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Subconscious-Led TV Series
Subconscious-Led TV Series
The #WarGames Interactive TV Show on Eko is Inspired by Video Games
An interactive TV show provides personalized programming that’s determined by the viewer’s subconscious. #WarGames is a television series from storytelling platform Eko. It’s a... MORE
Transparent Blockchain Voting Solutions
Transparent Blockchain Voting Solutions
The Agora Digital Voting System Uses Blockchain Technology
This blockchain-enabled digital voting system was recently used to verify votes in the Sierra Leone election. Based in Switzerland, Agora is described as “a blockchain-based digital voting... MORE
Cyberbullying Education Platforms
Cyberbullying Education Platforms
Agree Online Helps Children with Online Conflict Resolution
This platform helps children resolve online conflict before it results in fighting or cyberbullying. Agree Online is an Israeli Internet safety initiative helps kids develop the skills to resolve... MORE
Autonomous Wind Farm Vehicles
Autonomous Wind Farm Vehicles
This Safety-Enhancing Inspection Vehicle is a AUV for Wind Farms
This inspection vehicle is the first autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in the world designed for offshore wind farms. From ‘seabed intervention’ company Modus, the rechargeable machine... MORE
Interlocking Home Construction Kits
Interlocking Home Construction Kits
Brikawood Uses Eco-Friendly Wooden Bricks to Build Houses
This French construction company uses environmentally friendly wooden bricks to build sustainable homes. The Brikawood patented system involves using three different sizes of interlocking wooden... MORE
Eco-Friendly Turbine Constructions
Eco-Friendly Turbine Constructions
Turbulent's Micro Hydropower Plants Don't Harm the Environment
Based in Belgium, this startup creates micro hydropower plants that generate affordable, clean and reliable energy without hurting local ecosystems. Turbulent is a new venture in sustainable energy... MORE
Sustainably Farmed Barista Milk
Sustainably Farmed Barista Milk
The Estate Dairy Makes High Quality Milk to Go With Coffee
As cafe culture continues to grow worldwide, many coffee professionals are turning to specialized barista milk to improve and heighten their beverages. UK-based “premium dairy merchants”... MORE
Isokinetic Training Bikes
Isokinetic Training Bikes
This New Bicycle was Designed with Professional Cyclists in Mind
This isokinetic bicycle was designed for professional cyclists to improve their performance and training. Based in Belgium, Bakala Academy is an athletic performance center specializing in sports... MORE
Medication Disposal Powders
Medication Disposal Powders
DisposeRx is a Safe Drug Disposal Powder to Prevent Prescription Abuse
This safe drug disposal system was created as part of the effort to prevent opioid abuse. DisposeRx is a startup based in North Carolina that helps you safely get rid of prescription medication and... MORE
Blind Way-Finding Apps
Blind Way-Finding Apps
This Clever Navigation App Helps the Visually Impaired Around Campus
This navigation app for blind students was designed by five math students as part of a ‘hackathon’ competition. Jakub Kmiotek, Łukasz Ławniczak, Miron Marczuk and Tomasz Urbaszek from... MORE
AI Real Estate Solutions
AI Real Estate Solutions
Restb.ai Uses an Image Recognition System for Real Estate Websites
This image recognition system is specialized for the real estate industry. Based in Barcelona, Restb.ai is an API solution that makes categorizing, organizing and tagging information in real estate... MORE
Geochat-Locating Apps
Geochat-Locating Apps
Private Social Networking Startup Sweep Helps You Find Exclusive Chats
This private social networking platform helps you find a ‘geochat’ close by. Based in Australia, mobile social startup Sweep wants to help you “discover a world around you”... MORE
Human Resources Web Tools
Human Resources Web Tools
SaaS Startup Active PD Provides Modern Employee Management Software
This employee management software for human resources teams is extremely easy to use, with powerful approval features and is cloud-based. Founded by Jeremy Kirkham, Active PD is an Australia-based... MORE
Video Game Art Marketplaces
Video Game Art Marketplaces
Fans Love You is an eCommerce Platform for Video Game Artwork
This marketplace for video game artwork enables artists to sell their handmade fan art and goods. Startup Fans Love You also creates and ships merchandise based on digital art. They provide customer... MORE
Audience Insight Platforms
Audience Insight Platforms
The Social Media Marketing Startup Specializes in Customer Intelligence
This social customer intelligence platform provides real-time insights about your brand’s audience. Based in Warsaw, Poland, startup Metricso will help you to better understand your customers... MORE
Screenshotting Developer Tools
Screenshotting Developer Tools
Screen.rip is Developer API to Take Tons of Website Screenshots
This new programmable API is for capturing website screenshots. Currently in beta, Screen.rip costs $7 to take 10,000 shots. This developer tool was created by Lakshan Perera. Based in Australia,... MORE
Research-Grouping Apps
Research-Grouping Apps
Yipp is a Productivity Software Startup and Social Bookmarking App
This social bookmarking app allows users to create and curate collections of web pages. Yipp is collaborative productivity software that enables you to simplify the process of sharing information... MORE
