CES 2018 First Night at CES Unveiled

We started this year’s CES adventure at CES Unveiled.

Tonight I will attend the Pepcom event for the first time.

Personally I have been attending CES for almost 25 years off and on,  and as press since 1/11/11 as Http://www.technewszone.com

XYZ Printing had their Davinci Nano and Full color printers on display

We find their printers to be decent.

A link to the full color Davinci Printer:

Davinci Color Printer

 

 

 

 

We also saw Ricoh and a new and interesting printer that can print on Shirts.

We saw several interesting audio and headphone companies, a few Robotics companies, Faucet companies-Moen and Kohler too.

 

We were impressed by Rylo’s 360 degree action cameras as well as their accessories.

We would love to get one to test and review!
 

We also got to meet the Folks from Mykronoz, who made my cool watch. We had been involved in their kickstarter efforts and are impressed by their awesome smart watches. At the show they are introducing their petite version of their Zetime watch. They offer the first Swiss Smart watch with mechanical hands!

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Overall we were impressed by what we saw at CES 2018, Unveiled and will have continuing coverage as well as Youtube videos of products and interviews too!

Happy New Year 2018, and have a super year!

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Making Homes Autism Friendly

A Special Contribution from Lucy Wyndham:

For people on the Autism Spectrum, the world is a difficult place, full of sensory overload, unpleasantness, bullying and frustration. School, work and social events are all difficult situations to handle for people with ASD because of their unusual sensitivity to any kind of sensory assault, such as loud noises, bright lights and crowds. Technology can be particularly hard to deal with for people with ASD, as the noises, lights and stimulation associated to it can be too much to handle.

A home is a sanctuary for everyone, where everyone feels a sense of serenity, safety and peace of mind. It’s even more important for a person or child diagnosed with autism and understanding how to make an autism friendly home is very important.

We have already looked at how to make work spaces autism friendly; let’s look at how to make living conditions ideal for those who are on the Autism Spectrum.

Remodel the Sensory Environment

Making a home autism friendly isn’t easy, as it does require some renovating and some lifestyle changes; it can be challenging for siblings and parents who also have needs and would like to invite friends, make noise, choose new foods or otherwise complicate life. Family life is not always calm and changes are sometimes inevitable.

Avoid using fluorescent lights, which can induce anxiety and stress; soft, natural lighting is better for mood and attention. Certain colors of light – such as blue – have also been shown to help with creativity and calmness.

Another good idea is to have one area of the home filled with bright colors and technological activities for the whole family, such as a television and a stereo, and another area with soft colors, blank walls, quiet activities such as books and soft textures.

Technology Can Help

When refurbishing your home to make it accessible for autistic people, technology can be a great help. For example, a white noise machine in the bedroom can be an excellent way to calm down and stimulate sleep while reducing sensory overload. For maximum efficiency, limit the use of electric light after sunset.  Noise reducing headphones can be another solution to reduce sensory overload, whereas normal headphones can be used by other members of the family to listen to music or use other noisy devices such as video game consoles.

Certain types of portable technology, such as smartphones, computers and tablets, can also be useful and can provide an excellent tool to keep in the house. Many people with ASD are stimulated by computers and technology if used in the correct way. Today, there are thousands of applications which provide assistive technology to help communications. These can benefit people with ASD as they stimulate learning and communication while responding always in an expected manner. A computer or app is predictable, as the user knows exactly what the computer’s response will be when a specific action is completed, unlike interactions with people. This consistency is comforting and feels safe to people with ASD.

Keep an Eye Out for Stress

Remember that a person with ASD might not always be able to communicate exactly what the problem is, so a little detective work might be necessary. By remaining always attentive, it is possible to identify the problem and brainstorm simple solutions to fix the issue.  

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Woodstock, IL – September 11, 2017 OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced that the groundbreaking and highly-anticipated new OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock, the latest in an award-winning lineup of connectivity expansion solutions, is shipping now. With an incredible 13 ports, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock provides exceptional connectivity through an included Thunderbolt 3 cable, delivering power to laptops and other devices at the fastest speed possible.

“This is the best dock that I’ve found” – Guy Kawasaki

Business maven and chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki needed a solution to keep his own devices connected to the latest Apple MacBook Pros and had this to say about his OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock:   “This is the best dock that I’ve found. It has every freaking port you know you need and some that you don’t know you need yet.”

The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock takes full advantage of the cutting-edge performance of Thunderbolt 3 technology with throughput up to 40Gb/s of bandwidth and allows users to realize the maximum utility of Thunderbolt 3 equipped Macs. The 13 ports offer the capability to charge mobile devices, connect one 5K or two 4K displays, add external storage (including legacy devices such as FireWire drives), import photos and videos from SD cards, access wired networks via Gigabit Ethernet, and enjoy pristine audio – all through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.

