The glowing faux-ice changes color based on how quickly you’re throwing them back, to let you know if you should pace yourself a little.
A year ago, two MIT Media Lab graduates raised half a million dollars on Kickstarter to create Twine, a cigarette-pack-sized chunk of Internet magic that promised to turn any object in your home into a web-connected, interactive “smart product.” Want your basement pipes to send you a text message when they’re in danger of freezing up, or your garage door to ping you if you forget to close it? No problem: With Twine, building your own personal “Internet of things” is supposed to be easier than programming a VCR. And now that the product is available for purchase, it looks like creators John Kestner and David Carr have very nearly delivered on that ambitious promise.
A gateway to The Internet Of Things, Twine lets you connect the objects in your home to the digital realm…
Melissa Chow’s Like-a-Hug—a vest that gives you a squeeze when a friend likes something of yours on Facebook—sits somewhere between harmless smartphone vibration and creepy gadget caress on the haptic spectrum.
Twine, A Tiny Gizmo That Holds The Internet’s Future