Home http://www.stuff.tv/sg/home/features en-SG 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 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 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 Cheat Sheet: Creating Savour-type eats on the cheap http://www.stuff.tv/sg/kitchen/cheat-sheet-creating-savour-type-eats-cheap/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You don&#039;t need a fancy culinary education to make gourmet meals with these kitchen tools </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="520" height="360" title="Cheat Sheet: Creating Savour-type eats on the cheap" alt="Cheat Sheet: Creating Savour-type eats on the cheap" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Tropical-Mango-Coffee.jpg?1394273236" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&#39;ll never go hungry in Singapore. Especially not when Savour, the annual gourmet food festival, is back in town, serving up tasters from some of the best professional kitchens around the world at the Promontory at Marina Bay.</p> <p>Equally inspired and yearning for more Savour-y food,&nbsp; we dug up three different kitchen tools you can use to throw the perfect dinner party and impress your friends. All without having to enroll in a hoity-toity French cooking school, or breaking the bank to install state-of-the-art professional kitchen equipment.</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"> Nespresso Umat (S$288) </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-ea8951e0-a0ff-04bc-d1c5-aa00071dd460">The Umat features automatic brewing and an incredibly quick heat-up time of 25 seconds. That means the moment you drop a capsule in, the machine makes your favourite brew thanks to its tactile interface; one less thing to get grumpy about in the mornings. Complete with an adjustable water tank, the Nespresso Umat was designed to fit into anyone&#39;s lifestyle. Be quick to grab the Umat Red, because only 120 of this limited edition machine are up for grabs.</p> <p dir="ltr"><u><strong>Tropical Mango Coffee</strong></u></p> <p dir="ltr">Place a few cracked or regular ice cubes in the bottom of the glass, then add mango juice. Insert a capsule of the chosen Grand Cru in the Nespresso machine, and prepare the coffee (25ml) into a tall recipe glass. Press the cold milk froth button. Place a chocolate-covered wafer on top. Voila, tasty tropical mango coffee that&#39;s gives you a sweet kick.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Recipe from</strong>:<a href="http://www.nespresso.com/ultimate-coffee-creations/SG/en/tropical-mango-coffee.html" target="_blank"> Nespresso</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="Nespresso Umat (S$288)" alt="Nespresso Umat (S$288)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nespressoumat.png?1394273236" /> </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>Results</strong>: Forget about expensive cafes that&#39;ll rip you off for a tiny cup of espresso. Assume caffeine control with your own coffee machine. With new capsule flavours and recipes released ever so often, you&rsquo;ll be spoilt for choice. Pulling the perfect cup of java has never been easier.</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="520" height="360" title="Tropical Mango Coffee" alt="Tropical Mango Coffee" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Tropical-Mango-Coffee.jpg?1394273236" /> </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"> Theo &amp; Co Pizza Perfector (S$199) </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-ea8951e0-a104-8b03-1c47-2fd5d7d4ea9f">Lacking a wood fire stove? Don&rsquo;t worry, you can still create the perfect pizza that&#39;ll make your friends go mama mia.</p> <p dir="ltr">Designed by triple world champion pizza maker, Theo Kalogeracos, the <a href="http://www.tottstore.com/pizza-perfector.html" target="_blank">Pizza Perfector</a> features an automatic timer, a rotating tray for even cooking, and can make it all happen in less than 10 minutes.</p> <p dir="ltr"><u><strong>Ingredients for the perfect pizza dough</strong></u></p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>800g strong white bread flour plus 200g finely ground semolina flour</li> <li>1 teaspoon fine sea salt</li> <li>2 x 7 g dried yeast sachets</li> <li>1 tablespoon golden caster sugar</li> <li>4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil</li> <li>650 ml lukewarm water</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><u><strong>Making the perfect pizza</strong></u></p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>Sieve the flour and salt on to a clean surface and make a well in the middle.</li> <li>In a jug, mix the yeast, sugar and olive oil into the water and leave for a few minutes, then pour into the well.</li> <li>Using a fork, bring the flour in gradually from the sides and swirl it into the liquid.</li> <li>Keep mixing, drawing larger amounts of flour in, and when it all starts to come together, work the rest of the flour in with your clean, flour-dusted hands.</li> <li>Knead until you have a smooth, springy dough then place it in a large flour-dusted bowl and flour the top of it.</li> <li>Cover with a damp cloth for about an hour until the dough has doubled in size.</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">It&#39;s a good idea to roll the pizzas out about 15 to 20 minutes before you want to cook them. Dress it up with smoked salmon and caviar a la Wolfgang Puck or go simple with the tried and tested proscuitto and rucola combo.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Recipe from</strong>: <a href="http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/recipe/pizza-dough" target="_blank">Jamie Oliver</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="Theo &amp; Co Pizza Perfector (S$199)" alt="Theo &amp; Co Pizza Perfector (S$199)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Pizza%20Perfector.jpg?1394273236" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Results</strong>: Your own pizza party every weekend. The Pizza Perfector is just the right size to sit in the centre of your dining table. All you have to do is prep the pizza dough and a buffet of ingredients, and you&#39;ll be able to custom-make your favourite pizza without any fuss. Even better, there won&#39;t be an astronomical bill at the end of the night, either.</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 perfect pizza" alt="The perfect pizza" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pizza_0.jpg?1394273236" /> </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"> Molecule-R Cocktail R-Evolution Kit (S$118) </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-ea8951e0-a108-1ee8-e011-e9d811e739d9">If you&rsquo;re a cocktail junkie, take your addiction to a new level with this machine that&#39;ll have you creating classic cocktails in new forms you never thought possible.</p> <p dir="ltr">The <a href="http://www.tottstore.com/cocktail-r-evolution-kit-140-g.html" target="_blank">Molecule-R Cocktail R-Evolution Kit</a> combines a little bit of cocktail chemistry and a ton of creativity to help you entertain your guests, molecular-gastronomy style. Don&rsquo;t worry about blowing up your bar, it comes with a DVD of 30 recipes to guide you through.