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Hot tech products spotted at press conferences and product showcases by tech journalist Robert S. Anthony, editor, Stadium Circle Features. Twitter: @newyorkbob www.newyorkbob.com Also read The Paper PC blog: www.paperpc.com. All photo collages © Copyright 2017 Robert S. Anthony
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Phone packed with holiday photos? The MEEM phone charger/backup could help. Simply replace your charger’s cable with the MEEM and not only will your phone or tablet charge, but your photos (or whatever data you choose with the MEEM app) automatically backs up to its built-in storage, which ranges from 32 GB to 128 GB ($60 to $110). Data isn’t uploaded to the cloud, but can be copied to a PC. Android (microUSB plug) and Apple (Lighting) versions available. CLICK THE PIC for more information.

Phone packed with holiday photos? The MEEM phone charger/backup could help. Simply replace your charger’s cable with the MEEM and not only will your phone or tablet charge, but your photos (or whatever data you choose with the MEEM app) automatically back

Kodak is back in the instant photo business with the $70 Printomatic Instant Print Camera. The 10-megapixel unit, made under license by C+A Global, yields 2-by-3-inch prints and has a microSD slot for removable memory cards. The Printomatic uses ink-free Zink thermal paper instead of film packs and is simple to use: Frame the subject in the viewfinder and push the shutter button. Kodak left the instant camera business in 1986 after Polaroid won a patent infringement suit. #Pepcom…

Kodak is back in the instant photo business with the $70 Printomatic Instant Print Camera. The 10-megapixel unit, made under license by C+A Global, yields 2-by-3-inch prints and has a microSD slot for removable memory cards. The Printomatic uses ink-free Zink thermal paper instead of film packs and is simple to use: Frame the subject in the viewfinder and push the shutter button. Kodak left the instant camera business in 1986 after Polaroid won a patent infringement suit. #Pepcom…

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a proud, yet humble smartphone which seems ready to extinguish the smoke-and-fire issues of the doomed Note 7. The Note 8 has a curved 6.3-inch Infinity Display like the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and a new S Pen stylus which lets you write on the screen at any time. DSLR-like image stabilization is built into the two 12MP rear cameras and, unlike Apple’s iPhones, the Note 8 has a headphone jack and a microSD slot for extra storage. But $930? On sale Sept. 15…

Meet the all new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phone! Features a big infinity screen, dual-pixel camera & multiple color choices. Buy the Galaxy Note 8 Today!

Epson’s EcoTank All-in-One Supertank inkjet printers have slimmed down. EcoTank printers like the $230 Expression ET-2750 have large internal tanks that come prefilled with up to two years’ worth of ink—no cartridges needed. Older @epsonamerica EcoTanks have a tank “bump” on the right but 2017 units hide the tanks and move the refill connections to the front. New ink refill bottles are keyed so users can’t insert the wrong color ink bottle into the wrong tank. CLICK THE PIC for more…

Epson’s EcoTank All-in-One Supertank inkjet printers have slimmed down. EcoTank printers like the $230 Expression ET-2750 have large internal tanks that come prefilled with up to two years’ worth of ink—no cartridges needed. Older @epsonamerica EcoTanks have a tank “bump” on the right but 2017 units hide the tanks and move the refill connections to the front. New ink refill bottles are keyed so users can’t insert the wrong color ink bottle into the wrong tank. CLICK THE PIC for more…

The new $100 Polaroid OneStep 2 and refurbished 1970s-vintage Polaroid SX-70 ($400) instant cameras are ready for the holiday season thanks to Polaroid Originals, which also manufactures classic Polaroid films. The boxy, 20-megapixel Polaroid Pop ($200) instant digital camera, made under license by C+A Global, uses ink-free Zink thermal paper instead of Polaroid film. The Pop has a 4-inch touchscreen, yields 3.5-by-4.5-inch prints and can take 1080p videos. CLICK THE PIC for more…

