Richard Frazier

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Mytaxi Gets into the One-Hour Delivery Game

Why ride one hot startup trend when you can ride two? Mytaxi, the European taxi startup that launched a US presence late last year, is now expanding into the field of one-hour deliveries.<p>Yes, backed by a new round of funding that we’re told runs into “tens of millions,” the Germany-based startup is …

Creating a New Kind of Night Light: Glow-in-the-Dark Trees

San Francisco-based entrepreneur Antony Evans has come up with a radical idea for curbing power usage: “What if we use trees to light our streets …

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These events can be captured and easily turned into relevant actions. Using data and software automation, a new frontier of real-world apps is …

Mobile phone data redraws bus routes in Africa

<b>Researchers at IBM have redrawn the bus routes of Ivory Coast's largest city using mobile phone data.</b><p>The research was completed as part of the Data for Development competition run by Orange which released 2.5 billion call records from five million mobile phone users in Ivory Coast.<p>The anonymised …

Print Lost Keys with the KeyMe App

For the more forgetful and careless among us, KeyMe‘s got you covered. The app allows users to scan a picture of their keys with their phone and …

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Amazon launches an online marketplace for fine art

Amazon has partnered with more than 150 galleries and dealers across the US to sell fine art via a new portal, Amazon Art. Through the site, users can browse "more than 40,000" works of fine art from a range of galleries, including Paddle8 in New York, Holden Luntz in Miami, McLoughlin Gallery in …

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Tupperware features timer and lock to curb snacking

The Kitchen Safe is a plastic container fitted with a timed lock to enable owners to ensure they don’t snack too often.<p>1 Aug 2013<p>Sometimes, humans …

Service enables brands to learn their customers' music tastes

Service enables brands to learn their customers’ music tastes<p>Hoping to bring the capabilities of Facebook Graph Search to music taste, …

Instagramming your food makes it taste better, says science

Ever get annoyed with your friends snapping photos of your meal at a restaurant before you’re allowed to tuck in? Do they get mad at you for doing …

The Future of Transportation: Own an EV, Get Access to an SUV

The future of the car could well be small, cheap-to-operate electric vehicles for the workaday commute and a sports car or SUV whenever you want one.<p>Perhaps the biggest worry you hear about electric vehicles is "range anxiety." And yet, on the "vast majority" of days, people in the United States …

Stylish planning app personalizes suggestions for weekly activities

Foresee is an app that informs users of the most opportune moments for a range of activities, to help them best plan their time.<p>25 Jul 2013<p>We’ve …

Phone-Holding Camera Stand Helps Tourists Take Selfies

At some point, we’ve all lugged camera tripods around during vacation trips or asked random strangers to take our photos at some tourist site.<p>In …

Industry First: Bank Ties Home Loan Rates to Facebook 'Likes'

<b>By Jeffry Pilcher,</b> CEO/President & Publisher of <b>The Financial Brand</b><p>ASB, one of the biggest banks in New Zealand, is taking a page straight out of …

Through app, users snap any outfit to find out where to buy it

The UK’s Snap Fashion is an app that lets users take a photo of an outfit they like and instantly find out where they can buy them.<p>5 Jul …

From Singapore, personalized fragrances help dementia sufferers to remember

The Smell a Memory fragrance kits aim use personalized smells to act as memory prompts for Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers.<p>1 Jul 2013<p>Certain …

Fliike - A Facebook Fan Counter

Want to publicly showoff about how many fans your Facebook Page has? French startup Smiirl have just the thing - a new gadget called Fliike which …

As more brands venture into café business, are they getting into hot water?

Muji, agnes b. and Fiat have opened cafés in Hong Kong, and Conde Nast is launching a Vogue Club in Singapore. The National Basketball Association …

British Airways Trials Electronic Luggage Tags

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

Project turns vacant NY office space into midtown hotels

Denmark’s Pop-Up Hotel aims to reappropriate vacant office space in the center of New York City and turn it into revenue-making hotels for …

MoMA And Foursquare Team Up For An Architecture Scavenger Hunt

Find New York’s best architecture with a little social-networking help.<p>By all accounts, New York is a great city, but you’d be hard-pressed to say that it’s a great city for architecture. New York–by which most mean to say Manhattan–is not defined by its iconic buildings in the way that a metropole …

Exclusive: The Evolution of the Minifig

We have worked with Lego to painstakingly collect and catalog almost every minifig ever produced into a photographic timeline. You will be able to …

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Scentography: the camera that records your favourite smells

With the one-click simplicity of Flickr and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, recording our memories has never been easier. But with such ease has …

Sony and Disney Trial Home Streaming While Movies Are in the Theater

In the ongoing battle against piracy, Disney and Sony have made a bold step: they're both testing an on-demand service (in, um, South Korea) which …

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Rory Sutherland knows how to save marketing

<i>This article was taken from the June 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …