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Paul Armstrong
Paul Armstrong runs HERE/FORTH an advisory that helps business leaders decide how to best use rapidly changing and emerging technologies.
  • Get these neat sub $100 gadgets for festive season

    You don't have to spend a ton of cash on gadgets, but what if you're looking for something a little more substantial? Well, Paul Armstrong has ten gadgets and doohickeys for under US$100. Check the full rundown below. 1) Cableyoyo Perfect stocking stuffer for the 80% of people who still have the hassle of headphones with wires! Available in multiple colours including Dark Grey, Light Grey, Lime Green and Limited Edition Gold Magnet in Black or Blue. Price: US$9.95 on amazon.com 2) Too Splash-proof Speaker A great little speaker that is available in four colours including cerise red (pictured) or Caribbean Blue....

  • Libratone debuts new One and Too Bluetooth speakers

    Audio technology company Libratone is launching three new portable wireless speakers to its existing more home focused range in a range of new Scandinavian inspired colours. Coming in Graphite Grey, Cloudy Grey and a vibrant Caribbean Green all units are brand new for 2016 and are available from today. The Libratone One Click is a mighty speaker that packs a punch visually with the rugged exterior, multiple accessories ports and rubber siding -- perfect for the more active user. Future accessories will be announced later in the year but expect wall suckers, mounts and other usual suspects. The second unit, the Libratone...

  • 5 awesome holiday gifts for the swanky boardroom professional

    It’s that time of year when hunting for holiday gifts turns into a chore, but it really doesn’t have to be. We’re faced with a barrage of awesome possibilities each and every day, but narrowing them down into definite possibilities is the real challenge. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Below you’ll find five awesome holiday gift ideas for the swanky boardroom professional in your life. Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro Price: From US$499 COMPETITION: Lenovo has given us an Intel-powered Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro 10 to give away to one lucky reader.  Simply share this post on Twitter including the hashtag...

  • 5 awesome holiday gifts for the design-obsessed

    It's that time of year when hunting for holiday gifts turns into a chore, but it really doesn't have to be. We're faced with a barrage of awesome possibilities each and every day, but narrowing them down into definite possibilities is the real challenge. But don't worry, we're here to help. Below you'll find five awesome holiday gift ideas for the design-conscious human in your life. Canvas by Goodmans Price: £29.99 Available in copper, ruby, steel or a slate finish, Canvas suits a lot of rooms in any house. A good thing too because this DAB digital and FM radio is built to be...

  • Jawbone relaunches UP2, UP3 fashion-conscious fitness bands

    With more than 450 employees, Jawbone -- the design-focused fitness tracker company -- is not the largest, but it clearly isn't a shrinking violet either. The company launched two new products today, including a refreshed UP2 wristband (super thin, small, fitness focused, and designed to blend in to your body) and the UP3 (a more technical big brother to the UP2). Available today in ten new designs and colour options, neither variety will get you laughed at the gym thanks to the 13-year, strong relationship with top design icon Yves Behar. Both designs indeed do blend in to other jewellery or wrist...

  • Gearburn’s 2014 Christmas gift guide to trendy gizmos and gadgets

    It's that time of year again. Unfortunately (or fortunately for those receiving gifts) the Holiday Season comes with its own set of headaches and charms. One of the latter is definitely not gift shopping. So, to help you out on your quest, we here at Gearburn have compiled a Christmas gift guide for you, yours and others. These products may not be for everyone, and some might not be available in your country but it's a great guide to take heed of what possible gifts are out there. We break the list down into a few categories as well, including gifts for the...

  • Gadget geeks will love simplehuman’s smart approach to home accessories

    Known for its understanding of tight nooks and crannies, simplehuman knows that good design goes beyond space saving and can make everyday living - especially in small spaces - a bit more enjoyable. Often featured on TV shows such as Marvel's Agents of Shield, Glee, Private Practice and The Big Bang Theory, looks continue to be a big part of the brand's appeal. Whether it's the whimsy of its shower caddy range (I particularly love the flexibility of the Tension Shower Caddy - £99) or the simplicity of a touch-bar bin that means you don't have to touch the bin...

  • Knomo’s Knomad will get and keep you going

    Carrying around more and more cables, gizmos means finding items can be annoying and tangles are a daily occurrence. Showing they are more than simply a luxury bag maker, Knomo is fixing this and venturing into the electronics market with a battery collaboration (via CasePower) for its forthcoming product "Knomad" -- a portable organiser. Made from cotton canvas with brass fixtures and a raw leather touchpoint trip (no mucky hands to ruin it!) this is one durable bit of kit. Not waterproof but splash-proof for sure - it's meant to be taken out, used and lusted...

  • 7 of the best fat-burning, muscle-building gadgets available right now

    It’s that time of year when people welcome a new belt notch they didn't ask Santa for and wonder how to get rid of it. The science bods say it takes around 27/28 days to break or create a habit so we've put together a list of some tech to help you get rid of the chunk as you spin/run/jog/swim into 2014. 1. Google Glass Setting aside the "Glasshole" comments and price tag (since the product is not widely available yet) Glass is a polarising bit of kit. Yet it kind of makes you look like Seven of Nine from Star...

  • 23 Quirky gifts for gadget-loving geeks

    Gifts, beautiful gifts. Almost anything can be considered a gadget, so it makes it difficult to select the very best gadgets for your loved ones. That's why we went the opposite route, and chose the quirkiest, craziest gadgets of 2013. MUSIC: Beats Studio Wireless - US$379 Possibly the best noise cancelling headphones you'll ever use, these puppies can be used up to 30 feet away so feel free to get up and stretch once in a while.  The pause button on the ear can is perfect for office interruptions and the ability to take calls and adjust the volume without touching your device...