The August Smart Lock is a new product by designer Yves Béhar and technology entrepreneur Jason Johnson, which updates the humble door lock for the "Internet of Things" era. The August Smart Lock fits onto existing door deadbolts, and its designers reckon that installation should be a quick two-screw job for around 90 percent of US-based deadbolts. Once it's up and running, users simply approach their door with their iPhone. The August Smart Lock’s social networking features allow users to issue up to 10 "virtual keys" for their iPhone-owning guests. This access can be set to be valid during a certain time frame only, and is also logged, thus lending a greater degree of security than simply cutting a spare key and hoping for the best. The August Smart Lock utilizes rechargeable AA batteries as a power source, so it stays online even in the event of a power outage. Other features include a log record so you can see who entered and exited your home as well as the date and time they did, invite lists, a guestbook feature, and auto-unlock. Pre-orders for the smart lock are currently open for $199.
This is a working UL approved switch installed in the crotch of an icon of pop culture, Han Solo in Carbon Freeze. It can be installed directly to the wall over an existing switch outlet. It may be a bit dirty.
The Baby Mugging from mommyshorts is a group of funny photos captured by putting adorable baby on the floor and holding a mug in front of him/her. The photos give us the illusion that the babies enjoy the fun with their lower part in the mug.
Burger King debuts a hand-free burger holder - Whopper Holder, to celebrate the chain's 50th anniversary in Puerto Rico. "The video featuring a 'hands-free' Whopper Sandwich holder was produced by an agency in Puerto Rico to celebrate the brand and the iconic Whopper Sandwich in a humorous way. However, the product depicted in the spot was not produced, or distributed to guests as some reports indicate," reads the short statement from Burger King to CNBC.
The new Pick Digicam. With 2.0 megapixels, and both still and video capability. Simply plug it into your USB port to charge or download images. Requires a Micro SD card which will give you hundreds of images on one charge. No batteries needed, works with both Mac and Windows!
Lamp is an exploration into the expressive and behavioural potentials of robotic computing. Customized computer code and electronic circuit design imbues Lamp with the ability to be aware of its environment, especially people, and to expresses a dynamic range of behaviour.