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Mob Museum Debuts Tech at the Museum

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement located in downtown Las Vegas, this year launched “Organized Crime Today,” a technology-driven exhibition dedicated to present-day topics. Featuring artifacts as well as fully interactive, 17-foot-long touch screen wall, the exhibition enables Museum guests to take a deep dive into the Global Networks of organized crime operating around the world in the 21st century. This elaborate exhibition launched in February of 2018, along with three other brand-new permanent exhibitions the award-winning, American Alliance of Museums-accredited institution debuted this year.

While most of the Museum covers the intriguing history of organized crime and its battle with law enforcement through decades, Organized Crime Today addresses contemporary iterations of this illegal activity. The Global Networks touchscreen wall elaborates on contemporary crime rackets—illegal enterprises that span the globe and profit off everything from drug and human trafficking to product counterfeiting, money laundering and cybercrime. The exhibit addresses the most prominent organized crime groups active in the world today and explores the complexities of organized crime with up-to-the-minute developments pulled from the day’s headlines.

For example, a recent addition to the Global Networks interactive wall spotlights the wildlife smuggling trade in Cambodia, where customs officials recently confiscated 3.5 tons of African elephant ivory—the largest cache of the smuggled contraband ever found in the country. Smugglers have been using Cambodia as a transit hub to feed the demand for ivory in China—which banned ivory sales in 2018—and Vietnam, where it is used in carved artwork, chopsticks and jewelry.

In addition, the screen offers the ability for experts around the world to videoconference into the Museum remotely and offer their analysis and insights into organized crime around the world. These programs are included in the price of general admission and offer Museum visitors the opportunity not only to hear from these experts, but also the chance to ask questions.

Museum visitors encounter other technology-enabled, interactive experiences as well. A Use of Force Training experience uses airsoft versions of police-style handguns and responsive video scenarios to demonstrate the training law enforcement officers receive regarding the use of deadly force. Meanwhile, in the Museum’s Crime Lab, visitors can learn about cause of death investigation with the assistance of life-sized, digitally generated subjects viewed on an interactive, touch-screen “autopsy table.”

Media attending CES 2019 who wish to visit the Museum should send their request tochristina@thevoxagency.com. For more information about the Museum and its Organized Crime Today – Global Networks exhibition, click here.

Hello Kitty Wines

Sanrio, the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty, announces the expansion of their popular Hello Kitty Wines portfolio.The highly sought-after wine collection now includes two new varietals, and the complete line-up is widely distributed across more grocery stores and retailers in the U.S. market. The wines are also available online at hellokittywines.com and can be shipped to 45 states across the country.

Debuting this Summer are new varietals of Hello Kitty Prosecco and Hello Kitty Pinot Grigio, joining the exclusive range of Sanrio’s wines, now totaling seven different varieties. The complete wine portfolio includes an award-winning Pinot Noir (recipient of the prestigious Vinitaly 5 Star Wines award in 2017 and rated 90 points by James Suckling), a “Sweet Pink” blend, Sparkling Rosé, Pinot Nero Vinified in White, as well as a special edition Sparkling Rosé with limited edition packaging. The timely Summer release of the new Prosecco and Pinot Grigio gives adult fans a reason to enjoy light and refreshing wines with Hello Kitty all season long.

The distribution of Hello Kitty Wines currently includes grocery chains and specialty wine retailers across the country. Supermarkets include Albertsons, Pavilions and Vons locations in California, Safeway in California and Hawaii, as well as Japanese specialty markets Mitsuwa Marketplace, Marukai and Nijiya Market. All Whole Foods locations in Oregon will begin to carry Hello Kitty Wines as of early October 2018.

Among the specialty retail locations selling Hello Kitty Wine are BevMo, Total Wine & More in California and Nevada, Spec’s Wine, Spirits & Finer Foods in Texas, plus hundreds of independent wine stores around the country.

Fans can stay up-to-date on where they can find Hello Kitty Wine in their local area by visiting hellokittywines.com.

