Scientists and inventors have been taking their cues from nature for centuries, but who would have thought the somewhat exotic pangolin (aka scaly anteater) and honeybees would influence a bicycle helmet design? That unlikely pairing is what inspired Golem Innovation to create the Alpha helmet, a folding noggin protector that retracts around your neck when not in use.
Back to the Future II was close to hitting the mark when it predicted 2015 would bring hoverboards, self-tying shoes, and wearable devices.
While the most common hoverboards on the market don’t actually hover, Nike’s latest reveal just a few months into 2016 finally brings Marty McFly’s iconic sneakers to life.
The company has unveiled the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, which automatically tighten when the wearer’s heel hits a sensor.
And, they will be available to Nike+ members later this year.
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Apple’s iPhone 7, expected to be revealed in September, will not have a headphone socket, a new leaked case design has shown.
The move has been rumored for several months, with Apple believed to be preparing a range of wireless headphones to launch with it.
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The latest leak from nowhereelse.fr shows a case with no headphone socket, but in their place holes believed to be for stereo speakers.
Would you be more likely to edit all of that action camera and drone footage you’ve got sitting on memory cards if you could do it on your TV rather than a computer? That’s the logic behind Sugarlock, a video editing box which plugs into your TV and lets you edit and share footage using a smartphone as a remote.
BMW’s Vision Next 100 concept car might look like someone came to the tires and got a bit confused, but there is definite method to what seems like automotive madness. Developed as a celebration of the BMW Group’s centenary, the Vision Next 100 is the company’s attempt to take a long-term look at what the car of tomorrow might look like after autonomous drive technology has fundamentally changed automotive design.
This simple product is amazing and utterly practical. Talk about recycling.
You may think you’re doing the world some good by recycling plastic bottles – but a French pair of environmentalists has gone one better.
Pavel and Ian, a pair of inventors from Versailles, have created a simple gadget that lets you ‘upcycle’ any plastic bottle into rope.