Chicago-based startup Ovie Smarterware is developing food tracking tech. After you tell Amazon’s voice assistant technology what you’re putting in your fridge, it’ll track how many days it can stay fresh.
rOcean is a countertop smart device that dispenses filtered, carbonated, and flavored water and connects straight to your tap. It takes 5 minutes to install, uses voice control commands, allows you to auto-order CO2 and flavor pod refills from the app, and its water filters last one year. Works with any size bottle or glass. A funded Indiegogo.
The watch has a good battery life, lasting for up to five days before you need to clip the charger back on. It’s also water resistant, so you’ll have no problem wearing it swimming. The design isn’t super chic, but for burly blokes keen to shed a few pounds, this gadget will give you the best value for money.
“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
Brush teeth, kill monsters, prevent cavities. Wait, go back one. The Magik smart toothbrush uses computer vision technology, motion tracking and your phone’s front-facing camera to power an augmented reality gaming app. Sounds like fun.
In the previous century, technology we may find quaint today was invaluable for covert operations. The broadest collection of these gadgets can be found at The International Spy Museum, one of a few spy museums in the world. The Central Intelligence Agency also has a museum in Langley, but it can only be visited with an invitation. There is, however, a virtual tour.
Whether you’re an artist, creative or just redecorating at home, the Mini Colour Sensor by Nix can help you. Using LEDs and a well-calibrated sensor, it can capture the likeness of virtually any colour. All you have to do is hold the device up to the surface and it does the rest for you. The Nix can match it to RGB, HTML, CMYK, LAB colours and more than 10,000 paints. The companion app also allows you to create palettes and save your favourite colours.
The Nano: You don’t have to haul around a massive robot or drop a rent check’s worth of money to get in on the drone action. This tiny drone from Holy Stone offers much of the same enjoyment at a fraction of the size and the price. And it’s an easy learn for beginners.
There are absolutely better-sounding, better-looking and better noise-cancelling headphones out there, but none of them do everything better than the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless, which makes them the best overall pair of headphones around right now.
Featuring a proprietary PurePulse technology, the Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband is able to provide users with automatic and continuous monitoring of the heart rate based on sensor readings on the radial pulse of the wrist. This information is then further processed to give you an idea of the amount of calories that you have already burned including fat burn percentage, peak cardiac functioning, and cardiovascular status. The Fitbit also features a tracking system for evaluating the amount and quality of your sleep which can play a role in your overall wellness. The Fitbit puts you in charge of your health.
Just when we thought we couldn’t wireless technology any than we do. If you’re like us, you’re sick of worrying about what’s happening inside and outside of your house when you’re not there. Who’s lurking around the backyard or who’s the jerk who’s stealing your packages right off your front steps and taking them […]
As a last resort, you can ‘refresh’ your Windows 10 installation, which is much the same as reinstalling the operating system. Your documents won’t be affected, but you’ll need to reinstall any applications that aren’t part of Windows.
Is it a watch? Is it an activity monitor? Is it a smartwatch? In fact, the Nokia Steel HR is all of those things. This all-singing, all-dancing, all-tracking hybrid watch that mixes analogue styling with digital health monitoring. It comes with continuous heart-rate monitoring, automatic activity tracking, smartphone notifications, a Heath Mate app to analyse your data, plus wellness programmes to improve your well-being, but it looks like a smart, sleek French-design timepiece. It also has a best-in-class rechargeable battery that will keep the time and the technology running for up to 25 days.
Flic is an interesting connected home gadget. The button can be placed on a wall or other surfaces and, once pressed, can be programmed for a variety of purposes. One click, two, three, or hold — each one can be selected to do anything from sending a text to someone, dim your smart lights, turn the music up, and more.
The Streamlined: Google took virtual reality to its logical next step: a stylish paring down. Lacking all of the cables and bulkiness of competitors, this headset is a simple, comfortable, and stylish option. Just make sure that you own a Pixel smartphone before you pick one up, or else you’ll find that you can’t use it.
If you need a lightweight pair for the gym then you’re probably better off with a pair of wireless earbuds; or, if you do most of your listening at home and want the best-possible sound quality, then a pair of wired over-ears might be better.
Protect your loved ones and yourself with this wrist watch child locator or personal locator. Always know where your loved ones are or let your loved ones know where you are. Great for hiking, mountain climbing, camping, amusement park, shopping malls, etc. Has many features including
Hisense’s $10,000 laser TV rig combines a short-throw with a 100-inch screen designed to reject ambient light. The projector itself has built-in speakers and Hisense includes a wireless subwoofer, too. Frickin’ lasers!
Nostalgia and modern design collide with an, erm, pop for Polaroid’s latest camera, a quirky 20MP handheld device that prints three by four inch full-colour snaps with Zero Ink technology and has Micro SD storage up to 128GB. It features a four-inch LCD touchscreen, wi-fi, Bluetooth, 1080p video recording, edit functions and GIF capability – all in time for Polaroid’s 80th anniversary.
Google researchers know how much people like to trick others into thinking they’re on the moon, or that it’s night instead of day, and other fun shenanigans only possible if you happen to be in a movi
OS: watchOS 4 | Compatibility: iOS | Display: 1.53″ OLED | Processor: S2 dual-core | Band sizes: Varies drastically per watch size | Onboard storage: 8GB / 16GB (Non-LTE and LTE respectively) | Battery: 18 hours | Charging method: Wireless | IP rating: IPX7 | Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
The compact: Of course, if you’re the type of person that prefers to keep their high-tech EDC pocket-friendly, this flash drive is superb. Sure, you’ll be sacrificing a bit of storage, but for something that can fit on your keyring and still has 64 gigs of space, it’s hardly worth scoffing at.
Fancy serving your loved one a hearty breakfast that’s perfect for the royalty? Instead of toiling on different kitchen utensils and cookware, you may want to use the Hamilton Beach 25490A Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker instead. Just imagine being able to toast your buns while also cooking some delicious salami or ham before topping it with perfectly fried sunny side ups, fresh tomatoes, onions, lettuce, and finishing it off with piping hot, crispy half-buns. Not only are you able to cook and assemble all of these in just one device, you also get to make two of these hearty sandwiches at the same time.
Thermal imaging can pick out heat sources like humans, guard dogs, or overheated servers even through walls and in the dark. The standalone $459 Reveal XR sports a 300-lumen LED spotlight, 20-degree field of view, and 206-by-156-resolution display. It can detect heat up to 900 feet away and stores images on a MicroSD card. The $249 Seek Compact (video above) plugs into an existing smartphone for easy thermal readings; there is also a Compact Pro ($499) and Compact XR ($299) with added features.
“PopSockets! They’re these little plastic things you stick on to your phone case, and they pop up and down, which is great to fidget with. It’s really helpful to hold your phone and wrap your earphones around it.” —chartreuseq
Downloading and reinstalling all Windows 10 apps reportedly fixes a stuck Start menu. This isn’t as drastic as it sounds — ‘Windows apps’ are the ones built into Windows 10 and available from the Windows Store. They used to be called ‘Modern’ apps and, before that, ‘Metro’ — Microsoft just changed the name with Windows 10.
For the person in your life with FOMO, the multi-award-winning FVP-5000T includes the new “Freeview Play” service, which allows you to record four programmes while you watch a fifth. A new “smart search” feature pulls in content from diverse sources such as YouTube, plus there are quick-access buttons for recorded shows, Netflix and On Demand. But the best bit? It’s all streamed over Wi-Fi so you can do away with those pesky ethernet cables. What’s not to love?
Flying a drone is a hobby that has grown in popularity over the years, and many uses have been found for these little marvels of engineering. This drone, on the other hand, manages to be a more versatile alternative to the ones currently on the market. In fact, it can fulfill multiple roles without any issue. The drone comes with an HD camera, which can take high-quality pictures at high altitudes, as well as shoot video scenes in places and at angles that regular cameras simply cannot reach. If the camera is taken off of the drone, it can then take on activities that are of a bit more leisurely nature, such as racing, aeronautical stunts, and even general flying just for fun.
Meet August. He is unlike any other security agent you have ever met for the simple fact that he’s not human at all. Instead August is a 2nd generation smart lock that works seamlessly with Alexa. What this essentially means is that you can now manage the different activities through your main door using any of these wireless management platforms. August allows you to keep track of who’s entering and exiting your doors. It even automatically locks and unlocks the door for you. Best of all, you don’t need to replace any existing door hardware as August works just fine.
When it comes to pen tablets, virtually nobody does it better than Wacom, which is why they are still around after so many years. In fact, the team over at Wacom have come up with the all-new Intuos pen tablet that will certainly help budding digital artists and professionals alike to get creative right out of the box. How so, you ask. Well, this is a technologically and ergonomically improved pen tablet that will arrive bundled with creative software that provides an immediate start into digital art without having to wait for too long.
The Photonic Disruptor from Wicked Lasers is intended for “military and law enforcement use only,” but that could mean anything, right? Its beam is designed to be shined right into the eyes of your target, disrupting their vision and causing dizziness without permanent eye damage. Because if there’s one thing secret agents try to avoid, it’s permanent eye damage.
Connection: GSM / GPRS. GSM Frequency: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz. Real time target listening. This product does not rely on GPS positioning, rely on the GSM/GPRS baseband station location. Charger Input: …
You want an ice cream? Yes. Do you want vanilla? Chocolate? Pistachio, hazelnut, strawberry, peach sorbet, rum raisin, mint choc chip, chunky monkey? Suddenly, the idea of an ice cream doesn’t seem so appealing.
Like a more compact Range Rover Sport, the new SV Coupe is a 2-door, hence the name, for what is obviously an SUV. Unlike all the luxury hybrids and electrics rolling out in Geneva this week, the SV Coupe is powered by a 5-liter turbocharged V8 and for those select few who might actually dare to venture off the pavement, it features Rover’s Terrain Response 2 multi-mode drive system.