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Galaxy SmartTag, the Samsung tracking gadget that allows you to geolocate whatever you want.

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Samsung has just released the Galaxy SmartTags, tiny tracking devices that will allow you to geolocate any object you want. With just a click, you can see where your backpack, wallet, keys or even your pet is since it can be hung from a collar.

This device has a square shape with rounded edges and, in one of the corners, there is a small hole to place a string or a ring. This makes it particularly easy to hang, as it can be attached from either side with a simple knot.

There will be two models: one that will use ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, very efficient and precise; and bluetooth; and a second that will only have this second innovation.

The Galaxy SmartTag has a button that, when pressed, sends a signal to any cell phone with which it has been synchronized. In this way, the geolocation device also works in reverse, as it will automatically send a signal to the smartphone with which it is synchronized, which can be viewed through the SmartThings application, which manages Samsung’s ecosystem. In this way, it will show on the screen all the objects that have been marked with this gadget.

It uses bluetooth low energy (BLW), the IoT star standard that makes minimum use of the battery and has an acceptable range, as well as ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, which is nothing more than a short range wireless communication protocol that operates through radio waves at very high frequencies. A couple of its advantages over bluetooth are its precision and its data transfer speed, since it reaches 27 megabits per second. In addition, it will allow the cell phone to generate an augmented reality environment that will tell the user in which direction to go if he or she is especially close to the lost object.

Thus, there will be two models, and their price will depend on it: one with UWB and bluetooth technology; the other with this second innovation only. They can be purchased from today at a cost of 34.90 euros (but deliveries will not start until January 26th), a price much lower than what it would cost to lose a few keys or your backpack with personal documents.

In addition, from this device, the company has launched in the Galaxy Unpacked the new Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra, as well as the new Galaxy Buds Pro.


ASTROLAND; Be inspired by Mars to build the housing of the future.

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Imagen de la Ares Station de Astroland en una cueva en Arredondo (Cantabria)
Image of the “Ares Station” of Astroland in a cave in Cantabria.

Astroland, the Spanish company offers astronauts a station that emulates life on Mars inside a cave in Cantabria
Bringing a human being to Mars is the next milestone in aerospace research, a goal taken very seriously by entrepreneurs such as Tesla Elon Musk’s founder, who plans to send people to the red planet in six years with his company SpaceX and claims he is selling properties to finance the construction of a future human city on Mars.

The Spanish company Astroland has taken another step forward, building a permanent station that emulates the living conditions that astronauts will have to face on Mars inside a large cave 1.2 kilometers long and 50 kilometers high located in the Cantabrian municipality of Arredondo.

In less than 6 years people will be able to travel to Mars”

Elon Musk

Since then, they have been carrying out different “missions” with different objectives in areas as different as engineering, biology or psychology, since they also put a lot of emphasis on the psychological preparation of the astronauts who will have to survive for a long time in an isolated space.

“This gives them a unique vision to attack Earth’s problems from a different point of view, and develop products and services that not only serve to survive on Mars, but to improve life on our planet. Space exploration fosters innovation”.

One of Astroland’s objectives is to convert its experiences into technology transfer projects in which research can be carried out into products and services applicable to the market, from which projects such as ‘Cyberhut’ housing, a model of environmentally friendly housing, autonomous on an energy level and with technology to control the health of its inhabitants, whose first prototype is being built in Cantabria and will be available at its headquarters in Santander.

Astroland – Galería BID20
Participants in one of the first missions organized by Astroland.

“With this project we want to bring to market everything we have learned about healthy habitats, about generating and storing energy, recycling waste, multifunctional spaces … All this has been reflected in a house that is manufactured differently from how it is done in the market; they say. Whose objective is that these homes can be deployed in several points, so that the user pays for a service that allows you to use the different sites at will.


Heura, the ‘vegetable meat’ everyone is talking about.

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Heura ¡el pollo vegano del que todo el mundo habla! - Cadena Dial


Foods for Tomorrow, is a Barcelona-based startup that has set out to make 100% vegetable and nutritious foods with a touch of gastro to make them much more appealing.

So Heura is a vegetable meat that simulates the taste and texture of chicken. It is made from sustainably grown soybeans, is high in protein, and contains B12.

Marc Coloma, who before founding Foods for Tomorrow worked in different international ONGs related to animal rights, ecology and social justice, decided that what needed to be reinvented in the world of vegetable proteins was the gastronomic experience. He actually believe that;

Heura is not a substitute for the meat, is the successor.”

Marc Coloma, 
  CEO of Foods For Tomorrow

The greatest ambition of the startup is the challenge of how to feed a growing world population, in a sustainable way, and taking into account that there is a growing demand for protein.


Heura wants to make it easy not only for vegans and vegetarians, but also for great chefs. Coinciding with the rise of this style of eating; 3.5 million people in Spain follow a vegan, vegetarian or “flexitarian” diet.

Marc Coloma: "Heura no es un sustituto de la carne, sino su sucesor" -

Our mission is to address the problems of the current food system by providing protein with a positive impact on the world through sustainable, nutritious and delicious food.”

Finally to summarize, the Barcelona startup “Food for Tomorrow“, has achieved that Heura is the vegetable that everyone is talking about. 

Since its launch, heura has been very well received by both regular consumers of vegetable products and omnivorouspeople. Vegan and vegetarian influencers did not hesitate to support the project and spread it through social networks so that thousands of users would know about the product. 

Besides, so many people consider Heura to be one of the foods of the future, they want to disrupt the protein market, where meat is just another protein.