Tech Savvy Thanksgiving Countdown

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Are you counting down minutes to your Thanksgiving dinner? Although there are many things to be thankful of, preparations for a get-together can be pretty hectic. Today, we are introducing several smart apps to ensure that you have a seamless Thanksgiving day!

From guest lists, grocery lists, recipes to the best forms of entertainment while waiting for that delicious turkey to cook, we got you covered. Our top three smart apps are:

  1. Paperless Post – App to keep track, inform and lets you communicate with guests.Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 4.59.44 PM

  2. KitchenPad Timer – With so many food cooking at the same time, KitchenPad timer will help ensure you got it all under control!Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 5.00.09 PM

  3. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Although you can’t be there, this app allows you to watch the historical parade from anywhere you are!The Thanksgiving Turkey float  during th

Check out this article for the complete lists of useful smart apps. Have a great thanksgiving and stay tuned!

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Ring: Smart Doorbell

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My house is pretty big. My room is very far from the front door, and I can’t stand having to get off my couch and walk all the way downstairs just to open the door for my friend. Yeah, I’m lazy, so what? Doesn’t matter anymore, because Ring exists.

The Ring Video Doorbell is a smart doorbell that is connected to your smartphone through a mobile application. Anyone who approaches your home can now ring your doorbell, but rather than just a chime playing in the foyer of your house, the mobile app on your phone receives a notification and you can “answer your door” from anywhere. Since the doorbell features an HD camera equipped with night vision, you have the ability to receive a clear image of who is at your door at any time.

While you’re away on vacation, the doorbell will continuously record any motion that it recognizes and send it to a cloud server. Ring is not only a convenience-based smart object: If for whatever reason your home gets broken into, it also acts as an additional security measure to protect you and your family. Recordings can be viewed at any time to determine who has been to your home.

Installation is simple, the batteries are easily rechargeable, and it can be hooked up to pre-existing doorbell wirings.

Ring only costs $199 and is currently available for pre-order on ring.com.

Navdy 3

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Do You Feel Like You’re Driving In the Future? Not yet, you don’t. But you can if you choose to pre-order what I consider to be one of the coolest new smart devices out there! I would like to introduce you to Navdy.

Navdy is a smart device designed to provide drivers with relevant information at a quick glance, while also allowing them to respond to that information with voice and touch-less gesture controls. It basically projects a HUD (heads up display) about 2 meters in front of the driver’s side of the windshield that can be interacted with constantly while driving.

Some of the features of Navdy include:

  • Turn-by-turn directions
  • Displays current vehicle information such as MPH, RPM, fuel efficiency
  • Safe display of text messages or other mobile phone notifications
  • Accept and initiate calls without touching your mobile phone
  • Play, pause, and skip music

Watch this hilarious video from the creators of Navdy to learn more about the product and see it work in real-time!

High Tech Hotel

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Do you love traveling? If you do or even if you don’t, you may have encounter that exciting moment when you walk into a hotel room with a little nerve-wracking anticipation at the back of your mind about how the hotel room will looks or feels like.

Technological innovations is gravitating towards the hotel industry as they aim to make your hotel stay feels more like home. From choosing the types of wake up calls you will receive to making a request for pillows or a toothbrush with one touch, technology aims to revolutionize the way you feel staying in a hotel. Experts working on this project commented:

Welcome to today’s hotels, driven by the Internet-of-things technology, allowing it to personalize guests’ experiences. As far as it has come, it is still evolving to create an even more customized experience over the next few years.

That’s just the beginning of this high-tech hotel experience; when you leave your room, the corridors ring with the sound of crowing roosters in the morning—and hooting owls at night. Full article here.

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This may seems a little unusual at first but almost all of the new technological inventions seems unusual when we first heard of them. As hotels are constantly fighting new competitors like airbnb, it is interesting to note that they are planning to create a competitive advantage with hopes to attract more guests passed their front doors.

What do you think about this upcoming high-tech hotel experience? Do you think they will make you feel more or less like home?

Megabots – Paintball Giant Robots

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A new interesting tech development is the Megabots, a robot that is created to enhance your paintball sporting event. The Megabots Starter Campaign is created by a team who are interested in building giant humanoid robots controlled by human drivers to take on each other in paintball arenas.

This new smart robot may change the way we play paintball forever…or paintball may not be as child-friendly of a game anymore. However, for extreme gamers, Megabots offers a new and exciting way to make one’s dream a reality. Instead of interacting with robots, one can now control his or her own robots to shoot and escape from paintballs.

Thinking of a remarkable gift for Christmas? Megabots is one that will definitely WOW everyone. Here’s a picture of how it may look under a christmas tree…wait, it has to go outside cause Megabots will not fit inside a regular house.

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What do you think of the Megabots? Are you excited about it coming to a paintball arenas near you?