All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Smart Devices’

Smart Thermostat Market Set to Take Off

As the Google Glass and the new smart watches appearing this fall demonstrate, tech geeks will soon be wearing their computers. Beyond that, the future of the internet-of-things promises to connect nearly every device people might use on a daily basis. This sort of technology will start with devices that could obviously use automation, such as cars or thermostats. Such …

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Google Glass Patent Shows How It Could Be Used To Control Appliances

The smart home is still a few years away as companies are now just dabbling in the idea of a smart fridge or a smart washing machine. Even so, Google is preparing for this future if its latest Glass patent application is any indication. In a patent filed on September 21, 2011, Google outlines how Glass could be used to …

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This Smart Trash Can Makes Sure You Never Miss A Basket Again

There’s something inherently fun about trying to throw wads of paper into a trash can from across the room. As kids, we held impromptu trash basketball tournaments to see who was the true master of trashketball. Now one Japanese inventor wants to take all the skill and challenge out of the revered “sport.” At the most recent Japan Media Arts …

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Nokia Q1 2012 Financials Reveal a $1.7 Billion Loss

Nokia reports a loss of $1.7 billion for the first quarter of 2012. Sales at the same time last year reached $13.6 billion, but only achieved $9.7 billion this quarter. Experts don’t expect much of a recovery in the second quarter either. Nokia has struggled with restructuring in several business areas including devices and services, and location and commerce. They …

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