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.
Social Gaming Network (SGN) and Fox Digital Entertainment teamed up for the recent release of a new game called The Book of Life: Sugar Smash. The game is based on Fox Digital Entertainment’s new computer animated film, The Book of Life, and launched for the iOS with an Android and Facebook version in the works.
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.
This year marked the 10th anniversary of the annual Clinton Global Initiative founded by former president, Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The event, held in New York City, gathered in a plethora of world leaders, corporate executives and philanthropists. This year’s theme is “Re-imagining Impact,” which Hillary Clinton suggests, “requires leaders who will re-imagine and who will be unafraid to do so and ask themselves, beginning with themselves, hard questions. “
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.