With the recent leak of sensitive information, many have come to terms with the idea that smartphones and advanced gadgets are not merely fun and useful, but also a tool for being spied on. With technology growing exponentially and the ability to completely turn things off slowly diminishing, here are 7 new inventions that can be both fun and devastating.
From robots, to bears, to super suits, here are some inventions that can make life easier or scarier.
Here are 7 new inventions that you might want to consider buying.
1. The Pebblebee Stone is a Bluetooth-enabled device that is a smart remote for your phone and any other smart gadgets. It’s a tiny device in the shape of a stone that controls all apps on the device with a click of a button.
Moreover, it can help you find lost or stolen items. By using the Stone app, you can set it with your phone so that an alarm goes off when it leaves a certain, specified radius.
The Stone can basically control all apps on your phone with the click of a button. For instance, if you wanted to take a long distance photo, all you have to do is set the phone a couple feet away, and click the button on the stone!
You can also set the Stone to text or call as a hands-free option. That way when you’re driving you can still answer calls or text messages with a click of a button on the Stone. Furthermore, it can act as a GPS pin so that friends and family know where you are at all times.
2. Pillo, pronounced Pee-Low, is a personal health robot. It helps individuals and families better manage their health. Pillo can help answer health and wellness questions, such as the amount of calories in certain foods, or what foods suit a ketogenic diet best.
It can also connect you directly with doctors and physicians. So yes, you can directly video call a healthcare professional on any questions or inquiries that you may have.
Furthermore, Pillo can store and dispense medication. You can set it up so that every morning it dispenses vitamins and you can also manage it so that you get a text or notification if a parent or grandparent forgets to take their medication.
Not only that, Pillo can also help reorder your medication from the local pharmacy. According to the website, its functionality is still growing due to its intelligent platform. It is sold as a home companion: “Pillo sees and hears you to keep you healthy and safe.”
3. Jibo, pronounced Gee-bo, is an interactive and learning robot. Yes, you read that right, it can learn and grow alongside you and your family. Just like a human, every experience that Jibo encounters will help him learn something new.
By recognizing faces and learning new voices it can interact with you and your family. It will greet you at the door, tell a joke, MC a game night or just tell bedtime stories to the children.
Jibo will also react and remember memories and events. He will work hard to adapt to his new home in order to be a part of the family.
In addition, Jibo is still growing so his tools and functionality will only increase through time. Developers and technicians are still trying to add more modes and functions to this incredible robot.
4. Tapia is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Robot Companion. It differs from the other robots on this list since it owns a pair of cute googly eyes. Whether as a digital assistant or a friend, Tapia is capable of recognizing human voices and actions. It can also remember information like birthdays, how long you slept, what coffee you like to drink in the morning, etc.
It can also learn the intonation of your voice. So Tapia can tell if you’ve had a tough day and play soft soothing music. Moreover, Tapia can help with telling you the weather, ordering items online or making phone calls.
Tapia is also there to protect. So if it realizes that the owner hasn’t been around for an extended period of time it will notify immediate family members to go check up on them.
It also has a quick charging base, can sense movements, and can also take photos and play music. What is exceptional about this cute robot is that it can give you reminders. It will notify you if you haven’t contacted your parents in some time and let you know to keep them updated on your life.
5. Bearbot, as its name specifies, is a robot in the shape of a bear. Not the size of an actual black bear but a bear in the palm of your hand. It’s essentially a bear-shaped universal remote for all electronic devices.
Unlike other gadgets, however, there is no screen or buttons obscuring the cute face of Bearbot. All you have to do is personalize some hand gestures in order to activate Bearbot.
By moving your hand in front of Bearbot’s face you can do things like turn on the TV, turn off the air conditioner, close the blinds or switch channels.
Bearbot will hibernate when inactive and can also serve as a remote for a computer; you can even use it to swipe through slides in PowerPoint. Furthermore, it can still give you a friendly surprise by yawning or sneezing.
6. Fabrican is a can filled with spray. That’s it. Of course not! Well, it is a spray can but it converts into clothing. Yes, when you spray it onto your body, it will mold around you and become a piece of clothing. No more dressing rooms needed!
Fabrican works by bonding and liquefying fibers inside the can. The textiles can then be shot out of the can and when the solvent dissolves, the fibers begin to bond thus forming a snug, form-fitting garment.
Voted the sixth best invention in 2010, Fabrican can do a multitude of wonders besides fashion. It is sterile so it can also be used as a form of bandages. In addition, Fabrican can be made to set hard so it can also act as a cast.
But what’s even more impressive is that the fabric can absorb oil. This means that it can help clean up some nasty environmental damages when an oil tanker spills.
7. Gaming devices are one thing, and virtual reality may one-up that. But SuperSuit is the world’s first ever wearable gaming platform. All you need to do is put on the suit and you can start playing right away without the use of a phone or any additional apps.
Players can zap each other or steal their powers and certain hand gestures can activate specific superpowers such as force fields, shock waves and many more superhuman traits.
You can play solo or with friends who also own the SuperSuit. It comes with 15 pre-loaded games and many more can be downloaded. You can track your stats and info on an app and when you level-up you can gain additional super powers.
In addition, the SuperSuit only requires two charges a week. Its long lasting battery life means you can play for hours on end. The app can also track fitness levels. There is also a removable gadget on the suit that acts as an AI. The remote (on the chest) is removable and can act as a turret that will shoot laser beams at other players!