China will host the World Economic Forum’s annual June meeting, often called Summer Davos on June 27 – 29 2017

China will host the World Economic Forum's annual June meeting, often called Summer Davos on June 27 - 29 2017. The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the international organization for public-private cooperation. Hundreds of business and research leaders are gathering in the Chinese city of Tianjin for the annual World Economic Forum. Innovation is in the spotlight for the current 'Summer Davos'. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foun...
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CES Asia 2017 in China from June 13-15

CES Asia 2017 will be packed with the latest and most exciting innovations across the full spectrum of consumer technology. Now in its third year, CES Asia 2017 is expected to surpass previous years with a projected 450 exhibiting companies crossing a show floor of 40,000 gross square meters, covering five halls of exhibit space. Exhibitors from 22 countries, regions and territories will feature products in 19 categories including artificial intelligence (AI), vehicle technology and virtual real...
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NASA design auto recycle water space shower developed by Swedish company Mehrdad Mahdjoubi

Swedish industrial designer Mehrdad Mahdjoubi took inspiration from Nasa to create a filtered sustainable-use shower.   The Space Foundation's international Space Certification program has added a new technology. ORBITAL SYSTEMS' "Shower of the Future" shares the same water purification technology that NASA uses in space. As one of many components in a larger closed loop system, ORBITAL SYSTEMS has modified and brought forward a new solution that makes the system commercially suitable...
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Honda Miimo is an advanced robotic lawn mower that quietly and efficiently cuts your lawn in all weather conditions

  Honda Miimo is an advanced robotic lawn mower that quietly and efficiently cuts your lawn in all weather conditions. Miimo is the clever robotic lawnmowers range by Honda. Powered by its own batteries, Miimo works autonomously and is capable of recharging itself when needed. It can be programmed to a work to a schedule that suits you. Thanks to its micro-mulching capability, Miimo cuts grass clippings into tiny particles - falling into the grass and acting as a natural fertiliser. W...
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George Mason University has developed fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to extinguish fire

Engineering students Seth Robertson and Viet Tran of George Mason University in Virginia have invented a revolutionary device that uses low-frequency sound waves to extinguish fire instead of water, gas or foam. The young engineers used $600 worth of equipment, including a speaker, amps and a collimeter, to starve the flame of oxygen, thus putting it out. The fire extinguisher uses low frequencies between 30 and 60 hertz ranges to blast the fire, separating oxygen from the fuel. New typ...
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IKEA Home Smart programme

IKEA has introduced smart functionality into its new Trådfri lighting range, as it takes its first major step into the Internet of Things. The range consists of bulbs, LED panels and cabinet doors that can be controlled using a remote or app. Sensors are an optional extra, allowing the lights to switch on and off automatically when someone enters or leaves a room. As well as turning the lights off and on, users can select their optimal brightness and warmth, and using the app, create p...
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GuardPeanut is a Smart Anti-Theft Alarm that watches over your belongings and alerts you if they are moved.

GuardPeanut is a Smart Anti-Theft Alarm that watches over your belongings and alerts you if they are moved. GuardPeanut simply connects to your smartphone using Bluetooth Smart. Using the SensePeanut companion app, you will be alerted when any of your valuables or objects are moved when they shouldn’t be. You can also view an unlimited timeline of the object’s movement history. Simply attach GuardPeanut to the object you want to protect. A bunch of free accessories are in the box such a...
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Smart Cloud is an interactive speaker/lamp that mimics a thunderstorm and also allows streaming music

Smart Cloud is an interactive speaker/lamp designed to mimic a thunderstorm in both sound and light. Functions include; streaming music via bluetooth, music visualization, motion sensing & creating ambient light displays. Acting as both an immersive lightning experience and visual feedback integrated speaker, The Cloud introduces innovative physical computing and interaction design hardware by bringing this technology into the home. The Cloud celebrates collaborative code, free-sharing an...
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Nextgeneration near field audio speakers that Amplifies your device’s sound using magnetic induction and does not need any wires or Bluetooth

Near-field magnetic induction (NFMI) communication systems differ from other wireless communications in that most conventional wireless RF systems use an antenna to generate and transmit a propagated electromagnetic wave. The Boost speaker uses patent pending NearFA™ technology. Simply place a mobile device such as an iPhone™ on top of the Boost speaker and the sound from the internal speaker is magically amplified. Unlike Bluetooth® or WiFi the Boost requires no setup, no installation, and n...
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‘Tapu Tapu ‘ is an IOT device that is being used by Universal’s new Volcano Bay for everything from reserving your place in a virtual queue for the rides to activating special effects throughout the park.

