News: GOgroove® introduces New BassPULSE 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Speakers

News: GOgroove® introduces New BassPULSE 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Speakers

GOgroove® introduces New BassPULSE 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Speakers
(Westlake Village, Calif) – The BassPULSE 5.1 is the newest addition to the GOgroove® product line and packs a powerful 5.1 surround sound experience, providing users with 360 degrees of audio immersion. The BassPULSE 5.1 features bass, volume, and LED controls. For users with a 5.1 enabled sound card the 5.1 surround sound feature provides a visceral pulse of sound throughout the room, taking gaming, music and movies to the next level.
For gamers, this innovative speaker system widens the audio range and offers directional perception for incoming threats. Immersing gamers in a 3D audio experience, users have the ability to hear someone sneaking up from behind, and can identify which direction gun shots are coming from. The BassPULSE 5.1 allows users to enjoy a new level of awareness that is sure to improve the kill ratios. In addition, gamers are engrossed in a room-filling audio experience, true surround sound audio experience at an affordable price. The BassPULSE 5.1 is also perfect for PC users who just want to enjoy their media with an added level of audio depth.
One of the key features of the BassPULSE 5.1 is the ability to switch from 5.1 surround sound to standard 2.1 for users that want to play music from their phone, TV or other devices. Thanks to the 2.1 mode, this universal sound system can play audio from any device with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. In addition to high-quality sound, setting up the BassPULSE 5.1 speaker is fast and easy (unlike most 5.1 systems on the market). All audio cables are color coded, making setup and installation seamless, hassle-free endeavor.
What sets this speaker system apart is the unique fusion of quality audio and bold aesthetics. With clear, LED illuminated acrylic components and sleek, black knobs and subwoofer housing, the design of the BassPULSE is very eye-catching. When pulse mode is activated, the BassPULSE 5.1’s LEDs will power on and pulsate to heavy bass – further immersing users in their favorite games, movies, and other media. Watching your speaker’s LED lights fire to explosions, gunfire, and other effects is thrilling – and truly something that must be experienced to be understood.
The BassPULSE 5.1 also features 5 neodymium full-range satellite speakers with 5-watts of power in each and a side-firing 10-watt subwoofer making this a fully loaded system. Whether you are an avid computer gamer, someone who enjoys watching movies at your PC, or just want to enjoy your favorite album in surround sound, the BassPULSE 5.1 speaker system is a must-have.
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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
News: Xooloo launches digital coach app for teens and announces full U.S. launch

News: Xooloo launches digital coach app for teens and announces full U.S. launch

 

CES 2017 BEST OF INNOVATION AWARD

 

XOOLOO LAUNCHES DIGITAL COACH APP FOR TEENS AND ANNOUNCES FULL U.S. LAUNCH

New family device management solution puts teens in control of data to teach positive media habits and brings France’s successful Xooloo App Kids to the U.S.

 

San Francisco, CA –  – Today, family device management company Xooloo (www.xooloo.com) launches Xooloo Digital Coach, its first product aimed at providing teens and parents with insight into teen media usage. Xooloo Digital Coach empowers teens to use relevant data and metrics to explore new technology responsibly. Xooloo is also announcing its global expansion from France to the United States, making Xooloo’s successful children’s app Xooloo Kids, available in the US, for younger kids to safely use their parents’ devices. Together, both Xooloo Digital Coach and Xooloo App Kids, now available via Google Play on Android, help families manage all aspects of their digital lives.

 

Xooloo Digital Coach enables pre-teens and teens to autonomously learn to understand and manage time spent on their devices through real time in-app notifications, self-monitoring dashboards and benchmarks of their phone and app time usage. It also lets teens view data on what their peers are consuming to give a realistic understanding of how their usage compares to other teens, prompting them to practice better digital habits (ex: How much time 14 year olds in their area are spending on Instagram per day).

 

Xoolo Digital Coach is managed through the corresponding app, Xooloo Parents, which gives parents  insight into their teens’ digital landscape and the ability to have a comprehensive view of multiple children’s habits. Using the Xooloo Parents dashboard, parents use the data and metrics they are provided to set more effective and fair rules for their children as well as create custom boundaries per child. Parents are able to set time limits for individual apps or disable certain apps at specific times of the day (ex. No games or Snapchat after 10pm).

