“Connected” Glasses and Bottles Will Track Your Alcohol Consumption

Long lines at the bar, iffy brand loyalty, and out-of-touch leadership are among the woes of the liquor business—and issues that brands are looking to solve for their consumers. With “connected” cocktail glasses and liquor bottles, brands will be able to track consenting party’s habits, preferences, take their orders, and provide them with real-time discounts and recipes. The question is: it unnecessary intrusion or considerate …

The kSafe Smart Jar

For those who can’t resist unnecessary snacking, the new kSafe smart jar is here to help. Developed by Kitchen Safe inventors Ryan Sang and David Krippendorf, the souped-up cookie jar will only unlock its contents once a set goal is achieved. An accompanying app allows users to set either an activity goal, location requirement or time limit—meaning that you’ll have to burn a certain amount …

A Smarter Jump Rope

The humble jump rope has been hailed as one of the most efficient exercise tools in existence, yet it often takes a back seat to more advanced equipment. Tangram Factory is hoping to change this by upgrading its handles with sensors and adding LEDs to the rope itself. The new “Smart Rope” will pair with an app and will be able to count jumps, track …