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Minivan Lets You Keep An Eye On Your Kids In The Back

Japan – Driving and monitoring the kids (at the back of the car) at the same time can prove to be a challenging task. Honda understands that...Read More

Semi-Autonomous Audi Will Let Drivers Watch TV At The Wheel

Germany – Luxury car company Audi released the 2018 Audi A8 with a new feature for bored drivers stuck in traffic or driving at slow speeds:...Read More

Disney Is Using Facial Recognition To Better Understand Their Audience

USA –  Entertainment companies are investing in facial recognition technology to help understand audiences reactions to what they see on...Read More

Walmart Wants To Use Facial Recognition To Identify Unhappy Shoppers

USA – The company recently filed a patent for a technology it is developing that would be able to scan and identify the faces of unhappy or...Read More

Giant Color Gradient Puzzle Has Over 1,000 Individual Tiles

Artist Clemens Habicht has created a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle that forms a massive color gradient, in which each tile is a distinct color. To...Read More

Pantone Honors Prince With His Own Shade Of Purple

USA – Pantone has released a brand new color to recognize pop icon Prince’s contributions to music, art, fashion and culture. The color,...Read More

Wireless Road Technology Charges Electric Vehicles as They Travel

Israel – E-mobility company ElectRoad has created wireless road technology that powers electric vehicles while they drive, eliminating the...Read More

Street Lamps Could Soon Also Charge Electric Cars

London –  Ubitricity, a German company focused on providing clean energy, converted street lamps in Hounslow, London, to have LEDs in them...Read More

Unique Music And Images Are Tailor-Made For E-Book Readers

Sweden –  Wanting to enhance the experience of reading an electronic book, Swedish developers created Bubo. Bubo synchronizes with select...Read More

Scannable Coloring Book Makes Drawings Digital

USA – While there are numerous coloring apps on the market, it just doesn’t live up to the thrill of actually coloring in the different...Read More

This Isolation Helmet Is Meant To Help Office Workers Be More Productive

Ukraine –  For many, the enemy to productivity is distractions from other people. While many offices are tearing down cubicle walls for a...Read More

New And Improved Google Glass Returns As A Tool For Businesses

USA – Google Glass, first released in 2013 to much fanfare but discontinued less than two years later, was a fascinating experiment by Google...Read More

Back to the Future . . changing the way we get around !

Slovakia – Commuters of the world, rejoice. The long-promised age of the flying car is almost here. Big-name companies around the world are...Read More

Cars Of The Future May Be Purpose-Built For Your Lifestyle

South Korea – As the auto industry grapples with change, carmakers are looking for fresh new ways to impress an increasingly selective target...Read More

Emoji Style Advertisements Come to iOS Messaging

Belgium –  Working with the Brussels-based communication agency Happiness, the Belgium eBay equivalent, 2deHands, has enabled promotion of...Read More

Samsung’s Emoji Translation Is Helping People With Speech Disorders

Italy – Samsung’s Italy-based group makes it easier for those who have aphasia to communicate in text messages by creating an...Read More

A Dance Party Lamp Empowers Girls To Like Science and Mathematics

USA – There definitely has been an increase in toys aimed at getting children interested in STEM early on. However, most of the toys are...Read More

Programmable Bricks Teach Children the Basics of Robotics

Austria – Robo Wunderkind is a new kind of toy that lets its users build a robot using module bricks. It’s designed to get children from...Read More

Teaching Teens How To Drive Using Virtual Reality

USA – Learning how to drive is a rite of passage and sometimes, it begins with a few bumps. One program is trying to minimize real-world...Read More

Robots Will Park Your Car At Charles De Gaulle Airport

France – When running late for a flight, the last thing you need is to get stuck in the airport parking lot trying to find a space.  Enter...Read More

This Wine Bottle Was Cut Into Pieces To Make A Slick 2-In-1 Product

USA – There’s a certain luxury in pouring wine from the bottle into a decanter and watching the liquid flow between the two vessels, but...Read More

Origami-Like Utensils Morph Into Multiple Kitchen Tools

USA – Ori-Kit’s futuristic eating instruments take inspiration from origami to transform into different utensils. The space-saving...Read More

Sensors Alert Drivers to Oncoming Traffic on Hairpin Turns

India – National Geographic lists India’s Jammu-Srinagar Highway as one of the world’s most dangerous. Numerous hairpin turns with...Read More

Mercedes Is Using Noise To Improve Pre-Crash Safety

USA– The technology blasts drivers with a “pink noise” bubble to protect hearing during an accident. While automated cars can work...Read More

Wheelchairs Become A Fashion Statement With These Designer Covers

Ireland – For those who use wheelchairs daily, it can be hard when all people see is the chair. Enter Izzy Wheels, a company that brings...Read More

Design Students Give Their Interpretation Of The Future Of Hotel Furniture

Switzerland – Homes encompass a variety of different rooms, each with a distinct personality depending on the room’s purpose. In hotels,...Read More

Connected Walker is a Medical Tool and Personal Trainer in One

Germany – FriWalk is a four wheeled walker, equipped with depth sensors and cameras, that can function as a mobility aid, analysis system and...Read More

Connected Dancing Shoes made to Improve Your Moves

USA – If you are cursed by the “two left feet” syndrome, a new pair of smart shoes come to the rescue. The rhythm smart dancing...Read More

Smart Tires Alert Drivers When Maintenance is Needed

Italy – Italian company Pirelli’s new smart tire system, the Connesso, records miles driven and alerts drivers via cloud-based app when...Read More

Ford Is Working To Make Car Repair More Automated

USA– Hate the effort involved in dropping off your car for repair? Ford Motor Company wants to make the process a whole lot easier. Having...Read More

Discarded Flip Flops Turned into Gifts and Works of Art

Kenya – Kenya’s Ocean Sole flip flop recycling company turns potential marine pollution into employment opportunities for artisans who...Read More

Fully Recycled Shampoo Bottle Made From Beach Plastic

USA – P&G has partnered with TerraCycle and Suez Environmental to create a pipeline for recycled beach fodder –  Head Shoulders is...Read More

Mobile Office Gets Workers Out Of Cubicles And Into Nature

USA – A San Diego-based company, One Wild Life, is bringing a breathe of fresh air to the co-working experience by parking a “mobile...Read More

Office Shuttle Buses Turn Commutes into Work Opportunities

Belgium – The Office on Wheels project, by Flanders Institute for Mobility, plans to transport commuters to work by shuttle bus between...Read More

The World’s First Commercial Hoverbike Has Arrived

Russia – A Russian startup called Hoversurf has designed the first commercial hoverbike called the Scorpion-3. The fully-manned quadcopter...Read More

Dubai Introduces Electric Passenger Drone Taxi Service

China– China’s intelligent aerial vehicle company Ehang is providing Dubai’s Roads and Transportation Agency with passenger drones...Read More

Planetarium Runs Simulated Forest Relaxation Sessions

Japan – Tokyo’s Konica Minolta Planetarium recreates Japan’s UNESCO world heritage Yakushima forest for regular relaxation therapy...Read More

DIY Vertical Garden Helps Feed Local Communities

Denmark – Designed by SPACE10 as part of the Ikea Lab idea development program, the Growroom is an open source vertical garden. Described by...Read More

AI Wedding Planners

USA – Wedding Nook is described as the world’s first AI wedding planner. This wedding planning service uses artificial intelligence to...Read More

Pizza Wedding Registry Now Available!

USA – For couples more in love with hot cheese than fine china, Domino’s Pizza now offers a wedding registry in the form of eGift...Read More
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