Contextual mirror on the wall, who has today's most relevant Tweet of them all?
MirrorMirror wants to fundamentally change the nature of your morning preparations by taking a standard medium-sized mirror and bringing it into the future. At the base of the frame, a display can be placed over the reflection. This display will show updates chosen by the user from social media and the Internet, such as posts by friends, meeting reminders or a weather report.
PSFK speaks to IBM Watson Exec Steven Gold to learn how professionals are using the technology to inspire positive change in the world
PSFK and IBM Watson teamed up for The Good Data Contest to find out how IBM Watson’s capabilities can improve the lives of communities and spark a conversation about what cognitive computing will mean for the future. The winner, a life planning software, received $50,000 to spend on prototyping, marketing and consulting from IBM Watson talent, as well as the opportunity to fly to New York City to visit the Watson Labs.
Women on the Map recognizes important and abundant contributions of women throughout history
Sensing a historic lack of recognition when it comes to women’s accomplishments, SPARK Movement has created a project called Women on the Map to help honor more extraordinary achievements from women.
StudentLife quantifies the daily and weekly impact of workload on factors like mood, sociability and academic performance
If a group of Dartmouth students has their way, you’ll be able to know someone’s GPA simply by looking at their phone. StudentLife, an Android app they designed, can estimate a grade point average within nearly one-fifth of a point by measuring factors like how often you exercise or when you go to sleep.
ONE Smart Piano and Keyboard are standard versions of the key instruments that facilitate learning through mobile devices
Our generation’s Mozart will have the added ability to pick up a tune in under five minutes thanks to the mobile or tablet integration of the ONE Smart Piano (and Keyboard). Whether a budding Mozart or not, the device will allow you to play along with your favorite music, and play along with the guided motions, by following the keyboard’s lead.
Digital Nature Group details a working prototype for a hologram you can feel
Holograms, once a staple of science fiction let alone something available to the touch, have been more and more of a reality in recent years. Digital Nature Group has extended the concept further in a recently published paper describing holograms that a user can touch. They presented this paper to several Japanese universities for further research and development.
With Apple Watch patent, "talking with your hands" could take on new meaning
Apple has filed for a patent for an application offering a new method of sharing information between devices, whether that device is a traditional smartphone or a newer kind of wearable like a watch. Two devices with the application will be able to exchange pre-approved information in response to gestures made by their owners.
Spinali Design brings wearable technologies to the beach (where skin cancer runs rampant)
The French are credited with creating the modern bikini, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that French company Spinali Design has created a smart bikini to help women monitor sun exposure responsibly.
AA School's Design Research Lab's (AADRL) Spyropoulos Design team challenges technology to produce robo-architects
Architects may soon see a new advancement in their profession. AA School’s Design Research Lab’s (AADRL) Spyropoulos Design team are working to create architecture that is self-aware and creates different forms on its own.
Taiwanese startup creates the Aring for touch-free phone operation
The Aring is a fashionable ring that doubles as a wireless interface for your smartphone. With a built-in microphone, a single button and Bluetooth connectivity, the small device plans to change the way we interact hands-free with our smartphones.
Lia is the first flushable and eco-friendly pregnancy test designed to uphold environmental sustainability and personal privacy
With landfills piling up everywhere, trash management has been a common problem in many countries. Add to that the daily use of pregnancy tests from millions of women around the world, truth be told, the additional plastic waste isn’t helping one bit. Lia is the first ever innovative design that will change how women use pregnancy tests.
'Watson the News' harnesses cognitive computing to help consumers of news become more conscientious and less biased readers
If you had access to the most powerful computer in the world, how would use it to help people live, work and play better? PSFK and IBM Watson have been collaborating through The Good Data Contest to find how IBM Watson’s capabilities can improve communities and spark a conversation around what cognitive computing will mean for our future. Learn about the winning concept Inquisite here.