Developed specifically for pets, this voice-enabled cell phone allows the owner to call and talk to his/her best friend. The waterproof 5 ื 2.5 ื 9.4 cm unit easily fits on a collar that goes around the pet's neck. The owner can also establish a geofence boundary in which the pet must stay. If this area is exceeded, the phone automatically calls the owner's cell phone or any pre-programmed number. Using the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) sensor in the phone, the pet can easily be located. A built-in temperature sensor provides input regarding the pet's environment.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
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