The Wundershine roller system lets you magically swap your real-life framed prints
Among home decorating trends that have emerged since the rise of digital technology, few really acknowledge computers’ steady takeover. With cheap and abundant cloud storage on the rise, it turns out that having your photos in a physical form is a luxury—of the kind you might continue to display in your home.
Algramo brings new opportunities to emerging but impoverished markets
In the developed world, vending machines are a source of snacks and electronics, but the Algramo project is delivering to Latin America vending machines that dispense food staples and economic fairness.
Coda Story cuts through the journalistic noise, focusing on only one issue or crisis as it happens
Landing on the front page of any news website these days can only exacerbate the common feeling that the world is dissolving into chaos. It’s one crisis after another, and as one particularly horrible one comes to the forefront, it’s always at the expense of other ongoing issues that fade to the background despite the fact that they still exist. It’s this feeling of brutal ADD that an innovative news platform called Coda, with staff writers from the Guardian, Forbes and the New Yorker, hopes to address.
A partnership with designer Yves Behar creates a beautifully functional kitchen mixer
The home carbonation trend has been healthy for half a decade, but up until this year only water with a little syrup has been open to the carbonation process by these home appliances. By this summer, you can expect more from SodaStream’s new entry: the SodaStream Mix.
Former Yahoo and Twitter designers bring engineering and design expertise to age-old tradition with NeuBible
Bible and design aren’t typically two words that can be used interchangeably, nor are bible and technology synonymous with one another. But a Twitter product designer and a Yahoo design director have bridged the two to create NeuBible, a beautifully intuitive bible app for the modern consumer.
Engineering company Festo has developed artificial ants that communicate with each other and coordinate actions in tandem
The cooperative behavior of ants has been transferred to the world of technology by German engineering company Festo. Their BionicANTs were inspired by nature and feature the delicate anatomy of their namesake as well as their nimble coordination. The ‘ANT’ stands for both their role model and for Autonomous Networking Technologies.
smart USA will harness the new medium to offer fans exclusive behind-the-scenes footage
Ephemeral video app Meerkat, the service that launched on February 27, lets viewers tune into live-streams from around the world at the click of a button. Using the service, anyone can access a broadcast as quickly as they can tap their touchscreen. In just two months, it’s taken over Twitter streams and opened up an entirely new world of touch points between brands and consumers.
Swing design concept unleashes the power of a playground favorite...virtually
Unless you went to grade school in one of those neighborhoods that removed all the swings for safety reasons, you probably remember swinging back and forth pretending you were flying, or piloting a spaceship. Engineering and design team Christin Marczinzik and Thi Binh Minh Nguyen have produced a program that says you won’t have to pretend anymore.