eNook – the place for gadgets

eNook

eNook is a stylish place to store and charge all your gadgets. The box has enough space to put a seven-outlet power strip and hide cords and cables as well. The eNook can be mounted to different surfaces: wood studs, dry wall, concrete and brick DIY (do-it-yourself).
The eNook is available for $399.00.

Intelligent carpet

Intelligent carpet Smart home or office can have now an intelligent carpet. A new kind of floor covering has been invented at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan. It determines the weight, age, and sex of the individuals strolling across. Sounds unbelievably but it’s true:

The carpet’s intelligence is derived from a layer of silicone rubber with built-in electrodes that measure the changes in electrical resistance and current flow caused by someone walking across it. Testing has produced a nearly perfect record when determining ages between 20 and 60, and gender is identified with about 75 percent accuracy …

Another advantage of intelligent carpet is a help in positioning of the robovacs. Using carpet embedded microchips it can know what parts of the room it’s hit and what it still has left to do.

[via Engadget]

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