Apple hopes to make our connection with our information-sensitive devices more personal with facial recognition tech
The selfie loving star may soon be able to unlock her Apple mobile products with facial recognition software, according to reports. But the proposed security feature is not just for reality TV stars or fans of a sultry face grab. Steamrolling over the Eyeprint ID by ZTE, Apple’s latest patent shows that all iDevice users might soon be able to unlock their device using a new facial scan technology.
Designed to fit over any mother-to-be's tummy, the Ritmo Pregnancy Audio Belt will have 20-week-olds growing with the womb
Fact: a 20-week-old unborn baby can already hear sounds outside the womb. Another: when a fetus hears a sound, it reacts to that particular sound by moving. It is safe to say that sounds help support the brain growth of an unborn child. This concept is what drove Nuvo Group to create Ritmo, the pregnancy audio belt that will allow every mom to give her baby the gift of sounds and music.
Pixar character animator Alonso Martinez created a spherical robot whose goal is to form strong emotional connections with humans
Pixar may have designed one very cute robot in the form of WALL-E, but one of its character animators, Alonso Martinez, has made an adorable real-life creation that rivals said robot in cuteness: Mira.
University of California, San Diego designs a thin invisibility cloak to hide objects on flat surfaces
Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak was one of his go-to survival tools and it saved his life on several occasions. Though recently associated with magic, the University of California, San Diego and its electrical engineers have made quite the scientific breakthrough, designing a cloak that can hide any object.
Eagle Energy Vapor delivers a caffeine pick-me-up for those with the horizon in mind
The latest innovation in vapor technology is delivering consumers a new type of high. Eagle Energy Vapor is a portable, energy-infused vapor product that gives consumers a burst of caffeine-based energy through a vaporizer.
German startup JAR is developing hack-proof hardware to replace passwords
JAR is a coin-sized device that can hold all your log-in credentials. All you need to do is plug it into the 3.5mm input of your smartphone, tablet or laptop, and you’ll be able to securely access your online accounts.
Nike-sponsored Olympian Blake Leeper discusses how brand partnerships can help redefine "disability" in American culture
Taking a break from the archetypal slow-mo-flashing-lights-and-glory-in-strength commercials that have come define sportsmanship, Nike has selected a more inspirational tone of voice for its Inner Strength campaign. The documentary-style series has highlighted athletes from the culturally renown to lesser known yet noteworthy competitors. Nike takes a deeper look into what it takes—physical strength aside—to train and compete among the world’s greatest.
The average sneaker takes 65 years to decompose; designer Ammo Liao uses advanced processes to create more sustainable footwear
The textile market has become an increasingly progressive arena for innovation. In line with industry objectives and technological advancements, one designer aims to redefine the way in which textiles are produced, consumed and recycled. Designer Ammo Liao has developed the Bio-Knit—a single material that takes on multiple physical properties—in hopes to reshape the current sneaker industry.
Auto titans, take note: The University of Michigan opened a high-tech town for researching and testing driverless cars
Autonomous cars may not be driving down real roads anytime soon, but with Mcity at the University of Michigan, they now have their own private small town.
Slip Cup is an unobtrusive cup insert that improves a party favorite without affecting user interface
The Slip Cup is a small container built to fit on the top of red solo cups and catch the ball during a game of beer pong. For those who have never been to a frat party, beer pong is played by two sides. Sides alternate turns trying to throw a ping-pong ball into a triangular formation of six cups of beer. If a ball lands in a cup, the player on that side of the table drinks.
With current air conditioning measures taking a fiscal and environmental toll, clothes made out of Infrared-transparent visible-opaque fabric (ITVOF) might come in handy
Comfortable clothes for summer have long taken advantage of the nature of specific fibers to allow for heat transfer and air cooling. It’s why silk and linen are popular near the equator and wool is not. Jonathan Tong, a PhD student at MIT, has developed a high-tech fabric that takes this to a new level by wicking off heat in hot climates and trapping heat when it’s cold.
For its September issue, the fashion magazine released a behind-the-scenes film that puts viewers in the shoes of its editors
Virtual reality, meet high fashion: Elle Canada‘s latest cover will include a VR film that puts viewers on the set of its September cover shoot.