A redesigned thermostat by Nest is able to recognize varying gradients of alarms and sync with mobile devices.
Nest has already revamped the conventional thermostat by creating a smarter, sleeker device that both reduces energy consumption and looks pretty hanging on the wall. Now, the Palo Alto, California-based company is driving a makeover of the the smoke detector. The revamped device is capable of recognizing varying gradients of alarms, communicate with users and sync with mobile devices. It is a great story of innovation and creativity. It inspires you to wonder about how we might be able to rethink every-day items Cannon Designers and our clients are using each day. The video showcases Nest’s new project.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey