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Diet Coke Unveils Millions of Unique Package Designs

USA – Diet Coke is launching a fun new packaging design in the U.S., using HP Indigo digital printing technology to create millions of...Read More

Downloadable Designer Furniture Can be Made Locally

UK –  Opendesk is a platform that enables customers to download furniture designs from around the world, and have them made at a local...Read More

Two-in-One Juvenile Wheelbarrows

USA – Modern child toy design is becoming more focused on development than ever, which is what the ‘Nest’ wheelbarrow does by...Read More

Timeshare for Car Leases Via App

USA – Car-sharing is becoming an increasingly popular way for commuters and drivers around the world to save money. Now car manufacturing...Read More

App Allows Car Owners to Message Via License Plates

USA – When a driver leaves their lights on, or a car alarm goes off endlessly, there is often little people can do to get in touch with the...Read More

Gamified App Encourages Safe Driving Habits

USA – Though the talk of driverless cars are rampant, we still have a long way to go, and businesses are increasingly offering intelligent...Read More

Posture-Correcting Eyewear Turns Off Devices

Canada – Gameboy disease is a catch-all diagnosis for those who suffer from conditions such as backache, headaches and vision problems induced...Read More

Kid-to-Kid Toy App Introduces Children to the Sharing Economy

USA –  Sharing is something children all struggle with to some degree, and many have a hard time parting with their precious toys, even if...Read More

Diabetic Doll Helps Children Understand Illnesses

USA – American Girl’s diabetic care kit and arm crutches help children create a doll as unique as themselves. Dolls were once...Read More

Autonomous Fireproof Drone Can Navigate High-Rise Fires

South Korea – FAROS is a fireproof drone, which can autonomously navigate a fire site and provide vital data and information before...Read More

Drone Can Airlift Casualties From Conflict Zones

Israel –  The AirMule drone can carry passengers and land in a variety of terrains, including forests and urban conflict zones. The unmanned...Read More

Bird-Repelling Drone Imitates a Predator to Clear Unwelcome Pests

USA – Scarecrows and other visually intimidating props placed on the ground can be useful in deterring birds within a certain radius, but one...Read More

On-Demand App Gives Stranded Drivers a Boost

Canada – Boostmi is an on-demand app for motorists to connect with other drivers and mechanics, in the case they need to jump start their...Read More

A Smart, Self-Installing Car Safety Seat

USA – Car safety seats are infamously tricky to install correctly, so the upcoming 4moms self-installing child seat is a welcome development....Read More

Driver Distraction Tool Monitors Pupil Activity

USA – HARMAN eye-tracking software will determine the driver’s mental load, and auto-adjust smart car features to do-not-disturb mode....Read More

Cashiers Will Keep an Eye on Elderly Customers’ Wellbeing

The Hague – Dutch supermarket staff are keeping an eye out for signs of loneliness or neglect in older customers as part of the Super Care...Read More

Rent-a-Mom Service For Twentysomethings

USA –  Millennials in need of some motherly care can now rent the services of Nina Keneally, who runs the business Need a Mom. Aimed at...Read More

Students Get Free Accommodation at Dutch Care Home

Netherlands – Humanitas Residential Care Center, gives free accommodation to students, in exchange for 30 hours of voluntary work in the home...Read More

Disposable Fingertips for Greasy Food

Italy – For lovers of greasy and messy food, the Italian Design Agency has created a product to enable them to satisfy their appetites on...Read More

Socks Pause Netflix When the Wearer Falls Asleep

USA – Netflix Socks are homemade high-tech wearables that send a signal to the viewer’s TV, which will pause Netflix when they doze...Read More

Fishing In The Great Oudoors . . From Home

Romania – RoboFisher enables users to fish-from-home – remotely control a robot fishing rod and catch fish in real-time. The platform...Read More

The Seeing Car

Radar, camera sensors and a remote-sensing technology called Lidar will help cars see their surroundings and decide what actions to...Read More

“Vehicle-to-Everything” Autonomous Tech

V2E is actually an umbrella term, under which vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-pedestrian all fall. Delphi says its aim...Read More

