Valentine’s Tech Gift Ideas 2018

People may run out of the ideas of what to give to their loved ones (who are techy and tech savvy). Selecting gifts for valentines wouldn’t have to be such a bore because we have selected cool, fun, practical, and unique gifts for you this Valentine’s! Check these out.

1. Long Distance Touch Lamp ($75.00 – 150.00)

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Light up a loved one’s life—across town or across the country—with two or more of these in-sync lamps. When you turn one on with a simple touch of your hand, its mate emits the same ambient glow, no matter where it is and who is on the other end: Parent or grandparent, niece or nephew, or long-distance significant other. Each person sets up their lamp via Wi-Fi, then reaches out and touches the lamp whenever they want to let their loved one know they’re thinking of them. No need to choose a color: with every touch, the lamp cycles through a rainbow of them, one at a time. Designed by John Harrison and Vanessa Whalen.

2. The HB Ring ($599-$2,990)

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HB Ring lets you see and feel the real-time heartbeat of your loved one, directly on your ring. It works really simple; lets you see the real-time heartbeat of your loved one on your ring, always saves the last recorded heartbeat of your loved one, and shows it when real-time heartbeat is not available, and randomly shows you the real-time heartbeat of your loved one, pleasantly surprising you during the day. You can also download the app, connect the your ring, and pair it with your loved one. The ring also comes with a beautiful charger box.

3. Smartphone Magnifier ($30)

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Coming to a theater near you: viral YouTube videos, your Instagram feed, and cat gifs galore. This portable magnifier is about to blow up your phone—or at least what you see on the screen. Just slip your device into the fully assembled, retro-styled cardboard TV and enjoy your mobile movies double the size of your display. Keep it in your bag for impromptu screenings during your next camping trip, sleepover, or long car ride. Designed in London.

4. Silver USB Cuff links  ($100)

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Remembering that all-important memory card/flash stick/USB drive can be a real challenge, but with these clever cufflinks the modern man can dress for success by keeping these genius tech-ccessories on hand. Whether he’s carrying a spreadsheet for a business meeting or a slideshow for a family reunion, he’ll always keep his go-to tool up (or rather, on!) his sleeve when he dons these sleek, functional cufflinks – hidden inside each cufflink is a 8 GB USB flash drive. The rhodium-plated base metal is topped with a chic, silver finish.

5. Phone Charging Bracelet ($149)

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Your nephew flew across five states to visit, and boy is he cute. Moments you want to capture: 987. The charge in your phone battery: 0. Luckily, you’re wearing your Phone Charging Bracelet. With its lightweight, minimalist styling and polished metallic shine, it’s so cool you forgot it was a tool.

You juiced up its rechargeable lithium battery two months ago, and the hidden LED indicators say it’s still charged. Slip off the bangle, insert the hidden Lightning Connector into your iPhone, and charge it up to 50% (depending on the model) in just 40 minutes. After you’ve distracted him awhile with candy (his parents don’t need to know), it’s time to record that joyful sugar high before he crashes. Designed in New York City.

 

Source: Uncommongoods, TheTouch

 

 

EntreCon 2017 in Pensacola Kicked Off

TechFarms is bringing the latest updates inside the conference to all businesses, EntreCon right to you. We will update the photos daily throughout the events.

November 14, 2017 :Day 1

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Quint Studer opens EntreCon 2017
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Mark Faulkner, gave a speech on ‘Building and Sustaining a Winning Culture’. He is the President & CEO of Baptist Health Care, an $800 million health care system with 6,500 employees.  Over 20 years ago, Baptist Health Care launched its journey to excellence through a focused enhancement of its culture.
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Mort O’Sullivan, III, Managing Member of the Gulf Coast Division Warren Averett CPAs & Advisors with Kelly Massey Director Florida SBDC at UWF on “8 out of 10 Businesses Fail – Avoiding the Small Businesses Graveyard”

 

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“Yippee, Another Day in Paradise! Driving Negativity Out Of The Workplace” – Liz Jazwiec, Keynote Speaker and Author, President of Liz Jaz

 

November 15, 2017 :Day 2

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The crowd at EntreCon
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Brad Israel shared “The Servant Leader Way” at EntreCon 2017
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Bert Thornton, CEO emeritus of Waffle House, and Rachael Gillette, director of professional development and training for Studer Community Institute
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Breakout sessions at EntreCon 

 

Alibaba to Invest $15B Into Artificial Intelligence, Other Futuristic Tech

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by: , USA TODAY

Alibaba announced Wednesday it will invest $15 billion over the next three years into “cutting-edge technology” including quantum computing and artificial intelligence.