</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="Molecule-R Cocktail R-Evolution Kit (S$118)" alt="Molecule-R Cocktail R-Evolution Kit (S$118)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Cocktail%20Kit.jpg?1394273236" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><u><strong>Melon Ball</strong></u></p> <p>First, dissolve a pinch of calcium lactate into ⅔ cups (150 ml) of orange juice - okay, you know what, it&#39;s going to sound too complicated. Watch the video instead.</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/gRahGHbcdqA" 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-6"><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>Results</strong>: Let a mojito bubble explode in your mouth, bite into a layered martini, or instead of accompanying your tequila shots with lemon slices, why not some lime foam? Molecular gastronomy (and liquor) costs a bomb, but now it doesn&rsquo;t have to with your own Ferran Adria bar kit to surprise and keep your dinner guests lubricated.</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="Melon Ball" alt="Melon Ball" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/visuel-cocktail.jpg?1394273236" /> </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/kitchen/cheat-sheet-creating-savour-type-eats-cheap/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/kitchen/cheat-sheet-creating-savour-type-eats-cheap/feature#comments Home Kitchen Sat, 08 Mar 2014 07:58:37 +0000 Elissa Loi 1433467 at http://www.stuff.tv The Snore Activated Nudging Pillow does what it says http://www.stuff.tv/sg/snore-activated-nudging-pillow-does-what-it-says/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet the helpful pillow that will nudge you into silent sleep </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="1000" height="749" title="The Snore Activated Nudging Pillow does what it says" alt="The Snore Activated Nudging Pillow does what it says" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/snore%20activated%20nudge%20pillow.jpg?1392196563" /> </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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why are you showing me your lumpy old pillow? </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>Don&rsquo;t be so quick to judge. Beneath this pillow&rsquo;s plain Jane polyester looks lies the solution for a night of peaceful sleep if you have a partner who, well, snores.</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"> It doesn’t look too comfortable. </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>Being constantly awakened by your partner&#39;s snoring is just as uncomfortable. Just so you know, this oddly-shaped Snore Activated Nudging Pillow&rsquo;s contours were designed for optimal head positioning to lessen the likelihood of snoring. If that doesn&rsquo;t work, the pillow will gently nudge the snorer to snap him out of the snore.</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-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"> The pillow is alive?! </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 silly, it just has an integrated microphone with adjustable sensitivity to detect snoring and subsequently puff itself up using an internal air bladder to an additional height of three inches. Just enough to make someone shift position and cease snoring. Fingers crossed. If it doesn&rsquo;t, you&rsquo;ll have to wait another 30 minutes before it inflates again. But if you&rsquo;re the snorer, good news is you have another 30 minutes to fall asleep.</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"> Someone get help quick! He’s dead! </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>Christ, stop with the dramatics, he&rsquo;s just blissfully passed out in deep sleep. Just like you&#39;ll be if you buy this pillow for your snoring bedmate.&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="680" height="480" title="The Snore Activated Nudging Pillow does what it says" alt="The Snore Activated Nudging Pillow does what it says" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/snore-activated-pillow.jpg?1392196563" /> </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"> How much does a sound(less) night’s sleep cost? </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>Everyone knows that a good night&#39;s rest is priceless. But in this case, it costs a mere US$150 (S$190), lucky you! Although, a pair of earplugs is admittedly a lot cheaper.</p> <p class="p3"><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2014/sleep-number-x12-snoozes-your-partners-snoring/news" target="_blank">READ MORE: The Sleep Number x12 snoozes your partner&#39;s snoring</a></p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">CLICK HERE FOR MORE HOT STUFF THAT WON&rsquo;T PUT YOU TO SLEEP</a></p> <p class="p4">Source: <a href="http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=83483" target="_blank">Hammacher Schlemmer&nbsp;</a></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> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/snore-activated-nudging-pillow-does-what-it-says/news#comments Home Hot Stuff Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:47:21 +0000 Elissa Loi 1432324 at http://www.stuff.tv 10 luxury items to make your mancave rival Tony Stark’s http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-luxury-items-make-your-house-rival-tony-stark-s/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Proceed with caution - extreme envy and uncontrollable drooling to be expected </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="704" height="528" title="10 luxury items to make your mancave rival Tony Stark’s" alt="10 luxury items to make your mancave rival Tony Stark’s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ironman.jpg?1391738942" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hands up, those who lusted after Tony Stark&rsquo;s digs as much as you did his suits in the Iron Man movies.</p> <p class="p1">We know we did. And since you <a href="http://www.bitrebels.com/design/truth-vs-rumors-the-iron-man-house-for-sale/" target="_blank">can&rsquo;t buy his house</a> even if you wanted to, the next best thing is to of course deck it out in a similar industrial-chic fashion. And here are 10 items for you to drool over. You know what to save that red packet money for now.</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"> Martin Baker MK10 Panavia Tornado Ejector Seat </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>Barstools may not be the most comfortable seats to park your butt on, but when they look as cool as these, discomfort is justified. The Hangar 54 guys plucked ejector seats from decommissioned RAF Panavia Tornados, wrapped them in soft new leather, and shined them up into barstools that every man&rsquo;s bar deserves.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Cost</strong>: US$13,400 (S$17,115). It&#39;s vintage and no one&#39;s died in them...we think.</p> <p class="p4">Image: <a href="http://hangar54.com/" target="_blank">Hangar 54</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="552" height="414" title="Martin Baker MK10 Panavia Tornado Ejector Seat" alt="Martin Baker MK10 Panavia Tornado Ejector Seat" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hangar54barstool.jpg?1391738942" /> </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"> 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"> Vintage Arcade Skee Ball </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>Unplug yourself from the digital pace of life and toss some balls in this classic arcade-favourite with its start pull-lever and delightfully analogue flipboard to keep score. Less likely than that pinball machine to trigger epilepsy too. So ditch that dusty Atari console, and own a piece of real gaming history.