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Native Realities: Everything You Love About Being a Nerd, All in One Place

2017-06-10

After conducting this interview, the crew and myself had to add a new word to our vocabulary: Indiginerd; a lover of indigenous nerd and pop culture. Created out of a love for comics, all things pop culture and the belief that there was not a substantial or accurate representation of Native and indigenous people, [url=http://nativerealities.com]Native Realities[/url] was born. Their goal? To entertain, and educate adults and children alike. The company publishes several books, available in print or digitally, from Native creators and starring Native and Indigenous characters with future plans to branch out into games and animated projects. This interview was a breath of fresh air for me. Being an avid comic reader, I was always disheartened with the knowledge that there were only a handful of books that had actual Native characters in them. However, for every one that was written in a real and believable way, there were two that were basically joke characters. It warms my heart to see something like this exist in today's world. In addition to the many things this company has coming down its respective pipeline, they are also gearing up for their second Indigenous Comic Con which will be held on November 10th through 12th in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Please check these guys out, and to find out more about this great company, or to just go and let your Indiginerd flag fly, you can find them [url=http://nativerealities.com]here[/url]. [Collision2017Sponsor]

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Love Story Time? Here's a Fantastic Solution So You Never Have to Miss It

2017-06-10

One of the most wonderful things in this world to do is to read to a child. Nothing can match seeing their sweet faces light up as they enjoy the stories and learn more and more about the world around them. It's a very special bonding time for both the adult and the child. Some are in a situation where their work keeps them traveling. Or sometimes Grandma lives far away and wishes she could be there for more story times. Luckily, [url=http://caribu.co]Caribu[/url] came along to offer an amazing solution. Caribu is a mobile app that brings story time to you no matter where you are. They have wonderful picture books from the best children's publishers that are just one click away in their bookshop. They make it so easy to be engaged and enchanted anywhere, at any time by incorporating a video chat along with the pages of the book so the kids can follow along when you are reading, pictures and all, just like at home. And they have fun learning and coloring activities that you can do together, as well. Our team is super excited about this ingenious tech and we can't wait to use it with our own family members. Find out more and download the app, which is available for iOS and Android, [url=http://caribu.co]here[/url]. [Collision2017Sponsor]

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For The Love Of That Little, Independent Coffee Spot

2017-06-10

Coffee in an important part of the day for a lot of us. And although some are content with making a quick pot at home, so many more love grabbing a cup from a coffee shop. Whether it's through the drive thru or going inside where they can smell the fresh ground beans and bakery items and to feel the camaraderie of their java partners in crime, they love it all. Sometimes the bigger chains don't offer the best brew or experience, but it's not always easy to find a really good independent coffee shop and even harder to get the perks that come with the big chains. Well, [url=http://orderjojo.com]JoJo[/url] is aiming to make it a lot easier. JoJo is an app that allows you to search for great independent coffee shops in your area. They also take suggestions to be added to the app if your favorite spot hasn't yet made the list. It also allows you to order ahead and pay through the app. Not only that... you can earn perks. Earn 2 Beans for every dollar you spend on JoJo, collect 120 Beans and get a $5 JoJo Reward. You'll get a great cup of Jo from a barista that is passionate about their craft, great perks, and patron some of the best mom and pop establishments around. The app is currently available at the Apple App Store, and is coming soon on Google Play. Sign up now and get your first $5 perk. [Collision2017Sponsor]

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The Best Color Choices When Makeup is Your Everything

2017-06-09

We are inspired by the colors and styles that are around us every day. They help us express who we are. [url=http://getmime.com]Mime[/url] is the company that can help you discover the shades that you want just by downloading their new app, Flawless Makeup. Mime did their homework so that all you need to do is take a picture of a desired color whether it's a shade on a flower, a color of a wall, or even the makeup on the model in your favorite magazine. Flawless Makeup lets you select the shade you want in the image and then matches it with the same color from 26 thousand sources of inventory found in 150 different brands. Mime wants to get the chance to get to know your personal style and they do this by asking a few personality and preference questions upon starting the app so that they can give you recommendations based on what you like. They also give you the opportunity to filter through different categories, brands, and prices. You can find the best trends by browsing the app categorized by special occasions like weddings, girl's night out, staying in, etc. There are even collaborations with celebrity makeup artists to show off the latest trends, styles, brands, and colors. You can download Flawless Makeup now through iOS and Android. Learn more about Mime and their vision for beauty by going to their [url=http://getmime.com]website[/url]. [Collision2017Sponsor]

