Monday, August 13, 2012

Ubi The Ubiquitous Computer Hits Kickstarter

Today there is yet another very interesting piece of tech hitting kickstarter. This product is a mini PC which is voice control and serves as a voice assistant which can do many things. This device is called the ubi which stands for ubiquitous computer. This min PC can only be controlled by voice, this device has been created to listen the surrounding environment using sound, temperature, light, pressure and humidity. This project is currently in kickstarter and in just 1 day they already reached close to 35% of their goal with $11,123. Watch the video below to find out more. Here is what the creators have to say about the ubi:

“Ubi is short for ubiquitous computer because it’s always on, always listening, always ready to help. It can scribe, listen, analyze. Ubi will either talk back to you the information you seek or indicate information through multi-color lights.”

Here are some of the applications of it: 
  • Voice-enabled Internet search 
  • Speakerphone 
  • Indicator light (light changing based on events, e.g. weather, stock, email) 
  • Home speaker system with sound piping 
  • Virtual assistant (audio calendar, feed reader, podcast etc) 
  • Voice memos 
  • Alarm clock 
  • Intercom system 
  • Baby monitor 
  • Noise pollution monitor 
  • Controlling the climate of your home perfectly (through web enabled thermostats like Nest)

Technical Specs on the Ubi 

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 
  • 800 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 Processor
  • 1 GB RAM 
  • 802.11 b/n/g Wifi Enabled 
  • Hi fidelity speakers and omni-directional microphone 
  • USB 2.0 with 5 V power supply 
  • Bluetooth 4.0 
  • Temperature, humidity, and air pressure sensors 
  • Ambient light sensor 
  • RF Transceiver Module 
  • Plugs into a standard NA 110 V, 15A power outlet (world versions to be forth-coming) 
  • Dimensions (approximate): 4.0" x 4.0" x 1.1"

Source: Geeky-Gadgets Via Kickstarter 
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