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Cost</strong>: US$6995 (S$8935). Get the kids off the iPad and onto this.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">Image: <a href="http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod2690454&amp;categoryId=search" target="_blank">Restoration Hardware</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="605" height="453" title="Vintage Arcade Skee Ball " alt="Vintage Arcade Skee Ball " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/skeeball.jpg?1391738942" /> </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"> 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"> Snolo Stealth-X </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>Bet Tony doesn&#39;t have one of these. Crafted out of speed-worthy carbon fibre, this dark and handsome sled is light enough for you to traipse up hills with and then zip down them at speeds in excess of 65kph. It&#39;s on, slopes. You won&#39;t even see us coming under the cover of night. Now all we have to do is find some snow.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Cost</strong>: A cool US$2549 (S$3255). You can always race kids and win the money back.</p> <p class="p2">Image: <a href="http://www.snolosleds.com/snolo-sleds/" target="_blank">Snolo Sleds</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="649" height="486" title="Snolo Stealth-X" alt="Snolo Stealth-X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/snolostealthx.jpg?1391738942" /> </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"> ROAST-GRIND-BREW COFFEE MACHINE </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>Coffee doesn&rsquo;t get any fresher with this java-churner from Bonaverde. Roast fresh fair trade beans to churn out goodwill and a great cuppa in minutes. Originally a Kickstarter project, it&rsquo;s since reached fully-funded status because everyone in the world desperately needs their daily caffeine fix, and cares about according coffee bean farms their due worth. If you&#39;d like a quicker buzz, try this <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/stunning-v12-f1-engine-coffee-machine-costs-s18850/news" target="_blank">espresso maker</a>&nbsp;to get your pulse racing.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Cost</strong>: from US$300 (S$385). Comes with an extra shot of good karma.</p> <p class="p2">Image: <a href="http://bonaverde.com/" target="_blank">Bonaverde</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="455" height="341" title="ROAST-GRIND-BREW COFFEE MACHINE" alt="ROAST-GRIND-BREW COFFEE MACHINE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bonaverdecoffeemachine.jpg?1391738942" /> </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"> 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"> Intervallo </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>How about a little game of foosball? And we do mean little. But who&rsquo;s to argue with the scale of the game when this foosball table doubles up as a handy coffee table? The latter part is what you should focus on to justify its purchase to your other half.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Cost</strong>: US$5900 (S$7535). But who can put a price on fun?</p> <p class="p1">Image: <a href="http://teckellfoosball.com/intervallo" target="_blank">Teckell</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="825" height="618" title="Intervallo" alt="Intervallo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/teckellintervallo.jpg?1391738942" /> </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"> 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"> Meteorite Set by Stahl </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 stakes have never been higher; you&rsquo;ll be playing with poker chips embedded with pieces from an 800,000-year-old meteorite. That&rsquo;s right, you&rsquo;re playing with a piece of the world&rsquo;s history. If space rock isn&#39;t your bling, the poker chips are also covered in 18k white gold and edged with diamonds, rubies and sapphires.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: An astronomical US$150,000 (S$191,550) that will make you see stars.</p> <p>Image: <a href="http://www.stahlstockholm.com/en/the-meteorite-set-5064459" target="_blank">Stahl</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="836" height="626" title="Meteorite Set by Stahl" alt="Meteorite Set by Stahl" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stahlmeteoriteset.jpg?1391738942" /> </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-6"><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"> Tectonic Bar </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>Everyone needs a drink, even Tony Stark. This secret compartment-loaded bar deserves a space in your Stark Industries-inspired abode. Push a secret button to open up the doors and rotate the inner columns to reveal a gold leaf-lined interior with specialist Linley cocktail-making accessories and raise a cigar humidor from its depths. So what if you only drink whiskey neat? This is the bar to end all bars.</p> <p><strong>Cost</strong>: An earth-shattering &pound;85,000 (S$179,675) to sober you right up.&nbsp;</p> <p>Image: <a href="http://www.davidlinley.com/store/furniture-and-upholstery/star-pieces/tectonic-bar" target="_blank">David Linley</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="780" height="584" title="Tectonic Bar " alt="Tectonic Bar " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tectonicbar.jpg?1391738942" /> </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-7"><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"> Cardok </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>Sigh, so many cars, so little space. Don&#39;t worry your meticulously-groomed head. The now-you-see-it-now-you-don&rsquo;t Cardok is the answer to your vehicular storage problems. Built to order, the electro-hydraulic lift system stores two vehicles and takes only 30 seconds to employ. Imagine all the surprise parties you can spring with this too.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Cost</strong>: from US$61,000 (S$77,900). Watch out for those hidden costs.</p> <p class="p1">Image: <a href="http://www.cardok.com/" target="_blank">Cardok</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="537" height="402" title="Cardok" alt="Cardok" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cardok.jpg?1391738942" /> </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-8"><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"> Magnum </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>Safer than erm, a certain product with the same name, the Magnum doubles up as a display case too with its retractable doors. How else can you show off your collection of luxury timepieces to your handsy houseguests when they&rsquo;re off the clock? Aside from watches, you can also protect and display your cufflinks, jewellery, and precious Magic: The Gathering cards too.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Cost</strong>: from US$155,000 (S$197,935). Because as we all know, time is money.