Beam Smart Projector

Disguised as a lightbulb fixture, this gadget is a whole lot more

What if you could program a device to start projecting a video of a calm, quiet shoreline—as your alarm—to help ease you into the day? Or have a social media notification report pop up on your living room wall as soon as you walk through the door? The passionate engineers behind Beam are trying to put these technocratic capabilities in the palm of your hands, …