Think you need a smartphone to pay for things with your wrist? Think again. Thanks to a partnership with American Express and NFC technology, you can use the Jawbone UP4 at any of the same places you'd use Apple Pay or Google Wallet. Just log in to your Amex account in the Up app, choose the card you'd like to use, and you're all set. Of course, it boasts the same tri-axis accelerometer, bioimpedance sensors, skin sensors, and ambient temperature sensor as its predecessor, so you get the same activity, sleep, and health tracking you'd expect to go with your new wireless wallet.
Speed. Directions. Messages. Keeping our eyes on the road is more of a chore than ever in this connected world. Mini Augmented Vision is meant to make it easy. These concept goggles/glasses display information — like the aforementioned speed, navigation info, and messages, as well as rear view camera feeds when parking and a see-through virtual view through the A-pillars and doors — in your direct field of vision, letting you keep your eyes fixed on the road ahead.
3D printing doesn't need to cost thousands of dollars. The Tiko 3D Printer is proof. By using a number of smart design decisions — including an extruded aluminum unibody enclosure and a direct-drive system — the Tiko delivers solid performance at a fraction of the cost of other 3D printers. Features include resolution of 50-250 micros, a maximum print volume of 2.27L, built-in Wi-Fi for wireless printing, an enclosed chamber to keep prints isolated from the outside environment, and support for a wide variety of different of filament materials.
USB wall outlets are nothing new — they've been around for some time. But they also require messing with your wiring. The SnapPower Charger does not. Thanks to smartly-placed prongs that draw power from the screws on the outside of the outlet, you can add a powerfull 1-amp charger to any receptacle as easy as you can change the cover plate. All you need is a screwdriver and a few seconds. And since the port is routed out the side, you wont have an extra cord sticking out front with your standard power cables.