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p3">Image: <a href="http://www.buben-zorweg.com/en/collection/luxury-safes/product/show/product/magnum/magnum.html" target="_blank">Buben&amp;Zorweg</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</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="753" height="563" title="Magnum" alt="Magnum" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bubenzorwegmagnum.jpg?1391738942" /> </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-9"><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"> SkyRunner </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 travelling on the roads by Audi R8 e-tron is too mainstream for you, let the chute out and take to the skies with the SkyRunner. Cruise down an empty stretch at 63kph to lift off to an in-air speed of 88kph where the traffic is always clear.&nbsp;They weren&rsquo;t kidding when they called this buggy a multi-terrain vehicle.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Cost</strong>: US$119,000 (S$151,965). You won&#39;t have any trouble attracting the birds with this ride.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">Image: <a href="http://www.flyskyrunner.com/" target="_blank">SkyRunner</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/IupTQZa9mRY" 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> <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"> Luxurious mancave </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"> Don&#039;t envy Tony Stark, build your own fancy pad </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/ironman.jpg?1391738871" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-luxury-items-make-your-house-rival-tony-stark-s/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/10-luxury-items-make-your-house-rival-tony-stark-s/feature#comments Home Lists Transport Mon, 03 Feb 2014 02:16:57 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431843 at http://www.stuff.tv The Tranquility Pod will gently vibrate you to sleep http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tranquility-pod-will-gently-rock-you-sleep/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recharge yourself by nestling within this comfortable cocoon from the future </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="495" height="371" title="The Tranquility Pod will gently rock you to sleep" alt="The Tranquility Pod will gently rock you to sleep" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tranquilitypod1.jpg?1390818034" /> </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 an alien egg?</strong></p> <p>Don&rsquo;t be silly, aliens don&rsquo;t exist. Not until <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/infrared-laser-aims-detect-aliens-won-t-shoot-them-pieces/news" target="_blank">these people </a>say so at least. It&rsquo;s a <a href="http://www.hammacher.com/Product/12195" target="_blank">Tranquility Pod</a>. What do you mean you&rsquo;ve never heard of one? Something similar already <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/audioorb-perfect-sound-bubble/news" target="_blank">exists</a>, and it looks like these human charging docks will be a legit category of furniture in the future.</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>That picture alone is making me feel very snoozy&hellip;</strong></p> <p>You&rsquo;re not alone. If its image is enough to induce sleep, imagine what it&rsquo;d be like to cuddle up in one of these fibreglass-clad wombs.</p> <p>Within it lies a suede-wrapped large memory foam cushion sits on top of a temperature-controlled waterbed to gently rock you to sleep... zzzzz. Oh sorry, we drifted off again.</p> <p>Its egg-like structure blocks out most of the sound and you also get to stream your music from its four-speaker sound system which gently vibrates through the waterbed. If that isn&rsquo;t enough to lull you to sleep, the 50 LEDS dotting the inside walls of the pod will do the job.&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-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?</strong></p> <p>The biofeedback system of the pod uses a sensor to read your heartbeat and synchronise it to drive the rhythm of the lights for the ultimate mood lighting. You will feel like you have retreated deep into yourself, the only place where no one and their ridiculous demands can get to you. Only the Tranquility Pod knows your 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="569" height="426" title="Only the Tranquility Pod knows your heart." alt="Only the Tranquility Pod knows your heart." src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tranquilitypod.jpg?1390818034" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Consume me, mighty Tranquility Pod!</strong></p> <p>Not so fast, big spender. Unless you have money bags in the excess of US$30,000 (S$38,400) stashed somewhere, we&rsquo;re afraid you&rsquo;ll have to join us on the sidewalk, with our faces pressed against the window.</p> <p class="p1">Or you could always convince HR that this is the perfect investment for the office lounge. Good luck getting them to buy that. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Maybe you&rsquo;d be able to afford <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">these</a> instead.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.hammacher.com/Product/12195" target="_blank">Hammacher Schlemmer</a> via <a href="http://www.coolthings.com/tranquility-pod/" target="_blank">CoolThings</a>]</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> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/tranquility-pod-will-gently-rock-you-sleep/news#comments Home Hot Stuff Mon, 27 Jan 2014 06:54:22 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431704 at http://www.stuff.tv The Sleep Number x12 snoozes your partner's snoring http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2014/sleep-number-x12-snoozes-your-partners-snoring/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And simultaneously causes a drastic drop in divorce rates all over the world </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="629" height="471" title="The Sleep Number x12 snoozes your partner&#039;s snoring" alt="The Sleep Number x12 snoozes your partner&#039;s snoring" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sleepnumber1.jpg?1389261244" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As marriage isn&rsquo;t always a bed of roses, or silence for that matter, this bed coupled with technology has created the cure for your dark eye circles.</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"><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"> Sleep smart and sound </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 Einstein of beds demonstrates its genius via its wireless voice-controlled remote. The device controls a number of factors that you never thought you needed until now. As the top of the mattress is split, both sleepers can set individual angles for resting or reading without disturbing the other. The remote also has the ability to control bedside lighting and activate a full-body massage to knead you into sleep. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p2">But the best part of it all is if your partner should start snoring, just whisper or hit the Partner Snore function and that side of the bed should tilt about six degrees upwards to put a stop to that deep-chested chainsawing through your dreams. Peace at last.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Now excuse us, we&rsquo;re off to set our analogue beds on fire, and try to scrape together US$8000 (S$10,180) for the <a href="http://www.sleepnumber.com/eng/sleepNumber/know-better-sleep.cfm" target="_blank">Sleep Number x12</a>.