So you left the house and get on the road for a killer road trip, then 20 minutes into your drive, you wonder if you left the stove on. Normally this would involve heading back home only to find out that you didn’t leave it on in the first place.
Toasting bread properly has never been a problem for me. You can adjust how dark you want your bread with a knob or lever. No need to involve your smartphone. Despite this fact, Griffin has unveiled a Bluetooth-enabled “smart” toaster.
It will cost you about $100 and is called the “Connected Toaster”.
This robot named Kuri resembles a Weeble or an oversize salt and pepper shaker, but even if the design is not very imaginative, it’s a helpful home robot. The interactive ‘bot wants to be your new robot best friend, and can play, entertain, and do other useful things.
Kuri can set reminders, take pictures and video for you with the camera behind one eye, use microphones to locate the source of a sound, and use speakers for playing media or making robot noises.
These days, most of us are glued to our computers, staring at our screens for hours at a time. This can have terrible effect on our health. This new wireless mouse from Japan’s Sanwa industries aims to help with our sedentary lifestyles.
Looking like a giant and uncomfortable mouse, this household robot wants to help eliminate the need of performing one of life’s unpleasant tasks: mopping floors. The Everybot RS500 robot will take care of this laborious task for you with the touch of a button.
Aside from being able to press a lever with your foot and lift the lid, trash cans really haven’t changed much over the years. Well, one company is building a better trash can. Simplehuman is a California-based brand that specializes in bath, beauty and kitchen accessories.
They already released a smart garbage can a few years ago that could be opened when it sensed movement in front of it.
Samsung has unveiled its Powerbot VR7000, a robotic vacuum that you can control with your Amazon Echo. In fact, Samsung says that all of its Wi-Fi-enabled Powerbot vacuums will work with Alexa. We don’t know exactly what you can command your bots to do, but I wouldn’t expect anything other than simple stop, go and get to work sort of commands.
This version is 28 percent slimmer than past models, so it should fit under your couch more easily.
If you are the Indiana Jones type or just someone who loves the outdoors, you want to protect your Apple wearable from the environment. Well, a new Apple Watch protective case created by MTM Special Ops Watches delivers a weapons grade aluminium or titanium casing that will keep your Apple Watch protected from the elements and just about everything else.
In addition to making your Apple Watch look cool and tough, it adds two dials to the left of the display.
It’s not often that I get a chance to get my mitts on a product before it’s actually launched. Such was the case when the folks behind the Heacket reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try out one of their jackets.
Are you away from someone that you love during the holidays? That can be tough, but now sending them a kiss is easier than ever. The Kissenger is a new smartphone peripheral that allows anyone to send a virtual kiss live via video chat.
During the holiday season, people check the status of their packages more than ever, hoping they will arrive fast and on time. That is why the US Postal Service is testing something new this year. It is called “The Most Wonderful Ornament.”
The idea of cutting your pizza with a vinyl record sounds pretty disgusting, but Rocket Design has created a way to make it palatable. Sadly, this tiny record player does not play tunes as it slices your pizza, but it does look cool and should create a generation of silent pizza DJs.
The Top Spin is a red and a black spinning pizza cutter that looks like a turntable.
The drone market is pretty jampacked these days, so it’s pretty tough to decide which one to buy. While there are some great high-end models for advanced flyers and aerial photographers, they have a tendency to cost $800 to $1000.
There is a whole universe that we can only see through a microscope. But high powered microscopes are cumbersome and often quite expensive. The Foldscope can help you check out the microscopic world and goes anywhere.
You punch out the microscope from a sheet of paper, and it has a lens that delivers 140X magnification, which is enough for “imaging live individual cells, cellular organelles, embryos, swimming bacteria and much more.”
The Foldscope is not new.
While many of us work out on a regular basis, we don’t really have a good sense of our actual fitness, other than maybe our weight and how we feel. Fitness fanatics will definitely want to check out this gadget, which is capable of measuring key data about your muscle and fat composition, providing greater insight into how your body is really doing.
There have been many times of late when I have sat back and wondered what Apple was thinking. Sometimes I feel like Tim Cook is sitting in his office thinking up what he can do to mess with Apple fans today.