 

“Our goal is to empower children and teens to be responsible digital citizens. We strongly believe in facilitating open conversations between parents and their children about their digital habits,” says Gregory Veret, Founder and CEO of Xooloo. “We’re excited that Xooloo’s apps can open up that dialogue and encourage parents and children to work together in this space.”

 

For younger children without a personal device, Xooloo App Kids allows parents to safely share and transform their smartphones and tablets into a child’s personalized space that is fun for the little ones with approved games, apps, contacts, secure browsing, and more.

 

Xooloo Digital Coach (Ages 10+) Available through Xooloo Family Pack

(managed by the companion Parents app)

  • Self – Regulation:  Digital Coach helps teens and their parents see a full picture of their app and internet usage, with personalized advice given by Digital Coach  to help teens adjust their habits. With this ability, parents can give a sense of autonomy to their children, allowing them to build responsible digital habits for themselves.

  • Real time insights + benchmarks: By showing how teens compare to peers to help them understand how their usage stacks up, teens can analyze and adjust how much time they are spending on apps, social media, and the internet accordingly and parents understand how their kids compare to their peers, allowing them to set realistic expectations.

  • Time Requests: Teens can send their parents requests for additional time in certain apps, and view notifications that their parents have sent via the companion Parents app. Teens can also receive extra time-in-app rewards for practicing great digital habits.

  • Privacy is respected: There’s no geo tracking software and the content of messages or phone calls is never exposed.

  • “Dinner Time” feature: Parents can temporarily disables phones for a desired amount of time, giving families the option for tech-free dinners and meetings.

  • In-app Notifications: Children have free range to download apps, and parents receive a notification on their companion Parents app so that they can assess whether each one is appropriate without being intrusive.

 

Xooloo Kids (For Ages 8 and Under) – Available through Xooloo Family Pack

  • Security: Parents can turn their existing device into a safe device for children; parent’s existing settings, contacts, messages, and apps remain secure while the child has access to the device, giving parents peace of mind.

  • Time Management: Parents can set quotas and time slots for each day of the week to limit the time spent on a device.

  • Fun Zone: Children can easily enjoy a selection of games approved by their parents and watch cartoons on Xooloo TV.

Pricing Details (After initial free 30 day trial)

  • Though the family pack users get all of Xooloo’s services and can choose whether Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids works best for their family, depending on the age of their children.

    • 1 Device (1 license of either Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids)  = $2.99 a month or $29.99 per year

    • 3 Devices (3 licenses of any combo of Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids) = $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year

    • Unlimited device/licenses (Unlimited amount of Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids) = $6.99 a month or $59.99 per year

 

For more information, please visit Xooloo’s website: www.xooloo.com

About Xooloo:

Xooloo creates innovative solutions designed for kids that allows them to access their favorite technology without restrictions. Xooloo launched its suite of apps, Xooloo Digital Coach, Xooloo Parents and Xooloo Kids, in France by siblings Gregory and Aurore Veret and has recently expanded to the U.S. in 2017.  Xooloo Digital Coach and Xooloo Kids are available for download on Google Play, companion app Xooloo Parents is available on iOS and Android.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
News: Palo Alto Innovation Launches new Sandman Clock

News: Palo Alto Innovation Launches new Sandman Clock

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PALO ALTO INNOVATION LAUNCHES THE SANDMAN CLOCK

The alarm clock re-booted to support modern consumers’ growing number of devices

SANTA CLARA, California, Thursday, November 19, 2015 – Palo Alto Innovation, an elite group of

designers, engineers, and businessmen who love gadgets, today announced the launch of The

Sandman Clock.

The Sandman Clock re-imagines the classic alarm clock for the twenty-first century. Its contemporary,

neutral design combines intuitive controls with the largest auto-adjustable display of its type, integrated

cable management, and four USB ports to keep multiple consumer devices charged and ready to go.

Until The Sandman Clock, consumers could not purchase an alarm clock with more than two USB

ports plus cable management for under $50. The Sandman Clock addresses consumers’ needs and is

now available for pre-order priced at $29.

“We are focused on developing unique products that make life easier for how consumers use their

products today,” said Alex Tramiel, Founder of Palo Alto Innovation. “The Sandman Clock is an

uncompromised design with a distinctive silhouette that supports the ever-increasing number of

devices consumers rely on.”

