The Thunderboard React Car Kit is a mini smart car that senses what's happening in the world around it, transmits that data to the cloud via your mobile device, and displays the data in real-time so you can respond to the big picture. The kit makes prototyping and testing IoT applications easier. The Thunderboard React board is paired via Bluetooth to a free companion app built by Mutual Mobile. The mobile app provides a frictionless interface between Thunderboard React and web-based application
While umbrellas are for rain in NYC, in Saudi Arabia's Mecca they provide respite from the blistering sun. Each year millions of Muslims visit Mecca for their haj pilgrimage, and after years of volunteering there, scientist Kamel Badawi has envisioned an object to serve the needs he's observed. First and
We figured self-driving cars were maybe five or ten years away. But Uber has beaten Apple, Google, Tesla and others to the punch, and is rolling out a small fleet of autonomous Volvos--this month, according to Bloomberg. In the test city of Pittsburgh, Uber users will summon cars as normal
Welcome to the New Era of IBM Design. We are transforming the way IBM thinks. We are transforming the way IBM designs products. And we are transforming IBM’s culture. We are looking for talented and motivated designers to drive an era of design-led innovation.
The Toasteroid is a Bluetooth equipped chance to customize your sandwich in the modern fashion: by using your iPhone. This humble corner of the culinary arts wasn't exactly begging for a web 3.0 update, but damn it, it's getting one. The pitch is simple: your abstract brown toast is crappy
Staying alert is tough - Vigo can help. Vigo is the first wearable device to quantify your alertness by tracking patterns in your blinks and in your movement in real time. The idea is simple – although your brain has a tendency to trick you into thinking you’re mentally fit enough to keep pushing on with your daily business, your body can’t hide when you’re tired.
Schools need to be redesigned to prepare students for professional trajectories we can't currently imagine. As the former provost and dean of faculty at the Philadelphia University and the dean of Parsons School of Design, I've seen firsthand the urgent need to abandon the Industrial-Age approach to higher education that
Elegant and simple, Purple is a modern take on the locket. It's a wearable device that connects wirelessly to your social networks and receives images and messages from friends and family. Purple invites you to take a peek at what’s inside, pause from your hectic daily life and smile at a moment you share with the people who matter most.
If you were wandering around the music, art and technology festival Trailer Park I/O this past week you may find that your conversations are not as private as you think. Touching on one of the festival's key themes of 'Spying Society' and adding a layer of playfulness to the all
Just when you thought the Poke-fever was breaking, here's a new shoe design to help you catch more over-hyped little monsters than ever. NY start-up Vixole's concept kicks would help guide gamers to prized Pokemon while feeling futuristic AF in the process. They look simple, retro and comfortable, and pack
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Last Thursday marked the opening of the 10th annual Trailer Park Festival showcasing the the best of emerging music, art and technology against the backdrop of Copenhagen's indoor skatepark. Last year, the Trailer Park team took the leap to reshape the festival's program not only around the incredible music line-up
We're now getting a much better picture--literally--as to what happened with the fatal Tesla crash from earlier this year. First off, yesterday the National Transportation Safety Board released findings from their preliminary investigation. The unfortunate driver was in fact using Tesla's Autopilot features, with both the Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and
Trace is a small, durable and sophisticated piece of action sports technology. It combines inertial sensors and GPS technology to give detailed information about users’ surfing, snowboarding, and skiing sessions. Trace has 9-axis sensors, advanced multi-Hz GPS, BT 4.0/2.1 combo and its own processor. This allows Trace to measure max speed, vertical distance, distance traveled, calories, number of jumps, and airtime with incredible accuracy.
The true point of Elon Musk's "Secret Master Plan, Part Deux" is actually well beyond the vehicles we covered in our previous analyses. If we look at part one of his Secret Master Plan, released almost ten years ago today, we can see what he's been up to all along,
Earlier this year America's first self-driving car fatality occurred. The unlucky driver was behind the wheel of a Tesla on Autopilot, and last week watchdog magazine Consumer Reports took the unusual step of calling for the company "to disable hands-free operation until its system can be made safer." Musk will
At HP Inc., we are passionate about reinvention. We believe that technology should make life better for everyone, everywhere. This vision guides what we do and how we do it. From our campus in Boise, ID we are in a relentless pursuit to reinvent business printing as we reinvent ourselves.
