PSFK and Watson clear up questions from The Good Data Contest participants
IBM Watson and PSFK are collaborating on the Good Data Contest, a creative competition to explore the future of cognitive computing and inspire conversation around how Watson can help improve the lives of people, around the world. To clear up any lingering questions from contestants, we spoke with William Sennett at IBM Watson.
The Underline proves that the space under rail tracks needn't be seedy
With New York having received both the landmark High Line, built from a freight rail, and in talks to get an underground Low Line, what about something in between that uses another underutilized aspect of the street infrastructure? The concept of the Underline in Miami, which was conceived in 2013 by Meg Daly, is based around the 10 miles of dark and cool but underutilized space under the elevated MetroRail.
Orphe shoes are equipped with motion sensors and LEDs that enable wearers to create multi-colored movements
You could soon set the dance floor alight in more ways than one, with smart shoes that turn the movements of your feet into glowing images. The data from Orphe can be used to wirelessly control external devices, enabling the shoes to act as musical instruments or videogame controllers as well as creating illuminated patterns in the air.
Alex Czech's jointed exoskeleton presents tech-aided evolution in the workplace and beyond
A 3D-printed hand exoskeleton looks very costume-y but with the freedom of movement and ease-of-construction, it should be seen more as a working platform than a final product. Imagine adding tools that make future work easier such as elongated fingers for delicate handling of harmful materials.
The collaboration with Marvel has resulted in a number of new Avengers-themed products including wallpapers and accessories
As part of Samsung and Marvel’s global partnership, they have recently collaborated on a wide range of products and promotions including a set of Avengers-themed wallpapers and icons, a VR experience, and accessories for the new Galaxy S6.
Phototrope, Pauline van Dongen's fashionable alternative to reflective vests, features integrated LED ribbons
Pauline van Dongen’s new illuminated running shirt, unveiled during the Nike ‘We Run Amsterdam’ race on May 16, features integrated LED ribbons to make it more visible at night. Phototrope is a piece of fashion tech that serves as a more fashionable solution to flashy reflective vests.
Airbnb promotes expected growth in London with fully-functioning, floating house you could win the chance of staying in
Airbnb are going from bold move to bold move when it comes to their marketing techniques, with their recent tablet app launch and art installations designed to show the importance of connecting guests with a home. The brand has caught people’s attention yet again with Floating House, an official, albeit unique Airbnb listing that’s currently sailing down London’s River Thames.