Voter is a swiping app that will help you decide who to vote for in the upcoming 2016 election
Spending so much time on Tinder that you haven’t had the chance to read up on the presidential hopefuls for the next elections? Addicted to swiping? Want a fun, easy, quick way to expand your political knowledge? Voter might be the app for you.
A Space10 innovation concept enables you to turn heat from around the house into electricity
Heat Harvest is an innovative concept developed by Sergey Komadenkov and Vihanga Gore, students from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, during a two-week workshop at Space10. The clever idea is to put wasted heat from around the house to good use by turning it into electricity.
The social networking platform also wants to be an office tool as evidenced by its Facebook Work Chat app rollout
Facebook’s Work Chat has recently appeared on the app store, a sign of how close the website is to making Facebook at Work a thing. Although available only for a limited number of companies as of press time, it gives an interesting look into what’s brewing behind that blue hue.
Technology blankets us further every day; Fac3 studies the role we play in a developing AI framework by replacing our humanity with digital emotions
Computers contain a series of codes created to direct users to their applications or websites. This includes phones and other devices. These forms of algorithms are what someday many think will develop into a comprehensive Artificially Intelligent brain. A project, Fac3, created by Riccardo Zanardelli, wanted to highlight how this shows up throughout our society. He took pictures of various people and changed their faces with emojis that reflected the emotions they were displaying in-photo.
Safe Delivery will give step-by-step video instructions of what to do during childbirth events of crisis
Technological advances not only bring forward more opportunities for individuals to stay connected or work from halfway across the world, but they optimize the act of teaching. An application, Safe Delivery, posted on the Apple App store and developed by Maternity Foundation, details for parents in Ethiopia to learn about childcare through animated videos. These techniques are simple how-to guides and tips on how to best take care of their newborn child.
Oculus' VR goes social, allowing those encapsulated in another world to be able to communicate with one another
Virtual reality is the tech talk of the moment. And as Oculus Rift is owned by no other than Facebook, its move into social media was inevitable. Now the VR giant has launched an alpha version of the Oculus social platform creating a lifelike digital world where users can connect.
Droponic system pairs soil-free planters with a smartphone app to help urban gardeners cultivate fresh herbs
Nourishing a garden might not seem like a possibility in an urban environment, but Droponic hopes to change that. The kitchen garden system makes it possible for city dwellers to grow fresh herbs in their homes without even venturing outside, using “smart planters” in conjunction with a smartphone app that will track the plants’ progress.
A Peruvian engineering university created 10 lamps powered by photosynthesis to provide clean energy to a remote village
When a small jungle village in the heart of Peruvian rainforest lacks access to electricity, trust Peru’s Universidad de Ingeniería and Tecnología (UTEC) and ad agency FCB Mayo to come up with an elegant solution: the Plant Lamp system uses energy from the process photosynthesis to power lamps for the rural community.
Could the NutriDrip, brought to the limelight via celebrities, be on its way to reaching mainstream audiences?
The concept of using an injection to input additional nutrients into our bodies has been in the media for some time now. Celebrities including Madonna, Miley Cyrus and even Rihanna are rumored to have bought into the IV therapy vitamin trend showcasing their drips on social media. The service in question here is aptly named NutriDrip, which delivers a solution of vitamins directly into people’s veins and is now targeting the masses as opposed to the “elite.”
Workers at Redpepper's offices are informed via the messaging platform when a visitor has arrived at their lobby
Offices are extremely busy, making it easy for visitors to sometimes feel unwelcome even when they’re there to meet someone. The company Redpepper, a brand building service, have had this issue as their lobby bears no receptionist. To reconcile the problem, they’ve hacked an iCade arcade game where visitors scroll through 8-bit figures of employees and choose who they’re there to see then promptly notifying them via a Slack doorbell in the messaging system.
A quick and easy fitness app that allows immediate adaptation, Your Trainer allows you to show results quickly by completing 12-minute individualized workouts
As we approach the holiday season, many of us will be trying all sorts of ways to remain fit and healthy, especially since the average adult gains five pounds over the holidays. There is an app that might work for you and it has workouts that average 12 minutes. Your Trainer is a customizable fitness app to meet your personal health needs.
Pefin is a platform that brings AI to personal financial services and offers actionable strategies for the best financial outcomes
Life is full of details that can soon get complicated and messy with various costs that include taxes, tuition and insurance. While all kinds of financial information is available online, what people often need is tailored financial advice and personalized services. By learning about your priorities, incorporating Artificial Intelligence into financial services, Pefin is a platform that provides affordable, artificially intelligent financial advisors for planning and advice to users.