Yves Behar’s VUE watch for Issey Miyake is great, but its packaging also manages to be something pretty intriguing: A rebuke to all the wasteful product packaging out there.
Unveiled on Behar's Fuseproject site yesterday, the design is a pad of recycled paper that conceals the timepiece in its layers.
Do you need to put a video camera on an entry way? Or maybe build a baby monitor or a traffic monitor? Well Avaak has a cool wireless camera system for you. Low cost (under $300). It works wirelessly and without power cords. Here I get a demonstration of this new wireless camera system that is being announced this week at the Demo Conference.
The British thinker John Ruskin groused in the mid-1800s, "Modern traveling is not traveling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel." More than 100 years later, getting from point A to point B is still a cramped affair (hello, reclining airplane neighbor!). But, happily, we now live in an age of mobility and connectivity, and even as the most sophisticated gadgets get smaller and lighter, it's easier to take life with you.
"Wave your hands in the air like you...wanna avoid an asteroid," will be U.K. cinemagoers battlecry over the next few weeks. Before the feature film starts, Vue patrons will be able to play a gesture-controlled 3-D interactive computer game.