The Drift Table
lets you float gently over the British landscape from the comfort of your living room. Other projects
from the Equator
research group include a tablecloth that glows and a key table that responds to your mood. Hi-tech knick-knacks, or a glimpse of the subtle way we'll interact with the domestic environment of the future?
posted by jack_mo
on Jan 28, 2004 -
Take off every 'zig'...
for great justice! ZigBee
is a promising entry into the field of personal area networks (PAN) -- the technology that will soon enable low data rate two-way wireless connectivity for everything in your house (e.g. keyboard, thermostat). For those keeping score, it's exactly '4.4' sweeter than Wi-Fi
(ZigBee is aligning with the IEEE802.15.4 standard
) and is designed to live up to two years on battery power (unlike Bluetooth
, it's 802.15 brother currently fighting with deployment issues
). The protocol supports authentication and public-key encryption, so no "All your toaster are belong to us" or (gasp!) wartoasting
posted by eddydamascene
on Oct 25, 2002 -