The balance between trying to stay fit via exercise whilst keeping your somewhat hectic lifestyle in check is somewhat of a challenge. Many people tend to jog at night to solve this. But, doing so puts you in danger such as uneven pavements and impatient drivers.
Meet Night Runner’s solution to this; Shoe Lights which are designed to allow you to exercise more safely at night.
Created by Doug and Renata Storer, the concept was brought to life after Doug injured himself falling into a pothole while he was in training for the New York Marathon.
They are essentially LED lights that attach to your trainers, more specifically, they attach onto the shoelaces of your shoes via an adjustable bracket. The bracket can be positioned to anyway the user sees fit. Once fitted, it provides illumination (75-lumen LED beams that provide up to 30 meters of visibility) and 270-degree coverage ahead ideal for those who run, jog, and walk.
The lights are made up of multiple forward facing white LEDs and a single backward facing red one. They are contained in a bilateral winged housing which in addition to being water-resistant, is also able to withstand high-impact activities. Li-Ion batteries are used to power the lights and can be recharged via a micro-USB port. A single charge should see the batteries lasting around four and eight hours, but that depends entirely on the level of usage.
Using KickStarter, they’re funding the production of the Shoe Lights seeking US$35,000, with the money raised paying for tooling and the first round of manufacturing.
A pledge of $50 or more is sufficient to reserve a pair of Night Runner Shoe Lights, if and when the creators deliver on their promises. September 2015 is the estimated delivery date, with $15 to ship to anywhere in the world.
Roots Up, a small non-profit operation which is affiliated with Ethiopia’s University of Gondar is developing a dew-collecting greenhouse. Designed for a variety of functions, this low-tech, low-cost greenhouse could help farmers raise fresh vegetables, even under drought conditions.
It works by trapping hot air and humidity in the mid-day sun and providing an improved atmosphere for stimulating the growth of plants. In addition, it also works as a dew collector, capturing evaporation within the bio-plastic sheeting at the top of the dome.
When temperatures drop to cool environments in the evening, farmers can simply pull a rope which opens a latch at the top of the dome in such a way that the droplets of water cool and condense, falling into a collection cistern below. The collected water can then be used for drinking water or further irrigation. If that wasn’t enough, the greenhouse also functions as a rainwater collector, and is intended to be a low-cost solution for Ethiopian farmers to maintain self-reliant farms in the area.
The company hopes to deploy its first series of Dew Collector greenhouses in northern Ethiopia.
It would appear that WordPress blogs are currently not accessible in Pakistan and are assumed to be blocked by the countries’ Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). WordPress.com and blogs hosted by WordPress cannot be reached although self-hosted WordPress blogs still work.
As we know, the Pakistan government has a history of temporarily blocking websites which include Facebook, Flickr, IMDb, Twitter and Wikipedia, whilst other times, the government has issued statements reporting a temporary ban. But with YouTube for example, the ban is ongoing. The reason behind it according to the government is that these sites, and many others, host content that it sees as irreverent and provocative.
So Facebook may have accidentally given its Android app users a sneak peak at their next big thing. A message popped up on the app of some users where an indication was given that they are working on a new app called “Phone.”
The feature appeared with a “FB-only” tag complete with dialer icon. However, tapping the icon led to a ‘no page found’ error. Rumor has it that the feature is still in works and the link might have accidentally showed up in the users feed. The Phone button seems to be a replacement for a dialer and will automatically block spam calls and show detailed information about the incoming calls.
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Seedstars, a global organization based in Switzerland promotes, connects and invests up to $1 million USD in emerging market startups through their exclusive startup competition held in over 60 countries.
Seedstars, a global organization based in Switzerland promotes, connects and invests up to $1 million USD in emerging market startups through their exclusive startup competition held in over 60 countries. Last year, we saw Seedstars come to Sri Lanka for the first time. LayUp was selected as the winner of the first Seedstars Colombo, which was held last year. LayUp then went onto represent Sri Lanka as a finalist at Seedstars Global. Eight startups will be competing at SeedStars Colombo 2017.
The winning startup will receive an all-expenses paid trip to both the Seedstars Asia Regional Summit in Bangkok. They’ll also win a trip to Switzerland to compete at the Seedstars Global Summit for equity investments of up to USD 1 million, and to meet with international mentors and investors.
