I thought it was a trailer for a movie, but this is a real product. It’s advertised as a virtual wife for men who live alone.
Gatebox is a holographic home "robot" in the vein of Siri or Alexa. It's basically a 3D cosplay character that says nice things to you and can be programmed to automate your home. It comes pre-installed with a character named Azuma Kikari. She's 20 years old, likes donuts, and dislikes insects. She says her role is "healing character supporting living alone. I always try my best to serve my husband."
It costs 321,840 yen (about US$2725) and is available for pre-order now.
How is automation in the age of smart machines going to be different than automation in the age of dumb machines? You’ll find out when you watch the latest Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell explainer video.
This fancy interactive deep colorization software harnesses AI to fill in colors on a black and white photo with just a few inputs. Watch this cool demo.
Autodraw is a web app that looks at what you are drawing and offers up clip-art style images that resemble your sketch.
Toaster ovens are the perfect appliance for small things like toasted sandwiches and roasted garlic (try it!), but anything more involved usually requires a full-sized conventional oven.However, despite its small size, the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven can handle anything from baked pastries to broiled meats. This kitchen appliance has a minimal countertop footprint, and cooks […]
The Pry.Me Bottle Opener holds tens of thousands of times its own weight, and you can pick one up now from the Boing Boing Store.This remarkable keychain is considerably smaller than any of your keys, but don’t let that fool you: it can easily open any bottle, and could even tow a trailer full of […]
Guaranteeing your privacy online goes way beyond checking the “Do Not Track” option in your browser’s settings. To ensure that your internet activity is totally hidden from Internet Service Providers, advertisers, and other prying eyes, take a look at Windscribe’s VPN protection. It usually costs $7.50 per month, but you can get a 3-year subscription […]