Designer Guan-Hao Pan's Love Guide packaging will help men overcome what afflicts 60 percent of condom users: slippage, rupture, and breaking
When condoms fail, it’s often because they’re the wrong size, or have been worn the wrong way. The Love Guide condom packaging concept would make it easy for users to select the right size. The condoms come in five packages of distinct diameters, and appropriately vegetable themes: are you a cucumber, carrot, banana, turnip or zucchini?
Playing back pre-recorded sounds from a bee hive, Bowers & Wilkins's T7 speaker attracted a swarm of honey-makers
Renowned high-end speaker maker Bowers & Wilkins used the busy buzzing of bees to show off how good their Bluetooth speakers are. Set in a bee farm in provincial England, Field Experiment #1: Bees studies the sound living of bees.
Khan Academy now features a free online resource exploring the academic concepts behind Pixar Animation Studios' creative process
A new collaboration between Khan Academy and Pixar Animation Studios has launched to give people a free resource to learn about the studio’s creative process. Pixar in a Box is a set of online academic tools, sponsored by Disney, that includes video lessons, interactive exercises and hands-on activities.
Hyundai Gala's smoking and non-smoking lanes celebrate National Day Against Tobacco and hope to nudge smokers to quit
Is it really possible to put smoking and non-smoking lanes on public sidewalks? Hyundai Gala from Brazil celebrated the National Day Against Tobacco with this creative idea.
Mustard company Maille's new Shazam of spoons saves your favorite mustard flavor for future feasting
Specialty mustard brand Maille recently unveiled a first-of-its-kind technological utensil branded the Discovery Spoon as part of its parent company Unilever’s sample installation launch which aims to “help increase footfall and drive consumer loyalty by generating new and accurate consumer information” in Piccadilly, London.
Anyone can freely download Intel's ACAT to build upon the framework with new user interfaces and sensing modalities
Stephen Hawking’s iconic robotic-voice has been opened up for developers and anyone with a smartphone or Windows computer to download. The Assistive Context-Aware Toolkit, ACAT, allows Hawking to speak, by detecting the movement of his cheekbones. Intel has built on the program over the years, and are opening the project for other developers to apply or improve upon.
Uber launches UberBOAT, a luxury sea transportation service for users in Istanbul
From Tokyo to Tulsa, Uber has made it easier for users of its app to traverse the highways and boulevards of a new city or return home safely from a night out on the town. But in Istanbul, pulling up the company’s app no longer limits travelers to options like a luxury sedan or an SUV. With the launch of UberBOAT, the company has expanded its domain from land to sea.
The Chance is a concept vehicle that aims to humanize the auto pilot system
Industrial designer Siriphong Roongruengvuthikul, who is from Thailand and currently residing in London, came up with the concept for Chance, an autonomous recreation vehicle that provides a thrilling riding experience for both beginners and pros.
Glow Community, within their Ruby app, helps bring women together for genuine care and sympathy through comforting chats and more
Once a month, women go through the trouble of the much-dreaded menstruation. The bloating, the cramps, the back pain, etc. can really make any lady feel down and out. How can you combat this feeling? Glow offers a female-dedicated forum for all women where they can share their menstrual rants as well as indulge on information about their reproductive health.
Tastemakr allows people to discover a new independent food maker, such as Vicky Graham and Vicky's Donuts, every day
U.K.-based website Tastemakr has launched an end-of-summer pop-up that reveals a new indie food maker every 24 hours for 24 days.
Designed to mimic construction toys, Casa Rana is private housing for 15 HIV-positive children in Tamil Nadu, India
Tiruvannamalai, in Tamil Nadu, India has a small home called Casa Rana, to care for 15 HIV-positive children in the community. These homes will assist them throughout their childhood and onward, ensuring their lives will improve with the needed education, medical care and social support. The project leadership plans to create more similar foster homes if this first pilot program succeeds.
Bloom's algae-derived flexible foams could be used for a range of sustainable and environmentally-friendly products like surf board foams
Clean tech company Algix and environmentally-minded product and material development company Effekt have joined forces to commercialize the world’s first algae-derived flexible foams. The foams, which can be created in a range of colors, will be used for a variety of applications and marketed under the brand name Bloom.