Fjord's Living Service would improve life for everyone by leveraging pools of data collected by fitness wearables and mobile apps
Life changed for Jonas Hoglund and his family when his 5-year-old son Max was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Suddenly, they not only had to administer insulin to Max, they had to keep a close watch on his daily life. “You need to know all the variables around you,” Hoglund says. “What he’s doing, what he’s eating, how he’s sleeping and so on.” But the means did not exist to track and evaluate such data. So Hoglund, service design director at design firm Fjord Stockholm, set about creating it. The resulting project, Fjord Fido, is meant to assist not only individual diabetes patients but all of them.
A shift of the shoulders or a slight acceleration is enough indication for Robo Brain and Brain4Cars' system to sound an alert or take over the wheel
Some of us can’t wait until driverless cars are a reality so we can sit in the back watching movies during our commute. Others view computers controlling a fundamentally autonomous act like driving with suspicion. We still have a decade or more to wait before we see how it turns out, but meanwhile the Robo Brain project, in collaboration with partner Brain4Cars, has moved computer-assisted driving a giant step forward.
Enhanced editions of the famous wizardry tale will feature interactive animations, elaborate artwork and J.K. Rowling annotations
Apple has made enhanced editions of the Harry Potter books available exclusively on the iBooks Store for readers to enjoy in a new and immersive way on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac.
Facebook tests out six emojis that will expand the Like button's role as arbiter of digital emotion, allowing users to Love, Wow and Haha to their heart's content
Facebook users in Ireland and Spain can start loving, wow-ing, or expressing sympathy to posts on Facebook. By hovering or long-pressing the Like button, users have more options to express their feelings through Facebook Reactions, which according to the Zuck himself, comes down to being a “more expressive Like button.” Feedback from the pilot test will be collected to improve the feature and Facebook is planning to roll it out to everyone soon.
Seven things Medium Founder Ev Williams announced in response to how we consume and share news
Wednesday evening in San Francisco, Medium founder Ev Williams and his team held a press reception to make announcements about the new features they’ve been working on. Here’s a rundown of the most notable announcements, including a hint at the platform’s plans for monetization.
Mobile application, Kibo, lets users conceal personal messages under the veil of everyday digital banter
Covert messaging has come to define communication among the millennial cohort. While Snapchat and its competitors have found success in the ‘burn after reading’ method of discretion, users still risk accidental oversharing with over-the-shoulder glances and the meddling of curious coworkers or partners. New mobile application, Kibo, addresses these concerns with a new keyboard application that lets users send naughty—or business-related—messages under the guise of common texts.
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.
Bishop Ranch, which lists GE and AT&T as tenants, is set to introduce EZ10 shuttles in 2016, the first of their kind in the United States
If a bus pulled up to your stop with no driver, would you get on? The Bishop Ranch business park in San Ramon, California, will add two driverless Easymile EZ10 shuttles to their campus next summer, the first such vehicles in the country.
The Toyota Barista Project creatively shows the amount of electrical energy harvested from braking during a racing lap
Car companies have spent a lot of time creating complex diagrams and animations to explain the energy generation and harvesting features of hybrid and electric vehicles. Generally these fall into the category of eye candy for engineers but to all of us lay people, the jumble of flow lines and arrows has more in common with abstract art. Toyota created the Toyota Barista Project that might finally bring some understanding to this technology, using something we can all identify with: breakfast.
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littleBits's Gizmos and Gadgets kit (GGK) is the perfect starting point and ultimate toolbox for new inventors
After opening its first-ever popup store in July, littleBits continues its journey to democratize hardware and empower everyone to become an inventor. This time, littleBits released the Gizmos and Gadgets kit (GGK), taking its LEGO-like functionality to the next level. The kit includes materials for multiple inventions and 15 modular Bits, and comes with a free app for added inventions.
Designed to keep runners visible at night, the clip-on Million MIle Light doesn’t need batteries
The Million Mile Light will last for a 100,000 hours without ever needing a change of batteries or recharging. The little device runs on electricity generated from the up-and-down motion of a runner and it flashes bright lights at traffic to let them know you are there.
#OneBigTweet wants you to donate your followers in Twitter so they can raise funds to support tea and coffee farmers in different countries.
Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation launched a charity program in which everyone can be easily a part of. There’s no need to donate money or goods. You only need to donate your Twitter followers to be a part of #OneBigTweet. This program aims to support the tea and coffee farmers is Africa, Asia and Latin America.