Internet of Things – Arduino, Fitbark, Smart Food Scale, Lumu: Digital Lightmeter, Connected Kitchen, Google Glass

From TopicMinder Alerts on IOT (Internet of Things):

  1. An Arduino-based robot for people who don’t know how to build robots

    Sparki the robot. Isn’t it adorable? ArcBotics There are plenty of Arduino-based robots in the world, but actually building one is a bit tough if you’re not familiar with Arduino programming. But a company called ArcBotics has created an Arduino-based robot called “Sparki” that can be used—and programmed—by anyone. You …

  2. Track your Dog’s Activity Levels with FitBark

    Keeping track of personal fitness goals is hard enough for humans, but what about a dog’s activity levels? The creators of FitBark want to help pet owners ensure their dogs are living life to the fullest and keeping active by creating a Bluetooth-enabled device that attaches to a dog’s collar. …

  3. Chef Sleeve Smart Food Scale to Make Calorie Counting Easier

    Counting calories and keeping track of the nutritional value of food consumed isn’t easy; programs exists to help dieters and health conscious individuals out, but there is no exact science for the average person to calculate the nutritional value of specific food items. That may change with the Chef Sleeve …

  4. Lumu Is A Digital Light Meter For Photographers That Plugs Into Your iPhone & Tells You What Camera Settings To Use

    Meet Lumu: a digital light meter for photographers that plugs into the iPhone’s headphone jack as a smaller and smarter replacement for traditional analogue light meters. It’s used in conjunction with Lumu’s app — being demoed in prototype here at hardware alley at Disrupt NY – to help photographers figure …

  5. Connected Kitchen Scale From Chef Sleeve Tracks Your Nutrition Bite-By-Bite

    Chef Sleeve has been selling its iPad-protecting plastic sleeves since 2011 to keep kitchen gunk off the iPad you’re using while you cook. They also make a dishwasher-safe, non-porous chopping board with a built in iPad stand (below right), and a smaller stand in the same recycled paper composite finish. …

  6. Tiptop Speakers Launches On Kickstarter To Take Advantage Of Your Room’s Natural Acoustics

    Look over to one of the upper corners of the room you’re in. What’s there? If you’re like me, probably nothing. Three Stanford product design majors are building a speaker to take advantage of the wasted space and natural acoustics of the corners of your room. The Tiptop speaker is …

  7. Guys Like This Could Kill Google Glass Before It Ever Gets Off the Ground

    The Segway. The Bluetooth headset. The pocket protector. What do these three technologies have in common? They all pretty much work as promised. They all seem like good ideas on paper. And they’re all too dorky to live.

  8. LG Optimus G2 possibly spotted, draws closer

    It’s been a few months now since we were treated to the LG Optimus G and the company has rightly begun taking a larger slice of the smartphone market with the likes of the Nexus 4 available as well. More recently thoughts have been turning to the LG Optimus G2 …

  9. In Depth: Google Glass review roundup

    Some think it’s the future of tech. Others think it’s something we should fear. And still others reckon it’ll make you look like a dork. It’s Google Glass , and now it’s been tested by real people. OK Glass, let’s discover the truth! What is the Google Glass screen like? …

  10. Cool Stuff Found: Automatic Pairs Your Car & iPhone with OnStar-like Features

    Regret not ponying up for that OnStar subscription for your last car? A startup called Automatic promises to provide most of those features (and a few extra) with an iPhone app and a hardware dongle that plugs into your car’s data port. The device performs diagnostics, lets you turn off …


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