information pushed at them by their smartphones. The survey revealed that push notifications are often poorly targeted or irrelevant, leading 49 percent of respondents to manually customize notification settings for their apps. Furthermore, 90 percent felt the need to manually organize information on their smartphones, or use some tool to help them with this task, to make it easier to get to the right app or resource.
"Our research showed that smartphones were becoming a double-edged sword," said Raefer Gabriel, CEO of Delvv. "It seemed as if devices were running people when people should be running their devices. So, we built Defumblr to help users get the most out of smartphones without the burden of digital housekeeping. Fundamentally, Defumblr is a new kind of smartphone interface that helps people manage digital information efficiently. It's about giving the user control."
Defumblr organizes information into widgets that appear as colored circles on the Android lock screen. Like a "Swiss Army Knife" for the smartphone, Defumblr contains a vast array of helpful widgets that improve the user experience. Each widget helps users quickly do what they need to do without unlocking the phone. Defumblr currently offers 17 customizable widgets including:
-- Messaging: Users can view and reply to calls, emails and text messages
from lock screen. Defumblr highlights messages that come from real
people and important sources.
-- Quick Apps: One-swipe access to the most frequently used or contextually
-- Calendar: Syncs with your Android Calendar to track upcoming events.
-- To-Dos: Keep critical To-Do items right on your lock screen.
-- News: A curated selection of breaking news stories.
-- Nearby: Location-based recommendations for customizable categories
(shopping, coffee, gas, etc.)
-- Activity Tracker: Track your activity on your smartphone, see number of
messages and notifications and where they come from, how many clicks you
save, and more.
The key to Defumblr is its machine learning engine that prioritizes information based on content, context, usage patterns and other factors that are individual to each user. For instance, if a person loads Pandora each morning at 8 a.m. for the commute to work, Defumblr learns to place Pandora in the Quick Apps widget during that time of day. Likewise, as a calendar appointment nears, Defumblr enlarges the Calendar widget to make sure the user notices. However, Defumblr never blocks or removes anything without permission - it only prevents irrelevant information from distracting users.
Defumblr differs in several ways from conventional home screen and launcher products. First, it conveniently lives in the lock screen, so it's always that first point of contact between users and their phones. Second, information in Defumblr is designed to be digested at a glance; there are no feeds or lists to scroll through. Third, Defumblr emphasizes quick actions and productivity. For example, Defumblr can generate calendar events and to-do items based on the content of messages. So if a friend named Sam texts, "Hey, how about dinner at 6 p.m.?", the user can tap once to add "Dinner with Sam at 6 p.m." to the calendar.
"Defumblr makes smart associations across your digital life so that we can anticipate what you need before you do," said Felice Miller Gabriel, founder and President of Delvv. "You need important information to reach you, but you don't need to drown in a flood of irrelevant information. Defumblr strikes a healthy balance based on your habits. It's about improving the quality of your digital life."
Delvv is building the next generation of mobile apps to tackle information overload. Silicon Valley-based Delvv was founded in 2013 by co-founder and former Chief Scientist of Reputation.com, Raefer Gabriel, and consumer products executive Felice Miller Gabriel. For more information, visit http://www.delvv.com and follow Delvv on Twitter at http://twitter.com/delvvapp.
Nikon-Only Store Grays of Westminster Announces 'The Legend and The Legacy' by Gillian Greenwood
LONDON, January 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
TheÂ multi-award-winning Nikon-only shop based in London have published a superb
208-page full colour hardback volume to mark their 30th anniversary, with an introduction
by Kazuo Ushida, President of the Nikon Corporation of Japan.Â
Author Gillian Greenwood'sÂ Grays of Westminster...Exclusively Nikon: The Legend and
The Legacy, chronicles the story of the world's only camera shop to have been granted a
Coat of Arms by Her Majesty's College of Arms. The legendary shop, based in London, was
founded 30 years ago by Gray Levett.
Comprising 20 chapters and measuring 200Â xÂ 280mm, the book covers the company's
history, exploring its growth from humble beginnings to one of the world's most celebrated
photo-outlets, serving a global database of customers, with an unparalleled reputation for
customer service that is second to none.
"Grays of Westminster and Nikon represent a timeless partnership and I am honoured to
be able to celebrate their 30th Anniversary and to be a part of their journey through
These words from the book's introduction by Kazuo Ushida, President of the Nikon
Corporation of Japan, set the scene for an extraordinary book about an extraordinary shop.
Magnificently illustrated with over 180 images, many by master photographer Tony Hurst,
the book includes contributions from major names in the world of photography and film
production such as Heather Angel, Jim Brandenburg, Neil Lucas, Mike Maloney, OBE, Joe
McNally, Tristan Oliver, Moose Peterson and Richard Young as well as celebrity customers
such as Michael Bond (creator of Paddington Bear), Stanley Kubrick and David Suchet, each
giving their impression of the shop and the high level of service and help they have
received over the years. There is also a chapter on the history of photography and the
development of the Nikon brand, as well as a biographical profile of Gray Levett.
The book will be launched on Wednesday, 3rdÂ February, but is currently available to
pre-order directly from Grays of
For further information, please contact:Â
Grays of Westminster...Exclusively NikonÂ
40 Churton StreetÂ
Key disruptors from the digital world meet leading figures from politics, business,
culture and art: For the twelfth time, Hubert Burda Media has brought together around
1,500 international guests and 150 speakers in Munich's HVB Forum for the DLD (Digital,
Life, Design) innovation conference on 17 - 19 January - immediately before the World
Economic Forum in Davos.
In her opening speech, DLD founder and managing director Steffi Czerny declared that,
in its twelfth year, DLD has developed into an ecosystem for digital change. Many speakers
returned, and were joined by DLD newcomers shaping the future with their ideas. Dominik
Wichmann, DLD managing director and editor-in-chief, emphasised DLD's role in today's
world: "Digital, Life, Design stands for much more than just this conference. It stands
for the way we live today." Â
Disruptors at DLD16: Netflix, YouTube, WhatsApp and Airbnb Â
On the DLD stage, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum exclusively announced the company's aim to
continue offering its service free of charge worldwide. Koum appeared at DLD two years ago,
shortly before WhatsApp concluded a deal with Facebook worth billions. Koum explained
that this sale allowed WhatsApp to grow, and user numbers have doubled. Nevertheless, they
still work independently, "like a start-up", and are now focusing on innovation and new
With Netflix and YouTube in attendance, the "Future of Television" had several
distinguished representatives. Netflix founder Reed Hastings declared that the days of
linear television viewing are numbered. "Today, people want to watch on any screen,
personalised. And they want an application that is constantly developing and improving."
The streaming provider has discovered that its new shows really do work on an
international level. Now their goal is further global expansion - in countries like China
too, "with a little patience". Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer at YouTube, had some
figures to hand: 400 hours of video material are uploaded to the platform every minute. 20
million YouTube channels are already monetising their moving-image content via contracts
with the video platform. Â
Airbnb founder Nathan Blecharczyk explained the prospects of the service that competes
with hostels. Europe is an important market that generates more than half its turnover,
and they have particular hopes for the German market.
Europe is changing Â
DLD16 launched with a day focused on European topics. EU Commissioner for Competition
Margrethe Vestager argued for standardised rules for all companies in Europe. When it
comes to user privacy, she also advocated the "right to be forgotten". Vestager commented:
"It is important that people have the opportunity to cover their tracks in the digital
world as well, or to approve them, depending on what they deem important." Investor Oliver
Samwer, Jens Spahn (CDU), Jeremy Stoppelman (Yelp CEO) and Dominik Stein (EQT Partners)
then discussed Europe as a start-up location. Samwer said: "We must not compare ourselves
with America, which has a great deal more money at its disposal." Jens Spahn added: "The
big question is, can European companies really keep up? My response would be: not yet."
The topic of refugees was also discussed in a European context. Having accompanied
Syrian refugees on their route through Europe, Jody Williams, recipient of the Nobel Peace
Prize, was able to report first hand. She appealed that "we must use technology to connect
Infosphere and iconic turnÂ
Art, visual communication and philosophical aspects of digitalising our world also
played an important role at DLD16. Marne Levine, Chief Operating Officer at Instagram,
spoke about the "iconic turn". According to Levine, images are becoming our new words,
even our new language. After all, "images trigger the same emotions across cultures".
Mobile usage will fuel this even further and drive visual communication.
Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford, presented his
theory of a "fourth revolution" and joined moderator Jeff Jarvis (CUNY), Peter Weibel (ZKM)
and Peter Sloterdijk on the DLD stage to discuss our life in the "infosphere". Floridi
stated that the digital does not describe the world, but is writing new chapters in its
history. We are now dependent on digital devices: "They can do many things better than we
can. And by allowing them to do the job, we ourselves are changing."
Digital Stars announced
For the fourth time, DLD saw the Focus "Digital Star Award" presented to digital
innovations by German companies, research institutions and start-ups. The main prize for
the "Innovation of the Year" went to the Munich-based company NavVis. The "Digital
Perspective" award for up-and-coming talent was presented to Antelope for the first sports
clothing with an integrated EMS system. The "Editor's Choice" category went to ArtiMinds,
a spin-off of the Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT).
For more information about DLD16 and image and video material, visit:Â
Signature Kitchen Suite, New Super-Premium Appliance Brand, Makes Debut At KBIS 2016
New Signature Kitchen Suite Brand Refrigerators, Ranges, Cooktops, Ovens and Dishwasher Unveiled at Premier Kitchen Design Event
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Signature Kitchen Suite, a new global brand for super-premium built-in kitchen appliances, was officially launched today in the United States. The Signature Kitchen Suite offers an extraordinary combination of sophisticated and elegant design with innovative, high performance technology to not only serve consumers' culinary demands, but enhance the entire kitchen experience.
