Tag Archive | "Connected Objects"

Quitbit: Wearable Tech For Life Expectancy

Friday, September 18, 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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Amazon Dash Button: Place it. Press it. Get it.

Wednesday, April 1, 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

Sunday, March 15, 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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Google Presents “The Android Chorus”

Sunday, February 15, 2015


So what happens when you take 300 odd Android phones, connect them all up and try to make them play a song together? Well, Google calls it “The Android Chorus” and its a little bit of tech-wizardry fun. There’s not much else to do but hit play, turn up the sound, and enjoy. This was [...]

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ShotTracker: Wearable Tech For Training

Sunday, February 1, 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

Saturday, January 31, 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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Intel: Introducing the 21st Century Robot Project

Saturday, September 20, 2014


So you’ve always wanted a Robot right? Well, in just a few months time, you’ll be able to make one. Intel has been working on ‘The 21st Century Robot Project’ which will bring intelligent robots to the masses, for about $1500 USD for the DIY Kit. You’ll then join the eco system of makers where [...]

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Drink Up: Meet Our Talking Water Fountain

Sunday, September 7, 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

Wednesday, September 3, 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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JIBO: The World’s First Family Robot

Wednesday, July 30, 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

Friday, July 25, 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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LittleBits: The Connected Objects Kit

Thursday, March 20, 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

Wednesday, March 19, 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

Monday, March 17, 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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Oscar Mayer: Bacon Scent iPhone Alarm Device

Monday, March 10, 2014


If you’ve ever dreamt of this, it’s now a reality. The Bacon Scented iPhone Alarm Device, that plugs into your iPhone’s headphone port, releasing a real bacon smell when the alarm goes off, along with the famous bacon sizzle on the grill… It’s called the ‘Wake Up & Smell The Bacon’ and is a seriously [...]

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Polar Beer: The Cell Phone Nullifier

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


This might be the most social product ever built. The Polar Beer Cell Phone Nullifier. A product that blocks all cell phone reception, including Wifi, 3G .etc while you’re within 5 feet of the device, so that you can enjoy a good old fashion chat while you drink an ice cold beer. Who wants one?

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Ototo: An Experimental Synthesizer

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


A new circuit board synthesizer that lets you turn almost anything into a musical instrument. It’s called Ototo, by the crew at Dentaku, and once plugged in, creates 12 touch pads and 4 live sensor inputs, which together let you trigger and manipulate the generated sounds in a number of ways, all pumped out through [...]

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Fliike: The Facebook Fan Counter Object

Saturday, July 6, 2013


Fliike is a new connected object that showcases your Facebook Likes in the real world, where ever you place it. Fliike connects to your WiFi and automatically pulls a real time count of our Facebook page’s fan count, and displays that with the old school train station style of ticker board… I really love it, [...]

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Points: The World’s Most Advanced Street Sign

Monday, June 10, 2013

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Breakfast New York are famous for creating connected objects and installations, so their most recent piece of work was almost always going to be super cool, and they didn’t disappoint, creating ‘Points’ The World’s Most Advanced Street Sign. Points is a connected object like no other you’ve seen before, taking the shape of a standard [...]

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HP: The Festival Photoball

Monday, April 1, 2013


Everyone loves having a turn hitting the huge blow up beach balls at a festival or event before security typically grab and destroy them. Well, this one was a little different and it came with security approval. The HP Photoball consists of one huge blow up ball, a HD camera and a wifi-hub allowing the [...]

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