The love for your mobile device may not have been the first, but it is definitely one of the greatest. I got my first mobile in ninth grade, my first year at a posh international school that I both loved and hated. It allowed me to communicate with my best friends, speak on the phone ’till dawn with my crush (who then dumped me without a word) and be found by anyone and everyone who had my number.
How flexible and open are you when it comes to committing to something, say, tomorrow? Do you like having a week before an appointment, or are you ready to say ‘yes’ the second that you’re asked to pack your bag and go? If an adventure came up right now, would you agree to embark on it? Admit it already, you, like many of us, love your freedom. And why on earth shouldn’t you?
Beddit is absolutely the easiest way to track your health and sleeping patterns. All you have to do is sleep. Just put the tiny sensor strips under your sheets and wake to a full health report detailing your sleep quality, heart rate, breathing rhythm, movement, sleep stages, snoring, and the sleeping environment quality. All this can […]
Lighting is essential to our mood and body rhythms. So why not have a little fun with it? Thanks to Hue, an innovative wireless lighting system, you can set a timer and wake to a sunrise simulation in your bedroom. Or perhaps you have a favorite photo from that perfect vacation last summer. Just drag it […]
Everyone loves vinyl right now, but not everyone can just throw one on a handy turn-table. Let’s face it, most offices don’t really have that kind of vintage tech anymore. But that didn’t stop German dance label Kontor Records from mailing out some super sweet, orange vinyl LPs to their target agencies.
With all the things smartphones are capable of, it’s not surprising that now they can control your light decorations. Lumenplay is iPhone-controlled colour-changing LED lights that can be customized to suit any occasion. The lights are energy efficient, long lasting, interactive, and simple to use. You can customize the colours of the lights, sync them […]
Not sure what exactly to make of this invention by DIY company Backyard Brains yet, but it sure is fascinating. Basically, these guys have built a mini-backpack for cockroaches which, when donned after an anesthetized surgical procedure that involves placing wires inside their antenna, allows you to control their movements from your smartphone.
‘I’m fine to drive’. Yeah, we’ve all hear that one before. The unfortunate reality about being drunk is that you tend to have impaired judgement, which means you’re likely to make a poor call when it comes to knowing if you’re safe to drive or not. But thanks to the first ever smartphone breathalyzer, you can check your BAC with the same accuracy of a police breathalyzer.
Now this is what we call a smart idea: the SmartWallit is an anti-lost accessory that connects with any smartphone with Bluetooth 4.0 or BLE (think iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 or Android). All you have to do is strap on the super-thin anti-lost device to any object you like — such as your wallet — […]
We’ve seen an iPhone case that gives your phone an E-ink screen on the back, but what about an E-ink smartphone? This device could cost as much as a ‘dumbphone’, but with all the capabilities of a 3G smartphone. There are definite pros to this gadget; one being price and the other being battery life. […]
Would you use a see-through smartphone? A company in Taiwan is now developing one such game-changer to rival every other smartphone in the market. The prototype comes with a power glass to run the phone and looks pretty nifty too. Does this mean mobile augmented reality can now move on to another level? Now, if only the micro SD card that comes with it can be see-through too…
Romo is the first smartphone robot for everyone. It combines your smartphone with a super cool robotic base. Romo smiles at you, he sees you, delivers coffee, and has a great personality, among other many things. A pet, a toy, or a robotic avatar? He’s all in one. So cute, I want one. Now!
We’ve all experienced it. Being stuck in a confined space while having someone’s loud phone conversation forced upon you, or that person who constantly has to check their phone while you’re at dinner, or maybe even that person who has to Instagram everything they see. Yeah, you know what we’re talking about. And luckily, Ted Slampyack from Art of Manliness feels our pain, because he made a series of retro-style posters warning against bad smartphone etiquette.
Who amongst you is still shooting analog photos or have heaps of film lying around at home? The Lomography Society has invented the Smartphone Film Scanner to scan, edit, print and share all 35mm films. It fits into any rucksack and comes with a specific smartphone app to edit the photos on the go. That sounds like a must-have tool for analog junkies who enjoy living in the 21st century.