Show of Hands: Have You Heard of Google Classrooms?

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Previously Published to TalentZoo’s Digital Pivot Of course, Google created an app for teachers. Who would have “thunk” it? Of all the great things Google has given us to explore, many of us were unaware that Google even had a mobile app for educators, allowing them to “create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently and easily communicate with their classes,” as Google so seamlessly puts it. For some of us, Google Classroom has been invisible, although it was actually launched last year. Teachers use Google Classrooms to host live discussions and classroom sessions. Classroom calendars remind students of important events and due dates. Google Documents and Forms are highly integratable, allowing assignments to be created and turned in directly through Google, eliminating the need for printing, or even a printer terminal, as Google Classroom is available only on mobile. Google has been listening to audiences and gaining feedback for evolving the Google Classroom’s abilities and third-party integrations. In fact, it wasn’t until yesterday, September 16, 2015, that many of us first heard of Google Classroom. Yesterday, Nearpod announced its official integration with Google Classroom. Until recently, it appears Google Classroom was designed more as a forum-based classroom. If the […]

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MA Labs Announces Maintenance Assistant

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Previously Published to Talent Zoo’s Digital Pivot What if everything you needed to know about a job site literally appeared right in front of you? Ask yourself this question: How much time would you save, daily, by having information appear in the “blink of an eye?” Last week, MA Labs announced a beta release for Google Goggles that will change the face of Warehousing, Inventory Audience, and Shipping…forever. A disruptive technology and one that will allow us to continue being hands-free in our day-to-day routines, MA Labs has announced the release of an open-source project, Maintenance Assistant — a way to “walk through [the] factory, scan equipment and instantly check on the status of equipment — including current meter readings, outstanding work orders and scheduled maintenance items.” This is all done through the standard commands of voice commands to Google Glass. This software platform also allows employees to have constant access to this information, as if they were in front of a desk and not in the field. That means increasing productivity and providing more accuracy in the supply chain with the end result of happy customers and clientele. This also means that all information will be centrally stored in a cloud […]

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World’s First Smartgloves Make All Other Gloves Obsolete

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT Ever wanted to have the world at the tips of your fingers or in the palm of your hand? Soon you will be able to. Well — your world, at least! At a time when technology pretty much runs our lives, we’ve found out what works and what doesn’t — quickly. Just like when it is freezing cold outside and you’re stuck shoveling snow, but you’re waiting for a very important phone call. It always happens to be on those days that we have the most important calls, doesn’t it? So, you’re outside shoveling snow. Your car needs to be unburied before you can do anything and, just then, your phone rings! Oh, silly you! You forgot; touch screens and cold do not mix. You can’t even feel your own fingers; how could your S6? Today, we have duraTOUCH shaking things up a bit. They’ve created touch and sensors that allow you to withstand any type of environment. Yes, this includes rain, dirt, oil, heat, cold…you name it! As of last month, we even had BEAUTY by Elliptic Labs contributing to resolving this problem by eliminating the touch sensors on our devices and using sound […]

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Five Necessary Elements for Effective Mobile App Downloads & Development

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT It’s okay if your company still has no mobile presence. What’s more important is that you are ready to redeem yourself now. It’s better late than never. And as late bloomers are beginning to understand the importance of branding in mobile, especially in 2016, joining the ranks of millions of businesses taking advantage of the mobile economy is probably one of the smartest things you can do. Snapp, an app development platform for mobile presences, recently highlighted five tips to build a successful app for your small to medium business. We at Digital Pivot elaborated on each item. We found them to be very beneficial to your upcoming mobile presence and wanted to share! Please keep in mind; engagement and interaction will always be the bottom line when it comes to branding in the digital space — or any space, for that matter. In the mobile marketplace, however, it is especially important, because we are battling apps from various other industries in claiming that precious device space. If your app isn’t used regularly, it might just find itself uninstalled, defeating its purpose altogether. Increasing productivity for your end-user and catering to consumer needs and interests while keeping […]

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A Wearable for the Spine, ALEX Has Your Back

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT As the healthcare market is exploding with new technologies centered around wearable technologies, ALEX enters the scene with one of the most genius wearables to date. In fact, this is probably one of the most beneficial wearables to date. Over the years, there has been a ton of research put into the human spine and its effect on not just our physical health, but also our mental health. Our ancestors even depicted the spine as a portal into the universe. The caduceus is a representation of how the spine is representative of overall health. Bad posture can contribute to pain, unnecessary health complications, and even obesity. It can cloud our judgment because we are unable to think clearly. It can lead to complications later in life and leave us unable to remain active in our elderly years. It can increase levels of cortisol in our bodies and decrease testosterone in men. This undeniably leads to stress and depression. ALEX seeks to change all of that. A wearable device that fits comfortably around the back of our neck and hangs firmly around our ears, ALEX becomes our posture coach and tracker, synchronizing with our […]

