• food,  Gift Guide,  Las Vegas,  Technology

    Vegan Food Tech Company Disrupts CES with World-Changing Technology

    Armored Fresh showcases ‘Almond Milk American Slices,’ the latest in innovative plant-based cheese

    Global Food Tech company Armored Fresh is participating in the world’s largest consumer electronics and IT exhibition, CES 2023 in Las Vegas, USA, introducing its new developed product, ‘Almond Milk American Slices.’ Armored Fresh, which was selected as an up-and-coming business at last year’s CES convention, has created a world-changing technology that combines innovative science with culinary arts to revolutionize the industry and improve on the unnatural texture and taste challenging other vegan cheeses.

    Armored Fresh launches their ‘Almond Milk American Slices’ in the ‘Food Tech’ section at CES 2023 from January 5th to 8th. The company drew attention with their innovative plant-based cheese cubes at the last CES in 2022 and has proven their competitiveness on the vegan stage after raising $23 million in Series Pre-B funding. Armored Fresh recently made their U.S. debut launching plant-based cheese cubes made using a one-of-a-kind precision formulation of plant based lactic acid + plant-based milk.

    The plant-based American slices features a soft and chewy texture and high-quality flavor. Prioritizing taste and texture, Armored Fresh developed a tasty almond milk cheese with melting properties that mimic its dairy counterparts, improving on the unnatural texture that challenges other plant-based cheese companies. While melting properties has long been considered technically difficult to implement in the vegan industry, Armored Fresh has developed a process that allows for their American Slices to have the perfect melting properties.

    “It is a great pleasure to participate in CES once again this year. This year we will have the opportunity to show the world our very own Armored Fresh sliced cheese. Knowing that there’s a big demand for such alternative dairy products, we’re pleased to offer this superior zero dairy cheese,” says Rudy Yoo, Founder and CEO of Armored Fresh. “With big plans to expand into nationwide markets and European market opportunities, Armored Fresh is pleased to announce our next step into this journey of innovation. Be on the lookout for Armored Fresh cheese in your local store and shop.”

    You can find Armored Fresh’s booth (Booth #: CP-24) on the TECH EAST side of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) exhibition hall. The company is giving out out samples of grilled cheese to show off the competitiveness of their new product. Armored Fresh has plans to expand their lineup of flavors to include Cheddar, Pepper Jack, and Monterey Jack. Armored Fresh products will be available for purchase nationwide January 2023. For more information, please visit www.ArmoredFresh.com.

    [CES Booth Information]

    Armored Fresh (Booth #: CP-24)

    Tech East, LVCC, Central Plaza & Silver 3

    About Armored Fresh:

    Armored Fresh is the #1 Food Tech company in South Korea specializing in alternative dairy products. Armored Fresh’s innovative approach to plant-based cheese prioritizes consumers’ well-being + environmental footprint. At Armored Fresh, we make almond milk cheese that tastes great. Through our products, we are protecting people and the environment with one tasty bite at a time. Better Choice. Greater Impact.


  • Las Vegas,  pet,  Technology

    CES 2023: With the HeartPrint Technology, Invoxia continuously monitors the cardiac health of dogs

    Invoxia has announced its award-winning Smart Dog Collar will launch commercially in Q1 2023 with a sleek new design and advanced heart tracking technology that approximates that of human ECG data. Priced at $149, with data subscriptions starting from $8.25 per month, the advanced sensor and AI technology can track and monitor a dog’s respiratory and heart vitals and its activity to provide a 3600 overview of its health, wellbeing, and whereabouts.

    Developed alongside veterinary specialists, Invoxia’s groundbreaking biometric Smart Collar is paving the way for preventative pet care with technology that can spot problems in a dog’s health before any visible signs surface and alert the owner in advance, increasing the chances of timely treatment and recovery. It captures and processes health data via miniaturized radar sensors, accelerometers, and edge AI within the collar to measure movement, respiratory and heart rates that would otherwise be impossible without uncomfortable electrodes.

    Information is tracked, accessible, and can be shared with vets using the Invoxia app.

    Data In A Heartbeat – Introducing Heartprint Technology™

    Heartprint is a unique capability made possible by the AI and unique sensors built inside the collar. It provides a 2D visual representation of a dog’s cardio-pulmonary system through continuous rather than one-off measurements. It contains valuable information about the state of the heart that changes based on stress, pain, tonus levels and heart diseases.

    A Heartprint Signature, like an ECG, provides information on the timings of each individual heartbeat and helps detect and analyze various forms of arrhythmia, as well as other anomalies in the resting beats pattern.

    While an ECG offers a 1D temporal signal that is difficult to interpret over a long period of time, Heartprint Signature is a clever 2D representation of heartbeats that is shown as a Poincare Plot (used in human cardiovascular measurements) that summarizes rich and valuable information at a glance over a long period of time. Each (x, y) point of the Heartprint Signature represents a heartbeat, where x is the interval from the preceding beat, y is the interval to the next heartbeat, while alpha transparency is used so that patterns appear at the positions where many points overlap.