The Signature Kitchen Suite line of premium appliances were created to bring an entirely new, premium offering to the market for the built-in appliance category. The Signature Kitchen Suite delivers modern innovation and an experience like no other in service caliber, design, and product performance, appealing to the new modern, luxury consumer who is seeking high performance and premium design for something that is truly unique. This extraordinary new brand of kitchen appliances was created to stand apart from the crowd while still maintaining the utmost level of refinement and premium elegance.
From Wi-Fi enabled ovens to faster-heating stovetops to more intelligently designed refrigerators, the full 2016 Signature Kitchen Suite is being unveiled at the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, Jan. 19-21, in Las Vegas. Developed by global home appliance leader LG Electronics, but marketed separately from the LG brand, the Signature Kitchen Suite comprises a counter-depth French door refrigerator, a built-in side-by-side refrigerator, gas and electric slide-in ranges and cooktops, a double wall oven, a dishwasher and an over-the-range microwave.
Customer service is paramount for the Signature Kitchen Suite brand. Through Wi-Fi connectivity with SmartThinQ(TM), homeowners can stay in touch with their Signature Kitchen Suite appliances through a mobile device. At the push of a button, consumers can monitor appliances remotely, receive push notifications via their mobile phone or tablet if any issues arise, and even report errors straight to the industry leading personal Kitchen Concierge(TM) available through the Signature At Your Service(TM) app. From installation, to routine maintenance and repairs, the Kitchen Concierge(TM) is there with consumers for the life of their product.
Designed with expert craftsmanship, Signature Kitchen Suite appliances have seamless, luxurious contours at every edge and bold, durable handles and knobs - taking luxury kitchen design to the next level. The elegant forms of each stainless steel appliance facilitate smooth interactions so they not only look beautiful but also make cooking an effortless affair. For instance, the GlideShut(TM) Door makes opening and closing doors extremely smooth, even in a rush. The side-by-side refrigerator has three additional cubic feet of extra space so you can host the most extravagant of dinner parties. Adjustable shelves let you tailor your storage to anything from a pitcher of sangria to a roasted turkey.
When it comes to technology, the Signature Kitchen Suite performance and features abound. Innovations include proprietary ProBake Convection(TM) technology, which takes the heating element from the bottom of the appliance and puts it in the back wall, similar to those found in commercial grade kitchens. This advanced heat distribution technology ensures even cooking results, every time. And when it comes to heat, Signature Kitchen Suite's UltraHeat(TM) burners possess more BTUs, which means stoves burn faster and hotter.
The new Signature Kitchen Suite includes:
-- Signature Kitchen Suite 3-Door French Door Counter-Depth Refrigerator
This three-door, 23.7-cubic-foot French Door refrigerator features a
sleek flat door design, water dispenser with premium stainless steel
finish, LED lighting and solid, distinctive door handles. Door-in-DoorÂ®
technology on this ENERGY STARÂ® certified refrigerator provides better
organization and easy access to consumers' favorite items. Smart Cooling
Plus technology is designed to maintain superior conditions within the
refrigerator. The Linear Compressor and Dual Evaporators react quickly
to humidity and temperature levels and help keep your food fresher,
longer. (Model UPFXC2466S)
-- Signature Kitchen Suite Built-in Side-by-Side RefrigeratorThis
refrigerator has a very large capacity, boasting an enormous 25.6 cubic
feet. It also includes the SmartSpace System(TM) ice dispenser, which
allows users to still have usable door bins and an obstruction-free top
shelf, maximizing storage space. Smart Cooling Plus technology is
designed to maintain superior temperature conditions. The refrigerator's
Linear Compressor, backed with a 10-year warranty, and Dual Evaporators
react quickly to humidity and temperature levels to maintain foods'
freshness. Incorporating flat doors, a stainless steel dispenser and
touch control, LED lighting and distinctive door handles, this
refrigerator is carefully built to upgrade the design aesthetic of any
kitchen. (Model UPSXB2627S)
-- Signature Kitchen Suite Slide-in Ranges and Cooktops These new
6.3-cubic-footlarge-capacity pro-style slide-in ranges - available in
both gas and electric configurations - feature flat-design control
panels and robust, durable metal knobs. ProBake Convection(TM)
technology, with the heating element placed in the rear of the oven as
opposed to the bottom, delivers more precise, even cooking results on
every rack every time. The ranges also feature EasyCleanÂ®, the
10-minute, fast oven cleaning feature that offers easier, more
convenient cleaning thanks to innovative oven enamel technology. The gas
range features one of the most powerful burners in its class,
UltraHeat(TM) Burner, capable of reaching 18,500 BTUs, while the heating
elements on the electric range consist of dual cooktops capable of
reaching 3,200 watts. Gas and electric cooktops are also available as
part of the Signature Kitchen Suite, offering homeowners even more
options for a truly built-in, customizable kitchen. (Models: gas range
UPSG3014ST, electric range UPSE3024ST, 30-inch gas cooktop UPCG3054ST,
36-inch gas cooktop UPCG3654ST, 30-inch electric cooktop UPCE3064ST and
36-inch electric cooktop UPCE3664ST)
-- Signature Kitchen Suite Double Wall OvenThe double wall oven features a
flat-design control panel, durable metal knob and professional-style
handles that provide a professional-grade aesthetic. Each oven boasts
4.7-cubic-foot capacity, allowing home chefs to cook multiple dishes at
one time, resulting in timely presentation and quality food. The ovens
also feature EasyCleanÂ® technology, the simple three step system that
provides a quick and convenient way to clean the oven. (Model
-- Signature Kitchen Suite DishwasherSleek, stainless steel touch controls
on this dishwasher allow for the adjustment of settings with the touch
of a finger. The SmartRack(TM) system allows for numerous rack
configurations. TurboWash(TM) technology enables more powerful washing
and cycles that take less time to complete, while the powerful yet
gentle TurboSteam(TM) virtually eliminates the need to pre-wash. The
built-in TurboSteam(TM) generator also enables gentle cleaning for
fragile items (like stemware), and can also be used for heavy-duty
cleaning like pots and pans. This dishwasher is one of the quietest in
its class, performing at only 40 decibels. (Model UPDF9904ST)
-- Signature Kitchen Suite Over-the-Range Microwave OvenThis new
over-the-range microwave oven features a sleek flat door design, metal
dial knob, distinctive handles and a premium stainless steel touch
control panel and finish. The unit is equipped with convection
technology, which allows the microwave to serve as a second oven perfect
for preheating, browning, baking or even roasting any favorite dish, as
well as sensor cooking technology, a humidity-sending technology that
determines when food is cooked and automatically turns off the microwave
to help prevent the over or under cooking of meals. (Model UPMC3084ST)
To celebrate the launch of the Signature Kitchen Suite, the brand has commissioned a team of leading tastemakers across the fashion, art and culinary worlds to create the "Signature Style House" (Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Booth #N945).
The Signature Kitchen Suite will be introduced in the U.S. market in early 2016 and will initially be available at select Pacific Sales in Southern California, with plans for a broader rollout later in the year. Visitors to the Signature Kitchen Suite booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Booth #N945) will be able to see the premium kitchen appliances for themselves. For more information on Signature Kitchen Suite appliances, please visit http://www.thesignaturekitchen.com.
About Signature Kitchen Suite
Signature is a new luxury brand of super-premium kitchen appliances developed by global appliance leader LG Electronics but marketed separately from the LG brand. Your kitchen is where life happens. It's a stage where you put on your best performances, creating cuisine, memories and impressions. It's a canvas where you make your personal statements, each day. Thus, we designed our Signature Kitchen Suite to embody the excitement, style and personalization that you and your family bring to the kitchen. From WIFI-enabled ovens to faster heating cooktops to more intelligently designed refrigerators, our elegant suite of innovative appliances not only serves your culinary demands, it enhances your total kitchen experience. The kitchen is indeed a magical place with endless possibilities. Signature kitchens bring those possibilities to life in the most extraordinary ways.
Lumit Audio Announces Release of LumitÂ®, Digital Audio Workstation Software Launch at NAMM 2016
BOSTON, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumit Audio, LLC, is pleased to announce the release of LumitÂ®, an innovative Digital Audio Workstation. Lumit is ready for release on January 21st, 2016 at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
Lumit has been designed from the ground up for rapid unbridled music creation. Rooted in sophisticated simplicity, Lumit has organized its features into the most navigable user interface to ever hit the music software market. By removing complex menu options and simplifying the user interface, the artist is given a tool for music creation that will open up new possibilities and boost creativity. Lumit boasts professional desktop functionality, speed of workflow, and a flat learning curve that allows the artist to create complex musical ideas at a fraction of their current time. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just getting into music production, Lumit will have you making more music, more often, today.
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Multi-touch functionality coupled with advanced MIDI mapping make Lumit the most robust hands-on recording experience for the digital domain. Think of Lumit as your creative sketch pad; putting the professional sequencing and mixing capabilities you need to take your music further - right at your fingertips.
Lumit will retail for $149.99 and be available for download at http://www.lumit-audio.com on January 21st, 2016. There will also be a free 30 day trial offered to those users not ready to commit right away.
Boutique audio DSP FX suite
Drag-and-drop audio, MIDI, and VST files
Extensive mixing console
Full automation recording & sequencing capabilities
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and much more...
In celebration of the release, the Lumit Audio, LLC team has partnered with the voice of Yes, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jon Anderson, and Emmy-nominated composer/guitarist Sean McKee for the world premiere of an original composition written and recorded with Lumit. The song will be performed live at the Lumit NAMM booth (201C-3), January 21st at 2pm.
About Lumit Audio, LLC
Lumit Audio, LLC is a Boston-based advanced audio technology company focused on developing revolutionary methods for music creation. Our flagship product, Lumit, has proven to yield professional music, while eliminating the complexity presented by traditional systems. We offer a breakthrough technology that challenges the conventional standard - leading the music software industry into the 21st Century.
CarbonTV Launches New iOS App at the 2016 SHOT Show
Live from the largest trade show in the shooting and hunting industry, streaming video powerhouse CarbonTV launches new, free iOS app
DETROIT, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of outdoor-related programming can now watch full episodes and seasons of premium hunting, shooting, fishing, farming, equine, off-road and country lifestyle shows, for FREE, on the new CarbonTV iOS app.
