Tag Archives: nest

Nest’s co-founder is releasing a smart go-kart for kids

Nest co-creator Tony Fadell isn’t focused solely on making intelligent thermostats and smoke detectors. He recently unveiled Actev Motors, a company whose inaugural Arrow Smart-Kart promises to give kids a taste of what smart cars are like. The electric go-kart includes GPS, a and WiFi to keep junior drivers safe. Parents using a mobile app can geofence the kart’s driving area, limit the top speed or hit a stop button in an emergency. In other words, even younger kids (5- to 9-year-olds are the main targets) can motor around without getting in over their heads. There’s also a proximity sensor to automatically prevent accidents.

Continue reading Nest’s co-founder is releasing a smart go-kart for kids

Microsoft’s knack for predicting NFL games

In the second installment of the classic “Back to the Future” trilogy, Biff Tannen becomes a wealthy and high powered thug, thanks to a book he receives from his future self who traveled back in time from 2015.

The book, “Grays Sports Almanac,” contains the outcomes of major sporting events between the years of 1950 and 2000, which allows Tannen to make millions of dollars placing bets on horse races, football and baseball games, boxing matches, and more, and become powerful in an alternate version of 1985.

Continue reading Microsoft’s knack for predicting NFL games