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Posted by Alyn Wallace

Pebble Time reclaims the Kickstarter record for smart watch pioneers

We recently wrote about the start of the new Pebble campaign for their new Time offering which smashed the record for raising the quickest $1 million (49 minutes) which was previously held by Android-based game console Ouya (2 days and 19 hours). With the campaign now finished they’ve gone on and reclaimed the top spot as most funded project. 78,471 backers pledged over $20.3 million to knock the Coolest beer cooler of the throne by $10 million. But the cooler didn’t even last a year after taking the title from Pebble’s original campaign back in 2012 which raised $10.3 million.  The Pebble team were the pioneers of the smart […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Switchmate makes ordinary light switches smart

Lighting in the home is becoming much smarter as now you can turn the lights on and off or dim them by using your smartphone. Lights can even be set to turn on ready for when you get home. But these systems can often be a little over budget for most. Now, Switchmate is offering people the option to enjoy these functions without even having to put in new fittings or wiring. [Image Courtesy of Switchmate] The founder of Switchmate said that smart products are designed to make lives much easier but sometimes setting them up is very complicated. Another issue […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Can humans and robots work side by side in harmony?

Back in 1961 when the workers at the General Motors factory Ewing Township walked into the workplace and came face to face with a robotic arm that had been installed, little did they know that what they were looking at would be the future for workplaces and would become the norm. But can humans and robots work side by side in harmony? [Image Courtesy of Google Search/Newsoffice.mit.edu] Industrial robots were installed not to take the place of human workers but to carry out jobs that were dangerous, such as transportation of die casting off the assembly line and then welding […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Internet Explorer brand being killed off by Microsoft

Microsoft has been dropping hints that they are going to kill off the Internet Explorer brand with its successor that currently goes by the codename of Project Spartan. The Marketing Chief for Microsoft said that at the moment the company is working on a new brand and name. It seems that they are looking into what the best name might be for the browser that is going to run in the upcoming Windows 10. [Image Courtesy of Netambulo] Capossela did say that Internet Explorer would still be around and would exist in some Windows 10 versions of the OS, however, […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

14 devices to help make your home smart

As technology develops, quality of life increases. The automation of mundane tasks and the ease of performing others allows more time for leisure. So, with all this technology available we present 14 devices that can help make your home smart, so you can let it do the work for you. 1 Honeywell Voice Thermostat [Image Courtesy of Honeywell] The Honeywell Voice Thermostat is the first that can hear you say hello to it and all you have to do is tell it you are too cold or too warm and it will adjust the heating for you. You can put […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Hybrid power helps drones fly longer

Drones have come into their own in the last couple of years and now instead of being just a plaything they are being used for many purposes including deliveries – DHL, Google and Amazon have all been working on their own versions of drones to deliver packages right to the doorstep of the customer. However, the downside to drones is that they cannot carry anything heavier than a book for more than a few kilometres without running out of battery. This could be a thing of the past though as Top Flight Technologies are working on a hybrid gas-electric drone. [Image […]