Sometimes it feels as if there is nothing new under the sun, and then something like the PomPom Mirror happens. This is a mirror made of cream-colored and black handfuls of fur, and it uses the contrasting colors to reflect the people and objects that stand before it (in silhouette form, that is).
If we were rich, we'd pay gourmet bakerRichard Bertinetto rouse us every day with thescentof his freshly baked bread. Unfortunately, we're not, which is why SensorWake'ssmell-basedalarm clock is such an exciting prospect.
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Recently I tried out Moov's personal-fitness device , a wearable that offers workout data and virtual coaching in real time via updates using a smartphone screen and audio feedback. Moov raised a ton of cash last year through crowd-funding, and this week it is rolling out its first cycling app , which is what I used the Moov for.
The great thing about asmartphone-connected doorbellis that you're able to see and talk to the people standing on your porch. Never again will you miss the UPS courier because they've turned up just as you've settled down in the restroom. The downside, of course, is that only people whose mobile device is in their pocket will be alerted to the visitor.
The common objection to using your phone for purchases is that any sufficiently-motivated criminal could lop off yourthumband go on a spending spree. That's one of the reasons why Japanese carrierNTT DoCoMoandFujitsuhave teamed up to unveil the Arrows NX F-04G.
High school is teenage tribalism, which is why the Lip Service kids aren't going to hang with the Forever 21 set in the lunch hall. Now, however,Hot Topichas realized that it's got plenty in common withThinkGeek, and has decided to swallow the niche retailer in a deal worth $122 million.
If your social media startup uses Twitter as a link to the people, then you run the risk of getting yourlifeline cut offshould you get too popular. After all, Twitter tried to crowdInstagram outwithTwitter Video,Picture SharingandVine, and the social network is now trying to supplant Meerkat withPeriscope.