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14
Oct
2020
Posted in gadget

Gadget Guard Offers Unbreakable Strength and Unrivaled Protection for iPhone 12 Models – Press Release

NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah–(Business Wire)–The world is finally getting a look at the next generation of iPhones and customers can now order Gadget Guard screen protectors in time to protect their new devices. For a limited time, those who buy the Black Ice screen protectors will get 50% off all other accessories.

Gadget Guard’s improved Black Ice Flex screen protectors are available for all new models Apple announced yesterday – iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The Black Ice Flex for iPhone 12 is infused with an EPA registered additive that extends the life of the screen protector by inhibiting microbe growth that could cause staining or surface deterioration.

The protectors may also be purchased with up to $250 in device screen insurance. A Privacy Edition is also available to protect your sensitive on-screen data. The Privacy Edition allows users to keep others from viewing their screens.

“Once again Gadget Guard is leading in innovation to offer antimicrobial protection and the latest privacy protection for the new iPhones,” said Dr. Ryan McCaughey, the company’s CTO. “With Black Ice Flex, we continue to offer unbreakable screen protection, now with longer lasting clarity and performance.”

The unbreakable screen protector has five integrated layers of protection to provide superior impact resistance and a glass-like feel. In addition to being shatter and chip-proof, Flex is also scratch and smudge resistant.

The new screen protectors can be ordered here and customers can use the code Protect50 at checkout to get 50% off any other accessories. The screen protectors can be also ordered at Amazon or at participating retail outlets.

Gadget Guard also offers the new Flex Privacy screen protectors (without the antimicrobial additive) for the iPhone SE (2020),11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XR, XS, XS Max and

03
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Every new Alexa feature announced at Amazon’s fall hardware event: Hunches, Guard Plus and more

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Amazon’s annual hardware event has come and gone, with a slew of product announcements, from a brand new Echo speaker and Echo Show display, to a cloud-based gaming platform. But the star of Amazon’s smart home is, as always, Alexa. Amazon’s voice assistant continues to expand its reach, connecting with over 140,000 smart home devices, and boasting more than 100 million Alexa-compatible devices installed across its user base. But Alexa’s power isn’t just in its rapidly growing scale and ever-expanding reach.

When I spoke to Daniel Rausch, Amazon’s vice president of smart home and Alexa mobile, before the hardware event, he said Alexa is becoming more independent too. Alexa will soon be able to act on Hunches without asking, to listen for and react to sounds other than a wake word, and to protect your home more actively with an upgrade to Alexa Guard.


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All this will lead to what Rausch called “the ambient home,” in which Alexa is “ready to respond [to voice commands], but is more predictive and proactive.”

Here are the biggest upgrades coming to Alexa.

Alexa Guard Plus

Amazon has rolled out and expanded Alexa Guard over the past couple of years to allow you to monitor your home while you’re away. While it’s activated, Guard will listen for glass breaking, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and footsteps and other signs of a break-in, and will send you a mobile alert.

The company is now offering something called Alexa Guard Plus, a subscription service that runs $4.99 per month, and it adds a few features on top

29
Sep
2020
Posted in website

Wisconsin National Guard coronavirus testing registration website hit by outage Monday

A website for Wisconsinites to sign up for free coronavirus testing by Wisconsin National Guard teams went offline Monday evening.



a group of people standing around each other: Members of the Wisconsin National Guard assist people at a COVID-19 testing facility at UMOS, 2701 S. Chase Ave. in Milwaukee.


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Members of the Wisconsin National Guard assist people at a COVID-19 testing facility at UMOS, 2701 S. Chase Ave. in Milwaukee.

Most people waiting in line at five testing sites in the state when the website went down were still tested but some were sent home without getting tested.

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The website — register.covidconnect.wi.gov — allows people to register for testing in advance with their personal information and gives them a QR code to scan at a testing site. They also get an email with their test results rather than a phone call.

