Does Artificial Intelligence Technology Have a Racism Issue?

We came across this article published on the Innovation and Tech Today site written by Alex Moersen titled “Artificial Intelligence Has a Racism Issue.” It was an interesting read and did not realize how racially and gender bias the A.I. robot industry truly is. As a woman and a minority, I HAD to post this article for my readers to inform them of this issue in the A.I world.

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iPhone X: One of the Most Expensive Smartphones on the Market

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The iPhone X recently was released to purchase for a whopping $999.00. To date the most expensive iPhone launched and quite possibly the biggest price tag in general for a smart phone. While the iPhone 8 was recently launched, the iPhone X is already stealing headlines but not as positive as Apple hoped. Continue Reading →

Google and Sidewalk Labs Announces Plans to Build a Futuristic Neighborhood in Toronto

Announced Tuesday, Sidewalk Labs and Google are teaming with Toronto to begin planning a neighborhood designed for urban life in the 21st century. The idea is to create a mixed-use community on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront. Per Sidewalk Toronto, they will combine forward-thinking urban design and new digital technology to create people-centered neighborhoods that are sustainable, affordable and mobile with economic opportunity. Continue Reading →

Project Wing, Guzman y Gomez Mexican Taqueria and Domino’s Pizza Drone Delivery Initiatives

In September 2017, Guzman y Gomez partnered with Alphabet’s (Google’s parent company) X’s Project Wing to help them with their trial delivery drones that will deliver burritos to homes in Australia. This project started when Project Wing asked Guzman y Gomez to be their first launch partner in the delivery of Guzman y Gomez burritos to people via drone. They immediately said yes! Continue Reading →

The 44th Anniversary Of The Birth of Hip Hop And How It All Started

Today is the 44th anniversary of the birth of hip hop when DJ Kool Herc deejayed at his sister’s birthday block party at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, NY. Continue Reading →

Apple’s WWDC 2017 Ending With No Announcements On The iPhone 8

Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) was all this week and had several different announcements on  iOS 11, WatchOS 4HomePod, iPad Pro, iMac Pro, and a preview of the newly redesigned Apple App Store yet nothing on the iPhone 8! Continue Reading →

CONNECTIONS™ Session on Voice Control in IoT Features Executives from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Nuance, and Voicebox Technologies

DALLAS, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Parks Associates announced new numbers today showing adoption of smart speakers with personal assistants, including Amazon Echo, Dot, or Tap, or Google Home, is 10-11% of U.S. broadband households. The IoT research firm also estimates that in 2020, annual sales in this product category will exceed 50 million units. Parks Associates will examine voice control as part of the smart home and consumer-based IoT at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference on May 23-25 in San Francisco. Continue Reading →

Tech Leaders Showing Employee Appreciation with Custom Oil Paintings by Noblified

As much as I believe in employee incentives and rewards for doing a great job I think a Custom Oil Painting may be a tad over the top. If you are curious on who started this trend, it would be our good friends at Yelp! It seems to be a growing trend in Silicon Valley with Twitter, Google, AirBNB and various other technology companies also starting to do this as an employee incentive as well.

Below is the original article posted today from Noblified with more information on this new and growing trend for technology companies.

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Hi-Tech Chic’s Holiday Gift Guide for Girls to Lady Fashionistas

happy-holidays-hi-tech-chicHappy Holidays to all my Hi-Tech Chic Fashionista young and mature! I wanted to put a holiday gift guide together that mixes technology and fashion products for all ages. I also think this guide is helpful when shopping for different women and girls in your family or network of friends of different ages…and maybe you will find something you want to put on your list to Santa as well!

Below is a mix of fashionable  and cute technology products I have either reviewed, saw demos of them or referred by one of my piers.

Hatchimals are creatures that live inside of eggs until they are hatched it’s a surprise of what is inside. Each egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals. Hatchimals can’t hatch on their own. Your touch encourages them to peck their way out of the egg! Now you get to raise your furry Hatchimal through 3 stages. Teach yours to walk, dance, play games and more. Apparently these were all the rage at the 2016 Toy Fair. They are currently $69.99 and you can purchase them at Toy’s R Us.

