Peelaway Labs – Never Change Your Bed Sheets Again

Consumer Update

If you’re like most, you probably hate changing sheets and doing laundry. And sleeping on your sheets night after night leaves them incredibly dirty, so we really have no choice. Or do we?

A company called Peelaway Labs has created sheets that required absolutely ZERO washing – that’s right, zero. After extensive testing, Peelaway Labs designed and patented a soft, comfy fitted sheet with several waterproof layers that can instantly be peeled away when dirtied. Each sheet is also breathable and comfortable.

Take a look for yourself:

When the sheets get soiled from regular use, a spill, a pet or anything – just simply peel away that layer to reveal a clean one below.

Peelaways specializes in sheets and is a company that’s applied new technology to design a solution that benefits both the institution and the consumers. Essentially, they are an innovative way to manage the daily tasks of changing bedsheets.

Made from a non-woven bamboo fiber blend, each sheet has 5 layers so you can sleep on Peelaways for up to 50 nights. In addition, Peelaways acts as a mattress protector if you’re ever in need of one.

Each layer of Peelaways is also 100% waterproof so no spill or mess will penetrate to the layer below. The waterproof disposable sheet product allows for quick removal of each layer to unveil a fresh, clean soft sheet right underneath.

Peelaways are also independently laboratory tested and are free from phthalates, formaldehyde, and lead.

Peelaways is incredibly multifaceted. They can be used in dorms, guestrooms, for camping, traveling, toddlers, as a crib mattress protector, the elderly/homecare, and more. In addition, they remain infection neutral and do not transmit infectious material between layers.

If you’re interested in your own Peelaways set, you can head over to Peelawaylabs.com or find them on Amazon today.

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Gravity Supply Chain – A Solution for Retailers Everywhere

Consumer Update

For all the internet techies out there who shop in multiple online and offline channels, brand loyalty is taking a backseat to good experiences.

Retailers need a solution that allows them to see every order as it progresses along the supply chain, to ensure the right products are in the right place at the right time.

In other words, a customer-centric supply chain heads to success and that’s exactly what’s expected of Gravity Supply Chain.

This cloud-based solution connects your entire supply network by delivering real-time actionable insights from product conception to the destination. Not only is all your data accessible in one user-friendly interface, but it includes data from 40,000 external sources such as ports, carriers and news feeds to predict potential disruptions.

Take control of your supply chain like never before.

Here’s what you can expect to do with Gravity Supply Chain:

  • Maximize end-to-end visibility and react in real time with software that gives you a complete picture of your entire supply chain – and total – control 24/7.
  • Automate manual processes – optimize your efficiency and deploy your resources where they make the biggest impact by reducing the need for time-consuming manual processes.
  • Integrate supply networks with ease – collaborate with partners on a whole new level by integrating systems across the supply chain to improve communication and eliminate fragmentation.

In addition, tiles allow users to take action, such as changing the shipment method to airfreight for an order that’s behind schedule. With real-time visibility, all parties can make better decisions faster.

For more information visit GravitySupplyChain.com.

 

Instagram Drops New Features and Kills One

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Courtesy of endgadget.

By: Hazel Lovely Saunders

A couple of weeks ago Instagram released a surprising new feature called Stories, which allows you to share all the moments throughout your day. Similar to rival app Snapchat, stories consists of mini video clips or pictures stay up for 24 hours, appearing as a mini slideshow or video series. Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, attempted to purchase Snapchat a couple of years ago. They couldn’t buy the app, but that doesn’t mean that they couldn’t integrate their ideas in their app.

But Instagram released a feature that Snapchat doesn’t have: zooming. This gives the users the ability to zoom in on other users’ photos and videos by pinching the post. Unfortunately, this feature is only available for iPhone users, but they say it will be released soon on Android.

The new zoom feature allows marketers to get even more creative with content on Instagram. Instead of watching a video in one perspective, users can now zoom around and choose a certain focus to view.

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Instagram will also take advantage of the new iPhone 7 plus dual camera. Courtesy of Tech Crunch.

The problem with this new feature is that Instagram images content can look grainy if you zoom in too much. But this isn’t stopping users from using this new feature—there’s even a trending hashtag about Instagram’s latest addition.

These features are here to stay, but the photo map feature is on its way out. This classic feature allowed you to see a map of where a users’ photos were taken (if you allowed it). Instagram said in a statement to Mashable, “Photo Map was not widely used, so we’ve decided to remove the feature and focus on other priorities.”

So what are your thoughts? Are you sad to see the Photo-Map feature go? Or are you happy that you can zoom? Tweet us your thoughts @NewsWatchTV.

