Mashgin announces milestones for world’s fastest self-checkout systems

Mashgin, a market leader in self-checkout powered by computer vision and AI, announces yet another milestone for 2022. Mashgin Touchless Checkout Systems  have processed more than 24M global transactions and  $196M in sales to date. The company has inked partnership deals with major league sports teams and venues, international convenience store chains, as well as leading airport retailers.


Mashgin has partnered with global restaurateur HMSHost to eliminate lines in the airport with the installation of more than 60 Mashgin self-checkout systems at food and beverage locations in 8 major travel hubs, such as Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, O’Hare International Airport, McCarran International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and more.

Sports Stadiums

NFL, NBA and MLB have exponentially expanded adoption of touchless technology powered by AI and computer vision with Mashgin.

Mashgin now has deployments at major league sporting venues, including one-third of National Football League (NFL) stadiums, one-third of Major League Baseball (MLB) parks, six National Basketball Association (NBA) arenas, and three National Hockey League (NHL) centers, which accounts for a 104% increase across the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL, since sports stadiums began reopening in late 2020.

Stadiums using Mashgin have seen as much as a 300% increase in concessions sales in the same concessions area.

Serenio – A global first neutralizing COVID-19 and influenza B

Serenio from Medair Labs LLC is a device that instantly neutralizes COVID-19 and influenza B viruses in the air and on surfaces. Its patented technology generates an invisible cloud of hyper charged electrons that instantly bind with the positively-charged spike proteins on coronaviruses. This binding disables the virus and unable to further spread. Serenio has been tested in BSL-3 labs with the live Sars-Cov-2 virus and has been proven to cause 94.9% reduction in the virus in 15 minutes.

Serenio is not a plasma generator, ionizer, UV/ozone disinfector, or HEPA filter. Additionally, the Serenio device does not use or create any chemicals. The hypercharged electrons emitted by Serenio do not have any harmful effects on human animal, or plant tissue, nor do they cause electromagnetic interference.
Serenio is a plug and play device, and simply plugs into a standard 110v/220v outlet. One device will cover 1000 sq ft of space; a larger space will require multiple devices.

Serenio is manufactured in Solon, OH, and is available for purchase through our website and distributers. One device retails for $3800 and orders for 10 or more devices will qualify for discounts. A 3-year manufacturer warranty is included. There are no ongoing maintenance costs for the device.

Vasco Translator M3Vasco Electronic’s flagship translator — Vasco Translator M3 — comes with a SIM card providing unlimited, free lifetime internet for translation in nearly 200 countries. Designed by a team of creative professionals, this language translator device will easily fit in your pocket. Vasco M3 is equipped with a very useful photo translator. Just take a photo of the menu in a foreign language, a sign, or a local newspaper and understand what’s written there.

Vasco Translator M3 translates voice instantly, not only due to its cutting-edge software but also thanks to an easy and intuitive user interface. It has the best pronunciation on the market. The translated text is pronounced out loud by a native voice. An improved microphone was specifically designed for speech translators. It enables the highest possible speech recognition by eliminating background noise by up to 99%.

Its in-built MultiTalk function can connect many people, either gathered at a conference or talking to each other from far sides of the planet. MultiTalk immediately translates what’s said and records it
Vasco Translator M3 is a truly unique device that does not only helps you communicate with foreigners but also teaches you new languages! Based on the flashcards’ method, this smart app will be your personal tutor in vocabulary and pronunciation. The device costs $224 USD and is available online on Amazon and in B8ta stores

OWC unveils innovative storage and connectivity solutions

OWC unveils innovative storage and connectivity solutions at ShowStoppers @ CES 2022.

The OWC miniStack STX storage and Thunderbolt expansion continue its award-winning legacy as the best sidekick a Mac mini can have. The OWC miniStack STX is the world’s first Thunderbolt™ 4 Certified storage and hub expansion solution that seamlessly stacks with the Apple Mac mini. With a universal SATA HDD/SSD bay AND an NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD slot, you can expand your mini’s storage capacity to gigantic proportions. Three Thunderbolt (USB-C) ports enable you to connect to millions of Thunderbolt, USB, and future USB4 drives, displays, A/V mixers, cameras, and tablets, as well as desktop accessories like a keyboard, card reader, or mouse. Now the possibilities of how you can use your Mac mini are limited only to your imagination. The OWC ministack STX is offered as a solution with up to 26TBs of storage capacity, or you can buy it and add your own storage.

