Tag Archive | "Connected Objects"

NIVEA Presents The Second Skin Project

Monday, January 11, 2016

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This is Nivea’s Nanotechnology Experiment that allows people to feel a human touch from anywhere in the world. It’s also probably Leo Burnett Madrid‘s Cannes entry for 2016! The experiment shows how technology can create a sense of touch between a mother and son living thousands of kilometres apart from each other, delivering a hug, [...]

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L’Oréal Connected UV Skin Patch Sensors

Saturday, January 9, 2016

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Hot off the press from CES, L’Oréal have announced a new, connected UV Skin Patch and companion app called “La Roche-Posay My UV Patch”, and it’s powered by NFC for android, and by image recognition for iOS as the primacy connectivity point for the patch. The patch itself is as thin as a fake tattoo, [...]

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Netflix: The Auto-Pause Holiday Socks

Saturday, December 19, 2015

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The next instalment form Netflix’s “Make It” creative platform for “Makers” has just hit just in time for the holiday season, with these pretty cool “Auto-Pause” Netflix Socks. (Checkout the Netflix & Chill Button too) The Netflix Auto-Pause Sock sleep detection system os based on a popular method called actigraphy. Basically, an accelerometer detects when [...]

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Giroptic: The World’s First 360 HD Camera

Friday, December 18, 2015

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So Giroptic have just raised $4.5m to finally produce this, arguably The World’s First Consumer-Level 360 HD Cam that does live-on-chip stitching of 360 video to produce brilliant VR content. Originally famous for crowd-funding $1.4m on Kickstarter, Giroptic have raised another chunk of seed money to get them off the ground and into the manufacturing [...]

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ShiftWear: Customize & Animate Your Sneakers

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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Everyone wants to rock individual style, so imagine if you could have a connected shoe? Introducing ShiftWear… sneakers that give users creative control over the designs they can instantly animate and display on their sneakers, using their smartphones. How are these not the coolest shoes ever?! The new ShiftWare shoes are on indiegogo, and have [...]

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Quitbit: Wearable Tech For Life Expectancy

Friday, September 18, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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