Connected appliances have the potential to be better designed, with new features, new services, and even new business models. Cloudwash is a prototype washing machine. Berg created Cloudwash to explore how connectivity will change the appliances in our homes, and to figure out what new features will be possible.
DJing is great fun and full of creative possibilities but often means having to buy expensive gear and be limited to only use music from local files. Pacemaker for iPad completely changes this with its beautiful interface, ease of use and Spotify’s music library built right in.
Lapka BAM is a beautifully designed accessory for your phone that estimates blood alcohol content from a breath sample and allows you to track your measurements over time, compare them with friends and shape the party. The device fits in your palm, and when you hold it in a fist, the edge of your hand becomes the mouthpiece. The device is wireless — no synchronization is required. It calibrates automatically and professionally via Lapka servers using your device ID.
Knock is an app that turns your iPhone into an incredibly secure password for your Mac. Knock isn’t like other apps. It’s always ready, so you can use Knock even when your phone is in your pocket. Just knock twice, and your Mac unlocks. That’s it. Knock uses Bluetooth Low Energy, which means your iPhone’s battery won’t feel a thing.
Knock is available for an introductory price of $3.99 in the App Store, and as a free Mac app at knocktounlock.com.
Weather apps, we’re at three zabillion and still counting. Authentic Weather is clearly different though. Designer Tobias van Schneider has made an app that straight up tells you what to expect. When it rains “It’s fucking raining right now” according to the app. Checking the weather will be more honest than ever and make you smile at the same time. Let the “clear fucking skies” come this way please! Authentic Weather currently only comes on Blackberrys, but will soon be available for Iphones.
Currency is a travel inspired currency converter. It is a snappy way to convert currencies between countries while out exploring the world. Its illustrative yet minimal interface will be one of the prettiest apps on your phone. Currency features intuitive interactions that push the boundaries of mobile design. Available in App Store
Math is beautiful. Arithmetic is simple. Rechner is both. Experience the world’s first minimalist gesture based calculator. We sought to create a calculator that is as beautiful as it is simple. Rechner is that calculator.
Consumer printing is still a complicated and painful experience. Artefact Group created ‘See What You Print’. A printer which is as simple as it’s name. Perfect, this is how printing should work.
Kuvva is an app to renew your artistic background for desktop and Twitter profile daily. It’s a self financed project and platform by Nalden. The involved artists are featured for a whole and are hand picked by Nalden. Kuvva started out on Twitter and is growing out to the mobile devices and personal computers. They already won “best B2C startup” at the Next Web Rally.
Project Rimino redefines mobile experience through human factors research and design thinking. Informed by human experience, the project is guided by both observational and experimental design research methods. The Rimino concept is an E-paper mobile device with a user interface inspired by print posters. Historically, as technology has progressed, devices have become more conspicuous. Rimino challenges this trend and presents the alternative: technology that is more integrated and more sensitive to the human experience.
NoteSlate, probably the simplest tablet device. Monochrome paper alike tablet device, where the simplicity and technology evolution meets pencil and paper again. This classic instrument in new consequences. Natural look and feel through basic digital image, 1-bit image. All that networked with human touch. This new context of the classic device, this evolution, brings this tablet out of borders of what we know as electronic computer.
Get in touch with you destructive side. Enter the Google Chrome lab, give the tech ideas for destroying Chrome notebook, then see the result. There’s more than 40 methods of mayhem, so get bussy.