OWC Atlas Series – Media Storage and Card Reader – Drawing on OWC’s experience as a leading developer of flash storage since 2010, we’ve engineered OWC Atlas Pro media cards with advanced performance and data management technologies to maximize the capabilities of your DSLR, mirrorless, and video camera. The OWC Atlas Pro cards let you go from shooting to transferring those irreplaceable images to your computer with the highest workflow efficiency. You need renowned OWC advanced storage technology trusted by professionals to transition from capture to ingest with maximum efficiency.

Stern Pinball Launches Insider Connected™ Platform

Stern Pinball Inc. launched Insider Connected™, a comprehensive technology initiative to connect the universe of Stern pinball machines. The platform is designed to enhance and extend player engagement with the games across both home and commercial environments. It also presents professional operators of the pinball machines with a robust set of tools to drive location play, build player loyalty, analyze performance, make adjustments remotely and maintain the machines.

Registration for Insider Connected is free; players can either scan a QR code at the games or go to the Stern Pinball website where they will need to enter an email address and create a password. Once players register for Insider Connected, they are issued a unique QR Code that can be used to identify that player at any connected Stern pinball machine, anywhere in the world. When a player logs into the machine, he can track his progress, earn new game specific achievements, engage with the player community and participate in promotions and Challenge Quests.

All Stern Spike® 2 LCD games produced after the launch will ship with the Insider Connected system installed; this includes new runs of previously released titles. Any existing Stern LCD game can be added to Insider Connected by installing a simple, inexpensive retrofit kit available from Stern distributors, dealers and the Stern Store®

Making the internet safer for everyone, one YubiKey at a time

Yubico was founded with one core mission in mind – secure the internet by making it safer and accessible for everyone. Since 2007, the company has been a pioneer and leader in setting new open authentication standards that could be freely implemented and utilized by every service, browser, and operating system on a global scale.

The FIDO U2F, FIDO2, and WebAuthn open standards are a culmination of this work, and are now the leading technologies responsible for redefining internet security for all with the introduction of phishing-resistant authentication.

Yubico’s core product, the YubiKey, is the gold standard for multi-factor authentication and works out-of-the-box to secure hundreds of consumer and enterprise applications and services. Today, the strongest form of account protection — on mobile and otherwise — is offered by hardware security keys and is the only form of authentication that provides the best defense against phishing.

In October 2021, Yubico released two new security keys: The YubiKey Bio – FIDO Edition and the Security Key C NFC. The YubiKey Bio is Yubico’s first-ever biometric-supporting physical key designed to protect users’ accounts from being hacked. The YubiKey Bio Series is available for purchase for $80 for the USB-A form-factor and $85 for the USB-C form-factor. The Security Key C NFC offers FIDO-only support in a USB-C form factor with NFC capabilities. It provides enhanced, modern security and is available for purchase today for $29.

Get #KiddeSmart!

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Keeping your home and family safe should always be a priority. And at Kidde, we’re transforming the way you do it. With Kidde’s Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms with smart features, you get features and benefits you need to manage your home safety with confidence.

That includes integration with the Kidde app, which places real-time information on potential issues and alarm status right at your fingertips. So you can stay in control and enhance protection for your home – even when you’re not there. The alarms are also designed with whole-home protection in mind and can connect with other Kidde hardwired alarms. That way, when an alarm in any room goes off – even if it’s not your new smart alarm – all alarms will sound, a voice alert will warn you of the specific danger “Fire!” or “Warning: Carbon Monoxide” and send a mobile notification.