About Sanrio®
Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty®, who is gearing up for her 45th Anniversary in 2019. Home to many endearing characters including Chococat® My Melody®, Badtz-Maru® and Keroppi®, Sanrio was founded on the ‘small gift, big smile®’ philosophy – that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique products and experiences. Today, more than 50,000 Hello Kitty-branded items are available in over 130 countries and upwards of 15,000 U.S. retail locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 35 Sanrio boutiques. For more information please visit www.sanrio.com and www.facebook.com/hellokitty.

UFC GYM® Set To Open Fourth Hawaiian Location

UFC GYM®, the rapidly expanding fitness franchise that creates training programs for all levels inspired by the training regimens of world-class UFC® athletes, today announced the opening of its fourth location on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. In partnership with UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn, this location in Kailua will provide members with a brand new, 20,000 square foot, full-service premium training facility that will include high quality equipment and amenities, including a Kids Club.

“We’ve experienced an amazing response from our membership community following the opening of our first three gyms and we couldn’t be more excited to open this new location in Kailua,” UFC President Adam Sedlack said. “Kailua has long been a priority location for our continued expansion throughout the Hawaiian Islands, and one of our key initiatives is to continuously provide our Train Different® philosophy throughout this incredible community.”

Since debuting in 2009, UFC GYM has opened more than 150 locations throughout the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, India, Ireland, Mexico, Oman, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates.

“I was born in Kailua Town and am proud to bring UFC GYM back to my hometown,” UFC Hall of Famer and UFC GYM franchisee BJ Penn said. “I’m really excited to connect with our Kailua community and allow families to train together, just as my family did growing up.”

Located in the Lau Hala Shops (573 Kailua Road), this new franchise will be the largest and most innovative fitness facility in Kailua. Featuring a large group fitness studio, boxing and kickboxing conditioning area, MMA and youth fitness classes, state-of-the-art equipment, full amenity locker rooms, a Kids Club and more, this location will have something for everyone. UFC GYM is also currently offering ‘Founding Member’ special rates for the first 500 prospective members who enroll. New members that enroll will automatically be entered to win a trip for two to Las Vegas, Nevada, home of UFC.

“For many local residents in Kailua, staying fit is part of their lifestyle,” said Lance Parker, Chief Real Estate Officer for Alexander & Baldwin, which owns Lau Hala Shops. “UFC GYM’s top-notch equipment, training programs, and services will help meet that need, so we expect they will fit in well with the community.”

UFC GYM programming has been developed through exclusive access to the training regimens of internationally-acclaimed UFC athletes, providing members access to a variety of energized group classes, world-class private coaching and an engaging, family friendly community of fitness enthusiasts who love to train different.

MAINGEAR x deadmau5

MAINGEAR PC, an award-winning PC system builder of custom gaming desktops and notebooks, announced that Joel Zimmerman, known professionally as deadmau5, has joined MAINGEAR as an advisor and investor, and that they have partnered with NetCapital to launch an equity offering open to the public. 

 

Grammy nominated producer, musician, composer, and life-long gamer, deadmau5, joins MAINGEAR as an advisor and takes a stake of the soaring PC gaming market by investing. “I first found MAINGEAR when looking for a high end PC for my studio, and started as a customer first. I became a huge fan” said deadmau5. “Since then MAINGEAR has powered all of my projects including, my recently released “where’s the drop?”. As a gamer at heart I’m a big believer that the future of PC gaming and eSports has amazing potential for growth. It was obvious to pick MAINGEAR as my first investment in the space and with MAINGEAR’s crowd raise you can invest as well. »

 

As an advisor, deadmau5 hopes to direct the future of PC gaming with MAINGEAR by advising on future products and projects. “It doesn’t get more authentic than working with deadmau5” said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder. “He’s an amazing artist, hardcore gamer, MAINGEAR customer, and is one of the most technically driven people I have ever met. »

 

With over 15 years of experience crafting the industry’s most award-winning gaming PCs and growing a passionate community, MAINGEAR has established itself as a leader in the industry and is now opening up an opportunity for its community to invest. “I had the opportunity to engage with a few different VCs and the experience wasn’t always the best. While VC investment can be a great thing, it only makes sense if you find the right fit.” said Wallace Santos. “I didn’t want to bring on an investor that would suck the soul out of our business. After this experience we decided to ditch the traditional VC route altogether and instead offer equity to our community. »

 

“I’ve been in the gaming and tech space for as long as I can remember, and I can safely say there has never been a more exciting time in the history of our industry!” said Rahul Sood, CEO of Unikrn. “I’m excited for the future of MAINGEAR and the passionate community that they have built. As one of the most established high end PC builders on earth, we wanted to do a non-traditional raise and offer people from this community the opportunity to invest at the ground floor.”