Tapu Tapu devices, a waterproof wristband, will be used at Universal’s new Volcano Bay for everything from reserving your place in a virtual queue for the rides to activating special effects throughout the park. Soak up the sun on Waturi Beach, watch your friends speed through the Ko’okiri Body Plunge in The Reef leisure pool or brave the racing torrent of TeAwa The Fearless River. When it’s time for you to ride, TapuTapu will alert you to head over to the attraction. No carrying tubes, no st...
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Autonomous Tent Cocoon made of steel frames and a fabric shell

legendary architect Harry Gesner has designed a 700-1,000 square foot Autonomous Tent Cocoon made of steel frames and a fabric shell that can handle winds up to 90 miles per hour. Designed to be a permanent structure, the property only takes a few days to raise, requires no foundation or utilities and can be taken down and transported easily. The portable house comes in two sizes — the 700-square-feet cocoon and the 1,000-square-feet tipi. Autonomous Tent Cocoon is designed to be installe...
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Cool Innovative Home Use Products

Clasp and Cook An induction cooker is usually a square and cumbersome object. The Clasp Range is a concept portable stove that is ready for the go. It consists of a ring body and four arms. The four arms are attached on the ring, and when not in use, the stove can be held with one hand. By placing the arms in the shape of a cross, you can easily set up a camp stove. Using a hidden plug, you can easily charge the portable stove via wall socket.       Wall-M...
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LED Solar Power Bricks

  Ideal for outdoor areas, these solar powered bricks are perfect for entryways, carports, ... Working from a solar power source, these lights are easy to install, and once ... Light Source: LED; Material: Glass; Maximum Wattage. The solar powered LED light have 7 colors that change as needed. It supports auto ON at night, and auto OFF in the morning. It's powered by the Green Energy and install easily without any wires. It has long life span and is Waterproof making it ideal for use ...
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Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker that you can manage from anywhere

The Crock-Pot® Smart Slow Cooker is WeMo® enabled and works with your smart device to let you conveniently adjust cook settings. You can now cook remotely, knowing securely that your meal will be ready when you are with the Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker enabled with WeMo. Using the WeMo app, you have access to all Slow Cooker functions, so your food is done when you arrive home.   Using the WeMo app after easy installation, you have access to all cooking functions of your Slow ...
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‘Handpresso’ portable espresso machines that has combined coffee quality and mobility.

Handpresso, portable espresso machines that has combined coffee quality and mobility. It is now possible to drink  a premium-quality coffee, wherever you are. Today, Handpresso works with the major coffee brewing players, innovates and designs even more new products. After its pure espresso experience, the company is extending its reach to all coffee fans. Our range of portable machines includes devices to prepare long or short coffees. Anywhere! https://youtu.be/ZJvFgGrp6_A Moreover, H...
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‘Cafe X’ Robotic Café Coming Soon!

Precision crafted specialty coffee in seconds, the way the roaster intended Enjoy delicious, locally roasted coffee from AKA Coffee, Verve Coffee Roasters, and Peet’s. Ask one of our products specialists for the flight of espresso experience. Cafe X Technologies today unveiled its first robotic café in the U.S. by combining machine learning and robotics, aiming to eliminate the variabilities that bog down today’s coffee experience. Cafe X is solving for the time and quality compromises tha...
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Amazon’s ‘Echo’ Virtual Assistant Has Many New ‘Skills’ to Voice Control All Walks Of Your Daily Life

Amazon's 'Echo' is a hands-free Virtual Assistant with speaker that you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports... Amazon Echo (known in-development as Doppler or Project D and shortened and referred to as Echo) is a smart speaker developed by Amazon.com. The device consists of a 9.25-inch (23.5 cm) tall cylinder speaker with a seven-piece microphone array. The device connects to the voice-controlled intelligent person...
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Icaros ‘active VR’ is a full-body workout virtual reality fitness & gaming machine

Icaros 'active VR' gives you a full-body workout virtual reality fitness & gaming machine. Munich-based startup Icaros GmbH has created a gadget that combines fitness and computer games. The ICAROS setup includes the machine, the controller, the VR headset and it trains its user’s muscles through a VR game. The wireless gaming system stimulates various muscle groups – neck, chest, shoulders, abs, quads, and more – by transforming the gamer into a pilot with the help of a flight simulator....
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‘TOTO’ has developed ‘intelligent toilet’ that uses an integrated UV light and special glaze to break down dirt and grime in the bowl, and rinses it clean.

'TOTO' has developed 'intelligent toilet' that uses an integrated UV light and special glaze to break down dirt and grime in the bowl, and rinses it clean. This intelligent toilet uses an integrated UV light and special glaze to break down dirt and grime in the bowl, and rinses it clean with ewater+.  And with other features like a heated seat, deodorizer and warm water sprays, Neorest 750H delivers an unparalleled sense of relaxation to you in the most comforting and refreshing ways possible...
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Griffin Technology has launched a new Smart Connected Toaster that can be managed from a smartphone.

Griffin Technology has launched a new Smart Connected Toaster that can be managed from a smartphone. “Simplifying and enhancing how people use technology in their daily lives was the founding principle of Griffin back in 1992,” said Scott Naylor, VP of Product Development at Griffin. Starting your morning off right begins with the first product in the Griffin Home collection, the Connected Coffee Maker. Waking up to the perfect cup every morning is merely a tap away with this Bluetooth-ena...
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‘C’ by GE LED lamp with ‘Amazon Echo’ that has voice controlled light source with microphones and a speaker.