Because Thunderbolt 3 delivers phenomenal bandwidth, the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock can be the foundation of a perfect custom display setup, providing the ability to drive the latest- generation 5K displays, two 4K displays or a combination of 4K, HD and other displays with the Mini DisplayPort (mDP) with DisplayPort++ support, and additional Thunderbolt 3 port.

For professionals working in the creative industries, there is typically a highly detailed workflow complete with specialized and legacy ports such as FireWire and digital audio. The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock supports FireWire 800 and S/PDIF digital audio, as well as an SD card reader and analog stereo audio.

All that and the 2-year OWC limited warranty: OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. With OWC, the possibilities are endless.

Numerous users and reviewers have had high praise for the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock:

“The OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock is a versatile and capable device and a nice companion to a laptop computer in particular. Through its 13 ports, you can use and power a lot of different devices and its performance is good.” – Jeremy Grey, Imaging Resource 

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Sculpto+: The world’s most user-friendly desktop 3D printer A cool new polar based printer!

We are intrigued by this new Polar Coordinate based 3d printer:

According to Sculpto:

About this project

3D printers are one of the coolest and most efficient ways for you to make your ideas go from the drawing board and into real life.

Two years ago we launched a new type of 3D printer on Kickstarter. We wanted to make the amazing world of 3D printing available to everyone – not just engineers and tech-savvy people. We believe everyone should be able to bring their ideas to life. We started delivering that dream a year ago and opened a world of 3D printing for regular people and schools all over Denmark. Since then we have refined our production and software while developing Sculpto+

The result is a small 3D printer with one of the biggest print areas seen on a plug’n’play printer. We have maximized printing performance while eliminating the noise and inconveniences of 3D printing – we have made the perfect desktop 3D printer. And the best part: Everyone can use it!

 

 

Sculpto+ is a small 3D printer. It only weighs 2.7 KG and is about the size of your household coffeemaker, but has a printing volume of 5 liters! You can print objects at the size of a football (Soccer)! If you compare the build volume of Sculpto+ to other consumer printers in the same category and price range you will discover the print volume of Sculpto+ is up to 5 times bigger.  

Thanks to the compact design and the built-in handle the printer can easily be moved from room to room or house to house without any trouble.

 

We would love to get one to test, review and help education too. It looks quite nice, easy to use and well designed.

It has integration with Thingiverse:

 

When you have a 3D printer you also need some nice things to print. That’s why you can browse between a selection of cool models that can be printed directly from the Sculpto App to your Sculpto+ 3D printer. It’s easy and convenient. You can download the app on Google Play and App Store or you can access the printer directly from your browser via our web app. We are currently in the process of developing the app into a new and improved version where our upcoming ‘model engine’ will collect quality content from Thingiverse and present it to you in a even more user-friendly way.

You can look forward to receiving a product that keeps getting better as we push new updates with cool features and improvements.

 

We are huge fans of 3d printing, and stem education, and find that this printer seems it would be great for educational purposes!

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Geeetch Announces The Education-based 3D Printer E180 Launching Soon on Kickstarter for $199!!

The Education-based 3D Printer E180 Launching Soon on Kickstarter for $199

3D printing technology is a boon to facilitate the development of STEAM education, as testified by unlimited successful teaching cases worldwide. Geeetech, a Shenzhen based 3D printer manufacturer, is gearing up to launch a crowdfunding campaign for its new education-based 3D printer, E180, priced at $199, 33% off its retail price.

 

The aim of this Kickstarter funding is to encourage more and more like-minded friends to bring this enlightening technology to children and the classroom. Through hands-on play, children could grow up with confidence, perseverance, and systematic goal-completion competence and prepare themselves for future career planning.

Engineered to be affordable and reliable, E180 comes fully assembled and exquisitely crafted, with its black and white color combination imparting a touch of simplicity and elegance. Its necessary components, such as motors, fans, power supply units, control board and wires, are entirely enclosed in the frame, ensuring that this tiny device fits to the classroom and your home in great harmony. Besides, using PLA filament, a kind of safe and environment-friendly printing materials, adds to the security coefficient of E180.

What sets E180 apart from other congeneric products are its practical and convenient features. This new machine is characterized with a 3.2″ full-color touch screen, break-resuming capability, Wi-Fi connectivity, cloud 3D printing solution, EasyPrint 3D App and its self-developed printing and control software EasyPrint 3D. All these functions are iterated for many times, for the purpose of rendering E180 easy-to-manage and suitable for teaching and learning.

With the vision of making children more enthusiastic about science, technology, engineering, art and math by employing 3D printing technology, Geeetch’s crowdfunding for E180, such a considerate learning aide and cost-efficient option for kids, will start soon. Please invest your own effort to bring this funding campaign to life~ Children’s education is in need of YOU! Check the Kickstarter page.

Here is a video of the new printer in action. We are looking forward to getting our hands on one to test and review and to use it benefit stem education programs in our area.

