Make your light switches do more than just manage illumination with the Brilliant Smart Home Control. Available in models spanning 1-4 switches, each control has a 5-inch touchscreen and Amazon Alexa built-in, letting you control a whole host of products, from the lights to thermostats, door locks, and garage doors. Built-in motion detectors turn the lights on and off automatically, video cameras, mics, and built-in speakers turn multiple units into an intercom, and since installation is as easy as wiring a new switch, you can have one up and running in as little as 5 minutes.
Public restrooms can be gross and even dangerous. Peeing on whatever's around is also gross and very likely illegal. The Uritrottoir Urinal Planter tackles both problems. It's made up of two boxes, with one on top holding plants, fertilized soil, and the main portion of the urinal, which sends your pee down onto the straw that's held in the lower box. A sensor tells when the straw needs swapped out and taken to a separate composting facility, before eventually making its way back to another unit as food for the flowers on top. Currently on trial in Paris, it seems likely we'll be seeing them elsewhere in the years to come.
Near-field trackers like Tile can certainly be useful, but if you need to keep tabs on something that moves around more than your wallet, you're going to need something more robust. Something like the Ping GPS Locator. It combines the more common Bluetooth tracking with GPS and a 3G cellular connection, allowing you to check on the location of something nearby or across the globe. Whether it's your luggage, your pet, or even your kid, it provides accurate tracking and up to three months of battery life per charge.
It may not seem like it, but it's been over a year since David Bowie passed. The singer, songwriter, and actor was as innovative as he was beloved. These David Bowie Royal Mail Stamps celebrate his career by recreating the album artwork from Hunky Dory, Heroes, Aladdin Sane, Let's Dance, Earthling, and Blackstar in mailable form. A variety of packages are available, from single stamps and fan sheets to a set of all six stamps individually mounted in a black frame.
Next year, NASA's astronauts will begin riding in a new spacecraft: the Boeing Starliner. The ship isn't the only thing that's new. The Boeing Starliner Spacesuit is the cutting-edge compliment to the new craft, bringing more safety and comfort. Thanks to advances in materials, it's 10 pounds lighter than the exit and reentry suits worn aboard the space shuttle, with the ability to let water vapor out yet keep air in. The new helmet and visor are integrated, the gloves are touchscreen-friendly to accommodate modern controls, and the joints are more flexible, letting the brave men and women who wear it move more freely.