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Wisconsin National Guard spokesman Maj. Joseph Trovato said the website outage is likely linked to a much larger Microsoft outage affecting many different web platforms on Monday.

The website was working as Tuesday morning.

The Wisconsin National Guard’s coronavirus testing task force started experiencing issues with the website around 3 p.m. It affected people waiting to get tested at two sites in Milwaukee: UMOS on the city’s south side and Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education on the north side.

Also affected were test sites at the Waukesha County Expo, University of Wisconsin-Platteville and La Crosse, which is experiencing the nation’s second-highest rate of coronavirus infection by population. A few of the sites closed a little earlier than scheduled.

Trovato said he doesn’t know if anyone was turned away but said people waiting in line at those sites should still have been tested, with their contact information taken manually.

One man said he was in line at 4:30 p.m. at Obama School and did not get tested

29
Sep
2020
Posted in gadget

Shield Your State-of-the-Art Apple Watch or iPad With a Gadget Guard Screen Protector

If you’re one of the 1st to get these new devices, be one of the 1st to protect them with Black Ice screen protectors – plus free priority shipping

Peace of mind is available for those early adopters who have already purchased the new Apple iPads or watches–and don’t want them broken. Gadget Guard announced today that Black Ice screen protectors are now available for the new Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE and the new iPad Pro, Air and 8th Generation.

In time for the Apple announcement, Gadget Guard is offering free priority shipping for all new purchases for a limited time.

“These new Apple devices are major investments and should be protected as such,” said Ryan McCaughey, CTO for parent company Penumbra Brands. “Gadget Guard is committed to making sure the newest generation of devices don’t break.”

Black Ice Flex is specifically developed for the most advanced screens, including the Series 6 and SE watches. It’s as smooth as your original screen, repels smudges and protects from breaks. This unbreakable screen protector comes with an easy-to-use alignment and installation tool for foolproof installation. Plus, it is available with guardplus screen insurance if anything does happen, reimbursing customers for up to $250 to fix or replace a damaged screen.

Black Ice Glass screen protectors are available for other iPads here and Black Ice Flex+ screen protectors for Apple watches here. They can also be purchased through participating retailers and Amazon.

About Penumbra Brands

Penumbra Brands offers and supports products that improve the performance, aesthetic and lifespan of mobile devices. We are the innovation leader in our industry sector, delivering products that protect and enhance our customers’ devices. We are progressively raising the bar for the safe and healthy use of mobile devices by continually developing

29
Sep
2020
Posted in website

Wisconsin National Guard COVID test sites affected by Microsoft outage

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Members of the Wisconsin National Guard assist people at a COVID-19 testing facility at UMOS, 2701 S. Chase Ave. in Milwaukee. (Photo: MIKE DE SISTI / MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL)

A website for Wisconsinites to sign up for free coronavirus testing by Wisconsin National Guard teams went offline Monday evening.

Most people waiting in line at five testing sites in the state when the website went down were still tested.

The website — covidconnect.wi.gov — allows people to register for testing in advance with their personal information and gives them a QR code to scan at a testing site. They also get an email with their test results rather than a phone call.

Wisconsin National Guard spokesman Maj. Joseph Trovato said the website outage is likely linked to a much larger Microsoft outage affecting many different web platforms on Monday.

The Wisconsin National Guard’s coronavirus testing task force started experiencing issues with the website around 3 p.m. It affected people waiting to get tested at two sites in Milwaukee: UMOS on the city’s south side and Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education on the north side.

Also affected were test sites at the Waukesha County Expo, University of Wisconsin-Platteville and La Crosse, which is experiencing the nation’s second-highest rate of coronavirus infection by population. A few of the sites closed a little earlier than scheduled.

Trovato said he doesn’t know if anyone was turned away but said people waiting in line at those sites should still have been tested, with their contact information taken manually.

One man said he was in line at 4:30 p.m. at Obama School and did not get tested before National Guard officials told everyone around 5:40 p.m. to go home.

The Wisconsin National Guard testing teams are preparing to run testing