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Fascinate Your Customers by Introducing them to Awesome VR

2017-06-09

The world of tech is enhancing our lives on a daily basis. Businesses are able to attract customers in new ways, while at the same time making it easier for them to browse through and purchase their products. And now, the design and architecture industries are also able to jump on the tech bandwagon to attract and amaze their clients. [url=http://morfus.io]Morfus[/url] is an enterprise solution VR company for interior designers and architects. They transform 3D models and 2D floor plans into a VR showcase for mobile phones. Bringing this technology to existing phones makes it available to many more firms, as well as their clients, as they will not have to invest in expensive hardware in order to view the designs. Once rendered, they can be viewed on any smart phone. Also, each project generates its own unique mobile app, so the firm's customers can download the apps on their own devices as well. It opens up so many possibilities as clients will be able to virtually walk through the designs. This provides a much better sense of the space available with heights and dimension, the ability to go from room to room, even see the landscaping and views. They bring the plans to life so much more than a model or 360˚ photo. They also make is simple to use. Although they are compatible with Google Cardboard, they also have their own system for moving around the showcase that will work with any Bluetooth controller for Android or iOS. As the company expands, they are looking forward to introducing their own design apps for interior decorating that include allowing users to create their own rooms and incorporating furniture and other home goods stores in the process. So you'll be able to drag and drop actual pieces into the design and purchase the items right from the app. To learn more, check out their [url=http://morfus.io]website[/url] for demos and contact information. [Collision2017Sponsor]

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You Can Earn Free Travel While You are Sleeping!

2017-06-09

Everyone loves to travel. Now you can travel for free with [url=http://wishpoints.com]WishPoints[/url]. It is an app that allows you to upload your travel photos as a postcard and recommendations for cool places to visit or restaurants to enjoy. You then share them with your friends and they respond to your postcards. The better you are at recommending places, the faster you get your points. It is like Tinder for travel. You swipe right for "yes", and left , meaning "been there, left there" and swipe down for "not now." As the swipes add up that you get, the possibility of discounts from airlines. The Reward Points are listed in four categories. First is the Experience points which is something or somewhere that you have seen or been to. The second one is Discovery points which is the number of places you upload. The third one is Influence points, which is the number of places your friends want to go because of your recommendations. The fourth is Trust points which are key words that you put in that people agree with. The app is up and running now. It is also free to sign up. [Collision2017Sponsor]

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Astonishing Advertising That Can Morph With the Weather

2017-06-08

The advertising world has remained mostly u changed for a long time. While outdoor advertising has added digital billboards, in addition to traditional, and screens now line sidewalks and bus stops in cities like New York and London, what we see on these screens is mostly static images that rotate. [url=http://liveposter.com]Liveposter[/url] is looking to change that, however. This creative company creates advertising that is capable of adjusting itself to external factors. For example, a department store might want to sell swimsuits and towels on a bright and sunny day, but coats and umbrellas on rainy days. By incorporating weather data into the advertising platform, Liveposter is capable of creating advertising to accomplish that exact goal. They can also use machine vision to identify people or object, like a car's make and model, to adjust marketing to a particular brand's owner. The company has a few offices in strategic cities to have maximum efficiency for their clients. To find out more about the company, [url=http://liveposter.com]check out their website[/url]. [Collision2017Sponsor]

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Swap is an Awesome and Easy Way to Connect on Social Media

2017-06-08

Social media accounts have become part of everyday life. And many of us tend to use multiple apps, like Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, etc. So when we meet new people, it can be a bit of a hassle to connect with them on every platform. [url=http://getswap.net]Swap[/url] is a new app that aims to solve this problem for us. When joining Swap, users set up a profile that consists of how to connect with all of their social media accounts, as well as email addresses and phone numbers. When you meet someone new, you choose which specific platforms to share with that person and then generate a Swap Code, which is a QR Code that they scan to instantly connect with you on all of your media accounts at once. Not only is this great when making new friends, but even more valuable in a networking sense. A Swap Code can be added to business cards, web sites, storefront windows, promotional items and so much more. Swap is also a social media platform in itself. The app can pull in recent posts from Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to compile into Swap Stories. There is also a preview feature which allows you to see an entire feed from a social media account. Download the app now from the Apple App Store and start Swapping. [Collision2017Sponsor]

