Home http://www.stuff.tv/sg/home/news en-SG Swash presents the perfect instant cleaning solution for your fine fabric wear http://www.stuff.tv/sg/swash-presents-instant-cleaning-solution-your-fine-fabrics/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Insert the garment of your choice into this futuristic cleaning pod, and have it ready to wear in just ten minutes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Swash is a gentle almost instant clean for your fine fabric wear" alt="Swash is a gentle almost instant clean for your fine fabric wear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/swash.jpg?1408678473" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is this the wardrobe of the future?</strong><br />Close, but not really. This futuristic pod isn&#39;t a passive storage unit; it refreshes your clothes instead.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Refresh? You mean wash, right?</strong><br />Nah, don&rsquo;t expect to chuck your muddy soccer jersey in and have it emerge fresh as a daisy. This machine doesn&rsquo;t exactly wash your clothes.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>What does it do then?! You&rsquo;re wasting my time</strong><br />Calm down. The Swash can still clean your clothes, just not ones that require heavy duty cleaning as the machine doesn&rsquo;t use water in its cleaning process. Instead, what it does is remove light wrinkles and neutralises odours by spraying a fine mist of Swash Pod solution on your clothes.&nbsp;Heat is then circulated through the pod to remove wrinkles.</p> <p class="p1">The light cleaning process is perfect for more delicate fabrics like your Mr Money silk pyjamas and cashmere sweaters without the possibility of ruining them.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Cleaning fine fabrics typically require a lot of work...</strong><br />Not with this. All you have to do is hang your garment inside and attach it to the smoothing clips to help the dewrinkling process along. Then, pop in a Swash Pod cup (just like you would refill your Nespresso machine), select the cycle, wait for the lights to count down and voila, your fancy dress shirt is refreshed and ready for wear.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EJtZiGb5nEU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Will this be cheaper than going to the dry cleaners?</strong><br />Well, that depends on how often you visit the dry cleaners. At US$499 (S$625), the <a href="http://www.swash.com/" target="_blank">Swash</a> definitely doesn&rsquo;t come cheap, but it&rsquo;s handy for retaining the fit of your clothes and keeping them clean without leaving them at the mercy of the thorough but rough tumble of your washing machine.</p> <p class="p1">The Swash Pod cups come in a pack of twelve for US$7 (S$8.75) in three different flavours (Awaken, Recharge, and Unwind) depending on what your nose fancies.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Is there any point in buying this?</strong><br />If your daily attire comprises of t-shirts and jeans, don&#39;t bother splurging on this. But if your wardrobe is full of designer dress shirts, you might want to invest in this to extend the wearable health of your S$500 shirts.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">MORE STEAMY HOT STUFF HERE</a></p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://uncrate.com/stuff/swash/" target="_blank">Uncrate</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Swash is a gentle drive-through clean for your fine fabric wear" alt="Swash is a gentle drive-through clean for your fine fabric wear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swashpod.png?1408678473" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/swash-presents-instant-cleaning-solution-your-fine-fabrics/news#comments Home Hot Stuff Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:56:57 +0000 Elissa Loi 1445583 at http://www.stuff.tv Nanoleaf Bloom is a fresh take on the smart lightbulb http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nanoleaf-bloom-fresh-take-smart-lightbulb/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smart bulbs at smarter prices? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Nanoleaf Bloom is a fresh take on the smart lightbulb" alt="Nanoleaf Bloom is a fresh take on the smart lightbulb" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nanoleaf.jpg?1408674142" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The trouble with smart bulbs in the market is the controls. Sure, the apps fold into the other things your phone does &ndash; the problem is your phone doesn&#39;t really fold into other household uses, unless you change EVERY switch in the house. That kind of investment is not something every homeowner is capable of.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kickstarter dream </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-57d34166-fb7e-9e2b-65c1-066993f4c2f1">It turns on/off regularly as any dumb bulb would. How it dims the light is through a series of on/off sequences &ndash; that is, click on/off a set number of times in quick succession to set it at your desired brightness. How does the bulb do it? The Bloom contains a small microprocessor that translates the on/off sequences into measures of variable brightness in the bulb. Hence, no additional hardware or apps required for energy-efficient smart light!</p> <p>The bulb itself is also rather fascinating in shape, styling itself like a completed geometric puzzle piece. The <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nanoleaf/nanoleaf-bloom-the-first-bulb-that-dims-without-a?ref=category" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> has taken off very quickly &ndash; the Bloom has raised more than USD$130,000, more than quadruple its original goal and still has nearly a month to go. Each bulb is going for USD$40 at a basic price threshold on the Kickstarter, which means it won&#39;t be cheap to outfit an entire house.</p> <p>That said, the endeavour and price of retrofitting your house with dimmer switches or any of the alternative smart bulbs will cost at least the same amount of money, so it&#39;s your decision, oh fair consumer.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/home">Even cooler stuff to equip your house </a></p> <p dir="ltr">[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/19/nanoleaf-bloom/" target="_blank">Techcrunch</a>]<br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9SnKrj7vK7M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nanoleaf-bloom-fresh-take-smart-lightbulb/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nanoleaf-bloom-fresh-take-smart-lightbulb/news#comments Geek accessories Home Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:22:23 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1445576 at http://www.stuff.tv The thermostat that does it all http://www.stuff.tv/sg/thermostat-does-it-all/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> EverSense is all about integrating everything about your house in one smart device </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="The thermostat that does it all" alt="The thermostat that does it all" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/eversense_01.jpg?1406162518" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Texas-based Allure Energy is bringing us the EverSense smart thermostat, a product that will remind you a lot of devices like the Nest Learning Thermostat and Lyric, all of which will automatically cool or heat your home to your comfort.</p> <p>The general advantage is myriad, of course. You won&rsquo;t need to worry about your energy bills just because you&#39;re stuck at work and your air conditioning is firing up in an empty house. Once again, technology lets you have both the convenience and comfort of a temperature-controlled house with the flexibility to reduce wastage.