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Alarm Clock Only Wakes Up One Side of the Bed

Innovators are constantly trying to find a more enjoyable way of waking people up. Now, Wakē from Lucera Labs offers a gentle, healthy alternative...Read More

Audi Using Virtual Reality to Let Customers Configure Dream Cars

Audi is the first automotive manufacturer to develop a dedicated retail software solution for VR headsets. It enables customers to experience their...Read More

How Artificial Intelligence Could Put More Electric Cars on the Road

GE is equipping charging stations with AI to get more electric cars driving. A pilot project in New York City has worked to develop a method for...Read More

Verizon Roadside Service Makes for Happier Cars and Drivers

Verizon Vehicle’s core is an OBD (On Board Diagnostics) reader that communicates with your car’s computers. The Verizon reader can be set...Read More

Healthy Eating Platform Provides One-to-One Nutrition Coaching Via Video

With an abundance of healthy eating advice and a seemingly endless stream of diet fads to choose from, consumers can be forgiven for finding...Read More

Kenyan Farmers Can Subscribe to Text Service for Localized Agricultural Advice

In developing countries, where phone ownership and signal coverage is continuing to expand rapidly, SMS messages are an excellent means of...Read More

Video Platform Connects Home-Cooks With Pro Chefs for Live Culinary Tips

Everybody has a friend or family member they turn to for cooking advice, but now a new platform called Talk to Chef wants to help enthusiastic home...Read More

Live Smartphone Tours From Locals

Turkish startup Lopeca enables users to “see” the world via remote smartphone video tours from locals. The tourism industry has been...Read More

App Offers Travel Recommendations Based on Time of Year

What’s It Like is an app that aims to let users simply choose the time they’re looking to get away in order to receive a suggestion...Read More

Travel Agency Offsets CO2 Emissions of its Customers’ Hotel Stays For Free

One percent of the world’s carbon emissions are created by the hotel industry, and while many individual hotels are making concerted efforts to...Read More

Toyota’s New Driving Simulator Distracts Teens On Purpose

We can warn kids not to text and drive, but Toyota has taken the driving safety PSA to the next level with their “TeenDrive365”...Read More

Eye-Tracking Car Tech Will Help Drivers Remain Focused

While Google is certain of the future with driverless vehicles, a trend of improving the driver is emerging. Soon, cars will come with a built-in...Read More

Co-pilot Device Helps New Drivers Improve Their Road Safety

CarVi is an affordable smart device that enables new or nervous drivers to monitor and improve their driving habits. Users attach the device to their...Read More

Platform Helps Startups Offer Retirement Plans

Honest Dollar helps startups create retirement plans for employees by reducing many of the associated fees and hurdles. Over 70 million people in the...Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility For Startups

Startups Give Back is a philanthropy movement helping startups lend a hand to nearby non-profits and causes. Startups Give Back partners with...Read More

Businesses Offer Their Employees Big Perks

AnyPerk is a service which enables businesses of any size to offer their employees rewarding perks. It can then send reminders to those employees...Read More

Charitable Techies Donate Their Skills to Nonprofits in Need

The platform #charity enables IT professionals to donate their time and tech skills to nonprofits, saving those organizations much needed funds....Read More

E-Commerce Platform Adds Social Good Outcome to Every Purchase

Favoire turns everyday items into charitable actions . . empowers customers through shopping and fashion. The business allows users to purchase...Read More

Ethical Wedding Rings Fund Water for Life, for Two People

Do Amore wedding rings are made from conflict free diamonds and recycled metal, and the profits from their sales are used to finance clean water in...Read More

Design Project Trains Young People to Improve Their Local Area

The Building Hero Project is a design leadership scheme which gives young people access to cutting edge equipment so they can run community...Read More

Promising Students Are Paid to Become Remote Software Developers

Andela is a global talent accelerator which provides paid training to young people in Africa, before linking them up with remote developer jobs....Read More

A Theme Park for Playing Grown-up

KidZania, the global chain of theme parks where children take on adult work roles, allows kids between the ages of four to twelve to do what comes...Read More

Carpooling For Your Cargo

Roadie is a peer-to-peer shipping network which enables drivers to fill their empty back seats with their neighbor’s cargo. The platform plans...Read More