The Caring Car

Fit Driver is a driver wellness project by Audi that links fitness wristband or smartwatch data with in-car sensors. The technology aims to reduce...Read More

Locker System Could Improve Airport Bag-Check Experience

Qylatron is a self-service honeycomb locker system that could provide more efficient carry-on security checks at airports. On the busiest days of the...Read More

Travelers Have Affordable, Premium Essentials Delivered to Hotel

unPack delivers an inventory of essential items and clothing – starting from $29.99 – to users’ hotels, so they can go...Read More

Bluelight Filter App

Can’t sleep on the plane, bus, train, or your hotel . . . this app might help. It’s hard to escape the glow of a computer screen-maybe...Read More

Nashville Car Dealership Opens Huge Vehicle Vending Machine

Online car dealership Carvana has unveiled a huge gamified vehicle vending machine, from which customers collect their car purchase....Read More

Drive Different Cars Each Week According to Your Travel Needs

Clutch is a monthly service that lets you rent a broad range of cars dependent at rates of $800 or $1,300 a month. Clutch is a subscription service...Read More

The Car Owner’s Manual Drivers Might Actually Read

Dacia collaborated with multiple writers and illustrators to create an updated car owner’s manual for the Gaudeamus book fair in Romania. For...Read More

Short Story Vending Machines Encourage Reading

French publishing company Short Edition prints out receipt-like short stories to encourage commuters to kill time by reading. They installed...Read More

Speed Reading Platform Uses Visual Cues

Read Good enhances reading speed and comprehension by presenting single words with symbolic images. Based on Rapid Serial Visual Representation,...Read More

Publisher Delivers News Based On Reading Time

To help news hounds find articles they can consume in the amount of time they have at hand, Few Minutesrequires users to specify the length of time...Read More

At Foodseum You Don’t Just Learn About Food, You Experience It

Chicago’s Foodseum opened in September with an exhibit that celebrates the Windy City’s most famous food: the humble hot dog. “The...Read More

Is Future Food Delivery as Simple as a Text Message?

Products and services are becoming increasingly easy to access. The latest company to offer such simplicity is Dashio, a new food delivery service...Read More

Grocery App Notifies Forgotten Items and Suggests Cheapest Stores

PriceSwarm uses customer receipts to create tailored shopping lists, suggest where the best offers are, and help users budget. The app analyzes...Read More

Smart Dashboard Camera Can Reduce Collisions by 40 Percent

Mobileye 5-series is a smart camera system that can be used in any car to help drivers learn from and avoid reckless mistakes....Read More

Volvo Tests Kangaroo Detection System

Volvo is developing a system to detect kangaroos’ unique movement, in order to curb road accidents in Australia. While more camera-based...Read More

Dashboard Anticipates What Drivers Will Do Next

A shift of the shoulders or a slight acceleration is enough indication for Robo Brain and Brain4Cars’ system to sound an alert or take over the...Read More

Smart Plate Lets Kids Earn Virtual Currency When Eating

Yumit’s interactive plate detects when food is eaten, rewarding children with virtual currency they can spend on in-app games. The Yumit meal...Read More

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  • De-Risking Design: Reducing Snafu’s When Creating Products June 26, 2017
    With growing time-to-market pressures and increasingly complex systems within products, the design process has become risky. These risks show up during the process of bringing a product concept into reality. Whether it’s sole-source components that might cause supply chain issues or untested connectivity added at the end to meet competitive pressure, much can go wrong […]
  • 5 Challenges Developers Face When Using an RTOS June 23, 2017
    Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS) are becoming a necessary component that most embedded software developers need to use in their applications. Developers who were once traditional bare-metal developers are starting to transition to using an RTOS as their microcontrollers move to 32-bit architectures and as their devices are starting to connect to the Internet. Whether you […]
  • Rotor Clip Brings Student Contest Winners to the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing Show June 23, 2017
    Win a student contest and go to the Big Apple. That’s how it worked for four engineering students at East Caroline University earlier this month. The student team entered a railroad hand cart for a mechanical engineering class. They entered it into Rotor Clip’s annual Ring-A-Majig contest and won first place. The team pocketed $500 […]