Five Entertainment Tech Trends You Should Know

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By Hazel-Lovely Saunders

Creativity is the working body in the entertainment industry. And with recent advances in technology, creatives are finding insane ways to incorporate tech into entertainment. From virtual reality headsets in movie theaters to CGI in Fast 7. You never know what new technology will be up next for the industry.

  1. Virtual Reality (VR)

Virtual reality (VR) is a computer technology that uses software-generate realistic images, sounds, and other sensations to channel a real environment.

The Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset, accumulated $2.5m in funding on Kickstarter and was available for the blockbuster film “Interstellar” to let audiences interact with the movie’s spacecraft and explore areas in the film. Hopefully we get to watch all movies on VR.

 

VR isn’t only popular in watching movies, but it’s the new trend in gaming. You’ll find VR gaming headsets from all the tech giants. For example, Samsung released their Gear VR while Sony is in the works for a headset for PlayStation 4. Additionally, Valve Software and HTC are working on Vive.

  1. Augmented Reality (AR)

Now augmented reality (AR) is found in the latest addition, Pokémon Go. This technology blurs the line between what’s real and what’s computer generated. Basically a mix of virtual reality, computer-generated environments, and what’s in the real world in real time.

In Pokémon Go players use their mobile device’s GPS capability to capture, battle and train virtual created, who appear on the screen as if they were in the same real world.

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But Pokémon Go isn’t the only one in the AR arena, Microsoft is currently working on a high-profile HoloLens project, and Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the company is working on augmented reality.

  1. High Dynamic Range

High-dynamic range imaging (HDRI) is a high dynamic range (HDR) technique used in imagining and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range. It’s better visual experience with greater contrast—highlights, brighter colors and a lifelike images.

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An example of HDRI is 4K TV. This tech is on the rise, but it probably needs to be watched on a huge TV to notice the difference. This tech can also be found in compact cameras like the new Nikon DL series feature 4K video. Although 4K can be very crisp it takes a lot of memory storage and a strong hard drive to import videos.

  1. Real-Time Cloud Rendering

Cloud rendering is a fast process of creating constant-shape clouds for games and flight simulators. Basically rendering of clouds in real-time. This technology can be used to render complex game image son mobile devices. Major studios use this to cut visual effects costs.

Atomic Fiction’s Conductor is in the lead for these visual effects technique and helped the visual effects for the movie, “The Walk”.

  1. Light Field

A light field camera captures information about the light field emanating from a specific scene; that includes, the intensity of light of the scene and the direction that the light rays are traveling in space. This gives the photographer flexibility to shoot first and choose the focus, aperture and settings after.

This is a time-saver for film shoots. Instead of multiple cameras for different focus points, this will capture it all in one shot. You can edit and change the settings after each shot to satisfy which image you want.

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Ars Electronica 2013 – Lytro light-field photography

Companies Otoy and Lytro offer light-field capturing devices. Other companies like nVidia is also researching this field.

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The 5 Kickstarter Campaigns You Need To Watch For

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

By Hazel-Lovely Saunders

Kickstarter has built a crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. They give creative minds an opportunity to showcase their product on a campaign so people can take a took at what creative products are surfacing. Their mission is to bring creative projects to life. Here is a list of five projects to watch for on Kickstarter.

  1. KeyMAX G5 Titanium Clip-On Key Ring & 22 in 1 Multi-tool EDC

Need something convenient? Ready to go and lightweight? There’s the new Clip-On G5 Titanium Unibody Key Ring & Multi-Tool EDC. With 22 features that is built for anything that comes your way, its like a mini on-the-go tool box and survivor gadget.

KeyMax Dimensions: 3.70” Wide x 1.20” Deep x .140” Thick

22 Features

Uni-Body Key Ring, Bottle opener, 10 Wrench sizes, 2 Spoke Wrenches, ¼” Hex Driver with Built-in Hex bit Holder and added O-Ring, Letter opener, Wire Stripper, Emergency Can Opener, Glass Breaker, Soda can popper, Paint Can Opener, and many more.

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

There will also be versions of the classic RocketHEX and MicrosharkHEX with O-Rings.

  1. LIFT

A new innovative levitating system that charges your Apple Watch or Pebble. Life is the only smartwatch charges that levitates your device in midair. The charging base is lightweight and portable. Lift is also a portable battery charger giving you two full charges on your smartwatch. Although it’s the only system to charge and levitate your smartwatch, it can also charge your phone (but it won’t levitate it.)

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

What’s it made of?

High quality aluminum and ceramic, and more.

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The Orb

When your smartwatch it’s not being charged, it can also be used as a smart lamp. The Orb is the very first wireless smart lamp in the business. It even magnetically attaches to any metal surface for your convenience.

The best thing about this charging system is that it doesn’t kill your battery life. Once your watch reaches 100% it will intelligently turn off to protect the lifespan of your smartwatch.

