26 Feb 2005

Ice-cream that won’t drip…

CEE-Food industry.com: A Russian dairy company has created a new ice cream brand called UFO whose extra-terrestrial name reflects its ‘unearthly’ ability to avoid melting. Produced by dairy processor MyasoMolTorg, based in Reazan, UFO is a cherry-flavoured
26 Feb 2005

USB speakers

eCoustics.com: iFun, Jazz¡¦s latest USB mobile theater, is especially designed for women and young-aged notebook users. With its compact size, stylish shape and fancy color, iFun features not only its hi-tech design but also easiness to carry
24 Feb 2005

Personalized Toys

Wired News: Picture an Elmo or Winnie the Pooh plush doll that knows a child’s name and favorite food, and tells stories and sings songs incorporating such personal details. Or a new version of Furby that recognizes
24 Feb 2005

You’re Warned

We Make Money Not Art: When threatened, animals often display physical warnings; e.g. porcupines or puffer fish both erect their spines as a physical defence and warning, snakes rattle their tales or expand their body, chamelions change
21 Feb 2005

Sony Ericsson’s Mobile Kiosks

InfoWorld: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB is readying a series of multimedia kiosks that it hopes will save operators, retailers and users time and money when it comes to fixing common phone faults. The company showed an
21 Feb 2005

Intellimug – Warm Beverages In Your Car

Shiny Shiny: Been on a stakeout recently? No, us neither, but if we ever had reason to go on a stakeout, this is the cup we’d want with us. The Intellimug plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter
21 Feb 2005

Toys R Kids: High-Tech Playmates

Wired News: NEW YORK — Picture an Elmo or Winnie the Pooh plush doll that knows a child’s name and favorite food, and tells stories and sings songs incorporating such personal details. Or a new version of
21 Feb 2005

Yahoo! Sends Driving Directions To Your Phone

Engadget: We were seriously wondering why Google hadn’t already rolled this out (especially with their movement towards the geographical with maps.google.com and their purchase of Keyhole), but Yahoo’s definitely beaten them (and everyone else, it seems) on

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20 Feb 2005

QR Code Chocolate

RFID in Japan: A bit late for this year’s valentine’s day but Nippon COMSYS Corporation and Mary’s Chocolate co-developed a technology for printing 2D barcodes (QR Code) on the surface of chocolates. This technology could be used
19 Feb 2005

The Celebs Affair

BusinessWeek: From the recent Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards to the upcoming Grammys and Oscars, award-show season is upon us. And for a handful of specialty companies, it’s time to take their own stroll down the red
19 Feb 2005

Sparschwein Financial Investment

Springwise: With a name like Sparschwein, it has to be good! Indeed, Munich-based Sparschwein (German for piggy bank), is a new direct seller venture encouraging Germans to go on a domestic treasure hunt, exploring their basements, attics,
18 Feb 2005

Nike’s Pop-up Store

Influx Insights: One of the latest incarnations of the pop-up store is Nike Runner’s Lounge. The lounge is the brainchild of one of Nike’s Canadian marketing partners and is designed to help runners prepare for the Vancover