PSFK in partnership with HP Matter speak to Matt Hogan, Co-founder and CEO at Datacoup, about empowering consumers with tools that treat information as an asset
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 Matt Hogan for ensuring consumers remain in control of their personal information.
Taxi Fabric wants to upholster taxi interiors in Mumbai with the works of young graphic designers
Taxi Fabric wants to give young graphic designers in Mumbai a new outlet to showcase their work: the fabric seat covers of taxi cabs. In the process, it hopes to inspire conversation, and show older generations what design is all about.
Julian Hakes' shoes give a unique spiral shape—suited just right for the foot—compared to other high heel designs
Julian Hakes owned his own architecture firm for 10 years before turning his attention to this attention-getting women’s footwear project in which he applied the architectural process to building a 3D-printed shoe. He began by researching how feet moved and took the weight of a body, then used that information to draft a shoe that wraps around the wearer’s foot and ankle.
Forever 21 and Breakfast partner up to recreate your Instagram selfie with 6,400 spools of rainbow ribons
Six thousand, four hundred spools cycle through multi-colored ribbons on The F21 Thread Screen to recreate your uploaded Instagram selfie, thanks to the collaboration between retail giant Forever 21 and the lesser known Breakfast, the rapid product and prototype company that develops intellectual property.
YONO’s wearable device tracks ovulation cycles to help women take advantage of their fertility windows
YONO (You Know) Labs developed an in-ear wearable device that will help women track their ovulation cycles, so that one’s fertility window is best determined. This device should help couples in trying to make a baby and when family planning.
ASOS and Google Play come together to bring audible (and summer-inspired) online shopping to customers
Soundtrack Your Summer is a joint project by ASOS and Google Play to pair fashion items with in-theme sound. The music is provided Google Play’s free radio available to the US and the songs are expertly matched to the trends soon to dominate the summer scene.
In today's links, zero-gravity whiskey, gun emojis, and Internet anonymity—or a lack thereof
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PSFK is hiring an Editorial intern for its New York City office
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The Walkonomics app will help you find more scenic walking routes along tree-lined streets (and avoid the dreary ones)
Walkonomics is an app that wants you to take the more scenic route. The app will find attractive, beautiful streets for your route, rather than the most direct way to go. The app is build using government Open Data and OpenStreetMap, and currently includes walkability ratings for over 700,000 streets and footpaths in New York, San Francisco, and England.
The company's aviation team has released video of its first full-scale drone, a solar-powered vehicle that can fly nonstop for three months
Facebook has created its first full-scale drone, code-named “Aquila,” to bring Internet access to some of the most remote parts of the world.
PWRSPRK is a mobile charging solution that can be used by Android and iPhone users to charge and swap batteries
Isn’t it such a hassle when you still need to go somewhere and your battery has already run out of juice? What about watching a movie on your mobile phone only for it to be cut short due to empty battery? Battery problems can now be one less daily issue to worry about. PWRSPRK is a handy mobile charger that allows users to always have juice wherever they are and whenever they need it.
Protect RAPID implants hidden cameras and GPS on rhinos to catch and deter poachers
In 2007, poachers in South Africa killed 13 endangered rhinos. Despite a dedicated anti-poaching police force, that number skyrocketed over the years. Last year, poachers killed 1,215 rhinos, mostly for their horns, which are often harvested while the animal is still living.