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A streaming thermostat with security features? Really </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-d7d4fcbe-61aa-aec5-78d8-7078765cf84a">Allure Energy is taking it several steps further. Why stop at simply temperature control? It&#39;s a thermostat that is also a home hub. Its features include music and picture streaming, video playback and weather. So now, not only will your home be heated and cooled to your liking, your favourite playlist will greet you at your doorstep too.</p> <p dir="ltr">Of course, speakers integrated into an all-in-one device like this is unlikely to compare with a real home audio system so this writer wouldn&rsquo;t hedge too much on that. The device doesn&rsquo;t keep any music, it simply streams from your iOS or Android device.</p> <p dir="ltr">Though picture streaming might be great for families, it would be a place for parents to share the little triumphs and tiny surprises of bringing up children together, especially in the traditional couples configuration of one stays at home and the other goes to work.</p> <p dir="ltr">Ultimately, the sinker is in this product&rsquo;s future. Allure Energy is working on EverSense integration with home security systems and an EverSense app that can control smart plugs. With that, the smart themostat could have a real deal to give conscientious homeowners.</p> <p dir="ltr">Home security already gives its owners alerts and remote control but they tend to be on a separate system altogether. Integration here would be relieving. Smart plug control would be another feature to the original end of smart thermostats: reducing the wastage of human error and home-owning.</p> <p dir="ltr">And how much does this go for? US$299 (RM948)</p> <p dir="ltr">[Source: <a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2014/07/22/eversense-more-than-a-smart-thermostat" target="_blank">TUAW</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The thermostat that does it all" alt="The thermostat that does it all" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eversense%2002.jpg?1406162518" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/thermostat-does-it-all/news#comments Home Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:41:11 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1443091 at http://www.stuff.tv Say hello to Jibo, the endearing robot that just wants to fit into your family http://www.stuff.tv/sg/say-hello-jibo-endearing-interactive-robot-wants-fit-your-family/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And not in an evil way at all...we think </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Say hello to Jibo, the endearing robot that just wants to fit into your family" alt="Say hello to Jibo, the endearing robot that just wants to fit into your family" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/jibo.png?1405679824" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is that Kenny?</strong><br />No, stop binge-watching South Park.</p> <p>This is Jibo. We know it looks like a cross between South Park&rsquo;s Kenny and Wall-E&rsquo;s EVE and reminds us of Luxo, Jr the Pixar lamp in the way it moves. All very friendly animated character associations that won&rsquo;t give you nightmares when Jibo blinks to life.</p> <p><strong>How is it going to fit into my family?</strong><br />For one, Jibo isn&rsquo;t a one-trick bot. It&rsquo;s outfitted with two hi-res cameras and full body touch sensors to recognise faces and react to your touch. It&#39;ll help out around the house by fielding calls and messages, issuing timely reminders, and connecting family members via their different devices.</p> <p>An overseas relative can video chat via Jibo which automatically swivels to face whoever is talking. Have a family event? Have Jibo take the photos so no one will ever be missing from the family album again (except poor Jibo). No time to read a story to little Becca? Have Jibo take over.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s even more planned for Jibo with developers being able to build apps (activity-tracking, games, and the like) that will stitch the fabric of your family together via unthreatening little Jibo.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So essentially, it&rsquo;s a virtual assistant made physical?</strong><br />Not quite. Jibo&rsquo;s a social robot. It&rsquo;s a little more present than Siri, cuter than <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/honda/honda-s-asimo-robot-becomes-faster-and-smarter/news">Asimo</a> and as a result, a whole more likeable. With a display taking the space of its face, a single animated winky eye does more to express emotion than an artificial face could.</p> <p>While Jibo can&rsquo;t move, it weighs just 2.7kg to be easily moved from room to room. There&rsquo;s an emotional bit to all of this in the way Jibo swivels its two-part body to greet you when you come home and in the tone of its voice, making it seem more than just a soulless machine.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>I want a robot friend!</strong><br />Get on it quick then, you&rsquo;re not alone. Its <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jibo-the-world-s-first-family-robot" target="_blank">Indiegogo campaign</a> has already raised over three times the required amount with 30 days left to go still.</p> <p class="p1">Right now, the Jibo is still available for US$499 (S$620) with free shipping to the US and Canada. If you&rsquo;re located somewhere else, you&rsquo;ll have to add US$50 (S$65) for shipping. It&rsquo;s due to be shipped in 2015 which is still a while away, but you can use that time to prepare that underground bunker in case Jibo goes rogue.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">CLICK HERE FOR MORE COOL HOT STUFF</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3N1Q8oFpX1Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/say-hello-jibo-endearing-interactive-robot-wants-fit-your-family/news#comments Home Hot Stuff Robots Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:35:22 +0000 Elissa Loi 1442339 at http://www.stuff.tv Droplet: a smarter, cheaper way to water your garden http://www.stuff.tv/sg/droplet-smarter-cheaper-way-water-your-garden/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ditch your hosepipe and slash your water consumption by up to 90 percent with this Wi-Fi equipped sprinkler </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Droplet sprinkler is part of the Internet of Things" alt="The Droplet sprinkler is part of the Internet of Things" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/droplet-main.jpg?1404537539" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the weather heats up, your lawn and plants start to suffer &ndash; and that usually results in your water usage going through the roof. Droplet is designed to change all that.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a robotic sprinkler equipped with Wi-Fi and controllable via desktop and iOS apps (Android is &ldquo;coming soon), and its creators claim it&rsquo;s capable of keeping your garden healthy and green with just 10 percent of the water you&rsquo;d use with a regular sprinkler or hosepipe.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The key is in its smarts. Using the app, you enter the type of plants you need watered and their locations in your garden. Droplet, which hooks directly up to a normal hosepipe, then uses weather and soil data to determine how much water each plant needs and the best time to douse it. Each unit can spray a jet up to 30 feet, so depending on the size of your garden you may need only one.