User Owned Carpool Platform Runs on Bitcoin Style Digital Tokens

La’Zooz is a decentralized, real time, lift-share platform, owned by its users and run on digital Zooz tokens. Its founders are hoping it is...Read More

App Finds the Right Transportation in Five Minutes

Shift is making urban transit straightforward, using an algorithm which knows the best vehicle for the user’s journey. For many, urban car...Read More

High-Tech Pen Enables Visitors to ‘Collect’ Design Objects

The recently reopened Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York will be offering its patrons a delayed interactive experience –...Read More

Interactive “Coming Soon” Signs Let Users Shop from Unbuilt Stores

Kate Spade teamed up with The Science Project at the site of their upcoming store, making a shopable barricade to engage future customers. The...Read More

Unbridled Selection From Interactive Tables

The Neiman Marcus Innovation Lab (known as iLab) has launched their interactive retail table project in three of its major locations in Austin,...Read More

Turbines in Water Pipes Harvest Green Energy for the City

LucidPipes harvest renewable low-cost energy from the water flowing through gravity-fed pipes. The most effective way to harvest renewable energy is...Read More

Platform Lets Homeowners Donate Energy to Those Who Need It

In every community, there are those who can’t afford to heat their home in the winter, or even turn their lights on at night. Gridmates is a...Read More

Solar-Powered Biofuel Stove for Africa Could Save Lives

African Clean Energy has developed a biofuel stove to help combat the global problem of indoor cook-smoke, which is estimated to kill 4 million...Read More

Retrofitted Lampposts Can Charge Electric Vehicles

Ubitricity’s mobile charging device will enable electricity providers to supply plug-in EV drivers with charging stations exactly where they...Read More

Solar-Powered EV Charging Made Easy For Apartment Buildings

In San Francisco, Powertree Services enable apartments to offer EV charging and solar power at no extra cost to building owners. Previously, these...Read More

Swappable Electric Batteries Can Recharge Smartscooter in 6 Seconds

The Smartscooter is far from the first electric scooter on the market, but Taiwanese startup Gogoro is hoping to get the edge in the urban mobility...Read More

Temporary Tattoo Could Replace Pin-Prick Blood Tests For Diabetics

A simple, miniature tech device embedded on a temporary tattoo could provide a non-invasive alternative to diabetics’ daily blood tests. The...Read More

Gadget Library Rents Out Wearables

Lumoid is a US photographic equipment rental service which has recently expanded its ‘library’ to include wearables and drones –...Read More

Wearable Sensors Gamify Physical Therapy

The Valedo is the latest wearable healthcare offering to gamify exercise – this time, for back-pain sufferers. It is a Swiss invention,...Read More

Service Offers Luggage-Free Travel to Frequent Fliers

Singapore-based Packnada enables passengers to travel with only a passport, through a wardrobe storage service that delivers to their hotel every...Read More

Travel Without The Baggage

LugLess aims to alleviate many of travelers’ frequent frustrations, including overpriced baggage fees and lost bags, by providing secure...Read More

Regulars At Melbourne Hyatt Can Leave Belongings Behind

The Grand Hyatt Melbourne’s “Leave it at Hyatt” scheme enables visitors to safely store their belongings on site, ready for their...Read More

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  • 8 Great Movies With Heroic Engineering November 18, 2019
    The new film, Ford v Ferrari, has us thinking about other movies where engineers get their due for problem-solving and invention. These aren't space operas or faster-than-light theories, but real problems solved by methodical processes. Apollo 13. Engineers on the ground scramble to save astronauts from an accident in space. Ford v Ferrari. Race engineers […]
  • Using Batch Manufacturing to Produce Personal Products November 18, 2019
    Of all professions, musicians are certainly the most attached to the craftsmanship of their instruments. In an age where repetitive tasks are increasingly assigned to machinery, recreating the magic of a custom-made guitar is an invaluable advantage.   Fender, symbol of musical revolution whose products are associated to artists such as Jimi Hendrix, are now […]
  • How AI at the Edge Is Defining Next-Generation Hardware Platforms November 18, 2019
    The Center for Advanced Electronics through Machine Learning (CAEML) has been very active in the newly-established machine learning track at DesignCon, helping to present many quality papers from the hardware design community. Celebrating its third anniversary this year, CAEML has been at the forefront of machine learning and its applications in hardware and electronic design. […]