And what, precisely, you may ask, is that? It's Twine's "Coolest Gadget of the Week," the SmartFaucet, a gizmo that uses face recognition to remember the precise temperature and pressure you prefer for your bath or shower. The Great Places blogmaster thinks that's cool, but an unlikely amenity for most of us. It's possible, unfortunately, to use the SmartFaucet to check out your e-mails or upcoming calendar (in the shower!), which the Great Places blogmaster considers a particularly annoying additional feature.
And what does the Great Places blogmaster think of Twine? It's kitschier than Google--after all, it's brand new and Google's a doddering 11 years old--but it's MUCH slower and dumber. Projected life expectancy? 30 days, tops.