Camera-Replacing Subscriptions
Camera-Replacing Subscriptions
GoPro Plus is Now Offering Camera Replacement and Other Perks
GoPro is beefing up its Plus subscription model to offer a camera replacement for your old broken one. GoPro Plus subscribers also get access to auto cloud backup, the ability to share your cloud... MORE
In Vitro Ear Regeneration
In Vitro Ear Regeneration
New Ears Have Been Grown in 3D-Printed Molds for Kids Born with Microtia
In the recent past, 3D printed ear prosthetics have been used as new ears for children with microtia, where you are born with one underdeveloped ear. However, five children have now received new... MORE
Playlist Streaming Experiments
Playlist Streaming Experiments
Stations by Spotify is a Free Music Streaming App for Playlists
Stations by Spotify is a free app experiment that would allow you to listen solely to playlists. The standalone Android app is devoted exclusively to quick and easy playlist and radio station-... MORE
VR Ski Machines
VR Ski Machines
The SkyTechSport Ski Simulator Uses Virtual Reality to Recreate the Slopes
If you have always wanted to learn how to ski but don’t live anywhere close to the slopes, this ski simulator uses virtual reality to recreate a ski resort. From SkyTechSport, the... MORE
Customized Sports Streaming
Customized Sports Streaming
Hulu Live TV Lets You Experience Personalized Olympics Coverage
Through the Hulu Live TV app, you will be able to watch personalized Olympics coverage. The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonngchang, South Korea are scheduled to take place from February 9th to 25th.... MORE
3D Printed Violins
3D Printed Violins
College Student Sean Riley 3D Printed a Functioning Six String Violin
3D printing has proved to be an affordable design alternative in a wide range of applications, from health care to construction, and now a music arts student has used the technology to create his... MORE
Sculptural Emoji Artwork
Sculptural Emoji Artwork
Laura Owens's iMessage Sticker Pack is Exhibiting at The Whitney Museum
This iMessage sticker pack features emojis made out of real-life sculptures. Released by The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the Emojis by Laura Owens can also be downloaded in the... MORE
Cheating-Sanctioning Board Games
Cheating-Sanctioning Board Games
Hasbro Will Release a Monopoly Cheaters Edition This Autumn
Over the years Hasbro has released many variations of their classic board game, from an anti-hero Guardians of the Galaxy Monopoly to digital crossover versions—but now they will release a... MORE
Collaborative Checklist Apps
Collaborative Checklist Apps
This Work App for Collaboration Helps Teams Communicate and Work Well
This new app for collaboration enables you to get your work from anywhere. Based in India, task management startup Zala helps you share files and checklists, manage projects, communicate and track... MORE
Karaoke Battle Proposals
Karaoke Battle Proposals
This Carpool Karaoke-Inspired Proposal is a Dating App Success Story
This dating app success story recently let to a surprise carpool karaoke proposal. In a proposal video posted to YouTube by Tyler Stafford, he and his girlfriend EB revisit a carpool karaoke battle... MORE
Sound-Measuring Tsunami Warnings
Sound-Measuring Tsunami Warnings
Mathematicians Measure Sound Signals to Predict Tsunamis
Researchers at Cardiff University discovered sound signals could be used to form an early warning system for tsunamis. Using sound signals, mathematicians are able to measure the size of waves and... MORE
Moisture Management Clothing
Moisture Management Clothing
HYDRO_BOT Apparel Tech Uses Superior Moisture Transportation
This apparel tech is massively changing the way moisture is transported in clothing. HYDRO_BOT is perfect for sports and intense climates as it allows you to sweat but not feel wet. The moisture... MORE
Crypto-Integrating Chat Apps
Crypto-Integrating Chat Apps
LINE is Getting Into Cryptocurrency Trading and Financial Services
The most popular messaging app in Japan just launched a new business that will deal with cryptocurrency trading, insurance, loans and other financial services. Chat application LINE just established... MORE
Free High-Tech Schools
Free High-Tech Schools
Lambda School Offers Free Higher Education Until Graduates Get a Job
This institution for free higher education doesn’t cost students anything until after they graduate and land a $50,000 salary in the tech industry. At that point, they pay a percentage of... MORE
Winter Tech-Embedded Accessories
Winter Tech-Embedded Accessories
This Bluetooth Beanie and Glove Set Keeps You Warm and Connected
Perfect for braving freezing winter temperatures, this Bluetooth beanie comes with touchscreen gloves so you can still listen to your music and use your phone outside. Available for purchase online... MORE
Speedy Sustainable Abodes
Speedy Sustainable Abodes
This Prefab Dwelling Designed by Barchitects Took 5 Hours to Build
This prefab dwelling only took five hours to put up. Produced by Barchitects over a four month period in Madrid, Casa Montana is a family home located in the Asturias area of Spain. The 1076 square... MORE
AI Service Management Platforms
AI Service Management Platforms
Startup Astound Does Automated Service Requests for IT Issues
