Mechanical Yet iPhone-Connected, The Ressence Type 2 e-Crown Concept Watch

A new development in the technology and artistry composing fine timepieces

“It’s more cyborg than it is hybrid,” Benoît Mintiens, founder and designer at Ressence, explains to us at this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH). Here, Ressence has unveiled their latest concept watch and it falls in line with their history of almost unimaginable creativity. As for Mintiens’ statement, the brand new Ressence Type 2 e-Crown Concept Watch is a fully mechanical …

Sevenhugs’ Smart Remote

A "contextually aware" universal remote capable of controlling any smart device

Looking to simplify the endless number of apps and interfaces used to control smart-home products, French start-up Sevenhugs has introduced the first “contextually aware” universal Smart Remote. In other words, it’s the first remote to understand where it is in your home and what it’s pointing at, allowing users to simply point and click to control devices instead of switching between apps. This trick is …

Charged: The Smartest Home

A look at the future of intelligent home tech by way of five standout devices currently available

In recent years, the ways in which we as culture interact with technology has shifted. Much in the same way the iPhone completely changed how cell phones, cameras and music players are considered, devices like thermostats that learn how warm you like it when you get home from work and autonomous vacuums that wake up when you fall asleep have emerged that hint at a …