The Bud-E Fridge and accompanying app let people know when their supply needs replenishing
Bud Light is introducing a connected mini fridge that monitors and displays the number of bottles inside and lets people know when they are the optimal temperature for consuming. The Bud-E Fridge can also send out alerts via an accompanying app when low on beer.
FiiSmart's payment-oriented wearable is strongly inspired by the Apple Watch
China’s Alibaba has partnered with a startup that wants to build a smartwatch focused on becoming a feature-rich credit card. Although it looks uncomfortably similar with the Apple Watch, it wants to focus on becoming a wrist-worn wallet more than anything else.
PSFK has tackled the never-ending issue of "the pothole" several times; here, we highlight past pothole innovations and update you on new pothole-related projects
The universally disliked pothole! From the bureaucrats in charge of fixing them, to the bicyclists rolling over them, everyone wants them gone. But just when a city thinks it’s on the road to being pothole-free, seasons change and mother nature wreaks havoc on the streets, creating new potholes to be filled. This is why PSFK has covered potholes (puns) and the innovations they spur so many times; there is always another pothole story to tell.
For two days and change, the digital media company flexed its experiential and co-branding muscles in and around the W Scottsdale
For two full days, Scottsdale, Arizona, “The West’s Most Western Town,” became the Town of Thrillist. Following in the star-studded heels of Hotel Thrillist San Diego, Hotel Thrillist Phoenix promised friggin’ Lil Jon, of all things, quite resoundingly but delivered on the ultimate in co-branding—taking over a city’s epicenter—rather convincingly.
3D printing edges closer and closer toward commercial territories with Voodoo Manufacturing's rapid prototyping processes
Brooklyn New York, with its Tech Triangle contributing an impressive 10 percent to tech’s global sector, is increasingly becoming a sought after location for inspiring new tech brands. The latest to set up shop within the area is Voodoo Manufacturing whose team is making 3D printing simpler and more accessible.
Connected lifestyles, empowered citizens and urbanization are influencing behaviors and shaping ideas like never before
By 2020, it is predicted that nearly 50 billion things and five billion people will be connected to the Internet of Things. This surge of connectivity and interconnectedness blurs the boundaries between what is work and what is play. As digital experiences pervade nearly all aspects of our lives, it requires people to question when one ends and the other begins. PSFK Labs new report Building Tomorrow analyzes how connectedness, along with urbanizations and empowered citizens are all shaping the design landscape.
MANDA Sun Paste uses natural and ray-fighting ingredients long used by the indigenous cultures of Myanmar
Fed up with chemical sunscreens, Encinitas, California-based Simple By Nature has created a natural sunscreen alternative. MANDA Sun Paste is comprised of eight, all-natural, organic ingredients, and uniquely formulated to be highly-waterproof/sweatproof with the goal of outperforming anything else on the market.
Rightfully Sewn wants to help fashion designers and at-risk women find a viable path in the clothing industry
Rightfully Sewn is a newly established, fashion-focused charitable organization that wants to give women a way into the industry. Built to be a training ground, it will help budding fashion designers move forward and help at-risk women find opportunities in the challenging field.
Recent high-profile cyber-attacks have highlighted the importance of online security. But are technological solutions at the mercy of our changing work habits?
Businesses are coming under frequent and increasingly brazen attacks from computer hackers looking to steal sensitive data about customers and disrupt their operations. But many organizations are failing to take adequate steps to repel these onslaughts and often seem clueless about what to do when they happen.
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Via artificial intelligence, THE O tethers important objects to users' phones so they never forget them
Whether you’re generally forgetful, overly busy or genuinely OCD, worry about misplacing items is a part of many peoples’ daily life. THE O is a new device aimed at people who suffer from this anxiety: an application that worries about where your stuff is, so you don’t have to.
The meanswear e-commerce site JackThreads announced the launch of its first private label collection, debuting today
JackThreads, the e-commerce menswear site, is launching its own private label today. JackThreads was originally launched in 2008 by Jason Ross as a retail site that sold off-price apparel from third-party brands via flash sales. This year, the brand will transition away from a flash sales structure to selling full-priced merchandise mainly from their new private label.
The legendary director plans The Forest Where The Wind Returns park as a recreation area for children
Director Hayao Miyazaki’s films run the gamut from modern fantasy to high-flying adventure to ecological science fiction to straight-up fairy tale. In all these stories, there is a consistent element, instantly recognizable: the landscape. Miyazaki’s rendering of the natural world is always lush, exquisitely detailed, and as important to the story as the characters. Now retired, the director hopes to bring that same feeling to a nature park called The Forest Where The Wind Returns.