“It’s that time of year again when romance takes over, and you feel compelled to buy that special person in your life something that will warm their heart – or a virtual reality headset. It’s that time of year again when romance takes over, and you feel compelled to buy that special person in your life something that will warm their heart – or a virtual reality headset.”
Sometimes, the best gift is a home cooked meal with your special someone. If you’re not much of a cook, or if you’re eager to try something new, this app features 140 easy-to-follow recipes portioned for two. There’s also a special emphasis on dessert with heart shaped cookies and sweet tarts.
For mason jar enthusiasts and beverage crafters, this infuser is cheap and easy to use. It’s made of a heavyweight, heat-safe glass and features a stainless-steel pouring spout with a snap cap and filtering straw to “ensure an even pour.” It is also clearly marked for measurement in fluid ounces and milliliters to help with filtering and serving. You can buy one at William Sonoma.
The 14 most useless gadgets of all time: nauseating, crappy and downright silly technology, from a phone that does nothing to the Apple Watch
“At the advent of new technology, we are presented with innovative inventions everyday. Gadgets go through rigorous redesigns, torturous testing, dozens of focus groups and endless committees before being sent to million-dollar manufacturing lines. Every so often, humanity encounters groundbreaking gadgets that makes life easier. However, these “so-called” gadgets are mere tech atrocities, ones that you probably shouldn’t buy. We’ve covered useless inventions in the past. This time, we present to you a list of the most useless gadgets- ever.”
All too often the latest gadget is a solution looking for a problem that doesn’t exist. You won’t believe (we still can’t believe) the piece of utter rubbish at number one in our list of the 14 most useless gadgets of all time.
We’ve listed the products in only a rough order (although our #1 most useless product is an absolute belter), and we’ve given each a uselessness score out of 5 in which 1 could be conceivably of some use, and 5 is a chocolate tea pot. And, yes, we are more than happy to say that the Apple Watch makes the list – you are of course entitled to disagree.
Enjoy the list and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Most useless products of all time #14: Gear 2
Face facts Samsung fans. Samsung has a unique way of reacting when a new product category appears (or when Apple hints that it might make a new category device). It floods the market with products of various flavours, sees what works and then concentrates only on the winners. And so it is with smartwatches.
The Gear 2 is a sound piece of engineering, well designed and -built. It offers a decent feature set. But it is close to utterly useless. For one thing it runs the Tizen OS. Nothing intrinsically wrong with that, but now that Samsung has committed to making only Android Wear smartwatches, Tizen is unlikely to gain much in the way of apps or new features.
“Technology and gadgets have been utilised to improve every area of the home, from your lounge to your kitchen. And that includes the bathroom too. The bathroom is the area of the house that constantly need changes because technology advances and all sorts of new gadgets and appliances are offered to the consumers. They are meant to make our lives easier and to offer us more comfort along with other improvements. For the bathroom, the following gadgets could definitely be nice additions. They’re not only useful but also fun and good-looking.”
Of all the rooms in your house, the bathroom probably isn’t top of the priority list for splashing cash on gadgets, seeing as most of your time is probably spent elsewhere unless you are an avid bubble bath fan.
But that’s not to say the bathroom doesn’t have its fair share of exciting gadgets and in fact, it has just as much potential to be as smart as the rest of your home.
There are plenty of devices available now that can turn your bathroom into a clever one. Here are six available smart bathroom gadgets to consider, whether you are installing a new bathroom or upgrading.
“As technology advances, more and more wedding companies are offering drones as part of their photography and video packages. Although adding a drone might be unique – it might also be distracting. Drones for aerial filming and photography are cheaper than a full-scale helicopter, less intrusive, more convenient, fast to set-up, portable, safe. Due to their size, unlike manned aircraft, drones are able to fly in to areas that were once not possible. They can fly from only a few centimetres of the ground to 400 feet in the air as one long continuous shot, whilst panning and framing a chosen subject.”
While some businesses are eager to unleash drones and put them to work, one company wants to leash them up.
The Fotokite Phi is a drone, built by Zürich-based Perspective Robotics, for people who have no interest in actually flying a drone. The Fotokite is a fold-up quad with a GoPro payload that’s tethered to a leash, which makes operating a drone as simple as walking a dog.
Fotokite’s creators have stripped away all the bells and whistles that are usually packed into drones, resulting in a simple-to-use quad. You maneuver the drone with simple hand gestures via the “smart leash.” The leash ensures the drone never flies off where it shouldn’t, and a little tug on the leash is all that’s needed to reel the Fotokite in for a soft landing. If you can fly a kite, you can fly the Fotokite.
“Do you have someone for whom you need a present but would classify as naughty and not nice? Do they have a desire for gadgets to make them feel like James Bond? There are spy gadgets designed to go undetected, products that were once considered science fiction, but can be purchased without needing to be a part of an elite secret service or military branch. Some of these spy gadgets barely squeak by as legal.”
From the wannabe James Bond next door to agents of the CIA and other shadowy government entities, spies of all caliber have a wealth of incredibly stealthy technology to help them listen in on conversations, take covert video, scan faces in crowds, snatch a suspect’s DNA and destroy their own data when compromised. These 11 crazy spy gadgets, from low-tech DIY projects to top-secret experiments, will have you feeling paranoid that somebody – or something – is watching you.
As if roaches, beetles and other creepy-crawlies weren’t already unwelcome in your home, you’ll be even warier of them as they gain disturbing spy capabilities thanks to the latest in cyborg tech. In 2006, Tokyo University researchers created an army of zombie cockroaches that can be directed by remote control; scientists are now taking their work one step further by using the cockroaches’ bodily functions to power the CPUs and radio components of spy devices. Researchers have also been able to create remote-controlled cyborg beetles by attaching computer chips to the brains of the insects, equipping them with cameras and other devices.
