After writing a post on the history of the light bulb and GE’s new smart bulb, I pondered the evolution of other everyday inventions. As I was leaving my office yesterday I began to daydream asking myself, “What is an invention that has an impact on my daily life?” Suddenly, a bell dinged and an automated voice announced, “First […]
Writer: Laura Medcalf The search engine giant Google has been working on wearable technology for quite some time now. From their smartwatches to Google Glass, their mission of making technology as portable as possible is becoming very evident. The mission will become even clearer with Google’s idea of smart contact lenses. A new patent application details how […]
Anna Leung demonstrates some helpful hand gestures available on the iPad.
Over the past hundred years, humans have grown increasingly dependent on electricity; we use it to cook, clean, entertain and even see. Prior to the invention of the light bulb, individuals would use candles and oil lamps in order to light up their environment. In the late 1800s, Thomas Edison introduced the world to the first successful light bulb, ultimately impacting […]
Quirky, the company that delivered products such as Aros (the smart A/C), the Egg Minder and the Pivot Power Strip, is looking to expand its smart home efforts with its new Wink Hub which was released this Monday, July 7th. Many devices are able to connect to one another via Wi-Fi, but some devices require […]
There are several smart appliances available on the market today which can be operated through your smartphone, and such devices have indubitably increased accessibility for individuals with disabilities in a myriad of ways. However, many of these products remain terrifically expensive making them less attainable to the average consumer. The Quirky + GE Aros Smart Air Conditioner offers […]