Premium sake has to be kept at a constant temperature to maintain its quality, so a group of companies led by NTT have started a pilot program to start tagging sake bottles with RFID tags, with built-in temperature sensors. When the bottles are brought to stores, a reader lets customers check the bottle's temperature history, so that he can be sure it's been kept fresh from door to door. This will be available in the closest sake shops.
This is one flower that reads your emotions. Equipped with a microphone, the NEC Kotohana, listens for changes in your vocal tone or inflection and alters to change its colors from joyness to sadness. Joy, for instance, would be represented by yellow, while sadness would come across as blue. And when you're excited, you'll see red. Otherwise, the flower will reflect a state of normalcy with the color green.
*Static (select one color to display)
*Scrolling (continuously scrolls through the spectrum of colors)
*Sound to Light (lamp changes colors in time with your music)
*Pearlescent (a cool white light, with hints of red, green and blue)