</p> <p>Its makers say it&rsquo;ll save the average user US$263 (S$328) on water bills per year, not to mention the time that person would usually spend in the garden using a hose or fiddling with their normal sprinkler.</p> <p>The Droplet unit isn&rsquo;t particularly cheap at US$300 (S$374), but if the savings claims are true it&rsquo;ll have paid for itself in a little over a year. US residents can pre-order it now at <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Droplet-Robotics-DR01-Sprinkler/dp/B00IORFJBG/">Amazon.com</a>, but there&rsquo;s no word as yet on a launch locally. Given that Droplet currently uses US soil data and weather stations, it may be a while before we see it making the trip here.</p> <p>[<a href="http://smartdroplet.com/index.html">Droplet</a> via <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/07/04/this-device-can-water-your-plants-for-only-300/">Mashable</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/edyn-garden-sensor-keeps-grass-greener-your-side/news">Edyn Garden Sensor keeps the grass greener on your side</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Droplet is incredibly precise with its water jet" alt="The Droplet is incredibly precise with its water jet" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/droplet-2.jpg?1404537539" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/droplet-smarter-cheaper-way-water-your-garden/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/droplet-smarter-cheaper-way-water-your-garden/news#comments Connected home Home Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:15:49 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1441059 at http://www.stuff.tv Banish closing time forever with the Synek beer dispenser http://www.stuff.tv/sg/banish-closing-time-forever-table-top-beer-dispenser/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Counter-top tap system recreates American-style craft brew pub in your own home </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Synek beer dispenser" alt="Synek beer dispenser" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Synek-craft-brew-dispenser.jpg?1404349828" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/mark-harris" title="View user profile.">Mark Harris</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Does it come with a bartender?</strong><br />Not the entire pub, obviously. Just the most important bit: cold, fresh beer that tastes of beer rather than a metal can.</p> <p><strong>So no dartboard then?</strong><br />No. Neither is there a built-in jukebox, an add-on that writes rude graffiti in your toilet or a soundtrack of someone talking loudly about football. The Synek system is just a blender-sized gadget that stores microbrews for up to a month and dispenses them at the perfect temperature.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How about cheese and onion crisps?</strong><br />How many pints have you had already? Can you come back when you&#39;re sober?</p> <p><strong>But I&#39;ll never be sober - that&#39;s the whole point, isn&#39;t it?</strong><br />Fair enough. The system uses disposable bags (costing about US$1 each) that you can fill at your favourite craft, micro, nano or home brewery. These snap into place inside the Synek, which keeps them fresh, cold and pressurised until you&#39;re ready to quaff.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="746" title="Invisible barmaid pours perfect pint" alt="Invisible barmaid pours perfect pint" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/synek2_0.jpg?1404349828" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How does it fare with British-style real ales?</strong><br />I didn&#39;t think you were that fussy. Synek is suitable for cask-style secondary fermented hand-pulled real ales, although you might want to adjust the temperature so they don&#39;t come out too cold.</p> <p><strong>Can I get one before closing time tonight?</strong><br />No. Synek is still raising money for its beer delivery system on <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1620669801/synek-any-beer-ever-made-fresh-on-your-counter">Kickstarter</a>. Units are pre-ordering for US$299 (about S$375), which is US$50 cheaper than the retail units will be when they arrive next spring.</p> <p><strong>Next spring? I&#39;m thirsty now!</strong><br />Previous Kickstarter darling <a href="http://www.brewbot.io/">Brewbot </a>is promising to ship out its first fridge-sized digital home-brew systems any day now - although they do cost a bladder-emptying &pound;2180 (S$4665).&nbsp;</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://mashable.com/2014/07/01/keurig-for-beer-synek/">Mashable</a>] <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">More splendid Hot Stuff</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="799" title="Synek with beer bag" alt="Synek with beer bag" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Synek21_0.jpg?1404349828" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beer is my ally </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Synek beer dispenser banishes closing time </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/banish-closing-time-forever-table-top-beer-dispenser/news#comments Crowdfunding Home Hot Stuff Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:04:21 +0000 Elissa Loi 1440816 at http://www.stuff.tv IBM's Watson AI comes to your kitchen http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ibms-watson-ai-comes-your-kitchen/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Open the coffee pod bay doors, HAL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="799" title="Bon Appetit&#039;s Watson chef app" alt="Bon Appetit&#039;s Watson chef app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IBM-4-of-4-620x413.jpg?1404193724" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You might not trust an artifical intelligence to drive your car (or spaceship) just yet, but what could possibly go wrong with putting one in charge of your kitchen?</p> <p>IBM has teamed up with US cooking magazine <a href="http://www.bonappetit.com/">Bon&nbsp;Appétit</a>&nbsp;to give its Watson AI full rein of your razor-sharp knives, high-speed blenders, blow torches, microwave radiation and gas hobs.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/mark-harris" title="View user profile.">Mark Harris</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Robot Masterchef </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The app is powered by <a href="http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/">IBM&#39;s Watson technology</a>, which famously humiliated meat-based opponents to win <a href="http://www.jeopardy.com/">Jeopardy</a>, America&#39;s most prestigious quiz show. Now it&#39;s using the same machine learning smarts to spice up mealtimes with dishes like these fennel-spiced ribs accompanied by a tangy apple-mustard barbecue sauce.</p> <p>IBM taught Watson about cooking by feeding it 9,000 Bon Appétit recipes, from which it built up expertise about ingredient pairings, cooking styles, and combinations that definitely would not help to enslave humanity. The iPad app combines these insights with data about food chemistry,&nbsp;ethnic cooking styles and&nbsp;&quot;hedonic psychophysics&quot; (the psychology of what humans find pleasant and unpleasant).</p> <p>Users tap in the ingredients they want to use and any allergens they want to avoid, so that Watson would never accidentally slip them into a meal before a global robot revolution. The app then spits out 100 possible recipes complete with ingredient quantities and cooking instructions.