</p> <p class="p3">Source: <a href="http://gizmodo.com/sleep-numbers-iq-bed-can-silence-a-snoring-bedmate-1497526778" target="_blank">Gizmodo</a>, Images: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/01/07/smart-bed-sleep-number-x12/" target="_blank">Mashable</a>, <a href="http://techland.time.com/2014/01/07/this-tech-infused-bed-is-so-much-better-than-your-bed-that-youll-wonder-why-you-even-bother-sleeping/" target="_blank">Time</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="578" height="433" title="Sleep smart and sound" alt="Sleep smart and sound" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sleepnumberdevices.png?1389261244" /> </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="628" height="471" title="Sleep smart and sound" alt="Sleep smart and sound" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/x12remote1.jpg?1389261244" /> </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/ces-2014/sleep-number-x12-snoozes-your-partners-snoring/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2014/sleep-number-x12-snoozes-your-partners-snoring/news#comments CES 2014 Home Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:54:57 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431038 at http://www.stuff.tv Look out for our biggest magazine ever http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/readers-choice-awards-2013/look-out-our-biggest-magazine-ever/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stuff Singapore relaunches in style with 228 pages of gadgety goodness </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="1240" height="1677" title="Stuff January Issue" alt="Stuff January Issue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Jan2014-StuffSingapore.jpg?1388018212" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Due to hit newsstands on Dec 10, our January issue isn&rsquo;t just the biggest magazine we&rsquo;ve ever done, it&rsquo;s also the start of a whole new Stuff Singapore.</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"><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"> Singapore Has Spoken </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>And your voices were heard in choosing the very best technology of 2013. We got over 20,000 votes during the three-week voting period for our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/readers-choice-awards-2013/and-winner-stuff-singapore-readers-choice-awards-gadget-hamper/news">Singapore Readers&rsquo; Choice Awards 2013</a>, making it our most successful campaign to date. We couldn&rsquo;t have done it without your help, and you can see your chosen winners in all their glory when we unveil the results in this month&rsquo;s Cover Story.&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="3307" height="2236" title="Singapore Readers&#039; Choice Awards 2013" alt="Singapore Readers&#039; Choice Awards 2013" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/award-opener.jpg?1388018212" /> </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"> Higher form of Gaming </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>Next-gen consoles have finally arrived, and both the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/sony-ps4/review">PlayStation 4 </a>and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review">Xbox One</a> (well, next year anyway) are tugging hard at your purse strings. Which one should you buy? <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/node/1424241">Which is better</a>? We answer all those questions and more in our 10-page Gaming Special. First blood has been drawn in the upcoming console war, and we can&#39;t wait for the battle to play out...</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="1654" height="2236" title="Xbox One vs PS4" alt="Xbox One vs PS4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/047-Feature-GameSpecial.jpg?1388018212" /> </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"> Stuff Home </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 can&rsquo;t help you turn your home into Stark Mansion &mdash; unless you&rsquo;ve a couple billion dollars lying around &mdash; but we can help you make it Stuff-worthy with our 64-page Home supplement. Filled with the best technology to make your domestic life easier, you&rsquo;ll be throwing house parties every weekend to show off all the things your humble abode can do.&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="3307" height="2236" title="Stuff Home" alt="Stuff Home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/122-Home-opener.jpg?1388018212" /> </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"> And that’s not all </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&#39;ve also got the results of our very glamourous global Stuff 2013 Gadget Awards, a First Test of the all-new Google Nexus 5, a Supertest to find the very best full-sized 10-inch tablet, and much more. In fact, you&rsquo;ll probably need all the time you can get to cover all that we&#39;ve got in store for you, so grab a copy early!</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> <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"> 228 pages of great Stuff, now available at newsstands! </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"> Our biggest issue yet, available this week! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item big image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image" width="920" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carousel-images/Stuff-Jan-Cover---Carousel.gif?1388018212" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/readers-choice-awards-2013/look-out-our-biggest-magazine-ever/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/readers-choice-awards-2013/look-out-our-biggest-magazine-ever/news#comments Home PlayStation 4 Readers' Choice Awards 2013 TheMag Xbox One Thu, 05 Dec 2013 07:08:44 +0000 Melvin Tang 1429788 at http://www.stuff.tv Dustbusting drones and 3D food printers: Eight gadgets that could change your home forever http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dustbusting-drones-and-3d-food-printers-eight-gadgets-could-change-your-home-forever/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flying mini-robot cleaners, expanding walls that filter the air and 3D food printers could all be in our homes soon, according to the judges at the Electrolux Design Lab. </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="640" height="384" title="Swarm cleaning" alt="Swarm cleaning" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/9783413271_1a58cbb7d3_z.jpg?1382249078" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your Roomba might not cut it any more, thanks to this flying robot concept called “Mab”, which would see hundreds of tiny drones picking up dust.</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-prigg" title="View user profile.">Mark Prigg</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"> Clean Tech </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>Flying mini-robot cleaners, expanding walls that filter the air and 3D food printers all won prizes in the contest, organised by the home appliance firm.</p> <p>The winning concept, by Adrian Perez Zapata from Colombia, is an automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots.</p> <p>The robots clean surfaces by touching them with a drop of water.