Gizmos

At DG Sotheby’s, show me the Waze to go home

By GREGORY ZELLER // They do love their gizmos at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, which has added a host of mobile technologies to an already impressive techno-slate. Starting this month, Amazon Echo and Google Home users can say, “Alexa, open Long Island Real Estate” or “Hey Google, talk to Long Island Real Estate” to get instant information about the regional real estate market, courtesy of the Cold Spring Harbor-based agency, which has arranged exclusive…

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SmartCoparent: Pulling together for divorced duos

By GREGORY ZELLER // From the mind behind the Moiety scheduling app comes the next evolution in peaceful co-parenting for the matrimonially challenged. SmartCoparent is the second product by Hauppauge-based Aeonic Ventures, following the 2016 launch (and subsequent upgrades) of Moiety, a scheduling app that works for any social group (or “crew”) but is designed especially for separated co-parents, their families and assorted childcare providers. With SmartCoparent, Aeonic Ventures founder and President Gregory Wagner goes…


At Janam, breaking the mold (by not breaking)

By GREGORY ZELLER // Go ahead, drop it onto concrete from as high as 1.2 meters. It can take it. Behold, the XT100, the latest “rugged touch computer” produced by Woodbury tech firm Janam Technologies, a circa-2005 tech maker that’s kind of the badass 1970s battery commercial of wireless communications – it dares you to knock it off. At least, Janam’s product line – including mobile computers, smartphones and barcode scanners – is built to…


Old St. Trick: Naughty Nomorobo traps telemarketers

By GREGORY ZELLER // ’Twas the month before Christmas, and all through the land, robocalls haunted every woman and man – until Santa stepped in, and exacted a little robo-revenge. Welcome to A Very Nomorobo Christmas, a slightly offbeat holiday tale that spritzes pine-needle scent all over a somewhat brilliant marketing scheme that gives customers (and potential customers) an entertaining reason to come back and visit, while adding whole new dimensions to “jolly” St. Nick….


Driver-friendly app keeps on trucking, all the Thruway

By GREGORY ZELLER // When you hit the road on Thanksgiving – and according to AAA, 51 million of you Innovate LI readers/U.S. residents will do that – your trip through New York State can be virtually enhanced. The New York State Thruway mobile app, now available for free download on Android and iPhone devices, provides motorists with real-time traffic and navigation assistance along 570 miles of the state’s very own superhighway – which is…


With Fly Sense, the bullied need not suffer in silence

By GREGORY ZELLER // A high-tech Long Island manufacturer has unveiled a next-level sensor system that can remotely detect bullying situations in schools and alert officials in real time. Digital Fly, a 2015 startup spun out of Hauppauge product-design ace Intelligent Product Solutions, has added the Fly Sense sensor system to its growing list of school-safety solutions. The cloud-based, Internet of Things-synched system is billed by the company as an “anti-bullying and vaping detector/sensor,” equipped…


In case you’re not a spatial-relations geometry genius

By GREGORY ZELLER // And the Oscar goes to … you, small to medium-sized business owner, if Aenvision Inc. has its way. Oscar, the world’s first “smart office space calculator,” is available now from Aenvision, a 2014 Huntington Station startup dedicated to helping businesses find the best physical space for their individual corporate needs, or make the best use of the space they have, or both. Designed specifically for people who are not architects or…