Hailed as the #1 streaming video platform in the outdoors, the new iOS app from CarbonTV offers:
-- An extensive library of free HD outdoor and rural lifestyle content
-- Full episodes and seasons of new shows, films, clips and personalities
-- Captivating original series and short films
-- Access to CarbonTV's renowned Carbon Cams, including the CRUSH Deer Cam
and live eagle cam
-- Chances to win swag from popular outdoor shows and brands through
-- A personalized experience allowing users to follow their favorite shows
and curate their own video playlists
-- The ability to beam to your TV screen through Apple AirPlay
Download the five-star rated CarbonTV iOS app for free: http://apple.co/1Niz17J
Available on CarbonTV.com, Roku, Xbox One, Samsung SmartTVs and now on iOS, the digital streaming destination continues to make it easy for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the best outdoor-related programming on the go.
"We've been inundated with positive feedback from users thanking us for making outdoor content accessible and free at a time when cable packages continue to skyrocket in price and cut outdoor programming from their offerings," says Daniel Seliger, EVP of Content and Marketing at Carbon Media Group. "From college students streaming hunting shows in their dorm rooms to Marines overseas who miss whitetail season, we're committed to providing broader access and quality programming for our users - those who love the outdoors - the Carbon Class."
The best of what's happening outdoors is happening here. With more than 125 shows and millions of monthly views, CarbonTV is the leading online streaming destination for outdoor and rural lifestyle video. CarbonTV is the digital home to acclaimed shows, such as Bone Collector, Heartland Bowhunter's Behind The Draw, American Harvest, Major League Bowhunter, SCORE Int'l, American Elements and the RIDE TV network. All video content is available on demand, for free at CarbonTV.com and through the CarbonTV app available on iOS devices, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One. To learn more, visithttp://www.carbontv.com. Download our app: http://apple.co/1Niz17J. Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarbonTV.
CentralColo Welcomes Baidu Research to Its High Density Data & Compute Center
SUNNYVALE, California, January 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
CentralColo, is proud to announce that it has completed deployment of Baidu Research
into its new pay per use high density focused data center.
Baidu Research had been searching for the right partner to empower its growth. "The
unique demands of doing cutting-edge research using an HPC cluster made it crucial to find
the right partner for us in the area.Â Due to the high density in our compute clusters and
evolving requirements that necessitate short timelines and flexible arrangements it was
important to find a provider we were happy with. Â The team at CentralColo was able to
quickly and attentively provide us with the power, cooling, and other requirements needed
to continue and expand our research."
CentralColo's investment into high density data and compute center, has enabled the
company to attract Silicon Valley firms that are in need of the power and cooling to
support their complex data crunching and calculations.
"We are excited to have Baidu Research in our new high density Data Center. We realize
that with the need for big data comes big power and cooling challenges, and with our
capital improvements, we have been able to provide the perfect platform for this crucial
business need," says Arman Khalili, CEO of CentralColo. "We have seen an increase of
customers requesting cabinets with 15 to 25 KW density so we invested in our
infrastructure in order to support IT loads up to 25 KW per cabinet."
CentralColo first facility is in the heart of Silicon Valley and well positioned to
address the needs of both mission critical IT loads and also the high density compute
requirements such as research and development, testing, warehousing and staging platforms.
Â CentralColo can offer the flexibility to configure space, power and cooling in a per pay
use data center model.
CentralColo has assembled a team of industry veterans to operate prime data center
properties and has opened its first data center Silicon Valley in June 2015. CentralColo
focuses on offering pay per use scalable data and compute center solutions while providing
high touch customer service. Â We will be expanding our operations to additional locations
to address our client's IT requirements.
About Baidu ResearchÂ
Baidu Research, a division of Baidu, Inc., brings together top researchers, scientists
and engineers from around the world to work on fundamental AI technologies. Research areas
include image recognition, speech recognition, natural language processing, robotics, and
CentralColo owns and operates regulated data centers delivering a basic formula; fiber
connectivity, high power and efficient cooling, retail and wholesale services, and metered
power down to a single circuit. Â CentralColo's first facility is a large carrier neutral,
network dense and cross connect friendly Tier III 95,000 SF data and compute with over 8
MW of IT load in the heart of Silicon Valley.
For quotes, photographs, or additional information, contact: David Hawkins.
David Hawkins - Dir. of Marketing, CentralColo, LLC.Â
Full Episodes Of Hit Anime TV Series YO-KAI WATCH(TM) On YouTube Now!
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A robust mobile app experience for the hit anime series YO-KAI WATCH(TM) - dubbed YO-KAI WATCH LAND(TM) -- is now available for download on compatible iOS and Android devices in the US, Canada, and Australia, it was jointly announced today by LEVEL-5 abby Inc. and Hasbro, Inc.
The app was developed by LEVEL-5, in collaboration with Hasbro. The app features virtual games and other fun experiences as well as integration with collectible Yo-kai Medals developed by Hasbro as part of its YO-KAI WATCH product line, available in stores now in U.S. and Canada.
In the app, the fun and crazy atmosphere of YO-KAI WATCH has been distilled into a virtual theme park called YO-KAI WATCH LAND. You can play games and take pictures with more than 200 Yo-kai characters, and fans can also look forward to sections of the park opening up in the future.
The current version of the imaginative, multi-featured YO-KAI WATCH LAND app allows fans to:
-- Explore character bios of over 200 Yo-kai, and play with 2D and 3D
character models in the WIKI
-- Take a picture with your favorite Yo-kai in the PHOTOBOOTH
-- Watch your Yo-kai Medals from Hasbro "come to life" using the Augmented
Reality BEFRIEND ZONE
-- Register your Yo-kai Medals to unlock Yo-kai for use in the PHOTOBOOTH
and in MINI GAMES
Games in the app include:
-- MANJI MESS, a fun pinball style game where your medals come to life
-- CAPSULE ESCAPE, where you help your Yo-kai roll out of a giant Capsule
-- ROBO CHOCO, where you guide Robonyan's robo-arm to gather cocoa and make
To download the app, please visit:
YO-KAI WATCH((TM)) is a cross-media universe, following the hilarious misadventures of an average human boy and his involvement with the mischievous Yo-kai (invisible beings that are the cause of life's daily annoyances) all around him. Our young hero obtains a special watch, empowering him to discover and summon the mysterious Yo-kai, befriend them and then work together to solve everyday problems... problems that are often caused by other trouble-making Yo-kai! Discover the adventures of Nate and his Yo-kai companions via video game, animated comedy series, comics, toys and video on demand. View full episodes on the official YO-KAI WATCH YouTube channel -- http://www.youtube.com/c/YOKAIWATCH -- and visit the official website at http://www.Yo-Kai-World.com.
About LEVEL-5 abby Inc.
LEVEL-5 abby Inc. is a multi-media, cross-platform global entertainment company, operating at the frontier where new technology and great story telling intersect. The company creates, produces and distributes highly engaging content for children, adults and game/anime fans worldwide, and brings universally themed popular game and animation content from Japan to fans globally. The company's tentpole franchises - YO-KAI WATCH((TM)), Little Battler's eXperience((TM)) (LBX((TM))) and SNACK WORLD((TM)), the latter currently in production- are debuting before western audiences via multiple touch points, including animation, toys, manga/comics, music, and live entertainment. As the company expands, LEVEL-5 abby will also develop original entertainment content designed specifically for Western and global markets. LEVEL-5 abby Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. To learn more, please visit http://www.level5.co.jp/abby.
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and lifestyle licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company's Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
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Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. Launches the ADX V, a Next Generation Distributed Antenna System (DAS)
New DAS platform delivers superior wireless coverage and capacity for multi-carriers in the industry's smallest footprint
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless In-Building Technology Update Forum -- Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. ("ADRF" or the "Company"), a leading provider of wireless coverage and capacity solutions, announced today the launch of the ADX V, an evolution of its DAS platform. This new solution uses modular architecture and is ideal for supporting both single carrier and neutral host applications. The ADX V is the most flexible platform on the market that provides a genuinely future-proofed solution allowing consumers to only pay for what they need now. The ADX V provides all the benefits of ADRF's legacy DAS, including modularity, hot-swappable design, user friendly web-based monitoring system, and power consumption efficiency, and it also comes in a significantly reduced form factor. With up to 60% in space saving, the ADX V is not only smaller in dimension but also lighter in weight, which results in a small, more aesthetic enclosure which is simpler to install even in a small telecom closet with limited space.
Featuring unique, patented technologies, the ADX V is ideal for providing wireless coverage for multiple dwelling units (MDU), commercial buildings, large venues and campuses, and metropolitan areas since it can eliminate the need for multiple wireline infrastructure by using a single strand of fiber to support multiple wireless operators.
"Our new ADX V DAS represents not only the culmination of Distributed Antenna System as an advanced technological platform but also one that addresses 21st century demands such as energy, space, and cost efficiency," said Julie Song, President of ADRF. "The ADX V epitomizes our company's design philosophy of ultimate modularity to enable a perfect fit for virtually any application or venue."
-- Flexible platform allows any combination of 700MHz, 700/800MHz Public
Safety, Cellular, SMR800, PCS, AWS, WCS, and 2.5GHz
-- Class-leading output power with 2W, 5W, 20W, and 40W in all bands
-- Save up to 60% rack space compared to the previous ADX DAS Series, with
improved power efficiency
-- IP66 rated for NEBS compliancy
-- 4.3-10 type connectors to mitigate passive intermodulation (PIM)
-- Ability to daisy chain multiple Head Ends to monitor all Head Ends from
a single point of interface
-- Supports up to a maximum of 64 Remote Units per Head End
-- Requires only a single strand of single mode fiber per Remote Unit
-- Supports MIMO on all bands, within the same chassis
-- Remote monitoring and control capability using Web-based GUI
The ADX V will be available for commercial deployment in Spring 2016. For product pricing and availability, please contact email@example.com. ADRF will showcase the ADX V at the Verizon Wireless In-Building Technology Update Forum (IBTUF) on January 19 - 22, 2016. To learn more about the ADX V, visit http://www.adrftech.com.
