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The Netflix and Chill Button

29. September 2015


Here it is! The Netflix and Chill button. At the 2015 World Maker Fair, Netflix unveiled its prototype and DIY maker instructions for a physical button called “The Switch”. The Switch dims the lights, puts your phone’s “Do Not Disturb” on, can order you takeout automatically, and gets Netflix ready! It’s pretty much a real [...]

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Quitbit: Wearable Tech For Life Expectancy

18. September 2015


What if a piece of wearable tech could tell your life expectancy, and count it down, on your wrist? Meet Quitbit, it’s currently in beta testing, an will track your life expectancy so you can always have a view how much life you have left to live… Ok, so it’s fake, but regardless it’s an [...]

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Holiday Autos: Smells of Summer Machine

17. August 2015


How many creatives have come up with this idea? Bottling smells and being able to use them for something exciting… Well, Holiday Auto’s did, and put the range of #smellsofsummer into a tweet-powered vending machine for passers by to tweet for a free smell, while hoping to inspire them to book their next holiday! Pretty [...]

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Pizza Hut: The Video Projector Pizza Box

25. May 2015


Now this is cool. A Video Projector Pizza Box! With a slightly new shape and size, the box transforms from holding your delicious pizza, by removing the middle rester (the thing that stops the pizza hitting the top of the box) which now holds a makeshift projector lense, that plugs into the front of the [...]

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Amazon Dash Button: Place it. Press it. Get it.

1. April 2015


Perhaps its an April Fools video, but the reality is this has been a long time coming. We’ve talked about connected fridges and sensors in your pantry that can detect when products are low to automatically re-order… Well, Amazon is taking control of that and getting to market first with the ‘Dash Button’ a new [...]

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Meet Dorothy: Click Your Heels App + Object

15. March 2015


It’s a little old, but Dorothy is an awesome connected object meets micro controller that, with the click of your heels, can do just about anything you want… Perhaps that’s to get an Uber, text your friends, or have a fake call made to your phone to escape a date that’s going bad. Either way, [...]

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ShotTracker: Wearable Tech For Training

1. February 2015


Connected everything in 2015 right? Yep. Here’s another. Sport. It’s a big one, and wearable tech will really step up a gear this year, so here’s one to kick it off… It’s called ‘ShotTracker’ a wristband and net clip combo for Basketballers that tracks every shot made and missed. Analyses your game from every point [...]

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Luna: The World’s First Smart Bed

31. January 2015


Well, we’ve spoken about how 2015 will be the ‘Connected’ everything year, and here’s another one to hit the market, this time, it’s LUNA, a smart bed that learns how you like to sleep, helping to manage temperatures between the sheets and for both sides of the bed, along with heart rate and breathing patterns. [...]

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Introducing ‘COBI’ The World’s Smartest Bike

21. December 2014


This is a pretty cool project on KickStarter right now. It’s called “COBI” and once installed, gives you the equivalent of world’s smartest bike, allowing you to connect all sorts of parts/gadgets to its brain, with over 100 intelligent features to be activated and used. With Smart-lights, charging stations, thumb controlled indicators, remote control audio, [...]

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Drink Up: Meet Our Talking Water Fountain

7. September 2014


So everyone has had a drink from one of those water foundains in a public space before right? But how about one that talks to you? Drink Up, has built a special kind of water fountain to help spread the good word of water. Because while the Drink Up Fountain may look like a regular [...]

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Heart Bot: An Experimental Drawing Machine

3. September 2014


Meet ‘Heart Bot’ an experimental drawing machine created by Intel, SMS Audio and Sid Lee as a digital art installation for guests at the Intel ‘Biosport’ headphones launch at The New Museum in NYC. Heart Bot is an experimental machine controlled by the heart rate of its audience. Interactive with the experimental drawing machine was [...]

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Ralph Lauren: Introducing The Polo Tech Shirt

27. August 2014


Ok so Ralph Lauren is claiming to be the first luxury lifestyle brand to offer apparel that tracks and streams real-time workout data directly to your smartphone or tablet. It’s high-end wearable tech so to speak and it’s being tested right now… But the question is. Would you wear it? Would you want it? What’s [...]

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Grolsch Beer: The Movieunlocker Bottle

31. July 2014


I can’t tell if this promotion for Grolsch Beer is real or not, but it’s an interesting play… Where the typical coupon code has been swapped for a bluetooth beacon placed in the bottle cap, so that when you open up your favorite beer, and tap it against your phone or mac book, it unlocks [...]

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JIBO: The World’s First Family Robot

30. July 2014


Meet JIBO, a real-life social robot that might just change the way you think smart objects and how you’d picture them in your home. And ok sure, this is a concept video, making it seem so fluid and responsive, so there is much to be desired, but… Will this be a robot that people would [...]

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Meet ‘Sense’ The Ultimate Sleep Tracker

25. July 2014


This Kickstarter project from the guys at ‘Hello’ has raised over $700,000 in 48 hours which pretty much breaks all records to date. Introducing Sense, the smart object and mobile app that helps track your sleep and the environment around you. Sense detects temperature, noise, light and movement among other things to help provide the [...]

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Johnnie Walker: Interactive Sensorium Box

30. June 2014


Johnnie Walker in South Africa have created an ‘Interactive Sensorium Box’ to amplify the King of Flavour Whisky Profiler campaign. In essence, it’s a mobile sensorium experience that steps tasters through a series of flavours, aromas and sounds to create a profile of their favourite matched blend… All while sensors register the profilers individual selections [...]

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Rip Curl: World First GPS Surf Tracking Device

3. June 2014


Introducing Rip Curl Search; a multi-platform digital ecosystem and device (Waterproof GPS Surf Watch) that allows surfers to find, capture and re-live their perfect waves, anywhere in the world… Created by VML in Sydney, Australia. It’s powered by Facebook Connect, and lets surfers log all their sessions, challenge friends, create surf clubs, protect secret spots, [...]

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LittleBits: The Connected Objects Kit

20. March 2014


So no longer do you need a programmer to build cool connected objects, meet LittleBits, the non-programmer board kit that allows you to make a tonne of cool stuff, and the video above is just one example! It’s a board kit that just about anyone can use, and it’s all connected to their cloud platform [...]

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Introducing The Moto 360 Smart Watch

19. March 2014


And the benchmark has been set… The new Moto 360 Smart Watch is a beautiful piece of wearable tech, and will likely be the benchmark until Apple throws their hat in the ring, if they ever do. It comes with interchangeable, premium bands, and the clock face is stunning. Check out this great introduction video, [...]

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Alert Shirt: Haptic Feedback Footy Jersey

17. March 2014


If you’ve heard of Haptic Feedback, then this is a pretty cool example of what the future might hold. It’s called Alert Shirt, and looks to be a one-off, non-scientific prototype to hype the game on PayTV network ‘Foxtel’ in Australia, and it is wearable technology that promises to convert live game data into powerful [...]

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