You'd think we'd know better than to name our devices after sci-fi computers. Nevertheless, I like the sound of Mother. Reminds me a little of the Nabaztag rabbit devices of a few years back, though much more sophisticated.
Mother’s potential use is intriguing: Each Mother unit talks wirelessly to a set of smaller tracking devices, dubbed cookies, that can sense motion and temperature. You can put cookies on things and people – on your body to gather data about how much you walk, on your coffee machine to track many espressos you drink, on your front door to track whenever it is opened, on your toothbrush to see how often and how long you brush … and so forth.