 

For more information on MAINGEAR’s equity crowdfunding campaign, click HERE. 

 

 

Brembo Highlights New Technology and Speed

Brembo is highlighting its technology, an all-new brake caliper design and their full line of design-centric high-performance brake components at the 118th edition of the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) this week.

With close to 1,000 cars and trucks on display at this year’s show, Brembo is displaying its technology with Brake-by-Wire, its all-new lightweight brake caliper that is shown exclusively on the Pagani Huayra BC, in the company’s display as well as a rainbow of caliper colors that highlight Brembo’s commitment to performance through design. The all-new caliper represents a significant reduction of 400 grams per corner, the highest ratio of lightweight/stiffness ever for a cast aluminum caliper for road use. The weight optimization ensures a decrease in unsprung weight, which increases the super cars overall performance.

In addition to the road car, truck/SUV and super car brake calipers Brembo is showing its commitment to the future with its Formula E racing brake system. The new Formula E single-seaters, the first equipped with a battery that allows them to complete an entire race without a pit-stop, will all be fitted with Brembo braking systems. This is no small engineering feat for the need to design and develop from scratch the discs and carbon pads most suitable for these models.

A Formula E single-seater, driver included, weighs 1,940 lbs. (about 331 lbs. more than the Formula 1 cars), has 18-inch wheels and sits 49.21 inches off the ground. All of this has an impact on the characteristics of the braking system, which must be perfectly sized to reduce braking distances to a minimum, but without weighing too much.

The Brembo Brake-by-Wire system, which is already in use in Formula 1, is characterized by the replacement of hydraulic and mechanical mechanisms with electronically managed functions. This system improves safety because the system is more powerful, thanks to regenerative braking, and it no longer has dragging torque. It also decreases CO2 emissions and optimizes energy consumption.

Brembo has its full color palate on display in the Crystal Palace. At one time, all brake calipers were a single color, the characteristic color of the material used to produce them. This was an oddity in the world of cars which for decades showed of colorful wheel rims, seats, steering wheels and even sound systems. In order to overcome this limitation, in 1992 Brembo launched the first red colored calipers, laying the foundation for them to become true icons of design.

Today, Brembo makes calipers in more than 100 colors, several of which have become distinctive for some vehicle models. Seeing them on the screen is one thing, but seeing them up close and live, as visitors did at the NYIAS, is something else, because you can admire the quality and the paint finishes.

Show goers can play the Brembo Discovery Challenge. Attendees simply take photos of their favorite Brembo brakes on two different vehicles at the show and enter the Brembo Discovery challenge (at www.BremboEvents.com) to win an all-expense paid trip to the high-performance Cadillac V-Performance in Nevada.

To access the 2018 Brembo NYIAS media kit, visit www.mediakit.brembo.com

REMIX

V-MODA Offers REMIX Bluetooth® Speaker & Headphone Amp


World’s first 3D-printed fully faceted custom product with hi-fi sound quality


V-MODA (LVCC South Hall, Booth #MP25679), the award-winning maker of the world’s finest high-fidelity audio devices, is exhibiting REMIX – the company’s first portable Bluetooth® speaker that delivers uncompromising sound quality and design along with unrivaled 3D-printed customization options for every surface. The culmination of three years of R&D involving dozens of engineers and over 50 prototypes, REMIX is the next chapter in the V-MODA story.

“After developing our critically acclaimed headphones, we felt it was time to evolve, to ‘remix’ the V-MODA sound into a new form. We already had our innovative headphones with their world-renowned sound, materials and personalization; why can’t a speaker achieve the same goals and excel at the same vision?” says Val Kolton, V-MODA’s founder. “Now, after three long years of development, V-MODA’s REMIX is ready – travel-friendly and compact, yet with full-bodied sound that’s as detailed at low volumes as it is at full power. It is a historic landmark product because it is the first consumer product available right now where all surfaces are customizable via futuristic, additive-manufacturing technology.”

