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Behold The Self-Pushing Stroller. What Could Go Wrong?
The Smartbe stroller, a hands-free baby carrier that uses motion tracking, is activated via a smartphone app and follows mom and dad along as they run or walk. The stroller can move uphill or while you’re shopping or running. The device comes equipped with lots of other nifty features — like a radio, battery charger and bottle warmer. If the … Read More
The Soloshot Is A Robotic Cameraman For Your Video Selfies
Film yourself with SOLOSHOT, the Robot Cameraman. You wear the Tag, and the Base automatically pans, tilts & zooms to keep you in the camera’s shot up to 2,000 ft. away for over 3 hours. No line of sight required. SOLOSHOT 2 (SS2) is essentially a two-part system that starts at $400. On the camera end is a motorized two-axis … Read More
With CES (Consumer Electronics Show) opening today, here is a list of 17 gadget hits and flops over the years.
Hits include VCRs (1970), Camcorders and CDs (1980) and HDTV (1998). Flops include Mini Disks (1993), Motorola Zoom (2011) and Windows Vista (2007). VCR (1970): Hit! The Consumer Electronics Show traces its route back to 1967 but it didn’t really hit the map until 1970, when Phillips unveiled its Video Cassette Recorder. VCRs had been around at exorbitant prices but … Read More
Get ready for robot farmers.
Mention robotics in agriculture and people think it’s R2D2 and C3PO going into the field. But that isn’t quite what they do. On most lettuce farms, workers weave between rows to cull extra heads of lettuce crowding out the healthiest plants. The practice, called thinning, is labor-intensive and a labor shortage has made it difficult to find workers for the … Read More
The Sproutling Is Like Fitbit for Your Baby—But Better
A new baby monitor for parents promises to take the anxiety out of naptime. At first glance, the Sproutling Baby Monitor looks a little like a high-tech house-arrest anklet. It promises to do so many things that it begs the question: Do parents really need to monitor 16 variables and vitals every time they put the baby down for a … Read More
AT&T and DirecTV's $49 billion merger could affect your NFL Sunday Ticket
According to AT&T’s filing with the SEC, if DirecTV doesn’t renew “NFL Sunday Ticket” then AT&T may choose “not to consummate the Merger.” DirecTV’s exclusive rights to carry out-of-network pro football games on TV expires at the end of the forthcoming NFL season. But a bigger AT&T will likely come with both pros and cons for customers. With DirecTV’s satellites … Read More