Contextually-driven actions, empowered by mobile sensor tech, are reconditioning the phone into a contributive shopping companion
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A credit card that changes with every use might be the answer to fraud and looming threat of breaches
Credit and debit card fraud in 2012 was able to siphon out $11.33 billion and unfortunately so far, no clear sign of the problem going away or shrinking is in sight. We all love the convenience of paying with a simple swipe or click but with too frequent news on fraud, it’s easy to get shaky fingers when typing away your credit card numbers.
The custom-printed buildings capture world-famous designs and can fit easily in a pocket
Toy monsters will soon need to up their anatomical correctness game so as to be taken seriously while smashing small cities to bits. Thanks to a keen-eyed design store, miniature replicas of architectural masterpieces are hitting the market, and in minute detail.
NGO sees your home screen as valuable advertising space in exchange for nothing more than your battery life
Want to contribute to a good cause, but don’t have the available funds? Interested in helping a charity, but lacking the free time to actively volunteer? Even without a donation of money or time, turns out you can still help to a charitable cause by providing advertising. Thanks to new app Screen Donor, you can donate your smartphone screen as advertising space for a charitable organization.
U.K. Capital gets over 70 jaw-dropping proposals from leading architects for stylish transportation upgrade
The London Borough of Wandsworth launched a global design competition in December of last year open to architects and engineers who felt their skills could translate into one of the most avant-garde landmarks-to-come in the city.
The Black Tux is a next-generation tuxedo service that delivers from rental evil
The Black Tux is an online service that is changing the way people rent tuxedos by making it hassle-free, high quality and more enjoyable. Unlike stopping by a tux rental store, getting measured and browsing sometimes subpar options, The Black Tux lets renters start the process at home.
An electric car serves as a shining beacon for environmentally conscientious driving
A promotional video for Nissan’s electric car LEAF hints that it one day may come in a new color option: glow-in-the-dark. The video, which is intended to highlight how the car is helping consumers convert to solar energy at home, shows a glowing Nissan LEAF gliding down dark streets. It is a physical emblem of the harnessed solar energy that powers the vehicle.