About Advanced RF Technologies, Inc.
Advanced RF Technologies, Inc. ("ADRF") is an established, leading provider of in-building equipment and services that improve wireless coverage and capacity for the largest service providers and enterprise customers around the world. ADRF's product suite encompasses distributed antenna systems, repeaters, small cells, antennas, and passive components. ADRF is proud to be certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) and has achieved TL 9000 and ISO 9001 certifications. We are also a member of the HetNet Forum, APCO, IWPC, as well as the Northeast DAS Forum. For more information, please visit http://adrftech.com/.
Synaptics TouchPad and Biometrics Solutions Selected for Innovative New Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced Lenovo has selected Synaptics' TouchPad((TM)) solution and Natural ID((TM)) one-touch fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication on its new ThinkPad X1 family including the X1 Tablet, a modular device designed with mobility in mind that can be adapted to fit a variety of use cases, from a portable entertainment center, to a creativity device, or a productivity laptop.
Synaptics' industry-leading TouchPad solution leverages an advanced, touch-sensitive interface to provide reliable and accurate screen navigation, cursor movement, application control, and a platform for interactive input. TouchPad's advanced driver features and adaptable design were vital in keeping the X1 Tablet ultrathin while maintaining feature rich functionality.
Synaptics' Natural ID fingerprint identification solution combines the highest levels of security for device login and online identity protection with simple, intuitive ease-of-use. Natural ID's one-touch design, backed by Synaptics' deep system integration expertise, delivers the reliability and scale to successfully service the fingerprint authentication needs of top-tier OEMs and high-volume production.
"The inclusion of our fingerprint identification solution and touch interfaces in the Lenovo X1 Tablet demonstrates our proven ability to build products that scale across multiple markets," said Ritu Favre, senior vice president and general manager, Biometrics Product Division, Synaptics. "Lenovo is a valuable Synaptics partner and shares our vision for ensuring robust security and an incredible user experience."
Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of the human interface revolution, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics' broad portfolio of touch, display, and biometrics products is built on the company's rich R&D, extensive IP and dependable supply chain capabilities. With solutions designed for mobile, PC and automotive industries, Synaptics combines ease of use, functionality and aesthetics to enable products that help make our digital lives more productive, secure and enjoyable. (NASDAQ: SYNA) http://www.synaptics.com.
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David Hurd, Synaptics, Incorporated
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InfoSonics Goes Bigger and Better with its 4G LTE 6-Inch Phablet: the verykoolÂ® Cyprus LTE
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoSonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IFON) today unveiled its 4G LTE 6-inch phablet, the verykoolÂ® Cyprus LTE (SL6010).
The Cyprus LTE is the successor to the popular Cyprus. This second generation Cyprus features a unique 2.5 dimensional curved screen, HD display, tempered glass, and front and rear cameras with LED flash, all encased within a uni-body design crafted by a CNC processing technique delivering a solid feel and natural curve. It's equipped with five LTE bands, three 3G bands and four 2G bands, and is appointed with a flex SIM card tray offering either dual SIM or single SIM and SD Card support (up to 64GB of expandable storage).
The new verykoolÂ® Cyprus LTE is expected to be available for purchase byMonday, January 25th at a suggested retail price of $199.90(U.S.).
"The Cyprus LTE fuses a tablet and smartphone into one single dynamic device powered by multi-band CAT 4G architecture and delivers the speed, battery life, reliability, and top-quality design that customers have come to expect from verykool," said Joseph Ram, InfoSonics president and chief executive officer. "As a company we are dedicated to expanding our 4G LTE product offerings that showcase unique and competitive features priced at an exceptional value, and the Cyprus LTE is a true testament to that commitment."
The Cyprus LTE proudly features MediaTek's MT6735P LTE baseband processor powered by four 64 bit Cortex - A53 ARM 1.0GHz cores along with MediaTek's MiraVision(TM) Picture Quality Engine that provides enhanced display color, sharpness and contrast to the device.
Core Specs: verykoolÂ® CYPRUS LTE
-- Android 5.1 Lollipop
-- 6-inch HD IPS-LCD Capacitive Touch Display (720 x 1280p), with tempered
-- 13MP Camera with Autofocus and LED flash, 8MP Front-Facing Camera with
-- 1 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, External Storage via microSD up to 64 GB
-- 2,500 mAh Po Battery delivering 50% faster charging time compared to
-- Speakerphone, proximity/light/gravity sensor and 3.5mm audio jack
-- Fully accessorized including a protective case, screen protector, stereo
headset, travel charger and microUSB data cable.
The verykoolÂ® portfolio runs the gamut from basic feature phones and sleek and sophisticated smartphones, including a series of ruggedized phones for the most extreme users, to phablets for those who prefer the big screen experience.
InfoSonics is a San Diego-based manufacturer and provider of wireless handsets and related products to carriers, distributors and consumers throughout the U.S. and Latin America under the verykoolÂ® brand. InfoSonics is committed to delivering quality products that offer high-end design and impressive functionality at affordable prices. Additional information can be found on our corporate website at http://www.infosonics.com and http://www.verykool.net.
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In a January 10th Flagship Smartphones Battery Life Challenge in China, the Meizu PRO5
with PowerXtend was the last device running after all other screens went dark. The PRO5 is
the first device to integrate PowerXtend version 3.5, the latest version of the product
that introduces the groundbreaking, patented, ICE power saving engine.
The test was conducted live in front of one hundred referees and tens of thousands
ofÂ online viewers. All test devices were operated under the same conditions, playing the
classic mobile phone game "Need for Speed". To ensure test consistency, brand new devices
were set to flight mode, screen brightness of 150nits, sound muted and battery charged
100%. The Nexus 6P with a 3,450 mAh battery was the first to shut down after 3 hours 29
minutes of intensive gaming. The Huawei Mate8, equipped with a 4,000 mAh battery gave up
after 6 hours 11 minutes and at 6 hours 48 minutes the iPhone 6s Plus left the game after
its 2750 mAh battery ran dead. The Meizu PRO5, with Lucid's PowerXtend integrated,
outlasted all other devices with a whopping 7 hours 4 minutes battery life. This result is
even more impressive, considering that the device packs a 3,050 mAh battery, the lowest
capacity amongst all Android devices tested.
"Higher battery capacity does not always imply longer operating time, and also comes
with a toll of increased weight, space and cost. Lucid's PowerXtend power saving software
extends device battery life by optimizing device processing for various apps and content,
without compromise to functionality" said Adina Shorr, Lucid CEO, after the contest. "The
results speak for themselves, attesting that Lucid's approach enables devices with any
battery capacity to provide winning performance under the challenging requirements of
Lucid's PowerXtend has become the de-facto standard for Android mobile power saving
software and the Meizu PRO5 is the first smartphone model to support the newest PowerXtend
version 3.5. The new version introduces the ICE, a groundbreaking power saving engine
based on patented technology. ICE sets a new standard for the user experience, enabling
longer playing time and lower device heat.
Lucidlogix Technologies (http://www.lucidlogix.com) provides software for power
saving solutions, satisfying the growing demand for performance and mobility. Benefiting
from Lucid's core graphics technologies, Lucid's proprietary algorithms and software
solutions dramatically improves mobile performance for Android devices. Lucidlogix is
privately held and headquartered in Israel.
Konke K Kit, the Smallest Smart Home System, Set to Debut on Indiegogo
HANGZHOU, China, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- K Kit, a hub-centric smart home system designed by Hangzhou Konke Information Technology Co., Ltd., is launching crowd funding via Indiegogo on January 25 as the first project of the China Pilot Program (CPP) launched by Indiegogo and Makebator this year.
Equipped with a temperature and humidity sensor, motion sensor, infrared remote control, radio frequency remote control and other expandable units, K Kit allows home owners to build an affordable smart home with a virtual housekeeper that knows their daily routines and can manage the devices automatically.
K Kit can send users a 24-hour report on indoor temperature and humidity, the security system also detects and reports anomalies promptly when users are away from home and it is very easy to install. Simply plug in the K Kit and control it via the app on a cellphone.
"K Kit offers an opportunity for people to begin building a smart life at lower cost," said Johnnie Lin, Co-Founder of Konke. "Building the automation system relies on logical thinking and reliable technology, and we thrive to bring products that best meet the customers' needs."
Konke's product design team has adopted a black and white, round and square design idea that's different from the conventional hardware designs. The company has now released three products in the K series, including the first generation and Mini K series and has adjusted the designs based on the customer reviews and feedback. This has included eliminating several functions while keeping the charging protection, timing and task delay and infrared remote control.
The Konke team is busy preparing for the Indiegogo launch with support from Z-Spaceship, and K Kit is due for release alongside the crowd funding on January 25.
Founded in 2010, Konke is a high-tech company based in Hangzhou, China that provides smart home products and services in product design, research, production, sales and management. Konke products are well-known for their high power and beautiful design which has helped the company develop strong partnerships with leading retailers like Alibaba, Baidu, JD.com, Lenovo and Meizu.
KUKE: Extra Memory and Power in One Beautifully Slim Case
BEIJING, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KUKE is a revolutionary new case that takes the place of a powerbank, an iPhone storage disk, and a protection case all in one sleekly designed smartphone case available for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6S Plus. This iPhone accessory provides up to 70% extra battery life and up to 64G extra storage without any of the bulk that is typical of similar products on the market. It's easy to charge the case with the same lightning cable used for the iPhone: after the phone has fully charged, the KUKE case charges.
To further expand the storage capabilities of the KUKE case is the KUKE App. The app makes it easy to backup photos, videos, music, and other files. It can be used like a USB drive to browse or drag and drop files and sync them to a phone or computer instantly. Storage on the app is limitless.
