While touch screens are an option when buying a new all-in-one PC
, Hong Kong-based Gowin Technology is offering an alternative for those after touch capabilities who don't want to trash their existing monitor. The Zmartframe is a touch-enabled frame that attaches to a monitor to bring touchscreen capabilities to a Windows PC or transform it into a standalone Android touchscreen computer.
We all know that cats requires regular feeding, watering and the occasional trip to the vet, but few of us would know exactly how our cat’s health, weight, and hydration are faring on a day-to-day basis. And, when we do feed them, how do we even know that the food we put out for our feline friend is actually being eaten by them and not by someone else’s interloping pet? A group of cat lovers thought about all of these things and came up with Bistro, an automatic feeder that uses facial recognition technology to ensure the food is going to its intended recipient.
The smartphone has given rise to countless new ways to monitor our health. Whether its testing one's eyesight
, monitoring our mood swings
or getting a feel for our fitness
, there are a growing number of devices and apps to help keep tabs on our wellbeing
. SandPiper is the latest in a line of smartphone-centric health solutions and is designed as a cheaper alternative to conventional lung monitoring devices.
Eizo is set to bring its newest gaming monitor to the market this month. Along with a suite of built-in "Smart" display technologies, the 23.8-inch Foris FS2434 is notable for its slimline 6-mm frame, which is made up of a 2-mm bezel and a 4-mm border.
Philips Monitors has created a two-in-one computer display that puts a new angle on multitasking. Instead of splitting your workspace between two separate displays, this unit packs two screens onto one base to create a single, space-saving dual-screen experience.
Acer has announced the catchily-named XB280HK, its latest and greatest PC monitor offering for gamers. Not only does the display feature a much-coveted 4K resolution, it also packs Nvidia’s G-Sync chip for smoother gaming and a range of other technologies that make it ideally suited to prolonged use.
There are plenty of trackers
to promote healthy habits, but how about a device that discourages a not so healthy one? Quitbit is a smart lighter designed to help rein in smoking addiction by keeping tabs on how often you light up.
SmartWitness, a UK-based manufacturer of vehicle safety systems, has unveiled the latest in its line of traffic incident cameras, the KP1. The system was showcased at last month's Commercial Vehicle Show 2014 in Birmingham, UK and is capable of compressing and transmitting video footage over 3G or 4G within 60 seconds of an incident occurring.
There's certainly no shortage of fitness tracking devices on the market. Whether you're looking to monitor your heart-rate or keep track of the calories you've burned, there's most definitely a sensor
you can slap on to help optimize your workout. With cardio-focused trackers in abundance, the team behind Gymwatch is looking to muscle in on the burgeoning wearables market with a sensor that measures strength and motion, meaning it could prove more useful for those looking to gain weight rather than lose it.
There were a few things that I saw last month at CES 2014
in Las Vegas that didn't really register in my head as big innovations until I got back home. Chief among them is a 34-inch flat-screen 3440 x 1440 HD monitor from LG that most show attendees just wandered right past without giving a second glance. Weeks later I increasingly covet that monitor, better known as the UltraWide UM95.