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Queen said it best, “I want it all and I want it now.”
With so many exciting tech products being released on a regular basis, and a dazzling future of wearables and virtual reality platforms, you wouldn’t be blamed for feeling like a tech commitment-phobe.
Start-up ByeBuy believe the time has come for an alternative method of consumption and are offering the world’s first on-demand tech service. Much like Netflix, customers will be able to sign up to a flexible monthly subscription service where they access whatever they want, for however long they want it. Look out for ByeBuy launching this month with wearable products, games and Apple devices all on the menu.
“We believe the decision to enjoy the newest tech should be as easy and as quick as ordering food.” says ByeBuy. Sounds delicious.
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It’s no secret that our unsustainable love of meat has left us in a bit of a pickle. While many have predicted the rise of the insect-centric meal as a protein fix, scientists have also been exploring the possibility of cultivating meat in vitro as a friendlier, more sustainable method.
Bistro in Vitro offers up more food for thought. Created by Dutch artist and philosopher, Koert Mensvoort, the virtual restaurant explores the possibilities this method of food production in a fine dining context. Through the website, guests can choose from a digital menu of unusual appetisers, main courses and desserts to build their ideal, lab-grown three-course meal. If the sound of the ‘Throat Tickler’ doesn’t take your fancy, perhaps a cultivated cube of your favourite celebrity’s flesh in a whisky glaze is more up your street.
Don’t expect Bistro in Vitro on Just Eat anytime soon, however. Once you’ve decided on your meaty treats, you could be waiting a few decades before they’re actually ready. While some of the menu options could be produced with today’s technology there’s still a long way to go in the exploration of stem cell grown meat.
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The idea of trainers changing colour at the touch of a button sounds like an idea straight from your favourite sci-fi movie. But +rehabstudio, a creative technology company based in Shoreditch, believe that this kind of ‘sneaker hack’ is the not-so-distant future of smart tech materials.
The Shift Sneaker revolves around the concept that instead of buying one pair of trainers, why not have access to millions? Malleable flexi-screens have the ability to glow and display animated designs, while thermochromatic fabrics use micro reactions to change colour according to temperature. The look and function of the trainers can be controlled through a mobile app, with different packs available for running, cycling and selfie enthusiasts.
For now though, as most of the materials are currently only used in industrial applications, a ‘Back to the Future’ style hover board may be on your Christmas list sooner than a pair of Shifts.
Via. Gizmodo http://bit.ly/1LK7CNx
As if social media wasn’t bad enough, the commute home can be a minefield of walking spoilers. If we had a pound for every time a total stranger ruined Game of Thrones then we’d definitely give that small fortune to Doppler Labs’ latest Kick Starter campaign.
Here Active Listening is the latest addition in the developing trend of wearable technology. ‘Here’ includes two wireless ear buds and an app, turning your mobile into a remote control so you can adjust anything from the EQ of a live concert to the frequencies of jet engines. This ‘hearable‘ system provides a customisable real-life sound experience, filtering out the everyday noise you don’t want and enhancing the sounds you do.
It’s arrival is perfectly timed, as recent reports suggest that the increasing decibels of our environment are contributing directly to premature hearing loss. Doppler Labs have already surpassed their Kick Starter target within the first week and have started shipping to Europe and Asia as well as North America.
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Coca-Cola’s latest collaboration with Trussardi celebrates the 100th anniversary of Coke’s iconic bottle design. While a nice bunch of flowers and a letter from the Queen might do for most of us, the Italian fashion house, famed for their leather accessories, have designed a limited edition collection of cans and bottles featuring quintessential Trussardi design.
The ‘elegantly cool’ Coca-Cola Light can offers fashionistas three different designs to accessorise with – think acid tones, greyhound motifs and gold lizard skin.
The haute cans will be debuted at the Expo Milan 2015 alongside an exhibition dedicated to the cult bottle itself and are available for purchase in exclusive retailers across Italy. Molto bene!
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