Frequent international travelers know that the inability to pronounce street addresses in the local language can result in hours of lost wandering around an unfamiliar city. So, since those smartphone translation apps are still a little buggy, a pair of designers decided to come up with another tech enabled but practical solution.
Overfishing of the planet's oceans is one of those environmental issues that flies under the radar of most, but remains a huge problem for nations that rely on sea life for their food supply. In an attempt to address a part of this problem, a British design student created a netting solution that could save millions of fish species in danger of disappearing forever.
When you have a job you love and that you're proud of, passing out your business card (yes, those still exist) can be a very big moment. But what if you don't have a job? Well, that's when coming up with something special that shows off your ingenuity is most important, like handing out a card that is touch-enabled.
Imagine if buying a custom made 3D-printed object were as easy as buying a hotdog on a city street. Although it sounds a set-up to a sci-fi scene, one Belgium-based company has actually launched a device that does exactly that.
By now it's well known that scientists are experimenting with insect-electronics hybrids, resulting in some rather interesting scenarios, including remote-controlled insect drones. Now an artist has taken that idea to its next logical conclusion by creating a concept insect army.
Despite Apple's reputation for high-than-average prices and attention to fit and finish, the late Steve Jobs, a billionaire, was known for avoiding any outward trappings of wealth. But toward the end of this life he reportedly indulged in one guilty pleasure, a massive super yacht, which just made its public debut in Europe.
Although 3D printing efforts from the likes of MakerBot are making headway, such machines are still far from mainstream. Hoping spur more adoption of 3D printing, one inventor came up with a quick and cheap solution anyone can put together in just a couple of hours.
For those of us who use technology as an essential part of our daily working lives, the notion of going "off the grid" can seem as scary as it is impractical. But a new portable desk offers a solution that could literally let you fire up your laptop from the top of Mt. Everest.
Although we'd never encourage overindulging in the drinking of fine spirits, it is curious that more tech hasn't been devised to help out the hardcore partiers among us. Now, one designer has come up with a solution that could help the inebriated get home via shoe-based GPS.
Imagine you had a set of Lego blocks that allowed you to create never-ending combinations of shapes that functioned as musical instruments. That's exactly the vision one electronics designer had when he created the amazing Molecule Synth.