Nest's new smart home toys + Flying cars
Nest home Nest is working on some sweet additions to their smart home line-up including a less expensive version of its smart home thermostat and also products focused on security including a smart home security system, indoor security camera and smart doorbell, according to Bloomberg. The company is also working on sensors that would let you adjust the temperature in set rooms—rather than the whole house, along with a new version of its smart learning thermostat that would be priced at under $200. Some of the products may be available as early as this year. As we've reported, consumers are more likely to buy smart home products that work together, and are in the same ecosystem.
Flying car Airbus unveiled its flying car prototype at the big Geneva Motor Show this week. The design is hardly ready for street wear. But the company says within five to ten years (whew) we are going to see the Pop.Up tolling down the highway, and then jet into the air like a drone. Oh, and yes, it's full electric. (Via AP)
Facebook 360 Facebook launched its first virtual reality app for Samsung Gear VR, Facebook 360. Facebook users—who also own Samsung Gear VR—will be able to view saved 360 degree videos and photos, their own 360 content, then react and even share then back to the Facebook platform. You can also see 360 degree content from friends and people you follow. Facebook says more social features will be added to the Gear VR app as well.
Sphero giveaway Sphero is holding a spring giveaway for fans to get their hands on some of its more popular toys. Included? Ollie, Darkside and the rollie-pollie SPRK+. You can sign up through myriad ways, all of them listed here.
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