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Card that stores an entire wallet breaks pre-order goal in 40 minutes

Add / Remove In a world where a virtual currency with no physicality at all has rallied at more than USD 700 in the past few days, consumers are looking for digital alternatives to their bulky wallets. Breaking its pre-order target of USD 50,000 in just 40 minutes this week, Coin is also aiming to replace the wallet with a … Read More »

Digital all-in-one card breaks pre-order goal in 40 minutes

Add / Remove In a world where a virtual currency with not physicality at all has rallied at more than USD 700 in the past few days, consumers are looking for digital alternatives to their bulky wallets. Breaking its pre-order target of USD 50,000 in just 40 minutes this week, Coin is also aiming to replace the wallet with a … Read More »

Band releases single through the star sign Aquarius

Add / Remove With digital downloads becoming music fans’ format of choice, it’s no wonder we’ve seen ideas such as DIY cardboard turntables and albums embedded in chopping boards attempt to revitalize physical sales. However, others are striving to prove that mp3 releases can be just as imaginative — like British electronic band Metronomy, which is encouraging its fans to … Read More »

Human-tracking helper robot will carry your heavy luggage

Add / Remove If inventors can create a robotic suitcase that automatically follows its owner around the airport — as Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez has with the hop! — it stands to reason that such technology could have other applications. Sure enough, the Budgee is a robot that has been designed to help owners carry heavy objects wherever they go. The … Read More »

Tactile comicbook opens the artform up to blind people

Add / Remove The Braille writing language has opened up literature to partially sighted people since its invention in 1824, and we’ve even seen innovations that adapt the system to enable joint reading between blind and non-blind children. However, an entire artform — comics — is still inaccessible to those with visual impairment. In order to put this right, a … Read More »

In Brazil, tomorrow’s meal ingredients prepared and delivered in 24 hours

Add / Remove Parents are well aware of how difficult it can be to create a different meal from scratch every day of the week, given the amount of recipe research, shopping and preparation required. Now Brazilian service Gulala is offering members all of the ingredients for a wide number of recipes, prepped and delivered within 24 hours. Users first … Read More »

Restaurant lets customers pay with trash

Add / Remove Composting is a good way to make use of organic material that otherwise might end up in landfill and there are plenty of opportunities for consumers to benefit from collecting their food waste, such as New York City’s Hello Compost scheme, which provides fresh food to low income families in return for their compostable goods. Operating on … Read More »

Chrome add-on puts browsing data to good use

Add / Remove While it may be controversial for government agencies to track citizens’ internet use, keeping a personal web history can actually be useful for recalling past articles and links. cottonTracks is a new Google Chrome add-on that intelligently sorts users’ browsing history into themed groups for later retrieval. Rather than the sober chronological list of addresses that forms … Read More »