The DAMO Academy will oversea the launch of research labs worldwide and recruit scientists and researchers to join.

The Chinese e-commerce giant will open seven labs including ones in San Mateo, Calif., and Bellevue, Wash., as well as Beijing, Moscow and Tel Aviv.

The academy will focus on topics such as Internet of things, network security, machine learning, and natural language processing.

“We aim to discover breakthrough technologies that will enable greater efficiency, network security and ecosystem synergy for end-users and businesses everywhere,” said Alibaba chief technology officer Jeff Zhang in a statement.

The academy will create an advisory board featuring educators and researchers to decide where to focus its research.

Artificial intelligence is a hot market for tech, with many companies using it to power services such as digital voice assistants like Siri or Alexa.

Among the biggest champions of AI is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who said last summer the technology could create safer cars or ways to better detect diseases.

However, many critics — notably Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk — have raised concerns about AI’s potential threat to humanity. Musk is calling for governments to institute regulations before the use of AI becomes more common.

The investment is part of Alibaba’s broader plan to serve 2 billion customers and create 100 million jobs in 20 years, the company said.

Earlier this year, Alibaba introduced a program to help small businesses based in the U.S. sell their goods to its 443 million customers in China.

New Angel Firm to Target Early-Stage Technology Startups

TechFarms Capital Management launches startup funds targeting select geographic areas in the Southeastern United States.

 Panama City, FL, October 3, 2016 – Today at the 2016 Gulf Power Economic Symposium TechFarms Founder and CEO Steve Millaway took the opportunity to announce the launch of a new angel firm targeting tech startups in the Southeast.  

Presenting this afternoon on the importance of entrepreneurial development in regional economic development planning, Millaway highlighted the dynamic role entrepreneurs can play and also, the importance of securing capital for them.

“Tech entrepreneurs play a vital role in economic development. The startups typically begin in homes, warehouses, and incubators, organically growing ecosystems that eventually attract larger tech and manufacturing firms,” said Millaway. “Without the skilled workforce these startups create, many cities and regions across the US have found it nearly impossible to lure larger firms. However, as these startups grow, they too can be lured away to more populated regions where capital is more abundant. Capital is vital to business survival. If the startups can’t secure it, they’ll leave. That’s why today we’re announcing TechFarms Capital Management.”

TechFarms Capital Management will focus on raising capital and investing in technology startups throughout the Southeast. The announcement of the new angel capital firm accompanied presentations by Florida Governor, Rick Scott, Chairman and President of Gulf Power, Stan Connally, Founder of Reinventors and former Managing Editor of Wired Magazine, Peter Leyden, and from ABC’s Shark Tank, Daymond John. This new firm will target early-stage tech startups in three Southeastern states – Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.  A second fund will focus on startups specifically located in TechFarms’ home region of Northwest Florida.

The funds are modeled after the traditional limited partnership structure, and are open to accredited US investors, institutional partners including corporations, and university endowments. Investments will target innovative and scalable private sector tech startups in areas such as hardware, software, cybersecurity, medical devices, robotics, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The company will begin accepting investments for both funds and applications for funding from startups beginning November 1, 2016.

About TechFarms Capital Management: Headquartered in Panama City, FL, TechFarms Capital Management is an early-stage angel capital firm whose funds will target innovative tech startups in the Southeastern US. More information is available at TechFarmsCapital.com.

Media Contact:

Steve Millaway, Managing Director,

TechFarms Capital Management &

Founder/CEO TechFarms, LLC

c: (850) 896-2871, e: smillaway@msn.com

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