&nbsp;</p> <p>You may be sacrificing your human creativity to a souless machine bent on your ultimate downfall but who cares when this grilled corn and nectarine salad with toasted spice vinaigrette is so wonderfully tangy!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hal-her-top-24-artificial-intelligences-film/feature">From HAL to &#39;Her&#39;: the top 24 artificial intelligences on film</a></p> <p>[Source and images: <a href="http://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/trends-news/article/beta-test-chef-watson">Bon Appétit</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="766" title="Fennel-Spiced Ribs with Tangy Apple-Mustard Barbecue Sauce" alt="Fennel-Spiced Ribs with Tangy Apple-Mustard Barbecue Sauce" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watson-fennel-spiced-barbecue-ribs-940x600.jpg?1404193724" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="766" title="Grilled Corn and Nectarine Salad with Toasted Spice Vinaigrette" alt="Grilled Corn and Nectarine Salad with Toasted Spice Vinaigrette" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watson-corn-salad-940x600.jpg?1404193724" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ibms-watson-ai-comes-your-kitchen/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ibms-watson-ai-comes-your-kitchen/news#comments Home Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:24:44 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440611 at http://www.stuff.tv Daisy.si smart waterer means your houseplants will never die http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hdhomerun/daisysi-smart-waterer-means-your-houseplants-will-never-die/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This compact product, seeking Indiegogo funding, analyses soil moisture and releases water accordingly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Daisy.si smart waterer means your houseplants will never die" alt="Daisy.si smart waterer means your houseplants will never die" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/daisy-si-main.jpg?1399020327" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Houseplants are universally acknowledged as (a) pretty nice to have around your gaff and (b) pretty much guaranteed to die unless you pay them careful attention.</p> <p>
Previously, lazybones plant lovers had to basically buy a cactus if they wanted some ultra-low maintenance greenery at home, but a new product seeking funding via Indiegogo aims to change all that.</p> <p>Daisy.si is a compact, battery-powered all-in-one smart watering device consisting of a moisture sensor, a light sensor and a water dosing valve. It&rsquo;s waterproof too, so can be used in pots outside.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Place it in with a plant and rig it to a water source (a vase, placed at a higher level than the Daisy.si, will do the trick) and it&rsquo;ll continuously measure the moisture content of the soil, using that data to decide when to release water into the pot. A pair of AAA batteries will power it for around two years.</p> <p>You can also control it via a phone, tablet or PC, thanks to a website that allows you to set the upper and lower limits for humidity, the amount of water that should be used, and (here&rsquo;s where the light sensor comes into play) whether water should be released during the day or night.</p> <p>Daisy.si&rsquo;s Slovenia-based inventors are seeking US$18,000 (S$22,824) in backing from Indiegogo users, and at the time of writing (with 39 days to go) have secured just over $4,000 (S$5,072). Pledging at least $30 (S$38) will get you one of the first Daisy.si units off the production line.</p> <p>[<a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/daisy-si-smart-plant-waterer/#home">Indiegogo</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Daisy.si analyses soil moisture and releases water accordingly" alt="Daisy.si analyses soil moisture and releases water accordingly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/daisy-si-close-up.jpg?1399020327" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hdhomerun/daisysi-smart-waterer-means-your-houseplants-will-never-die/news#comments Home Thu, 01 May 2014 12:29:41 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1436497 at http://www.stuff.tv Move aside Roomba, here comes Neato http://www.stuff.tv/sg/move-aside-roomba-here-comes-neato/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spinning discs are so early 2000&#039;s. The Neato gives you another way to annoy your pets while vacuuming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Move aside Roomba, here comes Neato" alt="Move aside Roomba, here comes Neato" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/neato%20robvac%20hot%20stuff.jpg?1398321962" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A vacuum? What next, blenders? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hush you unbeliever. Neato makes robot...vacuums. You know, like Roomba.</p> <p>But at least you can sort of tell what they do for a living from their name. Roomba always sounded like some sort of exotic dance. Neato believes it does better than the competition (cough, Roomba) &quot;with smarter technology, more powerful suction, and bigger-is-better features&quot;. At least that&#39;s what their website says.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will it do my laundry? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You wish. This is strictly for cleaning your floors whether wood, tile, carpet or vinyl. Neato claims that their vacuums have the most powerful robotic vacuum ever. That claim had better hold water as their vacuums aren&#39;t exactly on the cheap side.</p> <p>What you can do with a Neato is schedule your cleaning times so even when you&#39;re not at home, your Neato vacuum will go about sucking up dust, pet hair and random tiny microorganism.</p> <p>Neato vacuums also use a special &#39;laser eye&#39; that maps their surroundings so they will clean in a pattern of straight, overlapping lines instead of just bumping from corner to corner like bumper cars.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6rII0U3M3ec" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So this Neato is neat-o? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Besides the interesting laser eye technology, Neato vacuums also come with filters to weed out finer dust particles as opposed to standard filters.</p> <p>The Neato XV-21 for instance comes with a combination bristle and blade brush that will pick up pet hair, dander and stray fibres from carpeting and the like. This would be a boon to those with allergies and unfortunately have to live with the kind of animals that shed a lot of fur.</p> <p>You could get a fish but where&#39;s the fun in that as opposed to something that&#39;s furry and a possible moneymaker on YouTube?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mldfSwY369g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can I buy this here? How much? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oh yes you can buy Neato vacuums online from <a href="http://www.robovacshop.com/" target="_blank">RoboVacShop</a>. Sadly not all of Neato&#39;s cool robot cleaners are available here but sniff around on Lazada, where Neato vacuums occasionally pop up.</p> <p>Prices vary considerably depending on model and existing promotions. The XV-21 for instance goes for <a href="http://www.robovacshop.com/c/26/neato-xv-11-xv-12-xv-14-xv-15-xv-21-xv11-xv12-xv15-xv21" target="_blank">S$799</a> at RoboVacShop but deals can be found online if you look hard enough so we suggest you shop around for your perfect robot helper.