OSRAM presents an incredible connected Christmas light which let you personalize the lights of your Christmas tree from your smartphone : the OSRAM LIGHTIFY Gardenspot.
OSRAM LIGHTIFY brings the future of lighting into your home or business today.
Linked to the Lightify system, the OSRAM’s app give you the opportunity to drive your lights, bulbs… from your smartphone or your tablet, each mini-spot can be controlled and set up from one of the 16 millions colors available regarding your taste and the colours of your environment.
The OSRAM LIGHTIFY GardenSpot lighting system begins with a wireless Gateway that can be plugged into any wall outlet in your home or business, and wirelessly syncs with your existing WiFi network. The Gateway connects to LIGHTIFY devices (up to 50 per each Gateway) via standard ZigBee Home Automation protocols.
The Gateway can also operate other smart lighting devices from a variety of manufacturers that use standard ZigBee Home Automation protocols. This gateway here for US32.59$.
The app is compatible with IOS7 or above and Android 4.1 and above.
This light can be used indoor as well as outdoor.
Price : US87$ (including postage in US). OSRAM Lightify GardenSpot on Amazon
Microsoft is shaping the way into the future with Skype Translator. Latest technology is currently being tried and tested and looking to be released as a standard additional Skype option very soon.
How does it work? Simply speak in your ‘language’ and Skype translate will receive and translate conversation in voice form to your receiving caller in your selected alternative language.
Capable of over 40 languages.
Complimented with an on-screen transcript.
You can view the official video demonstration as above. You will see it is almost a real time translation. This technology will be a great move forward into the future and will enable and open up a whole new world to business opportunities, international relations and international Looooovvve!
Several additional videos of Skype translator providing further information around the technology https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD7HFcN7LXRfCBvaE0EdiHe8zg2bLUIxM
Microsoft are taking sign-ups for test drivers at the moment so be in quick if you want to give it a try before it is released. Spaces are limited http://www.microsoft.com/translator/skype.aspx
The world is buzzing about this one. Bloggers, web-sites and technology spots are very excited to announce this technology. Time will tell how efficient it will be. We have signed up for the trail/test version here at Gadgets High Tech so watch this space. We will update you once we have had a play!