This proof-of-concept hack of the Oculus Rift, by Miles Johnston, is a great teaser of things to come in VR
“And when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer.” At no point has this statement rung truer than it does now, on the cusp of a true miracle of science and technology: being able to watch TV with Homer Simpson through the use of a virtual reality headset. What technological advances are even worth pursuing once we attain this milestone?
The tylko app lets you visualize dream furniture in the home before a purchase is ever made
Do you love interior design? Are you addicted to Apartment Therapy, Design*Sponge and This Is Not Ikea? Do you want customizable furniture at a reasonable price? Then tylko is something you should know about.
Magnetic suspension makes the gravity-defying LUNALUXX possible
If you’re over 40, you might remember a trend of optical illusion desk ornaments that used mirrors to make it appear as if an object were levitating above its center. This century, the hot new desk trend involves actual levitation. Designed by Elivatrix, the LUNALUXX lamp has a curved frame with a downward facing light disk. In position—levitating just below the top of the light frame—the disk lights up to illuminate the area.
Cognitive computing offers a brave new world where data isn’t just collected but harnessed for the greater good
Big Data, for all of its charged associations and lofty dimensions, is a resource we’ve yet to fully harness. This is, in large part, because we have only touched on the surface of a layered and encompassing ecosystem, whose very scope escapes us. Having adequate data gathered on nutrition levels in developing countries, for instance, is commendable but until we learn how to fully harness the knowledge and act on it, we are missing out on opportunities to do better. Understanding Big Data is a task deserving of a framework that extends beyond the scope of human ability.
This tongue-in-cheek design project by Aric Snee and Justin Crowe highlights society's hankering for Internet validation
Narcissism is a facet of pride and we must disguise it. So, on the second day, The Market created the selfie-stick. Take a picture of yourself without making it seem like you took it yourself! But people are catching on— now we can all tell you didn’t want to deal with the temporary awkwardness of interacting with a stranger. So how do we tackle that problem? Enter: the Selfie Arm.
What if your cereal bar were also a ticket to an overseas holiday (thanks to Transavia France)?
With the falling prices of airline tickets, buying a flight seat is starting to feel as commonplace as buying a bus ticket. With Transavia France, it’s literally just like buying a snack. The airline’s latest social campaign #SnackHolidays sells affordable tickets to popular getaway destinations in the form of popular snack items.
A dynamic experience in democracy: Edward M. Kennedy immersive museum powers civic education through multimedia and gaming
What will $78.4 million get you in Massachusetts? A 68,000 square-foot building designed to excite the general public about the mission, work and history of the U.S. Senate. The Edward M. Kennedy Institute is a homage to Ted Kennedy, who spent nearly 50 years in the Senate, brought to life by a mixed team of leaders in education, design, gaming and media.
The MODA personalizes and applies makeup using facial-scanning and 3D printing technology
YouTube is packed with beauty tutorials that help people to recreate their favourite celebrity styles. Now, instead of having to learn how to contour like a Kardashian or apply a red lip like Taylor Swift, you can choose a look and have a digital makeup artist recreate it on your face in under a minute.
BCBGMAXAZRIA and Magnum Ice Cream unveil a chocolate-scented wrap in decadent hybrid of chocolate and couture
At the BCBG flagship we got to try out the latest in scented technology—and it works! BCBGMAXAZRIA, Magnum Ice Cream, Harvard professor and scent inventor David Edwards, and iconic master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel put their heads and noses together to create a fashion wrap with a confectionary twist: it is implanted with tiny oNotes so that it gives off the aroma of Belgian Chocolate.
No more fumbling for the light switch in the dark with the Brick Lamp
The Brick Lamp looks like a brick sitting on your desk. Its LED light is on the downward face when off, and its minimalist design makes no room for on/off switches. Instead, you lift or rotate the light to turn it on. Once on, you leave it facing upward or on one side to provide the best kind of lighting for your immediate needs.
A series of live dining events named FOODOGRAPHY caters to those who care to share their #foodporn
Foodies all over the world are flocking to FOODOGRAPHY, a continuous string of events and workshops that focus on dishes that are highly photogenic and perfect to ensure trusty Instagram followers are green with envy.