Exploring how new devices, concepts, and inventions are changing the world around us, one product at a time
Design fiction isn’t trying to give us a road map to the future, but it does let us make a decision: If a story like this were to become a reality, would it be a utopia or a nightmare?
The “Who, us? We’re just a tech company/public square/conduit for your conversations” line of deflection is echoed up and down the org charts of Silicon Valley.
The new age of cloned pets potentially opens up a world of new animal welfare problems.
Technology that’s changing the lives of people fleeing persecution.
Rather than pushing ideas that look good to Western outsiders, this NGO encourages grassroots innovation.
In refugee camps around the world, no matter the location or weather, there is always one constant–mud.
“Money should not be an insurmountable barrier to a curious mind.”
You can’t make something from nothing.
Producing a fairer phone shows that there are alternatives to our current exploitative supply chains.
From memories to music, cars to kayaks.
Augmented reality, where virtual objects are projected on top of the real world, took center stage at E3 2014 with Microsoft’s astonishing demo of Minecraft on the company’s Hololens gadget. But this is not the only case study showing how the way we see the world could change in the future. Here are five examples […]
But will making surveillance less obtrusive also make it more palatable to consumers?
Paper craft circuits can make learning around electronics more appealing and accessible.
London Zoo is the oldest scientific zoo in the world–and now it’s hosting hackathons.
One smart device that can carry out an extraordinary range of tests.
It might sound strange, but movement is the secret to the most accurate temperature readings available.
Stories of innovation play a significant role in these camps, just as they do practically anywhere else.
For the first time, divers will be able to pick up delicate undersea creatures or retrieve fragile objects from sunken wrecks.
The Baidu Recycle app aims to avert some of the worst effects of the trade in electronic waste.
Taking a visit to a “Restart” party, where dead electronics are given new life.
It gives journalists, data scientists, developers, and more fast, easy access to critical government, business, humanitarian, and crowdsourced information.
The death of the instruction manual has long been on the cards.