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Move aside Roomba, here comes Neato" alt="Move aside Roomba, here comes Neato" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/robvac%20stuff%2001.jpg?1398321962" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/move-aside-roomba-here-comes-neato/news#comments Home Hot Stuff Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:42:12 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1436045 at http://www.stuff.tv 3 ingenious transforming shoebox apartments http://www.stuff.tv/sg/3-ingenious-transforming-shoebox-apartments/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Push and click your way to bigger living spaces </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="3 ingenious transforming shoebox apartments" alt="3 ingenious transforming shoebox apartments" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/micro.png?1398137225" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You live in an overpriced glorified shoebox. What are you going to do about it?</p> <p class="p2">You could cry and moan about your miniscule living space, or make like any of these three people and convert that itty bitty space into a liveable habitat. When life gives you limited real estate, make intelligent floor plans. Here are some ideas.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Barcelona </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Christian Schallert&rsquo;s box of an apartment might look like well, just a box. Where&rsquo;s the bed? The kitchen? Well, notice the wall of compartment doors? Each of them hides a series of additions that can be activated with a push to convert that microscopic space into better functionality.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/juWaO5TJS00" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New York </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The founder of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.treehugger.com/" target="_blank">TreeHugger</a>,&nbsp;Graham Hill&#39;s little studio apartment is more than meets the eye. It may be all of 39 square meters, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean it isn&#39;t able to become more than it is - within that small space lies 8 different rooms. Don&rsquo;t believe us? Take a gander.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/tFo3rl1a9C0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hong Kong </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Think Singapore apartments are bad? You&#39;ll want to take that back after visiting Hong Kong. Watch how Hong Kong dweller Gary Chang makes the most of his tiny apartment, moving walls to transform his 32 square meters into 24 rooms.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WB2-2j9e4co" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/3-ingenious-transforming-shoebox-apartments/feature#comments Design Tuesday Home Lists Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:24:43 +0000 Elissa Loi 1435890 at http://www.stuff.tv Roomba-maker sees a future of laundry-washing robots http://www.stuff.tv/sg/irobot/roomba-maker-sees-future-where-robots-do-your-laundry/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And by that, we don&#039;t mean washing machines </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Roomba maker sees a future where robots do your laundry" alt="Roomba maker sees a future where robots do your laundry" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iRoomba%20stuff.jpg?1397719971" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In a world where we already have robot discs picking up our pet fur, iRobot sees a future where its popular Roombas might do more than provide us entertaining cat videos.</p> <p>iRobot&rsquo;s chief technology officer, Paolo Pirjanian said that the company was working on low-cost manipulation &ndash; basically making cheaper robots by using plastic to replace steel though it will mean less precision.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smarter, cheaper robots </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>iRobot also plans to make its robots &lsquo;smarter&rsquo; with low-cost 3-D sensors that will allow robots to understand the environment, and be able to discern individual objects. So it could possibly locate and retrieve objects and know what room to enter or clean.</p> <p>This could be made possible by storing all the information the robot helper needs in the cloud, as opposed to hard-coding it into a Roomba. So robots could potentially identify surfaces and &lsquo;learn&rsquo; from the cloud. It could perhaps use a different pressure on marble floors, as compared to vacuuming on hardwood. In future, iRobot could even see its robots move from just our living rooms to more rugged environments like the backyard.</p> <p>At the top of iRobot&rsquo;s to-do list is make a laundry robot as consumer research shows that laundry is the number one household task that people spend their time on. But there&#39;s no delivery date on that one yet, so being able to shove your dirty clothes onto your robot is still a long way away. Give us laundry robots before flying cars, we say.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.technologyreview.com/news/526596/three-questions-for-irobots-cto-paolo-pirjanian/">MIT Technology Review</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/15/5618036/roomba-maker-says-robots-will-recognize-everything-in-your-house">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sUF7BSPGvyM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/irobot/roomba-maker-sees-future-where-robots-do-your-laundry/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/irobot/roomba-maker-sees-future-where-robots-do-your-laundry/news#comments Connected home Home iRobot Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:49:25 +0000 Elissa Loi 1435550 at http://www.stuff.tv Oh boy, here come the Brother Hello Kitty sewing machines http://www.stuff.tv/sg/oh-boy-here-comes-brother-hello-kitty-sewing-machines/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Singapore&#039;s Kitty fanatics, get in queue for these special anniversary editions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Oh boy, here comes the Brother Hello Kitty sewing machines " alt="Oh boy, here comes the Brother Hello Kitty sewing machines " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/9BfgysYcyn4csdN0HRKhlTjxAYXF4TGvvCKYzVmQfZE.jpg?1397635747" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you love the cute overload of Hello Kitty, let the fandom begin. For those of you who don&rsquo;t, welcome to kitty hell.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Brother has launched two special anniversary editions of its Hello Kitty home sewing machines &ndash; the NV980K and the GS2786K.</p> <p>Both the NV980K and GS2786K are multi-function machines that combine sewing, quilting and embroidery features with the latest innovation and technology.&nbsp;</p> <p>Brother&#39;s regional product manager for home sewing machines, Shigeki Yamashita, said the range offers greater scope for sewing enthusiasts to add their own creative flair to their projects, as well as encourage children to become the next generation sewing experts.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Our customers are always seeking unique patterns that will easily bring their creations to life. With the Hello Kitty sewing machines, it adds the fun in functionality while providing a sophisticated and professional finish,&rdquo; he added.</p> <p>But if you&rsquo;re not a hobbyist quilter or crafter, you might want to get it just so it can sit alongside your other dust-collecting Hello Kitty memorabilia.