Gadgets

The smart home may be angling for the mainstream, but right now it’s stuck swimming in a niche. Turning lights on automatically and setting thermostats from a smartphone is the stuff geeks revel in now, but for the smart home to reach flooding point, it must transform, not augment, the domestic realm — and it needs to start in the kitchen.

Google Glass started a revolution for wearable devices. Before all the hype for different fitness bands, smart watches and other wearables today, Google Glass jumpstarted today’s wave of wearable technology. No other company competes with Google Glass on the augmented reality (AR) market, but there are plenty of startups looking to take a bite at the market. Optinvent is one of the startups looking to compete and started a Kickstarter campaign to make the ORA Smart Glass into a reality.

Streaming video is at an interesting crossroads right now. A generation of content creators raised on YouTube is transitioning to the more social live video experience, exponentially growing the entire streaming industry and building billion dollar streaming platforms. But the technology to support this exploding industry has taken baby steps to better production, and the learning curve for professional live productions is steeper than most YouTubers can handle.

I’m normally an organized person, but sometimes I can be a bit forgetful. For example, my keys become invisible when I most need it and my phone tends to hide in crevices I never knew existed in my home. I can’t always keep track of all the little things, but a simple solution may help my memory now. Tintag created a simple Bluetooth device to help me (and others) to keep track of our valuables.

Since the day I got the Samsung Gear Live, I was in love with the thing. Like anything for the first generation or two of a Google product, you are basically paying them to be a beta tester. And I am totally fine with this.

Smartwatches. Galaxy Gear. iWatch.

Name it, and it’s all over the headlines these days. In the tech world, the hype is on these wearable tech timepieces that function more than just telling the time. Think of having a condensed smartphone right on your wrist, having additional functions such as being able to provide weather information, messaging notifications, and other key functionalities that are unique to each brands.

Everything is getting “smart” these days. Basically every device you can think of out there can be connected to the web, stream music and play back videos, serve as a means of communication, etc… To that end, we’re now in a time when those same devices are being developed to become, well, smarter and take on tasks that were once only perceived to be the things of science fiction novels and movies. Case in point: The ability to use voice authentication technology in our homes.

If there’s one important thing I’ve learned after going on several business (and family) trips in my young adulthood, particularly the ones overseas, it’s the following: there are some devices that I really just needed during our trip. Of course, there are items that are more obvious that you already have with you, such as your laptop, tablet, and anything remotely related to working while on the road. But you knew that already.

V.360 ability to shoot at a 360-degree view what makes this camera unique. Both photographers and videographers can only capture what they see in front of them. Compiling and stitching images together to make a panoramic image can take time, but with the V.360, that’s all in the past.

There are a multitude of wearable devices on the market. Health trackers, location devices, smartwatches, etc., etc. However, many of these devices are made for individuals and nothing stands out as a family device. Sync Smartband wants to add another device to the wearable market, but with an emphasis on family, safety, and health.