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4 Dec 2014

Subconscious Menu

When scanning a menu, many of us are just justifying the profiteroles rather than actually choosing a dessert. Pizza Hut wants to skip your super-ego middleman and just let your id order that triple-cheese bacon pepperoni directly.
3 Dec 2014

Kids Wearable Phone

Self-described as the “world’s smallest mobile phone”, the device looks much like a wristwatch, except that it has no display. Instead, it comes equipped with a mic, speaker and SIM card slot, as well as a small
2 Dec 2014

Pedal-Powered Wide Path Camper

Modern nomads and nature lovers will fall in love with the Wide Path Camper for its eco-friendly concept and small size, but those in worse shape than Tour de France cyclists may experience trouble trying to get
1 Dec 2014

Night Cable

I am a big fan of Native Union‘s innovative designs. But my favorite, by far, is this charging solution, called Night Cable. The piece is a clever response to two problems we’ve all encountered with charging cables
21 Nov 2014

In the Nutshell

SVA Product of Design Student Eden Lew created Nutshell, aimed at reducing stress and providing a kind of respite from urban life. It’s a pod-inspired platform for productive break-taking. Social Solitude: In a Nutshell [Swiss Miss]
15 Nov 2014

Bone-Conduction to Guide Blind

While the act of walking down the street might be second nature to most of us, it can be a much more difficult experience for those who are blind or visually impaired. To combat the issue, Microsoft
14 Nov 2014

Touchable Memories

‘Touchable Memories’ by pirate3D, turns photographs into 3D-printed objects for people without vision. This hits home, as I have a close family member that has been slowly losing his eye sight over the past year. Touchable Memories
7 Nov 2014

iBox Nano 3D printer at $299

Getting a start in 3D printing can be a pretty costly and intimidating endeavor, with most printers in the affordable range coming in at around $1,000. But for $299, the makers of the iBox Nano aim to provide an
6 Nov 2014

Bluesmart

Let’s face it, air travel sucks. You are crammed in a small cylinder at 35,000 feet with a herd of other people like cattle, noshing on junk food a cranky flight attendant pitches at you while hurrying
4 Nov 2014

Induction Cooking Cue

Induction cooking – an electromagnetic technology which heats faster, is thermally more efficient, and provides more consistent heating across surfaces compared to either gas or traditional electric stovetops – has quickly staked a spot amongst upper tier
3 Nov 2014

Z-Charge

Dublin based power supply company MyVolts teamed up with product designer Paula O’Connor and created something quite special – Z-Charge. It is a long pouch with two charging pockets that hang on both sides of the bed, allowing
31 Oct 2014

LiveNote App For Orchestra Performances

The Philadelphia Orchestra is rolling out LiveNote™, an application for mobile devices that allows audiences to access information about the works they are hearing, following the music with real-time musical, emotional, and historical highlights. LiveNote is one