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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

E-piggy Bank Gives Kids Tangible Rewards with Virtual Currency

ASB Bank’s Clever Kash moneybox lets parents “swipe” virtual dollars into it, so children can learn the value of money. The...Read More

Smart In-Ear Thermometer Gives Parents Medical Guidance

Very few people know what a thermometer reading means, except that a 104 degree temperature is cause for concern. The Kinsa Smart Thermometer on the...Read More

Convertible Desk for Office Power Naps

There is no longer any excuse for nodding off in an important work meeting, because Greek designers NL Studio have created the first ever work desk...Read More

Email Filter System Cleans Up Any Inbox

SaneNoReplies is a new feature of SaneBox that puts unanswered outgoing emails in a separate folder, reminding users to follow up the correspondence....Read More

Reconfigurable Rooms Built by Tiny Robots

Project DOM Indoors (created by New York-based robotics company Asmbld) uses a team of tiny robots stored beneath the floor to rearrange small...Read More

Dog Owners Find Unintentional Design Feature in Smart Cars

Germans have discovered a feature in Smart’s forfour model (a larger 4-door version of their ultra compact car) that appeals to dog owners. Smart...Read More

Mumbai Taxis Provide Platform for Young Indian Designers

Mumbai’s 55,000 taxis are one of the city’s most iconic elements of culture, catering to the 21 million population. But while the outside of the...Read More

Audi Headlights, Parking Sensors and a Cockpit as 3D-Printed Dresses

Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht presented her new fashion collection inspired by the Audi A4 at Audi City Berlin. The four 3D-printed interactive...Read More

For Every Vélosophy Bike Sold, One is Donated to a School Girl in Ghana

The biggest problem that many of us faced when traveling to school was getting up on time to make it before the bell rang. Girls in Ghana have far...Read More

London Workshop Provides Refugees with a Bike and the Skills to Fix It

London has a history as a refuge for persecuted peoples, and that looks set to continue with Britain’s decision to accept increased numbers in...Read More

Prisoners Refurbish Bikes to Help Fund Community Projects in Malawi

The most effective charities make a difference at every stage of their work, rather than simply providing a group of people with something they need....Read More

Calling All Runners: These Smart Clothes Will Track Your Every Move

Sensoria’s system of running clothes can record everything from your mileage to your foot landing. Running, just like so many other activities, has...Read More

Find Your Misplaced Keys, Wallet, Bike, or More in a Flash

Forgetful folks rejoice! The TrackR Bravo helps locate your missing items with an easy-to-use iOS and Android app. This slim, quarter-sized lost item...Read More

Connected Insoles Warm Your Digits

Bluetooth-enabled insoles also track steps and calories while warming up your cold feet. Fitness trackers are all the rage these days, keeping a...Read More

Gas Light On? Have Your Fuel Delivered

Purple Delivery can come to wherever you are and fill your tank in one hour. Looks like fuel has entered the on-demand economy.Bruno Uzzan, CEO and...Read More

Verizon’s ‘Hum’ Turns Any Clunker Into a Connected Car

Most modern cars come equipped with a full suite of digital tools, but some 150 million vehicles on the road aren’t connected at all. The good...Read More

Finally, An App That Keeps Track of the Parking Meter for You

Finding a parking spot in the city is only half the battle. If you park in a garage, you might find yourself going in circles looking for your car...Read More

Tokyo Bookstore Only Stocks One Title at a Time

A new bookstore opened earlier this year in Ginza, Tokyo that takes the unique approach of only stocking one title at a time. A different book is...Read More

Airbnb Accommodation Comes with a Free Bookshop Job

Independent bookshops are facing tough times ahead — more than 500 closed up shop in the last ten years. Now, The Open Book in Wigmore, Scotland...Read More

App Lets Readers Digitize Their Bookshelf for Free

There are many advantages to ebooks — they are accessible instantaneously, very portable and they don’t require any trees to be cut down. But...Read More

700,000 Years of History in One Tool

Man Made celebrates evolutionary changes to mankind’s impact on the world. With the assistance of 3D printing, the project brings to life...Read More

Analogue 3D Printer for Hands-On Designers

There have been a whole host of innovative uses for 3D printing over the past few years and parallel to this is the maker movement, which celebrates...Read More

Motivate Workouts with 3D-Printed Chocolate

EdiPulse could become a way to reward your next workout. It’s a project that measures and tracks your heart rate and sends the data to a 3D...Read More

Luxury Airport Terminal for Precious Animals

Flying can be a traumatic experience for humans, so it’s not hard to imagine how disconcerting it can be for pets – they suddenly find...Read More

The World’s First Luxury Dog Food Truck

The latest addition to Sweden’s thriving food truck scene is Wonderboo – the world’s first luxury pet food food truck. Parked in...Read More

Delta Air Lines Eases Pet Owner Worries with $50 Tracker

In a decade where it seems airlines are cutting back on costs (and amenities) to compete, Delta Air Lines is offering a pet tracking service as a...Read More

Ad-Supported Stations Offer EV Drivers Free Charging

Volta electric vehicle charging terminals host advertising and sponsorship, to enable EV drivers to charge for free. In order for the electric...Read More

Autonomous Robot is an EV Charging Device for Entire Carpark

Mobi is a mobile, autonomous, EV charging station – which can help employers meet the demands of workplace EV charging. Often EV drivers...Read More

Free, Life-long EV Charging for Investors in Recharge Station

Fastned is raising funds to expand its fast-charging EV station network by offering investors free charging for life. The Amsterdam-based company has...Read More

Knit Sneakers for a Cleaner Future

The average sneaker takes 65 years to decompose; designer Ammo Liao uses advanced processes to create more sustainable footwear. Liao has developed...Read More

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  • The 'Smart' in Smart Manufacturing Shows Up in Off-the-Shelf Appliance August 18, 2017
    One of the remarkable automation trends in recent years is vendor community’s ability to embed plant intelligence into the control system and its devices. The embedded digital intelligence frees control personnel from the considerable burden of original programming. To some extent, the equipment and its software have closed the skills gap by making the system […]
  • Machines Text and Tweet, Eliminates Need to Write Custom Code August 18, 2017
    The ability to send to send text messages and/or email from a machine, triggered by specific events, is potentially an effective way to increase machine availability and limit downtime. The idea is that, by providing a configurable software block, users can create messages in just a few clicks. A simple, obvious example would be an […]
  • What’s the Best Computing Architecture for the Autonomous Car? August 17, 2017
    As the autonomous car evolves, automakers face a complex question: How to enable self-driving cars to process massive amounts of data and then come to logical and safe conclusions about it. Today, most automakers accomplish that with a distributed form of data processing. That is, they place intelligence at the sensors. More recently, though, that’s […]