Tag Archives: smart technology

  • Gita Cargo Robot

    Gita Cargo Robot

    The familiar expression “I’ve only got two hands” speaks to how much time and energy we humans spend on lugging stuff from one place to another. What if you had a small robotic friend or sidekick that could carry stuff around for you? Well, with Gita, you can find out. Gita is a personal cargo […]

  • Etch Clock Engraves the Time Before Your Eyes

    Etch Clock Engraves the Time Before Your Eyes

    When you look at the Etch Clock, it’s hard not to think about that old saying about how any sufficiently advanced technology would seem like magic to the people of a previous era. It’s a clock that, through either science or sorcery, appears to “engrave” the time on its own surface, in real time. For […]

  • Kuri: “The Home Robot That Just Might Change Your Life”

    Kuri: “The Home Robot That Just Might Change Your Life”

    Sometimes I feel like I am the only person left in the world who does not wish to have a robot friend in my home to help me with everyday tasks. But I will nevertheless dutifully report on the latest advancement in home robotics: Kuri, billed as “the home robot that just might change your […]

  • BMW HoloActive Touch: One Step Closer to ‘Minority Report’

    BMW HoloActive Touch: One Step Closer to ‘Minority Report’

    It’s hackneyed now to compare a new piece of technology to Minority Report, especially since that movie is now very close to being 15 years old. But there’s really nothing else you can say about BMW HoloActive Touch, that (if it works like it’s supposed to) will bring us a little bit closer to the […]

  • Strike: “The World’s First Smart Baseball”

    Strike: “The World’s First Smart Baseball”

    It’s somehow comfortable to know that America’s pastime is still able to get a little smarter, even these days. That’s the promise of Strike, billed by its makers as the first smart baseball in the world and loaded with technological features that will help you improve your ballgame. Strike “can detect and display the speed, […]

  • Amazon Go: Brick and Mortar Grocery Shopping With No Checkout Lines

    Amazon Go: Brick and Mortar Grocery Shopping With No Checkout Lines

    One thing that separates me from most of my contemporaries is that rather than seeing grocery shopping as a tedious chore, I actually enjoy going to the grocery store. So grocery delivery innovations like Instacart have more or less passed me by, but the newest phase of grocery shopping from Amazon is something even I […]

  • Moskito Combination Analog Smartwatch and Bike Speedometer

    Moskito Combination Analog Smartwatch and Bike Speedometer

    To all outward appearances, your watch is a standard, albeit impeccably designed, timepiece.  But with a simple twist and lock, it becomes a speedometer and tracker mounted to your bike. Science-fiction? No.  It’s Moskito, a new smartwatch now raising funds on Kickstarter. Moskito is billed as a “Swiss analog smart watch & bike speedometer,” and that […]

  • Square Off Smart Automated Chessboard

    Square Off Smart Automated Chessboard

    If chess is the game of kings, then Square Off is chess for the cyborg kings of the future, where complex technology is layered underneath age-old board game traditions. It’s a real board, with real pieces, but it can be controlled via smartphone and synced up to opponents anywhere with an internet connection, so you […]

  • CHiP Smart Cookie Oven (Video)

    CHiP Smart Cookie Oven (Video)

    Another entry in the K-cup inspired home cooking appliance genre has made its way to the public, and for something that even many of us kitchen-idiots have already learned to make with our regular oven. It’s called CHiP, and it is a WiFi-connected “smart cookie oven” for enjoying cookies in an even easier, faster, and hopefully […]

  • InstruMMents 01: “The World’s First Dimensioning Instrument”

    InstruMMents 01: “The World’s First Dimensioning Instrument”

    Compulsive measurers rejoice! “The world’s first dimensioning instrument” is now here, and it’s small enough to fit in your pocket, as well as multi-functional enough to justify carrying it with you pretty much anywhere you go. It’s the InstruMMents 01, a mag roller that can measure just about anything with literal laser-precision. The InstruMMents 01 […]