Built on the foundation of V-MODA’s multi-award-winning audio technology, REMIX projects precise and vibrant sound at all listening levels. Available in two finishes – minimal CNC aluminum and luxurious vegan leather – this premium speaker exemplifies the work of V-MODA’s Milano-based design studio; classically styled, beautifully proportioned and completely customizable on all six sides to reflect the personality of its owner.

Measuring just over 7.8″ (20cm) wide, REMIX is designed to go anywhere, delivering phenomenal, lifelike sound wherever you go. Powered by a newly designed glass-fiber diaphragm and long coil drivers, REMIX also features a rear-mounted bass reflex port for an accurate, clearly defined sound that’s powerful enough for monitoring duties during mobile recording and production. REMIX is not just for traveling – it is also ideal for the home or the office, completely transforming the sound of a laptop computer, or bringing superior audio reproduction into the bedroom or outdoors. 
Another remarkable world’s-first is that REMIX includes a headphone amplifier in wired analog mode, which is comparable to standalone headphone amplifiers worth $200 or more. Owners of high-end, higher-impedance headphones can drive them as they were made to be driven – with 83mW x 2 energy – thanks to REMIX’s built-in V-MODA VAMP technology and experience. Headphone amplifiers have far greater wattages than conventional smartphones and computers, which are generally built to drive earbuds rather than high-end headphones. Audiophiles have long understood the benefits of including a headphone amplifier in their audio setup, and now consumers can, too.

As the world’s first 3D-printed custom speaker, all six sides of REMIX can be personalized (patent-pending). Using V-MODA’s renowned jewelry-grade 3D-printing expertise, owners can add new sides, change the front grill or even replace the main “C-shell” housing for the ultimate in bespoke appearance.

A range of materials is available: lightweight matte fiber in nine vibrant colors (from $40 to $250 depending on the parts), five distinctive versions of steel ($140 to $2,000), raw brass and bronze (sides only, $3,500), sterling silver (sides only, $4,500), 14k gold-plated and rhodium (sides only, $5,000), 14-karat gold (sides only, $130,000) and even platinum (sides only, $370,000).

REMIX is now available in Black or Silver for $300.00 (USD) at V-MODA.com/REMIX and authorized resellers in the U.S.

3D printing customization is also available exclusively at V-MODA.com/REMIX with prices of 3D parts ranging down from $370,000 to $40.

Crossfade 2 Wireless Headphones 

V-MODA Offers Crossfade 2 Wireless Headphones


Next-generation performance in analog cabled or Bluetooth® modes, plus new colors and CliqFold™ mechanism


 V-MODA (LVCC South Hall, Booth #MP25679), the award-winning maker of the world’s finest high-fidelity audio devices, offers its Crossfade 2 Wireless Over-Ear headphones. Building on the success of V-MODA’s original Crossfade M-100 and Wireless headphones, which have won 29 editors’ choice and best headphones awards, the new model raises the bar in sound quality with Hi-Res Audio certification, larger cushions, new colors, longer battery life and the iconic CliqFold™ design.

“V-MODA’s Crossfade headphones are the epitome of versatility,” says Val Kolton, CEO of V-MODA. “Once people own a truly great set of our headphones, they use them constantly in various use cases. And whether you are critically listening, producing music, DJing, gaming, watching movies or even working out, Crossfade 2 Wireless delivers on every level. How you connect them is irrelevant – you will love what you hear.”

Powered by new dual-diaphragm 50mm drivers using a high-resolution CCAW coil that is made in Japan, Crossfade 2 is certified by Japan Audio Society (JAS) to the Hi-Res Audio standard in wired mode. With an extended frequency range from 5Hz to 40kHz, you can now connect to a lossless music service or 24bit/96kHz playback sources and experience an increased dynamic range.

Crossfade 2 Wireless is built to travel, thanks to the patent-pending CliqFold design that folds down to fit into the deceptively small travel case. With newly added vents (V-PORT™) to ensure that air can circulate within to let the headphones breathe after a live performance or a workout, the case also has room to store charging and audio cables along with other extras like USB drives and earplugs.

