The evolution of technology and the ways people are changing how it is integrated into daily routines is something to watch. The “Internet of Things” can be found in a multitude of gadgets now. Great Plains Communications has taken a look online and found some of our favorite new ways technology is being used.


The June Smart Oven

It looks like an oven, works like a computer and thinks like a chef. June, a computerized oven created by co-founders Matt Van Horn and Nikhil Bhogal can not only recognize what type of food it is cooking, but once you download the app on your phone, can text you when it is done. Bad cooks everywhere could become master chefs using suggested cooking instructions given for specific food types and a live feed sent to their cell phone, which allows users to view inside the oven while it cooks. Now watch how it works, below.

The BioLite CampStove Bundle

In basic terms, it is a wood-burning stove that generates electricity. That is no joke. With the little bit of summer left, grab the family and head camping, but don’t forget to bring the CampStove Bundle by BioLite. Just by putting twigs and pinecones inside the container section and starting a fire, you could:

  • Boil 1 liter of water in 4.5 minutes
  • Charge a cell phone for 20 minutes, producing 60 minutes of talk time
  • Brew coffee
  • Cook dinner over the top of the wood-fired grill

All of this and the device weighs just 2 lbs., so it won’t be a burden when hiking to your site. Watch how it works, below.

The Fogo Flashlight

Another gadget you won’t want to forget this camping season, the Fogo Flashlight is not only waterproof, but includes all of the following:

  • Flashlight
  • GPS
  • App Based Operating System
  • Built in Radio
  • Bluetooth
  • USB Backup Battery
  • Digital Walkie-Talkie Smartcap

It will keep you and your family safe in more ways than one. Watch how it works, below.


Technology Around the World

Technology is being used in innovative ways all around the world. Here is a video of Great Plains Communications’ pick for this month’s example of how technology is being used in other countries.

Japan’s Robot Hotel

Now open to the public, Japan has opened a five-star hotel that is completely run by robots. From the first greeting at the front desk, to transporting your luggage to your room, technology is engaged throughout the entire experience. Take a virtual tour of the hotel, by The Wall Street Journal:

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