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Technology Industry Trend

It’s that time of the week. Check out this week’s most popular posts below.


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Read about Mother, a smart object that has a place in every home. Learn about it here.

Black Friday Picks

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Check out our Black Friday Smart Object picks for 2014 here.

New York City’s Smart Payphones 

Learn about New York City’s ambitious plans to reinvent the payphone here.



Smart Objects

Ever heard of the phrase “helicopter parents”? You know…those parents that seem to be watching every move their kids make no matter how old they get? Well, we’d like to introduce “Mother”,’s new smart home technology. Basically, this device comes standard with a large amount of free-standing sensors that you can attach to virtually anything in your house, making the home completely connected.

Some functions of Mother’s sensors include telling you when to water your plants, notify you of how much sleep you’re getting or how much water you’ve been drinking, moderate internal temperatures of the house, as well as notify you if somebody is home or not. All of the data gathered by Mother is easily sortable through a mobile application.

It is truly amazing how versatile this smart object is. Mother is one of many smart home devices that are currently available on the market, so it should be interesting to see who ends up on top. The privacy invasion of some of these objects can be very prevalent, but in Mother’s case, it only knows what you ask it to know, so there isn’t too much to worry about with this one.

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