This new artificial intelligence venture wants to reimagine service management with automated service requests for employees. Startup Astound automates answers to frequently asked employee questions... MORE
Phone-Charging Projection Clocks
Phone-Charging Projection Clocks
This Projection Alarm Clock Projects the Time On Your Ceiling
This projection alarm clock illuminates the time onto your ceiling for a futuristic feel. The Mpow Projection Clock looks like a normal digital clock radio, but it also has a projector built in to... MORE
Delay-Predicting AI
Delay-Predicting AI
Google is Using Artificial Intelligence Technology to Predict Flight Delays
AI-powered predictive tech is being used in a number of ways, from mobile messaging to smart diapers, and now it’s being used to predict flight delays. Google’s Flight feature provides... MORE

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Energy-Boosting Blended Beverages
Energy-Boosting Blended Beverages
This Pineapple Smoothie is a Source of Healthy Fats and Protein
This pineapple smoothie is sure to give you a huge energy boost, making it a great breakfast option for on the go folks. From Refinery 29, The Sweetheart smoothie recipe also makes a great morning... MORE
Inclusive Dating Apps
Inclusive Dating Apps
Glimmer is an Easy to Use Disability Dating Platform for Mobile Devices
This inclusive dating app is not just for disability dating, but for anyone who desires to go beyond looks and find matches based on shared interests and lifestyles. Glimmer hopes to create a more... MORE
Paleo Crumble Recipes
Paleo Crumble Recipes
This Fig and Peach Crumble Dessert is Grain-Free For Those With Allergies
If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, this fig and peach crumble could be the perfect dessert recipe to indulge your sweet tooth. From Beth of Tasty Yummies and featured on Empowered... MORE
Sarcoma-Supporting Soccer Initiatives
Sarcoma-Supporting Soccer Initiatives
John Green is Rooting For World Cup Teams Based on Donations
The Fault in Our Stars author John Green is decreasing world suck by letting others buy his love and choose what World Cup teams he supports in FIFA 2014. People can vote online for which World Cup... MORE
Geotagged Storytelling Apps
Geotagged Storytelling Apps
The Krumb App Lets You Leave Mobile Messages When Visiting a Place
The Krumb app combines ephemeral social media with map applications. The Belgian startup lets you attach stories and messages to locations, which are only visible when you are physically at that... MORE
Cult Cartoon Cups
Cult Cartoon Cups
This Molded Adventure Time Mug is Shaped Like the Character Lumpy Space Princess
If you like your coffee with a hot body, there is no better way to enjoy it than with this Adventure Time mug. Inspired by the hotness-obsessed and ever petty Lumpy Space Princess, the cup is formed... MORE
Line-Lifting Motivational Posters
Line-Lifting Motivational Posters
Parks and Recreation Quotes From Andy Dwyer Provide Inspiration
What do you get if you combine a tumblr-esque motivational poster format with Parks and Recreation quotes said by Andy Dwyer? Hilarity. Created by Buzzfeed, these funny and inspirational posters... MORE
Brulee Pumpkin Pies
Brulee Pumpkin Pies
This Orangey Pumpkin Pie Recipe is a Fancier Variation of a Seasonal Dessert
This pumpkin pie recipe takes inspiration from creme brulee. From Courtney at the food blog Fork to Belly, the pumpkin orange brulee pie is an autumnal dessert that is sure to please. In addition to... MORE
Data-Obfuscating Plugins
Data-Obfuscating Plugins
This Browser Extension Makes Browsing Data Unusable for Advertisers
This browsing data obfuscation plugin works in conjunction with, but is essentially the exact opposite of, your ad blocker software. AdNauseam is a browser extension that clicks on every single ad,... MORE
Airplane Tablet Clips
Airplane Tablet Clips
The TabCaddy Clip from Skycast Solutions is a Removable Tablet Holder
This removable tablet holder is perfect for watching your own movies on airplanes. From Skycast Solutions, the TabCaddy Clip is designed to securely attach to in-flight meal trays and works for both... MORE
Data-Donating Refugee Campaigns
Data-Donating Refugee Campaigns
Three Sweden Lets Customers Donate Their Leftover Data to UNHCR
In a creative scheme to help out UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency) and their efforts in Syria, this mobile operator is encouraging people to donate their leftover data. Three Sweden is... MORE
Cafe Stereotype Charts
Cafe Stereotype Charts
This Infographic Identifies People at Coffee Shops You Will Alway See
This infographic identifies the different kind of people at coffee shops you will probably encounter. From Australia-based Espresso Works, ‘The Different Types of People You See at Coffee Shops&... MORE
Titanic Gravy Boats
Titanic Gravy Boats
This Sunken Ship Replica Will Let You Recreate the Tragedy Using Potatoes
This Titanic gravy boat will appeal to fans of the James Cameron classic film and wordplay alike, as this gravy boat is shaped like this famous ship. From Archie McPhee & Co., the boat is made... MORE
Gesture-Based Photography Apps
Gesture-Based Photography Apps
The Cleen Photo Organizing App Helps You Maintain Your Camera Roll
This photo organizing app helps you sort out all the pictures you have been taking with your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. The Cleen app was recently updated to include a new interface that is more... MORE