The Annual ‘me Convention’ Returns to Frankfurt This Fall 2019

The annual me Convention, in collaboration between SXSW and Mercedes-Benz, returns to Frankfurt on September 11th through the 13th. The me Convention brings together thousands of curious minds who don’t just want to talk about the future – they want to help create it. For this year’s me Convention there will be an exploration the biggest issues and most promising ideas for society, business, science and our planet.

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Platowork By Platoscience, The World’s 1st Neurostimulation Headset, is Now Available to Pre-Order

After a successful Indiegogo Campaign, Platowork By Platoscience is now in the production phase and available for pre-order with a shipping timeline of August 2019.  The new PlatoScience headset uses the well-established technology of neurostimulation to break through your plateaus, and enhance your cognition, concentration and creative abilities.

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Sonarworks Secures 5 Million Euro in Series A Financing

Recently announced, Sonarworks has just secured 5 Million Euro in Series A Financing. The new financing follows an earlier investment of 1.3 million Euro and enables the company to pursue its mission of delivering the ultimate sound experience on any device. The financing was co-led by Karma Ventures (Estonia) and Practica Capital (Lithuania), with participation from Revo Capital (Turkey), SuperAngel (Estonia), ProksCapital and Imprimatur (Latvia).

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BeBop Sensors, Leader in Smart Fabric Sensor Technology, Wins Red Herring’s Top 100 North America 2019 Award

Announced today, BeBop Sensors, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology has won Red Herring’s Top 100 North America 2019 Award. The Red Herring Award is one of the technology industry’s most prestigious prizes. BeBop Sensors was chosen from among thousands of North America’s tech elite by Red Herring’s editorial team during a months-long process with criteria including disruptive impact, proof of concept, financial performance, market footprint, and quality of management. Winners are among the continent’s brightest and most innovative.

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HYPER Ships HyperJuice; The World’s Most Powerful USB-C Battery Pack for Travelers

With the incredible success of fulfillment of their Kickstarter/Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $1.6 million, HYPER is proud to TODAY announced the public release of the HyperJuice 130W Dual USB-C Power Bank, an airline safe 100Wh/27000mAh battery pack that can quick charge any USB-C laptop/device. For all those that travel the HyperJuice 130W Dual USB-C Power Bank may be your traveling best friend.

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Formula E Documentary ‘And We Go Green’ to Premiere at Cannes Film Festival

On May 23rd a new documentary on ABB FIA Formula E Championship shows how sport can have a meaningful social impact premieres’ at the Cannes Film Festival. The new Formula E documentary titled ‘And We Go Green’ will take viewers behind the scenes of the electric street racing series and highlighting the purpose of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship as a proving ground for electric technologies in a bid to combat climate change and air pollution.

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The New Clever Cogz Series: Books that Focus on Transport Topics and Stem Themes for Young Children

Clever Cogz is a new series from QEB Publishing that allows young readers to discover different vehicles from space rockets to racing cars. The four new books of the series include: The Book of Cars and Trucks, The Book of Space Rockets, The Book of Flying Machines and The Book of Diggers and Dozers. The new series introduces the transport topics in a simple, engaging way and covers STEM themes of engineering, physics, and inventions, and with a quiz at the end of each book.  The first of the Clever Cogz series to be published and ready to purchase are The Book of Cars and Trucks and The Book of Space Rockets with the latter of the two to be published in the fall.

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Eldritch Foundry, Customizable 3-D Miniatures, Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Eldritch Foundry, the new online character creator that gives users the freedom to bring the most customizable miniature figures to life, just launched their Kickstarter campaign. With Eldritch Foundry, you can craft the mini of your dreams, with every detail you imagined, and have it 3D-printed in a never before seen quality. Users visualize and create the smallest details, from hands, heads, tails, wings, clothes, weapons and practically anything else you can think of.

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The 12th Annual Classic Game Fest Comes to in Austin in July 2019

The biggest retro gaming event of Texas, the Classic Game Fest returns to Austin, Texas. The 12th annual Classic Game Fest is on July 27-28, 2019 at the Palmer Events Center located at 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704. Attendees get to experience 70,000 square feet of retro video games, tournaments, live entertainment and much more retro gaming fun in the heart of Austin!

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Sister City, In Partnership with Microsoft, Announces New Generative Music Lobby Score Created by Experimental Musician Julianna Barwick

Sister City, a new hotel in NYC that embraces technology to offer guests a modern respite, debuts a first-of-its-kind lobby music score. Sister City’s goal was to completely rethink how sound can be specifically designed for public spaces by responding directly to the environment it lives in. Instead of a set playlist, this idea expands the possibilities of audiospheres and conceived an idea borne from Sister City’s experiential design, use of technology and love of harmony and balance. Sister City looked to Brian Eno’s Music For Airports and John Cage’s concept for “4’33”” as touch points for these conversations.

The hotel worked with Microsoft to help with the project and together brought in indie electronic musician Julianna Barwick to collaborate on a generative music score that exists as an extension of the hotel instead of an added layer.

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