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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

Featured Ideas

Oversized Bean Loungers
Oversized Bean Loungers
This Adult Bean Bag Furniture from Jaxx is Ridiculously Comfortable
This oversized adult bean bag could easily double as a death bed, because it looks so comfortable you really would never want to leave it, ever. The Jaxx Cocoon Bean Bag Lounger is the perfect way... MORE
Parking Restriction Apps
Parking Restriction Apps
AppyParking Makes London Parking Rules Less Confusing For Drivers
Finding parking in any big city can be a nightmare, which is why AppyParking is looking to make London parking less of a hassle. The mobile app has an interface that gives you a real time view of... MORE
Doily-esque Street Art
Doily-esque Street Art
NeSpoon Polska's City Decor Graffiti Project Resembles Lovely Lace Patterns
In her project ‘City Decor,’ Polish street artist NeSpoon Polska uses a stencil to create unexpectedly delicate street art. The lovely lace like patterns are spray painted all over the... MORE
Creative Celebratory Calendars
Creative Celebratory Calendars
Every Day is a Holiday With this Cute SolitudePress 2014 Calendar
This adorable 2014 calendar will have you celebrating all year long. Available from SolitudePress on Etsy, the ‘Every Day is a Holiday Calendar’ marks a specific holiday for every day of... MORE
Catty Crowdfunded Cards
Catty Crowdfunded Cards
Exploding Kittens is a Hilarious Card Game for the Absurd-Appreciating
The successful Exploding Kittens Kickstarter project was 100% funded in its first 20 minutes and 1000% funded in less than one hour. Described as a card game for “people who are into kittens... MORE
Crowdsourced Design Competitions
Crowdsourced Design Competitions
You Can Contribute to a Collaborative Hotel Design in New York
If you wanted to contribute to an innovative hotel design, a new crowdsourcing project could be your chance. Partners PSFK and real estate company Prodigy Network are looking for votes on the design... MORE
Connected Coffee Cups
Connected Coffee Cups
These Link Mugs Fit Together to Make Carrying Multiple Cups More Convenient
If you have ever struggled to carry multiple coffee cups in at once, you will appreciate the simple yet brilliantly innovative concept behind these link mugs. Sold and shipped by Toy N’ Gadget,... MORE
Break-Encouraging Vending Machines
Break-Encouraging Vending Machines
This Beer Vending Machine Rewards Patrons Who Do Nothing
The Amstel Pause beer vending machine requires you to do nothing. To receive a free beer, all one has to do is press a button and wait three minutes. After the full three minutes has passed, a cold... MORE
Lazy Catwoman Costumes
Lazy Catwoman Costumes
This Snuggie-Inspired Heroic Blanket Makes an Effortless Halloween Costume
This heroic blanket also makes one of the most lazy Halloween costumes. The Snuggie-like product is a blanket with sleeves that also features Catwoman’s headless body. The figure is... MORE
Airport Transit Payment Apps
Airport Transit Payment Apps
Torontonians Will Be Able to Pay for the Union Pearson Express By App
If you live in Toronto, you will be please to know that you will be able to pay for the upcoming Union Pearson Express by smartphone app. The line in and of itself is wonderful news, considering how... MORE
Scandal-Inspired Ballads
Scandal-Inspired Ballads
This Musical Rob Ford Parody From Andrew Gunadie Takes a Balladic Form
In this emotional Rob Ford parody, YouTube user gunnarolla, also known as Andrew Gunadie, performs ‘The Ballad of Rob Ford.’ The musical number was inspired by the words and feelings of... MORE
Ink-Squirting Purse Attachments
Ink-Squirting Purse Attachments
This Handbag Accessory was Designed to Catch Thieves Red Handed
This handbag accessory is designed to deter pickpockets and purse thieves. The Ash be Nimble Handbag Dyetonator is a fob you attach to your bag that works similarly to loss prevention tags in... MORE
Time-Testing Contemporary Art
Time-Testing Contemporary Art
Lisabel Makes People Think Using Car Paint and Other Art Mediums
French-Canadian artist Lisabel is revolutionizing the way art can be displayed through innovative uses of hotel lobbies and car paint. Along with her gallery co-partner and agent Glenn Miller,... MORE
Pepperoni Pizza Fries
Pepperoni Pizza Fries
Carl's Jr. is Testing a New Menu Item in Select Restaurant Locations
People put all kinds of things on french fries, from gravy and cheese curds to chicken pot pie ingredients and now pepperoni and cheese, creating pizza fries. At the Carl’s Jr. restaurant in... MORE