The Oral B Pro 5000, Moxie shower and Serenity Mirror TV make bathrooms hi-tech
Some let you adjust the bidet spray intensity, water temperature and nozzle positions. Hand gestures can be used to Models such as the Rainforest 78 offer a 16-jet hot tub, three shower heads, head-to-toe acupressure massage, steam box conditions ...
September 9, 2015
Screens May Be Terrible for You, and Now We Know Why
Caption: Changes over 24 hours in metabolic and endocrine function in people with aligned (green lines) and misaligned (red lines) circadian clocks. Brandon Keim Science; Date of Publication: 03.18.15. 03.18.15; Time of Publication: 12:49 pm ...
March 19, 2015
Ethereal and Transparent Workspace Tools Let You Think Clearly
The ethereal and vibrant collection comprises four office objects including a pen and holder, a desktop organizer, an adhesive tape dispenser, and an alarm clock. The items appear fluid and weightless as they are made from PMMA, a clear plastic acrylic ...
April 10, 2015
Smart Lamp Recharges Devices and Your Night's Sleep
Luzi is a smart lamp users can communicate with through speech, allowing them to control an alarm, soundscape and wireless charging for other devices. Users can fall asleep faster with personalized sounds and therapeutic light programmed to emulate ...
July 10, 2015
Trying On the Apple Watch: Natural Feel, Fewer Distractions
From what I've seen, it might save me time. It is a second screen—a little wrist-worn sidekick to the iPhone. But as the iPhone increasingly demands attention, distracting me more and more throughout the day, I am hoping for a gatekeeper. The Apple ...
March 9, 2015
Withings Aura review
Aura comes complete with a nightstand companion that not only provides power but also acts as an alarm clock and sound machine to lull you to sleep. The product retails for $299 so it's not exactly an impulse buy. But after hitting the sack for over ...
January 29, 2015
Which Encoder Communication Protocol Is Right for Our Application?
Resolvers are much more robust relative to high temp and shock. Next I would SSI is a very good option, because it's easy to implement, even with simple control systems, it's sufficiently fast (can run with up to 2MHz clock) and offers basic error ...
April 1, 2015
Go to the Home screen by pressing the Home button or by unlocking your phone/iPad Select the Settings icon. Press the home button to return the the iPhone home screen. Select the Safari icon to return to Safari. To restart Safari press and hold the Home button (for around five seconds) until the iPhone/iPad display goes blank and the home screen appears. Select the Safari icon to return to Safari.
Then along came electric light, turning night into day at the flick of a switch. A fast-growing body of research has linked artificial light exposure to disruptions in circadian rhythms, the light-triggered releases of hormones that regulate bodily function. Circadian disruption has in turn been linked to a host of health problems, from cancer to diabetes, obesity and depression. “What we don’t know, and what so many people are interested in, are the effects of having that light chronically. Stevens, one of the field’s most prominent researchers, reviews the literature on light exposure and human health the latest Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. The new article comes nearly two decades after Stevens first sounded... ” Since then, nighttime light has become even more ubiquitous: an estimated 95 percent of Americans regularly use screens shortly before going to sleep, and incandescent bulbs have been mostly replaced by LED and compact fluorescent lights that... As Stevens says in the new article, researchers now know that increased nighttime light exposure tracks with increased rates of breast cancer , obesity and depression. The easy availability of electric lighting.
Luzi is a smart lamp users can communicate with through speech, allowing them to control an alarm, soundscape and wireless charging for other devices. Users can fall asleep faster with personalized sounds and therapeutic light programmed to emulate natural light patterns compatible with a person’s circadian rhythms. A circadian rhythm determines a person’s sleeping patterns and how long they sleep without waking. Luzi will respond to commands and give recommendations based on the history choices a user makes over time. Though Luzi’s design team says owners can choose from a variety of voices, they’ve made no announcements about what kinds of voices will be available. The team behind Luzi has gone through design concepts from a traditional perspective of a lamp to a more modern choice.