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/oh-boy-here-comes-brother-hello-kitty-sewing-machines/news#comments Home Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:07:49 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435540 at http://www.stuff.tv Smart homes are an eventuality, but not in the immediate future http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smart-homes-are-an-eventuality-but-not-in-the-immediate-future/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At Innofest 2014, LG’s Ken Hong gave his two cents on how the future of connected homes is a long time coming, but will take a while more to arrive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Smart homes are an eventuality, but not in the immediate future" alt="Smart homes are an eventuality, but not in the immediate future" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/LG%20smart%20home.jpg?1397204448" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LG announced HomeChat at CES earlier this year - a system that will allow you to message your appliances as if they were your best buds.</p> <p class="p2">That is, if you normally boss your friends around and demand they keep you updated on their life&rsquo;s progress with military-esque regularity.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Internet of Things </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;I hate to use the phrase Internet of Things (IOT). Who came up with that? Companies have been doing this convergence thing for years, and then somebody comes up with IOT and it suddenly becomes a trend. It&rsquo;s been around for a while and I think it&rsquo;s going to take a long time, just like how HDTV took forever to get into your living room. (laughs) But it&rsquo;s going to happen, just not in one year.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Smart homes are an eventuality, but not in the immediate future" alt="Smart homes are an eventuality, but not in the immediate future" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/internet-of-things.jpg?1397204448" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You won’t know what hit you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;It&rsquo;s not going to happen all at once but at some point in the future, you&rsquo;re going to wake up and be like &#39;Hey everything&rsquo;s connected. When did this happen?&#39; I think it&rsquo;s just going to take over slowly. I think things like LG&rsquo;s HomeChat, which you saw at CES, are the incremental evolution of smart homes; it&rsquo;s connectivity, it&rsquo;s convergence.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2688" height="1512" title="Smart homes are an eventuality, but not in the immediate future" alt="Smart homes are an eventuality, but not in the immediate future" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LGHomeChat.jpg?1397204448" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smart homes are real, not like unicorns, right? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;We have some luxury apartments in Korea that are kind of like that. When you move in, all you have to do is set up a password and everything is connected from your locks to your security system to your network and Wi-Fi. But again, it comes at a premium price. I think for an everyday layperson, it&rsquo;s still pretty far away.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Show us the future, tell us what&#039;s next </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;One year it&rsquo;ll be TVs, the next year it&rsquo;ll be washing machines, the next year it&rsquo;ll be air-conditioners. I think it will eventually happen and you know why? You&#39;ll want that because it will be smart enough to know how to save you money by saving electricity. That will be why people will buy into it and then get all the other benefits with it. Smart grid will tell you when to do your laundry, and when to put the refrigerator into sleep mode. You don&rsquo;t want to worry about that stuff. You want the system to do it for you and people are going to buy it because it&rsquo;s all going to pay for itself in five years.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Smart homes are an eventuality, but not in the immediate future" alt="Smart homes are an eventuality, but not in the immediate future" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/washingmachine.jpg?1397204448" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Indoor usage? How boring, we want more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;It&rsquo;s not going to be just homes and about the indoors, it&rsquo;s going to be cars as well. I think that&rsquo;s the future. You know when you drive up to your home, not only does the garage door open and close, but also your lights, your heat or air-conditioner will come on. I think that stuff is what a connected home is. I don&rsquo;t think it&rsquo;s about &ldquo;Hey, I&rsquo;m going out, lights off!&rdquo; That is so one-dimensional.&nbsp;With mobile devices, I think you can&rsquo;t just call it a smart home, it&rsquo;s just smart. There&rsquo;s no limit. It&rsquo;s more than just about lights going on and off. It&rsquo;s got to have fluidity and almost like an artificial intelligence component to it.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us something we don&#039;t know </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>I think smart recommendations are coming, but I think we are still seeing very early stages of it on your phone and TV now. It&rsquo;s going to be a while before the system says, &ldquo;Hey, I know you like superhero movies and they&rsquo;re running&nbsp;<em>Heroes</em>.&rdquo; I dont think we need to do AI per se, but it&rsquo;s going to happen eventually. It&rsquo;s going to take over whether or not you want it to. We&rsquo;re already seeing signs of that in current smart systems to very low levels. Smart recommendations will be first, and the rest will unfold from there.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Smart homes are an eventuality, but not in the immediate future" alt="Smart homes are an eventuality, but not in the immediate future" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LGstore.jpg?1397204448" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don&#039;t hold your breath for smart homes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, it&#039;s coming, but it&#039;ll take a while more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG%20smart%20home.jpg?1397204324" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smart-homes-are-an-eventuality-but-not-in-the-immediate-future/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smart-homes-are-an-eventuality-but-not-in-the-immediate-future/feature#comments Home LG Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:36:19 +0000 Elissa Loi 1434722 at http://www.stuff.tv LG innovates: 5 life-improving gadgets you'll wish you own http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/5-lg-innovations-you-should-keep-your-eye-out/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From heart rate-tracking earphones to air-conditioners to keep mosquitoes away, these creative gadgets put the “Inno” in LG InnoFest 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="5 interesting LG innovations to keep an eye out for" alt="5 interesting LG innovations to keep an eye out for" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/innofest.jpg?1397025580" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LG unloaded a whole slew of products you can expect in the coming days, and we waded through the entire showfloor to bring you the ones you should truly be psyched about.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lifeband Touch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LG&rsquo;s first wearable is a water-resistant activity tracker that&rsquo;ll keep you up to date with your social life, even providing music control as you go on a run and monitor your activity rate. Swipe through notifications on its OLED screen and stay connected to phone calls coming in, you social butterfly, you. Available in three sizes with a fourth (S) coming soon, you&rsquo;ll find your perfect fit.