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13 Badass Immigrants In Technology

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Fifty-six percent of the top 25 tech companies were founded by first or second generation Americans. 

 

One was forced to fight as a child soldier in Mao's Red Army before she came to the U.S. to start a 3D software company.


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Tokk Smart Speaker: Alexa Meets FitBit | CitizenTekk

Tokk Smart Speaker: Alexa Meets FitBit | CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
The craze for smart speakers has catapulted Alexa into “mega-hit” status with current estimates for 2020 revenues ranging from $2 billion to $10 billion depending on if you’re asking Gartner or CBNC. Investment bankers are calling this feature “voice-activated internet” (VAI) and it is helping to transform the way people live inside their homes. Revenue will be driven by hardware sales, with an estimated 60 million devices sold in 2020 and 500 million activated devices globally. Comparatively, Apple sells about 200 million iPhones worldwide annually. The primary benefit for customers of VAI is the voice-activated internet browsing including shopping and mundane tasks like checking the weather or ordering food.

While this growth continues on par with projections, the wearables market is softening. Smartwatches have been pummeled recently with Pebble closing its door, Fitbit (the company that acquired Pebble) reporting losses, and GoPro also reporting declining sales. Perhaps the TOKK Smart Speaker has the answer: marry the convenience of a smart speaker with the functionality of a wearable. By tapping the TOKK device, you can activate the voice control systems such as Siri or Google Assistant. The wearable speaker also lets you answer calls while working out or in situations where you need a hands-free solution. Want to try the TOKK Smart Speaker? CitizenTekk is giving away 3 TOKK speakers April 24th-April 30th 2017.
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Happy & Fit: How Exercise Can Help You Live Longer | CitizenTekk

Happy & Fit: How Exercise Can Help You Live Longer | CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
The benefits of exercise have been promoted for years as a way to lower unhealthy cholesterol, lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of stroke and to also help control blood sugar levels. While exercise may do more than trim your waist, there are some inherent benefits to exercise that go much deeper than a list of disease prevention. A recent study by PLoS Medicine concludes that 150 minutes per week of exercise adds 3.4 years to the average lifespan. However, only 50 percent of American adults get at least 150 minutes of aerobic exercise a week. While many are registered as healthy: 65 percent aren’t obese, 65 percent get at least seven hours of sleep and 83 percent don’t smoke, they are missing out on a few critical benefits of exercise that lead to healthier and happier lives. The Heart of the Matter The first thing the nurse does in an intensive care unit is turn off the EKG monitor because the
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Exercise Adds Up! 150 minutes per week of exercise adds 3.4 years to the average lifespan. https://goo.gl/0s4oih #healthy #workout #fit
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Current Reality Vs. Virtual Reality: Practical Technology with Bluetooth Tracking for Valuables | CitizenTekk

Current Reality Vs. Virtual Reality: Practical Technology with Bluetooth Tracking for Valuables | CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
CitizenTekk is giving away a free Bluetooth tracker combo pack. Enter here. While virtual reality, artificial intelligence and autonomous cars are vying for investment dollars and histrionic attention among tech enthusiasts, it may be creating an information vacuum for those located inside the tech bubble. It’s captivating to think about robots doing the dishes and cars driving themselves down the interstate. Technology that alters our reality continues to attract top talent, including engineers and new graduates. However, on a more practical level, there are plenty of problems to solve in our current reality – and plenty of innovation that solves daily, minute problems. As we continue to accumulate more things – smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other valuables – we introduce more opportunities to lose them. According to the Census, there were over 139 million workers commuting in 2014. Which means we are more on the go than ever before. Bluetooth tracking can help to alleviate the risk of losing valuable items. Instead
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Improve your Health with Better Air Quality | CitizenTekk

Improve your Health with Better Air Quality | CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
Alternative solutions for better air quality in the home and office are being sought by everyone who want cleaner indoor air. We spend 90% of our time indoors and the impact of air pollution affects us more in these spaces than outdoor air. Buildings often emit toxic chemicals from paint, carpet, cement, glue, mold, and other indoor pollutants. In addition, there are issues with air conditioners and heating ducts recirculating bad air. The forced air dries out mucus membranes, further aggravating allergies and causing inhabitants (especially in office settings) to catch colds and flus and contract other respiratory tract infections. Globally, on a broader scale, air pollution is an epidemic with some areas in China recording air quality of 1000 PM 2.5. To put this in perspective, PM 2.5 are fine particles less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter that can lodge in the lungs and get into the bloodstream. The World Health Organization says anything over 25 PM 2.5 is a health
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Design Principles: Introduction To Hierarchy | CitizenTekk

