Guest article: “Apple and Google as Cyber Nannies: Trying to Curb Phone Addiction”

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While the United States is dealing with an opioid crisis, there’s another creeping issue that is being overlooked: phone addiction. No civilization before the internet has had such easy access to a wealth of information. But there’s an ugly side — when the first iPhone was introduced into the market in 2007,

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Hey NYC, Snap Spectacles are available today til New Year’s Eve


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Early morning on day one: Wasn’t so bad before 7:30 AM: Periscope.tv/GeoffGolberg/1YqKDjEzYWaJV

Address to buy: 5 East 59th Street around the corner from the Sherry-Netherland hotel

When: Starting today (Nov. 21, 2016) until Dec. 31, 2016.

Earliest time you’re allowed to buy: See below

:::IMPORTANT::: Spectacles are compatible with Android devices running Android 4.3 and higher with BLE and Wi-Fi direct capabilities only. If you have an iPhone, it must be an iPhone 5 or better running iOS 8 or better.

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Gadgets roundup: IconQ Boundless S4 bluetooth speaker, Kensington Expert Mouse trackball, more

Oct. 5, 2016

Gadget gift ideas roundup: 2016


“Tis the season” – okay, not yet, but it’s around the corner. How about tech suggestions to get you started? First on the list, Hand Liberation, a.k.a. “HANDL” by artist Allen Hirsch. Allen created this product out of a necessity. As you might infer from the name, it gives more freedom to your hand, resulting in less fumbling. It’s also conducive to live streaming. HandLiberation.com 

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My comments about the Kensington Expert Mouse Trackball are included in the roundup summary video below. Scroll down!

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Chatlight is a great tool and it’s easy to charge with a regular USB. It can also be attached to tablets as well as smartphones with flat backs. I added some additional comments about it in the roundup summary video below, so scroll down.

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My comments about the Innergie MagiCable are included in the roundup summary video below

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My comments about the IconQ Boundless S4 are included in the roundup summary video above

Note: If you don’t want a fullsize keyboard like the Satechi, you could go with the Zagg (see video below) or the Jorno, but to be honest, neither are as stellar as the Satechi, but of course you sacrifice size by going with the Satechi. The compact Jorno or Zagg could be handy in a pinch ..but to use them daily? Not my cup of tea. (I gave both of mine away. Sorry Zagg, sorry Jorno. But the people who received the keyboards told me they were satisfied. I’m hard to please!)

And that’s my 2016 list for now. You can leave comments or questions here on this blog or just email me at alexyongnyc@gmail.com.

Disclaimer re: opinions on products: All product opinions seen on this page originate from me, not a company or an agency. Products provided for free were: Kensington Expert Mouse, ReachCase, LumeeCase, ChatLight, Satechi keyboard, Innergie MagiCable, IconQ Boundless S4 speaker, Jorno folding keyboard, Zagg folding keyboard. Please read my sitewide disclosure page: Sitewide disclosures

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Rio Olympics edition, pretty cute, especially if the 2016 games were your favorite


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Oh hey, since we’re talking about Samsung, sales of the Galaxy Note 7 are supposedly going to resume in October. Let’s hope it doesn’t come back with a bang!

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The S Pen on the Galaxy Note 7 will hopefully still have a “GIF maker” to make custom 15-second GIFs

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Former NFL star Mark Clayton did a video interview about LIVV headphones


Click the video above! I interviewed former NFL star Mark Clayton about LIVV headphones and why he created them. 🎧 Also in the video: Some cool stuff about Mark growing up in OKC, university life, what it was like having 🏈Ray Lewis🏈 as a teammate, and more 🏈 It’s cool stuff! After you watch the video, share it out by using http://ctt.ec/e2atm
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This looks crazy futuristic! OM Audio is coming out with a levitating audio speaker

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OM Audio, developers of audio products enabling consumers to connect with music like never before, today announced OM/ONE, the world’s first levitating Bluetooth speaker. Talk about an eye-catching conversation-starter. The makers of the OM/ONE say it’s practical and connects wirelessly to all major smartphones, tablets and computers. When detached, the hovering orb acts as a portable speaker that can be taken on the go. The built-in microphone also can transform the OM/ONE into a very cool looking conference room phone.

“In a world full of speakers that look and sound the same, the OM/ONE stands out from all the rest,” said David DeVillez, Founder and CEO at OM Audio. “Prior to our crowdfunding campaign we traveled Silicon Valley getting feedback from some prominent entrepreneurs and musicians and we’ve been very humbled by the praise we’ve received. We’re looking forward to getting these in the hands of consumers this holiday season.” The MSRP is $179 and to get one delivered before the 2014 holiday season visit www omone.com.

Okay, it looks cool – but how does it sound? Well, Mr. DeVillez is an audio engineer and the former Director of Operations, R&D and Engineering at Velodyne Acoustics. One of his design breakthroughs is the OM/ONE levitating driver for hearing every high and low with no external distortion. Listeners can use the OM/ONE by itself or pair it with another OM/ONE. The team says it can pair/dis-pair and answer call/hang-up with the push of a button.