WowWee® CHiP™ the robot dog is a Smartpup that you can interact with using the Smartball, train and game with using the app. CHiP comes with a Smartband which enables CHiP to uniquely recognize owner and a Smartbed that CHiP automatically walks to when it needs to be charged. New this year to CHiP is Guard Mode puts CHiP’s motion sensors on high alert, and walking past CHiP will trigger a reaction. They have also have expanded CHiP to 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese. You can purchase it at any major store like best buy or online like amazon for $159.99.

Kidz Gear has volume limit headphones called KidzControl™ and are designed to have the safest listening experience for your child. . They have wired, wireless bluetooth and headphones with a mic included. Headphones based on your personal needs start at $19.99 and you can purchase them here.kidz-g

The JETJAT by Mota is an automatic camera Mini drone with one-touch, live wifi, auto landing and throw-to-fly capabilities. This is the perfect gift for kids that want a drone but never flew one before. It’s small and fits in the palm of your hand so if your kiddo flew it inside the house there would be minimal to no damage at all. I also love that the remote is also the dock for the drone so user don’t lose it. It’s that small! (full product to follow)

The Blink Lite is ACTON’s newest and most advanced electric skateboard to date. Weighing in at just 7.7lbs., it is the World’s Lightest Electric Skateboard. Till December 4th the Blink Lite is available for $199.00 when normally it is $399.00. They also have opened up pre-orders for BLINK QU4TRO, BLINK S2, BLINK S pre-order exclusively on Indiegogo. To find out more about the Blink Lite or would like to purchase one click here.

I have been photographed for the past several years trying on oculus products and I have NEVER looked good or cute, just a big dork grasping at air. I am under the impression not even the hottest person on the planet can look cool in them. Google is trying with their Dream Views that have a lightweight stretch fabric in the color slate that makes it sleeker than the normal plastic. The Dream View from Google is $79.00 and you can purchase it at the google store.vr-google

UGG® Tech Gloves with Shearling Sheepskin Cuff  has touch sensitive technology on all fingers and palm. The back of the gloves are polyester/wool/nylon, the palm is leather with Faux fur lining and the cuffs are made of shearling sheepskin. The UGG® Tech Gloves with Shearling Sheepskin Cuff are currently available at Bloomingdales for $85.00.gloves

QBracelet by Q Designs with iPhone Charger is geometric bangle that doubles as an iPhone charger. Simply open the bangle at the hinge to reveal a lightning connector that can boost your battery life by 50%. I personally want the QBracelet by Q Designs for Christmas especially since regardless of how many portable chargers I have I seem to always forget to bring them with me! Maybe they will send me one to review, wink wink.The QBracelet by Q Designs is available at Bloomingdales for $125.00.cuff-charger

Prynt, Get Instant Photo with The Prynt Case for Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 – Black is a case that snaps onto your phone and your phone instantly becomes a Polaroid camera. Prynt saves a video inside each photo by using the Prynt app to unlock and replay the video. Prynt photos do not require ink cartridges and it comes with ZINK Paper. It is currently $149.99 and you can get it on Amazon by clicking here.

HP also has a similar product that is a little more stylish called the HP Sprocket Photo Printer. It does all the same functions and also uses ZINK Paper. The  HP Sprocket Photo Printer is also less at $129.99 on the HP site.

I hope this helps you all on your quest of finding the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life! Happy Holidays!

CES Innovation Awards Honorees

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Every year CES has the Innovation Awards and given how fast technology is moving this years winners of the Innovation Awards must have worked hard to make the cut. Products entered in the Innovation Awards program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.

This years honorees at CES 2017 include: HP, Moto, Lenovo, Xooloo, Google, Crazybaby, Contenintal, Sleep Number and many more. To see the full list and learn more about all these new and innovative products click here and click here for more information about each honoree.

I hope to see all of my geek fans at CES 2017, it’s almost Vegas time!!!