"We use our iPhones constantly during our everyday lives. However, we found we had the same problem all the time; our phones were always dying or running out of storage. We were tired of carrying around a charging cord and deleting things like pictures and music that we wanted to keep on our phone. That is what inspired us to create KUKE." explained KUKE Co-Founder, Dino.
The team at KUKE is made up of creators with a strong background in technology. They are intimately familiar all the details of Apple's newest technology products and are well versed in the processes of product development. They share a passion for innovation and simplifying people's lives through better technology.
In order to build a community around their brand and to raise funds to cover their minimum production order, KUKE has launched an Indiegogo campaign. The KUKE case will be available for pre-order until February 13, 2016.
Following the launch in November of Kerio Control NG100 - an appliance for smaller
businesses and remote offices - Kerio today launched two more models to complete the
network security appliance line-up.
The new Kerio Control NG300 and NG500 appliances are full-featured Unified Threat
Management solutions, which include comprehensive firewall and router, Intrusion Detection
and Prevention (IPS), gateway antivirus, VPN and content filtering.
The new Kerio Operator V300 appliance is an advanced VoIP telephony solution for SMBs
that replaces traditional PBX solutions. It has a quad core processor and includes
advanced call handling for 180 concurrent calls, routing, and more.
"Our new range of hardware provides a comprehensive choice of appliances and is
designed to better meet the needs of today's small businesses," said HeatherÂ Paunet, VP
Products. "The Kerio Control NG series helps to better protect businesses from growing
cybersecurity threats, and the new Kerio Operator V300 enables users to enjoy a low-cost,
high-end phone system."
Kerio Control NG300 provides growing businesses the security and protection they need
and is available with a 25 user limit or unlimited users. Prices start from $1,250
For larger businesses requiring a more powerful rack mountable appliance, Kerio
Control NG500 is available with a 100 user limit or unlimited users, ensuring a secure
network and enhancing employee productivity. Prices start from $3,250 USD/EUR2,903 EUR.
For more information and technical specifications on the Kerio Control NG Series
Kerio Operator V300 is available at $895 USD/EUR785 EUR.
VisitÂ http://www.kerio.com/operatorÂ for more information.
About Kerio TechnologiesÂ Â
Kerio provides safe, simple, and secure business productivity solutions to more than
60,000 small and mid-sized businesses and millions of users globally. Our award-winning
email, UTM/firewall, VOIP, and collaboration solutions are distributed through a network
of more than 6,000 reseller partners. Kerio is a profitable and growing technology leader
headquartered in San Jose, California with offices in the United Kingdom, the Czech
Republic, Russia, Australia, and Brazil.
TechFaith to Launch Sleek, 4G Smartphone for Mass Market
BEIJING, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- China TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) ("TechFaith" or the "Company") today announced it will launch a new 4G smartphone, branded the M2, to target higher volume, mass market opportunities. TechFaith plans to ship its sleek M2 in the first quarter of 2016.
TechFaith's M2 will be one of the slimmest IP68-certified smartphones on the market. The Android-based, M2 features a 5.0 inch HD LCD screen with 3(rd) generation Gorilla Glass, dual cameras, a quad core processor and a host of outdoor applications, including a barometer, compass, torch light and magnifying glass.
Mr. Deyou Dong, President and CEO of TechFaith, said, "We designed our latest smartphone, the M2, to give us a strong competitive offering to go after higher volume, mass market opportunities in both the Domestic China market and internationally. By leveraging our extensive R&D and design expertise and resources, we were able to build an appropriately priced 4G phone, with the thin profile and durability important to consumers today. This is one our first models developed specifically for higher volume, mass market opportunities, which have not historically been a primary focus of our development, marketing and sales resources. We will continue to work to adjust our roadmap to the constantly evolving markets we serve."
About TechFaith (NASDAQ:CNTF)
TechFaith (NASDAQ: CNTF) is a developer, owner and operator of commercial real estate properties across China as well as a China-based mobile solutions provider for the global mobile handsets market. TechFaith continues to maintain a team of professional engineers focused on the development of ruggedized smart devices for both its consumer and enterprise segments, although it started investing in the construction of buildings and facilities in 2009 as part of its growth and business diversification strategy, gradually shifting away from its traditional focus on the mobile solutions and handset markets. The Company currently focuses on developing office space that can serve as anchor bases in areas with developing economies, as it meets the needs of both established businesses and innovative start-up companies in China. For more information, please visit http://www.techfaithwireless.com.
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Opgal Integrates Fire Detection into Firefighting Logistics System
KARMIEL, Israel, January 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Sii AT(TM) Fire Detection Camera Provides Real Time Thermal Video to Locus TransFire
(TM) System Â
Opgal [http://www.opgal.com ] has announced the integration of its Vumii Sii AT Fire
Detection Camera into the Locus TransFire System in Norway. The integration of the thermal
cameras enables a live thermal video feed, sending real time alerts with coordinates
directly to the TransFire system to enable prevention and fast response to fires.
"With the Sii AT's Fire Risk Detection capabilities, a virtually unlimited amount of
fire and heat sources can be detected, while avoiding false alarms from hot spots at the
scene," said Amit Mattatia, President & CEO of Opgal. "Fire, or even an increase in heat
occurring before fire actually starts, can be detected as far as 6 kilometers away. Visual
alarms are displayed on the operator's screen, while simultaneously sending alert signals
for both fire and risk of fire over a wide area network, enabling emergency services to
respond in a timely fashion."
Sii AT is part of Opgal's broad line of Vumii thermal cameras and camera systems,
allowing fast detection and reaction to a large amount of security threats and safety
The TransFire system, developed by Locus Public Safety AS, a key supplier of logistics
solutions to emergency services, is used by a large percentage of emergency call centers
in Norway. Using detailed maps, the system helps with decision making and improves
resource management, providing full integration of all fire-related systems to provide a
complete firefighting logistics system. The Vumii Sii AT fire detection camera has been
fully integrated into Locus' TransFire system. Â Once the camera triggers an alarm, the
information is fed into the fire command center and a fire truck is dispatched. The data
is automatically plotted onto a map and displayed real time on a screen in the fire truck,
ensuring that the team has the exact location and all necessary information before arrival
at the scene.
The integration process was facilitated by Nortelco Electronics AS. The additional
fire detection capabilities provided by Opgal are slated for use in a number of towns and
facilities at risk of fire throughout Norway and further afield.
Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd. http://www.opgal.com is a leading global provider of
innovative infrared imaging systems and advanced vision and surveillance solutions. Using
state-of-the-art thermal and other imaging technologies, Opgal leverages advanced
electro-optics and image processing expertise to create high performance, versatile
visualization products. Founded more than 30 years ago, Opgal is a major supplier to
leading contractors and integrators, as well as corporate and professional customers in
over 60 countries.
Find-a-stairlift.co.uk Introduces Verified Stairlift Suppliers From the Region
LONDON, January 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
A stairlift offers more mobility and independence within a person's own four walls.
But how is the most suitable stairlift supplier to be found? The answer to this question
can be found at http://www.find-a-stairlift.co.uk. The website provides a unique
online comparison service and with over 200 verified suppliers is the UK's biggest portal
for matching stairlift suppliers with customers.
Should the stairs in a person's own home become too difficult to climb, a stairlift
can be a great help. It promotes independence and restores quality of life. However,
searching for the right company consumes lots of time and energy. The solution: customers
can find the most suitable stairlift supplier in their areas via the website
Find-a-strairlift.co.uk - free of charge and at no obligation.
How the comparison service worksÂ
It is very straightforward: customers can describe the stairlift they require on http://www.find-a-stairlift.co.uk using an online questionnaire. Three suppliers from
their region are then introduced to them. These have been checked beforehand for service
quality, creditworthiness and reliability. The customer receives individual offers for his
or her ideal stairlift and can compare them directly. This enables him or her to save time
when finding a supplier and save up to 30% on the purchase. The online service is
completely free and carries no obligation.
Find-a-stairlift.co.uk is a service of http://www.kauferportal.com, Europe's
number 1 for matching customers with regional companies and service providers. More than
20,000 stairlifts have been successfully installed in Europe so far. The comparison
service has also been operating in the UK since 2015. With over 200 verified suppliers,
Find-a-stairlift.co.uk is among the rising stars of comparison portals for stairlifts.
Beko KÃ¤uferportal GmbHÂ
Samsung launches ATIV Book 9 Spin and ATIV Book 9 Pro, the first laptops to feature Assertive Display by Apical
The ATIV Book 9 range are the first laptops to take advantage of Assertive Display, already deployed widely in smartphones and tablets
LONDON, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Apical, developer of advanced imaging technologies for mobile devices, announces that Samsung uses Assertive Display to enhance the quality of its ATIV Book 9 Pro, a high-performance laptop with a 4K display, and the ATV 9 Book Spin, a 2-in-1 laptop.
Both products feature what Samsung calls "real-time HDR," controllable by the user via a dedicated function key, which are enabled by Assertive Display. Real-time HDR allows users to watch movies and play games even outdoors in sunshine, and also enables laptop brightness to be reduced to save battery without impacting the viewability of such content.
Assertive Display has already been widely adopted by leading smartphone and tablet makers worldwide, since it enables a high-quality, multimedia experience from darkness to bright sunlight, while at the same time conserving battery life. Assertive Display is based on over a decade's research into human vision and has emerged as the primary means for mobile devices to deliver a seamless viewing experience in any viewing conditions.
Says Michael Tusch, CEO of Apical: "After seeing Assertive Display become the standard in display management for smartphones and tablets, we're very pleased to see Samsung become the first laptop vendor to introduce this technology. Coupled with the high-quality 4K display, the ATIV Book 9 Pro provides a level of multimedia experience not previously seen on a laptop."
Apical is the leader in advanced imaging and video processing technology. The company's products are derived from original research into the human visual system and are designed to maximize the performance of a wide range of image capture and display devices. Apical works primarily with OEMs and semiconductor manufacturers for whom imaging capture and display are critical components. Apical is a privately-held company based in the UK. For more information, visit http://www.apical.co.uk.
