Fitbit is introducing the $129.95 Fitbit Force, a bracelet that combines smartwatch and fitness tracker. It has a new small OLED screen right on the band so you can easily tell the time and how many steps you have taken or how many miles you've gone. It can show most of that information on the screen or you can view it through the Fitbit app, which pairs with the tracker via Bluetooth 4.0. It also features Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity to iOS and Samsung devices. When paired with an iPhone running iOS 7, you see incoming call notifications right on the display. "At night, track your sleep and wake up silently with a vibrating alarm." I like this.
Ostrich Pillow Light is designed to allow you to catch some sleep whilst on the go. Its smart adjustable elastic ring allows power-nappers of different sizes to use it comfortably. Designed by by Studio Banana Things. You can wear around your neck and then move onto your face when it's time to pass out. Ostrich Light raised more than $6,000 in its first day on Kickstarter and its goal is $40,000 (£25,000).
Samsung announces Galaxy Round in Korea. The Samsung Galaxy Round features a curved, Full HD 5.7 inch AMOLED display, a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GBs of RAM, 32GBs of storage, 13MP camera, 2MP front facing camera, and a 2800mAh battery. "The sleek and thin Samsung GALAXY ROUND which equipped with a 5.7” Full HD Super AMOLED with 7.9mm thick and weighs 154g offers a comfortable hand grip feeling to user, and exclusive experiences of curved display. " But the phone will be only available in South Korea, not word on international availability.
This epic time lapse of Barcelona, Spain shot in the past few months from August to October, is made from 480GB of data. Geez. By Alexandr Kravtsov. "Broken camera, lost flash drive, near 100 subway rides, 24 000 photos, endless hours of post production and rendering and 480 gigabytes of material. Music: Uppermost - Revolution uppermostmusic.com/audio/revolution/ Canon 7D, Tokina 11-16, Canon EF 24-105 4L, Canon EF 70-200 2.8L."
Founded by Swedish publishing creative Fredrik Colting, Tikker is a wristwatch that counts down the user’s life from years down to seconds left. The user of the watch fills out a questionnaire and then deducts his or her age from the results to get his or her “death date.” The date is calculated based on factors like activity level, BMI, and where the wearer lives. Currently Tikker is on kickstarter. "We’re building a watch that counts down your life, in order to make the world a better place, and we need your help!"
Designed by Apple’sJony Ive & Marc Newson for the (RED) Auction is a substantial desk piece crafted completely out of aluminum. "This piece was designed by the pair using 2,600 pounds of 6061-grade anodized aluminum. It measures 102 inches in length and 38 inches in depth and was produced by Neal Feay Studio."
The Nest Protect($130) is a smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector that won't wreck your ear drums if you left the turkey in the oven too long. It features a glowing status ring (green means everything is okay, yellow gives you a warning about a potential problem, and red means there's an emergency), real voice alerts, and with a simple wave of the hand the detector knows to not go into full red alert mode. It can also give you updates to your phone or tablet if the detector goes off or needs its batteries changed.