The new memory foam features enhanced comfort and size. Hundreds of prototypes with small variances were tested by V-MODA’s CEO for over three months to perfect every fine detail of the cushions, as “the fit is the sound.”

The concealed microphone is optimized for phone calls and voice recognition, which is made easier still with the inclusion of a rugged Kevlar-reinforced SpeakEasy™ cable for wired use.

Crossfade 2 Wireless retains the luxurious combination of steel and metal materials along with improved vegan leather that meets military-standard MIL-STD-810G testing guidelines. The cables are tested and reinforced to bend over 1 million times, up to 100 times the industry standard. 
Style has also been upgraded on Crossfade 2, which brings back the fan-favorite color Matte Black (unavailable on the first version) and introduces two colors: Matte White and Rose Gold.

Crossfade 2 Wireless is compatible with V-MODA’s popular accessory ecosystem, which includes 3D-printed shields; laser-engraved aluminum shields; BoomPro Mic for gamers, calls and broadcasters; XL cushionsCoilPro cable; 1/3-button Speakeasy cables; VAMP DAC/AMP; and the newly released REMIX® headphone amplifier + Bluetooth® speaker.

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery is 15% bigger than the previous version and provides up to 14+ hours of continuous music, entertainment and calls. But unlike most Bluetooth headphones, you can carry on listening with the same sound even when the battery is dead. Plugging in the supplied cable instantly switches the headphones to pure analog mode, which deactivates all onboard electronics for situations where zero latency is important. Once near a power socket, use the included V-Micro USB cable to fully recharge in around two and a half hours.

Crossfade 2 Wireless is now available in three colors optimized for personalization: Matte Black ($330), Matte White ($330) and Rose Gold featuring Qualcomm aptX ($350) at V-MODA.com/Crossfade-2-Wireless and authorized resellers worldwide.

3D printing and 2D laser customization is also available exclusively at V-MODA.com/Crossfade-2-Wireless.


About V-MODA

Designed in Milano, V-MODA’s verve is to amplify an authentic music lifestyle via timeless products forged by unparalleled quality, fashion-forward design and an unequivocal passion for music and materials. Led by Chief Visionary Officer and professional musician Val Kolton, V-MODA blends analog renaissance age inspiration, Italian design and precise Japanese engineering. V-MODA products have won 40+ editors’ choice awards and have become essential gear for the world’s top professional DJs.

V-MODA joined forces with Roland of Japan on 808 (August 8, 2016), to redefine and develop the next breakthrough in music products and push the boundaries of audio innovation to reach a global audience of music aficionados. V-MODA and Roland do not tune headphones only as the “artists intended” but as both the “instrument engineer and artists intended”.

Visit V-MODA.com, follow us at Facebook.com/VMODA, on Twitter (@VMODA) and on Instagram (@VMODA).

Rubix 

Roland’s Rubix Line of Audio Interfaces Is on Display


High-fidelity sound, solid build quality, compact size, affordable price, 
and crucial features for today’s musicians and producers


Building on a legacy that includes the world’s first multiport USB 2.0 audio interface, Roland (LVCC Central Hall, Booth #17544) is displaying Rubix, a line of audio interfaces for Mac, PC, and iPad. Rubix is designed to offer a perfectly balanced combination of high-fidelity sound, solid build quality, compact size, affordable price, and crucial features for today’s musicians and producers.

The line consists of the Rubix22, 24 and 44. Each multi-platform interface is carefully engineered to have extremely low noise from input to output. Clean, detailed sound is the top priority, with transparent, low noise mic preamps and support for audio resolutions up to 24-bit/192kHz. Highly visible indicators clearly show the presence of a good signal or an overloading input, even from a distance. Extensive shielding and ground lifts help ensure clean, quiet operation in a variety of venues, and the compact metal construction means Rubix can provide studio-grade performance just about anywhere.

Rubix22 is a 2-in/2-out model with dual mic preamps. When coupled with an iPad, it creates a highly portable recording or performance rig. Rubix24 adds two extra outputs and a hardware compressor/limiter for controlling highly dynamic sources. Rubix44 adds two additional mic preamps for a total of 4 inputs and 4 outputs.