The new $100 Polaroid OneStep 2 and refurbished 1970s-vintage Polaroid SX-70 ($400) instant cameras are ready for the holiday season thanks to Polaroid Originals, which also manufactures classic Polaroid films. The boxy, 20-megapixel Polaroid Pop ($200) instant digital camera, made under license by C+A Global, uses ink-free Zink thermal paper instead of Polaroid film. The Pop has a 4-inch touchscreen, yields 3.5-by-4.5-inch prints and can take 1080p videos. CLICK THE PIC for more…

The $230 Guardzilla 360 HD Security Camera never makes a move, but can keep a 360-degree eye on your home. It can detect movements, send smartphone alerts, automatically switch to a low-light infrared mode and, if needed, set off a loud, 100dB alarm. Three programmable call buttons let users send quick notifications to smartphones and start a video call. The fixed 360-degree lens works with free apps to produce a flat HD video stream users can rotate with their fingers or by moving their…

New from Guardzilla, the FIRST & ONLY Wi-Fi security and monitoring camera that delivers a live 360 degree HD view from your smartphone.

The glitzy, glass-encased iPhone X added a stunning, unexpected exclamation point to Apple’s new-product showcase Sept. 12. The $999 iPhone X (that’s “ten,” not “ex”) has an ultra-sharp 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display and a clever Face ID feature which lets users securely unlock it by looking at it. Like the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus ($699 and $799), the iPhone X has the powerful new A11 Bionic processor, Apple’s new graphics engine and features new camera and video capabilities…

iPhone X features a new all-screen design. Face ID, which makes your face your password. And the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone.

Motorola’s mod, mod, mod, mod world: The modular Moto Z2 Force Android smartphone converts to a full-function Hasselblad True Zoom camera, 360-degree camera, projector, game controller or JBL boombox with the magnetic snap of an optional Moto Mod accessory back. Motorola guarantees the 5.5-inch Quad HD screen will never crack. The water-repellent Moto z2 Force ($720 or $30/mo.) has twin 12MP rear cameras, an extra-wide fingerprint sensor and Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 835 processor.

Guaranteed shatterproof display, the unlimited possibilities of Moto Mods, dual 12 MP rear cameras, and Qualcomm’s most powerful Snapdragon™ processor.

The $230 EZVIZ Lookout Smart Door Viewer converts a front-door peephole into a connected communication device. It has a color HD camera with infrared night-vision and facial-recognition capabilities, a microphone, speaker and door chime on the outside and a color LCD touchscreen inside. Once connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can use a smartphone app to get alerts and talk to the person at the door. The unit, available soon, was an Innovation Awards honoree at the 2018 CES. #Pepcom #CES2018…

The $230 EZVIZ Lookout Smart Door Viewer converts a front-door peephole into a connected communication device. It has a color HD camera with infrared night-vision and facial-recognition capabilities, a microphone, speaker and door chime on the outside and a color LCD touchscreen inside. Once connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can use a smartphone app to get alerts and talk to the person at the door. The unit, available soon, was an Innovation Awards honoree at the 2018 CES. #Pepcom #CES2018…

A one-chip trip? The new Panasonic P.180 network lets business travelers keep their devices connected worldwide with a single SIM card. The service, powered by Dublin, Ireland-based Cubic Telecom’s eSIM technology and network, lets @panasonic Toughbook and Toughpad users travel to 180 countries across 60 high-speed LTE networks without roaming. Services can be adjusted on the fly by users or corporate managers. The P.180 network, launched at a Times Square press event, goes live later this…

Panasonic offers a wide variety of Toughpad business tablets from fully rugged to mega-resolution, all engineered by the best for you.

The $40 Kempler & Strauss X2 Wireless Surround Speakers are deceptively small, but boom out rich, powerful audio with deep bass. When tested, the surround effects were impressive. The solid aluminum globes need to be paired to each other just once. After that they link to mobile devices like any other Bluetooth speaker. The 150-watt PMPO (peak music power output) units run four hours per charge and come with a charging base. Seen at #ShowStoppersCES at #CES2018 in Las Vegas. CLICK THE PIC!

