Innovation isn’t usually a word associated with air travel but British Airways is introducing a smart new travel product right on time. They’ve teamed up with Designworks studio to create an electronic bag tag you can track with your smartphone thus eliminating the need for a paper tag for every flight. Instead a new bar code is generated for your tag, which you swipe with your phone for easy, live-tracking. The new tag debuts on flights next month.
The Handibot is a digital power tool that functions as a router & CNC that will cut perfect arcs, curves, complex shapes, and 3D forms. While most tools of this type are stationary, the handibot is handheld, meaning you can take it all over the jobsite. It is also app-driven, so you control it from your phone or tablet to create flawless digital cut-outs by just pressing the start button.
Ziphius is an app controlled drone for shooting underwater photos & video. From your swimming pool to the seven seas, your smartphone commands Ziphius’ HD camera as you shoot & share your images on YouTube, FB, etc. For you cats who don’t swim, you can see what the camera sees on your phone or tablet from the safety of the shore.
You’ll never stop losing your stuff but iOS-based Tile is going to make finding it easier. These matchbook-size trackers don’t just rely on Bluetooth, they connect to other Tile users to help cast a wider net in recovering your lost item. Adding this social tool encourages users to create hubs with friends, family, and co-workers so finding it is as easy as losing it was. via
Here come the smartwatches. The Meteor from Kreyos does more than just tell time. Obviously. It links with your iOS, Android or Windows phone allowing you to use all your phone’s voice control abilities without having to reach into your pocket or manpurse to retrieve the device.
No, the Apple G4 Cube is not back. This here is The Buccaneer, an affordable, at-home 3D printer. It’s easy to use, so you don’t need an engineering degree to make it work nor do you need 3D software skills to print your objects. In a few easy steps, users can simply download Smart Objects from the Buccaneer cloud to get you started making custom 3D designs.
Replace your current door lock with this thing and you’ll never need to put down the 3 bags of groceries to fish the keys out of your pocket ever again. The August Smart lock is controlled by your smartphone and autmomatically unlocks when you arrive. It also enables you to control who can & can’t enter your home without keys or codes.
Spock’s tool is seriously advanced. And we didn’t just ask Uhura. We went to the experts at Scanadu for verification. They report that within 10 seconds of direct contact to your left temple, their SCOUT medical tricoder will analyze, record, & report your vitals, including temperature, respiratory rate, ECG, blood pressure (systolic, diastolic), stress and oximetry levels.
You’re looking at the smartest watch ever made. Not only will it tell you the correct time anytime, it also does all those other smart watch things like linking with your phone, and offering loads of apps to compliment your data-driven existence. It re-charges via Qi and runs 2 processors, one for high-speed wrist-computing, the other, a power-saving mode that will run the watch for 30 days without a recharge.
Good luck getting off the couch now. Microsoft just announced the XBoxOne, an all-in-one entertainment system that lets you switch between music, TV, movies, games, and internet browsing, all with voice commands. So now, unless you happen to be holding the re-designed game controller, you can use both hands for the Doritos.