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Japan’s latest home robot isn’t useful — it’s designed to be loved

December 24th, 2018 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

A pair of Lovot robots at their unveiling this week. Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images It’s not been a great year for home robots, with two high-profile projects — Jibo and Kuri — shuttering operations. But a new competitor from Japan is entering the market with a different approach. Lovot, created by Kaname Hayashi, a […]



This $1,500 mirror streams live fitness classes to compete with Peloton and ClassPass

December 8th, 2018 at 2:08 am » Comments Off

Another at-home fitness company is making its debut today. Mirror is coming out of stealth mode with the introduction of its eponymous device. It’s a mirror atop a 40-inch, 1080p vertical display that plays live or prerecorded fitness classes. The idea is that you can stand in front of the mirror, follow a trainer’s instructions […]



Natural gas firms have a proposal to convert home heating to hydrogen

December 7th, 2018 at 1:18 am » Comments Off

Three companies want to test out a pilot project in Northern England by 2028. Three natural gas distributors issued a report this week detailing plans to convert the UK’s residential gas system to a hydrogen delivery system. UK firms Northern Gas Networks and Cadent, as well as Norwegian gas firm Equinor, wrote that the proposal […]



Naked 3d body scanner is like a wellness center at home

November 24th, 2018 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

The full-body scanner helps you keep tabs on your body’s fat composition without visiting a wellness coach. In recent years, health and wellness has become increasingly connected to technology, with a bevy of health-forward products entering the market. These devices include everything from smart watches that do double duty as fitness and heart rate monitors […]



This LED faucet light changes color based on water temperature and it’s my new favorite thing

November 20th, 2018 at 1:12 pm » Comments Off

Sometimes the simplest little gadgets can be so cool, and that’s exactly the case with the DLAND RC-F03 Colorful LED Water Faucet Attachment. This little device screws into any standard tap in your sink and water flows through it normally. But here’s the cool part: it has different color LEDs inside that automatically turn on […]



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