The $40 Kempler & Strauss X2 Wireless Surround Speakers are deceptively small, but boom out rich, powerful audio with deep bass. When tested, the surround effects were impressive. The solid aluminum globes need to be paired to each other just once. After that they link to mobile devices like any other Bluetooth speaker. The 150-watt PMPO (peak music power output) units run four hours per charge and come with a charging base. Seen at #ShowStoppersCES at #CES2018 in Las Vegas. CLICK THE PIC!

Not only does the Piper Computer Kit teach kids coding and other STEM skills as they build a functional Raspberry Pi-based computer, but the wooden case is quite the conversation piece. The $239 kit comes with instructional software which doubles as a challenging game and all necessary parts, including a 7-inch color LCD. The Piper Computer Kit is a Toy of the Year Finalist in the tech category for the 2018 North American International Toy Fair in New York. CLICK THE PIC for more…

Not only does the Piper Computer Kit teach kids coding and other STEM skills as they build a functional Raspberry Pi-based computer, but the wooden case is quite the conversation piece. The $239 kit comes with instructional software which doubles as a challenging game and all necessary parts, including a 7-inch color LCD. The Piper Computer Kit is a Toy of the Year Finalist in the tech category for the 2018 North American International Toy Fair in New York. CLICK THE PIC for more…

What did you do on Etch A Sketch Day? Spin Master celebrated the iconic drawing toy’s birthday by showing off two new versions—the Joystick and the Freestyle Drawing Pad with Stylus—next to one of the original units that sold for $2.99 on July 12, 1960. One thing hasn’t changed: You still turn them upside down and shake to erase the screen. New apps let users turn photos into Etch A Sketch art. Spin Master bought the brand from the Ohio Art Co. in 2016. #sweetsuite17 #shakeyouretch…

What did you do on Etch A Sketch Day? Spin Master celebrated the iconic drawing toy’s birthday by showing off two new versions—the Joystick and the Freestyle Drawing Pad with Stylus—next to one of the original units that sold for $2.99 on July 12, 1960. One thing hasn’t changed: You still turn them upside down and shake to erase the screen. New apps let users turn photos into Etch A Sketch art. Spin Master bought the brand from the Ohio Art Co. in 2016. #sweetsuite17 #shakeyouretch…

The Kodak Ektra Android smartphone gives a big nod to the look and feel of the iconic brand as it arrives in US with many photog-friendly features. The $250 Ektra, built by the Bullitt Group, has a 21MP/4K video rear camera, a huge f/2.0 lens and 32GB of expandable storage. The unit comes with Google’s nifty Snapseed photo app and DSLR-like features such as full manual control and a RAW format option. A MediaTek Helio X20 processor provides the muscle for the Ektra’s photo skills…

The Kodak Ektra Android smartphone gives a big nod to the look and feel of the iconic brand as it arrives in US with many photog-friendly features. The $250 Ektra, built by the Bullitt Group, has a 21MP/4K video rear camera, a huge f/2.0 lens and 32GB of expandable storage. The unit comes with Google’s nifty Snapseed photo app and DSLR-like features such as full manual control and a RAW format option. A MediaTek Helio X20 processor provides the muscle for the Ektra’s photo skills…

The CUJO smart firewall looks friendly, but gets mean when defending networks from hackers and malware, including ransomware. It protects everything from PCs to baby monitors by analyzing each device and using machine learning to resolve problems. An app lets users monitor the network or limit a child's Internet time. CUJO is $99 with an $8.99 monthly or $108 annual monitoring plan or $249 with free lifetime plan. CLICK THE PIC FOR MORE

The CUJO smart firewall looks friendly, but gets mean when defending networks from hackers and malware, including ransomware. It protects everything from PCs to baby monitors by analyzing each device and using machine learning to resolve problems. An app lets users monitor the network or limit a child's Internet time. CUJO is $99 with an $8.99 monthly or $108 annual monitoring plan or $249 with free lifetime plan. CLICK THE PIC FOR MORE

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