Flippy The Burger Bot

Fast Food Gets Faster

Being a fry cook is no easy job. Hazards like trips, burns, and cuts are a commonality. Enter Flippy, the burger-flipping robot from Pasadena-based Miso Robotics. The little bot comes equipped with sensors to detect what is cooking on the grill and makes orders based on what is punched in from the cashier. Flippy can also flip and move burgers on and off the grill with his robotic arm, as well as open packages of meat. Fast-food just got faster. (Source: TechCrunch)


Tennis Replay for $200

Ever get frustrated when your tennis opponent called your shot out of bounds when it was definitely in? The In/Out, by Grégoire Gentil, is a tiny GoPro-sized device that you can strap to a tennis net. Priced at $200; the device beeps whenever a shot sails out, and players can watch video replays to check accuracy. With an additional In/Out app, players can connect their smart devices to see exactly where shots landed during the match. It would be interesting to see Grandma and Grandad battle it out at their Palm Springs community center with this baby! (Source: Bloomberg)


Spotify Acquires Sonalytic

Music streaming service Spotify has acquired Sonalytic, an audio detection startup. Sonalytic produces audio detection technology that can identify songs, mixed content, audio clips, and track copyright protected material. Additionally, the app can help aid in music search, making it a natural fit for Spotify. It seems personal playlists will only get more personalized with the assistance of this new integration. (Source: TechCrunch)


About the Author: Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 49 countries.

His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs.

His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.
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