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Tech Barriers are Becoming a Thing of the Past for Translators

2017-06-08

If you're an American company trying to launch your product or service in Japan, chances are that you don't speak their language. That's the purpose of [url=http://lingoly.com]Lingoly[/url]. It provides a website platform for translators to have a successful online business with those in need of being able to communicate with people of other countries without working for a third party. For users, the templates are mobile-ready. If you have an HTML background, you can upload images and typeface and customize it. For the customer, there are marketing strategies available to help them market their website. It is available for 60 languages. Customers can translate different kinds of things such as legal and medical documents and even audio. Their rates are very competitive with the monthly fee starting at $12.00. [Collision2017Sponsor]

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Engage Your Employees Easily with MeetingPulse

2017-06-07

It's important for employees to feel involved in the company they work for. Usually the decision-making is left up to the powers that be and the employees feel inadequate and left out. [url=http://meetingpulse.net]MeetingPulse[/url] is there to help the employees be more engaged in the meeting itself. The premise is to have a pre-meeting to a web-based URL . The people on the team receive the link and can take a poll regarding perhaps some things that were discussed at the last meeting. Some of these can be discussing points made at the previous meeting or questions they may have. This is to pre-engage them for the upcoming meeting. Their answers can be hidden until they come into the meeting, or they can see the answers to the poll in advance. The information received through these polls can change the entire flow or reason for the meeting in the first place. This is available now and has several different models, starting with a trial plan for a week to see if this fits in with your business all the way up to a large-based plan for large companies that meet with several hundred people at the same time. These larger plans have more developed features. This service is easy to use and very convenient for your phone. Base price starts at $79.00 a month. [Collision2017Sponsor]

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AI, Robotics and Augmented Reality Collide in the Amazing New Game Chancellor of the Universe!

2017-06-07

Are you a fan of table top games? Do you love video games? Are you a robot enthusiast? If you answered yes to any or all of those questions then [url=http://hellomeatbag.com]Chancellor of the Universe[/url] is the game for you! Brought to life by the minds of [url=http://bravenew.world]Brave New World[/url], Chancellor of the Universe is the first game to combine robotics, AI and board games. You play as a new hire who works for the Chancellor, but you aren't just set on staying in your meager position, no, you have bigger dreams, dreams like overthrowing the Chancellor (and anyone else standing in your way) so that you can be the one true Chancellor of the Universe! The game comes with a game board and mini robot that will move around the board, give out tasks, and even berate the players on occasion. The only thing you need to do after that is to download the app to any phone or tablet, and you'll be ready to go. Currently still in the Alpha stage (looking for a 2018 release) the game boast from one to four players, with future plans of extending that number to eight. The company also plans to create different shells for the robot, so other AI games can be played using the AI interface as well. All in all, if you are a fan of Sci-Fi, games or gadgets this is the game for you. So you can play solo, play as a team, or double cross everyone else at the table so you become the sole, and one true Chancellor of the Universe! For more info, [url=http://hellomeatbag.com]visit their website[/url]. [Collision2017Sponsor]

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Tech Education from CodeCrew is Uplifting for Minorities

2017-06-07

A major problem in the under-represented groups in cities is not being exposed to technology in any form. [url=http://code-crew.org]CodeCrew[/url] is a non-profit out of Memphis that teaches children to write software. What started as a summer camp in 2015, has grown to educating kids in middle school and high school with after school and in-school programs having 200 kids a week attend. The in-school offers programs 4-5 days a week and a grade is earned as an elective class. The after-school program is once a week for 90 minutes a week on a semester basis. Some of the exciting things for them to learn are mobile apps, websites, programming drones and video game development. In middle school there is a comprehensive introduction to computer science with a focus on web development with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The high school level teaches JavaScript and Python for a semester each. The idea in reaching the under-represented groups will create diversity in businesses, and having that, will be 35% more financially beneficial. Businesses need diversity. The programs are currently offered in Memphis and have hopes to expand to New Orleans. [Collision2017Sponsor]

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