This category award will soon seem quaint as most everything we own will be networked and communicating to us in some form. Until that time comes here is a list of products that are currently making their way into consumer's hands.
Rymble is a decorative object connected to Internet social networks, merging the real and the virtual worlds. It is a “social compass” that, instead of pointing to the north, moves in different directions as news and alerts happen in the user’s social network, in the web page of a company, artist, sports team or any other subject.
The web connected smelly robot....Convert notifications into smell. Olly takes services on the Internet and delivers their pings as smell. Whether it’s tweets, a like on Instagram, or just your train running late, Olly will be sure to let your nose know about it.
Nest turns itself down when you’re away, optimizes itself based on what kind of system you have, gives you a detailed Energy History and monthly Energy Report and can be controlled from anywhere over Wi-Fi by a smartphone, tablet or computer.
"Little Printer lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from your friends. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper."
Botanicalls Kits let plants reach out for human help! They offer a connection to your leafy pal via online Twitter status updates to your mobile phone. When your plant needs water, it will post to let you know, and send its thanks when you show it love.
Sifteo Cubes are classic play, made interactive. This award-winning, tactile entertainment system is unlike any game platform you've ever tried, yet you’ll be hooked in seconds.
Twine is the simplest way to get the objects in your life texting, tweeting or emailing. Focus on your idea instead of installation or technical stuff. A durable 2.7" square provides WiFi, internal and external sensors, and two AAA batteries that last for months. A simple web app lets you give Twine human-friendly rules — no programming needed.
"PLAY REAL LIFE: Wireless sensors automatically measure fun things you do in the real world......How it Works- The sensors are wireless and have a battery inside which lasts a year. Each one measures a different thing you do, but they all communicate with the same egg-sized base-station. Just stick to items like pet food scoops, frisbees, and water bottles."
Get high-accuracy weight and body fat measurements, as well as your Body Mass Index. Pick the right body type to optimize the fat mass measurement — if you exercise vigorously on a regular basis, switch to "Athlete mode".
Karotz is an interactive multimedia lifestyle companion. Its a SMART RABBIT!
"A New Way To Play......Play in the real world, control it from your smartphone. Your experience changes with every new game app you download."
You can remote start or lock and unlock your car just by pushing a button on your smart phone. The system communicates over the GSM/GPRS network.
Wrap the Blood Pressure Monitor around your arm at the end of the measurement, the full results, including the systolic, diastolic blood pressure and BPM, are saved on your iOS device. These results can then be email to your doctor, or automatically synched with you favorite personal health records.
AlertMe was founded in 2006 and provides a scalable, resilient and interoperable platform to connect an ecosystem of devices and appliances in the home. It provides an end to end service (from device integration to platform, data analytics and user experience) that goes beyond point solutions, allowing devices and applications to work together seamlessly.
Using 802.15.4 and currently available only for the Iphone comes the BiKN tag which is about the size of an electronic-car key fob and you can use to attach the tag to any object, including car keys, the family pet, or any of your other valuables. The case and corresponding app allows you to track down and monitor any of the tagged objects.
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