With Emmy Award™ Winner Mario Armstrong, Technology & Digital Lifestyle Commentator.
2015 already promises to be a banner year for technology with newer and better ways to stay secure, be entertained, and even keep your car and body in great shape. Emmy Award™ winner and technology and digital lifestyle commentator Mario Armstrong, has some fresh ideas for us with the latest tech and app trends for 2015.
simplicam powered by Closeli is the first and only home monitoring Wi-Fi video camera available now with both Face Detection and Face Recognition (now in beta) capabilities. Through the Closeli app, users can enable privacy features such as choosing to automatically delete footage if a specific person is recognized, and the ability to set alerts only if an unrecognized person is in the home. Later this month, simplicam will also include Detection Zones, enabling users to customize motion and face alerts based on specific areas of a room.
The new Face Recognition Manager in the Closeli app allows users to register and store up to 10 people at a time. After a two-minute setup, users can configure privacy settings for each individual and customize notifications, choosing to receive alerts when a specific registered person or an unrecognized person is in the house. The app can be set to automatically save or delete footage based on who is home. In addition, the free Closeli app update with Face Recognition includes a feedback button that allows users to provide feedback directly from within the app. Ideas, suggestions and feedback from users may be included in future versions of the product.
simplicam powered by Closeli sets up easily on a smartphone in less than three minutes. Users can enjoy live, 720p HD video and motion/sound notifications through the free Closeli app on their mobile devices, or on the web via a Mac or PC. In addition, users can talk through the camera using their smartphone or tablet microphone, to pets or family members via its two-way talk feature. Premium Closeli Recording Services provide enhanced features, such as recording in the cloud, easy editing and sharing options and unique Face Detection and Face Recognition technology.
The new Intel-powered Dell Venue 8 is the thinnest tablet in the world, at only 6mm thin! It also features the best tablet display technology available and is the first tablet with Intel RealSense technology. The Intel RealSense 3D cameras enable gesture control, 3D scanning, immersive chat, and augmented reality; and RealSense Snapshot, which enables depth-enhanced photography. And all of this costs only $399 for a 16GB device.
UE MEGABOOM by Ultimate Ears is a portable wireless speaker that blasts 360-degree sound with deep, heart-pounding bass. Designed to incite epic parties, you can wirelessly Double Up with a second UE MEGABOOM or UE BOOM and take your party to the next level. It has a waterproof (IPX7 certified) grab-and-go shape that is surprisingly light at less than two pounds. Whether you’re dancing in the rain, barreling down a mountain on your bike or just causing mischief with friends, its durability and easy portability make it as spontaneous as you let it be.
With a 100-foot Bluetooth® range, a 20-hour battery life*, and ultra-fast micro USB charging, UE MEGABOOM is designed to make your musical adventures both awesome and easy. Download the free UE MEGABOOM app for iOS® or Android™ to unlock an expanding set of cool features, such as a musical alarm, fully customizable sound and remote On/Off. Plus, UE MEGABOOM gets better all the time through wireless, over-the-air speaker updates and app updates. No cords to connect – it just gets smarter.
RepairPal’s mission is to take the mystery out of auto repair. RepairPal developed a patented auto repair price estimator to educate consumers about the fair cost of auto repair. Arming consumers with knowledge of this kind was revolutionary in an industry that is riddled with negative stereotypes and poor consumer satisfaction. The estimator is completely free for consumers and is available through our website and mobile apps.
RepairPal has since expanded its product offering to build a nationwide network of more than 1,000 certified repair shops that strive for a better car care experience marked by transparency and trust. All RepairPal Certified shops are pre-screened for quality, tools, training, and a commitment to honor the price guidelines set by the estimator.
For the runners, busy bees on the go and everyone in between, check out LG’s Tone Series of ergonomically designed, wireless Bluetooth headsets. Whether you choose the LG Tone Infinim, LG Tone Ultra or LG Tone Pro, these lightweight headsets add convenience to your daily commute, business trip or workout session.
The LG Tone Infinim and LG Tone Ultra feature Harman Kardon® and JBL® Signature Sound, respectively, for the utmost in premium audio. The LG Tone Series is compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled device and is perfect for any busy bee in your life.
FitStar Personal Trainer helps you reach your fitness and weight goals by creating customized workout plans that can be done anywhere, anytime – no equipment required. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain strength or keep in shape, FitStar Personal Trainer has a program for you. Led by NFL legend Tony Gonzalez, each personalized session, ranging from 7-60 minutes, continually adjusts to your feedback, goals and capabilities. HD videos guide your every move with voice-over coaching, and new Freestyle sessions like “10-Minute Abs” are added regularly.
FitStar Yoga is made for beginners and experts alike to reduce stress, gain strength and improve overall well-being. FitStar Yoga features personalized workouts from more than 300 yoga poses, along with nine hand-crafted Freestyle sessions such as Before Bedtime, a 20-minute session that helps the body relax. Led by yoga expert Tara Stiles, FitStar Yoga builds dynamic sessions that continually personalize the experience based on user feedback and capabilities — just like a personal yoga instructor.
FitStar Personal Trainer and FitStar Yoga are both free to download on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, but to unlock all content it’s $7.99/month or $39.99/year per app. For a special deal, visit http://fitstar.com/mario to get a year of FitStar Personal Trainer or FitStar Yoga for $29.99, which is 25% off the regular price. This offer is only available through the end of February.
For more information, visit: http://fitstar.com