telepresence at its best: KUBI, a robotic Ipad stand for video calls.

Before the video, I wasn’t very exited about the project. Kubi looked like a bicornuate to me. But I soon realized It was one of the object I’ll save money for, thinking about it everyday. I’m like that.

So KUBI is a robotic Ipad stand you can control from the other side of the world, a bit like the Romo, but the it is for Iphone only and can move around. But KUBI isn’t a toy: It’s a tool first designed for pros, not for amusement, that’s why the design is more sober than the romo.

The romo is controlled by the app, wich works like this:

the only downside to this app, but it is not their fault, is that the two caller need the app. You can also call with facetime, but you won’t be able to make the KUBI move by tapping the screen, but through a web browser, on another tablet or computer.

The KUbi is for the moment on indiegogo, waiting for your to back it. You can get it for 200$.

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The waka waka Iphone solar charger ! (yeah like the song)

Great isn’t it ? just a little more weight to carry around, but around 2h of talk time nonetheless. As always, true innovation comes from kicksarter, a crowfunding platform.

What I think I love the most about it is the fact that it also works as a lamp, is very portable, and the boss of this new company is very committed to humanity actions. For every piece you buy, he will personally make sure he gives one to unicef or some other humanitarian.

It also looks good, not the classic stainless steel or crafted aluminium which are being used to much in design nowadays.

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keycard, lock your mac with your phone

keycard is a simple yet very practical app that allows you to lock you mac by simply walking away.Well, I mean You and your smartphone walking away. As simple as that.

no doubt this is very useful but the maker seems to overestimate the value of the app, for it costs an arm, really: 6,99$. I also fell concerned about battery usage, because I don’t own an Iphone 4s and over, which have bluetooth 4.0. Anyway, seems like fun.

the Olive One: the idea of the All-in-One Home Music Player comes true

the Olive One is a recessive idea in music management: create a tactile experience in the living room for easy music listening. But it’s not just a utopian concept created on paint by a jobless designer. It actually looks good, and fell easy to navigate. First, the design is cool, nobody would deny it:

the only little downside I would find here is the shape of the screen, which could have been round, but it’s not really important. And it can be mounted to walls. You can also add huge speakers under the One, just like this:

Secondly, the OS doesn’t come from nowhere and looks really efficient: It combines youtube, Pandora, Spotify, Deezer, Aupeo, Songza, and many more. That means if you have a Spotify account, You can stream all you music seamlessly to your Olive One. this makes the olive one even more useful, in my opinion.

The Olive one can easily connect to other One around,making it possible to listen to your music in all the house at the same time, just like airplay promised a few years ago. It connects over wifi to all your Wi-fi enabled speakers, including those directly sold by them, which can also be put under each other to create a sound tower. In this way, the Olive music system is very flexible.

Thirdly what we all want know is to control all of this with our smartphone or tablets. So logically, A free IOS and Android app is coming with the Olive One, and a windows 8 app too is scheduled. The Olive also has this weird function to connect to your TV, which is said to become the center of our modern home, although people like them don’t think this way; So why sink the boat you’re sailing with ? Well I don’t know.

The Olive One also has Twitter and facebook connectivity, which means you can share the music or videos you are watching with, well, your followers and friends. It also has a 1TB hard drive, large enough for almost any music library. IT also functions as a personal cloud, so if you are abroad, you can connect yo you Olive on your smarthone and play the songs and videos in there, just like any NAS or cloud solutions.

That is how it looks mounted on a wall, it just the dream of every music moler ( at least me):

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Nokia to unveil a 10″ Windows RT tablet at MWC

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According to DigiTime’s often reliable undisclosed Taiwan supply chain sources Nokia could be close to release a 10″ slate running on Qualcomm hardware and Windows RT software.

Nokia allegedly has had talks with chip-maker Qualcomm and manufacturer Compal Electronics to start production of the said tablet and could announce it in late February at the Mobile World Congress.

There was talk of Nokia readying a Windows tablet back in March of this year but the Finns apparently decided to wait and focus on its WP8 handsets for the time being.

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