</p> <p><strong>Mind-blowing feature</strong>: The display comes on with a flick of the wrist, saving you the hassle of having to activate it with a push of the button. Some people are just that lazy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="LG&#039;s Lifeband Touch is watching you. Always." alt="5 interesting LG innovations to keep an eye out for" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lifeband.jpg?1397025580" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="5472" height="3648" title="LG&#039;s Lifeband Touch is watching you. Always." alt="5 interesting LG innovations to keep an eye out for" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0134.JPG?1397025580" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Innovative air-conditioners </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ok, make that two air-conditioners you should be excited about. The first responds to voice commands (if it recognises your accent) so you can adjust temperature, air volume, and power nestled in the comfort of your bed. The other is a mosquito-killing machine that operates via ultrasonic wave technology to stun those annoying insects into eternal slumber.</p> <p>Bad news is, the voice-command unit is available only in Thailand, while the mozzie killer is heading to Bangladesh. Will it come to our part of the world? Wish hard enough and it just might, according to the LG rep.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mind-blowing feature</strong>: Mosquito-incapacitating ultrasonic wave technology, duh.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bye bye, mozzies" alt="5 interesting LG innovations to keep an eye out for" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aircon.jpg?1397025580" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 105-in Curved UHD TV </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Why choose one killer feature when you can cram both curves and detail-unforgiving 5K (5120 x 2160) resolution into one gigantic 105-in slab of display? Showcased at CES this year, this monster is what all baby tellys want to be when they grow up.</p> <p><strong>Mind-blowing feature</strong>: The smart telly&#39;s operating system should be familiar to you - it&#39;s Palm&#39;s intuitive webOS that sent everyone into a frenzy years ago. The sleek simple interface lets you click left for your viewing history and right for apps to line up in your watch. Hover the cursor over any app and you get a nice fat preview of what it offers too.&nbsp;Also, the Bean Bird that helps with the usually mundane setup process is pretty cute.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Look at those curves and the size of the TV!" alt="5 interesting LG innovations to keep an eye out for" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/telly.jpg?1397025580" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="5472" height="3648" title="Such a sight for sore eyes, these LG TVs." alt="5 interesting LG innovations to keep an eye out for" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0081.JPG?1397025580" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="5472" height="3648" title="Such a sight for sore eyes, these LG TVs." alt="5 interesting LG innovations to keep an eye out for" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0078.JPG?1397025580" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="5472" height="3648" title="Such a sight for sore eyes, these LG TVs." alt="5 interesting LG innovations to keep an eye out for" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0091.JPG?1397025580" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hom-Bot Square </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No more frustrating game of real-life Tetris when you angle your vacuum cleaner into those awkward corners. With different cleaning modes and a timer function, the Hom-Bot gets to work more punctually than any salaried worker, giving you a clean home to return to. It even has a Turbo mode to suck up the most clingy of dust balls.</p> <p><strong>Mind-blowing feature</strong>: It cleans your home by itself, enough said. And its amazingly accurate - LG put a burning candle in front of the Hom-Bot, and it refused to move forward even when it was manually commanded to do so. But we still wouldn&rsquo;t recommend leaving lit candles around your home when this is on the move.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5472" height="3648" title="The best homie you can get, the LG Hom-Bot" alt="5 interesting LG innovations to keep an eye out for" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0053.JPG?1397025580" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4000" height="2667" title="The best homie you can get, the LG Hom-Bot" alt="5 interesting LG innovations to keep an eye out for" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0054.JPG?1397025580" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="5472" height="3648" title="The best homie you can get, the LG Hom-Bot" alt="5 interesting LG innovations to keep an eye out for" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM_0052.JPG?1397025580" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Heart Rate Earphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If a wristband isn&rsquo;t quite your thing, how about a pair of earphones instead? This jack- of-all-trades measures body statistics like metabolic and maximum oxygen consumption rates, on top of the fitness usuals like distance, calories, and steps taken. It works via Bluetooth to operate side by side with the Lifeband Touch as well, bringing you the information instantly. Of course, it also streams your music in high fidelity and packs a built-in mic for calls on-the-move.</p> <p><strong>Mind-blowing feature</strong>: The Performtek sensor in each earbud is what brings you your bodily data to fine tune your workout. Now, this is truly close to any athlete&rsquo;s heart.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Are you listening? Because the hear rate earphones are eavesdropping on your heart beat" alt="5 interesting LG innovations to keep an eye out for" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/earphones.jpg?1397025580" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lg/5-lg-innovations-you-should-keep-your-eye-out/feature#comments Home LG TV Wearable tech Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:18:08 +0000 Elissa Loi 1434726 at http://www.stuff.tv Design Tuesday: 6 of the coolest houses in the world http://www.stuff.tv/sg/design-tuesday-6-most-coolest-houses-world/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Houses so awesome, we&#039;d die to live in them. Hey, wait... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="700" height="500" title="Design Tuesday: 6 of the coolest houses in the world" alt="Design Tuesday: 6 of the coolest houses in the world" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/aloni-ed06.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;re going to drop a ton of cash on some property in Singapore, why not make it as special as some of these gems from around the globe? It&#39;d probably do wonders for your resale value, too.