With the continued rise in smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, fitness tracker, gaming controller, and

backup battery sales, the average consumer’s nightstand is overwhelmed by the weight and power

requirements of all their devices. As a result, current charging setups are usually a chaotic mess of

cables and devices can miss out on a full charge rendering them useless. The current solutions are

either ineffective or expensive and the problem will worsen as consumers look to connect more

devices with greater power needs. According to Cisco* there will be 2.5 devices including tablets and

smartphones for every person on earth and five devices for every Internet user by 2017.

To learn more, please visit www.sandmanclocks.com

*Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update 2014–2019 White Paper

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About Palo Alto Innovation

Founded in March 2015, Palo Alto Innovation focuses on making life easier, one gizmo at a time. The

company solves everyday consumer problems with elegant, efficient and cost-effective products.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
News: Successful Dyslexics Pen Red Letters for Awareness

News: Successful Dyslexics Pen Red Letters for Awareness

2nd October 2016 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUSTRALIA

 

Successful Dyslexics Pen Red Letters for Awareness

What do author Jackie French, Olympian Alex Edmondson and Philanthropist David Pescud all have in common?

They have all overcome the struggles of dyslexia to achieve great success in their fields. They have also all written their own Red Letters in support of the Make it a Red Letter day campaign that is raising awareness for dyslexia and shining a light on the changes that are long overdue in the Australian Education system.
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Jackie French, an award-winning Australian author, writes a letter to her fellow dyslexics, encouraging them to never give up and to soar! She tells them that even though school is hard they can achieve anything they want if they follow their passions and work hard.  Read Jackie’s letter.

“If you’re dyslexic you have two choices: you can give up, or be determined, learn to focus, learn to work. Because we’ve had to do that, dyslexics who don’t give up tend to be very, very good at what we do. Talent is common. Genius is talent plus determination. There’s a good chance you’re going to have that.” – Jackie French

 

alexAlex Edmondson, an Olympic cyclist, writes about his struggles through school but by having a supportive family and finding his passion he has gone on to achieve more than his wildest dreams.  Read Alex’s letter.

“If you are struggling with dyslexia and you want to throw the towel in that’s all normal, but what you need to do is stand up and say to yourself, “You know what, I am better than this and I can overcome it.” – Alex Edmondson

 

pescudDavid Pescud, founder of Sailors with disABILITIES, discusses the importance of mindset and having positive experiences. He believes schools should prepare us for our future, to get us ready to go into the world as young adults, with tools that are appropriate to our needs whatever they may be.  Read David’s letter.

“For the responsibility of our children future lies with us all. If you cannot help, then get out of the way, because we are about making a difference.” – David Pescud

 

Jackie, Alex & David have written their Red Letters alongside parents and children that are advocating for change. As a community, dyslexics and their families are banding together to have their voices heard.

The ‘Make it a Red Letter Day Campaign’ is aiming to raise awareness and create discussion in the broader community, the media as well as political and education leaders. The campaign encourages everyone who is touched by dyslexia, parents, siblings, teachers and tutors to also write their own red letters to help show all sides of living with dyslexia.

To read inspiring letters and learn more about the campaign and competition please go to  http://www.myredletter.com.au/

The ‘Make it a Red Letter Day’ Competition and Campaign runs until October 22nd  2016, has been organised in conjunction with the ‘Light it Red for Dyslexia’ event to be held nationally on October 15, 2016, as part of World Dyslexia Day.

The two events coincide with Dyslexia Empowerment Week (16th to the 22nd October).

The ‘Make it a Red Letter Day’ Campaign and Competition are volunteer initiatives by the combined national Dyslexia Support Groups to raise awareness and create change for dyslexia across Australia. The colour red was chosen to reclaim and empower dyslexic students who all too often see ‘red’ in a negative way on their school work and assignments.

‘Make it a Red Letter Day’ competition encourages children (aged 5 to 18) touched by Dyslexia (diagnosed or suspected) to write a heartfelt ‘Red letter’ about dyslexia (without spelling or grammar correction) to someone they believe could influence change, e.g., a politician, teacher, principal, the media or someone famous. Although ‘written letters’ are the intended medium, for inclusion purposes children will also be able to submit their entries in other mediums (such as film, art, dance) – allowing for dyslexic creativity.

Our Sponsors have donated over $10,000 worth of prizes, and the competition will be judged by the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year, Author and proud Dyslexic Jackie French.

 

 

 

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

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