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Feat of the Foot: A Sneaker That Practically Runs for You
Feat of the Foot: A Sneaker That Practically Runs for You

The ENKO running shoes adjust to the weight of its owner, help to prevent common injuries associated with high impact and poor running form

Conserving all the energy stored in each of your strides, Christian Freschi’s ENKO running shoes deliver powerful performance with maximal comfort. Outfitting the heel of his shoe with patented spring-loaded tech, Freschi’s engineering promises an optimized run for any weight or shoe size.

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Your Objective? Survive a Virtual Reality Duel of Rock, Paper, Scissors
Your Objective? Survive a Virtual Reality Duel of Rock, Paper, Scissors

Use your hands and Leap Motion to play a most-epic game of Rock, Paper, Scissors

Leap Motion has created a virtual reality (VR) controller to track the movement of user’s hands as they play games. The test case for this pairing of Oculus Rift with motion tracker Image Hands was a game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” between players on different continents. With this proof of concept operating successfully, adapting the technology to recognize and incorporate other gestures is only a matter of time.

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Order Some Jeans with Your Room Service
Order Some Jeans with Your Room Service

Virgin Hotels customers can order Gap clothing and merchandise straight to their room

Gap and Virgin Hotel Chicago are exceeding expectations with a unique partnership that allows customers to order Gap merchandise straight to their hotel room.

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Treating Sunscreen as a Free Public Service
Treating Sunscreen as a Free Public Service

Public health campaigns in Boston and Miami Beach are calling for free sunscreen dispensaries

Sunscreen dispensaries might become as ubiquitous as water fountains if the city officials of Boston and Miami Beach have anything to do about it. Both cities have been trialling free dispensaries of SPF 30 sunscreen as a measure to get more people to protect their skin.

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Watch Your Business Go Paper-Free from Palm of Your Hand
Watch Your Business Go Paper-Free from Palm of Your Hand

Operate your business almost entirely through your smartphone screen thanks to Vertical Matters

Vertical Matters is startup that can cut business paperwork by 95-plus percent, offering holistic solutions so you can do your job on five inches of touchscreen. This means no more piles of printed matter and more on-the-go work, given your office virtually fits on the palm of your hand.

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Drip Panache with Umbrella Inspired by the Milan Subway
Drip Panache with Umbrella Inspired by the Milan Subway

Kjaro is a restyled umbrella equipped with a fill-empty case that collects and holds water so it doesn’t drip

An innovative umbrella has been developed with urban travelers in mind, featuring a drip-free design and convenient straps for carrying. Kjaro has been made in Italy from high quality and durable materials. The practical and stylish umbrella is wind-resistant and has been designed for modern moving. It was inspired by experiences in the Milan subway, observing how difficult it is for people to move around with a wet umbrella.

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Grow Your Own Air-Breathing Plants Underwater
Grow Your Own Air-Breathing Plants Underwater

Nemo's Garden creates miniature biospheres in a standard aquarium, pointing to a future full of sea-based farming

Ocean Reef Group is working on a sea-based alternative to dry-land agriculture through their Nemo’s Garden project which creates self-contained biospheres below the ocean’s surface. They have recently opened a Kickstarter campaign for a miniaturized version people can keep in their homes. It’s their hope this campaign will raise awareness of what they’re trying to do, and the environmental issues that are making it necessary.

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5 Stories You Need to Know Today
5 Stories You Need to Know Today

In today's links, drones transport blood, Google measures air pollution, and IBM Watson manages diabetes

PSFK editors aggregate top stories from around the web each day.

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Fumi Brings Home-Integrated Fun to Modern Mailboxes
Fumi Brings Home-Integrated Fun to Modern Mailboxes

S&O design reinvent the mail slot with playful designs that come from iconic elements of the Japanese home

Hisakazu Shimizu, Tokyo-based designer of S&O design has released a series of mailboxes called Fumi to add fun and creativity to an unlikely location. They represent and match iconic Japanese home design elements, and give homeowners a way to make an individual statement about their place of residence.

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Hail a Mumbai Masterpiece on Wheels
Hail a Mumbai Masterpiece on Wheels

Taxi Fabric wants to upholster taxi interiors in Mumbai with the works of young graphic designers

Taxi Fabric wants to give young graphic designers in Mumbai a new outlet to showcase their work: the fabric seat covers of taxi cabs. In the process, it hopes to inspire conversation, and show older generations what design is all about.

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s an Amazon Drone Superhighway!
It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s an Amazon Drone Superhighway!

In a recent quarrel with the law, Amazon Prime is seeking reforms so as to roll out its newest retail operation

Having planned to carry out a drone delivery service since 2013, Amazon Prime is only now seeing its vision for the future of distribution slowly coming into fruition. Following restrictions by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test its drones, a change this March in the organization’s policies has permitted Prime to take the drones for a spin outdoors, under conditions that the drones never leave the pilot’s sight and only operate during daytime.

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Gold Jewelry or Scrap Paper?
Gold Jewelry or Scrap Paper?

Skræp is a jewelry line inspired by crumpled paper

LuxMea has devised a way to capture the complexity of a crumpled piece of paper and turn it into wearable statement jewelry. Available either as a cuff or as a pendant, the Skræp jewelry collection finds beauty in the folds and contours of a crumpled piece of paper.

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