The "Internet of Things" gets closer and closer to reality every day, but unfortunately, the more things you have, the more apps you're likely juggling to keep them all running as you like. Wink is looking to do away with all that by combining the controls for your various gadgets in a single, streamlined app. What all can it control? Things like connected smoke alarms, lights, locks, garage doors, blinds, and even your HVAC system — and from brands like Schlage, Kidde, and Philips, at that, with support for more products — and automation — coming soon.
Why wait around for Google's driverless cars when you can take the driving out of your hands right now? The Cruise RP-1 Highway Autopilot can't get you in and out of the parking garage, but what it can do is completely replace the cruise control in your 2012 or later Audi A4 or S4, using a combination of RADAR, cameras, GPS, and inertial sensors to make sure you stay in your lane, a safe distance away from the car in front of you, and even stop you if you encounter traffic. It does so by controlling the steering, throttle, and braking, getting you one step closer to being able to stare at your phone your whole commute home.
Most portable speakers look like, well, speakers. The Vifa Copenhagen Speaker looks like furniture. Maybe even better than most furniture, thanks to its matte aluminum frame, woven textile cover from Kvadrat, and embroidered volume buttons. And it sounds better than most, too, thanks to digital pure path amps, balanced woofers, and Bluetooth + WiFi, which allows it to support AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX, DLNA, optical, analog, and USB connections.