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IoT Meets an Everyday Need – Automatic Drink Chilling

Today, its hard to imagine that for every job-to-be-done there isn't an appliance, tool, or flashy new phone app specifically designed for each situation.

This Thanksgiving for example, my mother-in-law showed off some of her newest kitchen gadgets, including a turkey lifting hook. The hook helps you take the turkey off the roasting rack and get it onto the serving plate. That's a pretty specific solution for an infrequent (although potentially challenging) job.

However, who hasn't experienced placing a soda, beer or bottle of wine in the freezer, just to have it freeze solid and sometimes explode into a sticky mess?

Thankfully the forward thinking innovators at Vibrance Technology in Austin Texas have invented a wireless gadget which does this job flawlessly; the Chill Lizard.

Just place the Chill Lizard on a drink, place the drink the freezer, and a wireless coaster buzzes and lights up when your drink is exactly the temperature you've chosen.

No timers. No anxiety. No exploded mess in your freezer.

Automatic Drink Chilling

Vibrance is trying drum up interest for the Chill Lizard via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. Check out their Kickstarter rewards, and silly videos.

The Chill Lizard has an elastic velcro band which fits virtually any sized container from a small energy drink to a 3 liter bottle of soda.

The wireless range extends outside of a standard all-steel refrigerator to cover the kitchen, garage, living room, back patio, and dining room (pretty much the whole house).

The device works with your phone via standard Bluetooth and comes with a free app. The app is reported to provide a digital temperature read out, and an estimated time to hit the selected temperature. The app can also be combined with other apps such as If-Then-Then-That (IFTTT) to perform more interesting alerts such as texting your mom, or posting your experience to Facebook.

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The much awaited event for cricket fans is finally approaching and here we have the final schedule and venue information for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Venue Chart

[Video] Facebook Introduces "Say Thanks" Feature

Facebook is rolling out its new Say Thanks feature, the new feature allows users to create personalized video cards for their friends with just a few clicks. The best part is, all one needs to do is to pick a theme and select which memories (photos and posts from Timeline) they want to be used in the video, once previewed the user simply clicks the "share" button and the final video gets posted on their timeline with friend getting automatically tagged and the video showing up on his or her timeline.

Facebook Say Thanks

ViJump : Technology To Search Inside Videos

Let's agree that the web wouldn't be the same without search engines. When information are flooding, you really need to be selective about what you consume. And nowadays we watch more and more videos - why can’t you search inside them for only those fragments that you are interested in?

ViJump introduces text-searching inside videos. The idea is simple: instead of watching an entire clip you could simply go to the parts of the video that are valuable to you. Wouldn’t it be useful to instantly find your favorite gag from a TV series without clicking through the whole episode? Or to search inside a long and boring one-hour debate with US President in order to get quickly his views on the health care system? ViJump will save your time by enabling this feature for you!

ViJump Video Search Technology

[Video] WattUp : Multi-device, Software Controlled, Wire-free Charging Upto 15 feets

Wireless charger logoInductive wireless chargers are pretty common these days but still require a user to place their devices on the coil-plate or very near to it, new technological progress like COTA Wireless Charger have already opened a whole new world of true wire-free charging and new solutions have started to join the race.

WattUp is a technology which takes the wireless charging concept to a whole new level utilizing dedicated wire-free energy routers allowing electronic devices like cell phones, wearables, tablets, cameras, lighting, remote controls, games, toys and more to get charged from a single base charger. The beauty of the system lies in the fact that all this can be managed and controlled from a software on your devices, allowing the user to Prioritize device charging, manage users, receive charge level alerts, provide instant feedback and control of the wire-free charging environment.

Do watch the hands-on video demonstration of the technology shared ahead.

