Cornetto Commitment Rings

Netflix has taken the world by storm, transforming itself from a mail order DVD company into a streaming behemoth that uses immense amount of internet bandwidth worldwide. This in turn has led to a cultural phenomenon called Binge-watching, where you tend to watch 2-6 episodes of the same TV show in one sitting.

The insight ice-cream maker Cornetto had to this cultural phenomenon was that over 28 million Netflix users have binge-watch cheated on their loved ones. 21% of them did it while the other person was asleep, while 12% of them re-watched the show with their loved ones. So Cornetto to fix this “Netflix infidelity” created a pair of smart wearable rings that blocked access to the shows unless the two were watching them together.

The rings had to connect to the smartphone over NFC, and then through an app users would have to register the shows they wanted to watch together. After that, both parties would have to be present, and have their Commitment Rings nearby, to be able to play a new episode from any of the saved shows.

At the moment there aren’t any pricing details or release dates for this particular wearable, so you’ll have to keep checking the Series Commitment website for more details about it, or register with the site to receive more information about the product.

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Amazon Dash Button

In April last year, Amazon launched Amazon Dash, a first of its kind ‘magic wand’ that acts as a handheld, personal shopping assistant.

Now taking that further, they have launched an Amazon button to ensure that Amazon Prime customers never, ever run out of coffee, toilet paper, razors, trash bags etc again.

The Amazon Dash Button is a small oval electronic device about the size of a pack of chewing gum. On pressing the button, the device uses Wi-Fi to send a message to your Amazon account, automatically ordering a new stock of whatever you’re about to run out of.

Here is a list of products that will be supported by the Dash Button.

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Amazon Dash

Even though online shopping has revolutionized how we buy groceries, it still requires one to sit in front of a laptop or mobile device to order the item. So to revolutionize this further, Amazon has launched a first of its kind ‘magic wand’ called Amazon Dash that acts as a handheld, personal shopping assistant. The device can add items to the users AmazonFresh (US Only) online shopping list via a simple voice command or by scanning the barcodes of items that are running low at home. 😎

More details for AmazonFresh users at the official Amazon Dash microsite.

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