Blade & Soul Now Available in North America and Europe
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NCSOFT West's highly anticipated MMORPG, Blade & Soul, is now available in North America and Europe to play for free. Set in a world inspired by Asian fantasy, Blade & Soul invites players to jump headfirst into the game's breathtaking personal storyline of vengeance and betrayal, featuring an innovative combat system and rich gameplay experience.
"The launch of Blade & Soul is a significant moment and represents one of the most important online launches for players in 2016," said John Burns, Senior Vice President at NCSOFT West. "Fans finally have the chance to experience the amazing gameplay, distinctive action and dynamic combat that sets this game apart from others on the market."
Blade & Soul delivers an engaging story and vibrant world for players to explore as they seek revenge for the death of their slaughtered Master by the wicked Jinsoyun. Featuring martial arts inspired gameplay and mystical movement abilities, such as gliding through the air, dashing on water, and running upon walls, the game's fast-paced and fluid action-combat system combines perfect timing, defensive skills and combo moves for players to develop their fighting abilities for the ultimate strike.
Blade and Soul is fully localized into English, German and French, and includes seven classes and an up-to-date feature set from the Korean version of the game. Players will initially enjoy a character level cap of 45, more than 30 dungeons, Acts 1-3 of the story setting, and other exciting content like the popular equalized PvP Arena. Two additional epic-level dungeons will be introduced to the game upon launch - Blackram Supply Chain and E. Fleet Supply Chain - providing a significant challenge to players and popular rewards. In the months following launch, NCSOFT will release regular content updates and patches to keep fans enticed and hungry for more.
About Blade & Soul
Blade & Soul(Â®), developed by NCSOFT's Team Bloodlust, tells the story of players' quest for vengeance and redemption against a backdrop of Asian fantasy, set in a beautifully crafted online world. Blade & Soul prominently features martial arts inspired combat and Windwalking movement, as depicted in classic Asian martial arts adventure films. For more information on Blade & Soul, visit http://www.bladeandsoul.com/.
About NCSOFT West
NCSOFT(Â®) is the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Aion(Â®), Blade & Soul(Â®), Lineage(Â®), Guild Wars(Â®) and WildStar(Â®) franchises. NCSOFT West is a division of NCSOFT that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at http://www.ncsoft.com/
Microchip Offers Award-winning MPLAB(R) XC PRO Compilers in Low-cost, Renewable Monthly Subscription License
With the ability to license PRO compiling optimisations on an as needed basis, embedded system designers enjoy profound flexibility
BANGKOK, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has announced a flexible, low-cost, renewable monthly subscription license for the PRO editions of its award-winning MPLAB(Â®) XC line of C compilers. The MPLAB XC8, XC16 and XC32 compilers offer reduced complexity, and provide the best execution speed and code size for all ~1,400 PIC(Â®) microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC(Â®) Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), and are available with three optimisation levels - Free, Standard and PRO. By offering a monthly-subscription PRO license, Microchip is providing 8, 16 and 32-bit MCU designers the ability to make use of the most features and best code optimisation only when needed in the design cycle. Subscribers will also have the ability to receive updated versions of the MPLAB XC compiler type they are subscribed to, without the need for an active Microchip MPLAB XC High Priority Access (HPA) maintenance subscription. Unlike most software subscriptions, this license is not cloud-based, providing designers the additional flexibility of using the compilers offline.
"By adopting the PRO optimisations found in Microchip's MPLAB XC compilers, embedded systems designers have more optimised code sizes and enhanced program execution speed," said Derek Carlson, Microchip's vice president of Development Tools. "Now, with the most flexible compiler licensing option in the industry, customers will also enjoy the freedom to make use of PRO-level compiling only when needed."
The MPLAB XC compilers provide support for the Linux, Mac OS(Â®) and Windows(Â®) operating systems, enabling designers to use their platform of choice for embedded development. Additionally, MPLAB XC is part of Microchip's integrated tool chain of compatible compilers and debugger/programmers that operate seamlessly within the universal, cross-platform and open-source MPLAB X integrated development environment, reducing both learning curves and tool investments. MPLAB XC compilers are also compatible with the legacy MPLAB IDE.
Renewable monthly subscription licenses for the following compilers are available today, by visiting http://www.microchip.com/microchipDIRECT-120115a: MPLAB XC8 PRO Compiler Subscription License (Part # SW006021-SUB), MPLAB XC16 PRO Compiler Subscription License (Part #SW006022-SUB), MPLAB XC32/XC32++ PRO Compiler Subscription License (Part #SW006023-SUB).
The subscription renews automatically on a monthly basis, and can be canceled and restarted at any time. Additionally, Free editions of the MPLAB XC compilers are available for download, and they include the option of a 60-day PRO evaluation trial, at http://www.microchip.com/Compilers-120115a. For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorised worldwide distributor.
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Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com/Homepage-120115a.
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Fujitsu Announces Innovative Retail Advancements and Solutions at Retail's BIG Show 2016
New products showcased at the Fujitsu booth poised to change employee roles and customer experiences in-store
NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu today introduced new solutions for retailers to enable faster and easier transactions, optimize the role of the sales associate, implement wearable technology for employees and ultimately, significantly enhance customer experience. New technologies from Fujitsu are being showcased at the Fujitsu booth (#3805) at the National Retail Federation (NRF) BIG Show on January 17-20, 2016, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
"In today's retail environment, highly engaged shoppers are looking to get what they need in as short a time as possible, and retail technology is undergoing dramatic changes as a result," said Marc Janssens, executive vice president of Retail at Fujitsu America, Inc. "Fujitsu is meeting these new demands by introducing new solutions that help deliver omni-channel functionality and lower POS times, as well as innovations that empower retail staff to streamline sales activities through wearable technology, automated systems and easily navigable point-of-sale (POS) products, all of which deliver a superior in-store customer experience."
Fujitsu is showcasing its extended portfolio of retail solutions at the Fujitsu booth at NRF including:
-- FUJITSU Impulse(TM): The first self-service unit specifically designed
for a convenience store-type environment. With a footprint that is one
quarter of the size of the FUJITSU U-ScanÂ® GenesisÂ® II unit or a
traditional Self-Checkout unit (four Impulse units = one Self-Checkout
unit), it fits easily into smaller stores, leaving more room for
merchandise and working as an automated assistant to help manage lines
and purchase flow.
-- FUJITSU Fresco(TM): A new POS selling application that allows grocers to
increase profitability by boosting productivity in stores, operations
and IT groups. Fujitsu Fresco software offers a customizable POS and
cash management solution that builds upon traditional POS products to
deliver a seamlessly-integrated experience geared specifically at the
grocery industry, but also adapting well to food service, pharmacy,
cosmetics, clothing and other product areas. With omni-channel becoming
a key to success for retailers, Fujitsu Fresco software offers
functionality that allows in-store customers to buy items that aren't
physically available in the store.
-- FUJITSU U-Scan 6.0: This latest release of the new U-Scan 6.0 software
makes self-checkout faster and easier to use for the customer, more
practical for the attendant managing self-checkout, and includes
upgrades to security, as well as wearable tech compatibility. A suite of
features enhances the customer experience from colorful new screens to
configuration options that can reduce weight security issues by up to
40%. Retailers now have more direct control over the multimedia
experience, allowing them to include advertisements or to match their
seasonal in-store displays, by customizing the self-checkout experience
-- Retail Wearables: Fujitsu's patent pending wearable solutions in retail
represent a low cost and efficient way to manage customers and checkout
lanes on the go. Integrated with U-Scan, Fresco and Impulse products,
these wearable devices keep your staff in touch with management and with
customers who need help. Retail Wearables also keep associates' hands
free to prepare food, assist customers or work on other tasks, all while
managing checkout lanes. This new generation of smaller wearable
devices, adapted by Fujitsu for retail use, makes it easy to keep staff
simultaneously connected with management and customers. With Microsoft,
Fujitsu will be demonstrating this new technology at NRF on the
Microsoft Band 2 smart band, which offers a high-level of functionality
at a highly competitive price point. "Fujitsu and Microsoft have been
working together for nearly 20 years, and this latest collaboration
reaffirms why we've worked so well together during that time. The latest
innovation is the application of our Microsoft Band platform to the
retail environment, demonstrating new ways to drive value from the new
Microsoft Band, and also access an undiscovered market for wearable
technology," said Marty Ramos, head of Strategy and Innovation,
Worldwide Retail, Consumer Products and Services at Microsoft.
As a leading provider in retail platforms and products, Fujitsu has worked with retailers across the globe for three decades in more than 100,000 global terminals to provide seamless integration of software, hardware and multi-vendor support, which together enable an enhanced customer experience in an increasingly complex technology environment. The company's strong integration capabilities allow retailers to leverage new innovations and solutions that address technology-savvy consumers who increasingly expect an omni-channel retail experience.
Fujitsu America will be providing live-demonstrations of the new products and solutions at booth #3805 at Retail's Big Show.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Americas
Fujitsu America, Inc. is the parent and/or management company of a group of Fujitsu-owned companies operating in North, Central and South America and Caribbean, dedicated to delivering the full range of Fujitsu products, solutions and services in ICT to our customers in the Western Hemisphere. These companies are collectively referred to as Fujitsu Americas. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit: http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/ and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica
Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo and "shaping tomorrow with you" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.
Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.
Magneti Marelli: Activities at the Las Vegas CES 2016 and at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) 2016
MILAN, January 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Magneti Marelli has entered 2016 by displaying its advanced technologies and products
at two important American events for the automotive sector: the CES (Consumer Electronics
Show) in Las Vegas and the NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) in Detroit.
At the CES, two of the main themes for the automotive sector were connectivity and
displays. Magneti Marelli reflected these themes at the off-site demo event staged in Las
Vegas and also exhibited advanced technologies for lighting, infotainment, telematics and
Regarding the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), scheduled from 11th
to 24th January, many of the Magneti Marelli technological solutions are adopted on the
new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, displayed at the show in Detroit.