</p> <p>Mab scans the house, determine the areas to clean and sends the robots flying.</p> <p>“I was in my university gardens when I observed the controlled flight of bees pollinating a flower, and how magical it is to see swarms of bees working together,” Perez Zapata said.</p> <p>“My concept Mab only requires a short initial configuration to function autonomously, so you could arrive home and see a swarm of mini-robots roaming around cleaning independently.</p> <p>This means you could sit back and relax, as you observe with great astonishment the little Mab ‘fairies’ working their magic autonomously.”</p> <p>Judges hailed the concept as a major step forward in home robotics.</p> <p>“This year’s winning concept renews the idea of looking at the robot, seeing it not as one unit that mimics a person, but instead as something inspired by the magical logic of nature’s collaborative efforts and group intelligence,” said Stefano Marzano, Chief Design Officer at Electrolux and Head of Jury.</p> <p>“The Mab is an innovative concept which could be relevant to minimize the daily cleaning efforts of consumers as well as businesses, while maximizing the results”</p> <p>Click through our gallery of the other winners below</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://electroluxdesignlab.com/en/" target="_blank">Electrolux Design Lab</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/a3j4y6uJQmg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </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="640" height="492" title="The drone control centre" alt="The drone control centre" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/9783616406_75539d5ecf_z.jpg?1382249078" /> </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="640" height="480" title="One of the tiny cleaning drones " alt="One of the tiny cleaning drones " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/9783602835_82f2731fbb_z.jpg?1382249078" /> </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"> 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"> OZ-1 air purifier </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>OZ-1 is an air purifier and stress reliever to be worn as a necklace. The fashion piece cleans the air and emits aroma therapeutic and scents, both covers and scents to OZ-1 can be chosen according to taste and preference.</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/o1iV0lCPpNU" 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"> 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"> Nutrima </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>Nutrima calculates the nutritional values, possible toxins and freshness of your food. The appliance is foldable, easy to bring along and supported by an app that maps your experiences and tips you off about resellers with high quality ingredients.</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/wnv47ot1oZM" 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"> 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"> 3F vacuum cleaner </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 3F vacuum cleaner can change form and expand to suit the task required. This remote controlled and programmable cleaner can be used in compact or wide mode.&nbsp; It also scents the air according to the fragrance of your choice.</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/jX40VR_I1Uw" 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-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"> 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"> Atomium 3D food printer </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>Atomium is a 3D printer that uses molecular ingredients to construct food layer by layer. Draw the shape of the food you would like to eat and show it to the appliance. Atomium scans the image and prints food in the desired shape.</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/4Flq7s6W-1s" 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-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"> 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 Breathing Wall </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>Breathing Wall is a wall integrated air cleaning concept which pulsates and changes shape as it cleans the air. Inspired by the gulls of a fish, it can be customized to suit individual needs as it also scents the air you breathe and changes colour according to your choice.</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/70ZRUTdLXlw" 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-6"><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"> Global Chef - cook with friends </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>Global Chef is a kitchen appliance that brings people together all across the world by using laser hologram technology. With the help of the appliance you can cook with your loved ones or take cooking lessons from top chefs.</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/BG6oeW6BeAk" 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-7"><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"> Kitchen Hub - making your cupboards smart </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>Kitchen Hub is a household food stock controller helping you know what ingredients you have at home and when they expire. You can reduce food waste, find recipes and coordinate with the individual diets of each family member.</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/KoD86NG5-UU" 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/dustbusting-drones-and-3d-food-printers-eight-gadgets-could-change-your-home-forever/news#comments Home Sat, 19 Oct 2013 00:23:44 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1428105 at http://www.stuff.tv Nest Protect: how the iPod's inventor made the fire alarm smart, safe and sexy http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nest-protect-how-ipods-inventor-made-fire-alarm-smart-safe-and-sexy/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After reinventing the thermostat, Tony Fadell&#039;s team at Nest have made home safety tech exciting </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="Nest Protect " alt="Nest Protect " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nest-main.jpg?1382447421" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are few people in the world with greater hardware pedigree than Tony Fadell. While at Apple, he designed the and shipped the first 18 generations of iPod (and he got Steve Jobs to buy into the whole crazy stunt in the first place). He also happened to build the team that created the iPhone.</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/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</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"> Nest isn&#039;t &#039;the iThermostat company&#039; </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 class="p1">"When I was designing my home in Lake Tahoe, I came up with all kinds of problem areas. It wasn't just the heating. The reason we named the company Nest was because it's about home. We didn't say, 'It's the iThermostat company'.</p> <p class="p1">"We're a team that reinvents important things in your home. Things that matter, things that are ugly, things that are old, dumb, that haven't been reinvented for years. we blow 'em up, rethink it all, then put it together."