Archive for August 9, 2017

Feed Me Mobile App for Restaurants Launches

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 9, 2017 by itnerd

Montreal food and travel writer Amie Watson is releasing Feed Me on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store across Canada today.

Feed Me is a fun way to choose the best restaurant at any time of day, whether that means the best BYOB within a four-block radius, the perfect neighbourhood speakeasy or the best place to order-in after a long day at work. It includesthousands of restaurants, bars, grocery stores, cafés, bakeries and butcher listings in over 30 countries, but it’s launching first in Canada.

“The goal is to make reading the reviews fun even if you’re not hungry, like when you’re waiting for the bus or metro or at home on the couch, says the food journalist, who wrote more than 1,500 Montreal reviews herself.

The photos and the rest of the ratings and reviews come from Yelp!, but Feed Me’s swiping interface differentiates itself by gamifying the hunt for the best sushi, burger or vegetarian restaurant.

How it Works: Swipe right for ‘no’ and left for ‘yes.’ Your favourite picks are saved to a Top 10 list and your ‘no’s’ cycle back into the rotation for the next time you’re desperate (…for pizza, poutine, or burgers, we mean…). Click on the photo to read reviews, view a map, see contact information and swipe through more photos of that restaurant. When users refer a friend to the app, they’’re automatically entered into a monthly draw for a $50 gift certificate.

To take advantage of these trends, Feed Me will soon partner with delivery services and reservation services so users can snag a table at Toqué! or order Copper Branch at home without having to close the Feed Me app and open another one.

To see the app in action, download Feed Me.

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LumoSquid: World’s First Smartphone Controlled Light-Up Jackets 

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 9, 2017 by itnerd

LumoSquid is launching the world’s first non-concept smartphone controlled light-up jackets. LumoSquid is a light-up tech lifestyle brand. People have the intrinsic need to express themselves – clothes being one of the mediums. It’s 2017, partywear (for lack of a better term) is the same old boring stuff. It’s time to create new interactions – hand someone your phone and let them play around with your clothes – colors, patterns, and music for now, but more in the future! LumoSquid’s LitJackets are designed to create a cool glow around the person wearing them, instead of in-your-face cheap/tacky lights. I have experienced firsthand, how LitJackets can effect social dynamics, with people being more open and friendly around them (even if out of curiosity), the amalgamation of tech and fashion presenting interesting new ways to socially interact.

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Product Features:

  • 16 million LED colors with custom-creatable light patterns
  • Smartphone controlled via Bluetooth (iOS/Android)
  • Rechargeable battery pack (that can charge your phone!)
  • Colors can change to the beat of the music around you/ or from your phone
  • Ultrathin waterproof LEDs for flexibility, comfort, and surviving spills
  • We have a traditional men’s design and a stylized women’s design
  • Product will initially be offered in Black or White, and in all sizes for all ages.
  • More colors / patterned jackets will be offered as stretch goals
  • To use: simply flick a switch, turn on the jacket, the app will auto-pair and you’re ready to go!

Business Model:

  • Currently self-funded, plan to pre-sell on Kickstarter ($50k minimum target)
    • We already have real, working, functional manufacturer prototypes
    • Funds needed to develop a proprietary app
    • Additional funds will be used for inventory and to ramp to retail
  • Retail pricing: $139.99/jacket
    • Bundles and lower prices will be available on Kickstarter for our earlier backers
  • Currently offering a free 10 LitJacket giveaway on our website in exchange for email IDs

Find out more at: LumoSquid

Citrix Named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Enterprise Mobility Management

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 9, 2017 by itnerd

Citrix has announced it has been named as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software 2017 Vendor Assessment. The IDC MarketScape highlighted XenMobile integration capabilities along with strong remote access control, VPN and granular inspection and security of mobile traffic as key differentiators.

According to the report, “For all-in Citrix environments, XenMobile is the most logical choice of EMM platform to integrate with a larger Citrix Xen-based application and desktop delivery architecture. Even for customers not going all the way with Citrix Workspace concept, having these products together is an advantage from a cost and overall management perspective.”

This highlights the fact that Citrix is a leader in this space, and that they should be on the list for companies looking for enterprise mobility management functionality.

Infinite Minigolf Now Available

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 9, 2017 by itnerd

Looking for the perfect end of summer family video game for a fun family night? Check out Infinite Minigolf, now available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam!

Infinite Minigolf showcases stunning animated graphics that will captivate the whole family! Customize your avatar, pick-up a club and head out on three imaginative themed courses as you play your way through tournaments and online and local multiplayer match-ups.

Do your kids dream of being game designers? Infinite Minigolf includes course creation tools to build your own courses! Spend time as a family creating your own Infinite Minigolf courses and enjoy watching the kids engage their creativity as they design minigolf courses inspired by pure imagination!

Here’s a look at Infinite Minigolf:

 

HP’s Next Generation OfficeJet Pro Announced

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 9, 2017 by itnerd

HP Inc. has announced the launch of the OfficeJet Pro 7720 Wide Format All-in-One printer, made specifically for small businesses looking for a wide-format color printer that can provide the greatest value over its lifetime without breaking the bank.