WattUp Wirefree Charging Tech
WattUp Wirefree Charging Tech

FASTag - Prepaid Automated Electronic Toll Collection System For India

India's FASTag Technology

FASTag is the brand name given to automated "Electronic Toll Collection" system launched by India's Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. While such type of highway tag brands are common in developed countries under brand names like “Eazee Pass”, “SunPass”, “e-Pass” and “Salik”, this is a new technology for India. The system comprises of a simple to use, reloadable RFID tag which can be used to pay toll charges without stopping at toll-plazas. The Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology used in the tag allows users to travel non-stop through dedicated FASTag lane at toll checker booths, automated scanning of RFID tag on vehicle's windscreen deducts toll charges from the linked prepaid account without stopping for the cash transaction. The tag employs Radio-frequency Identification (RFID) technology and is affixed on the vehicle's windscreen after the tag account is active.

FASTag Cashless Lane

The RFID cards can be purchased and loaded from banks, at the moment Axis Bank and ICICI bank have started to offer the same with more franchises/agents at points of sales are planned in coming days. The technology not only saves users time but also helps save fuel as one don't need to wait for cash transaction, this reduction in idle vehicle fuel consumption is expected to save Rs 60,000 crore in fuel bills.

Happy Deepwali And New Year...

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Jihosoft iTunes Backup Extractor Free - Extract and Recover Data from iTunes Backup

It would be quite frustrating when your iPhone crashes and you lose your important data. Luckily, if you have synced your iPhone with iTunes before, you can restore your iPhone data from the backup. But there is a catch, you can’t restore partial data or preview the content to be restored. Don’t get disappointed. Jihosoft iTunes Backup Extractor Free is a simple-to-use and completely free application which can help you extract and recover data from iTunes backups.

Functions of Jihosoft iTunes Backup Extractor Free :
Extract All Data from Backup: Jihosoft Free iTunes Backup Extractor can extract and recover a wide variety of data, including contacts, SMS messages, call logs, photos, videos, notes, WhatsApp, and more.

Automatic Detection: Any iTunes backup file will be automatically detected and shown in the list for the user to pick from.

Advance Preview: All scanned files are well-displayed by categories and enable insight preview before recovering.

Selective Recovery: You can selectively extract what your want and export as a readable format for viewing.

Simple-to-use: Intuitive and wizard-like interface guides you clearly through the recovery: Select Backup File > Specify File Types > Extract Data.

Jihosoft iTunes Backup Extractor Free

Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus India Pricing Announced - Pre-Booking Starts Tomorrow

Apple has now officially confirmed the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus release dates and prices for India, as expected the newest iPhone's will be available for sale in India officially from Oct, 17 with pre-booking starting as early as tomorrow via distribution partners, namely Ingram Micro, Redington, Rashi Peripherals and Reliance. Apple's sales partners have also announced the pricing details for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as :

  • Apple iPhone 6 [16 GB] : Rs 53,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 [64 GB] : Rs 62,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 [128 GB] : Rs 71,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus [16 GB] : Rs 62,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus [64 GB] : Rs 71,500
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus [128GB] : Rs 80,500

As now listed on Apple India's website, the phones will be also made available by Airtel and Aircel, no pricing information regarding the carrier version of the phone is listed at the moment.

Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus India Pricing Announced

[Giveaway] IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro - Extend System Partition without Losing Data

System partition is running out of disk space on Windows PC? Many computer users feel it difficult to solve low disk space issue on Windows system partition, because data stored on this partition is usually very important. You can delete or move everything stored on a partition to free up disk space. You can also reinstall system and reformat the system partition to erase everything on it. However, you will lose important data on the partition after deleting or reformatting. Then, is there any way to extend system partition without losing any data when it is running on low disk space?

Partition Software to Extend System Partition without Data Loss

IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro

If you want to extend system partition but do not want to lose any data, professional partition software can meet your needs. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro can extend system partition in just one second without touching any data stored on the partition. This partition software supports to extend system partition on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8 and Windows 2000 32&64bit operating system without reinstalling system or reformatting disk, so it is safe to resize system partition by relying on this software when the partition is running out of disk space. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro works as magic on disk partition extending, shrinking and moving.

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