Author Archive: Alex Bae

Google Glass started a revolution for wearable devices. Before all the hype for different fitness bands, smart watches and other wearables today, Google Glass jumpstarted today’s wave of wearable technology. No other company competes with Google Glass on the augmented reality (AR) market, but there are plenty of startups looking to take a bite at the market. Optinvent is one of the startups looking to compete and started a Kickstarter campaign to make the ORA Smart Glass into a reality.

Social Gaming Network (SGN) and Fox Digital Entertainment teamed up for the recent release of a new game called The Book of Life: Sugar Smash. The game is based on Fox Digital Entertainment’s new computer animated film, The Book of Life, and launched for the iOS with an Android and Facebook version in the works.

I’m normally an organized person, but sometimes I can be a bit forgetful. For example, my keys become invisible when I most need it and my phone tends to hide in crevices I never knew existed in my home. I can’t always keep track of all the little things, but a simple solution may help my memory now. Tintag created a simple Bluetooth device to help me (and others) to keep track of our valuables.

Digital distribution and ownership is commonplace for music, but for movies the digital process is still in its early stages of transition. Music’s exposure grew thanks to its accessibility online. Movies are making a similar transition, but it has not successfully been able to capture and gain visibility. Only a few online movie distributors exist on the markets now, but how are they supposed to help grow digital movie properties? Yekra Theater joins the few online distributors by providing a different business model.

The internet connects us to billions of products online. Online merchandise range from being silly to creative design to daily items. Fair trade is becoming more common, but many of the sites that offer those goods follow a for-profit business model and only a handful follow the non-profit road. Shopping for a Change (SFAC) is one of the few non-profit, fair trade businesses to change and help improve the lives of many in underdeveloped communities.

We live in a world full of creative minds. Some creative ideas come up at random times – say in the shower or while getting a cup of coffee – and other ideas inspired at the office. Companies are constantly looking for the next way to get their brand out there, whether it may be through viral marketing campaign or through simple advertisements, but a marketing agency can only do so much.

V.360 ability to shoot at a 360-degree view what makes this camera unique. Both photographers and videographers can only capture what they see in front of them. Compiling and stitching images together to make a panoramic image can take time, but with the V.360, that’s all in the past.

There are a multitude of wearable devices on the market. Health trackers, location devices, smartwatches, etc., etc. However, many of these devices are made for individuals and nothing stands out as a family device. Sync Smartband wants to add another device to the wearable market, but with an emphasis on family, safety, and health.

The constant fear of being alone in certain situations can create some problems. Even the thought of one of your loved ones alone can strike uneasiness at times. Thanks to the ever-growing landscape of technology, the ability to have a personal warning/emergency caller is available for anyone in need. Silent Beacon is creating a device by changing the infrastructure of personal alarm systems without the user shelling out tons of cash to own one.

Two Tap for consumers is more like Google Wallet, but much simpler than that. Which is nice for buying anything from a Two Tap affiliated store. However, Google Wallet has more features than Two Tap can manage. But again, Two Tap is looking to simplify things, not complicate things.