Hottest Holidays 2018 Console Pre-orders: PlayStation Classic, Nintendo Switch Fortnite Bundle, and Nintendo Switch Let’s Go Bundles


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Sony PlayStation Classic Mini Console Price and Release Date Announced

Following in the footsteps of Nintendo, Sony has announced a new plug-and-play console based on one of its classic gaming systems. While it looks just like the original PlayStation, the PlayStation Classic is 45% smaller than the original, in large part because it doesn’t have a CD-ROM drive.

The system will cost $99.99 in the US and Canada, and that gets you 20 classic games, most of which have yet to be announced. We do know that among the games will be classics like Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. Sadly, the lack of a CD-ROM drive probably means those are the only games it will ever play, unless someone manages to hack it to do more.

The system will also include two classic PlayStation controllers for local multiplayer action, as well as a USB cable for power and a HDMI cable as well. An AC adapter will be sold at an additional cost. The console will launch on December 3, 2018, and you can pre-order it now from Best Buy.

[via PlayStation Blog]

The Bloomengine is AI that Grows your Plants for You

The Bloomengine is what you’d get if you combined the green thumb with the concept of the Tamagotchi. A completely self-contained, self-sustaining planter, the Bloomengine can grow and monitor your plant while guiding you through the process, informing you of the plant’s progress and needs. The Bloomengine requires little to no involvement from the user, as it autonomously takes care of all the plant’s needs.

Growing plants in the Bloomengine’s planter feels like an experience out of a sci-fi movie. Place the compressed soil tablet in the center of the planter, and the seeds on top. Then add a few drops of fertilizer on the grill around the planter and pour water to fill the reservoir up. Connect the Bloomengine to a power source and it then gets to work. A 10k-25K lux LED gives the plant the artificial sunlight it needs to enable photosynthesis, while the water is guided to the top of the planter and is precipitated down like artificial rain, simulating everything the plant needs to grow. There’s even a micro ventilation fan that allows for air circulation that helps flowers bloom. While all this happens, the planter sends you plant-health related data to your phone, allowing you to keep tabs on the plant’s growth… Oh, did I mention there’s also a Full-HD camera mounted on the top that can take time-lapses of your plant growing?

The Bloomengine is perfect for people who don’t have the time to, or don’t know how to grow different varieties of plants. The smart planter takes charge of understanding the plant’s needs and requirements, guiding you through the exercise, and allowing you to automate parts of the process too. Once grown to a certain degree, the plant can be taken out and transferred into a regular planter/pot, emptying the Bloomengine for your next exotic plant or your kitchen-garden shrub, effectively making the Bloomengine the most ideal AI-powered nursery and greenhouse for any plant you wish to grow!

Designers: William Park & Jeehye Yoo

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Bloomengine is a smart indoor planter that grows your plant from seed to bloom and records the plant journey in real-time with built-in Full HD camera.

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With Bloomengine’s innovative technology, plants can be monitored, watered, and cared for any time, anywhere. Bloomengine is perfect for the plant-lover looking to experience a seed sprout, bud, and bloom in the convenience of their own home.

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Sunlight by LED

They have applied enough brightness (about 10~25k lux) and light wavelength (about 380nm~780nm) of LED lighting to Bloomengine shown so you can easily grow plants indoors.

‘Watering’ by Pump & Tank

Watering with soil is needed for a flower to bloom and to maintain the plant’s overall health. Recent products like hydroponics are concentrated on herbs and edibles. The Bloomengine’s water tank stores up to 1.2L or 1 month of water.

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‘Soil’ with Compressed Artificial Soil

Using soil offers suitable conditions for regular wet and dry periods with minerals which are essential for flowers. The right structure and microbial ecology in the soil help your plants grow healthy.

‘Wind’ from Micro-fan

Transpiration is the process that helps keep the plant control its temperature. It also supports photosynthesis and encourages the exchange of gases in the atmosphere. The micro-fan inside Bloomengine circulates the air inside.

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‘Raining’ by Dispersing Water

Rain is the natural weather condition that occurs when water from the ocean precipitates as the result of water circulation. It is an essential factor for plants growth overall.

‘Aurora’ from RGB LED

Aurora, the arcane phenomenon, is a beautiful lighting curtain of a planet produced by the sun.


EMOTIONAL BENEFIT of Bloomengine

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‘Vision’ by Full HD built-in camera

The installed Full HD camera shows your plant’s real-time status with a photo. You can select the time-lapse function to capture the unbelievable moments of your plant growing at each stage.

‘Talk’ with Plants via Application & IoT Connection

You can easily customize environmental conditions for your plants via the Bloomengine application available for Android and iOS devices. Watering and lighting times can be scheduled and even time-lapse can be set according to your plants and preferences.

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This comprehensive series of online courses is led by hand-picked coding experts and covers 400 lessons in some of the most fundamental tools for building online applications. You’ll start by learning web development essentials like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript before taking a deep dive into full-stack development by building real projects like a tic-tac-toe game and an expense tracker.

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