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Six Tech Brands Developing DIY Repairable Devices

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Six Tech Brands Developing DIY Repairable Devices

Spurred on by growing right-to-repair movements, tech brands are slowly meeting consumers’ long-standing demands for DIY repairable devices.
Mobile Phones : Sustainability : DIY
Givaudan offers digital stress relief to skin

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Givaudan offers digital stress relief to skin

Givaudan Active Beauty has released an innovative new ingredient, Synchronight, to protect the skin from digital stress.
Beauty : Health : Wellness
An unbreakable material for smartphones

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An unbreakable material for smartphones

Samsung Display, the branch dedicated to the SMART range of LED products within the company’s technology portfolio, has developed a flexible smartp...
Material Futures : Technology : Science
Indian mission

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Indian mission

South Korea – Consumer electronics brand LG is planning to make India its export hub.
LG : Consumer Electronics : The Dislocated World
State of repair

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State of repair

US – A growing number of US states are seeking legislation to enable consumers to repair certain electronic devices.
Whole-system Thinking : Electronics : Sustainability
Netflix and craft

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Netflix and craft

US – Netflix has launched a do-it-yourself personal trainer app as part of its consumer-facing Make It project.
Netflix : Brand Educators : DIY
Gold for tech

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Gold for tech

Tokyo – The Olympic organising committee is encouraging people to donate their old gadgets to be recycled into medals.
Olympic Games : Whole-systems Thinking : Sustainability
Chinese big spenders

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Chinese big spenders

Global – Chinese shoppers will drive growth in the luxury market, with electronic items top of the list, according to a new survey.
China : Shanghai : Beijing
CES 2015: Start-up sparks new excitement about 3D-printed objects

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CES 2015: Start-up sparks new excitement about 3D-printed objects

At the 2015 International CES, Massachusetts start-up Voxel8 is showing the first 3D printer that can print working electronic objects.
Voxel8 : 3D Printing : Technology Futures
Miracle material graphene could change everything

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Miracle material graphene could change everything

Could graphene be the miracle material that revolutionises the technology industry?
Electronics : Plastics : Silicon
Moving moments: ECAL plays with home illusions

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Moving moments: ECAL plays with home illusions

Milan – A collection of beautifully bizarre products is being exhibited in Milan. Delirious Home, a playful and surreal interpretation of the ‘sm...
Delirious Home : ECAL : Reactive
2014 International CES Review Part 2: Generation I, Self-Quants, Silver Tech, Third Industrial Revolution and Cashless Futures

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2014 International CES Review Part 2: Generation I, Self-Quants, Silver Tech, Third Industrial Revolution and Cashless Futures

At this year’s International CES newly emerging sectors of consumer technology showed massive growth, while brands were notably more astute in ho...
CES : Electronics : Consumer Technology
2014 International CES review part 1: Wearable tech, internet of things, mindful interfaces

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2014 International CES review part 1: Wearable tech, internet of things, mindful interfaces

2014 International CES review part 1: Wearable tech, internet of things, mindful interfaces
CES : Electronics : Samsung
Healthcare wearable technology market set to boom

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Healthcare wearable technology market set to boom

Healthcare wearable technology market set to boom
US : Health : Electronics
2014 International CES Preview

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2014 International CES Preview

As the world’s largest technology convention once again descends upon Las Vegas, the consumer electronics world is on high alert for the next big t...
Digital : Product : Electronics
Tactile Hardware

Design Directions

Tactile Hardware

Designers are exploring the softer side of technology by using tactile, raw and primitive materials and finishes to produce electronics items.
Tactile : Sensorial : Alberto Fabbian
Fairphone

Design Directions

Fairphone

The principle of transparency has spread to clothing, beauty and even jewellery, with companies disclosing where their products come from and how t...
Transparency : Bas Van Abel : Worker Conditions
Bit by bit: A new DIY kit for imaginative gamers

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Bit by bit: A new DIY kit for imaginative gamers

London – London-based start-up Technology Will Save Us aims to enable people to be more creative with technology, rather than just consume it. Its ...
London : Arduino : Daniel Hirschmann
Block by block: A phone with DIY fixes built in

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Block by block: A phone with DIY fixes built in

Helmond, the Netherlands – The internet is full of ideas, but every once and a while a concept appears that is so good that everyone hopes it will ...
Digital : Dave Hakkens : Blocks
Future Materials: Top 10

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Future Materials: Top 10

As the technology world advances, a wide range of new materials and surfaces are being developed.
Royal College Of Art : Algae : Natural Materials
Forecasters are bullish on wearable technologies

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Forecasters are bullish on wearable technologies

Forecasters are bullish on wearable technologies
Wearable Technology : Credit Suisse : Electronics
Russia’s Amazon equivalent sees 55% sales boost

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Russia’s Amazon equivalent sees 55% sales boost

Moscow – Describing itself as the ‘Amazon of Russia’, online shopping platform Ozon.ru, recorded a 55% rise in sales by dollar value in 2012.
Ozon : E-commerce : Russia
Screen-agers

Micro Trends

Screen-agers

Screens used to be things we watched. Then they became the interface between man and machine. Now, screen interfaces are going beyond pictures unde...
Screens : Swipe : Touchscreen
I-tail

Micro Trends

I-tail

For Generation I kids, who were born after 2002, retail – if not in their hands or their pockets at all times – will be experiential, immersive and...
Tomorrow Store : Immersive : Experiential
Flexible speaker system rolled out in Tokyo

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Flexible speaker system rolled out in Tokyo

Flexible speaker system rolled out in Tokyo
Fujifilm : Speaker : Flexible
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