Design Principles: Introduction To Hierarchy | CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
Design Principles is the way of visual communication, and problem-solving through the correct use of typography, space, image and color.
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6 Key Attributes of AppOps Focused APM Solutions | CitizenTe

6 Key Attributes of AppOps Focused APM Solutions | CitizenTe | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
Application Performance Management APM Solutions have existed in their modern form since 1996, when Wily founded the business of monitoring
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The First Graduates by Jon Bradford of Springboard IoT - CitizenTekk

The First Graduates by Jon Bradford of Springboard IoT - CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
The ten startups being chosen right now by Springboard will be some of the first hardware startups to graduate from a hardware-specific accelerator.
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“There is a reason why hardware is called hard … it’s hard,” Bradford says.
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Manufacturing in China: "We Live in Fantastic Times" - CitizenTekk

Manufacturing in China: "We Live in Fantastic Times" - CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
Perks of manufacturing in China: everything is available immediately - or at your door within 24 hours, be it an electronic part, a mold or a new PCB!
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With China, everything is available immediately – or at your door within 24 hours, be it an electronic part, a mold or a new PCB.
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Cyber Threat Amnesia: Historical Timeline | CitizenTekk

Cyber Threat Amnesia: Historical Timeline | CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
There are several certainties in computer security. One is that when adversaries have intent they will always find a way to get what they want. Another certainty is that leadership in government and industry is quick to forget the lessons learned in cyber security, especially those dealing with adversary action. This situation is known as Cyber Threat Amnesia.   Our history indicates cyber security events frequently cause action and remediation and those can get widespread attention. But soon after the attempt to remediate, organizations collectively forget about the threat.   Here is an updated list of major events. This is not all major events, just those widely reported to be “wake up calls” for the nation.   1970 and 1971 The Defense Science Board publishes what will be known as the “Ware Report” highlighting the potential dangers to department information in the coming age of connected computing. This report was widely seen as a “wake up call” for computer security and caused changes at institutions like
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Can an Algorithm Really Predict Love at First Sight? | CitizenTekk

Can an Algorithm Really Predict Love at First Sight? | CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: CitizenTekk publishes experts and startups. We asked Badoo to write for us because they currently have over 170 million users in over 180 countries on their social networking website – which is more than Instagram.   The Internet is present in all parts of our life – even when it comes to love and romance. In what way is online dating changing our society? Can an algorithm really predict love at first sight? And can technology improve our relationships in real life?   People don’t like being told what to do. Whether it’s being told how to behave at certain society events, or sneakily eating a cake when you’re supposed to be dieting, there’s a natural human inclination to buck all of the “good advice” that people offer you, and instead find your own (sometimes complicated) path to a well-lived and more interesting life. And it’s the same when it comes to romance and dating.   In my opinion, traditional
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The best technologies and apps should simply make it easier and more fun to meet new people, and then let us humans do the rest. They should open the door to possibility and wave you inside.
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13 Badass Immigrants In Technology

13 Badass Immigrants In Technology | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it

Fifty-six percent of the top 25 tech companies were founded by first or second generation Americans. 

 

One was forced to fight as a child soldier in Mao's Red Army before she came to the U.S. to start a 3D software company.


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TOKK™ Smart Wearable Assistant | CitizenTekk

TOKK™ Smart Wearable Assistant | CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
Giveaway and coupon codes for Tokk Bluetooth Speaker by Pred Technologies.
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This $45 Smart Wearable: Alexa meets Fitbit.

The craze for smart speakers has catapulted Alexa into “mega-hit” status and is transforming how people live inside their homes. The problem with the Alexa speaker is that it’s not suitable for portable voice activation for those who have a busy or active lifestyle, nor is it priced right for more locations than the main residence. Meanwhile, we see wearables making their way into sports, driving, and other on-the-go needs. TOKK™ Speaker has the answer: marry the convenience of a smart speaker with the functionality of a wearable. By tapping the TOKK™ device, you can activate voice control systems such as Siri or Google Assistant. The wearable speaker also lets you answer calls while working out or in situations where you need a hands-free solution and can’t immediately access your phone.

Here are the latest specs on the TOKK smart wearable:

TOKK™’s design integrates the latest smart audio components with an iconic shape and sophisticated aesthetic. Every detail of TOKK™ is designed with efficiency in mind. TOKK™ has been refined down to the essential elements to maximize its purpose – enabling you to multi-task on the go.