</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="Tony Fadell" alt="Tony Fadell" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tony_fadell.jpg?1382447421" /> </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"> The smoke alarm needed a complete rethink </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>“Is [your smoke alarm] actually working? You don't know. All you have is, at some point, a beep that goes off, usually at the wrong time. It's crying wolf. So people are frustrated and those batteries are pulled out. You take a steamy shower, what happens? Goes off. You cook? Goes off.</p> <p>“70 percent of deaths by fire in the UK are caused because people had a smoke alarm but it wasn't properly installed on their wall, the batteries were dead or they took the battery out. They were so annoyed and frustrated with it that they just gave up. If you go on Twitter, you can just search for ‘smoke detector’ and see this litany of comedic things and you're like, ‘This shouldn't happen’. Not for something that's so important.”</p> <p>“So, why not make one that you might actually love? One that you actually might cherish, so it actually keeps you safe rather than having you look at it at night going, ‘Is this thing going to wake me up?’</p> <p>“That's we've been working on for two years. We've made it into a nice object that you don't ignore.”</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="900" title="Nest Protect" alt="Nest Protect" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nest-bookshelves.jpg?1382447421" /> </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-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"> You can silence it with a wave </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>What happens when you burn the toast? Typically [your alarm's] up on the ceiling, you can't reach it, you're not going to get a ladder, you're not going to get a broomstick – you just want to get the smoke away. So we added ultrasonic sensors for the wave.&nbsp;If it gives me a [spoken] heads-up about smoke, I can go up to it and wave to say 'OK, I've got it in hand'. It goes away for a little while and says, 'OK, I won't bother you anymore'.&nbsp;</p> <p>“Also built inside is a light sensor, humidity sensors and activity sensors so it can tell when there's motion. And heat sensors, so we can tell the type of smoke. You won't find any of that stuff in our competitors’ products.”</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-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"> It doesn&#039;t beep - it communicates </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>“Typically with smoke alarms and CO alarms, all they do is beep – there's nothing else. We said, ‘Why don't we look at this thing that's always on your ceiling or on your wall. Why can't it watch over you 24/7 and give you information if you want it? Make sure that it's working.’</p> <p>“So we thought about every stage of the way. [It notifies you in stages] from possible danger to all clear. Let's say you burnt the toast. You get the heads-up, and you can wave it off.</p> <p>"But maybe you left the quiche baking and now it's burning. It'll go through the heads-up and if it doesn't see it, it'll sound the emergency alarm. Then it will send an alert to your phone or to your tablet, and if you clear it all, it'll actually tell you that everything is clear.</p> <p class="p1">"[In a house with multiple Nest Protects], each one will go off, and tell you where the problem is. No like, 'oh the quiche is burning, geez I I better go to the kitchen'. It gives you the information you need. It even tells you when smoke is clearing.&nbsp;</p> <p>“If you look at smoke detectors today, every month they tell you, ‘Go and manually test it’. No-one in their right mind does that. So instead we test it for you, and we say, ‘Yeah, everything's OK, green light – we're still protecting you’.”</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="900" title="Nest Protect with red light" alt="Nest Protect with red light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nest-red-light.jpg?1382447421" /> </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"> It’s always connected... </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>“It has Wi-Fi built into it. It has another wireless technology, 802.15.4, so even if your router goes down, [your Nest Protect sensors are] all talking amongst each other. And there's a backup battery in case the power goes out.</p> <p>“The activity sensors inside Nest Protect work with the activity sensors inside the Nest thermostat, so if the Protect sees you in one room, but the Nest learning thermostat doesn't see you in another, they talk and say, ‘Somebody's home, don't turn [the heating] down’. If the CO alarm goes off, the Nest learning thermostat will turn off the boiler, so the CO hopefully goes away.&nbsp;</p> <p>"It's not just about smart individual products. It’s thoughtful communication – not crazy home automation stuff but simple things.”</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-6"><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"> …And you can keep tabs on it via your phone </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>“Each Nest Protect has remote status, so anywhere in the world you can look in at each of them [on iOS, Android or through your browser] and see when it was last contacted to test, the battery life that's left. And you can get notifications too so anywhere: low-battery warnings, all those things. So you know you're being watched over.”</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-7"><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"> It&#039;ll wake up the kids </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>“Most smoke detectors usually only wake up adults – young children don’t wake up to them. There are studies that have shown that children respond to voices, typically a mother’s voice, so we put in a speaker for interactivity, but we also use a human voice in the alarm.”</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="900" title="Nest Protect at night" alt="Nest Protect at night" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nest-protect-at-night.jpg?1382447421" /> </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-8"><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-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="Nest Protect with yellow light" alt="Nest Protect with yellow light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nest-protect-yellow-light.jpg?1382447421" /> </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-9"><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"> It&#039;ll talk to you, too </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>“Today, a smoke alarm or CO alarm goes off and it just beeps – you don't know what to do next. You're disoriented.</p> <p>“Your government tells you what you should do, and we show you [on the app]: do this now; go through these steps. There's a button to contact the fire brigade. You type in the number of the local fire brigade when you install it, and the number will be there, and you can [hit it to] call.”</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="900" title="Nest Protect front on" alt="Nest Protect front on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nest-front-on.jpg?1382447421" /> </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-10"><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"> It’s certified safe, and it&#039;s a step ahead of hackers </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 re-engineered everything from the ground up. Inside, we have a carbon monoxide sensor, a world-class CO sensor, and a photoelectric smoke sensor, so there are no radioactive materials in it. We've designed our own smoke chamber so it can detect all different kinds of smoke&nbsp;– dry smoke, wet smoke, cold smoke, hot smoke, slow-moving smoke, fast-moving smoke.