Arlo Video Doorbell now takes commands from Google Assistant

You no longer have to live in an Amazon-focused household for Arlo’s Video Doorbell to make the most sense. Arlo has introduced Google Assistant support to deliver notifications and send commands. If you’re worried about the ruckus outside, you can a...

Grab a Google Nest WiFi 3-pack with a Home speaker for $300 at HSN

It might be particularly easy to re-do your home wireless network. HSN is running a deal that bundles a Google Nest WiFi 3-pack with the original Home speaker for $300 — not bad when the mesh router kit often costs more by itself. Given that the two...

Modified Cessna is the ‘largest’ electric aircraft to take flight

Electric aircraft are ever so slightly closer to becoming a practical reality for travel. Magnix and AeroTEC have flown what they say is the world’s largest all-electric aircraft. Their modified Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, the “eCaravan,” flew for 30...

The world’s first ‘convertible pillow’ transforms in shape to let you nap anywhere

First came the spoon, the fork, and the knife… then, in the interest of versatility and portability, someone fused them into the modern-day Spork, which integrates all three tools into one form, allowing you to eat any type of food anywhere with ease. Think of the napEazy as doing the same thing for pillows. Designed as a combination of the bed pillow, the back-rest pillow, the desk-pillow, and the neck-worn travel pillow, napEazy lets you comfortably nap anywhere, whether you’re sitting or lying down. Its design looks pretty ordinary at first, barring the presence of a parting line that runs vertically across its center. Pull the two halves apart and the parting line reveals a telescopic pole on the inside that helps extend the pillow, allowing you to prop one end on your lap as you use the other to rest your head as you’re sitting – enabling you to keep your spine straight as you nap. Close the pillow down and you’ve got yourself a perfectly compact regular pillow you can use in bed, in a park, on the beach, or anywhere you get the opportunity to stretch your legs while traveling. You can even go ahead and use it as an extension pillow to expand the area on those ridiculously narrow airline armrests!

The napEazy was designed to be the one go-to pillow you could use when you’re away from your own bed. Whether at work for those quick power naps, or during your long commute, or even while traveling, the napEazy’s all-in-one nature makes it, well, as the name suggests… easy to nap. The concept was incubated at Airbus Bizlab, before evolving into its own independent company. The napEazy’s two-part design uses a dual-layer memory foam that’s just the right amount of soft while also being water-repellent and hypo-allergenic. A travel-case-inspired telescopic rod allows the napEazy to split into two, turning it into a prop-up pillow you can use to help you sleep forward or sideways while sitting, keeping your spine straight to avoid aches or posture-related problems. The split-pillow can be used on flat surfaces too, allowing two people to share the same pillow at a distance.

napEazy’s pillow design is the result of months of conceptualizing at Bizlab, an incubator/accelerator run by Airbus, and rigorous testing and prototyping at Airbus’s ProtoSpace. Compact enough to be carried anywhere, and comfortable enough to induce sleep while sitting at a desk or in those airline seats, the napEazy gives you the benefits of a face-pillow as well as a neck pillow – in the avatar of a regular pillow that’s small enough to fit in most travel cases and backpacks. Besides, it even packs a convenient pouch that you can use to store quick go-to essentials like your phone, wallet, passport, or boarding pass. The napEazy comes in two sizes and in a wide gamut of colors… although knowing me I’d probably pick the black one, given that it looks classy and requires the least amount of maintenance… or the adorable Penguin-print one which easily doubles up as a plush toy for youngsters!

Designers: Arvind Kumaran, Pradipta Sahoo, Soham Patel and Shanavas MS

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napEazy – The World’s First Convertible Pillow

napEazy is the only pillow that facilitates front, side and back sleeping postures.

All you need to unlock napEazy’s potential is the push of the button to extend it to the length of your liking.

Ergonomic Design

Expert opinion on napEazy by Dr. Deepankar.

napEazy Features

Light Weight – Carry napEazy anywhere. Around 1.3lb.
Hypoallergenic – Dust Mite resistance. Lab certified.
Water Resistance – Forget about spills and stains.
Durable – Extensive user testing with 500 beta-testers.
Machine Washable – Easily wash the cover in your washing machine.

Dual-Layer Memory Foam – napEazy is made of dual-layer memory foam with differential density to give you comfort never experienced before.

Easy to Carry – Attach it to your bag; Slip it inside your bag; Slip it out.

Storage Pouch – For your small accessories so that you don’t lose them.

Powered by Biocrystal® – The combination of precisely defined quantity is a result of 9 year research. The ratio is ground and mixed in a special procedure with no added chemicals.

napEazy Styles – Available in Blush Cherry, Qtee Panda, Northern Lights Kiwi, Qtee Owl, Smokey Kiwi and Qtee Penguin.

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Apple Watch Series 5 is on sale for $300 at Amazon

Amazon just made it much easier to consider the Apple Watch Series 5 if you’re looking for a wearable to track your workouts or keep in touch with others. The internet retailer is selling the 40mm GPS model with a Sport Band for $300, or a solid $100...

This Device Can Synthesize Any Flavor on Your Tongue: Taste the Rainbow

Back in the 1990s a team of engineers created a device called the iSmell. This unusual gadget used scent cartridges to simulate a wide variety of aromas, which could be triggered through computer code. The iSmell ultimately failed due to lack of market interest, but I always thought the idea that you could create anything from the smell of hot chocolate to pepperoni pizza just by mixing chemicals was pretty fascinating. Now a scientist in Japan has developed a similar technology, though this one simulates flavors rather than scents.

Homei Miyashita of Meiji University’s Miyashita Laboratory created this novel device that he calls a “taste display.” It uses a set of five electrolytic flavor gels which are electrically stimulated to produce taste sensations on its user’s tongue. The process of electrophoresis is used to subtractively adjust the amount of sweet (glycine), salty (sodium chloride), bitter (magnesium chloride), acidic (citric acid) and umami (glutamic sodium) flavors which are released. Theoretically, these five base flavors could replicate just about any flavor you’d like, and the system has already been used to simulate flavors ranging from sushi to gummy candies.

Now, taste alone isn’t enough to truly experience flavor, as our sense of smell is also a big part of that mechanism. Perhaps they could dust off the old plans for the iSmell and combine them, then sell this as some kind of gadget for dieting.

You can read the full research paper about the taste display in the Association for Computing Machinery’s digital library.

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After Math: Playing around on the PS5 while Blizzcon goes bye-bye

We had a mixed bag in terms of gaming news this past week. On one hand, Sony announced an hour-long gameplay showcase for its upcoming PS5 console and the NFL reupped its licensing agreement with EA through the 2026 season. On the other hand, BLizzar...

HybridDrive 2TB external SSD and USB-C hub in one

HybridDrive is a new storage hub complete with an integrated SSD drive allowing you to store those important documents for easy transportation. Designed to replace all your existing hubs the HybridDrive is available in a selection of storage capacities including the 128GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. Early bird pledges are available from $199 or […]

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