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Posted by Allison Blackburn

The modular phone case that adds all the accessories you need

It has been said that Project Ara from Google is the future of mobile computing. For those who don’t know what it is, it is a modular smartphone that can be adapted to suit the needs of everyone. Now someone has come up with the idea of taking Ara and putting it into a phone case. [Image Courtesy of Nexpaq] Nexpaq have taken the Project Ara idea. The idea behind it being that there is a base of a phone in a skeleton that comes with slots so that people can add it a touchscreen, processor or whatever they want. […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

This Climatic Table Regulates The Room Temperature Without Electricity

We all know the huge responsibility we have in saving energy nowadays, therefore it’s very common to look for new technologies and ideas that help us in being environmentally friendly. Consumers are increasingly demanding products that are not only efficient but sustainable as well. The ZEF Climatic Table is a promising piece of furniture that fits perfectly into this trend, and it’s only the first piece of the ZEF – Zero Energy Furniture line. Created by Parisian industrial designer Jean-Sébastien Lagrange along with engineer Raphaël Ménard, the ZEF Climatic Table reinvents one of the first human creations: the table. Except this one goes far […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Gris Water Saving System Is Low-Tech And Cost Effective

Developing countries that suffer from water shortage have inspired lots of new technologies recently. The newest one was invented by designer Alberto Vasquez who developed a simple and efficient system to collect all the water you use during a shower. The water collector, which he named Gris, is extremely low-tech and therefore, low-cost and accessible. Born from a Hungarian father and Colombian mother, Vasquez was inspired by the scarcity of water in some Colombian communities, having spent years of his childhood in South American villages, which allowed him to see the importance of saving every drop. An efficient yet simple way to reduce water waste is […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Bathroom interior design is easy thanks to Magnetika

Changing the design of your bathroom can be a real pain. There are usually multiple holes to drill when you want to hang up cabinets and put up shelves. Of course once you have the mirror on the wall you might decide that it would look better on the opposite wall after all. Now Ronda Design is making life easier as they have designed the Magnetika Bathroom range. Bathroom accessories can now be moved around anytime simply by snapping them into place. [Image Courtesy of Ronda Design] The company offer more than just bathroom accessories designed in this way. There […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Independent off the grid living micro style with Ecocapsule

Details have been revealed about the Ecocapsule, a micro shelter that is able to operate off the grid offering sustainable technology that is impressive. This includes such as collection of rainwater and filtration, wind power and solar power. A prototype is going to be made available soon and the company behind it hope that it will be available later on this year. [Image Courtesy of Ecocapsule] The Ecocapsule has measurements of 446.8 x 240.7 x 248.7cm and offers floor space of 8 square metres. This small home is versatile and can be positioned just about anywhere as it can be […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

The Pepper Hacker Blocks Wi-Fi To Spice Up Dinnertime

Dinnertime used to be a special family time in which we would all get together around the dinner table and talk to each other about how our day went. Nowadays, technology seems to have hijacked family time, since we are always glued to our smartphones instead of talking to each other. A curious gadget has come to the rescue to help us bring back communication to the dinner table. The Australian pasta sauce maker Dolmio launched a pepper grinder that disables Wi-Fi and gadgets around the house for 30 minutes, so that everyone stays offline at least during meals. The way Pepper Hacker works is quite simple: just give it a grind […]