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Free-standing Smart Home: Portable and Eco-friendly

Estonia – Design company Kodasema’s square KODA home is assembled in seven hours and includes LED lights, solar panels and smart...Read More

Shipping Containers Repurposed as Floating Student Accommodation

Denmark – Urban Rigger, designed by Bjarke Ingels’ firm for Copenhagen harbor, the accommodation can be configured in lots of...Read More

Bigelow Mobile Tea Bar Hits the Road

USA – To drive trial of new flavors and build brand awareness by promoting its family-owned story, Bigelow Tea has launched a mobile tour...Read More

Tide Takes a Spin

USA – Earlier this year, P&G owned Tide detergent launched Tide Spin in beta in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago. Recognizing young...Read More

ServiceMaster Launches Mobile Experience Showcasing “Fix It” Services

USA – With seven brands under its corporate roof, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is literally taking its show on the road to make everyone...Read More

TFI Envision “Sizzles”

USA – TFI Envision, Inc. has a comprehensive understanding of multiple categories, but we also have a very specific expertise in the...Read More

All wrapped up

USA –  For more than 50 years, Graphic Design USA has sponsored competitions that spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative...Read More

Three Automotive awards from American Graphic Design Show

USA – From almost 10,000 entries, the judges of the American Graphic Design Awards Showannounced the winners, which included 10 projects...Read More

Tech Startup Creates Indoor Flying Robots

USA –  IFM (Intelligent Flying Machines)is using autonomous drones to automate data capture inside warehouses, streamlining the process of...Read More

No Waste, Edible Emergency Drone Carries More Food

Britain – The Pouncer is an eco-friendly humanitarian food aid drone adaptable to local dietary requirements. Pouncer creator Nigel Gifford...Read More

Aqua Drone Gulps Harbor Trash, Prevents Ocean Pollution

Netherlands – RanMarine Technology’s latest waste-management solution is the WasteShark, a solar-powered, autonomous drone that collects...Read More

On-demand App for Leftover Food Donation

USA –  ikened to an Uber for food rescue, Transfernation’s app links available volunteers with corporate events wanting to donated...Read More

Localized Sharing Economy for Neighbors

Amsterdam – Based on the knowledge that 80% of items are used less than once a month, Peerby is an app that helps people engage with the...Read More

Hungry Users Order Unsold Restaurant Meals

UK – Studies show that roughly half of all our food goes to waste. Too Good To Go is an app that allows users to order food from local...Read More

Taxis With Salvaged Parts Promote Organ Donation

Argentina – In Argentina, there are 7,949 people on the organ waiting list, and so far this year, only 108 have donated. Many citizens are...Read More

Robo Taxi Launches in Singapore

USA – Driverless cars have left the science-fiction and arrived on our roads. Startup, nuTomony, has launched the first fleet of driverless...Read More

Safer Taxis via Female-only Uber

USA – Uber may have revolutionized the taxi industry, but women often feel unsafe using the service. Michael Pelletz, a former Uber driver,...Read More

New Ink Lets Printed Photos Produce Energy

Finland –  Finnish researchers printed photovoltaic ink onto a solar cell to create energy-producing photographs. Using new designs to make...Read More

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

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  • China’s ban on single-use plastics won’t work January 27, 2020
    China has jumped aboard the “ban” wagon—big time. The country announced last week that it will start phasing out single-use plastics (SUPs) this year, beginning with the elimination of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam takeout boxes, plastic swabs and products such as cosmetics containing microbeads. Caterers will be prohibited from using plastic straws; in certain major […]
  • Ferrari Exhibits Its Side Of The 'Ford Vs Ferrari' Le Mans Drama January 27, 2020
    The popularity of the film Ford v Ferrari, which documented the 1960s battles between the two marques for Le Mans supremacy, may spark interest in seeing some of the cars Ferrari has used to amass nine overall victories and an amazing 27 class wins over a span of 70 years. The inaugural victory came in […]
  • Fighter Plane Engineering Contributes To 61 Years Of Bentley V8 Longevity January 27, 2020
    2020 Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner Image source: Bentley Motors Bentley applied what it termed Aero Design Standards (ADS) to the development of its V8 engine in the 1950s, an approach that contributed to the amazing longevity of the company’s 6.75-liter V8 engine, which debuted in 1959. “Both the construction and design of block was […]