Magneti Marelli is contributing to Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio technologies and
components, first and foremost within the area ofÂ electronic systems:Â at the forefront is
theÂ CDCÂ (Chassis Domain Control) electronic control unit, the "brain" of the car, and the
new infotainmentÂ system equipped with an 8.8 "black panel" TFT (Thin Film Transistor)
display which integrates innovative "optical bonding" technologies designed for perfect
With regard toÂ lightingÂ systems, Magneti Marelli has collaborated with Alfa Romeo to
produce the headlamps and rear lamps of the Giulia, distinctive and characteristic design
elements of the car. The Giulia Quadrifoglio headlamps are made with Xenon technology
equipped with AFS (Adaptive Frontlight System) technology and with a 35W lighting module,
a solution that increases the lighting capability by 200% compared to standard halogen
headlamps, thus ensuring greater safety when driving. The LED technology is adopted for
position lights, DRL (Daytime Running Light), cornering lights and for the indicators. The
LED rear tail lights, a synthesis of stylistic and technological excellence, identify the
rear of the car uniquely and distinctively, further enhancing the straight and dynamic
line of the car.
Magneti Marelli also produced the components of the front and rearÂ suspensions,
theÂ exhaust system, the pedal boardÂ and theÂ plastic parts and, in the electronic systems
area, the body computer.
TheÂ Alfa Romeo 4C Spider showed in Detroit is equipped with many Magneti Marelli
technologies: Xenon headlamps and LED rear tail lights, shock absorbers and, in relation
to Powertrain, ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and electro-hydraulic actuators of the
The new Chrysler Pacifica is equipped with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting
technologies and, in particular, headlamps (halogen and Xenon) and rear lamps (bulb and
The second generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric vehicle is equipped with Magneti
Marelli Automotive Lighting eLight LED headlamps as well as rear lamps. Â In addition, both
halogen and Xenon headlamps as well as LED tail lamps are on the new Chevrolet Camaro.
Magneti Marelli lighting technologies are present on the new Audi A4, that is debuting
in Detroit with the All-Road version, with LED rear lamps for the Avant version, Bi-Xenon
25 watt headlamps, LED headlamps and Matrix LED headlamps, fitted with individual and
independent LEDs that harmonise in real-time light emission intensity depending on the
speed and type of route.
Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting LED rear lights are supplied for the new
With regard to the Electronic Systems, the Porsche 911 Turbo adopts the instrument
cluster with the traditional five circular element design that collects all the
information useful for the driver with TFT reconfigurable display.
At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the
second year Magneti Marelli had an exclusive off-site demo event staged in Las Vegas to
display some selected hi-end technologies. Magneti Marelli showed its solutions for
lighting, infotainment, telematics and display, powertrain.
Magneti Marelli placed the focus on lighting with the full-LED Matrix Beam module (LED
full beam with adaptive system for the guidance of the light beam through the LEDs'
selective activation) and on the OLED (organic led) technology rear lamps, that contains
red and amber OLEDs which give a homogeneous appearance regardless of perspective. Even
when the tail light is off, the OLED elements are extremely elegant and appear to be a
silvery mirror. Magneti Marelli also showed signalling lamps with pedestrian notification
of turning. Automotive Lighting also made available a special app for iPad to give the
opportunity to set up the colours and the luminous intensity of the headlamps and rear
Concerning infotainment, telematics and display, Magneti Marelli presented a selection
of the latest generation of instrument panels with AMOLED technology, which are
characterised by reduction of power consumption, greater display speed and very sharp
colours with a more defined contrast. A devoted exhibition space has been dedicated to
AMOLED cluster and AMOLED customizable infotainment and also to a curved AMOLED passenger
display with wireless charging, gesture control, and NFC (Near Field CommunicationÂ ) to
customize user interface.
In order to give customers the best experience possible, both hands-on displays were
set up as well as a seating buck to give customers an in-vehicle experience.
Regarding telematics, Magneti Marelli explored all the potential features that allow
to enable additional services related to connectivity, presenting the Smart Antenna, an
"intelligent" antenna equipped with a modem capable of receiving and transmitting data
from the car to operators of external services.
Concerning motorsport technologies, Magneti Marelli exhibited cutting-edge solutions
such as the Fast Camera, capable of capturing 400 frames per second, which will be
introduced this year to improve passive safety in F1 and the advanced Magneti Marelli
telemetry system supplied to nearly all the F1 teams.
To complement the exhibition, regarding powertrain technologies, Magneti Marelli
exhibited the latest solutions in terms of strategic components and systems for
Magneti Marelli produces advanced systems and components for the automobile industry.
With 89 production units, 12 R&D centres and 26 application centres in 19 countries, more
than 38,000 employees and a turnover of 6,5 billion Euro in 2014, the Group supplies all
the major carmakers in Europe, North and South America and the Far East. The business
areas include Electronic Systems, Lighting, Motor Control, Suspension Systems and Shock
Absorbers, Exhaust Systems, Aftermarket Parts & Services, Plastic Components and Modules,
and Motorsport. Magneti Marelli is part of FCA.Â
Return to Ravenloft in a New Gothic Horror Adventure, Curse of Strahd
A Classic Dungeons & Dragons Villain Rises From the Grave
RENTON, Wash., Jan. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Wizards of the Coast announced Curse of Strahd, a new Dungeons & Dragons adventure set in Castle Ravenloft and the surrounding land of Barovia. Written in collaboration with Tracy and Laura Hickman, the authors of the original Ravenloft adventure published in 1983, Curse of Strahd pits players against the vampire Strahd von Zarovich. Curse of Strahd will be available to everyone on March 15, 2016.
"Revisiting the land of Barovia with the creators of the original Ravenloft adventure has been a highlight of my professional career," said Chris Perkins, principal story designer at Wizards of the Coast. "Tracy and Laura Hickman created a timeless villain whose faults reflect the darkest traits of humanity. I can't begin to describe what it's like to walk through the halls of Castle Ravenloft with its creators as your guides."
Heroes from the Forgotten Realms and other D&D worlds can easily be drawn into Strahd's cursed land. Once there, they must contend with the horrors of Barovia. Its people are melancholy, misshapen and grotesque, living in fear of the wolves and other creatures that serve Strahd's evil will. The only hope for the trapped adventurers is to heed the warnings of a mysterious fortune-teller named Madam Eva. Drawing random cards from her tarokka deck, she directs adventurers to search Strahd's domain for artifacts and allies to help the master of Castle Ravenloft. That is, before he orchestrates your demise for his amusement and feasts on your terror.
While waiting for the adventure, experience the power of Madam Eva for yourself. D&D fans can have their own distinct fortunes read each day by retweeting the official @Wizards_DnD Twitter account using the hashtag #DNDFortune. Madam Eva's fortunes are based on which random card she draws from her tarokka deck and displays for each reading. Check back each day with Madam Eva to see what your #DNDFortune will foretell.
Players will also love to get their hands on a physical tarokka deck of cards produced by Gale Force 9 and available with the release of the adventure. The tarokka deck is a powerful tool for both Madam Eva and for Dungeon Masters running Curse of Strahd. By using the tarokka deck to randomize locations within the adventure, Dungeon Masters can customize each party's exploration of Barovia, allowing Curse of Strahd to be replayed for years to come.
Strahd is waiting for you ... What are you afraid of?
For more information on Dungeons & Dragons, including details on all of the new products featuring Curse of Strahd from Wizards and our partners visit http://www.dungeonsanddragons.com
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at http://www.wizards.com.
Stay Hot On The Trail With The New Seek RevealXR Extended Range Handheld Thermal Imaging Camera And 300-Lumen LED Light
Choose from two models: black or TrueTimber Kanati Camo, inspired by avid outdoorsman, professional hog hunter, and TV personality Brian "Pigman" Quaca
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the SHOT Show(Â®) Industry Day at the Range, Seek Thermal(TM) announced the Seek RevealXR, an extended range version of its all-in-one thermal imager and high-performance LED light. Designed for outdoor environments, the RevealXR debuts in two models: TrueTimber Kanati Camo and pure Black. The TrueTimber Kanati Camo version was inspired by avid outdoorsman, professional hog hunter, and TV personality Brian "Pigman" Quaca who understands firsthand the need for thermal image tools in the field for scouting, tracking, and guaranteeing recovery, in addition to staying safe.
Built for long-range detection and identification, the RevealXR features a 20-degree field of view and a detectable thermal imaging distance of up to 900 feet. Its rugged and innovative handheld design makes it easy to capture infrared images in outdoor conditions day or night, near or far. In addition, the RevealXR's powerful 300 lumen LED spotlight makes it ideal for situational awareness and safety, search and rescue, and recognition from a distance.
"I'm thrilled that TrueTimber was able to partner with us to launch their newest pattern so that literally every aspect of this product - from the features, to the design, to the camo - is meant to both look and play the part in the field," says Brian "Pigman" Quaca. "With the Seek RevealXR, I've got a handheld tool in my pack at all times to make me a more efficient and skilled hunter. Period."
"We recognize that for hunters and outdoorsmen out there in the wilderness, seeing the whole picture can be especially important - from target recognition to safety," added Tracy Benson, VP Global Marketing of Seek Thermal. "To best serve their needs, we once again expanded upon our award-winning line of low cost, high quality thermal imagers, providing a long-range device that's affordable, durable and practical for the rough, tough and dark environments they often face. It's no longer survival of the fittest, it's survival of the smartest, and it's our mission to give everyone this advantage."
The RevealXR features a color display and a 206x156 thermal sensor with a 9hz frame rate, allowing you to see and snap quality thermal images. Store, save and transfer these photos to your computer or tablet using the USB cable or microSD card provided. The rechargeable lithium battery included has a runtime of 11 hours, perfect for extending your time outdoors.
With a suggested retail price of $449, the Seek RevealXR thermal imager in pure Black and TrueTimber Kanati Camo will be available at thermal.com and Bass Pro Shops nationwide this spring in time for hunting season.
