Thanks to the creators of Huggies diapers, a select few soon-to-be fathers will get to experience their baby’s kick in real-time. They’ve designed matching bands, one that surrounds the mother’s belly and one for the dad to wear. When the baby kicks, the dad’s band will light up and deliver a similar pulse to the […]
Finally, you can have spellcheck in your pen. Using a computer to write is great for ensuring an accurately-spelled document, but you’re on your own when it comes to handwriting. Until now, that is. Lernstift is the first pen to vibrate when you make a spelling error, and it’s connected to wi-fi to give you […]
Commuting is a part of many people’s everyday routine. Imagine reducing your hour commute down to just minutes, or even better, imagine a transcontinental trip lasting less than an hour. Colorodo-based engineering company ET3 is hard at work developing a tube transport system that will allow for travel from LA to NYC in under an hour. This technology can even be applied to global transport, virtually eliminating the need for airplanes.
What, a coffee machine that makes you coffee when you yawn? At the international arrivals terminal of Johannesburg’s OR International Airport, coffee brand Douwe Egberts recently set up a vending machine which did just that, thanks to some fancy facial recognition software. We’re surprised no one tried to steal the damn thing. We’ll take one […]
Well, loads of us already pee and text at the same time, so why not let pee power our phones? According to a study published in a chemistry journal, a bunch of researchers from the University of Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory successfully created a fuel cell that taps on bacteria to break down urine […]
Created by IBM, A Boy and His Atom is made completely from atoms – the smallest particles from any element in the universe. Probably not the most captivating plot line, but definitely a interesting concept. This movie holds the Guinness World Record for the smallest stop-motion ever made and can only be seen when magnified […]
Jelly sounds good to me after watching this video about French product and interaction designer, Raphaël Pluvnage. His method of tackling two mediums – electricity and food – that usually aren’t combined is truly innovative. By molding jelly in various colours and shapes, the final jelly molds produce funny sounds and noises as soon as […]
With all the things smartphones are capable of, it’s not surprising that now they can control your light decorations. Lumenplay is iPhone-controlled colour-changing LED lights that can be customized to suit any occasion. The lights are energy efficient, long lasting, interactive, and simple to use. You can customize the colours of the lights, sync them […]
This sounds like a joke, but some time back, artist-author Randy Sarafan, who also happens to be the community manager for Instructables, was sufficiently moved by what he read about techy Syrian lingerie to want to make a clap-off bra. Here’s his tutorial with detailed instructions on how to make one. Can’t guarantee clapping won’t […]
After the recent loss of everyone’s beloved Google Reader, it only seems fitting to make an infographic illustrating all of Google’s failed projects. The Google Graveyard is “a resting place for great ideas”, where some of the most innovative projects have come to die. Maybe some deserved to come to an end, but the projects […]
Condom maker Durex recently announced the Fundawear experiment in April this year, promising ‘the most fun you can have with your clothes on’ and to bring the ‘future of foreplay’ to our world today. Fundawaer, in other words, is vibrating underwear controlled by an iPhone app.
We’ve seen our fair share of aggressive iPhone cases — like the one with, oh, pepper spray — but we have to say this iPhone case that promises to deliver a painful 650K volt attack via its concealed stun gun really takes the cake.
Drones, drones, drones, they’re everywhere. In London, a sushi restaurant decided to trade in its conveyor belts for drones to deliver sushi burgers by air. Dubbed the iTray, the four-propeller drone has a flat surface to transport food up to a speed of 25km/h and is controlled by waiting staff with an iPad. Still, The […]
Yes, in Russia, if you’re shopping at one of the 280 outlets of cosmetics chain Ulybka Radugi, you can check out your purchases, and the emotions on your face. The makeup chain has equipped checkout counters with cameras and emotion recognition software to do a face scan. Combined with the shopper’s shopping records from the […]
Even though a Lego prosthetic is hardly practical, the building of one that is comfortable and actually fits is a feat to be comended. Christina Stephens, an occupational therapist and researcher, had her left foot amputated last year after it was crushed beneath the car she was rebuilding. The idea was suggested by a co-worker […]