Lockheed Martin (LHT) Handing “Star Wars Like” Laser Beam Weapon to U.S. Military?

It was reported that the U.S. Military is likely getting an early Christmas gift to fight the “bad” guys as Lockheed Martin (LHT) has developed a laser beam system that can focus energy toward a single, small spot. For any of you that are Star Wars fans or at least SciFi followers your imagination and fancy like mine is registering off the charts. At the same time I am truly afraid of what this might mean in the future…..Note that LHT pays a healthy ~2.70% dividend.

Lockheed Martin completes new battle laser for U.S. military

A new laser for warfare is ready to be delivered to the U.S. military..

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Snapchat (SNAP) Prices IPO on NYSE

Snapchat prices is much awaited IPO Wednesday at $17 and the above the target price and raising $3.4 billion. Snapchat now enjoys a market valuation of approximately $24 billion,  Not too shabby for 5-year old company that provides a disappearing-messaging app and continues  to lose money! USA! USA! USA!

Snap tops expectations in pricing of long-awaited IPO

At $17 a share, the parent of popular disappearing-messaging app Snapchat has a market valuation of roughly $24 billion, more than double the size of rival Twitter and the richest valuation in a U.S. tech IPO since Facebook in 2012…

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Personal Submarines!

If you are like me, you have dreamed to be James Bond and to be able to drive those amazing vehicles on the ground, in the air or in the water that he always has at his disposal in the movies.  It would seem this personal
submarine pictured below  might certainly check that box.

DeepFlight Dragon review: The awesome underwater quadcopter anyone can drive

When you get an opportunity to go fly a 1.5 million dollar electric personal submarine that looks like a Formula One car, but operates like a quadcopter in reverse, on beautiful Lake Tahoe, California, damnit you take that opportunity. Even when things start to go wrong…

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SpaceX Headed To The Moon!

Apparently 2 private citizens have now employed SpaceX to fly them around the moon next year via their Dragon 2 development. That is what I call one hellava vacation and the one story that these individuals will have to one-up all at parties this year and next. I feel like we’re surging forward exponentially and now we are living in a “Star Trek world” these days. I for one am excited. I recommend you read the story below to gain more details and stay tuned.

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SpaceX news and annoucements…

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Healthy, Wealthy & Wise with IOT?

An exciting point of view regarding the development of IOT devices!

Report: Stayin’ Alive: Live Longer With IoT – HPE Enterprise Forward

IoT devices can cut costs, speed up processes, and lead to longer, healthier lives. How a network of devices creates life force…

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Lego Boost teaches kids how to bring blocks to life with code

If you’ve ever wished your childhood Lego creations could come to life, your dreams are now closer to reality. Lego has just unveiled a subbrand called Boost th…Read Full Article

This is potentially very exciting as The Lego Boost base set contains a combination of sensors, motors & a companion app that helps children learn how to code, so that they can program the robots they are creating.




Cachet Financial Solutions to Showcase Advanced Mobile Money Technologies at the 2017 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 16, 2017– Cachet Financial Solutions, Inc., a leading mobile FinTech provider of cloud-based remote deposit capture and mobile prepaid card solutions, will exhibit at the Credit Union …Read Full Article

CUNA GAC is the U.S.’s largest annual credit union advocacy event. CUNA  brings together thousands of credit union leaders to listen to political and industry speakers, network with peers, and learn about solutions that can better serve their 100 million credit union members. Cachet Financial Solutions (Ticker: CAFN)  works with credit unions enabling them with the latest in remote deposit capture (RDC) and fintech solutions.




Nasa to host major press conference on ‘discovery beyond our solar system’ | The Independent

Nasa is to host a major press conference on a “discovery beyond our solar system”. The event will see the revelation of major information about exoplanets, or planets that orbit stars other than our sun, according to a release. It made no further mention of the details of what would be revealed.Read Full Article

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Vuzix Received 4 International CES Innovation 2017 Awards For Upcoming Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses

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Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, has received four International CES Innovation 2017 awards, for its upcoming Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses. These award-winning AR Smart Sunglasses will be showcased at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #13246, from January 5-8, 2017.

The Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses provide a wearable smart display with a see-through viewing experience utilizing Vuzix’ proprietary waveguide optics and Cobra II display engine. It’s like having your computer or smartphone screen information with you wherever you go. Blade 3000 Sunglasses with vibrant full color monocular display does it all with style and performance, providing immediate heads up access to information that wearers would normally have to view by looking down at their smartphone or smartwatch. Never before has a product been designed where you can see overlaid information, indoors or out, such as patient data, GPS mapping directions, restaurant menus, weather information, alerts and more without picking up a second screen. Truly revolutionary, the Blade 3000 Sunglasses are a perfect companion to a smartphone, allowing users to keep their phone in their pockets for almost everything. Finally fashion meets technology in the wearable display arena.

The Blade 3000 supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for standalone or smartphone connected use; wirelessly displaying virtual information – similar in many ways to a smart watch. You can also view social media messaging, text, maps, notifications, etc., from both Android and iOS smartphones. Designed specifically for the exploding digital information world that wants mobile access – anywhere, anytime and connected to the real world.

Vuzix Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses include an integrated HD camera, head-motion tracker, touch pad, tactile haptic vibration feedback, built-in noise cancelling mics with speech recognition and of course built-in batteries. The smart sunglasses will run Android on its modern internal processor and is completely wireless.

The Blade 3000 Smart Sunglasses have been honored with four CES Innovation Awards for innovative design and engineering. Blending fashion and technology, Vuzix Blade 3000 will be one of the world’s first smart sunglasses. The Blade 3000 is designed for prosumer and office enterprise applications, with significantly improved display resolution, ergonomics, computing power, and sensor technologies. A video overview and introductory product info on the Blade 3000 is available at Blade 3000 Video.

“Receiving four CES Innovation Awards is an emphatic acknowledgement from industry experts that Vuzix is at the forefront of the wearable display and smart glasses markets,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vuzix. “AR is the future and we understand the impact these technologies can have on both corporations and consumers.”

The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association, the producer of CES 2017, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Products entered in this 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 27 product categories.

Vuzix’ award winning Blade 3000 and its other existing and new products will be displayed at CES 2017 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall Booth # 13246, from January 5-8, 2017. Further information on the product, its pricing, and ultimate availability dates will be unveiled at CES in January 2017.

About Vuzix Corporation

Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 49 patents and 40 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2016 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY; Oxford, UK; and Tokyo, Japan.

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VMware AirWatch Added Industry’s First Unified Management Solution for Vuzix (NasdaqCM: VUZI) Smart Glasses

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Vuzix’s M300 Smart Glasses – Hands-Free Mobile Computing

The convergence of smart glasses and augmented reality apps are beginning to take shape in organizations across industries. According to a recent report by Tech Pro Research1, 67 percent of organizations are considering augmented reality for future use at their organization. While businesses realize the productivity and efficiency gains associated with augmented reality, IT is challenged with configuring, securing, managing, deploying and updating these devices at scale.

To address this growing market and subsequent IT challenges with deploying augmented and mixed reality devices in the enterprise, VMware partnered with leading OEM smart glasses vendors and app developers to build wearable management into the VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management™ platform. Organizations will be able to manage these devices alongside their current mobile, tablet and laptop deployments. The updates will offer IT a simplified onboarding experience to easily set up devices with networks and applications. In a few clicks, organizations will be able to fully manage and secure their smart glasses fleet alongside their VMware AirWatch deployed devices.

Vuzix (NasdaqCM: VUZI), a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets announced this week that VMware, Inc. (VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, announced the addition of new Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses management features to VMware AirWatch®. The update will bring a consistent management platform to streamlined onboarding experiences, network setup and application deployment to organizations seeking to leverage augmented and mixed reality devices to transform business processes. VMware is the first unified endpoint management solution to extend into wearables, enabling customers to manage their smart glasses alongside existing desktop and mobile endpoints. VMware is collaborating with Vuzix and others to help deliver wearable management and app delivery solutions at scale.

Paul Travers, CEO Vuzix Corp. stated, “The new Vuzix M300 smart glasses, powered by Intel (INTC), are the first to run Android 6.0 and to be certified on VMware AirWatch, making them the most secure smart glasses on the market. Our clients demand the highest security levels and ease of over the air update management when they deploy our M300’s globally, and VMware AirWatch EMM makes that a non-issue for our many Fortune 500 clients.”

Vuzix (NasdaqCM: VUZI) is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 43 patents and 23 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2016 and several wireless technology innovation awards among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.

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