Notion is a home intelligence system that was recently funded on Kickstarter that uses a small, smart, multi-function sensor to detect quite a significant number of things in your home: a water leak, when a door/cabinet opens and temperature and sound. When any of these things are detected, Notion will send a message to your smartphone (works with both iOS and Android). For example, if you place a Notion on your front door, it can tell you if someone knocks, if the door is opened, or if it doesn’t get shut. Its potential uses are incredible. If you put it on, say a liquor cabinet, it can tell you when that cabinet is opened. It also has a temperature sensor and can tel you if your house is getting too hot or too cold when you’re away from home. It isn’t yet available, but it is expected to ship in July.
“Just got SleepPhones, which are headphones within a soft fuzzy headband for listening to music/podcasts while you fall asleep. I am literally incapable of falling asleep without a podcast, while my fiancé needs either light music or silence. These are so much more comfortable to wear than earbuds, she can’t hear my podcasts at ALL, and the sound quality is amazing. It’s only been two nights but I love them and have no idea how I lived without them, hahah!” —Kathleen M., Facebook
It is the best fitness watch to come out of Garmin, and the company has made a lot. The watch has all the features you need in a fitness gadget, including GPS tracking, sleep tracking and heart rate monitoring. What’s more, it comes with an attractive colour display that you’d usually pay a premium for.
The RIF6 Cube is an incredible little gadget that allows you to project your mobile phone with a 120″ display. Simply connect your smartphone to the cube, and you’re able to view Netflix, YouTube videos, games, pictures and more right on a nearby wall. Its size and weight make it perfect for travel, and it’s also great for presentations as well. It’s also great at home if you don’t want to tethered to the living room for your TV watching. And, it’s surprisingly bright for its size.
We live in a time of input overload. The Sky box, your Blu-ray player, the new Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, streaming off your laptop or Chromecast from your mobile. Caavo fixes the confusion, configuring your eight most-used devices in one universal hub. It streamlines navigation, already works with Alexa (Siri and Google are coming) and doesn’t try to compete for your attention.
While this might look like an average wristwatch, it is more or less an all-in-one chronological management tool. It incorporates multiple functions such as a watch, a stopwatch, a calendar, an alarm clock, and even backlighting to make it easy to read in the dark. It also offers a stylish presentation that goes well with both casual and sporty attire. In addition, it evokes an easy and intuitive user interface that makes it a pleasure to wear.
One of the coolest things about a new James Bond movie is seeing the sweet-ass toys that Q and crew give 007. The life of a secret agent can depend on the tools of their trade, and it’s a known fact that the espionage world has been on the cutting edge of technology for quite some time.
This is a more modern and more compact adaptation of the arcade game machines of old; however this time, instead of requiring as much room as a file cabinet, it can neatly sit on your desk or coffee table. It features 200 of the most popular arcade games of all time. It also has the same intuitive and simple controls that arcade machines of the time used to have and can provide countless hours of entertainment. It is just like going to an old-time arcade.
Not everyone has pets to lie on their feet and keep them toasty. So Sleep Number made a bed that knows when you’ve got cold feet and turns heat on at the bottom of the bed. In theory, the mattress changes its Sleep Number settings to compensate for changes in position and while it can’t stop someone snoring, if it senses you are, it raises your head to reduce your volume.
Nokia phones under Rs 5,000Nokia, one of the biggest mobile brands of yesteryears, is still counted among brands that retains the customers’ trust. If you are among those, and are looking for a handset from Nokia under Rs 5,000, here are some devices you can consider buying:
One interesting new product called Flip is a digital white board meant to spice up office meetings. It’s a $2,700, 55-inch display with which multiple users can interact at the same time. It’s the kind of thing we could easily imagine working its way into classrooms down the road to compete with things like Smart Boards.