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/melvin-tang" title="View user profile.">Melvin Tang</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Survive a zombie apocalypse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>See this nice, open house by <a href="http://www.kwkpromes.pl/en/c/projects/housing" target="_blank">Robert Konieczny at KWK Promes</a>? It&#39;ll actually close up real quick at the push of a button. Located in Warsaw, Poland, it&#39;s called the Safe House, which is very apt seeing as it should even be able to surive a zombie apocalypse. Food and drink notwithstanding, of course. That&#39;s because it&#39;s able to seal itself up with concrete and steel, forming an impenetrable cube that&#39;s only accessible via drawbridge. &nbsp;</p> <p>Images: <a href="http://www.home-designing.com/2011/04/transformer-safe-house" target="_blank">Home Designing</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1024" height="683" title="Survive a zombie apocalypse" alt="Survive a zombie apocalypse" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/house-opening.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1024" height="683" title="Survive a zombie apocalypse" alt="Survive a zombie apocalypse" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazing-transformer-house.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1024" height="683" title="Survive a zombie apocalypse" alt="Survive a zombie apocalypse" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/house-open.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1024" height="683" title="Survive a zombie apocalypse" alt="Survive a zombie apocalypse" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/transformer-house.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shuffle things around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Modular homes are amazing, and none more so than Gary Chang&#39;s 344-square foot apartment in Hong Kong. Built with space that transforms according to your needs, this tiny wonder actually contains a full kitchen, guest bedroom, library, dining room, laundry room, spa, bathtub, and even a wall-sized movie screen within its confines. Talk about making the most of what you have, right?</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/garden/15hongkong.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">New York Times</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WB2-2j9e4co" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I see you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But you can&#39;t see me. Not in the Mirror House in Holland by <a href="http://www.johanselbing.nl/?/projects/mirror-house/" target="_blank">Johan Selbing</a>, anyway. Made in collaboration with designer Anouk Vogel, the house is covered in two-way mirrors, making you feel feel like you have tons of open space in your house while maintaining a sense of privacy. The best part is that it might even seem invisible from certain angles, Predator camouflage-style, and all those reflective surfaces should help keep the heat out, too.</p> <p>Images:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.johanselbing.nl/?/projects/mirror-house/" target="_blank">Johan Selbing</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="780" height="408" title="I see you" alt="I see you" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-mirror%20house-front.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="780" height="521" title="I see you" alt="I see you" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-mirrorhouse-living.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="780" height="490" title="I see you" alt="I see you" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-mirrorhouse-living.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="780" height="512" title="I see you" alt="I see you" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/7-mirrorhouse-exterior.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gone to ground </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Almost like having your very own hobbit home, the Aloni house in Antiparos, Greece, by<a href="http://www.deca.gr/#/en/main" target="_blank"> Deca Architecture</a>&nbsp;is built almost entirely underground. With walls and a roof made out of earth, the 2500-square foot house is superbly insulated, and blends perfectly into the surrounding landscape. Bag End would probably look like this in modern times.&nbsp;</p> <p>Images: <a href="http://inhabitat.com/beautiful-underground-aloni-house-blends-in-with-the-earth/aloni-lead001/" target="_blank">Inhabitat</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="700" height="500" title="Gone to ground" alt="Gone to ground" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aloni-lead02.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="641" height="430" title="Gone to ground" alt="Gone to ground" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aloni-lead001.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="700" height="500" title="Gone to ground" alt="Gone to ground" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aloni-ed05.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="700" height="500" title="Gone to ground" alt="Gone to ground" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aloni-ed04.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Downloadable Design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/87843940" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/87843940">3D Print Canal House</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user9732280">3D Print Canal House</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <p>3D printing is steadily picking up steam in manufacturing, but the folks at the <a href="http://3dprintcanalhouse.com/smart-city-1" target="_blank">3D Print Canal House</a> in Amsterdam are taking it one enormous step further by 3D printing an entire house. Alright, you can&#39;t really live in it seeing it&#39;s an exhibition, but at least you&#39;ll actually get to go in and see it up close for the low price of &euro;2.5 (S$4.4).&nbsp;If this makes it into the mainstream, costly and time-consuming contruction could soon be a thing of the past.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plastic Fantastic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We already use plastic for so many things nowadays, it actually makes sense to build a house out of it. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the house exterior is made up of translucent plastic panels filled with insulation, making the house extremely energy efficient. Think about it: eco friendly, lower construction costs, lower utilities bills, and it looks pretty futuristic to boot? Sounds good to us.</p> <p>Images: <a href="http://gizmodo.com/this-super-energy-efficient-house-is-made-of-plastic-1549047830" target="_blank">Gizmodo</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1280" height="853" title="Plastic Fantastic" alt="Plastic Fantastic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/01_casa-urbana-robilant.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1280" height="853" title="Plastic Fantastic" alt="Plastic Fantastic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/02_casa-urbana-robilant.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1280" height="853" title="Plastic Fantastic" alt="Plastic Fantastic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/05_casa-urbana-robilant.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1280" height="853" title="Plastic Fantastic" alt="Plastic Fantastic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/07_casa-urbana-robilant.jpg?1396410325" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 awesome houses to stay in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/house-opening_0.jpg?1396410098" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/design-tuesday-6-most-coolest-houses-world/feature#comments Home Lists Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:00:38 +0000 Melvin Tang 1434240 at http://www.stuff.tv