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In SF, pharmacy goods will be delivered in 15 mins via drone

Add / Remove Drones have recently been touted as an option for businesses to more quickly deliver products to consumers without having to send out a human driver, but the speed of the flying robots could have wide implications for healthcare. We’ve already seen Germany’s Defikopter project explore the possibility of getting defibrillators to heart attack victims before the paramedics … Read More »

Group dating service connects New Yorkers with San Franciscans

Add / Remove Dating isn’t the easiest thing in the world, and it’s made more difficult when there’s a gender imbalance in the city. In New York City, there are 100,000 more women of dating age, and in San Francisco, there are 40,000 more men than women. To solve this problem, matchmaking service The Dating Ring is helping the two … Read More »

Ice cream offers a musical accompaniment with each lick

Add / Remove Weird Of The Week: This is part of a series of articles that looks at some of the most bizarre and niche business ideas we see here at Springwise. Eating is about more than just the taste of the food in our mouths, and the experience can be enhanced or tainted by a whole range of factors, … Read More »

Customizable jewelry range features a smart rape alarm

Add / Remove While wearable tech can often offer great practical uses, consumers won’t go for it if they think it looks silly — take the backlash against Google Glass, for example. Taking this into consideration, Cuff is a new collection of stylish jewelry products that come with a discreet and detachable Bluetooth module that, when pressed, lets friends and … Read More »

Fashion agency only uses hipster models

Add / Remove The fashion industry has come under fire for its increasing use of ultra-thin models, which promote false ideals and don’t represent the body shape of the majority of consumers. In the past we’ve seen China’s Vancl Star app enable its own customers to model their clothes, and now London-based Anti-Agency is offering a roster of unusual, creative … Read More »

Break Up Box cures broken hearts while helping couples in need

Add / Remove Regular readers of Springwise may remember Unbox Love, the subscription service that helps busy couples revive their relationships with date ideas in a box. For those whose relationships are beyond repair, Japan’s Shitsuren Box — which translates as Break Up Box — aims to soothe recipients’ broken hearts while also supporting pregnant women in developing countries. Created … Read More »

Wearable device tells you when you need more sunlight

Add / Remove This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding. Wearable tech has for the most part been focused on fitness tracking, but that’s not the only way we can keep our … Read More »

App lets users barter to jump queues

Add / Remove Nobody enjoys waiting in a queue, even if it’s for something they really want. Apps such as Qminder have provided a way for businesses to avoid crowded waiting rooms or long lines of customers by providing them with smartphone notifications when their appointment or reservation is ready, and now another app called Shout wants to turn queues … Read More »

Smart wristband tells DJs if the audience is enjoying the show

Add / Remove The crowd can make or break a concert — if they’re not having a good time then the entire event can fall flat, and the best performers can adjust their sets by reading the audience’s reaction. A piece of wearable tech called Lightwave now hopes to make this process easier, by delivering crowd engagement data to DJs … Read More »