</p> <p>“We're certified with three major certification partners: UL US, UL Canada and the BSI. We have been through mountains upon mountains of documentation and testing. This is, after a car, the second hardest thing to certify for safety. So we have been working with the BSI for over a year now to get this right. They're the ones who tell the world it's safe, not just us.”</p> <p>"You've seen a lot of stories recently - 'This lock was hacked, this camera was hacked'.&nbsp;People have tried to hack us, we hack ourselves, we've gone through hacker competitions. But we've been secure, and we continue to add more and more levels.&nbsp;Our goal is to make sure we have really strong security.&nbsp;</p> <p>"There are two different processors - the processor for the alarms is actually separate from the processor for the voices and all those other things. So in the case of something going really awry, this processor might get knocked out, this one is its own standalone system. It'll default back to a smarter version of one of those [points at normal smoke alarm]."</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-11"><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"> It&#039;s got a neat little trick up its sleeve </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>“Nest Protect has a feature called Pathlight. When it’s dark in the room and you walk underneath it, it glows as you pass. It can just light your way so you’re not tripping over the kids’ toys in the hallway.”</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="900" title="Nest Protect Pathlight" alt="Nest Protect Pathlight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nest-protect-black.jpg?1382447421" /> </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/nest-protect-how-ipods-inventor-made-fire-alarm-smart-safe-and-sexy/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nest-protect-how-ipods-inventor-made-fire-alarm-smart-safe-and-sexy/feature#comments Home Interviews Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:09:28 +0000 Nigel Yap 1427647 at http://www.stuff.tv Place virtual furniture in your living room with 2014 Ikea Catalogue app http://www.stuff.tv/sg/place-virtual-furniture-your-living-room-2014-ikea-catalogue-app/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scan Ikea’s furniture catalogue with the augmented reality app, and see sofas, beds and cabinets that are to scale magically appear in your pad </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="582" height="436" title="Ikea Augmented Reality App Main" alt="Ikea Augmented Reality App Main" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Ikea%20Augmented%20Reality%20Catalogue.jpg?1375854570" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ah, the thrill of shopping for fresh smelling furniture to spruce up the new abode. Swedish home furnishing company Ikea has even brought the furniture home to you, through the Ikea catalogue app.</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/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</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"> Digital Furnishings </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, the eager anticipation from flipping through a catalogue is always brought down by one question - will it play nice with the decor that you are eyeing? A new augmented reality (AR) feature for the 2014 Ikea Catalogue app (available on iOS and Android) will answer that easily.</p> <p>Using the camera from your smartphone or tablet, the app scans and measures the physical catalogue, laid at the spot where you wish to place the furnishing, to judge the approximate scale. This allows it to creates an augmented reality image of the furniture to scale, and places it virtually in your living space. The final result? A mock-up of your living room, with the furniture on your wish list. The app lets you place 90 products to find the right setting and size for the perfect fit.</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/vDNzTasuYEw" 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"> Availability </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 will be available on iOS and Android from 25th August. Remember to grab a copy of the catalogue from your nearest Ikea showroom. Yes, you can get creative and And remember, what you see on the app isn’t real. Do not jump onto the virtual sofa and end up with a broken hip.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2013/08/05/ikea-launches-augmented-reality-catalogue/" target="_blank">Dezeen</a> via <a href="http://asia.cnet.com/ikea-catalogue-app-places-virtual-furniture-in-your-home-62222009.htm" target="_blank">CNET Asia</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="Ikea Augmented Reality App 01" alt="Ikea Augmented Reality App 01" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Ikea%20Augmented%20Reality%20App%2001.jpg?1375854570" /> </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/place-virtual-furniture-your-living-room-2014-ikea-catalogue-app/news#comments Android apps Home iOS apps Wed, 07 Aug 2013 03:55:03 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1425335 at http://www.stuff.tv Replenish your Nespresso cuppa with a click http://www.stuff.tv/sg/kitchen/replenish-your-nespresso-cuppa-click/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Go online, download the Nespresso app and satisfy your caffeine addiction with the touch of a button </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="424" title="Nespresso App" alt="Nespresso App" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Nespresso%20App.jpg?1375410242" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In most places, even Singapore, getting a cup of Nespresso coffee is a religious affair. When the coffee beans are out, and the withdrawal symptom kicks in, it's time for a speedy refill.</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/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</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"> Revamped boutique store at Takashimaya </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 you don’t fancy the online experience, Nespresso’s brick and mortar stores are still here to serve you a warm cuppa joe at its revamped boutique store, located at Takashimaya Department Store, basement one.&nbsp;Eco warriors can pack your used aluminum capsules in a bag, bring it to the store at Takashimaya or the second boutique store at Ion Orchard, and toss them into the recycling centre.</p> <p>The reward? A warm fuzzy feeling for your effort to keep the planet habitable.</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="2688" height="1520" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nespresso%2001.jpg?1375410242" /> </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/kitchen/replenish-your-nespresso-cuppa-click/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/kitchen/replenish-your-nespresso-cuppa-click/news#comments Home Kitchen Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:51:30 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1425192 at http://www.stuff.tv