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What’s The Buzz? Why, Your Apple Watch-Controlled Sex Toy, Of Course
What’s The Buzz? Why, Your Apple Watch-Controlled Sex Toy, Of Course

Created by Lovense, Lush can be controlled by two phones from any distance, making for good remote fun for couples

There’s an old joke about using your cellphone for self-pleasure: Set it to vibrate, sit on it, wait for someone to call—and don’t answer. But in this age of Bluetooth, why should we rely on such low-tech, inelegant methods? Instead, there’s Lush Vibe, a sex toy that can be controlled discreetly from a smartphone, tablet, or Apple Watch.

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The Picnic of the Future Fits in a Space Backpack
The Picnic of the Future Fits in a Space Backpack

Designed for the Picnic 2.0, the Atelier TERATOMA breaks apart into a table, cup holders, tray and thermal cushions

Taking a look at pop culture or the ambitious nature of SpaceX and Mars One makes it pretty obvious we’re obsessed with the future. So it’s not a surprise that Atelier TERATOMA (aka Eugenio Fernández and Victor Nouman) has taken it upon themselves to design an astronaut-inspired backpack for urban dwellers.

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Yves Béhar Reimagines the Modern Thermostat
Yves Béhar Reimagines the Modern Thermostat

fuseproject and British Gas are bringing a connected home to millions in the UK via an everywhere-friendly design

The thermostat recently got a much needed redesign when Swiss designer Yves Béhar and his fuseproject team worked with British Gas to develop and construct the Hive 2.

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Toshiba Improves Upon Senior Care with Activity Trackers for the Elderly
Toshiba Improves Upon Senior Care with Activity Trackers for the Elderly

The Silmee W20 and W21 activity monitors can help keep the elderly safe without restricting their freedom

For those caring for elderly patients or those with dementia, it is important to monitor their movement, less they wander away and become lost, risking injury to themselves. Tracking technology provides the ability to keep track of the movements of these patients without physically restricting their freedoms. Japanese tech conglomerate Toshiba believes that this is where the future of senior care is heading, and as such, has rolled out two new trackers for the age group.

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Turn Your Old IKEA Catalog Into a Unique Cushion
Turn Your Old IKEA Catalog Into a Unique Cushion

KÜSS will be filled with shredded pieces of customers' catalogs and features a design by Charles Kaisin

To celebrate the arrival of the new 2016 catalog, IKEA is recycling its old catalogs and using the shredded material as filling for a unique new cushion. KÜSS has been designed by the internationally-renowned Belgian designer Charles Kaisin.

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Lululemon’s Revamped Pant Wall Takes Guesswork Out of Workout Clothes
Lululemon’s Revamped Pant Wall Takes Guesswork Out of Workout Clothes

The athletic apparel retailer is changing up its pants designs and categories approach to provide a "feel first" experience to customers

Lululemon is a brand best known for its yoga apparel, specifically its curve-hugging yoga pants. As the athletic clothing giant begins its fall line, it’s making some changes to the standard store layout as well. Instead of categorizing their pants by activity or style on their iconic pants wall, lululemon will group them by how customers want to feel.

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Tokyo Bookstore Only Stocks One Title at a Time
Tokyo Bookstore Only Stocks One Title at a Time

Morioka Shoten in Ginza features a new solitary book every week, accompanied by related artworks and items

A new bookstore opened earlier this year in Ginza, Tokyo that takes the unique approach of only stocking one title at a time. A different book is featured every week at Morioka Shoten and it is accompanied by related items such as artworks and photographs.

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The Blind Feel a Flash of Their Loved One’s Smile
The Blind Feel a Flash of Their Loved One’s Smile

Through Listerine's Smile Detector app, those who can't see smiles can listen or feel them instead

Listerine’s latest campaign enlisted an app that can detect smiles using the smartphone camera. Although smile-detection isn’t exactly a breakthrough, this one uses machine vision to let the blind “feel” when someone in their field of vision flashes their pearly whites.

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Building a Self-Planting Farm for Our Resources-Deprived Future
Building a Self-Planting Farm for Our Resources-Deprived Future

SPREAD Co. is planning an indoor lettuce factory that can churns out 10 million lettuce heads per year all on its own

SPREAD Co. wants to create the first-ever farm that can plant a lettuce seedling and harvest it without any human assistance. The company, which already grows 7.7 million lettuce heads a year indoors, thinks these self-planting and harvesting farms are perfect for a resources-deprived future.

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Should the Future Home Have an Airplane Mode?
Should the Future Home Have an Airplane Mode?

RAM House is seeking to devote a section of your living space to a Wi-Fi, cellphone, and radio-isolated lifestyle

Genoa-based design research collaborative Space Caviar, in cooperation with Bolzano’s storage and organization company Prokoss-Mobilrot, have made a space whose architecture serves as a nod to the curtain of the future. The RAM House is capable of filtering out electronic signals, the type necessary in our visions for the connected home.

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Transylvanian Music Fest Accepts Donated Blood as Your Admission Price
Transylvanian Music Fest Accepts Donated Blood as Your Admission Price

To address blood shortage in Romania, the Untold Festival offered free one day tickets in exchange for plasma

Concert and music festival tickets can be worth an arm and a leg depending on the many high profile artists attending. The high cost typically keeps the more cash-strapped music lovers from the festivities. However, for the Untold Festival in Transylvania, entrance to the event will only cost you some blood.

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