These colourful stickers might not look like much, but this is the digital age, and with the digital age comes smart technology. They’re known as Estimote Beacons and these 3mm-thick stickers help apps see through their surroundings via motion and temperature sensors that communicate with nearby devices, all through Bluetooth. So how could they be used?
Let’s face it, some of our pets are absolutely useless. When was the last time they actually earned their keep around the house? Pet-Fi (which sounds suspiciously like a joke and might just be one) is apparently the ‘world’s first pet-powered mobile broadband solution’ that puts your pet’s, er, roaming capabilities to good use. All […]
Minneapolis-based Spark Devices, a team of engineers, designers and makers, have been working on the Spark Core, an open source Arduino-compatible device that connects the Internet to any hardware using Wifi. It’s a little board that looks more like a bug than the powerhouse it is: it has a 72 MHz ARM Cortex M3, a […]
Next time you pick up a Forbes magazine, check to see if it’s got free wifi. Yes, that’s right, Microsoft is giving out free wifi in a select number of Forbes magazines. The magazine is equipped with free wifi for fifteen days, and up to five devices can connect at a time. The magazine router […]
Talk about roving wifi hotspots. At Kfar Kedem, a historical theme park in Israel, you can get wifi for your connection-starved devices on — of all places — a donkey. There are 30 donkeys at the attraction, of which five now carry wifi routers wherever they go so that park visitors can tweet, post Facebook […]