It can be difficult for the uninitiated to understand what's going on in a bicycle race, particularly during those last few crucial minutes. So here's a brilliant split-screen video put together by Eurosport UK, placing CG with call-outs next to real footage to demonstrate this clever sprint-winning technique that catapults
Spunitko! (aka Hiromi Ozaki) creates works that directly confront issues faced by contemporary society. Through design fiction projects, she questions the impact of (future) technology on human biology. She collaborates with scientists from Japan's National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS) to embed the love hormone oxytocin into fabrics.
Emerging technology can make the everyday easier. We understand, however, that it shouldn’t always feel or look highly technological. Designed for use in all areas of the home and office, Charge Trays enable convenient wireless charging of technology devices. The collection exudes high craft rather than high tech, reflecting the rich and varied palette of the ceramics industry to effortlessly disappear into the domestic environment. The modular nature of the design enables Bitossi Ceramiche
Imagine if you could "draw" circuits without needing to solder. It sounds crazy, but a Tokyo-based company called AgIC has made it a reality, by developing silver-containing conductive inks (hence the company name: "Ag" is the elemental symbol for silver, "IC" = Ink Circuit). Here's a demonstration of a magic
Pillo empowers people of all ages to better manage their health. He can answer your health and wellness questions, connect you directly with healthcare professionals, and securely manage your vitamins and medication; storing, dispensing, and even ordering refills when you need them.
Of all the things that have gone viral, the Pokémon GO app might be the strangest. Released less than a week ago in the U.S., the augmented reality game has already spawned countless sore muscles, burned untold collective calories and even been used to commit crimes. For those of you
Never mind self-driving cars. Smart vehicles are coming... even to those of us who can't afford (or trust) a Tesla. Dutch bike company VanMoof is making a bold move into data-driven rides for the rest of us. The brand's newest release is the SmartBike, a city commuter with a
Bet you didn't know this: Those crazy F1 steering wheels can cost up to $50,000 alone, because they're made with carbon fiber (to keep the weight down) and loaded up with technology and connectivity features. You're undoubtedly wondering what some of those features are. While some might seem obvious, like
Formula One steering wheels used to look like this and now they look more like this. The amazing thing is, that latter game-controller-looking monstrosity is actually a triumph of UI design. We know this because the folks at the Sky Sports F1 channel teamed up with an eye-tracking technology company to
When Pixar's Wall-E came out in 2008, we were introduced to a robot very different than any other previously depicted in pop culture. Not the titular Wall-E, who was similar enough to Short Circuit's Number 5 to be familiar; no, we're talking about Eve, the gleaming, smooth-surface 'bot whose design
Computer powered weaving goes back to the 1800s and it's getting a decidedly modern update on the new platform Wovns. At heart, the Wovns goal is to get more designers into textile design. But that's bigger than it sounds, since a customized weave is a bit more involved than
Now that they've mastered disgruntled humanoid robots that can curse, Boston Dynamics has turned their attention back towards emulating the animal kingdom. Their latest creation serves as a demonstration to the world that when playing God--or is that playing dog--a robot manufacturer needn't hew to the laws of biology. They
Are you bored with your single speed? Does your cycling lack style and urgency? Add pep to your ride with a bike that's part mechanical spider demon! Though less objectively terrifying than certain other awkward movers, this bike project uses the same spooky flavor of walking technology that brings Theo
This week we bring you our pressing topic of the moment straight from our reader-driven discussion boards! This one's an interesting inquiry by Core77 reader Gabriele_Ermacora that involves a bit of future gazing. Well-versed in robotics, Gabriele asks: "I am about to develop this idea that excited me a
SUMMARY: Cutting edge clean energy startup seeks a talented and energetic Industrial designer to assist in creating compelling energy products for the outdoor recreational market and emerging markets. HOURS: Full-time DURATION: Late Summer-Fall 2016 LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York REPORTS TO: Director of Design
Recently, we had the very good fortune of catching up with Gadi Amit—renowned designer behind the likes of FitBit, Lytro and Google's Modular Ara phone and founder of San Francisco based design firm NewDealDesign—in London, thanks to a flying visit of his to take to the stage at the Product
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