If you’re looking for a robotic companion. You may have just missed the boat. Pepper: The Emotional Robot ($1700+) sold out in just minutes. Over 1,000 models were made available to consumers in Japan. Along with the $1700 price tag there is also a $200 monthly data and insurance fee. Pepper is just about four feet tall and weighs just over 60 pounds. It was created to read emotions, recognize tones of voice, and facial expressions so that it could more naturally interact with humans. The internal tech sounds like a high end smart phone – including cameras, touch sensors, and accelerometers. It also speaks multiple languages out of the box. If all this sounds interesting, you’ll be able to get your own through Sprint Corp. stores in the U.S. starting next summer.
The Revolv Home Automation Hub ($299) allows you to control all of your smart devices from a single app. This includes thermostats, sensors, switches, speakers, lights, locks and much more. So if you’re away from home you can lock your doors or turn on the lights. Got a hot date, set the mood with a ...[Read More]