(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
MAS Innovation Center
#50 Foster Lane, Colombo
Mobile Application Security Beyond Compliance Speaker Christopher Stewart is an IT Infrastructure and Security Practitioner with over 11 years of experience including cyber defense and Governance & Audit areas. Here's your chance to
Mobile Application Security
Christopher Stewart is an IT Infrastructure and Security Practitioner with over 11 years of experience including cyber defense and Governance & Audit areas. Here’s your chance to catch Christopher’s session on Mobile Application Security: Beyond Compliance.
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*Priced at Rs. 500 (free for CSSl members)
(Monday) 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Prof Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha, Colombo 00700
Startup weekend-Trincomalee Beach Calling entrepreneurs, Growth Hackers, Dreamers, Rain Makers and Startup Catalysts to change the world in 54 hours! Bring your creativity and skills and Join Startup Weekend Trincomalee
Startup weekend-Trincomalee Beach
Calling entrepreneurs, Growth Hackers, Dreamers, Rain Makers and Startup Catalysts to change the world in 54 hours! Bring your creativity and skills and Join Startup Weekend Trincomalee ,Friday 27th to Sunday 29st Octon,2017 at Trinco beach hotel, Trinco
What’s Startup Weekend, Anyway?
Startup Weekend is a global phenomenon – 54 hours of fast and furious prototype development through to exploring potential markets and pitching. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to build lasting relationships with co-founders; mentors, and investors.The real value comes from taking an idea from concept through to execution using Lean tactics and working under high pressure with the best startups.
Google for Entrepreneurs is the global partner for Techstars Startup Weekend Program, including Startup Weekend, Startup Next and Startup Digest. Google is a sponsor of Techstars Accelerator Programs. Techstars collaborates with the Google for Entrepreneurs campuses across the globe to support engagement with entrepreneurs everywhere.
What You Can Do?
In short, Startup Weekend shapes the lives of many people as a starting point as entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts. Ultimately, it’s an amazing spring board to get started on something (a new business, career at a startup or great relationships).
Come pitch, join a team, iron out your business model, and build away! In just 54 hours teams will come together to create startups from scratch and learn about entrepreneurship in a hands-on and meaningful way. Developers, designers, business experts, and makers will come to build prototypes and launch startups that use hardware or software to interconnect us all and change the world.
WHO GOES TO STARTUP WEEKENDS?
Experienced business people or budding entrepreneurs, Creative designers, Coders, growth hackers who are looking for new ideas and wanting to challenge their skills – Startup Weekends are a fun and exciting way to to upskill and test yourself in the world of startups
WHAT DO YOU DO AT A STARTUP WEEKEND?
Starting from 6.30 PM on Friday registration will be done, Welcome speech, Dinner, Startup pitches ideas chosen and lasting teams formed. By late Friday night you’ll be on your way with goals set and roles assigned.
Saturday is all about validation – contacting potential customers and checking out if there is really a market for your idea – and reacting fast if you need to change. Meanwhile if you’re a developer or a designer you’ll be furiously building the product.
Sunday is about making it work and preparing for the final pitch to a panel of carefully chosen judges. Throughout the process mentors from all backgrounds will be on hand. (link to timetable)
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER
Celebrate! We’ll put in place a follow up event, and there will be other opportunities, including our Co-Starters program.
What is the benefit of attending Startup Weekend ?
Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating. Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go. It’s like an MBA in a weekend.
2) Build your network:
This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or a even an investor.
3) Co-Founder Dating:
We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.
4) Learn a new skill:
Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are prefect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.
5) Actually launch a business:
Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months. Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.
6) Get face time with thought leaders:
Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as mentors and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.
7) Save money & get stuff:
Startup Weekends cost $40 (less for students). Your ticket covers seven meals, snack, access to exclusive resources our global sponsors, and all the coffee you can drink.
8) Join a global community:
Join over 30,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.
Facilities for the Attendees?
Mentors : Whether it’s growth, design, or prototype,you’ll find a mentor who can help
Free WIFI: You will Get Free WIFI Access from our Telecom Partner
Meals : Morning Refreshment Plus Lunch and Dinner
Community Perks and Discounts : Take advantage of perks and discounts offered to all Startup Weekend participants from the Global sponsors.
Much More: Whatever you are building, our sponsors and community have put together some fantastic resources to help you build your idea.
october 27 (Friday) - 29 (Sunday)
Trinco Beach Hotel
326,Dyke Street, Trincomalee