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(Sponsor) A' Design Award and Competition – Call for Entries

If you're a architect, designer, artist, engineer, or design studio, this competition is for you. Officially the world's largest design competition, …

iBeacons, The Internet of Things and How This Relates to Great Service

More than ever before, success depends on being able to offer a customer experience that is unique and more attractive than the competition. An …

So You Want to Build an Internet of Things Business

Earlier this month, Google made headlines by acquiring Nest Labs, the connected home startup, for $3.2 billion in cash. Although Nest has received significant fanfare for its smart products, some have argued that the price is a very generous premium for a small company that only a year ago was …

4 Reasons Why Apple's iBeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design

You step inside Walmart and your shopping list is transformed into a personalized map, showing you the deals that'll appeal to you most. You pause in …

Glasses That Turn Your Cocktail Into Conceptual Art

Double-walled glass is one of those simple technologies that does a lot with very little. Brands like Thermos and Bodum have tapped the design trick to create drinking vessels that–almost magically–keep liquids piping hot while your hand stays comfortably cool.<p>A Beijing-based design group called …

Ex-Vertu designer launches iBeacon competitor for Android

Datzing wants to turn your phone into a mobile billboard<p>Location-aware advertising was thrown into the spotlight last year when Apple launched its iBeacon service in 254 stores. iBeacon uses Bluetooth transmitters to push alerts to shoppers' phones as they walk around Apple stores and other retail …

Water Bottle Humidifier

Fast Company says it’s made for dorm rooms but we think that understates the usefulness of repurposing any water bottle with the USB-powered Amazing …

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Bedjet

The Bedjet can warm or cool your bed better than room heaters, air conditioners or even electric blankets can. It can heat your bed in as little as …

Parrot Introduces New Drones, Sumo and MiniDrone

Parrot is known for their Bluetooth products, but they’re transitioning into the drone market and revealed two new drones at CES earlier this month. …

TapTool Offers Extra Accuracy and Comfort For Hardcore Touch Device Users (video)

Matt Weiner an orthopaedic Physical Therapist and product designer has created a new type of wearable accessory to be used with touchscreen devices, …

My dream smartwatch: Building a perfect wearable gadget from the best bits so far

Wearable tech has a single large challenge: it's wearable. Many people don't want to wear their gadgets, and if they do, they want that thing to be perfect, stylish, useful, and non-annoying. Most wearable tech right now fails at being any of that.<p>And so, welcome to 2014. Can any gadget emerge that …

Glyph “Personal Theater” Goggles Beat $250K Kickstarter Goal In Four Hours

It only took four hours for the Glyph, a head-mounted “personal theater” from Avegant, to reach its $250,000 funding goal on Kickstarter.<p>Unlike the Oculus Rift’s focus on virtual reality, or Google Glass which forces a heads-up display into every facet of life, the Glyph is a media-centric device. …

iSwimband Provides Pool Safety

Having a pool is great, but if you have kids it can kind of be a headache. You’re always worrying about the possibility of drowning and your mind is …

Europe’s iBeacon Pioneers Sensorberg Raises $1 Million To Improve Retail Customer Experience

Hardware startup Sensorberg just raised $1 million (€750,000) from Berlin Technologie Holding and undisclosed angel investors. Part of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Berlin, Sensorberg is one of the most promising iBeacon startups in Europe. As a reminder, iBeacon is an indoor positioning …