    Each signal delivers data that is collected and used to build a unique Heartprint Signature of heartbeats over long resting periods, lasting from a few hours to a few days. While continuous monitoring of cardio-pulmonary biomarkers in human health is beneficial and commonplace, the sensor technology used for two-legged subjects relies on light-reflecting sensors or electrodes that don’t work on furry patients. The Invoxia Smart Dog Collar radar and motion technologies solve this problem to provide powerful ongoing insights, such as early warnings into degenerative heart diseases, congenital heart diseases, stress levels, and the presence of pain or discomfort.

    “The ability to continually monitor cardio-pulmonary activity has eluded our four-legged friends for years, but with the Heartprint Signature, it is now possible. It opens the possibility of bringing true preventative care to the pet market, and as more and more data is collected using this breakthrough index, Invoxia will build ever more accurate baselines for canine health parameters across different breeds, health conditions, and doggie life stages.” said Amélie Caudron, CEO of Invoxia.

    “This visualization has exciting research potential. It embeds important health data that can be analyzed at scale and used to gain insights into a wide variety of heart health states in dogs, thus becoming a tool to help improve preventative pet care.” said Romain Pariaut, DVM DACVIM DECVIM-CA, Associate Professor at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

    From Wellbeing to Whereabouts.

    The new Invoxia Smart Dog Collar has a new look and feel and is suitable for a wide variety of medium and large-sized dogs. Its silicone design makes it lighter (0,34lbs), more robust, and easier to maintain, while still remaining comfortable for the animal, and it will come in several colors including yellow, red, green, gray, and black. Packed with proprietary technology, the Smart Dog Collar performs the following functions:

    ●        Vital Sign Monitoring: Developed with board-certified veterinary cardiologists in the US, it measures resting heart rate and respiratory levels along with a dog’s Heartprint Signature

    ●        Behavioral/Activity Tracking: It can automatically detect multiple activities to monitor the time a pet spends running, walking (at home, while dog sitting or in dog care), eating, drinking, barking, or scratching, alerting to potential skin conditions. It can help detect and monitor any volatilities or changes in appetite

    ●        24/7 Location Tracking: The Invoxia Smart Dog Collar intelligently combines Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS to offer owners accurate location details with maximum battery efficiency. Its intelligent escape alerts can help owners track even the most runaway-prone dog, and with geo-fencing, users can set parameters and be alerted if a dog strays. With a built-in buzzer, users can detect when a dog is close by, if it’s hiding under a car, or trapped in a garage. In addition, the integrated GPS locator allows owners to locate their dog if stolen while wearing the Smart Collar.

    Pricing and Availability

    The Smart Dog Collar will be available commercially in Q1 2023, priced at $149, with data subscriptions starting from $8.25 per month. It is available for demonstration during CES at the Invoxia Booth Venetian Expo #54225.   For further information, visit (smartdogcollar.com).

    About Invoxia

    Invoxia is a French startup with a strong track record of conceiving smart consumer products from beginning to end and distributing them at scale. Its product portfolio includes a range of best-selling GPS Trackers to prevent vehicles and other valuables from being lost and stolen and specific AI-Powered Pet Tracker, first launched in 2018. With multiple patents and international awards, the Smart Dog Collar leverages Invoxia’s unique innovation capability to reinvent pet health and the way we care for dogs based on data from millions of days of dog activity analyzed since 2018.

  • food,  Las Vegas,  Los Angeles,  San Diego

    Rubio’s Launches Brand-New Taco on January 4 Taste a New Twist on The Original Fish Taco®

    New year, new taco. On January 4, something that has never happened at Rubio’s before will take place. In celebration of their 40th anniversary this year, Rubio’s culinary team is introducing a new take on The Original Fish Taco®.

    The new Baja Grilled Fish Taco launches in Rubio’s locations across California, Arizona and Nevada on January 4. Featuring grilled, wild-caught Mahi Mahi, the new Baja Grilled Fish Taco is topped with fresh-made guacamole, salsa fresca, cotija cheese, crisp cabbage and a new creamy Baja sauce, served on a warm stone-ground corn tortilla.

    Also this month, every Rubio’s will hold a 40th Anniversary party on January 25. Rubio’s Rewards members can participate in a contest, both in-store and online, to win ’80s-inspired gear and free Rubio’s. Rewards members can earn entries for every visit the week of January 23, and 50 winners will receive a limited-edition Rubio’s bomber jacket.

    Rubio’s guests can earn free drinks, desserts, tacos and entrées by joining Rubio’s Rewards. Members can sign up online or through the Rubio’s App, place an order and start earning points toward free food. Rubio’s offers take-out, express pick-up and delivery. For more information about Rubio’s Coastal Grill and to view the menu, visit Rubio’sFacebook and Instagram.