Radio concept from Innovation Consulting Designer Fraser Leid could expand Apple's already commanding music presence
Although Apple has never offered a direct music service a la Pandora or Spotify, until recently, it’s no exaggeration to say their iDevices have dominated the music hardware market for over a year. A new potential design for an Apple Radio by Fraser Leid could expand that footprint into the realm of airwaves.
FiiSmart's payment-oriented wearable is strongly inspired by the Apple Watch
China’s Alibaba has partnered with a startup that wants to build a smartwatch focused on becoming a feature-rich credit card. Although it looks uncomfortably similar with the Apple Watch, it wants to focus on becoming a wrist-worn wallet more than anything else.
3D printing edges closer and closer toward commercial territories with Voodoo Manufacturing's rapid prototyping processes
Brooklyn New York, with its Tech Triangle contributing an impressive 10 percent to tech’s global sector, is increasingly becoming a sought after location for inspiring new tech brands. The latest to set up shop within the area is Voodoo Manufacturing whose team is making 3D printing simpler and more accessible.
Via artificial intelligence, THE O tethers important objects to users' phones so they never forget them
Whether you’re generally forgetful, overly busy or genuinely OCD, worry about misplacing items is a part of many peoples’ daily life. THE O is a new device aimed at people who suffer from this anxiety: an application that worries about where your stuff is, so you don’t have to.
Send a customized, artist-crafted card through the mail with Punkpost
On the one hand, there’s nothing like a personalized card to show that you are thinking of someone. Everybody loves to get mail, right? And yet, that means finding a card store, remembering to fill out the card, then hunting up stamps…so instead we make a quick Facebook post or text message, with all the warmth and thoughtfulness of a computer screen. If only sending a card was as easy as sending an instant message. That’s the idea behind Punkpost, a new app that brings greeting cards into the digital age.
Hong Kong-based technology firm, Hanson Robotics, is creating human-like robots that you can have witty conversations with
The latest innovation from Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics is a line of personal robots with a full range of facial expressions. They can wink and smile at you when you are feeling down, and even share healthcare tips when needed. They are designed to be your close companions and will be available this holiday season.
The back is the new front: inkCase i6 adds an e-ink display to your phone's backside
The inkCase i6 uses the back of an iPhone to display important e-ink updates. These updates do not require for the front of the phone to light up in order to show, and utilize an area most covers only sport static designs on. inkCase i6 to the phone via Bluetooth to readily receive updates periodically without having the user manually set up a to-do list or touch a refresh icon.
A newly issued patent signals the tech giant's exciting move into finger-wrapped wearables
The Apple watch, according to Mashable is a “$1 billion success,” and Research firm IDC Thursday revealed the brand shipped an impressive 3.6 million Apple Watch units in the second quarter. Whether it was a success or not, when looking to the future of their wearable tech offering, smart rings are on the new agenda.
MIT researchers have developed a robotic gripper that can pick up and identify delicate items: from egg to CD to Beanie Baby
Picture a robot. Now picture a robot’s lumbering grip. What if the robot’s grip could be softened, become as fluid and sensitive as a human’s? Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) recently demonstrated a 3D-printed robot hand that can do just that: picking up an egg without crushing the brittle shell.
The Future of Retail 2016
Designing The New Shopper Experience
What tools, platforms and services do you need to innovate from concept to reality? And could your best ideas get you on America's Greatest Makers?
As many dreamers, inventors, developers, entrepreneurs already know, everyone today is itching to roll up their sleeves, use their hands and imaginations to create something new. Our future relies on these individuals and their spirit of innovation as much as we rely on the innovation coming out of large corporations. In the United States, there are roughly 135 million adult Makers who generate $29 billion into the economy per year.
Researchers from the University of California – Riverside are looking at Portobello fungi as our future batteries
A team of researchers from the University of California – Riverside has replaced an expensive battery component with cheap, readily available Portobello mushroom. Requiring less harmful chemicals to make and far friendlier to the environment than the current carbon sheets they replace, the mushroom’s natural structure may change the way we make our batteries.
Napz's integrated lights make it possible for lucid dreams to be accessible for everyone
The biohacking device Napz, as designed by Octavio A. Martinez García, can stimulate lucid dreaming, a state where sleepers are aware that they are dreaming and can control many elements of what happens during the dream.