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Rapid Adoption of Wearables Reflects Personality, Loyalty, and Convenience

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT In 2016, we will see a sharp influx in the production, delivery, and adoption of IoT technologies and wearables. Here, at Digital Pivot, we have disclosed quite a launches set for later this year. But just how rapidly are these technologies becoming part of our everyday lives? The NPD Group broke down dollar and unit sales for 2015, analyzing details related to the wearables industry, and came up with some pretty cool insights. In fact, it seems that we are starting to spend double that of the previous year just to have the top new wearables on the market. As wearables evolve, they are adopting the features we are disappointed our current version is missing. For this, we are okay with buying the product again — just because we need that upgrade. Spoiled, aren’t we? Not so much. It actually goes deeper than this. As innovation continues to build upon itself, we, as advanced users, seek sophistication in products that we use every day. While we aren’t necessarily looking for complexity, we do like to have a product at our fingertips that brings us little need for outside device utilization. We master products that we […]

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Hey, Lazy! There’s a New App With Your Name on It!

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT What a shame! No, really, what a shame! Robots and Pencils just released a new app this morning for the iPhone and Apple Watch that gives us a whole new perspective to fitness, weight loss, and our overall health, period. And, it’s no cakewalk, either. Or, wait… maybe it is CAKEWALK. With a growing market for health and mobile fitness, it was bound to happen. A mobile app with personality stepped onto the scene. CAKEWALK is, according to the creator, Ben Myers, meant for “anyone who needs added incentive to stay fit.” They can “download their own personal drill instructor to their phone — a sarcastic cake with legs character who is hard to please and eager to shame.” The app was built on the ideal that some people need tough love in their workout regimen and daily routine. Because some people respond better to harsh criticism, CAKEWALK throws out all traditional models of positive reinforcement out the window, bringing “more sass than sugar” to get people into gear. Public shame brings out the inner tiger in some, pushing them out of their complacent behaviors and into a healthier lifestyle. CAKEWALK isn’t just […]

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Study Shows Mobile Incentives & Convenience Influence Shopping Habits

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT A recent Scanbuy Shopper Survey breaks down how mobile influences consumer shopping behaviors. In fact, numbers say that 89% of consumers actually use their mobile while shopping. A control group of 19K proved that incentives still rock the world of sales. Consumers showed Scanbury that, as a majority, they prefer mobile couponing. They especially enjoy receiving coupons while on premises at their favorite stores. Receiving coupons upon entry entices the compulsive behavior of each customer and encourages more spending while in the store. Many times, customers set a bar for how much they can or will spend upon visit. And, because deals aren’t always easy to come by, they end up spending more and going home satisfied through quantity and value. Only 45% of consumers show that they prefer in-store only couponing, as many of consumers shop online. Because so many of our populations are compulsive shoppers, it isn’t too much of a shock that three out of four consumers who were surveyed actually shopped on their mobile device at least once a month. Fifty-four percent of all users will research a product via smartphone prior to purchase. Conveniently, this includes in-store purchase […]

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Nanaya App Predicting Love Based on NASA Science

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT So very often, science and math prove to us what our ancestors already knew — that is, the sacred geometry that many have both wished existed today and have warded off as taboo. Many marriages and business decisions have been made under this universal algorithm, and they continue to prosper for those who will listen to it. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, former NASA Jet Propulsion Lab systems engineer and astrophysics PhD student Rashied Amini has released the Nanaya app, said to accurately predict your love life. Amini claims that this app is based on the same methods used in designing future space missions. We know NASA does not play! This app bases results on the users social life, friend networks, personality, and all the fun details we often scoff at in disbelief. It breaks down love in six sections, highlighting the user’s chances for finding true love — and how many times it will happen. This app is also location-based and can predict the best location for you to be living and the career you should be involved in. It predicts the best setting for you to be around… hmmmm. That solves the […]

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eMindful, Muse, and Goldie Hawn Team Up to Promote Meditation for Brain Health

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO TALENT ZOO’S DIGITAL PIVOT “I understand that maybe you can’t dedicate an hour a day to meditation. But if you can’t even take 20 minutes for yourself to meditate, you’re just letting your ego get in the way.” –Sabir Bey, Host of The Sabir Bey Show. Most people don’t understand the importance of meditation, especially its importance for clarity, rest, and keeping the mind agile. But meditation is extremely important, especially at a time when we overload our minds with digital insight and allow that same digital platform to continue “thinking” on our behalf. For this, two leaders in meditation technology have teamed up to launch “a national challenge to ease people into mindful living.” The companies also partnered with the Goldie Hawn Foundation to promote “mindful thinking” to children and educators. A headband created by Muse sets out to motivate people into adopting a better understanding of their minds during meditation. At the onset of 2016, millions of people have publicly set resolutions to lead healthier lifestyles, and a sound mind is one of the most important elements of the “get healthy” process. This nationwide initiative is leading a “1% Challenge that encourages people to dedicate at least […]

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