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castAR Closes $15+ Million Series A Round from Playground Global

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Investment from Andy Rubin’s Studio to Fuel Augmented Reality Gaming System’s Product Development and Talent Recruiting Efforts

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – August 19, 2015 – castAR (previously Technical Illusions), an augmented reality gaming startup, today announced that it has closed Series A funding of $15+ million from Playground Global and the company’s seed investors. castAR previously completed a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, meeting its target in less than 48 hours, attracting over $1 million in crowdfunding for its gaming system that provides holographic-like 3D images to users for a shared, interactive gameplay experience. The new round of funding will be used to drive forward business and continue product development efforts as the company looks to drive adoption among tabletop and interactive game developers. castAR is also focusing its attention on attracting engineering, business, and design talent as it works towards a 2016 commercial launch. Continue reading

Consumer Physics, Creators of the SCiO Pocket Molecular Sensor, Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

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  • World Economic Forum today announced its selection of the world’s 49 most promising Technology Pioneers 2015
  • Consumer Physics, one of two Israeli based selections, has created the world’s first molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand
  • US and UK-based companies make up 80% of awardees
  • The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here

 

Geneva – August 5 2015 – Consumer Physics, the Israel-based startup behind the SCiO pocket molecular sensor, was awarded today as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”. The company joins 48 of the world’s most innovative companies for their work in creating the world’s first molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO provides endless opportunities to explore the molecular makeup of the world around us, including cosmetics, clothes, flora, soil, jewels, leather, rubber, plastics, and even human tissue or bodily fluids. Continue reading

Livescribe Rolls Out New Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition Model

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All-in-one Device Digitizes Notes and Syncs Audio

OAKLAND, Calif. – July 28, 2015 – Livescribe Inc. (www.livescribe.com), the leading manufacturer of smartpens, today announced that it is now rolling out a new Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition in time for the Back-to-School sales period. The Echo smartpen is an all-in-one device that digitizes notes written on paper and records audio synchronized to handwriting using the built-in microphone. Then, Echo transfers all your notes and audio to a computer via USB for storage, organization and sharing. Continue reading

HelpAround Launches Personal Alert Button, First App to Act in Real Time on Apple’s HealthKit Data

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Enables chronic patients in distress and their caregivers to alert and conference-in the people they trust, by simply shaking their phone

 

TEL-AVIV, Israel – July 15, 2015 – HelpAround, Inc., the creator of the popular Diabetes Helpers peer-to-peer support network, today announced the launch of Alert: the first health app to act in real-time on incoming Apple HealthKit data. When used on an Apple iOS device and granted access to HealthKit’s blood glucose data, Alert immediately notifies the user to send an alert when an incoming glucose reading is outside of a predefined range.

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LEGO® MINIFIGURES ONLINE NOW AVAILABLE ON PC, MAC, LINUX, IOS AND ANDROID

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Build your team of Minifigures and explore classic LEGO® worlds in an online adventure for LEGO fans of all ages, unfolding seamlessly across all devices

Oslo, Norway – June 29th, 2015 – Funcom today announced that LEGO® Minifigures Online, an online adventure for LEGO fans of all ages, is now available on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and select Android devices. The game features full cross-platform play, allowing players to play together in the same online world as thousands of other LEGO fans around the globe. Continue reading

SCiO One Year Later: Award Winning Pocket Molecular Sensor Prepares to Ship to Backers

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Darling of Kickstarter, Consumer Physics’ Handheld Spectrometer has Garnered High-Praise; Initial Units Ready to Ship to Worldwide Developer Community

MENLO PARK, Calif. and TEL-AVIV, Israel – June 26, 2015 – Consumer Physics, the company behind SCiO, which raised over $2.7M through a wildly-successful Kickstarter campaign last year, today announced that it is now preparing to ship early SDK units to its Kickstarter researcher community. Furthermore, SCiO has recently been named a finalist for the 2015 INDEX Award, which recognizes excellence in design.

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Kokoon Medical-Grade Sleep Tech Headphones Reverberate with Early Adopters; Exceed Funding Goal by 400% in Two Weeks

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High-Comfort EEG-Empowered Headset Strives to Help Users Optimize Their Sleep

LONDON – May 26, 2015 – Kokoon Technology today raised over $400,000 for its first consumer product, a pair of ergonomic headphones that use medical-grade EEG technology to actively improve the wearer’s rest. Designed as the ultimate sleep companion, Kokoon headphones combine cutting edge comfort tech with medical-grade reactive sleep sensors, and have partnered with Onkyo and Pioneer Corporation to guarantee the highest quality of sound. The headphones are now available for pre-order on Kickstarter. Continue reading