5 Mobile Technologies to Watch at CES 2015


ces-2015-bannerIt’s almost time again for the International CES show in Las Vegas! Last year, we saw a huge increase in the amount of wearable and personal fitness tracking technologies. Here is a sneak preview at some of the technologies that we are looking forward to seeing in 2015:

AIRĀ² Floating Bluetooth Speaker by Axxess CE
This portable Bluetooth speaker appears to magically float in mid air! This product won a CES Innovation Award for 2015.
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Twig – The Paper Case



Mobile accessories very rarely offer something extremely unique and artistic. Minnesota based John Woodland and Jon Lucca have earned both of those titles with their new line of paper iPhone cases called Twig. I was completely unaware of Twig until a co-worker of mine was looking extremely fashionable with her new Wilco phone case. Personally, the draw to the case had nothing to do with the band Wilco, but everything to do with the detail, artistic vision, and the fact that these cases were actually made of stacks of paper. At first glance the works of art resembled Andre Amador’s beach drawings, but on a phone case. The one downfall is you will pay a premium to own one. Twig will attract a niche market who will be okay with paying between 60 and 80 USD for an iPhone case. On the flip side these cases are 100% made from start to finish in Minnesota. Keep in mind there is also a 30 day try policy, and a six month guarantee of defects. That’s what I call product confidence. Twig’s website showcases product only for the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, and 5S.


13 Most Interesting College Mascots of 2013


Nearly every college and university in America with an athletic team has a mascot. Often times, a school will choose a fearsome, powerful, or agile animal to represent their team’s spirit. Some of the most popular mascot choices are bears, birds of prey, and big cats.

However, some college teams went with less traditional mascots. Here is my list of 13 of the most interesting college mascots:

13. Dust Devils – Texas A&M International

dust-devils-tamiuStudents at Texas A&M International University don’t root for the bears or the tigers – they root for the Dust Devils! For those who have never been to a hot, southwestern climate such as that found in Texas, a dust devil is a vertical column of air that rotates and can whip up quickly and unexpectedly.

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Will Loud Earbuds Be Outlawed?

Earbud-Volume-BanLike listening to your music with the volume cranked all the way up? If you’re walking the streets of the Big Apple, you may want to start looking over your shoulder soon because the earbuds police may come and get you. Forever proactive concerning health issues that plague New Yorkers on a daily basis, city mayor Michael Bloomberg is setting up for another health campaign attack, this time on earbuds.

According to reporter Marcia Kramer of CBS 2, the New York City mayor wants to keep the number of city dwellers suffering from significant hearing loss low. His new campaign is aimed at those people who blast their music while making their rounds in the city and plans to warn them about the dangers of the premature hearing loss that comes from such headphone and earbuds abuse.

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