Saturday, January 19, 2019

Category Archives: Toys+Tech

Seattleites Embrace Fitness Wristbands – Win Yours!
When bathing suit season rolls around some of us need all the motivation we can get to make sure we stick to our “get in shape” commitments. This is what makes wearable technology a hit. By tracking things like the number of steps you take each day, your calorie intake, and even your sleeping patterns, activity tracking wristbands can play a big role in how you approach everyday fitness – and Seattleite are all over it. (more…)
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Toys + Tech: Sosh – The Personal Concierge App
Sosh, where no one knows your name and it’s awesome! Sosh has one humble goal: to change the world. They want to help you break out of your routine so you can experience all the exciting, interesting things in your city. Things that you might be too lazy or intimidated or busy to check out on your own. And by getting enough people to do this enough (more…)
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Technophilia: MovieCat 2 – The Sequel Game
Movies. Trivia. Cats. As if I have to explain why this game is so good. But I suppose that’s what I’m here to do, so I’ll indulge you: It’s a movie trivia app (good) using illustrated cats (great) to ask questions that both movie buffs and movie simpletons (me) alike will have fun answering. (more…)
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Toys + Tech: Sweet, Beer! One-stop app for hops lovers
Drink like the well-educated beer lover your parents always hoped you’d be. Beer. Sweet, beautiful, delicious, complicated, confusing, beer. When will I finally understand you and your gigantic family of fermentation? Today? Tomorrow? Oh wait, (more…)
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Innovators compete to make the world a better place
Heads up tech entrepreneurs, here’s a fast pitch to keep your eyes on. Social Venture Partners’ Fast Pitch is a competition igniting social innovation. Nearly 100 organizations will vie for over $250,000 in funding for cutting-edge solutions to the toughest social and environmental problems. (more…)
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In The Know: Seattle Interactive Conference (SIC)
This year Seattle Interactive examines transparency “The curious people are the people that advance the world,” says Jim Haven, Co-founder and CEO of Creature, a Seattle-based (more…)
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Get More From What You Read
(Update: Offered UP is now called Snap Scout.) offered up helps publishers by giving more for less. Banner blindness, we all suffer from it. It’s when we visit a website and consciously or subconsciously ignore the banner ads. Why should we pay attention to them anyways? The ads aren’t always relevant to what we came to the site for and they often rudely interrupt us while we’re reading. So, what now? (more…)
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Tech Homes for a Tech Town: AT&T Digital Life Now Available in Seattle
Unlock the front door, turn on the lights, set your wake-up alarm, and even get some tea ready before you get home – all from your smartphone. A few months ago I got invited by AT&T to come hang out at a house in Capitol Hill. The house belonged to one of their marketing executives. It was a pretty modest looking house situated on a narrow windy street in the neighborhood. There would probably be cheese and wine. What I didn’t expect was MTV Cribs style tour on high-speed internet. (more…)
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