Roost wants to keep you from laying pipe all night long

Smart home supplier Roost has confirmed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 that its Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector is now available for pre-order. The appliance aims to improve home safety by sending ‘up-to-the-minute’ alerts to a homeowner’s smartphone on any water damages. Roost says the detector could save the consumers and the insurance companies $10 billion in water losses and claims every year. See Also: The Eyes have it: Bosch adds new camera to smart home lineup The

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Published in: on April 2, 2017 at 10:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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What a Snapchat phone could look like

In hypothetical concept designs, marketing firm Mediakix envisions what a Snap Inc. smartphone might look like, if the company that owns Snapchat was working on one. We already know that the makers of Snapchat can reinvent sunglasses. But what about smartphones? It might seen outlandish for Snap to make a phone, but not if you read the company’s IPO earlier this month. Snap made it clear that it’s about more than just an ephemeral messaging app on your phone -it’s also about hardware.

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Published in: on March 27, 2017 at 7:12 am  Leave a Comment  

Here’s a solution to our plastic problem

A German company is producing disposable plates entirely made out of leaves as an alternative to plastic packaging. One plate, on average, costs around 50 cents and is 100% biodegradable. Read more… More about Real Time Video, Real Time, Plastic Waste, Craft, and Asia

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Published in: on March 22, 2017 at 2:16 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The 12 best iPhone apps of 2016

Developers had a busy year. Though some tried to claim that 2016 was the year apps were dying, the App Store saw some of its biggest changes Рand its biggest hits Рyet. From Pokémon Go to chatbots and all the apps that helped us take better selfies, the app world showed it could still surprise us this year, even finding fresh, compelling takes on old categories like photo filters and social networking. http://mashable.com/2016/12/09/12-best-iphone-apps-2016/#Ahha3t9QBPql Here are the

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Published in: on March 6, 2017 at 9:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Under Armour says its ridiculously expensive pajamas will help athletes sleep better

The sportswear company unveiled a new line of “sleepwear” at CES that it says will help athletes feel better when they wake up in the morning. Those benefits won’t come cheap, however. The so-called Athlete Recovery Sleepwear starts at $80 per piece. LAS VEGAS – Can high tech pajamas help you sleep better? Under Armour thinks so. SEE ALSO: CES’ biggest event so far was everything people hate about tech At first glance, the PJs looks like average – if silky smooth – sleep clothes. What makes

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Published in: on February 26, 2017 at 10:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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How Amazon and Nvidia won CES this year

This year’s CES displayed a pretty broad mix in terms of production areas, with plenty of representation for categories ranging from wearables, to health, to VR and beyond¬ – but the clear winners were two companies, and both succeeded primarily through partnerships than by direct demonstration of their own consumer products. How Nvidia won Of the two, Nvidia had a much more… Read More

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Published in: on February 26, 2017 at 1:06 pm  Leave a Comment  
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All electric trains in the Netherlands are entirely wind-powered

All electric trains in the Netherlands are now powered entirely by wind energy. It’s the first railway network in the world to rely completely on renewable energy, providing carbon-free travel to over 600,000 daily passengers. More about Wind Powered, Electric Trains, Netherlandsdutch, Clean Energy, and Sustainable Energy Read more…

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Published in: on February 25, 2017 at 9:57 pm  Leave a Comment  

WhatsApp tests real-time location sharing in its app

Facebook may be distancing itself from location-sharing between friends in its own app, but Facebook-owned WhatsApp appears to¬ moving in¬ this direction. A new feature spotted in the beta version of the popular mobile messaging software shows that WhatsApp has developed a real-time location-tracking option that could be used among the app’s¬ friends. The addition was spotted this week via Fortune¬ and¬ the Twitter account @WABetaInfo. The new feature is called¬ “Live Location Tracking” in

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Published in: on February 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

Garmin provides new safety feature in its fitness trackers

Garmin has added a new safety option to several of its fitness monitors with the addition of a new feature named Beacon, which was designed by Strava. Beacon, which was unveiled earlier this year, provides several features that focus on keeping hikers, cyclists, runners and other people safer when they exercise.¬ When these individuals leave for their workouts, they can give their real-time data location to certain friends and family members as a precaution in case something happens to them.

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Published in: on February 17, 2017 at 10:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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This gadget turns your air guitar into actual music

The AirJamz Bluetooth Air Pick & Music Toy creates music out of thin air-literally. It looks like a big, electronic guitar pick, but the accompanying iOS/Android app packs over 100 instruments and sounds. All you have to do is connect to your device via Bluetooth, pick a song, and get playing that air guitar (or piano, or flute…). The app will register the physical¬ guitar strums or finger movements, and play the sounds just like as if you were playing the instrument. I prefer to download

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Published in: on February 16, 2017 at 11:26 pm  Leave a Comment  
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