PSFK in partnership with HP Matter speaks to Peter Semmelhack, founder and CEO of Bug Labs, about creating tools for the next generation of makers and how that will impact the technology space
Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact. This week we’ve featured Peter Semmelhack for designing open source tools that empower the next generation of innovators.
A trio of services are freeing us from digital distraction to boost our ability for creative thought
Think you can go 15 minutes without checking your smartphone? Sounds easy enough, but studies show that the average user is on their device 150 times per day, or about once every six minutes. One downside of this constant stimulation is that it directly impacts our capacity for creativity and ability to develop new ideas, something we embark upon in our Live, Work, Play Better Report.
Executive Director & Founder of a designer-founder accelerator presents a redesign of the 9-to-5 work day and how to best implement play into work culture
From Mr. Burns to Office Space’s Bill Lumburgh to the horrible bosses of, well, Horrible Bosses, the hated, controlling, megalomaniacal boss and their miserable, micromanaged underlings have been a staple in movies and on TV for decades. And while these modern office archetypes are played for comedic effect, the sad reality is that it’s funny. And it’s funny because it’s true.
Instead of displacing human bartenders, HoLLiE the robot helped them make over 280 cocktails at a party in Berlin
HoLLiE is a cocktail making machine. HoLLiE is robot with two anthropomorphic, five-finger hands which assisted two human bartenders to keep the liquor flowing at the Stallwächter Party in Berlin this year.
Instead of piling clothing under generic one-word categories, Donde Fashion zeroes in on specific attributes with help of zeroes and ones
With over 6,000 brands to choose from, Donde Fashion will be using visual search engines to make sure you right the find piece of clothing out of a heap of millions. The app hailing from Tel Aviv and Palo Alto uses artificial intelligence to sort out their virtual retail space, accounting for every seam in a dress or every strap in a bag so you can find what you want with a few taps.
PSFK in partnership with HP Matter speak to Matt Hogan, Co-founder and CEO at Datacoup, about empowering consumers with tools that treat information as an asset
Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact.This week we’ve featured Matt Hogan for ensuring consumers remain in control of their personal information.
From the makers of Bulletproof coffee, comes FATwater, a drink laced with coconut oil extracts and a punch of energy
Oil in water conjures images of an upsetting ocean spill rather than effective rehydration, but a diet hack thinks otherwise. Startup Bulletproof thinks oily water could be the next big thing in health trends. The product page for it’s latest product, affectionately named FATwater, reads as follows.
Wellcoin is the first fitness-oriented social platform to track exercise and eating that adds tangible rewards to its system of points
Wellcoin is a combined social media/rewards platform that helps people make healthier lifestyle decisions. Members can report performing wellness-friendly activities, like exercise or upholding a diet, and receive online points they can accumulate and later trade in for prizes. Meanwhile, the Wellcoin community provides social support for those times when motivation lags.
The Co-Founder and Creative Lead of a creative agency reflects on the heights made possible by a partnership between elite brands and social impact culture
In our work creating shared value platforms for brands we’ve observed there may be both a preoccupation and a prejudice in today’s social impact culture—the purpose-driven businesses and organizations seeking to create positive change—that may be limiting the speed and scale of betterment in our world.
PSFK, in partnership with HP Matter, talks to Nuala O’Connor about the importance of advocating for basic human rights in the online space
Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact. This week we’ve featured Nuala O’Connor for her efforts in ensuring the civil and human rights of the individual online.
A fan of 'The Future'? PSFK is hiring an Editorial intern for its New York City office
We are looking for an editorial intern to come join our team as a writer, editor and researcher—you will work closely with the edit team to contribute daily stories on innovations in technology, design, retail, arts and culture, food and THE FUTURE.
Melissa McCarthy's Seven7 fashion line is designed for women sizes 4 through 28
Hollywood actress Melissa McCarthy’s new fashion line is making waves, but it’s not because she turned into a fashion-designer-slash -businesswoman. Rather, it’s because of the message weaved into the fabric of her fashion line Seven7: it’s time we did away with the term “plus-size.”