Multi-Functional Design

Ninja Blocks Cloud Computer

Ninja Blocks are tiny cloud enabled computers that can sense their environment by receiving input from sensors, and can affect their surroundings by controlling lights, power sockets, and other actuators. Each Ninja block comes equipped with a built-in accelerometer that senses movement, a thermometer, and additional external sensors that can sense current, humidity, motion, distance,(…)

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Microsoft’s Convenient Smartphone Feature

Using sensors to detect its surrounding environment, Microsoft is developing a phone that can stop its customers from being disturbed by calls, texts and updates at inappropriate times. The Telegraph reports that the unique sensors could measure different aspects such as the phone’s location, direction, movement, time, light levels, temperature and pressure. This helpful information(…)

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Google Glass as a Teaching Tool

Real-time education is one area in which Google Glass seems to have a lot of potential, the most recent example being the use of the glasses to educate employees working in a sub shop. Jason Smylie is the Executive VP of Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, and managed to get his hands on a pair of the(…)

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Sneakers With Headlights

There are many ways to stay safe while out running at night, but most involve an additional accessory or at the very least some extra effort. Soon, it could be possible to have remote controlled LED lights built right into your shoes – shoes that may even be able to detect environmental hazards as well.(…)

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HackShield Technology Laptop Bag

Users of computers and smartphones leave technological fingerprints wherever they go and companies are lapping up the data. Privacy is a worrisome matter in the digital world and it is increasingly important to keep track of what we share about our lives with other people. Das Keyboard has developed a bag line that features unique(…)

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Music That Helps Your Vital Signs

BioBeats is a cool new startup that converts your vital signs into custom-tailored music to keep you meditating, running or fighting a disease – a unique combination of the health-tracking and entertainment industries. This is founder Nadeem Kassam’s second venture in a short space of time, and he has received $650,000 seed funding from actor(…)

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Google’s Gesture Controlled Smartphone

Google has unveiled an American-built “self-driving” smartphone, the first made from scratch by Motorola since it was acquired by the internet company last year. Using voice control as its standout feature, the Moto X is designed to be in permanent listening mode, able to serve up directions, a weather forecast or dial a number in(…)

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Volkswagen SmileDrive App

Volkswagen’s new app ‘SmileDrive,’ developed in collaboration with Google, has launched in beta. Designed to maximize fun on every trip, the app connects to a user’s car via Bluetooth and tracks data. After a drive, SmileDrive uses factors like location, distance, time and weather to calculate a “Smile Score” and award users with virtual stickers.(…)

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Holho Hologram Project

It would seem that possibility of actual holograms just got a little bit closer thanks to a Kickstarter Project that turns any tablet or smartphone, like the Apple iPhone or Android, into a hologram projector. There are already toys on the market than can “project” a physical object as if it were a hologram using(…)

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Philips Jukebox Design

Choosing the music you get to listen to in a pub can be a tricky proposition – especially if there are ancient jukeboxes or angry locals involved. Philips however, has come up with an ingenious way to listen to music without affecting anyone else around you. As part of their new urban headphones campaign, “You(…)

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Eyesight Restoring Glasses

Argus is the Greek God with a hundred eyes. The myth inspired the name of the Argus II, the world’s first device intended to restore some functional vision for those suffering from blindness. “You have to learn to see again, but people who have this implant were people that used to see,” says Dean Lloyd,(…)

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Dormify Brand Ambassador Program

Dormify started out like most businesses–the founders couldn’t find the exact things they were looking for and decided to create those things themselves. The story was that Dormify founder Karen Zuckerman and her daughter Amanda were shopping for chic and fashionable items for her dorm, but just couldn’t find the exact look that Amanda was(…)

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Neuroheadset Improves Attention

There are countless thoughts racing through our heads every second of every day, but making sense of them can often be a challenge.The device is a sleek, 5 channel, wireless headset that reads your brainwaves and translates them into easy-to-understand information. Not only can the EMOTIV INSIGHT tell you how your brain is changing in(…)

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The Giants Garden

Fresh fruit and vegetables might not seem like the most traditional thing to munch on at a baseball game, but the San Francisco Giants plan to be the first team with an organic garden in right in the middle of their stadium. Proving to be such an ambitious project, President Obama thought it was worth(…)

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Google Glass Travel Guide

Guidebooks and travel apps might be useful for getting around, but they still struggle to compete with the knowledge possessed by most local people. That’s why one South African software startup company is trying to turn Google Glass into a real-time tour guide that can react depending on the situation you find yourself in. Having(…)

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