Concert Enhancing Device
HURDL Enterprises, a Nashville-based startup, used the recent CMA awards to unveil their new wearable device. The purpose of this device is to solve the declining revenues of people in the music industry. It’s called PIXL, a LED light that is attached to a wristband. PIXL will be distributed to concert goers during the event. It’s kind of like the equivalent to 3D glasses to movies. Concert attendees will activate their device “by texting a code to a special number.” Once the wristband is on, they will receive special messages including discount codes on merchandise and prompts from the lighting director of the show. (Source: TechCrunch)
Turn Phone into Desktop Computer
A 24-inch portable projector screen with the capability to connect to any mobile device has just been invented. This device is called the Spontaneous Pop-up Display or SPUD. SPUD has the capability to turn any phone into a desktop computer. How does it work? The projector screen pops open like an umbrella, when finished the projector will fold away into the size of a book. Features of the invention include: a built in speaker, 1280×720 resolution, 3-6 hours of battery life, and a portable weight of only 2 pounds. Spud costs $374 on Kickstarter. Here’s an informational video. (Source: Mashable)
Need Some Cookies in Your Life?
Struggling with learning how to bake? Don’t know how to turn on your oven? Haven’t enjoyed the delights of freshly baked cookies? Here is a solution for you! The CHiP smart cookie oven allows you to bake four cookies at a time using CHiP cookie “pods” or your own cookie dough. With Wi-Fi capability, you can send yourself a cookie gram after a hard day at the office and walk into your home to the smell of freshly baked cookies. The oven works with the SideChef app, which helps those who burn water manage recipes, tutorials, and even has timers to customize cookies to the perfect setting: chewy, classic, or crispy. The machine is available on Kickstarter at $99 and will retail at $144 once the machine hits the market. (Source: Mashable)