Computer & Electronics

Live From Las Vegas: Day Two at PPAI Expo
January 17, 2018 at 4:39 pm

We have all heard that what happens in Vegas should stay in the lauded resort city, but when it comes to the PPAI Expo, keeping quiet about the proceedings is akin to being a gazillionaire and not sharing a penny. Simply put, the gathering has so many enriching experiences that "mum" is definitely not the…

Smart Apparel Takes One Step Closer to Mainstream
January 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Sensors embedded in the fabric are able to read biological factors that provide insight into sleeping patterns, hydration and stress level. These sensors are connected to other smart IoT devices, such as phones, in order that users will be able to keep track of their health and physical activity...

Apple and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week
January 3, 2018 at 1:45 pm

It’s possible that these incidents may be coincidental, but if the opposite is true, if these are signs of Apple’s failure to keep up with the sheer speed and magnitude of its success, then this could pose a major problem for the company going forward. Despite its value, Apple can’t afford to keep losing public legal battles while also hemorrhaging public trust...

Credit Card-Sized Anti-Theft Device Has Promotional Potential
December 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Identity theft is one of the biggest problems of 21st century life. With the onset and growth of e-commerce platforms and online integration for all kinds of things, not to mention the shift to smartphones as primary computing devices, customers are doing everything they can to protect their bank accounts and credit card numbers. Now,…

China Will Surpass U.S. In Wearable Tech Market This Year
December 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm

The use of wearable technology in the form of watches that track things like heart rates and steps, clothing that monitors athletic activity and more, has been growing in popularity all over the world. According to Marketing Interactive, China's wearable tech market will pass the U.S. by the end of this year, with more than…

Gifts for Gadget Lovers
December 12, 2017 at 2:50 pm

It’s that time of year where people ask me what to get their friends who love gadgets. There is no shortage of ideas this year for you to consider. The hard part is finding the right gift for the right person. Let’s start with the obvious. Amazon Echo (Alexa): On the off chance you know someone…

Blockchain Could Be the Future of the Apparel Supply Chain
November 20, 2017 at 2:23 pm

If you try to stay up to date on technological or economic trends, chances are you’ve either read about or at least seen references to blockchain. Though vague and catchy, the term is no mere buzzword. While plenty of hype and…

Scientists Print Electronic Circuits Directly Into Apparel
November 13, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully implemented washable, stretchable and breathable electronic circuits into clothing, pushing the development and possibilities of technological athletic apparel. The team of researchers printed…

Scientists Develop Lithium-Ion Battery That Holds Up to 'Extreme Conditions'
November 10, 2017 at 2:34 pm

We've focused on the development of lithium-ion batteries, and for good reason. As technology evolves, and becomes an ever-growing presence in the promotional products industry, the science behind safer lithium-ion batteries is of high importance to promotional products distributors. Without a full understanding of the latest technology available, distributors and suppliers run the risk of…