Cyber MOMDay

6 Mothers Day Gifts With A Tech Spin

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To show the woman who raised you some serious love, there’s no better way than with some sweet, sweet tech gadgets. We’ve gathered the ultimate list of techie toys that we guarantee Mom will absolutely love — no matter what your budget might be.

1. Your mom will never have a dead phone battery again with the QBracelet. Fashionable and functional, she'll be the talk of town with how smart this accessory is! She can literally always have a charger on her. 

2. Whether mom has her own Insta or you want to share pics from your personal account, Chatbooks Photo Book is a great way to take your beautiful family pics and publish them in a nifty little book. Plus, at $8 a pop, you could make a whole series!

3. Let mom create memories with the handy dandy Polaroid Pop Cam. Give your mom a little throwback with her gift, and let her experience the old school polaroid prints. With the Polaroid Pop you can take the photo with the camera or use it as a printer for your favorite phone pics.

4. Oh, HiMirror. My mom taught me the importance of good skin. I never leave the house with at least moisturizer and SPF on, so a mirror that helps me track skin health is exactly what I'm looking for. This is the perfect gift for a mom who wants to maintain and improve - something to help the natural beauty regime. (Hot tip: they are having 20% off sale for Mothers Day!) 

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5. There's 2 kinds of moms: the one who non-stop calls and the one who always misses your calls. I have a solution for the latter - Ringly. Mix a classic jewelry gift with a tech twist, and she'll be reminded of you every time it blinks! 

6. Nothing like moms home cooking! You had to do the dishes when you were a kid, now you can help in the kitchen again by getting mom a Moen motionsense kitchen faucet!  Be the favorite kid with this gift and make your moms life easier. 

What are you getting your mom this year? Any from our list?

 

Dolce & Gabbana used drones on the runway

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There has been dogs on the runaway at Tods, racecars at Tommy Hilfiger-- but Dolche and Gabana stole all our digital hearts with the debut of drones on the runway.

 Dolche & Gabanna showed off its newest collection of handbags and decided to skip people (read models), using drones to strut the runaway for part of their fashion show. As part of their autumn/ winter 2018 Milan runway show, the luxury fashion house, used drones to model their latest handbag designs.

I wonder who wore it better? 

To start the show, eight drones emerged adorned with an array of colorful and bejeweled handbags. While the drone portion of the show only lasted around three minutes, then human models proceeded to walk the runway. 

But it didn't all go with flying colors. At the beginning of the show, audience members were asked to turn off the Wi-Fi to their phones and  technical difficulties with the drones reportedly caused the show to be delayed by 45 minutes.

 

 

Levi's and Google connected smart jacket is in stores and costs $350

This fall, your jacket may be as smart as your phone.

Designed by Levi's and Google ATAP, the interactive trucker jacket uses high-tech conductive fabric to connect to a smartphone. With the brush of a sleeve, users can pause or skip a song or use Google maps without the hassle of getting a phone out.

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The jacket, which uses conductive fabric to transform into a connected device, has officially hit stores at $350 a pop.

The product is called a Commuter Trucker Jacket and is designed for people who are on the move and don't have time to stop and check their phone or watch. The denim piece allows you to start your music, check the time, answer calls, ask for directions, and more.

So, will you be purchasing Levi's smart jacket? Let me know in the comments below!

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Apple Watch Series 3: Is it time for an upgrade?

The first generation of people talking to their wrists is here.

The most exciting part? The Apple Watch Series 3 features cellular, so you can literally leave your phone at home all day, and still make calls, get texts, and listen to up to 40 million songs in your playlist (who even has that many songs? Extra AF)

If you don’t want to stay as connected, the Series 3 includes both LTE and non-LTE versions.

Of course, using your watch as a phone is much easier than constantly whipping your phone out and obsessively checking your home screen. But, this comes at an extra $70 cost. Get the noncellular version for $329 and the cellular version for $399.

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Apple Watch Series 3 features:

  • Waterproof for up to 50 meters
  • Can access Siri, so you have a personal assistant on your wrist
  • Connects to Apple music, but not to Spotify
  • Watch uses the same number as your phone
  • 42 in (slightly thicker than series 2)
  • Battery lasts 15-18 hours
  • Charges in 2 hours
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THE GOOD:

  • Faster processing
  • Siri is included, so you have a personal assistant on-the-go (can order Uber, ask for directions, set a reminder, send a calendar invite, etc)
  • The cellular chip is small so it’s like a computer on your wrist

THE BAD:

  • It’s expensive. On top of the price of the watch itself, you have to pay for your wireless plan (a huge hidden cost!)
  • GPS and calling runs your battery out faster
  • Spotify doesn’t connect (only Apple Music)
  • Slightly thicker than the Series 2

THE VERDICT:
If you already have the Series 2, there’s really no point in switching to the 3. But, if this is your first smartwatch, makes sure it’s the Series 3 so you’re getting the up-to-date functionalities and operating system.

So, will you be the new owner of the Apple Watch Series 3? I'd love to know in the comments below!

Drop, Smash, or Crack? You need this

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I don’t know about you, but aside from my house keys, my phone is the number one thing I must have when I leave the house ( I feel bare without it).

