This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices:

  • GE’s Link is a new connected LED bulb that lets consumers remotely control their home lighting from anywhere in the world and sync with other connected devices. It’s enabled by the new Wink app, and it eliminates the need for expensive add-ons typically associated with connected devices. Link provides high-quality lighting, energy efficiency and long life, and is available in three popular lighting applications:
    • A 60-watt replacement soft white LED bulb, or A19 shape, commonly used for general lighting in table and floor lamps,
    • An indoor soft white floodlight LED, or BR30 shape, installed as down-lighting found in dining room, living room or other entertainment spaces, and
    • An indoor/outdoor-rated bright white (3000K) spotlight LED, or PAR 38, used for outdoor security or spotlight.
  • Long-distant relationships can be challenging. While there are many ways to see and hear your loved ones through the power of the internet, the tactile element has been missing – until now. With Frebble, you can cut through the distance and share that smallest gesture – the squeeze of the hand – that means so much. Frebble has been designed to allow you to hold hands with someone at a distance: when you squeeze it, the other person feels your squeeze… The shape holds you; you hold the shape.
  • Air Navigation Service Providers, airport owners and operators, and related stakeholders are facing growing pressure to reduce their operating costs for air traffic services (ATS) services while maintaining safety and efficiency. The Saab Remote Tower system is an integrated package of subsystems which facilitates the provision of a range of conventional ATS. High definition images and all relevant airport systems are transferred via a data network to an integrated controller working position at the Remote Tower Centre (RTC) that best suits the customer’s business model. A comprehensive suite of image enhancement tools and state of the art video compression provides optimal image resolution whilst minimizing bandwidth usage.
  • An Australian tech firm, Optus, has created a clever buoy that uses sonar to detect the distinct movements of sharks. Once a shark has been detected, the Clever Buoy sends a message via the strength of the Optus Network. The message is then instantly relayed to lifeguards on the beach, so they can raise the alarm, and anyone swimming or surfing in the ocean can swim back to shore and escape the possibility of being shark food.

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