Friday, March 24th, 2017

August 2016, Security is the primary focus of Black Hat and one of the many briefings that happened focused on the mobile threat landscape and explored how the operating system (OS) being looked at affects greatly the type of vulnerabilities that are to be expected. With the growing popularity of bring your own device (BYOD) [...]

February 2016 – We received the long awaited Edwin the Duck toy to test in our media lab. The toy is designed to be a companion toy for children from a few months old to about age 5-6. It is designed as a modern electronic friend that adds functions as the child grows. Edwin is [...]

February 2016 – We first looked at the BACtrack Mobile Pro in 2015 on both iOS and Android devices. Following CES 2016, we had a chance to take another look at the product and improvements made in the software and device. The base product itself is relatively unchanged. The unit provides police quality alcohol measurement, [...]

December 2015 – A long time name in household and commercial security and monitoring Kidde, has introduced two components of their home and SOHO/SMB smart home system.  These are a monitor for detectors in the building and a security camera.  Both are supported by a smartphone app that is the center point for all the [...]

November 2015 – The latest version of the Beddit sleep monitor now has a Bluetooth LE interface so it can connect to your smart phone overnight without impacting the power use very much so the phone is still set to go in the morning. The primary interface is with the iPhone and they recently added [...]

November 2015 – The lifestyle of most people is being organized around their smart phone and their wearables. BACtrack brings two products to the market with updates that include an interface to their wearables and watches. Their products the BACtrack Mobile and the BACtrack Vio – both named for the Blood Alcohol Content measurement they [...]

June 2015 – At E3 we met with Snail Games as a follow-up to their very busy booth at GDC 2015 earlier in the year. The large booth was once again busy showing both their hardware and software products. The leadoff on the software side was TaiChi Panda that was featured for the Android platforms [...]

June 2015 – At E3 in LA we met with Chinese game developer Seasun to see their new MOBA designed for the western audience. This Free 2 Play game is designed to be a 3×3 PVP game for the iOS and Android mobile platforms that is a turn based multiplayer experience. The game allows the [...]

March 2015 – At the Wearables Techcon in Santa Clara they held tracks and sessions on the realities of the wearables business. These include presentations from the UL on consumer regulations for wearables, and sessions on the guidelines for medical/fitness & health wearables that identify when the FDA needs to be involved. Other sessions addressed [...]

 January 2015 – In the Fitness section of CES, FtiBit was the dominant exhibitor. Leading off with their wrist based wearable, they added a number of new fitness bands in the plan for 2015. The newest will be the HR which includes a heart rate monitor. Joining the product line in late 2014 was the [...]