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High-Tech Compost, Zera, Turns Food Waste Into Fertilizer in 24 hours

While most traditional food composts are made to be kept outside, the Zera designed by Whirlpool’s WLabs, is an attractive indoor food recycler. As part of an Indiegogo campaign, the company claims the Zera can convert a week’s worth of food waste into homemade ready-to-use fertilizer in just 24 hours. According to Whirlpool, the average […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Toyota Thinks We Should Be Emotionally Connected to Our Future Cars

Toyota believes vehicles of the future should be built with the philosophy of “kinetic warmth,” the belief that mobile technology should foster an emotional connection with the user and should be warm, welcoming and most importantly, fun. For this, Toyota’s CALTY Design Research team designed the Concept-i, an autonomous vehicle with onboard AI Agent “Yui” […]

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Everlast, The Scannable Pen and Paper Notebook You Can Reuse Endlessly

The Everlast Notebook is reusable over and over again. While there are plenty of smart notebooks and pens already on the market, the Everlast notebook feels just like a traditional notebook and provides a classic pen and paper experience, while still allowing users to upload images digitally via its companion app. “Create. Scan. Erase.,” is […]

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Vinci, The First AI-Enabled Headphones That Don’t Require a Smartphone

Vinci smart headphones play music all on their own – no phone required. The voice-controlled, wireless headphones can also act as an activity tracker, get directions and even read back text messages. Vinci headphones are powered by AI and over time will learn from the users listening habits and preferences to anticipate what the user […]

Industry News

The Proposed Human-Powered Floating Gym for Paris

Italian firm Carlo Ratti Associati unveiled designs for the Paris Navigating Gym, a human-powered 66-foot long fitness vessel that can accommodate about 45 individuals. The fitness vessel features Technogym-built ARTIS machines, which take energy produced during workout sessions and convert it into other forms of energy. For now, the idea is a concept that is […]

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Engineering and Design Icon James Dyson to Make Electric Car

Renowned design icon James Dyson, head of the Dyson Corporation, has been revealed to be working on bringing an electric car to market. Dyson, known primarily for their innovations in the area of vacuum cleaners, has earned the...
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Autodesk’s Multi-Head 3D Printer Can Print Larger Objects in Less Time

As advanced as 3D printing technology has become, most printers can only print small objects very slowly. For larger projects,  3D printers first print smaller parts and assemble these parts into larger objects later. Autodesk...
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Samsung Designs Smart Windshield Specifically for Motorcycles

Samsung and Yamaha are collaborating on developing a “Smart Windshield” specifically to promote motorcycle safety. While they call this concept the Smart Windshield, the information synced from the user’s phone is actuall...
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Go Fast Take Chances: Savannah’s Roebling Road 2016

The Roebling Road WERA Race week started out flying from Chicago to Atlanta to visit my father.  He lives north of Atlanta where I stash the truck and trailer for the long Chicago winter.  My hope is always that that vehicle...
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Nike’s Self-Lacing Shoes will be Available for Purchase Soon

Nike has unveiled its first pair of consumer-focused self-lacing shoes, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0. Nike prefers to call their technology “self-adapting” rather than self-lacing since the shoes will have two buttons on the sid...
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New Tent-Like Design Proposed for Google Headquarters

The latest proposal for Google headquarters in Mountain View, California features an open, sustainable, publicly-accessible design topped by a large tent-like canopy. This is the first time Google is building their own headquar...
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