PSFK is hiring an Editorial intern for its New York City office
We are looking for a motivated intern who wants to work alongside us in New York City for eight weeks and learn as they deliver.
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.
The ENKO running shoes adjust to the weight of its owner, help to prevent common injuries associated with high impact and poor running form
Conserving all the energy stored in each of your strides, Christian Freschi’s ENKO running shoes deliver powerful performance with maximal comfort. Outfitting the heel of his shoe with patented spring-loaded tech, Freschi’s engineering promises an optimized run for any weight or shoe size.
Use your hands and Leap Motion to play a most-epic game of Rock, Paper, Scissors
Leap Motion has created a virtual reality (VR) controller to track the movement of user’s hands as they play games. The test case for this pairing of Oculus Rift with motion tracker Image Hands was a game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” between players on different continents. With this proof of concept operating successfully, adapting the technology to recognize and incorporate other gestures is only a matter of time.
Virgin Hotels customers can order Gap clothing and merchandise straight to their room
Gap and Virgin Hotel Chicago are exceeding expectations with a unique partnership that allows customers to order Gap merchandise straight to their hotel room.
Public health campaigns in Boston and Miami Beach are calling for free sunscreen dispensaries
Sunscreen dispensaries might become as ubiquitous as water fountains if the city officials of Boston and Miami Beach have anything to do about it. Both cities have been trialling free dispensaries of SPF 30 sunscreen as a measure to get more people to protect their skin.
Operate your business almost entirely through your smartphone screen thanks to Vertical Matters
Vertical Matters is startup that can cut business paperwork by 95-plus percent, offering holistic solutions so you can do your job on five inches of touchscreen. This means no more piles of printed matter and more on-the-go work, given your office virtually fits on the palm of your hand.
Kjaro is a restyled umbrella equipped with a fill-empty case that collects and holds water so it doesn’t drip
An innovative umbrella has been developed with urban travelers in mind, featuring a drip-free design and convenient straps for carrying. Kjaro has been made in Italy from high quality and durable materials. The practical and stylish umbrella is wind-resistant and has been designed for modern moving. It was inspired by experiences in the Milan subway, observing how difficult it is for people to move around with a wet umbrella.
Nemo's Garden creates miniature biospheres in a standard aquarium, pointing to a future full of sea-based farming
Ocean Reef Group is working on a sea-based alternative to dry-land agriculture through their Nemo’s Garden project which creates self-contained biospheres below the ocean’s surface. They have recently opened a Kickstarter campaign for a miniaturized version people can keep in their homes. It’s their hope this campaign will raise awareness of what they’re trying to do, and the environmental issues that are making it necessary.