AVITA’s new Admiror hopes to enamor on-lookers and users alike

Following up on the success of last year’s Liber, the Admiror, a CES Innovation Award honoree, continues with AVITA’s fashionable and contemporary approach. Drawing inspiration from architecture, high fashion and colorful modern style, the Admiror boasts an aesthetic beauty the consumer laptop and tech community has not yet seen. Outward appearance aside, the Admiror comes packed with tech must-haves and state-of-the-art components.

The Admiror arrives in a 14” or 15.6” display with an available 4k touch-screen option. Focusing on the details, the gothic-inspired hinge concealed between the screen and the keyboard references the renowned flying buttress. The ultra-portable and ultra-slim Admiror is housed in a light metallic chassis. At merely 9mm at its thinnest part, the device weighs from just 2.91lbs, making it extremely handy to carry around as your favorite gadget to roam the world over. Revel in a slim design that doesn’t sacrifice connectivity options. Two USB-C ports are built-in, and a provided USB-C dongle allows for HDMI, USB-C to USB-A and 3.5mm headphone connectivity. Finishing things off is a backlit keyboard, wide glass trackpad, and a fingerprint reader that responds to your unique touch. Symmetrically aligned on each side of the keyboard are four passive boosters and two full-range speakers ensuring an immersive audio experience.

Giving power to the individual, the Admiror’s superior and artistic design will draw admiration from others, while providing an outstanding user experience. Choose a color that reflects your individual style and get ready to forge your own path with your digital companion, the Admiror.

Confirmed brings scheduling into the future for Outlook & others – helps businesspeople ditch the archaic methods they’ve used since the dawn of the Internet

Ever notice that most people are still using the same methods to schedule meetings & calls as they did when they first started scheduling online?  A tweak here and there perhaps; but the paradigm hasn’t changed much – because the enhancements have only had small benefits.

At ShowStoppers at CES 2020, Confirmed announces The Future of Scheduling – one in which choice is up-front, one that optimizes time without transferring the burden to others – one that combines best practices with insights, automation and analytics to make it better for each party.

After examining the scheduling habits for businesspeople in many roles in many industries, the Confirmed team realized that the need for scheduling varies so dramatically between roles, departments and industries that it should be rethought from scratch.  Then the team figured out how to retrofit the new paradigm on tools that people already love.

So at ShowStoppers at CES 2020, Confirmed will be introducing the beta for Confirmed 1.0 for Outlook.  With this fresh release, users will be able to streamline the way they make their meetings, optimize their time in two ways, and get insights into the way they manage their work weeks that helps ease the burden of daily overhead.  People in business development or sales roles will gain additionally by attaining 14% to 25% higher meeting acceptance rates.

Stop by and we’ll share the concepts that feed the development, show you the magic that makes this happen, discuss story ideas and provide a demo account that you can use to make your own days easier and more productive.

The Confirmed team will have a limited number of TSA-Approved clear toiletry bags to share with visitors during Showstoppers.  Perfect to make your travels a bit easier – especially if you’re a road warrior.  Send us a note in advance to let us know you’re interested in talking, and we’ll save one to give you when you stop by.


Stern Pinball Announces New Stranger Things Pinball Machines 

Stern Pinball Inc., a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball, announced today the availability of a new line of pinball machines celebrating the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things.

Experience the terrifying forces in Hawkins, Indiana that turn this small town “upside down” with supernatural elements, strange sightings, and government secrets. Stranger Things pinball machines will immerse players in a search to unravel the extraordinary mysteries and secret government experiments taking place at the Hawkins National Laboratory. The gameplay focuses on unlocking the hidden meanings of supernatural events occurring in and around the town, including the appearance of a girl known as “Eleven” with telekinetic abilities. The ball is wild as Mike, Lucas, Dustin, Will, Joyce, and Police Chief Jim Hopper help Eleven close the dimensional gate.

Stranger Things is one of the most successful shows of all time, connecting with people around the world and across generations. This game features action, mystery, suspense, and humor; Stranger Things is a perfect fit for pinball,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball Inc.

The Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models all feature distinct hand-drawn art in addition to the custom sculpted, interactive Demogorgon bash toy, guarded by drop targets and a rotating ramp. All models include two hideout ball scoops, a Demodog spinner, three custom ramps, and game rules that will transport players into the Upside Down.

The Limited Edition model is limited to 500 units globally.  The LE model includes additional unique features such as an exclusive mirrored backglass, exclusive custom themed cabinet artwork, a custom autographed bottom arch, exclusive custom art blades, anti-reflection pinball glass, a shaker motor, and a sequentially numbered plaque.

Narwal T10, The World’s First Self-Cleaning Robot Mop & Vacuum, with SLAM Technology

Today, Narwal, a company focused on revolutionizing the way a robot clean the house, unveiled the latest advancement in robot cleaning by announcing the world’s first self-cleaning robot mop and vacuum at CES 2020. After 3 years’ development and the effort of over 100 engineers, Narwal T10 is finally brought to life, which is an important step for the robot cleaner to move from semi-automatic to fully automatic. From now on, mopping will be easier and more convenient than ever, saying goodbye to the trouble of replacing and cleaning the mop, saving your precious time and caring for your hands.

Unlike traditional robot cleaners, Narwal robot mop and vacuum utilizes innovative cleaning technology. The robot will automatically return to the base station for mop cleaning when mopping the floor. With spinning cleaning and separation of clean water and wastewater technology, it surpasses manual mop cleaning. With 2 rounded spin mops and press-down force, Narwal can easily remove stubborn stains. Moreover, Narwal can learn the environment and figure out an optimized cleaning routine with the technologies of Lidar Navigation and the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM).

Narwal T10 is a vacuuming and mopping two-in-one robot. To best combine humanity and technology, it is easy to change the vacuum module to the mop module with the magnetic design. With the Narwal APP, you can adjust cleaning settings, customize the cleaning strategy, and monitor the cleaning status and more no matter where you are. With the mapping, you can define no-go zones to build virtual barriers for mopping or vacuuming as you wish through the APP.

Narwal is always here, to make your house much cleaner and to make your life much easier.




Singing together brings friends, families and love ones closer

It is amazing how smartphones and tablets with high speed data networks have changed the way we live and literally created an entire generation of users who are so different from their parents. We witness how digital connectivity has brought people closer, re-forged lost relationships and, spawned revolutions. Yet as we sit at dinner tables, it is amazing that friends and families are further apart. We are physically close, yet distant and divorced from the moment.

Carkit AI started out to create interfaces for ambient computing. We envision a future inspired by the possibilities of friction-free interaction in ambient user interfaces, and we developed the first generation Roxie as the world’s most responsive Voice Assistant.

This dream has been meaningful but it was another piece of technology that reinforced the separation of relationships. We continued developing Roxie as a Car Karaoke entertainment. We wish people who are riding together in a car to simply have fun singing TOGETHER instead of being immersed in their own world and screen. Families and friends used to sing on road trips, and when they are chilling out, even in KTV pubs. We love to recreate those experiences. One of the challenges we had to overcome was “traditional” karaoke where singers have their own mics. That would be hard to do in a car and unsafe as well. We wish everyone could get into the singing act and hence we created a special handsfree ambient mic that is mounted on the dashboard or center console of the car which allows all the passengers in the car to sing together.

Karaoke in a car is also different and spontaneous. Usually users have to plan to karaoke either at home or in a karaoke studio. Roxie is designed to be instant-on. Sing any time you like. Second, we wanted users to sing to any songs that delights them. Traditional karaoke systems typically have a smaller subset of the entire universe of music, typically in excess of 200,000 but significantly smaller than the millions of songs in existence. Songs for karaoke tends to be behind in release dates. Roxie is created to be sung over any song from any music app on either an iPhone or Android phone and everyone can sing to the latest hits.

This is the story of Roxie and is also the story of us@Carkit AI.