Tapia robot claims to understand how you are feeling

by Edwin - on August 27, 2016

Can robots eventually end up as our mates one day? Who knows, and that is one particular topic that has been approached many times in science fiction endeavors, be it in print or on the silver screen. Until that fateful day arrives, however, plenty of work needs to be done — including making sure that robots of today are able to figure out human emotions. Now that is certainly a big ask by any measure, taking into consideration how men and women have not completely understood each other until today, so what more a robot? Never mind that, as Tapia the robot has adopted Smartmedical’s Empath, a vocal emotion recognition technology that is used in a range of business fields such as mental health, call centers, and entertainment, allowing to a certain degree, Tapia to be able to understand human emotion via dialogue with users — including joy, calm, sorrow, anger, and vigor.

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SAY wearables integrates social media in wearable tech

by Edwin - on August 27, 2016

say-wearablesWhen it comes to wearable technology, there are many different kinds of modules and functions that are in the market. Fitness wearable sensors happen to be extremely popular as they keep track of your movement and number of calories burned throughout the day, but how about bringing together the wonders of social media and wearable technology? This is what SAY is all about, touted to be the world’s first wearable social media platform. SAY intends to appeal to a new generation of consumers who are on the lookout to to express themselves outwardly and engage the world around them.

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Sony XAV-AX100 in-car audio system has plenty of smartphone connectivity

by Edwin - on August 27, 2016

sony-xav-ax100Music is definitely something that inspires us, and it can lift us up whenever we are feeling down or defeated. Of course, some music are more soothing than other genres, and if you happen to do a whole lot of driving every single day, it would be best if your vehicle could be equipped with a decent sound system so that you can soothe away the rough edges of potential road rage situations with a hint of Bach or Mozart, or even Taylor Swift. Sony intends to bring smartphone connectivity to the driver’s seat with the new Sony XAV-AX100 in-car audio system.

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Kasa Smart Light Bulbs are a bright idea

by Edwin - on August 27, 2016

kasa-smart-bulbLight bulbs have more or less remained the same since they were invented by Thomas Alva Edison, although we do admit that there has been vast improvements over the years in terms of the lifespan of a light bulb as well as its brightness and energy efficiency. While smart light bulbs are nothing new at all, you might want to check out the collection of Kasa Smart Light Bulbs that arrives in single and bayonet caps, depending on the needs around your home.

With the Kasa Smart Light Bulbs, you will be able to instantly control your lighting environment via your smartphone. It is also something that will open up the door to an affordable foray where the bright new world of smart lighting is concerned. Not only that, it is a one time investment that should last till the children are ready to leave the nest, thanks to the low energy, super efficient LED used that boasts of a 15 year life-expectancy. Since it does not come with any kind of hubs or complicated setup, setting up the Kasa Smart Light Bulbs is as easy as plug in and play. Not only that, it comes with the ability to auto-dial down the lights at night time, and being able to choose from more than 16 million colors is another advantage for you to create moods with it.

The Zip N Store – don’t forget what’s in the fridge

by Caitlyn - on August 26, 2016

Zip N Store

How many times have you forgotten about food that got shoved in the back of the fridge, found it rotten, and had to throw it away? There’s something to be said for keeping organized, but finding the proper system for how you’re currently handling your storage can be difficult. Should you happen to love Ziploc bags, then you know the trials and tribulations that come with using bags that can easily go unseen around Tupperware and other foodstuffs.

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The Kobo Aura is waterproof and ready for reading in the tub

by Caitlyn - on August 26, 2016

Kubo Aura

Sometimes sitting down with a good book is all we need to relax. Of course, to get the most out of your relaxation time you want to combine as many relaxing things as possible. Taking a hot bath with chamomile tea in addition to your book is bound to do some good in restoring a bit of your sanity. Of course, many people use eReaders anymore, so if you don’t want to bring it along in the water without having to buy a new one, you might be in the market for some better options.

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Whyd delivers first wireless intelligent home speaker

by Edwin - on August 26, 2016

whyd-speakerSpeakers are dime a dozen out there, so when it comes to making a choice, you can be hard pressed when presented with a myriad of options. After all, you might also want to take into consideration the likes of wireless capability in a pair of speakers just for aesthetics or practical purposes’ sake. Whyd has come up with its wireless intelligent home speaker that will boast of a premium design, delivering high quality sound as well as voice control to the masses.

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Satechi Wireless Charging Pad makes charging a snap

by Edwin - on August 26, 2016

satechi-qi-wireless-chargerWhen it comes to charging up your mobile devices, most of us would find it rather tiresome after a while to figure out just which particular charger is meant for which specific device. After all, there are different voltages and colors, but most of the time, we tend to fall back on the humble microUSB port charger and its cable to get the job done where smartphones and tablets as well as car DVRs are concerned. Having said that, the advancement of wireless technology is not all that far away, although the idea is certainly plodding on a whole lot slower than its advocates would like. Qi wireless charging technology has been around for some time, and Satechi intends to make it sexy and convenient with the introduction of its Satechi Wireless Charging Pad.

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