  1. ALCHEMA
Courtesy of Kickstarter.

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

ALCHEMA is a new brewing system that enables you to turn your fruits into your own flavor of hard cider in three easy steps. With Alchema you can create your cider within 2 weeks. This new system is great for everyone especially beginners. With just three easy steps you can make your own drinks.

How it works?

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

Don’t forget about the Alchema app on iOS and Android devices. The app helps you explore a variety of recipes, monitor your brewing process, and even share a recipe you created.

  1. RoVa4D Full Color Blender 3D Printer
Courtesy of Kickstarter.

Courtesy of Kickstarter.

The RoVa4D works by extruding spate cyan, magenta, yellow, black, and white filaments into a single patent pending hot end where they blend together into a single nozzle. This new printer lets you print unlimited colors in one single print. The RoVa4d has three separate hot ends. One prints in any color, hue, tone, tints, or shade. The second one is dedicated to flexible materials like Ninjaflex, and the third is a dissolvable support material.

How does it work?

With just 5 colors you can produce ANY color in the world, any hue, tint, shade or tone.

  1. WOOLF: Speed Trap Ahead

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WOOLF is the perfect for bikers and car drivers to be warned about speed traps, red light camera, and school zones. It is made of high quality water-resistant leather and it wraps around your wrist so your eyes are paying attention on the road.

How it works?

woolf1WOOLF pairs with iOS and Android devices. The app measures speed and constantly updates zones around you. The wristband vibrates in different levels so you know when to slow down.

The testing prototype provides 15 days of battery (2 hours per day) while “driving” and recharging takes approximately 3 hours.

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4 Things to Expect From Nintendo’s New Console

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So Nintendo has been teasing us for a while now by keeping the details of their new console, the NX, pretty much confidential. Finally, we’ve gotten more of an idea of what to expect in the NX thanks to a number of sources that have confirmed details to Eurogamer.

  1. It’s a totally new concept – The NX is going to be pretty different than what we’ve seen from Nintendo in the past. This new console will be both a handheld and a console you can play on your TV. Basically, the NX as a whole will work as a handheld console that has its own display, which doesn’t sound too far out there – Nintendo has always been known for handheld consoles. Well, what sets it apart is the two controller sections on the side, that can either be attached or detached as needed.

    (Illustration by: Eurogamer)

    (Illustration by: Eurogamer)

  2. It’s basically 2 consoles – Nintendo knows that sometimes you get home and want to play on the big screen, and the NX totally reflects that. Yup, you can connect the console directly to your TV through the dock station. So it’s kind of like 2-consoles-in-1.
  3. It’s going back to cartridges – Physical media will be in the form of cartridges instead of discs, although we’re pretty sure that you’ll still have the option of digital downloads. Sources have also shut down the rumors that the system will run on Android. Instead, we’re expecting the NX to run on a totally new operating system from Nintendo.
  4. It’ll be very different from Nintendo’s previous consoles – Nintendo won’t confirm everything until the console’s unveiling, which is expected to be this September. However, one thing that Nintendo has made apparent is that this will be much different than the Wii and Wii U. Nintendo president, Tatsumi Kimishima stated, “It’s something unique and different. It’s something where we have to move away from those platforms in order to make it something that will appeal to our consumer base.”

 

Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see a new console from Nintendo and the secrecy that has been behind it is only building up the suspense.

 

What do you think about Nintendo releasing a new console? Let us know in the comments below or join the conversation on Twitter!

 

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The Perfect Umbrella

Picture this – you are walking through the pouring rain with your umbrella above you, keeping you nice and dry. A sudden gust of wind blows and flips your umbrella inside out, drenching you in the process. Don’t worry, it’s happened to us before too. While it is something not many people talk about, it can be very hard finding the perfect umbrella. Well, actually, we’re pretty sure we found it. Check out Procella’s Golf Umbrella.

Designed to withstand intense winds, the Procella is the only umbrella in the world that has been tested by skydivers in one of the world’s strongest wind tunnels. If you ask us, that alone is pretty impressive. It provides a double layer of protection that allows the wind to funnel through the two layers effectively preventing it from turning inside out. Now while other umbrellas might employ a similar system, Procella prides themselves in providing stronger canopies than their competitors. And while the material may be stronger, the umbrella is still really lightweight, making it a very easy umbrella to travel with. The oversized canopy allows for up to two people to keep dry underneath it – so no more holding the umbrella like a gentleman so your companion stays dry while you get soaked. The Procella Golf umbrella comes in six different colors: black, navy blue, royal blue and white, black and white, green and white, and red and white.

Are you ready to check out this awesome umbrella? The Golf umbrella is currently selling for $33.95 and is an Amazon top seller. You can check out Procella’s golf umbrella and their classic and travel umbrella by heading to Amazon or their website procellaumbrella.com.

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