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Making Commercial and Working Spaces Autism Friendly a Guest Post by Lucy Wyndham

Making Commercial and Working Spaces Autism Friendly

Special Contribution by Lucy Wyndham!

Our world is becoming ever more fast paced, especially from the point of view of technology. Whilst it’s easy for many people to simply adapt and move forward, for some people change is hard. If you’re someone who is on the Autism Spectrum, the workings of technology can be easy to get to grips with, but often, the noises, lights and stimulation associated with them can be absolutely unbearable, especially in a commercial or workplace setting where frequent communication and verbal interaction can also provide daily challenges.

Is there anything at all that can be done to make such spaces ASD friendly?

Facilitate your office space

Many people find they can work in an environment with background chatter, strip lighting and other extraneous noises from equipment like air conditioning machines or fans. People on the ASD spectrum may find their ability to work in such conditions is either impaired or totally impossible.

Often all that is needed are lighting options with dimmer switches and computer monitors that can be fixed with shading screens. Accommodations made by employers such as quiet work spaces, or escape rooms that the ASD person can go to for time out can make all the difference, too.

Offering equipment like noise cancelling headphones can really help in situations where there is little other chance of background noise being cut totally.

Routine and structure play a key role in all of this too. Unexpected noises, lighting changes and even things like meetings over-running or taking place unexpectedly can cause issues. Autistic people need to be informed of changes and anything that will affect how their day runs as soon as possible to avoid meltdowns or shutdowns. Making sure there is a noticeboard well placed in the office with timetables and clearly written instructions can help.

What shops can do to help

Some commercial shops and malls have been adapted and now offer “autism friendly hours” now, in which shoppers who are on the ASD spectrum can go in and know that the place they are visiting will have been made quiet, there will be no background music playing, little in the way of distracting lighting and background noise will be low.

This practise can also be carried over into the workspace too, with employers offering the same kind of adjustments, so that non-ASD people can see how their ASD counterparts benefit from having a quiet, low lit office.

Recognize that people with ASD have incredibly special skills to offer

ASD comes with it’s challenges, but for every challenge there is a positive and people on the spectrum have a lot to offer workplaces. For instance, Software company SAP recognize that their software testers need to have a keen eye for detail and an ability to focus specifically on one project for a long time. If their needs are met in terms of the adjustments they require in their working space, they can not only perform to a very high standard but actually become loyal, hardworking and trustworthy employees

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By WOW! First created Follow SparkMaker – The Most Affordable Desktop SLA 3D Printer-Kickstarter

SparkMaker

 

Introduces the most affordable one-button desktop SLA 3D printer Simple, affordable, 3D Printing is now available to anyone thanks to SparkMaker.

The company has announced the release of their one-button desktop 3D Printer that brings the quality of SLA printing to the masses. Now anyone, with a computer and a spark of creativity can unlock the magic of 3D printing. Although 3D Printing has been popular for several years, the hardware has been expensive preventing many from exploring the endless creative possibilities it allows. Adding to that, complicated design software and 3D modeling experience was a prerequisite to working in 3D. SparkMaker changes everything, with one-button print simplicity, easy load multi-color resins, and print-ready downloadable designs. They have created a system so simple and effective that anyone can begin 3D printing in only a few moments. It’s as easy as downloading a free design to an SD card, inserting it into SparkMaker and pressing the button. We recognized that many people would love to explore the fun and creativity of 3D Printing but from our years of experience in the industry, we knew that people were discouraged by the high price of the hardware and the complexity of the process. Our goal was to eliminate both and with SparkMaker we have done so. Martin, CEO & Co-Founder, SparkMaker. After putting together a team of experts, Martin and team used their experience and know-how in the 3D Printing industry to create a product that was simple, effective and affordable enough for home or office use. In fact, SparkMaker is putting the power of 3D Printing into the hands of their users for less than $100 dollars, a remarkable feat considering the technology and superior printing quality of the device. In spite of the low price, the SparkMaker is not short on quality, in fact it is the first affordable desktop printer to use the advanced SLA printing method. SLA is a method of selectively applying a laser to photo reactive liquid resin on a work area, forming very thin solid layers that stack up to create one solid 3D object. SLA is superior to the typical FDM printing method. In FDM printing, resolution is a factor of the nozzle size and the precision of the extruder movements. This fast printing method is prone to errors and inaccuracies which results in blocky, rough, edges. In contrast, SLA creates smoothly curving, natural contours that result in incredibly precise finished 3D models that have a greater resolution and better accuracy than the FDM method. SLA is preferred by advanced modelers and artists and it’s perfect for any task from arts and crafts to prototyping and small production runs.To begin pre-sales and offer special incentives to early adopters SparkMaker is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter with early adopter pricing as low as $100 USD. Learn more here: https://www.ogadget.com/x/sparkmaker Summary: SparkMaker creates the first affordable SLA quality 3D Desktop Printer.

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