internet of things


Top 10 Tech Predictions For 2015

  • January 16, 2015

What is going to happen in 2015 that you need to keep your eye on? By no means do I call myself a futurist, but when it comes to entrepreneurship, tech, the web, and what I do at Foundr, I think I have a pretty good eye on what’s coming next.


Your Fur Baby Will Thank You For These Nibbles

  • May 16, 2014

Having a pet is pretty much the greatest thing ever. They cuddle you, they love you, and they care for you when you’re feeling down. Unlike a boyfriend or girlfriend, your pet won’t ever dump you and unlike your roommate, it won’t leave dishes in the sink. The only part about owning a pet that isn’t so much…


Control All Of The Things And Save Money With Webee [Pick Of The Crowd]

  • January 30, 2014

We already knew the Internet of Things was big, but Google’s recent acquisition of Nest for $3.2 billion pretty much seals the deal. The fantastical future where all of our devices are linked together and can be controlled remotely is approaching rapidly and I don’t doubt that not having a “smart home” will…


The Internet Of Things Lets Us All Be Alex Mack

  • November 1, 2013

Remember the show The Secret World of Alex Mack? Starring blonde-haired, baseball cap-wearing Larisa Oleynick as the slightly tomboyish, totally badass Alex Mack, who could both melt into a puddle and move shit around with her mind. Watching hours of Alex Mack on SNICK, I would sit and wish and wish for…

More – Letting Every Item Tell Its Story

  • August 19, 2010

TalesOfThings.comThere are few startups that make us think about the possibilities brought by the Internet of Things like this one. As you know, the concept of “the Internet of Things” alludes to the connections that are formed between physical objects and the Web by the fact of becoming tagged and being able to relay data.

Well, the Tales of Things website takes such a concept as far as it can be taken and it lets you add memories and stories to just any object of yours by using read/write QR codes.

That is, the company has developed a series of codes that let users preserve their memories by having them attached to the objects/places that mean something to them. The system works by having you photograph the object of place that is meant to be tagged, add the words that you want to be added and then print a QR code that will be generated specifically for that item or place.

Any object that is labelled like this can be tracked from that point onwards, and when the object is scanned at a later date it can tweet out its memories too. In this way, the site lets people interact with their surroundings in a different way, and make them become fully aware of the stories that might have taken place somewhere before they got there.

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