If You Can Turn a Screw, You Can Install These Networked Motion-Sensing Nightlights

Six years ago, SnapPower introduced its original Guidelight which cleverly turned plastic outlet covers into LED nightlights without requiring any wiring. A few iterations later, the company’s new ConnectLight introduces motion sensing and wireless connectivity that can be installed without an electrician, or even a…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Safety, Tech, Kickstarter, Night Light, Consumer Tech, SnapPower, Connectlight

The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box makes any home theater a bit more theatrical

Philips has steadily expanded its Hue line of smart lighting products to cover the entire home, inside and out. But while the ability to remotely control your lighting, including adjusting color, intensity and brightness is great, one of its more recent products focuses more on how to turn all those connected lights into a dynamic, at-home interactive entertainment experience. The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is a relatively simple device that sits between your video sources, including thin...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Electronics, Tech, Apple TV, Netflix, Input Devices, Roku, Oled, Philips, Philips Hue, Hdmi, Dolby Atmos

The Oura Ring is the personal health tracking device to beat in 2020

The Oura Ring has been getting a lot of attention lately because of its role in a number of COVID-19 studies, as well as its adoption by both the NBA and WNBA as a potential tool for helping prevent any outbreaks of the novel coronavirus as those two leagues get back to a regular schedule of play. Oura has released multiple generations of the Ring, which is a health and fitness tracker that reports a range of data, and I’ve spent the past month using one to see what all the fuss is about. The b...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Bluetooth, Wearable, Activity Tracker, Smartphone, Balance, Smartwatches, Heritage, Nba

Google’s Lookout app for vision-impaired now scans food labels and long documents

Google has updated its Lookout app, an AI toolkit for people with impaired vision, with two helpful new capabilities: scanning long documents and reading out food labels. Paper forms and similarly-shaped products at the store present a challenge for blind folks and this ought to make things easier. Food labels, if you think about it, are actually a pretty difficult problem for a computer vision system to solve. They’re designed to be attention-grabbing and distinctive, but not necessarily hig...
Tags: Google, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Disabilities, Google Lookout

Zin Boats reinvents the electric speedboat in a bid to become the Tesla of the sea

The automotive industry is knee deep in the vast transition to electric, but one place where gas is still going strong is out on the water. Seattle startup Zin Boats wants to start what you might call a sea change by showing, as Tesla did with cars, that an electric boat can be not just better for the planet, but better in almost every other way as well. With a minimalist design like a silver bullet, built almost entirely from carbon fiber, the 20-foot Z2R is less than half the weight of compara...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Transportation, Europe, Hardware, Montana, Tech, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Jesus, Bmw, North America, Seattle, Duffy, Monte Carlo

This Case Gives Your Phone Robotic Legs So It Can Crawl to a Wireless Charging Pad

By now our brains are all wired with smartphone battery anxiety, and panic starts to set in when power drops below 50%. In one of the more bizarre ways to keep those stresses at bay, a team of researchers have developed a new smartphone case with a set of tiny robotic legs that allow a phone to crawl to a wireless…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Research, Smartphones, Cases, Robots, Seoul National University, Casecrawler

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