MIT’s Active Auxetic – A Smart Adaptable Material for Clothing

MIT has revealed a new kind of materials called ‘Active Auxetic’ which adapt itself to suit any weathers.  This new programmable material is developed by restructuring the existing materials, like wood, leather and carbon fiber, as well as new kind of fabrics, then testing under different changing scenarios such as temperature, moisture, light and pressure. Consequently, the output is…

“Find My Phone” – A Film from Dutch Student Spying His Phone Thief

According to statistics, Dutch police registers nearly 300 smartphone thefts on average each week. Anthony Van der Meer’s phone is one of them – a film student got his iPhone stolen during lunching in Rotterdam one day. But instead of being mournful about losing such an expensive phone or angry about the unhelpful police officers, the…

The Checkout-Free Grocery Store – “Amazon Go”

“No Lines, No Checkout” – what a wonderful ideal grocery store we have in mind! And now Amazon brought to reality launching “Amazon Go” – a 1800-square-foot store which makes shopping even faster by letting customers instantly pay as they walk out the door.  Unlike typical grocery stores, Amazon Go requires shoppers to download Amazon Go app to…

From The Hottest Sauce to The Hottest Car – “Lexus Sriracha IS”

The current hotness many people talking would go to “Lexus Sriracha IS”  with the slathering of Sriracha red-hot-color! This one-off car, created by the cooperation between a luxurious automotive brand – Lexus and the Sriracha hot sauce company – Huy Fong Foods, was introduced at  Los Angeles auto show this year impressing many people at the show, and of course also those…

‘Tear Gun’ – Shoot Your Emotional Suppression With Your Bullets of Tears

 A graduate from Design Academy Eindhoven Yi-Fei Chen has expressed her emotional struggle during her study in the Netherlands through her final Master’s project, a ‘Tear Gun’. Her upbringing in Taiwan has instilled Chen with a respect for authority. Disagreeing with teachers is considered rudeness, which is not acceptable and need to be suppressed; so that…

Google’s Tilt Brush – A Revolution of Painting

How great it would be if your entire surroundings become a canvas for your painting?! It is beyond a dream when Google has unveiled ‘Tilt Brush’ – a current ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) app that allows you to paint in 3D space. No more canvas, no more palette. The painting possibilities are in your endless imagination. To enjoy in this immersive experience of…

Distances Doesn’t Matter! “vTime” – The VR Sociable Network

“vTime” – a sociable network where you can meet and socialize with friends and family in Virtual Reality. In August 2015, vTime was introduced to the public, by the UK-based innovation studio Starship, as a new platform for people living in long-distance places to spend quality time together in virtual reality. Recently, this VR sociable…

The First Playable DJ Pizza Box from Pizza Hut

The Italian-American cuisine chain and international franchise, Pizza Hut has been offering various appetizing dishes, ranging from stuffed-crust, sausage-ringed pizza and pizza pie, and it now moves on to something else rather than its food; launching a distinguished pizza box that works as a DJ station. The DJ pizza box, created by printed-electronics expert Novalia, is made from a typical…

Nintendo Switch – A Revolution in Game Console

All the Nintendo fans would prepare for a revolutionized game console of 2017 that allows gamer to play the same title however they like! ‘Nintendo Switch‘ is a new gaming system introduced by Nintendo. Gamers can play with their family and friends at home by placing Nintendo Switch in the ‘switch dock’ connected to the TV systematically. To enjoy…

When Analog Meets Digital: An Augmented Paper from Montblanc

Pens and paper are the magical instruments that have been used to create a beautiful world of hand drawing and writing far more than hundreds years. The charm of alphabets written by hand gives a truly exceptional feeling that anyone could not experience from computer’s keyboard. With the concept of bridging the best of analog and digital altogether, a luxurious…

Glico Creates “GLICODE” – A Coding Game for Kids

We can see that today economy mainly relies on digital technology, and it seems to be increasingly evermore. In this case, computer programmers, coders or persons who understand this digital language will become more and more in need. Glico has recognized this key aspect and aims to introduce basic programming and algorithmic thinking to children at young age through GLICODE – a…

Metamaterials – The Next Level of 3D Printing Technology

3D printing technology has gone to the next level when Hasso Plattner Institute’s Human Computer Interaction Lab has transformed a norm of 3D printing material which is rigid and solid into a flexible mechanism. This transformation appears in the engineered, flexible silicone based, materials called “metamaterials” which are not only defined by their repetitive cell patterns, but also their internal microstructure. The uniqueness…