The pizza business has changed a lot over the last decade. Take Domino’s. Over half of its customers are now ordering via its mobile apps. That’s cool and all, but they are still looking for ways to simplify the ordering process even further.
The Dash Button was originally intended to make it easier for loyal customers to order products from Amazon, but we’ve seen how you can easily hack it for other purposes. It looks like the company took notice of the Dash’s potential, because it’s created a variant that connects to its new Amazon Web Services Internet of Things (AWS IoT) cloud platform.
Unlike the original Dash Button, the AWS IoT Button has three click types – single press, double press and long press – so it’s more versatile.
Brody’s pizzadash app was inspired partly by Ted Benson’s Dash Button baby tracking hack.
Amazon’s new Dash Button lets Prime members order a product with a press of a button. You can think of it as a convenient tool or maybe a depressing metaphor. Cloudstitch CTO Ted Benson thought of it as a way to track his baby’s sleeping and pooping habits.
Ted discovered that the Dash Button saves power by turning on only when pushed, which means it needs to connect to the local Wi-Fi network each time it’s activated.
Near Field Technology (NFC) in mobile devices is mostly used for effortless interactions with other gadgets, such as opening smart door locks, pairing with digital cameras, or issuing wireless payments. An upcoming accessory called Dimple shows us that NFC can also be used to improve a mobile device itself.
Make your clothes stand out with these LED-equipped and 3D printed buttons. Electronics shop Adafruit shared this project last January to help keep folks visible in snowy winter nights, but unless it’s always bright and sunny where you are then you’ll still find a use for these buttons.
Aside from the 3D printed button cases, the main components of this device are the GEMMA electronic board and the Flora NeoPixel RGB LEDs.
According to Griffin, its PowerMate knob and button gained a “dedicated user base.” I don’t know whether that’s one thousand or one million users, but apparently that base is dedicated enough that Griffin was compelled to release an update to the PowerMate Bluetooth, which now connects to OS X 10.8+
Still figuring out what to get the video game fanatic in your life this holiday season? Well, if they already own all the consoles, and bought every game you thought about buying them, perhaps you should think about getting them some of these awesome arcade button drink coasters.
I’ve always been curious to know if those emergency buttons hidden under the bank teller’s table actually exist. You know, like the ones that you see in those movies where the bank robbers eventually get caught while still inside the bank because at least one of the bank’s personnel managed to push that silent distress button.
In this day and age, it’s getting increasingly difficult to separate one’s virtual life from the real one. People go online to meet men (or women), message one another on Facebook, set up virtual dates, and decide to meet in real life if things go well.
Off-days are unavoidable. If you find that you (or someone else you know) has been down in the dumps lately, then it’s time for some serious cheering up.
If you were able to get one of those Talking Heart Mice from a few years back, then all you need to do is give it a click or two to remind yourself that, hey, someone (or rather, something) still loves you.
Back when I had a real job, there were some coworkers at the place that really pissed me off. I wanted to break a couple of them at least once a week. Knowing punching someone in the nose at work meant being fired, I would just go to the break room and throw away their lunch.
This wild looking analog synthesizer gets its body from a classic Atari 400 computer – but none of its brains.
Created by Paul Rothman’s Fridgebuzzz Electronics (yes, that’s supposed to have 3 “z’s”), the simply named Atari Synth has more buttons and knobs than you can shake a stick at.
The Atari Synth is a polyphonic 12-oscillator, 3 modulator square wave synthesizer that’s controlled by arcade-style pushbuttons and potentiometers.