30 April 2013
Whilst technical function is key to the success of a product, too many companies overlook the importance of design. Jawbone has developed human-centered wearable technology for more than a decade and they have shown their understanding of great design coupled with smart technology, bringing ‘UP’ to the shelves. UP is a wristband and smartphone app…
26 April 2013
Since watching Knight Rider, i have always been interested in how technology can progress towards intelligent, sociable cars. Whilst we are not exactly there yet, Automatic Labs have provided something that is smart, awesome and affordable. Tackling the problems that people face everyday, Automatic Labs have developed ‘Automatic’, a Personal Assistant to your car through…
12 April 2013
Libratone recently released a series of AirPlay-enabled wireless speakers wrapped in either wool or cashmere. These portable speakers look fantastic and they are portable, warm and fuzzy. Three sizes are available depending on your room size and portability needs.
27 March 2013
Someone not feeling well? Don’t sweat it, there is a clever thermometer to help measure your child’s temperature. In a way that feels natural to you. This brilliant thermometer is based on a common and natural behavior of putting your hand on the forehead to measure internal heat of their body. Checking the temperature by…
09 March 2013
Sometime in 2014, New York City’s agreement with its payphone supplier will expire. Whilst the death of the payphone will be welcomed by many, it has taken up a place on the busy streets of New York for many generations. A design competition has been set up to find a worthy replacement, one that will…
08 March 2013
Design is all about solving problems and i think everybody has had the problem of removing tape from packaging. The inventors over at Quirky have come up with a beautiful solution. Boasting the ability to remove tape without knifes or scissors ‘Rip Cord’ is tape but with a unique streak.
27 February 2013
Motion Technology is certainly being pushed hard with the introduction of Leap Motion last year. This area of technology gives the regular user, an experience like that of Tom Cruise and there is a new addition to this futuristic market. Whilst many other devices use camera based gesture control, Thalmic Labs have offered another solution.
20 February 2013
There has been a lot of hype, good and bad about the Google Glass. What can unanimously be confirmed is that it is a bold effort by Google to change the way we do things. This morning Google released their first practical vision for the long awaited Google Glass. Although there has still be no…
12 February 2013
Good pizza is certainly hard to come by, Neapolitan pizza is no exception. The highly regulated and precise food is regulated by the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana and dictates the ingredients, size, and even cooking temperature. These regulations didn’t stop Jon Darsky from setting up his very own mobile pizzeria.
25 January 2013
From movies such as Minority Report, the vision for computers has enticed and intrigued us for decades, but ultimately, the reality has fallen short – until now. Motion control startup, Leap Motion, has created a Leap 3D motion control system which can track motion to around 0.01mm accuracy — believed to be 200 times more accurate than…
11 January 2013
This fascinating project, brought to us by Ewan Yap, explores how “less is more” within big consumer brands. Ewan created a series of experimental packaging design based on the principle of ‘Big Brand Theory‘.