UBI:NOW YOU CAN TALK TO COMPUTER
WHAT IS THIS
Ubi is short for ubiquitous computer because it’s always on, always listening, always ready to help.It is a Kickstarter’s project out of Toronto called Ubi (ubiquitous computer). Ubi is a voice-activated computer that plugs into a wall outlet and connects to the web via wi-fi. Just talk and it will respond, searching the web, or functioning as a speakerphone or home intercom system.
HELPING HAND FOR EVERYONE
Linked to your phone with an app, it is a hands-free alternative to computing, using your phone, and the other inefficiencies of living life as a normal human.The device will either talk back to you the information you seek or indicate information through multi-color lights.
Ubi plugs into a wall outlet and accesses the Internet through a wifi connection. It has a microphone and speakers and listens for commands. Saying “Ubi” wakes up the Ubi for receiving verbal commands. You can then instruct the Ubi to do your bidding. Ubi will receive plain language commands. Ubi communicates back to you through speech or by using lights.
Ubi listens to its environment and senses it through sound, temperature, light, pressure, and humidity. It can record this information or use it to trigger events and communication.According to the Ubi crew, the little device is an open platform that can potentially be used for hundreds of applications, including voice-enabled Internet search, speakerphone, as a home speaker, noise pollution monitor,climate control/intercom system or baby monitor.
Additional specs include:
* OS – 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
* Dimensions – 4.0″ x 4.0″ x 1.1″
A $189 pledge will get you a single Ubi, while $349 buys two Ubis and $649 is good for a Ubi five-pack. Each Ubiincludesi web, iPhone and Android apps, as well as access to the Ubi portal to help remotely monitor and configure the device.
Posted on August 18, 2012, in Smart Tech and tagged COMPUTER, EASY TO USE, fidelity speakers, gadgets, hi fidelity, home intercom system, MULTI TASKING, rf transceiver, TALKING COMPUTER, technology, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.