Imagine being able to control things in your house remotely, right from an app on your iPhone, such as turning on or off the lights or air conditioner. Imagine being able to be notified immediately if your pipes burst and your house is flooding, or if your dog escapes from the backyard.
If this Kickstarter project gets funded (and it looks like it’s well on its way), in the future we could monitor, automate, and control a variety of different things in our house with just a couple of taps on our phone’s screen.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Augmented reality devices and applications are starting to come into actual reality, and the latest idea is for a device worn on the finger, capable of conveying information about the world around us with both visual and audio clues. First came Google Glasses, then a hint that Apple is developing video glasses, and now a project from MIT promises to bring augmented reality to the visually impaired with a virtual assistant in a ring.
Paths to the Future
This week, TreeHugger showcased some amazing transit maps that used ride time as a scale. The result is an unusual twist on the usual branching maps.