Amazon debuted Alexa last year for handling what Amazon calls “skills” like checking the weather, turning on lights, reading news, playing music from Amazon’s streaming music service, and the latest sports scores. GE has announced that it has developed voice-controlled lamp with embedded 'Alexa' and that it will be able to do everything that its Echo home automation cousin can do. For example, owners of the new lamp can ask for NFL scores by saying, “Alexa, tell me the latest score of the Bal...
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Blub Keo is a USB powered nixie tube clock which displays the time using sequential digits which are illuminated through ionized neon gas.

Blub Keo is a USB powered nixie tube clock which displays the time using sequential digits which are illuminated through ionized neon gas. A blend of solid machined aluminium, stainless steel, hand formed glass and neon, Keo is a delicate fusion of art, design and engineering. With a warm orange glow reminiscent of a vintage amplifier valve, Blub Keo's display features a hand formed glass 'bulb' in which a series of very fine stainless steel numerals are arranged in a stack and illuminated one a...
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Kent University research suggests, transcranial direct current stimulation improves isometric time to exhaustion of the knee extensors

Research led by the University shows that stimulation of the brain impacts on endurance exercise performance by decreasing perception of effort. Researchers led by Dr Lex Mauger from Kent’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences found that tDCS delayed exhaustion of the leg muscles by an average of 15% during an exercise task, and that this was likely caused by the participants feeling less effort during the exercise. However, tDCS elicited no significant effect on the neuromuscular response t...
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‘Bluesound’ smart wireless multi-room speakers for studio-quality streaming

Bluesound is the ultimate choice in hi-res multi-room streaming players. Made by audiophiles for audiophiles, Bluesound’s award-winning line of wireless speakers and digital music players is the first to fully support high-resolution audio. Listen to your favorite tracks, in every room of your home, as close to life-like performance as possible. The Bluesound ecosystem uses your home wireless network to stream music and communicate with other BluOS-enabled players on your network. The ecosyst...
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Smart Cube: A Novel Bluetooth Enabled Locking System

Do you ever wish you had a smart lock that would protect your belongings in any cabinet, drawer, or closet? Smart Cube is just that—it turns your phone, or rather the Smart Armor App, into a key and can allow a user to keep everything from harmful products (such as kitchen chemicals and medication) to personal documents, secure. Smart Cube is targeted towards a wide audience, from parents with babies who wish to protect their children from potentially harmful products, to business owners to r...
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Meural Canvas, is a Wi-Fi-enabled digital canvas built to showcase artwork.

Meural Canvas, is a Wi-Fi-enabled digital canvas built to showcase artwork. Each frame gives you instant access to 20,000+ works of art and photography, and it’s easy to upload your own. Meural's proprietary technology renders each image as lifelike and textured as a real painting. Desktop digital picture frames have largely faded away, a side effect of the ubiquity of smartphones. Now the next thing to go digital is the artwork on your wall, such as the latest connected-art canvas from New Yor...
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SLEEP DRIVE AND YOUR BODY CLOCK

Most people notice that they naturally experience different levels of sleepiness and alertness throughout the day, but what causes these patterns? Sleep is regulated by two body systems: sleep/wake homeostasis and the circadian biological clock . When we have been awake for a long period of time, sleep/wake homeostasis tells us that a need for sleep is accumulating and that it is time to sleep. It also helps us maintain enough sleep throughout the night to make up for the hours of being awake...
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Lucy Is a Smart Mirror that Redirects Sunlight

Natural light has all kinds of health benefits: improving sleep, mood, metabolism, and even workplace performance. But every room has its dark spaces, and sometimes you can’t avoid turning the lights on when it’s sunny out—wasteful as it seems. Sit the globe-like smart mirror in a sunny spot, orient its “pointer” toward where you want more light, and it will do the rest. The solar-powered Lucy, equipped with photo sensors and photovoltaic cells, will tilt its mirror to follow the sun, ensurin...
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‘Cyrano’ is a “scent speaker” that allows you to “play” whatever scent you’d like.

Cyrano is an air freshener that wants to give your videos smell-o-vision. The device holds three capsules at a time, each containing four scents, like lilac, guava, peppermint, vanilla, and more, You use its app, oNotes, to “play” the scents and can watch specially made videos.   Cyrano is a "scent speaker" that allows you to "play" whatever scent you'd like. Developed by Vapor Communications. Cyrano is a small cylindrical device that is connected to an app named oNotes, where ...
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Wake up and smell the beans with this Barisieur coffee-making alarm clock

The Barisieur is an alarm clock and coffee brewer. It eases the user into the day with the subtle movement of stainless steel ballbearings that boil the water through induction heating, accompanied by the smell of freshly brewed coffee. It encourages a ritual before going to sleep, signalling to the body and mind that it is time to unwind and relax. Living slow even when times are fast. https://youtu.be/R9-iFa0amsk U.K.-based industrial designer Josh Renouf has come up with what just might...
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