• 40 hours standby time, 4 hours continuous usage time, 1 hour charge time • iOS, Android and Windows compatible • Universal Micro-B USB port for easy charging (Included) • Bluetooth® Smart 4.0 technology, effective distance 33’/10m • High quality sound output and active noise cancellation
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Running for 60-Minutes Adds 7 Hours to Your Life | CitizenTekk

Running for 60-Minutes Adds 7 Hours to Your Life | CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
New findings show that a single hour of running can add seven hours to a person’s life. The research was published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases and pulled data from more than 55,000 people on health and premature death. The study found running to increase lifespan more than any other type of exercise, and the risk of premature death to be lowered an astonishing 43 percent for runners who engage in other forms of exercise According to the assistant professor at Iowa State University and the paper’s lead author, Dr. Duck-chul Lee, the study also determined that running exceeded other lifestyle choices in adding to longeivity. Forn instance, smokers who became non-smokers only lowered their risk by 11 percent and people who lose weight lowered their risk by a mere 8 percent. As reported by the New York Times, if every nonrunner in the study took up the sport, there would be 16 percent fewer deaths and 25 percent fewer
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Research shows running increases your lifespan more than any other type of exercise. https://goo.gl/abiqdd #health #run #running #fitness
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Keep Your Eyes on the Road with a Heads-Up Windshield Display | CitizenTekk

Keep Your Eyes on the Road with a Heads-Up Windshield Display | CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
Keep Your Eyes on the Road with a Heads-Up Windshield Display Cell phone use while driving results in 1.6 million crashes per year and is considered six times more dangerous than drunk driving. It takes only an average of three seconds for a driver’s mind to be taken off the road and for a road accident to occur. While some of this is due to texting, using applications for navigation leads to distraction, as well. Newer sports cars, such as the Corvette Z06 and Volvo S90 have the latest HUD technology, but one startup called Hudway Glass has created a device to bring a windshield head-up display to any car with a simple mount for $50. The company’s first product is an augmented-reality app that projects driving directions onto windshields for low-visibility conditions, especially at night, fog, snow or heavy rain. The turn by turn directions work with Google, Apple or OpenStreet maps. In March of 2015, the company released the glass
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Simple Software Design is a Complex Process | CitizenTekk

Simple Software Design is a Complex Process | CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
Developing user-friendly software and software design for the small business market is a challenge. These customers generally fly by the seat of their pants.
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Easily Get Your Open Source Framework Onto Openstack

Easily Get Your Open Source Framework Onto Openstack | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
The number of open source frameworks that are available today is continuously growing at an enormous pace with over 1 million unique open source projects today.
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Do Small Businesses Have A Need For ERP? | CitizenTekk

Do Small Businesses Have A Need For ERP? | CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP as it is commonly called, has been an enterprise-level product for several years.
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Exposed: Our Electric Grid by Bjorn Frogner, PhD Nuclear Engineering

Exposed: Our Electric Grid by Bjorn Frogner, PhD Nuclear Engineering | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
Today’s electric grid is very different from the one my grandfather built in a small town in Norway during the 1930s. The electric grid is highly automated
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3 Reasons Hardware Startups Fail by BOLT Labs | CitizenTekk

3 Reasons Hardware Startups Fail by BOLT Labs | CitizenTekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
All startups face a mountain of challenges. When you throw a hardware product into the mix, that mountain inherits sub-zero temperatures and a record-setting blizzard. The path is not insurmountable, but hardware startup founders should carefully plot their course on their way to paying customers.   Founders of early-stage companies typically have two foci: cash and product development. Once founders nail the cash problem (whether through private investors, venture capital, Kickstarter or couch change) companies shift into high gear to make as many copies of their product as fast as possible. Despite their best efforts, first-time hardware developers often wind up with over-priced products of lower-than-expected quality delivered behind schedule. This trifecta of failure is driven by the same three things….   EXPERTISE Manufacturing is harder than distributing software, but it’s not impossible. If you were to ask Apple or Dell what the biggest problem they face with new products is, I guarantee you it won’t be manufacturing. Manufacturing won’t even make the
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Indian Angel Network explains E-Commerce in India - citizentekk

Indian Angel Network explains E-Commerce in India - citizentekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
Options like ‘cash on delivery’ and ‘try before you pay’ has helped Indian consumers make a shift to the virtual marketplace (e-commerce).
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Indian e-commerce is a long term play. It requires a lot of cash to build the business.
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Why Cash Is Still King – And When Will It's Reign End?

Why Cash Is Still King – And When Will It's Reign End? | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
Learn why cash is still the most commonly used method of payment and what the benefits and disadvantages of it are for both the consumer and the merchant.
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Facebook for India is a Waste of Time by 500Startups’ Pankaj Jain | citizentekk

Facebook for India is a Waste of Time by 500Startups’ Pankaj Jain | citizentekk | Gadget Giveaways | Scoop.it
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Great article about solving real-world problems.

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