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Hearing Aids Disruption

A new FDA ruling has opened up the hearing aids market to over-the-counter devices that do not require a prescription or custom fitting, guaranteed to disrupt the industry with new innovations.

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Streaming Amplifiers

The newest name of the game in audio is “streaming amplifier” — a device that combines a music streamer with an amplifier for a “just add speakers” entertainment experience.

HiFi Rose RS520 Streaming Amplifier

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Tractable Video Inspection

Tractable’s Video Inspection tool, currently under development, inspects a car in realtime using AI to assess car damage and provide an instant assessment, including figuring out whether a car is beyond repair.

A United Boom

United promises to buy 15 of Boom’s Overture airliners once it meets stringent requirements. If all goes as planned, passengers will be able to fly from New York to London in 3.5 hours by 2029.

Replica AI-Synthesized Rapping

Dover, Del.-based Replica has created a video that demonstrates the capabilities of AI when combined with synthetic speech. It’s a preview of feature that will combine Replica’ AI voices with Unreal Engine’s MetaHuman software.

2022 Kia EV6

Hyundai may have been first but KIA has launched its Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) version, Kia EV 6. Response is glowing, as exemplified by this comment, “Tesla better start making nicer and better cars.”

Halide 2.2

Halide has developed a loyal following for its iPhone app due to the control it offers over photographs. This functionality has been ported to the iPad complete with a redesigned interface optimized for larger displays.

EXTRA Gum Commercial

EXTRA Gum has developed a hilarious and truly fun two-and-a-half minutes-long television commercial, appropriately titled “For When It’s Time.” As the title suggests, it’s perfect for our emergence from the pandemic. 😂😅😍😘

Epic Games MetaHuman Creator

Powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, the MetaHuman Creator is a browser-based software application that lets you create realistic human faces, complete with realistic movements and expressions. It’s another trend infusion from videogaming.

evian (re)new

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh and Evian’s latest innovation, the evian (re)new fountain, is made from 100% recycled plastic. The fountain includes a 5-liter pouch or “bubble” that slowly collapses so it can easily be replaced.

Palari Villas

The Palari Group has introduced the first 3D-printed homes community in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Parts of Palari Villas homes will be printed using technology provided by Oakland-based Mighty Buildings. Occupancy is planned for spring 2022.

Bowling Alley Drone Video

This drone footage is actually better than being at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis. Posted by YouTuber jaybyrdfilms, this first-person view (FPV) video demonstrates an astonishing level of drone piloting skills, exploring areas rarely seen.

Qwo

Cellulite treatments have typically required interventions with minimally invasive medical devices. Qwo makes it even easier, being the the first FDA-approved injectable that treats cellulite in women. Currently only approved for the buttocks area.

MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia

My Heritage’s “Deep Nostalgia” service uses AI/machine learning to animate vintage photos. The service allows you to upload family photos and animate them for free. Already 83 million have delighted their family and friends. 😁

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

Is the highly anticipated Hyundai IONIQ 5 battery-electric vehicle (BEV) the most sustainably designed automobile in the world? It features many eco-friendly materials, yet the AWD model generates 320 horsepower and has a 290-mile range.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Just in case you have not kept up with the world of videogaming, today’s 4K HDR games are mindboggling. Watch this clip of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War featuring President Ronald Reagan. 😳😎

Ring Always Home Cam

The Ring Always Home Cam marries the mobility of drones with the video capabilities of surveillance cameras, offering home owners a futuristic convergence of two powerful technologies in order to protect their property from intruders.

Burger King

Burger King shared its idea for restaurants of the future, including car parks with solar powered canopies. And as you will see, the designers did not lose their sense of humor during the pandemic. 😂

Quizlet Learning Assistant

The Quizlet Learning Assistant enhances the company’s core study tools by providing learning-science-backed guidance that streamlines remote studies. QLA offers a personalized study path that adapts based on study goals and knowledge level.

KFConsole

KFConsole keeps chicken warm using excess heat generated by you playing Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War endlessly. Featuring a fully loaded Intel NUC with 2TB SSDs, this will likely be made of unobtainium.

A Trip Through 1911 New York

Demonstrating today’s remarkable video capabilities, this film, shot in New York by Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern in 1911, was upscaled to 4K, had frame rates boosted to 60 fps, sharpened and colorized using neural networks.

OPTE

OPTE is an innovative handheld device that combines optics, proprietary algorithms, and printing technology to scan your skin and deposit the right amount of serum to camouflage hyperpigmentation, age spots, and sunspots. 😍

L’Oréal Perso

Developed by Paris-based L’Oréal Technology Incubator, Perso is an innovative, AI-powered at-home system, featuring a 6.5-inch-tall device that delivers optimized and personalized skincare and cosmetic formulas in a four-step process.

Speaker Testimonials

In December 2019, an “unknown viral pneumonia” began roiling our world. Michael’s latest book, “LOCKDOWN – True Story: How the novel coronavirus escaped Wuhan, China and terrorized the world” is a new “poli-sci” thriller that explains what really happened behind the scenes in Wuhan three years ago.

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Michael’s Motto:

“The innovators of tomorrow will address the changing business and consumer values of today.”

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