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Posted by Allison Blackburn

Delta Airlines offer pet in-flight monitoring

Any pet owners who worry about their pet during a flight can ease that worry and have peace of mind if they are flying with Delta Airlines. This is thanks to the airline unveiling a device that lets you keep tabs on your pet during the flight with an in-flight monitoring device. [Image Courtesy of Thinkstock] The in-flight monitoring device brings you peace of mind for the cost of $50 per flight and the device is attached to the carrier of the pet during the flight and when on the runway. It works thanks to GPS tracking and monitoring technology […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Smart Safe Won’t Open Until You’ve Reached Your Goal

Have you ever thought of having an electronic device that rewards you for meeting the goals you set? The kSafe is your new go to personal trainer. It’s a smart safe that only opens when the selected tasks are successfully carried through. The idea behind it is not to make you feel like a trained dog but to help keep you on track in order to achieve your goals, like following a diet, for example. The project is currently seeking crowd funding on Kickstarter. Developed by a startup company in California, the safe is the perfect size to hold many different objects. If you’re a fan […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Google Chromebit HDMI dongle turns any screen into a PC

The Google Chromebit is a HDMI stick that can turn any screen (with HDMI input of course) into your personal computer. It’s manufactured by Asus, runs the Chrome OS and can connect wirelessly with a mouse and keyboard over Bluetooth. We guess you’d be able to use your smartphone as a controller too. Personally I think devices like this have been a long time coming especially with tiny computers like the Rasberry Pi launching back in early 2012. It’s also worth mentioning that Google is not the first foot in the door; we recently featured the Intel Compute HDMI stick that packs […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Robotic Ants Could Be The Future Workforce

A German company has just developed “robot ants” that could possibly transform the future of manual labor, showing extremely high efficiency in factories. Their invention, called BionicANT – which stands for Bionic Autonomous Networking Technologies, is manufactured through 3D printing. The robot is about the size of an adult hand and works imitating the cooperative behavior of the real insect. The ultimate goal of the project is the creation of intelligent components that can work efficiently in factories in the near future, as they adapt to different production needs. Developed by Festo, a German engineering company, these artificial ants are able to […]

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 […]