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Launch.IT – News & Information Management Platform – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIf you have ever attended a conference you know the mass emails can get really annoying. Everyone wants you to check out their product. Launch.IT tries to curb those mass emails with their Event news and social engagement platform. Launch.IT created a rich news guide from press kits, company overviews, flash drive information and more. Instead of getting a hundred emails or a CD of the company’s information, you simply head to the conference’s launch.it page and pull from there. The front page will even let you know what is new and going on. Groups from CES, CE Week NY, Showstoppers, Social Media Week, NY Business Expo, and more have moved to this platform. A well organized page with all the information you need is right on top. Virtual press centers can be used by anyone. For more information, check out Launch.IT...

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Women’s Hidden Wearable Technology with MEMI – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFor men, wearable technology might be the coolest thing and we’re all running out to get some. For women, you might be into technology but those watches and headgear don’t work with your fashion statement. Further, you want something because your phone is in your purse and you cannot feel it vibrate. Enter in MEMI – Hidden wearable technology. At first glance, MEMI looks like a bracelet. What it is: a chic iPhone compatible wearable that will vibrate when you need notification. Connected to Bluetooth LE, when you get a text message, phone call, calendar alert, or more the bracelet will send a vibration through your wrist. You can even set up the vibration pattern for specific messages or people calling. MEMI will be part of a collection so you will have different statements for when you go out. To find out...

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Rent this Dress Using Style Lend – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWomen lend clothing all the time. Shirts, pants, and even dresses. Of course if a dress is around $1,000, they probably don’t want to part with it. That is where Style Lend comes in – Rent those expensive dresses for the gala event. Let’s say you want something from Parker, BCBG, Tadashi, Alexander Wang, Sans Souci, Lucca Couture, or anything with a larger price tag. Only thing is you want it for one night – Prom, awards ceremony, or special night on the town. If you can’t afford the high price, you can use StyleLend to rent it out for 10% of the actual price. I talk with Lona Alia Duncan about this disruption to the fashion industry. She noted several women who really needed a dress for one night. One in particular was Miss Hawaii – Moani – who needed a...

Epic Confirms a New Unreal Tournament Game (And It Will Be Free) 0

Epic Confirms a New Unreal Tournament Game (And It Will Be Free)

  Just earlier today, Epic Games (the makers of Infinity Blade, Unreal Tournament and other titles) have announced that they are going to be working on a brand new version of Unreal Tournament(UT).  However, the development process is going to be a lot different than many other games. The way this will work is that they will have a small core team of Unreal Tournament veterans develop the game alongside the Unreal Engine 4 developer community. At this time, there is no release date. However, we do know that the game will be available on PC, Mac and Linux. Additionally, this new iteration of Unreal Tournament is going to be free. Epic Games are not going with the free-to-play model, so there will be no micro-transactions or in-game purchases.  This game is free but you will need to pay a monthly fee of $20 to get access to...

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Zopaf Salary Negotiation Calculator App – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI remember the first job where I had to negotiate the salary. I was too green to understand how the product worked. If I would have had the Zopaf Salary Negotiation app, I could have gone into the negotiations and possibly have received more. Zopaf app is currently for iOS. The app uses multiple input options to create a graph of where you should be in your negotiations. For example: a Sales representative might have to consider vehicle costs  if no company car is provided. This app also takes out any emotion. If you calculate your costs and they are more than the salary, do you accept the job? If you can walk into a negotiation and state where your costs are, you might just get what you are asking for. You might also decide the job is not worth it and walk...

EA Announces a Live Pre-E3 2014 Broadcast 0

EA Announces a Live Pre-E3 2014 Broadcast

Ahead of the big E3 Expo (where game developers come to show off their upcoming games), EA have announced that they will be holding an event called “EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview”. During this event, EA will be showing off the upcoming lineup of games for the rest of 2014 and beyond. The event itself will be hosted by EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, USA. You will be able to tune into the live broadcast of the event over at EA’s E3 page. The E3 expo itself will be taking place between June 10th and June 12th.

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TravAlarm Alerts if Problems Arise – Disrupt NY 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI have officially switched to my phone as an alarm clock (when I need it). Its easy to set and the alarm wakes me up. TravAlarm said that was not enough, so they made a smart alarm system. Imagine your alarm clock goes off a half hour earlier. You look at your phone and read there is a problem on the 101 or your city got 5-6 inches of snow. Now you can make better choices to start your day or just call in and not go to work. TravAlarm also will set alarms for you bus and train riders. If you fall asleep on the ride there, TravAlarm will wake you up with music before you miss your stop. TravAlarm is available for the Android with an iOS app soon. Check out TravAlarm.com for more info.  

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TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Recap

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI got into New York at about 10 AM and headed right to the event. Hackers have been working over the last 24 hours. I am sad I couldn’t get to watch them in action but happy I got to see the end results during the hackathon. The presentation itself was well done. They only had 60 seconds to present and the MCs kept them to that – only giving extra time to technical issues. Some presenters were well oiled machines while others didn’t do that well. A couple presented a pitch but didn’t show a product. In a Hackathon you have to show your work at the end. I heard some tweets where presenters were not allowed to show their hack because of the rating of their presentation. This was to avoid the problems from last year presentations. There are several...

Download a Free EA PC Game from Origin’s “On The House” 1

Download a Free EA PC Game from Origin’s “On The House”

I know that a lot of you love a freebie, so you are going to like this one! EA have recently started a new promotion on their Origin Store called “On The House”. Essentially, the way this works is that EA make a PC game availalbe for free for a limited time.  At this time, the game that’s currently on offer is Dead Space. As far as I know, there is no catch here. The games in the promotion are not demos or betas. These are the full games. Once you have claimed your game it’s yours to keep. If you have not done so already, then you can create your Origin/EA account, and get your free game. Again, each game will not be free for a long time, so I would recommend jumping on each offer as soon as possible. That said, once claimed it, you can...

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Motorola Droid Maxx vs. Motorola Moto-X – Android Throwdown

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere are a lot of Android, Windows and iOS phones out on the market. Old and new, it gets really confusing to try and find a phone that will work for you. I talked with the folks at Verizon and they agree – they want to get you a phone that works for your needs. That is why we are running a series of videos putting different phones together. I will be talking their good points and bad. In this video, I take the larger Motorola Droid Maxx and pit it with the Motorola Moto X. Both phones will go through a few tests with battery and software usage. I’ll report on their results. Motorola Droid Maxx The price right now is $99.99 with 2 year contract or $499 out of contract. But this Android device is really for those of you...

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