The connected Pillbox features full synchronization with a cloud-based platform that puts your prescriptions in hands of professionals
The dr Poket PillBox is a modular device that can be extended or shrunk depending on the number of medications you and your family takes. The design is reminiscent of a mothership with replaceable pill dispensers docking on the sides.
Kiron University brings education and hope to displaced populations, offering degrees in computer science and architecture
One of the greatest tragedies of a refugee population is the months and years lost while in camps and temporary housing. A person in a stable situation spends that time building a career, going to school, setting aside a nest egg and taking other steps along the highway of life. Refugees must spend the bulk of their time doing very little, waiting for supplies and opportunities, often without even a large enough library to spend that time reading. Kiron University, a crowdfunding project on Startnext, may help mitigate some of that loss.
Biscoitos ZeZe's ambient advertising is used to foster a sense of connection in Brazil
Brazilian cookie brand, Biscoitos ZeZe, has launched an ad campaign titled “Compliments at the Traffic Light” encouraging pedestrians to give each other compliments before crossing the street. Two stickers pasted on opposing traffic light posts by the brand ask the reader what they think of the person across the street.
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Can the solar-powered cars of 50 global teams survive the 1,864-mile stretch of the World Solar Challenge?
Since major developments in the late 2000s greatly reduced the cost of producing panels, solar energy has made some of the largest leaps forward of all alternative energy sources. One example of the growing acceptance of solar is Australia’s World Solar Challenge where 50 teams will test their models for fully-functioning solar cars against one another and the rugged environment of the Outback.
With TechStars backing, Target is making big changes to its e-commerce and retail stores including hiring robo-employees
One of the biggest retail stores in the United States is making a concerted push to focus more readily on the use of technology in its stores. To make this possible, Target partnered up with TechStars, world-renowned as startup accelerators. The Target-TechStars retail accelerator is expected to launch next year in Minneapolis, where a concept store will be built.
Opternative lets you conduct a money-saving eye exam without having to leave your front door
The Oscar winner and the Sierra Club help take viewers to the heart of the Arctic so they can experience the effects on the planet
America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, the Sierra Club, has joined forces with the Environmental Media Association and media company RYOT to launch the first-ever virtual reality climate change PSA. Narrated by Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto, the immersive experience takes viewers to the heart of the Arctic to highlight the devastating effects.
Philips Hue partners with Apple Homekit for phone-based home automation
The Philips Hue series, a wireless lighting system that prides itself on its personal touch, now connects to the Apple Homekit to let users turn off lights, turn on heaters and activate other systems via Siri voice command. The app connects all wirelessly connected devices in the home to a single menu and integrated system.
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Using a form of naturally occurring bacteria found in women, researchers could design contraceptives that help stave off HIV
A recent study published by the American Society For Microbiology has shown powerful potential for using Lactobacillus crispatus, a bacteria found naturally in a woman’s vagina, to prevent and fight the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.
Like A Glove's connected pants promise a better online shopping experience
Like A Glove is a high-tech pair of pants that let you measure your body dimensions accurately minus the hassle of fumbling with a measuring tape. All you have to do is wear the one-size-fits-all stretchy pants, activate them and have your measurements beamed to your tablet or smartphone.
As detailed by Nike's COO Eric Sprunk, a coming retail reality, where customers can start the production process from home, can already be seen in its assembly lines
Nike’s COO Eric Sprunk foresees a future where Nike begins its production process from within the confines of your home. Recently, while at the GeekWire Summit, he publicly predicted a new delivery and manufacturing method for the brand, where customers print their shoes off of Nike-provided blueprints using 3D printers either at home or in neighborhood printing hubs.