Author Archives: Vanessa Ford

take that iphone

Kyocera recently unveiled a kinetic energy powered mobile phone that folds up like the wallet and opens to reveal a wide screen.  Plus, the more you use the phone, the more kinetic energy is turned into an electric charge through an array of tiny generators. http://inhabitat.com/kyocera-unveils-kinetic-flexible-oled-cell-phone/ 

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Brain Game

This is something we are starting to see more and more of, and the technology is being applied to numerous uses and applications, even if they are rather mundane. It seems like something we would see in one of those futuristic movies, except the future is now. Behold the game of Brain Pinball.  Berlin Brain-Computer […]

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Julia Tsao

Don’t even know how I cam across this but I did and its pretty cool.  Julia Tsao is a designer that focuses on user experience.  She is partner and creative director of explorative design consultancy and creative partnership Fair Enough, based in Los Angeles, CA.  On her site there is some pretty cool things, but […]

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Glowing Bugs

Squidsoup’s work combines sound, physical space and virtual worlds to produce immersive and emotive headspaces. They aim to allow participants to take active control of their experience. They explore the modes and effects of interactivity, looking to make digital experiences where meaningful and creative interaction can occur. Their work has been shown at various festivals, […]

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Baby Maker

There really is a technology for everything, even making babies-which apparently is becoming something of a challenge.  For women who are trying to get pregnant, this DuoFertility device shows promise.  The DuoFertiliy system has been developed by former students of Cambridge University, it works by measuring body temperature to identify when a woman is most […]

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Saving Lives

Rodrigo Guadarrama is taking the idea of medical monitoring to the next level with Beam, a stylish wearable medical monitoring device.  With the aging population, we are going to be seeing a growth in medical products targeting this market, and Beam could possibly be one of them.  Goodbye cheesy, ghetto aid products (with horrible commercials) […]

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Art from the eyes

This is pretty cool.  The EyeWriter is the brainchild of the Members of Free Art and Technology (FAT), OpenFrameworks, the Graffiti Research Lab, the Ebeling Group and legendary LA graffiti writer, publisher and activist, TEMPTONE.  Tempt1 was diagnosed with ALS in 2003, leaving him almost completely physically paralyzed, except for this eyes.  This ignited the […]

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Bang Bang

Even guns are getting smarter.  The illegal use of guns is such a large problem that the Fingerprint Gun had to be created.  The gun integrates a user friendly fingerprint identification system with an embedded memory chip to ensure the person using it (or trying to) is its legal owner.  The memory chip is on […]

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Clever Campaign in Action

If you have not been already, I suggest everyone take a visit to Sprint’s Now Network site at: http://now.sprint.com/nownetwork/ Sprint has managed to reposition themselves as technological innovators with this campaign they launched in 2008.  The campaign’s tagline is “Welcome to the Now Network” and the goal was to promote and display innovation and speed.  […]

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A clever device you could call home, or work, or play

I am quite interested in how clever devices change the way we live in the physical sense, from changing our homes to actually becoming our homes.  I find it interesting that theses devices are no longer limited to the gadgets we play with or the technology we depend on, but the physical spaces we inhabit. […]

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