The rover—set to launch in 2017—won't set any speed records, but it could be the automaker's toughest engineering challenge yet
The University of Utrecht partners with its municipal government to test out basic unconditional income
If you are one of the 1.4 million Americans making federal minimum wage, you earn $7.25 an hour. That $7.25, you might argue, isn’t enough for basic living—which is why you may favor states that have adopted a living wage of up to $15 an hour.
Superfit Hero is a line of performance clothing, motivating women to fulfill their superhuman fitness potential
Superfit Hero is fighting back against the messages of the mainstream fitness industry with a line of workout clothes designed to help women feel the power of fitness.
Ukranian Pepsi fans turn urban noises into music and listen to their creations on branded music boxes
As part of the Pepsi’s global challenge to see the world differently, Ukraine’s Beats of the City is letting fans remix the sounds of its streets. Amateurs and professionals are able to experiment with audio collected from urban environments, and use the samples to create original music scores. After the five best city soundtracks are produced and recorded, the winners will receive a specially designed stereo inspired by the Pepsi can itself.
Malloy Aeronautics has teamed up with the U.S. Department of Defense to work on the hoverbikes, which are also planned for commercial use
Kingii is the first convenient, lifesaving, wearable tech
Losing a loved one is never easy, but for many the thought of losing somebody to drowning is worse. Inventor Tom Agapiades lost a friend to the water three years ago. This motivated him to create Kingii, a wristband that can help somebody float in water. The wrist band will eject when you pull along its hook to activate the CO2 cylinder inside. This inflates an orange safety bag to drag your entire frame to the surface.
Half of the magdas Hotel in Vienna offers unique designer rooms for tourists, while the other is home to parentless orphans seeking asylum
If you’re looking to remove yourself from reality on your next vacation, magdas Hotel is probably not your best option. But for a socially and globally conscious getaway, this hotel in Vienna—which both houses and staffs young parentless refugees—is hard to beat.
Startup Drawn repurposed a robot arm used in automobile assembly that can now print a sofa in one go
Startup Drawn has a 3D printer big enough to print a chair in two hours—no assembly required. The behemoth printer affectionately called Galatea was originally a robot arm used in automobile assembly. Sylvian Charpiot, the French founder, saved the arm from the factory closure and refitted it to become a different kind of builder.
PSFK speaks to Horace Luke, CEO of an urban energy distribution and management startup, about seeing limitation as inspiration
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 Horace Luke for his efforts to transform energy management and transportation in the world’s cities.
At an online "townhall," Facebook's CEO fielded questions about the social network's latest tech ventures
Besides virtual reality, laser-toting satellites and artificial intelligence, what other futuristic technologies is Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg interested in? Oh, you know, telepathy.
JK Brickworks, the team behind models like the LEGO Keyboard and Self-Guided Vehicles, have designed the world's first LEGO Printer
Jason Allerman, one of the architects behind JK Brickworks—a website that features kinetic creations and culturally inspired models composed almost entirely of LEGOs—unveils his newest brainchild: Bricasso, the LEGO Mosaic Printer.
The Hudōr Faucet takes cues from Audi's design ethos, presenting a one-stop interface that rinses, disinfects, and dries
Although touch faucets have begun to address the logistics of turning water on and off while washing hands or brushing teeth, their solution still involved touching the faucet with sudsy hands. The Hudōr Faucet gives a hands-free washing experience that allows you to save water without dealing with that problem.