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If you're like most of us, you've had a smartphone disappear or go non-functional. It's a pain to be without a phone for a few days while you get a replacement, but the real tragedy is the loss of all the personal data. Let's face it, most of us don't have a backup. The bleep charging cable may radically simplify the backup process. To backup, all you have to do is charge your phone.
It was only a matter of time before Dyson would decide to get into the robot vacuum cleaner business. Dyson, who prides themselves on technology, has revealed their latest invention, the 360 Eye robot, which is reported to have taken 16 years and $47 million to develop.
Home lighting technology has come a long way in the last few years. LED bulbs have finally arrived in enough shapes and sizes, and a low enough price, that they are finally displacing CFL bulbs. Who knew that another technology would surface to compete with LED? The Finally Bulb uses induction to create a bulb in the familiar incandescent shape and color output but with much lower power usage.
Smartphones using Bluetooth are taking over where locks and keys used to rule. Smartphones are quickly becoming our new keys. With them we can now open gates, front doors and alert our house that we have arrived home. FUZ Designs has created the next Bluetooth proximity device...a keyless padlock. Although it can be used to lock anything, FUZ designed it knowing that many people would use it as a bike lock. It's got some pretty nice features.
The Internet is an incredible invention that has changed the world for the better. It's also a magnet for criminals who choose to hack, cheat and steal from the innocent and naive. iGaurdian believes they have the solution to protect home networks from this evil.
Although not exactly on the leading edge of technology, the Illumibowl toilet nightlight is probably a pretty cool and useful idea.
With environmental concerns moving to the forefront of peoples' minds, we're seeing new and innovative construction techniques and materials. Home insulation is one of the products that is starting to make headway into a more environmentally safe and efficient direction. Green insulation options include sheep's wool, recycled denim and cellulose. The latest entry is mushroom insulation.
Most all of us who use a propane tank for our BBQ know the anxiety that occurs when we're getting toward the end of the bottle. Will we have enough to finish cooking? Will we have to throw the meat into the oven to finish cooking it? Is an emergency trip for more propane in our future? The Smart Gaswatch Digital Tank Scale aims to put an end to our worries.