The varied toolkit allows users to create, design for and analyze unique 3D bodies
PSFK previously noted the development of Body Labs‘ cutting-edge 3D body modeling software, as well as the U.S. Army’s decision to leverage the tech for designing its new body armor. Now, the NYC-based start-up will be sharing the 3D-love with designers everywhere via its brand new APIs (plus all the fixin’s).
Liam Casey says that the right mix of curation, distribution & own-product will create real differentiation in the eyes of the design-minded consumer
How do you create successful retail in a sector where every new entrant and every traditional player seems to get squashed by the gorilla in the room, Amazon? PCH, which designs custom manufacturing solutions for startup companies and well-known electronic brands, hopes to bring a combination of its accelerator, production and distribution skills to reimagine the future of retail with their acquisition of Fab.com (or just ‘Fab,’ as PCH Founder Liam Casey now calls it).
Noreen Chadha of citizenM designs hotels against a tech-connected generation's expectations around living well
PSFK is excited to welcome Noreen Chadha from citizenM hotels to speak at PSFK 2015, our flagship conference, on April 16-18. We caught up with Noreen to ask a few questions about her talk and how hospitality is catering to a new generation’s needs to help them Live, Work, Play Better.
The Ozo bear is an adorable and elegant project you can do yourself
If you’ve picked up a Rubik’s Cube recently and aren’t a logical genius (who is?), you’ve probably realized that they’re not just for kids. In fact, depending on the size of the cube you’re trying to solve, they can be incredibly hard! But they’re a great educational toy for kids, and they help develop many mental faculties that are useful down the line in the all-important STEM careers. So what better than to introduce the Cube to children so they can get used to that kind of problem solving—not to mention in an incredibly cute, 3D-printed package?
Umami Table is making meal time social again by reinventing the way we interact with our food and each other
TV dinners have been around a long time, but it’s now easier than ever to disconnect while we eat our food. Instead of using meal time to connect with friends and family, or even self-reflect, more people are missing out on the unique moments that come with eating with others at the table.
Trellie is a notification device that can be configured to flash or vibrate when receiving calls or texts
Trellie is a wearable tech startup offering a small notification device that can be swapped between different accessories for women, such as a cocktail ring or bracelet. The smart “nugget”, used in conjunction with the Trellie app, alerts the wearer to incoming calls, texts and calendar events. This ensures that they stay connected without being shackled to their smartphone all the time.
Amazon subsidiary streamed 56m minutes of poker to its 100m monthly viewers in January, setting its sights on gambling market
Live streams of people playing games – from League of Legends and StarCraft II to chaotic crowdsourced play-throughs of old Pokemon games – brought Twitch tens of millions of online viewers and a $1bn acquisition by Amazon.
moconoco reinterprets a traditional icon for modern environments
Traditional Japanese architecture is admired in the West for its symmetry and orderly integration of small details. Many of these features are echoed in shrines and altars that Japanese adherents of Shinto place in their homes, such as Kamidana (literally, “god-shelf”), which are usually placed above eye level and house a type of charm called an ofuda.
Sans Bullshit Sans Font highlights how overbearing tech buzzwords have become
Anyone can read minute-to-minute coverage about the most recent Uber partnership, or an innovative startup with $5 million in funding about to launch in beta. And lets not forget that Social Media Marketing is all the rage.