The HP OfficeJet Pro 7720 Wide Format All-in-One retails for $199.

Key features are as follows:

  • Designed as the most cost-effective, mobile-enabled printer on the market, small businesses can now print professional-quality color brochures, decks, documents and more with the updated wide-format design.
  • Mobile printing is now more accessible than ever before with the HP Smart app, allowing employees to stay connected to their business by easily printing from their smartphone, tablet or laptop from anywhere in the office and scanning on the go.
  • The 35-page auto-feeder accommodates both letter and legal-size documents, helping businesses breeze through scanning, copying and faxing jobs quickly, while changing paper less often.
  • Print on paper sizes up to 11 x 17 inches (A3), plus scan, copy, and fax all from one device.
  • Affordable color printing offering small businesses quality color printing at wide-format size with the high yield cartridges.
  • Legal size screen glass rather than letter size screen glass.

HP’s OfficeJet Pro 7720 is available in North America, EMEA, and APJ as of today, and will be available in Latin America as of September 1, 2017. The OfficeJet Pro 7730 will be available in EMEA and APJ as of September 1, 2017. For more pricing and availability see here: http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-officejet-pro-7720-wide-format-all-in-one-printer.

HP Smart App is available now in the App store or Google Play, for free.

Mobile Edge’s CORE Gaming Backpack Is Now On Kickstarter

Posted in Commentary with tags on August 9, 2017 by itnerd

Mobile Edge, an industry leader in innovative and stylish cases and accessories for mobile gaming and computing, has announced a Kickstarter campaign to support production of the CORE Gaming Backpack, the first in its new lineup of gaming products. The CORE Gaming Backpack is designed, prototyped and tested by gamers for gamers to provide easy access, storage and protection for an ever-expanding universe of gaming equipment from laptop models, controllers, video games, accessories, and much more.

Mobile Edge has been designing and producing award-winning gaming gear for top brands for over 15 years. The CORE Gaming Backpack will be the first product offered in its new lineup of gaming products. To support this effort, the CORE Gaming Backpack is available from August 8 until September 21, with exclusive perks such as Early Bird Pricing of $75 (MSRP $129.99), at www.kickstarter.com. In addition, program backers can select from an additional 10 funding levels to back the CORE Gaming Backpack Kickstarter program, which has an overall goal to raise $30,000.

Since its founding in 2002, Mobile Edge has been continuously looking towards the future with the goal of providing trend-setting personal transport solutions for mobile tech products that are innovative, intuitive and inspiring. And the future is now for today’s gamers who have thousands of dollars invested in their gaming laptops, video games and various related accessories and gear. Many are gaming in the burgeoning word of eSports— over 300 million are playing eSports Games, roughly the population of the US, with that total expected to exceed 427 million by 2019. There were over 3,800 eSports tournaments in 2016, earning gamers more than $93 million in prize money. Whether competing in eSports tournaments, or simply gaming in clubs or at parties with friends, today’s gamers demand that their gear is protected from the bumps and bruises of travelling, accidental drops and harsh environments, and they want easy access to their gear. How do they do that? … with the Mobile Edge CORE Gaming Backpack!

The CORE Gaming Backpack is the ultimate product for gamers, the person on the go, and for holiday gift-givers. The CORE Backpack offers three large storage sections that are pre-wired for a power bank or external battery. Four side accessory pockets are perfect for cables, phone, a gaming mouse or oversized water bottles. There is also an external USB charge port built into the pack that provides instant power to your phone or other device. Place your power bank into the universal power pocket and connect the internal USB cable, then just plug your phone or other device into the external USB charge port for instant power while you are on the go.

This full-featured backpack is constructed from rugged ballistic nylon and includes padded air-mesh shoulder straps and back panel, a molded top carry handle for easy lifting and a trolley strap for stacking on other luggage. The backpack also features a CheckPoint-Friendly laptop compartment, a separate fleece lined pouch for an iPad or tablet, a full-size keyboard pocket, a headphone holder and a large section to hold files, extra gear or personal items. A zippered front organizer section provides quick access to pens, cell phone, business cards, keys, cables and other small accessories.

Key product specs:

  • Sized to hold all popular models of Gaming Laptops
  • CheckPoint-Friendly design to speed through TSA airport security lines
  • Constructed of durable ballistic nylon with tailored contrast stitching
  • Pre-wired universal power bank pocket for charging items in each section
  • Quick-charge external USB 3.0 Charge Port with built-in charging cable
  • Three separate sections for a laptop, tablet, keyboard, files, accessories and your personal items
  • Padded Air-Mesh shoulder straps and ventilated back panel with a trolley strap
  • Organizer section provides pockets for pens, phone, business cards, keys, cables and other accessories
  • Separate poly-fleece lined iPad/Tablet pocket
  • High-capacity storage compartment holds all your gaming accessories
  • Four zippered side accessory pockets for cables, gaming mouse, phone, large   water bottles, etc.
  • Mobile Edge Lifetime Warranty

A Link to the Mobile Edge CORE Gaming Backpack Kickstarter is here: http://bit.ly/meksprev