Seek Thermal is present at the 2016 SHOT Show as a sponsor of Industry Day at the Range where they will officially launch the RevealXR. Brian "Pigman" Quaca will be on hand, in addition to the stars of Wild TV's top-rated series The EDGE, Jeff Coyle, Steve Ecklund and Helgie Eymundson.
About Seek Thermal
Seek Thermal engineers, designs and manufactures high quality thermal imaging products and core platforms for consumer, commercial, and heat sensing IoT data applications. With headquarters in Santa Barbara, California, the global hub of thermal imaging innovation, the company has developed breakthrough thermal imaging camera cores that will enable a range of affordable products for use at home, work and play. For more information visit thermal.com and follow #seekthermal on Instagram and @seekthermal on Twitter.
David Hoodis and Danny Westheimer Join Freshub Advisory Board
Retail technology veterans to help Freshub realize its vision of connecting the smart kitchen to the retail industry
TEL AVIV, Israel, January 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Smart Kitchen Commerce company Freshub today announced that renowned retail technology
veterans David Hoodis and Danny Westheimer have agreed to assume active roles on the
company's Advisory Board. This coincides with the company's 2016 plans to aggressively
expand its presence into key retail brands, and become a significant player in the
emerging IoT and Smart Kitchen domains.
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Wal-Mart, Modell's Sporting Goods and NCR executive, is a recognized expert in retail
innovation and workforce efficiency. David, who currently serves as President of IRI
Retail, has more than 22 years of experience working with hundreds of retailers across the
globe, and brings with him a wealth of retail knowledge and best practices.
NCR Chairman's Award Winner Danny Westheimer
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influential figure in the retail technology industry. With more than 28 years of
experience with NCR, Fujitsu and Retalix, Danny brings vast expertise and deep domain
proficiency, with a rich track record of close strategic collaboration with a range of key
"I have tremendous respect for Freshub's innovative approach," says David Hoodis. "I
believe it is a real pioneer in the space of Retail IoT and am excited to be joining its
Board of Advisors".
"This is a truly exciting venture," adds Danny Westheimer. "I'm very enthusiastic to be
joining the company's Board, and to actively be involved in connecting the Smart Home with
"We are thrilled to have two such prominent leaders of the retail technology industry
join our ranks," says Freshub CEO Iri Zohar. "The leadership skills and professional
expertise these industry superstars bring will serve Freshub well, as we expand our unique
solution to meet the rapidly growing need to connect the Smart Kitchen to retail stores.
Both David and Danny possess valuable entrepreneurial perspective that is sure to
significantly strengthen our relations with the retail community".
Freshub is a leading Smart Kitchen Commerce technology provider, systems integrator
and business advisor, bringing grocery retailers and appliance manufacturers together to
make the smart kitchen a reality. We offer consumers direct access to their supermarkets,
to easily add items to the online shopping carts, generate shopping lists or clip digital
coupons - via voice commands, or by simply waving grocery items in front of the kitchen
connected appliances such as refrigerators, microwaves, countertop music players and smart
For more info, please contact:Â
PR for FreshubÂ
T: +1-(646) 755-6120Â
iTouchFaucets showcase their SmartFaucet to help save the world up to 90% water, gas, electric & fuel in the recent CES and upcoming IBS & KBIS Show in Las Vegas
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Joanna Boey, owner and inventor of iTouchFaucets, is proud to introduce what she thinks is the smartest faucet in the world.
iTouchFaucets partnered with NGHTV to showcase their SmartFaucet that uses smartphone touch technology which can help save the world up to 90% water, gas, electric and even fuel cost for airlines, cruise lines and RVs.
iTouchFaucets is a simple electronic touchpad that could replace your existing faucet handles and can be attached to almost any faucet system for your bathroom, kitchen, shower and bathtub.
It offers 4 preset temperatures & various timers that can be activated with a touch of a finger, without having to use both hands to adjust the water temperature, making it convenient and sanitary, saving time and effort.
"A lot of water is wasted adjusting that water temperature," says Miss Boey, who was born and raised in Singapore where water is scarce and water conservation is her way of life.
Each temperature defaults at 3 seconds, for users to fill up a cup, so water is cut off during routine chores such as brushing your teeth.
When done, users simply touch it again for another 3 seconds to rinse their toothbrush, using only 6 seconds of water versus 60 seconds, saving 90% water, gas and electric.
Users can avoid that cold splash of water by installing iTouchFaucets outside the shower.
When used in the bathtub, iTouchFaucets prevents overflow and mold issues.
This hi-tech solution to our current drought situation and ever increasing demand for clean water of the world due to increasing infrastructure, offers mutual benefits both to owners and end users as well as the environmentalists.
Restaurants can save even more, since by law each employee must scrub their hands for 30 seconds--with US flow rate at 2 gallons per minute, 30 seconds means one gallon of water wasted.
Five employees means 5 gallons, 12 hours a day means 60 gallons, times 365 days means 20,000 gallons. Since most restaurants have 5 kitchen sinks, this means iTouchFaucets can help save 100,000 gallons per restaurant per year.
With her double major in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Singapore, Miss Boey was able to show how $20 savings in water, gas, and electric bills per month per room can raise the hotel value by $4,000,000 for every 1000 rooms, assuming using a 6% cap ratio. This means hotel investors can use Itouchfaucets to make a quick profit.
Iron Maiden, Roadhouse Interactive, and 50CC Games Announce Mobile RPG 'Legacy of the Beast'
LONDON, January 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Â Journey through the Iron Maiden universe in an epic mobile RPG, launching worldwide
on iOS and Android this summerÂ
Roadhouse Interactive, 50cc Games and Metal legends Iron Maiden are pleased to
announce that Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, an action-packed, free-to-play RPG steeped
in Iron Maiden mythology, will launch worldwide this summer on iOS and Android platforms.
Following a series of hit action sports titles for Red Bull Media House, Warhammer
40,000: Carnage, a Games Workshop ARPG, and Food Battle: The Game for YouTube sensations
SMOSH, Roadhouse Interactive's development and publishing divisions have been working hand
in hand with Iron Maiden and their Phantom Music Management team, who have granted
unparalleled access to the vaults in order to create a truly authentic Iron Maiden game.
Developed in close collaboration with Iron Maiden's management, players take on the
role of the band's iconic mascot, Eddie, in his many forms - each with unique abilities.
Players explore new worlds, travel through time, and battle a cast of dramatic and
engaging characters drawn from the expansive catalogue of Maiden's albums and art.
Gameplay is enhanced with a soundtrack using songs spanning the band's entire career,
including previously unheard live recordings of Iron Maiden classics adapted for the game
by engineer Tony Newton under the close scrutiny of bassist and founding member Steve
"We alwaysÂ thoughtÂ Maiden's musicÂ andÂ imageryÂ withÂ Eddie could be perfect for gaming
and it'sÂ something we have been looking atÂ doing againÂ sinceÂ Ed Hunter in 1999.Â Now
inÂ 2016 it can all be done on a smartphoneÂ which makesÂ itÂ even moreÂ accessibleÂ forÂ allÂ our
fansÂ andÂ also allÂ the gamers out there," comments Harris.
Iron Maiden's latest album, The Book of Souls, was released in September 2015 to
popular and critical acclaim, hitting the #1 spot in over 40 countries and reinforcing
their position as one of the most relevant and influential bands in music today. This year
they will embark on the The Book of Souls World tour and with fan excitement at fever
pitch it's the perfect time to expand Iron Maiden's legend into gaming.
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast will be available later this year on iOS and Android
platforms. See http://www.ironmaidenlegacy.com for ongoing releases about the game.
Sony Launches "News Suite," 2-in-1 Free News App for Android: Efficient Way to Check News That Matters to You
TOKYO, Jan. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Corporation is releasing "News Suite," a free new news app for Android devices. The app features a large-scale overhaul of the functionality of Sony's previous news app, "Socialife News" (released in 2012).
With News Suite, users can select the news media they're interested in and customize how it's acquired, just as before, but the app also boasts the new feature of genre-based news pages.
The User Interface (UI) has also been rebooted with a new two-tab system -- the "News" tab features general news from around the world organized by genre, and the "My Feeds" tab gathers together news and blog posts that users are interested in -- allowing general and personalized news to be viewed separately. Users can efficiently and quickly get to grips with news on a wide scale, and the personalized news they want to read up on in more depth is just a tab away.
The two-tab system allows for the clear and separate organization of general and personalized news
1. Efficiently get hold of the information you want, just by switching between the "News" and "My Feeds" tabs
News Suite features a two-tab system to deliver users the best of both worlds: the "News" tab provides a breakdown of general news organized by genre, and the customizable "My Feeds" tab allows users to choose the content they want to see most. It's quick and easy to switch between two experiences. Users can get an instant grasp on current events, for example, followed by reading up on the news that's relevant to their interests and posts from their favorite artists just by switching over to the "My Feeds" tab.
2. Speedily get to grips with general news with the addition of genre-organized news feeds
Users can view news articles organized by such genres as Entertainment, Sports, Business, Food, and Technology to get an instant grasp on what's happening in the world, as it happens. Catch up on fresh and recent news with high-speed vertical scrolling. Flick to the left or right to easily switch genres with just one hand.
3. Easily view articles that match your interests with the "My Feeds" tab
The "My Feeds" tab lets you gather and enjoy all the news you care about. To customize, select from the news catalog (RSS list) or simply input keywords such as the names of your favorite teams or movie stars. A variety of articles will be retrieved and accumulated for a single keyword, allowing you to see developments for that keyword over time.
The app also allows you to easily check the weather in your city.
News Suite (formerly Socialife News) is presently installed on a total of 40 million devices across 70 countries, and is well used by 6 million users a month.
- Supported Devices
Smartphones running Android 4.1 or above
As well as being a preinstalled app on Sony Xperia smartphones, it can also be used on other Android phones running Android 4.1 or higher once downloaded from Google Play.