Browser add-on Dmail adds a self-destructing functionality to Gmail
With Dmail, you can delete an email you’ve already sent so no one can read it anymore. This nifty tool is like Snapchat for emails and comes from Delicious, the social bookmarking service now owned by Yahoo.
You're no doubt familiar with the Seamless, Amazon, and Face-to-Face therapy customer experience. But what of their new-age counterparts?
Though the modern consumer is presently scrambling for ways to disconnect their personal interactions from their omnipresent hardware and software, PSFK Labs’ Power of Chat Debrief reveals that they’re doing quite the opposite when interacting with brands. In fact, consumers are using modes of communication once reserved for family and friends to this end.
PSFK, in partnership with HP Matter, speaks to Mike Karnjanaprakorn, CEO and co-founder of Skillshare, to understand the impact of digital on the way people learn
Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact.This week we’ve featured Mike Karnjanaprakorn for delivering affordable education to the creative community.
Lexus Australia shows how thrilling it is to drive the Lexus RC F by covering it in biometric paint that visualizes drivers' heartbeats
Lexus Australia and creative agency M&C Saatchi have developed a conceptual project that aims to visualize the connection between a driver and their car. The world’s first vehicle with a heartbeat is a one-off RC F V8 coupe. The car’s body panels are covered in electroluminescent paint developed by the U.S.-based specialist Lumilor.
Nike's latest special edition involves an easy-entry footwear system to cater to athletes of all abilities
For their latest limited edition sneaker, Nike found inspiration in an unlikely source: a high school junior with cerebral palsy. The Nike FLYEASE is inspired by Matthew Walzer, who struggled to put on lace-up sneakers, because of mobility issues due to his condition. The sneaker uses an innovative wrap-around zipper that makes it easier to put the shoe on, while still providing the stable support expected of a high-top sneaker.
The Baubax Jacket comes equipped with a deflatable neck pillow, earphone holders and 13 other features to facilitate the travel process
When traveling people want to be as comfortable as they can. Not to mention, they also want to make sure that they’ve brought everything with them. But, in turn, bringing too many things can cause a hassle. Now, you need not worry about all that because the king of all jackets has arrived: The Baubax Jacket. By wearing this intelligently designed jacket, you don’t need to bring anything else because it practically has every single thing you’ll need on your travels.
In today's links, five-star dining on an airplane, disappearing cabs on Uber, and annoying alerts on a female-empowering dating app
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The Fervent Carpet, which plugs into your radiator, is specially designed for people with allergies
People with allergies and asthma stay away from specific kinds of textiles and rightfully so: allergic reactions brought about by dust mites and dust can be very serious. As a result, asthmatic people often cannot have carpets, rugs and curtains, making their home look uninviting and impersonal. But this will change as Siem & Pabon’s Fervent Carpet offers a new technology that will get rid of dust mites in carpets with heat from the radiator. Hence, allergens are kept at bay.
Salt & Water Floating Hotel design aims to prevent the exploitation of natural environments in tourist areas
One of the main concerns with untouched and virgin inland waters is the possible exploitation when companies start developing it for tourism purposes. So, to allow tourists to still enjoy the beautiful nature and water, Serbian studio Salt & Water created design plans for a floating hotel development with catamaran apartments. The natural harmony of the inland water is kept, yet, it offers tourists the privilege to take pleasure in the surrounding natural environment.
Bad Wi-Fi Connection? At the First World Problem Store there's a pill for that
Bad Wi-Fi connection? At the First World Problem Store, there’s a pill for that. Never know what to wear? Yep, also covered. And the money you spend to ease your first world ailments is donated to solve a real problem: the fact that 22 million people are living with AIDS without access to vital medication. It’s all part of a brilliant fundraising campaign designed by the creative firm, Sue Amsterdam for the Dutch AIDS Foundation.
Dating app 7heaven only accepts selfies that are 6 hours old, ensuring your online date looks like their profile pics
The world of online dating is one that is convenient and complex at the same time. Single people can find prospective dates easier, but there’s also that risk factor of not being able to know if that person is as authentic as their profile. 7heaven, an online dating app, seeks to help solve this authenticity problem by monitoring time stamps on profile photos—selfies in particular.
Pyramid-shaped Project Pyra is an advanced, modular grill that stands as a monument for direct digital manufacturing
Pyra will be an oven entirely constructed using 3D objects created by advanced 3D printing company FATHOM’s research engineer, Carlos Quiñonez. There are no flames despite the name, with Pyra instead using forced air convection with conductive metal plates to create the heat of a traditional oven. The plastic enclosure heats to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.