Data-Collecting IOT Teapot, Teplo 2.0

Brew a pot of tea based on mood, energy levels and more with this clever appliance

Gathering information from the consumer, their environment, and their desired tea selection, the Teplo 2.0 can brew tea perfectly suited for everybody. The IOT teapot may seem very niche, but tea-drinkers will be impressed. And the brand’s founder says the surveying process (which is now automated) is a deeply rooted aspect of traditional tea making and drinking. “Traditional tea masters change tea brewing conditions by seeing …

World Wide Web Inventor’s New Personal Data Project

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, hopes to help internet users reclaim their personal data—and ultimately their privacy. His newest project, Solid, is a place to store information. Users can take the data with them and transfer it immediately to any app, workspace or website (if they agree to). “Solid is a platform, built using the existing web. It gives every user …

WiFi Whisperer at Moogfest 2016

In his art installation, Kyle McDonald shows how easy it is to digitally eavesdrop on festival-goers all weekend

Our first run-in with Kyle McDonald was his talk at INS-INT 2014 in Minneapolis. (The Eyeo team really loves him and he’s spoken at quite of a few of their conferences). But really, we should be checking in on him at least twice a year to see what he’s up to. The Brooklyn-based media artist and adjunct assistant professor at NYU’s ITP always seems to …