Multi-Functional Design

Twitter Experience Hotel

For visitors seeking the solace of island life, disconnecting from a smartphone and all things tech is a welcome reprieve. But, in contrast if your idea of paradise is mingling with other Tweetaholics then the “first Twitter experience hotel” is definitely for you. Located on the beautiful Spanish island of Majorca, the Sol Wave House(…)

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3D Printed Distributed Flight Array

Researchers from the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (IDSC) at ETH Zurich university in Switzerland have developed a team of unique robots that can join together to create a larger flying machine. The Distributed Flight Array supports the expression “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Each individual robot has a(…)

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Socially Interactive Muzik Headphones

Unlike typical audio gear, the “smart” Muzik headphones are meant to be used as a tool for sharing, experiencing and discovering music. The company, which launched this week, was founded by “disruptive innovator” Jason Hardi. It is pioneering a new space called ‘Social Smartware,’ which describes the seamless connection of consumer electronic devices, content and(…)

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Interactive Glassified Ruler

Created by researchers at MIT Media Lab, Glassified is a modified ruler with a transparent display that adds virtual graphics to physical pen strokes. The innovative display enables both the strokes and the graphics to be visible in the same plane. An embedded digitizer is used to track the pen input in order to update(…)

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Instagram for Physicians

The power of visual sharing that makes platforms such as Instagram so popular has been harnessed by retailers such as CT Food to share knowledge about cooking with its @askctfood service, but could the same be done for the medical world? Imagine if at the touch of a button, you or your doctor could tap(…)

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Skoda Monster Truck Stroller

In 1733 the british architect William Kent designed the first baby stroller as a commission by the Duke of Devonshire. Three centuries after, strollers have evolved at top speed and Czech manufacturer Škoda has just unveiled the ultimate accessory for dads. In conjunction with the launch of the Octavia vRS, the fastest Škoda ever, the(…)

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Fitwall Vertical Training

Fitwall is a new type of fitness club where athletes train using seven-foot walls, which are research-driven and designed for vertical training. They promote the activation of muscles, balance of the body, increased caloric consumption and decompression of the spine. Athletes wear a Bluetooth monitor that sends data to an Apple iPad located at the(…)

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Lomography’s Petzval Lens

In what seems to be a historic move, Lomography launched a Kickstarter campaign to re-purpose the all-brass Petzval Lens, a camera invented in 1840, making it compatible with select Nikon and Panasonic DSLRs. The crowdfunding campaign has already raised 7 times the fundraising goal and twice as much as they raised for the Smartphone Film(…)

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Tooth Embedded Sensor

Most of us have told a lie or two to the dentist when they ask how many sweets we eat, or how much we drink and smoke. Unfortunately, those days may be over as a team from the National Taiwan University have created a sensor that fits in your mouth and tracks all of your(…)

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Season in Review MLB iPad Cover

A team of engineers wanted to create a memento of the baseball season that captures all the drama, struggles and highlights. They researched various statistics on Fangraphs and decided to look at the number of games back a team was from first place over time. This directly communicates how well a team is playing in(…)

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Smartphone Camera Stand

At some point, we’ve all lugged camera tripods around during vacation trips or asked random strangers to take our photos at some tourist site. In Fujisawa, Japan, there’s no longer a need to worry about those things anymore as the city has made it easy for tourists to take souvenir photos of themselves. The city(…)

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Erasing 3D Printer

The team behind the Suspended Depositions project, including graduate students at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, created a new kind of unique 3D printer that has the ability to fix past errors, similar to using an undo button. The freeform printer injects liquid resin into a gel tank, which traps the(…)

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Flow Charge LED Charger

Flow Charge is a unique mobile phone charger that makes the charging current visible. When the phone reaches full battery capacity, the cable stops glowing to let you know your device is ready to use. The cool new charger works with iPhones, Samsungs, HTCs, BlackBerrys, Nokias, and more devices. The unique Electroluminescent Light (EL) technology(…)

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Google Glass Redesigned

 A team of creative designers, illustrators, and 3D modelers have come together to create a more fashion-friendly version of the Google glasses. Looking more like something you could work into an existing wardrobe, the team have made a few significant changes. The first task was to redistribute the weight of the glasses. Instead of having all(…)

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Invisible Blinds

A new range of highly-efficient products and appliances for the home are lowering resource consumption, and we’re highlighting an innovative window treatment called Invisible Blinds. The Invisible Blind is a transparent blind that is designed to let in less sunlight in the summer and more in the winter to help regulate heating and cooling needs(…)

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