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Real-time, 3D Oil Painting Simulator

USA – Project Wetbrush is a new 3D oil painting tool from Nvidia and Adobe Research, which simulates the motion and interaction of each...Read More

Ink Made From Car Exhaust Emissions

India – Bangalore-based startup captures air pollution and recycles the soot into ink. Soot in the environment is widely recognized to be...Read More

Commitment Rings Prevent Netflix Cheating

London –  These days, people spend more time watching Netflix than they do socializing, reading and exercising combined. Clearly, ignoring...Read More

Electric Shocks to Curb Overspending

United Kingdom – With online banking, it is now easier than ever for people to stay on top of their finances – but that doesn’t...Read More

Bikers Avoid Fines Thanks to Vibrating Bracelet

Italy – Anticipation about the potential of wearable tech has often outgrown the reality of demand. Recent research predicts that the the...Read More

Driverless Car Insurance Protects Against Hacking

UK – Adrian Flux is offering insurance for all aspects of driverless cars, such as automated parking and the hacking of connected systems....Read More

Self-driving, 3D Printed Bus Can Be hailed with an App

USA – Local Motor’s latest creation Olli, the first 3D printed, driverless, electric bus, can be summoned by an app for flexibility in...Read More

A Self-Driving Car is Being Taught Human Manners

Germany – German car manufacturer, Audi, is launching a pilot driverless car that adapts driving behaviors from human drivers. The Audi A7...Read More

AI for Marketers to Leverage Cognitive Advertising

USA –  Watson Ads enable marketers to interact with customers in natural language, as they gather data about consumer behavior. In an...Read More

Shopping App Finds Products from TV and Online Video

USA – “Ever” enables users to purchase products they see on video or television using a smartphone app that finds the product for...Read More

Chatbot Chef Plans Meals Via Emoji

USA – The food industry is constantly the subject of innovation – For shoppers that tend to get overwhelmed in the...Read More

Snacks in 30 Minutes From All Night Delivery Service

USA – Unfortunately the most likely time to be craving a tub of Ben and Jerry’s or a bag of kettle chips is often the hardest time to...Read More

Robots Might Be The Next Food Delivery Method In London

London – Starship Technologies is partnering up with London food delivery startups to begin delivering meals with self-driving robots. The...Read More

IFTTT for Groceries Orders Ice Cream When it’s Hot

USA – Tesco has partnered with IFTTT (If This Then That) so customers can auto-adapt their grocery delivery according to the weather, price...Read More

Driverless Smart Trucks Could Improve Road Safety

USA – Startup Otto has created a kit consisting of sensors, cameras, hardware and custom-coded software, that retrofits 18-wheelers to enable...Read More

Good Drivers Could Use Their Data to Get Reduced Rates

London – Better drivers already benefit from lower insurance premiums, but Ford wants to take these savings even further through its Smart...Read More

Fabric Sensors Make Car Seats Smarter and Safer

USA – The problem with most car seats today is that the sensing devices in them can’t distinguish the difference between an inanimate...Read More

Placemat That Doubles as a Recording Studio

Netherlands – Knowing that music inspires creativity in young people, McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands debuted McTrax, a...Read More

Wind Powered Amusement Park Teaches Visitors about Sustainability

Netherlands – Despite currently lagging behind many of their neighboring EU countries, the Netherlands aims to generate 6,000 megawatts of...Read More

Power Plant Doubles as an Observation Tower

Germany – Even clean energy power plants can be detrimental to the local area because they are so often visually imposing. But recently...Read More

The Fairmont’s Canine Ambassadors

USA – Cats have ruled the Internet for quite some time, but recent initiatives show that consumers’ interest may be going to the dogs....Read More

Hotel Chain Promotes 2200 Properties with VR Videos

USA – Virtual reality is being thoroughly embraced by the hospitality industry. Now Best Western is the latest. The hotel chain has...Read More

Hotel Brings Local Foods Directly To Your Room

USA – Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Hotels’ new full-service boutique hotels for urban travelers, teamed up with mobile food-ordering company...Read More

Commute to Work in Mobile Spin Class

UK – For residents of large cities, the daily commute to work can often be long and stressful. But 1Rebel’s latest fitness offering...Read More

Motorcycles are an Unlikely Mosquito Repellent

Thailand – Mosquito-borne infections affect hundreds of thousands every year, from the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil to a surge in...Read More

Futuristic Bus Could Help Curb Air Pollution And Traffic

China – It is estimated that outdoor air pollution contributes to the death of 1.6 million people a year in China. With car ownership soaring...Read More

Say What? Lets Busy Workers Tune Out of Conference Calls

USA – It can be hard to pay attention in a conference call, especially for employees with other work to be getting on with. Now, Josh Newlan,...Read More

App Offers Recommendations Based on Where You’ve Been

USA – Location intelligence company Foursquare trained its users to declare their presence by checking in, but their latest venture takes the...Read More

AI Lawyer Speeds Up Legal Research

USA – Lawyers have to maintain and recall vast amounts of information in the form of legislation, case law and secondary cases, and they spend...Read More

Adorable iPad Game Teaches Kids to Solve Puzzles Offscreen

China – There is no way to know yet how the widespread use of iPads and other screens is going to affect the current generation of children...Read More

Crayon Labels Teach Kids Chemistry Elements

USA – Art supply designers Que Interesante have created a set of Chemistry Crayon labels which use color to help budding artists learn the...Read More

Plywood Programming Toy Helps Children Learn About Coding

England – Parents are increasingly told that coding is the future of their children’s education. But it is still difficult to find...Read More

Skip the Gas Station Forever

USA – Aiming to be the Amazon of gas, Filld delivers gas directly to customers during an allotted seven-hour window. The company’s...Read More

The Mobile Car Wash That Comes to You

USA – Squeegy offers on-demand car washing throughout Los Angeles, enabling people to have their vehicle cleaned whether it’s parked at...Read More

One Less Thing on your To-Do List

USA – Yoshi will come and fill-up your car every week, saving you a trip to the gas station. After the user downloads the Yoshi app...Read More

Coffee Wrapped in Daily Newspaper Shows Off Its Freshness

Brazil – Many shoppers want to buy the freshest produce, but knowing how long your food takes to get to your plate or cup has been almost...Read More

Free Fresh Food Markets in Boston Elementary Schools

USA – One in seven people struggle with hunger in the US and rely on food banks and pantries. But there is still a stigma attached to turning...Read More

Tiny Robotic Kitchen Makes a Healthy Meal From Scratch in Five Minutes

USA – Eating out at a fast food restaurant is less about the quality of food and more about convenience, so big chains rarely prioritize the...Read More

Fully Automated Apartment Lets Users Live Like The Jetsons

USA – Connecting up devices in the smart home, from lights to blinds and music players is nothing new, but now a startup is looking to...Read More

Robotic Concierge Provides Assistance in Care Homes

USA – The world’s population is aging – in America alone, 10,000 people turn 65 everyday and 70% of those will require long-term...Read More
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