I’m an entrepreneur, so I need to be connected and available and hey-- sometimes I just want to Snapchat a hilarious picture or Instagram my whereabouts. No judgments!

I’m a busy #bosslady and sometimes I accidentally lose track of things. I have shattered not one, but TWO phone screens. Is there any worse feeling than staring at the ground where my beautiful broken iPhone lay in pieces? The answer is NO.

I finally agreed with the Hubs that I needed a phone protector. But not just any case, I need something both functional and fashionable.

ENTER: the InvisibleShield Glass+ Luxe screen protectors. It saves my phone from scratches, impacts, and even smudges. I was able to put it on with no annoying bubbles. It comes in many colors to match anything, but I knew I had to have the sassy rose gold. It’s shiny, beautiful, and rose gold is so on trend right now. #fashiontech

Now that my phone is protected, I can focus on all things tech. iOS11 is coming out soon, and I cannot wait to see what Apple is doing now. I recently was a part of a huge event for NXP autonomous driving (I took over their social media and had my case on my phone), and getting to see the amazing technology and thought leadership in that field has been incredible.  

The Internet of Things (IoT) is definitely the hottest trend right now, and one I am all over. Google Home, Amazon’s Alexa, and things like Nest and all the smartphone-enabled tools in life right now is so amazing. It is absolutely crazy to be watching how fast technology is moving and adapting and integrating into our lives.

Oh! And in case you thought I wouldn’t match, InvisibleShield also has a Glass Luxe rose gold smartwatch screen protector.

Are you as tied to your phone as I am? What is the number one thing you can’t leave the house without?

 

 

 

FashionTech is taking it to the next level

Fashion and technology continue to collide, and it is only getting better! Check out these five companies bringing form, function, and fashiontech to the next level right now!

1. Hyperface is a revolutionary camouflage that disrupts and distracts facial recognition software algorithms. It is anti-surveillance face paints and clothing. As groundbreaking and potentially useful facial recognition is, many people are concerned about tracking and intrusion of privacy. Hyperface is created by by Berlin-based artist and technologist Adam Harvey, who is creating guerilla printing patterns for clothing that are capable of confusing the software. The patterns look like facial features, such as eyes, mouths, and more, and are designed to cause AI headaches and confuse the algorithms enough to not be able to specifically identify the wearer. It is set to launch in Spring 2017 and can be seen here.

2. Skinners Technologies have created barefoot running socks that are neither socks nor shoes! They are anti-odor, durable, washable, and ready for any adventure. These ultra-tough socks are made with antibacterial yarn with pure silver in it, have toe protection, a comfortable knit fit, anti-abrasive polymer and waterproof underside, and are double layered. They are very durable and are better for active running than actually being barefoot, providing protection and comfort. Skinners socks are made to be extremely small, so that you can toss them into pockets or bags and have them with you while you’re on the go. Some customers are saying they barely wear shoes anymore! Get them here.

 

3. AirDye has created a sustainable fabric dying process that doesn’t use water, and is turning traditional dying process on its side. The AirDye process uses air instead of water, resulting in zero water waste and very little pollution, uses significantly less energy that water-dying, and creates some really interesting possibilities. You could print one piece of fabric with a different color on each side, or a color on one side and a print on the other, anything you can think of! With clean water still a luxury in many places in the world, this technology could change the way some countries dye and make clothing. Check out more here.

4. I Am Not A Virgin clothing company is trying to make the world a better place and reverse the planet’s health with how they make clothes. Humans throw away 200 billion plastic bottles a year, that sit in landfills, our oceans, and take on average 450 YEARS to decompose completely. Some types of plastic can take far longer. IANAV clothing recycles plastic bottles with polyester and then blends it with cotton to create eco-friendly and comfortable clothing. They are trying to become even more eco-friendly by creating their own yarn with PET and rice husks instead of cotton! This company is really bringing new technology and a sustainable mission to fashion! See their clothing line here.

5. The Left Shoe Company is a London-based shoe company using amazing technology to make sure your shoes are perfect for you. They use a state of the art 3D scanner to take a perfect picture of each foot, getting the most accurate measurement possible. They then create handmade, made-to-measure shoes perfect for you! Luxurious, unimaginable comfort tailor-made for you. Order a pair here.

 

Would you buy made to order shoes or wear special barefoot running socks? Do you have any fashiontech now? Tell me about your experience!



 

Levi’s and Google connected smart jacket will come out this fall and cost around $350

This fall, your jacket may be as smart as your phone.

Designed by Levi's and Google ATAP, the interactive trucker jacket uses high-tech conductive fabric to connect to a smartphone. With the brush of a sleeve, users can pause or skip a song or use Google maps without the hassle of getting a phone out.

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Levi’s global product innovation head Paul Dillinger and ATAP’s Project Jacquard lead Ivan Poupyrev announced the product’s revised release date and price onstage at SXSW over the weekend. The jacket, which uses conductive fabric to transform into a connected device, is set to hit stores this fall at $350 a pop.

The product is called a Commuter Trucker Jacket and is designed for people who are on the move and don't have time to stop and check their phone or watch. The denim piece allows you to start your music, get the time, answer calls, and more.

The product was first announced at the Google I/O developer conference in May last year, writes The Verge.