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See Your Morning Updates Reflected On Data-Personalizable Mirror
See Your Morning Updates Reflected On Data-Personalizable Mirror

Contextual mirror on the wall, who has today's most relevant Tweet of them all?

MirrorMirror wants to fundamentally change the nature of your morning preparations by taking a standard medium-sized mirror and bringing it into the future. At the base of the frame, a display can be placed over the reflection. This display will show updates chosen by the user from social media and the Internet, such as posts by friends, meeting reminders or a weather report.

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Let Your Phone Tell You When You’re Near Where Women Made History
Let Your Phone Tell You When You’re Near Where Women Made History

Women on the Map recognizes important and abundant contributions of women throughout history

Sensing a historic lack of recognition when it comes to women’s accomplishments, SPARK Movement has created a project called Women on the Map to help honor more extraordinary achievements from women.

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Through Machine Learning, Students Calculate How Stress and Sociability Take Toll on GPAs
Through Machine Learning, Students Calculate How Stress and Sociability Take Toll on GPAs

StudentLife quantifies the daily and weekly impact of workload on factors like mood, sociability and academic performance

If a group of Dartmouth students has their way, you’ll be able to know someone’s GPA simply by looking at their phone. StudentLife, an Android app they designed, can estimate a grade point average within nearly one-fifth of a point by measuring factors like how often you exercise or when you go to sleep.

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A Connected Bottle for Smarter Spirits and Good Times
A Connected Bottle for Smarter Spirits and Good Times

As if cognac wasn't enough, Rémy Martin Club Connected Bottle offers opening detection and an integrated consumer engagement program

Rémy Martin has launched a connected bottle that utilizes high-security NFC technology to enable consumers to get more information from their spirits. It provides a range of advanced functionalities including secure authentication, opening detection and an integrated consumer engagement program.

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The Next Mozart Will Learn Music Through Mobile-Connected Instrument
The Next Mozart Will Learn Music Through Mobile-Connected Instrument

ONE Smart Piano and Keyboard are standard versions of the key instruments that facilitate learning through mobile devices

Our generation’s Mozart will have the added ability to pick up a tune in under five minutes thanks to the mobile or tablet integration of the ONE Smart Piano (and Keyboard). Whether a budding Mozart or not, the device will allow you to play along with your favorite music, and play along with the guided motions, by following the keyboard’s lead.

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Hologram Tinker Bell Marks Laser Advent That’s Safe to the Touch
Hologram Tinker Bell Marks Laser Advent That’s Safe to the Touch

Digital Nature Group details a working prototype for a hologram you can feel

Holograms, once a staple of science fiction let alone something available to the touch, have been more and more of a reality in recent years. Digital Nature Group has extended the concept further in a recently published paper describing holograms that a user can touch. They presented this paper to several Japanese universities for further research and development.

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Famous Brand Identities Transformed into Beers
Famous Brand Identities Transformed into Beers

The alcohol levels, calorie counts and slogans of a conceptual line of brews all capture T-shit branding company Printsome's take on Facebook and more

Printsome, a T-shirt branding company, had a team from its marketing department spend their Friday night out together, sharing, as people out on Friday night tend to do, in beers. While drinking they brought up questions about socially active marketing brand teams and their different personalities. By the end of the night they had mapped out branding schemes for beer versions of brands like Facebook and Nike.

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Sync Your Devices With a Hug or a Handshake
Sync Your Devices With a Hug or a Handshake

With Apple Watch patent, "talking with your hands" could take on new meaning

Apple has filed for a patent for an application offering a new method of sharing information between devices, whether that device is a traditional smartphone or a newer kind of wearable like a watch. Two devices with the application will be able to exchange pre-approved information in response to gestures made by their owners.

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How to Design an Office Space That Inspires Healthy Work Habits
How to Design an Office Space That Inspires Healthy Work Habits

PSFK speaks to Flavorpill Founder Sascha Lewis about creating a space that keeps people happy, energized and focused

What’s on your desk in front of you: water bottles, tsotchkes, legos, magazines? Are you neatly-organized, or are papers and post-it note reminders scattered everywhere? A desktop can say a lot about a person and their work habits, and the items we keep at arms’ reach have the ability to encourage or inspire productivity.

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