Tag Archives: smart technology

  • Hiuni: “A Smart, Connected GoTo Telescope”

    Hiuni: “A Smart, Connected GoTo Telescope”

    Stargazing is great but it leaves a little to be desired as a social, group activity. There’s a new kind of telescope now raising funds on Kickstarter that’s seeking to change that: Hiuni, which is a new smart telescope that’s engineered to give groups of people a simultaneous stargazing experience. Hiuni is a computerized telescope that’s […]

  • AlterEgo: Control Devices with Silent Speech (Video)

    AlterEgo: Control Devices with Silent Speech (Video)

    You heard it here first, folks: The future belongs to people who talk to themselves. MIT researchers have developed a device that allows users to control devices through subvocalization. It’s called AlterEgo, and it could be a game-changer for how humans interface with technology. Here’s how it works: “AlterEgo is a wearable system that allows a […]

  • GENiUS Ball: A Smart Golf Ball to Improve Your Game (Video)

    GENiUS Ball: A Smart Golf Ball to Improve Your Game (Video)

    Feedback on your golf game can come from many places – friends, family, strangers – but traditionally the humble golf ball is more of a silent partner in the greatest game ever played. Now, however, there’s the GENiUS Ball, a smart golf ball that’s packed with tech for improving your game. The GENiUS Ball is also […]

  • Vestaboard: WiFi-Connected Mechanical Split-Flap Display

    Vestaboard: WiFi-Connected Mechanical Split-Flap Display

    You may or may not be familiar with the term “split-flap,” in case the latter is true I’ll just go ahead and tell you now it isn’t anything dirty. Instead it refers to those old-school mechanical signs you might associate with train stations or airports back in the day. Vestaboard is a mechanical split-flap display that you […]

  • Heatworks Tetra: A Countertop Dishwasher That Doesn’t Need Plumbing (Video)

    Heatworks Tetra: A Countertop Dishwasher That Doesn’t Need Plumbing (Video)

    I had never thought of it before, but in introducing its new dishwasher Heatworks makes an interesting point: The modern dishwasher is far too large for most American households. This means people wither forsake using the machine altogether (either opting for disposable dishes or to wash everything by hand) or waiting until they can fill […]

  • StarkBoard: A Smart, Hands-Free Electric Skateboard

    StarkBoard: A Smart, Hands-Free Electric Skateboard

    Skateboards are fun and all, but since they’re basically just planks of wood attached to wheels, they require a certain amount of physical control to really master. Now, there’s a new, smart, and hands-free electric skateboard that responds to your body in much the same way the Segway does – it’s called, with apologies to […]

  • Aire: An Indoor Flying Robot

    Aire: An Indoor Flying Robot

    Personally, I’m only just now getting used to the fact that I can ask Alexa questions on my TV. But I know there’s a whole population of early adopters out there who are primed and ready for the next stage of smart home assistants, and for them there’s Aire, an indoor robotic assistant that earns […]

  • Jaguar Future-Type Autonomous Concept Car

    Jaguar Future-Type Autonomous Concept Car

    Imagine this: Instead of owning a car, you only own a steering wheel. At the present, such a device would be more or less useless, unless you’re a toddler who enjoys pretending to drive and making “vroom vroom” sounds. But in the future, a smart steering wheel might be what you own instead of a […]

  • Euclideon: Tech Company Unveils “World’s First Holographic Table” (Video)

    Euclideon: Tech Company Unveils “World’s First Holographic Table” (Video)

    An Australian company called Euclideon has unveiled what it is calling the “world’s first holographic table,” but let me go ahead and clear something up right now – unlike the holographic projectors you’ve seen in countless scifi movies, this table requires motion-tracking glasses to work. That disclaimer aside, I will begrudgingly admit that this still […]

  • Token Smart Ring Coming Soon (Video)

    Token Smart Ring Coming Soon (Video)

    I just rewatched Minority Report last night, which means I’m newly terrified of the future’s encroaching surveillance state (which may already be here by most objective standards). Still, the convenience that is purportedly offered by the Token smart ring seems pretty appealing. Token is a smart ring that is designed to be worn by the […]