  • The Kidde app: Your link to safety.
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Kidde Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms with smart features come with the reliability of a 10-year, sealed-in lithium backup battery, so you can count on smoke and carbon monoxide detection that’s always on – even if the power goes out. The devices are also voice-enabled, allowing you to check status and control functionality quickly and easily through compatibility with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. It’s a whole new level of confidence and control, all from a trusted leader in fire safety.

Children’s screen time equals 2.1 billion episodes of Paw Patrol weekly, Xplora’s XGO2 offers a solution

Children between the ages of 4-10 spend more than 30 hours a week in front of the screen, which is the equivalent of more than 2.1 billion episodes of Paw Patrol weekly. The pandemic exacerbated this issue, with 38% of parents reporting a decrease in their children’s physical activity.

Xplora was founded with the mission to give children a safe onboarding to digital life and a better balance between screen time and physical activity. Gamification is an effective and fun way to incentivize physical activity for kids. This is why Xplora created the world’s first smartwatch for kids that blends safety and movement and includes an activity platform combining physical activity with entertainment.

New in the US, the XGO2 ($99), is an ideal first phone and smartwatch for children. It is designed for children between the ages of 4-10 and can make and receive calls from pre-approved contacts only. Children can receive text messages, voice messages, emojis, and respond only to approved contacts, and the XGO2 uses GPS to keep parents informed of their child’s location.

The XGO2 accurately tracks kids’ steps—which earn them Xplora Coins for every 1,000 steps. The Coins can be redeemed on Xplora’s Goplay platform, which includes popular games based on blockbuster children’s movies. Recently, children walked 1.8 billion steps to play the Tom & Jerry The Movie virtual pinball game, which equals 262,000 hours of physical activity.

The Future of Productivity is Analog

After 18 months of lockdowns, Zoom meetings & virtual holidays, people are craving less screens & more connection. But technology is everywhere & more integrated now than ever due to the pandemic’s limitations on in-person gatherings. Zoom fatigue, or “work-based burnout,” is at an all-time high with symptoms including difficulty maintaining relationships, frustration & irritability, muscle tension & distraction or forgetfulness. According to a study by the University of California Irvine, it takes an average of 23 minutes & 15 seconds to get back to the deep focus you had on a task once you have been distracted, increased connectivity is often to blame. Consumers are looking for an enhanced analog writing experience for work, play, & home, one where technology supports wellbeing & convenience isn’t sacrificed.

As the global leader in reflective bistable cholesteric liquid crystal display technology and inventor of the flexible LCD panels & roll-to-roll manufacturing process that are used in Boogie Board products, the brand is redefining what analog writing means. Boogie Board products give consumers the benefits of an unplugged writing experience – supporting increased focus, creativity & productivity – while celebrating the advantages of technology advancements.

Continuing to innovate with a new, adaptive writing technology for the home & office, Boogie Board is proud to launch a brand-new product using this technology as part of its best-selling Versa series at CES.

Biospectal debuts new Healthtech at CES 2022 to reduce mortality worldwide

Biospectal, the remote patient monitoring and biosensing software company, debuts Biodisc™, a stand-alone, sleekly-designed, all-in-one, blood pressure monitoring device, and announces the public beta launch of Biospectal OptiBP™ for iOS at CES 2022. OptiBP for iOS will be available in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland, and follows the public beta launch of OptiBP for Android at CES 2021.

“Our mission is to democratize access to blood pressure monitoring and management globally. Our software-only approach with the Biospectal OptiBP app enables embodiment in different devices, and is now available in public beta for both Android and iOS users,” said Biospectal CEO and co-founder, Eliott Jones. “The Biospectal OptiBP app has the ability to turn the global network of smartphones into a medical-grade blood pressure monitoring platform. Our goal with Biodisc is to expand OptiBP’s reach via additional touchpoints and use cases for blood pressure monitoring in hospitals, clinics, work and the home environment. We want to make Biodisc an easily accessible, unintimidating, natural daily companion on your nightstand, desk, or countertop, inviting you to quickly capture your blood pressure regularly with no disruption to your daily routine. Biodisc is particularly well suited for people who are less comfortable with smartphone technology or complicated gadgets.”

Providing easy access to blood pressure monitoring reduces mortality worldwide.