The Roland Rubix series is available with pricing as follows: 
Rubix22: U.S. street $149.00. 
Rubix24: U.S. street $199.00.
Rubix44: U.S. street $299.00.

To learn more about the Rubix line of audio interfaces, please visit Roland.com.

Aerophone

Roland Aerophone AE-10G in Graphite Black Finish Is Now Available


Groundbreaking digital wind instrument now available in two colors


Roland (LVCC Central Hall, Booth #17544) announces the availability of the Aerophone AE-10G in Graphite Black, expanding the Aerophone lineup to two models. The Aerophone is a groundbreaking digital wind instrument that features traditional sax fingering and a wide selection of saxophone sounds with authentic response and playability. Many other acoustic instrument sounds are included as well, plus synthesizer sounds optimized for breath control. With the AE-10G, Roland provides Aerophone players a rich, dark metallic color option to the clean white finish of the standard AE-10 model.

Offering a key layout that’s similar to an acoustic saxophone, the Aerophone is an easy transition for sax players of all levels, from beginning to advanced. The sensitive mouthpiece-mounted breath sensor also features a bite-sensing reed, allowing for control of expressive techniques like vibrato and pitch.

Equipped with soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone sounds, the Aerophone gives players all the sax tones they need in one convenient instrument. Thanks to advanced SuperNATURAL modeling technology, the sounds respond to playing dynamics and articulations just like their acoustic counterparts. With the convenient Full Range function, the user can automatically switch between sax types by key range.

The Aerophone features many other acoustic instrument sounds like clarinet, flute, oboe, trumpet, violin, and more, all utilizing SuperNATURAL technology to faithfully match the behavior of the originals. Also included are Roland’s latest synthesizer sounds, which have been specially tailored for wind instrument performance with fully optimized breath control.

Compact and lightweight, the Aerophone can be powered with six AA-size batteries. It’s equipped with integrated speakers for monitoring the sound, plus an output jack for playing with headphones or connecting to an external amplifier or PA. There’s also an audio input for jamming with backing music from a smartphone or music player.

The Aerophone supports USB-MIDI, allowing users to connect with a computer to play soft synths and record expressive MIDI tracks in a DAW. With the free Aerophone Editor app, users can customize sounds, create tone lists, and more from their iOS or Android mobile device.

To learn more about the Aerophone AE-10 and AE-10G Digital Wind Instruments, please visit Roland.com.

Rhythm Partner 

BOSS Exhibits the DR-01S Rhythm Partner


Organic rhythm accompaniments for unplugged acoustic musicians


BOSS (LVCC Central Hall, Booth #17544) is exhibiting the DR-01S Rhythm Partner, a fun instrument that provides percussion backing for acoustic guitarists and other acoustic musicians. The DR-01S features a powerful integrated sound system, and comes equipped with ready-to-play rhythm patterns that complement unplugged acoustic instruments. Compact, battery-powered, and simple to use, the go-anywhere DR-01S makes playing acoustic music even more enjoyable and inspiring.  

Unlike other rhythm machines that are designed for electronic and pop music applications, the DR-01S is a unique product specifically designed for acoustic music. Backed by decades of percussion development by BOSS and Roland, the DR-01S contains a wide variety of organic acoustic sounds derived from high-end products.

Via an intuitive interface, DR-01S users can access simple patterns and variations that are optimized for acoustic music styles. It’s also possible to add or subtract instruments – for example, shaker, tambourine, bongos, congas and more – on the fly. Dedicated buttons are on hand to quickly adjust volume and tempo, and to add a count-in before the accompaniment starts. The DR-01S also includes a standard metronome for basic music practice.

The DR-01S is equipped with a sophisticated audio system that produces big, full sound from a small footprint. An Aux In jack allows users to play backing music from a smartphone or other device, while a Line Out jack enables connection to a larger sound system. The DR-01S also supports optional footswitches for start/stop, tap tempo, and triggering sounds.  

The BOSS DR-01S Rhythm Partner is now available at U.S. street $229.99.

To learn more about the DR-01S Rhythm Partner, visit Boss.info.