Crowds at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be subjected to face-scanning software hidden in the sunglasses of police. The new technology, which consists of a small camera fitted to the glasses, can capture 400 facial images per second and transmit them to a central computer database, which can store up to 13 million faces. Working at a distance of up to 50 meters (164 feet), the devices will help law enforcement identify those involved in brawls and other illegal activity.
“There are many little & tiny jobs, Which we’ve to do manually in our routine life, While we’re so busy, But we want them to do automatically without any tension, So Technology make it possible, As after some years ago, we did not know about many Tech Gadgets, But we’re using as they’re made only for us. No doubt, Technology made our life very easy as we want, So we’re sharing some Best Technology Gadgets in 2015-2016, So that you may Use Technology Gadgets as Gifts to make your life more luxury.”
Notion is a smart intelligence system developed by kick-starter, Which use to detect anything into home & office as; door open or close, water leak, any sound, temperature etc., So you can monitor your home and office using Notion device being detected with your smartphone application. You can buy now at $100/ hub & sensor.
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iPhone 6s review: While Apple’s latest iPhone looks the same, 3D Touch will change how you interact with your iPhone. Plus: iPhone audio reviewed
“As expected, the design of the iPhone 6s is essentially the same as the iPhone 6, but there are a few slight changes, as well as a brand new colour option. It’s pretty difficult to really understand how great this is until you’ve tried it, as it’s all about how it feels to the buyers. It doesn’t just boast impressive new features, the boosted internals provide you with a much faster iPhone than you’re used to, and tasks that would take seconds on our iPhone 6 Plus took a split second on the iPhone 6s.”
The iPhone 6s is on sale in the UK, and we’ve spent a lot of time with the smartphone to bring you our review, discussing the new 3D Touch features, the Rose Gold model, Live Photos and more.
iPhone 6s review: 3D Touch, Live Photos & more
The highly-anticipated iPhone 6s was announced alongside the iPad Pro, iPad mini 4 and Apple TV at a special event hosted by Apple back in September 2015. Apple’s iPhone 6s was promised to be faster than its predecessor whilst boasting a feature that Apple compares to the introduction of multi-touch (the technology responsible for the touchscreen mobile boom), called 3D Touch. But does Apple succeed in creating a new type of interaction that we’ll be seeing on other smartphones in coming years? Or has it fallen flat on its face? Find out in our review.
“Technology has brought about a revolution in all the aspects of our lives. Today, with the help of technology, we do not only accomplish what seems to be impossible even a few decades ago, it has also helped us add new dimensions to our lives. There are some of the numerous electronic gadgets available which have proved to be worthy of having. Teenagers these days are far more advanced and they want be done quickly and easily. These tech gadgets would certainly help them accomplish their goals much more effectively and efficiently.”
Teenagers may be uncommunicative, distant and difficult, but there’s one language they universally understand and appreciate: technology.
So when it comes to buying Christmas gifts to make teens happy (at least temporarily), you can’t go wrong with gadgets.
Whether your teen is selfie-obsessed, a phone addict, a music lover, into computers, programming and robots or simply likes to tinker, there’s a tech gift out there for them.
While tried-and-tested Christmas gift staples like portable speakers and a tough-to-trash digital camera are always a good bet, there are also a bevy of tech gifts that encourage teens to be inventive and analytical. If creating DIY gadgets like gaming devices and learning to code them and make up new games sounds like your teen’s dream, check out Technology Will Save Us for a great range of make-’em-yourself gadgets for kids and teens of all ages.
“Keeping a pet healthy and happy used to involve nothing more than quality food, regular vet checks and attention. Pet ownership has become a lot techier. All kinds of gadgets are invented and improved upon these days to increase the quality of life and your relationship with your pets. Some gadgets for pets are fairly practical, tracking their location or the amount of exercise they get every day, while others veer into the absurd, like stair lifts for fat dogs or devices that tweet their activities.”
No matter how rough times get economically, we still love to pamper our pets.
Americans spent more than $61.4 billion on their pets in 2011 (the most recent figures available), according to a report by the U.S. Department of Labor. The average household spent more than $500 (beyond the typical amount for alcohol and men’s clothing). And tech companies are looking to get a slice of that pie.
As the wearable revolution spreads in the two-legged world, a segment of the market is focusing on our four-legged friends. And other gadget makers are turning their attentions there as well. Whether pet owners will respond remains to be seen, but they’re certainly not wanting for options. Here are some of the high-tech toys available to pet owners.
“While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they’re still limited by power. The battery hasn’t advanced in decades. But we’re on the verge of a power revolution. Big technology companies, and now car companies that are making electric vehicles, are all too aware of the limitations of current lithium-ion batteries. While chips and operating systems are becoming more efficient to save power we’re still only look at a day or two of use on a smartphone before having to recharge. That’s why universities are getting involved.”
Batteries continue to be the bane of mobile devices, but research done at Northwestern University could change that, with longer-lasting batteries that charge in minutes, not hours. The new science shouldn’t increase the size of batteries but instead modifies the chemical reaction that takes place inside lithium-ion power packs, allowing for 10 times the capacity, says PC Mag. Don’t run out to the store looking for these batteries just yet, though: They are not expected to hit the market for three to five years.
According to Northwestern’s Professor Harold Kung, the longer-lasting batteries take advantage of two new processes. First, the number of lithium-ion atoms in the battery’s electrode are boosted by using silicon in place of carbon between sheets of graphene in the battery. It sounds complicated, but the gist is this: Silicon works 24 times more efficiently with lithium ions compared to carbon, which is used in traditional batteries.