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New Wearables Restore a Lost Connection

Technology has a track record of disconnecting us from our bodies. From 9-5, we are hunched over and typing away at our computer desks; during lunch, we crane our necks to check messages on our smart phones; and even when we get home to relax, we stare into our iPads to watch Netflix. Unfortunately, the […]
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3 Things Innovators Should Consider About Personalization

Personalization has been and continues to be a hot topic with marketing – NYC Media Lab just hosted Personalizationpalooza – and the consumer definition and expectations around it continue to change as technology and tools continue to advance. Mass personalization, whether it’s creating your own Nike IDs or crowd-sourced innovation like Lay’s Do Us a […]
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Kusakabe – Innovation in Sushi

When is comes to innovation we can learn a lot from chefs who create restaurants and menus that push our concept and relationship with food. One such chef is Mitsunori Kusakabe, who recently opened up his very own restaurant in San Francisco, after his stunts as executive chef at the Michelin-starred Sushi Ran in Sausalito and […]
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Binaural Audio Technology

The popular tech outlet Verge released a fascinating video demonstrating binaural recordings. Different from mono, stereo, and surround sound, binaural audio is truly three dimensional and creates an immersive experience where the listener actually feels like she is physically in the scene that is taking place. The Verge video takes you on a walk through Times […]
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3 Ways Sunrise Keeps Me Productive and Inspired

Calendar apps can be really boring. Calendar apps in general are viewed as tools for the extreme type A individual, or the person who simply can’t stay organized. The truth is most of us fall somewhere in between this spectrum. We’re generally on top of things, but reminders are welcomed in the midst of our […]
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What Falling in Love Can Teach Us About Ethnography

The “36 questions to fall in love” are everywhere right now, an old hypothesis by psychologist Arthur Aron to “accelerate” the falling in love process. As Mandy Le Catron says in her viral New York Times article, she got hooked after being burned in a relationship, and she decided to “turn to science, hoping there […]
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Big Hero 6 – Celebrating the Maker

I finally watched Disney’s latest animation hit based after the Marvel comic, Big Hero 6, which takes place in the amalgamous city “SanFransokyo” and stars a talented 14 year old robotocist, Hiro Hamada, and his budding friendship with his robot, Baymax. Beyond the pride of seeing recognizable structures from the city I love and live […]
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Ditch the Fridge – Innovation in the Kitchen

The refrigerator. It takes up a huge square portion of your kitchen and sometimes can be a pain to have especially in smaller places like dorm rooms or city apartments. Instead of asking the question, how can we make the refrigerator fit into a small space, one designer asked, how can we do without it? Cue Korean […]
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6 Tips for Practicing Empathy

Today we honor a great hero who dedicated his to life to ending racial and economic inequality, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was an iconic leader who inspired us to have empathy for people from all walks of life. Empathy has been on the tongues of many lately, from educators to businessmen to politicians, […]
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Food Innovation: Sriracha Hot Stout Beer anyone?

Sriracha Hot Stout Beer anyone? I’m a huge fan of tantalizing the taste buds with weird and unusual mash-ups of flavors. Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Sriracha has been all the rage among foodies. Consumers love the spicy sauce, and it is rumored (but from my personal experience proven!) to […]
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Ballet’s Revitalization

I’ve always been a dancer at heart. As a young dancer, watching a live ballet performance or attending ballet classes were the only ways that I could connect with the world. When YouTube popped into the scene, the world of ballet became more accessible, and now anyone could experience and engage with the world of ballet from […]
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Watch out Apple! Why you should care about the Chinese phenomenon Xiaomi

While all eyes are on Apple and the impending launch of iWatch on April 24th, Chinese phone and gadgets maker Xiaomi announced in February that they are entering the US market, first with their mi band  (basically a USD30 Fitbit that gets the job done and looks pretty sweet) and accessories including battery banks and headphones. Their […]
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Introjii – Insight into the World of Introverts

These days much of our communication exists at a distance. It’s been this way for a long time now, but this hasn’t replaced our need for visuals in communication. When you isolate a person’s voice or words, it’s tough to get your point across. I was excited to learn about Introji the other day through Fast Company. […]
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Dieting in a world of technology and “holistic health”

For the first time in about 15 years, I’m on a diet. This diet is loud, proud, and unashamed of what it us. Unlike the “cleanses” and “detoxes” I’ve undertaken in the past decade, this time I’m happy to call it what it is. Last night my friend offered me some pizza, and I just […]
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Hacking the Microwave: Innovation in the Kitchen

The microwave has stayed pretty much the same since it was first created over 40 years ago. We came across this creative hack for a “better microwave” by Mark Rober who was tired of having to remove his frozen burrito from the microwave and cut it open just to check if was thoroughly heated, and if was not, […]
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A Gastronomical Virtual Reality Experience

Gastronomical Innovation Project Nourished by Kokiri Labs is a fascinating project that attempts to re-create the full sensory experience of eating, sans the actual food. Intended to help people with allergies and dietary restrictions, the project is a curious exploration into how different technologies can be combined to simulate the eating experience. By combining an […]
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Travel Innovation: Virtual Reality Takes Off

An industry first, Qantas Airways together with Samsung recently introduced a 360 degree Virtual Reality experience for their travelers. Now on select flights, First Class travelers will be able to be transport to any virtual world (imagine immersing yourself in your favorite blockbuster movie or exploring tourist sites of your final destination before you even land) […]
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Top 8 Podcasts that All Marketers Should Listen To

Brace yourself as we enter into the new golden age of podcasting! Noting the much better quality of today’s podcasts (some have full-scale productions with huge budgets and staff), the rise of connected cars (making listening to episodes easy for commuters), and the great popularity of Serial and the like, there is no doubt that podcasts […]
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Can Sound Wash Your Clothes? Dolfi Laundry Innovation

Can sound wash your clothes? With the Dolfi, it is possible! German entrepreneur Lena Solis introduced the “next gen washing device” that uses ultrasonic technology to clean your clothes.  This portable soap-sized gadget blasts off the dirt from your clothes sans washing machine within only 30 minutes. Perfect for traveling or getting stains off a delicates that […]
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Innovations of CES 2015

It’s that crazy time in January where herds of technophiles truck to Las Vegas to check out the latest innovations at the biggest tech show of the year. Here is our list of the Good, the Bad, and the downright Ugly gadgets at CES 2015. The Good Withings Activité Popo: a fashionable smart watch that you actually would want […]
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The Next Generation Post-It: Magnetic

We’ve been on the Moon, so why can’t we have some ideal paper, instead of using these awful stuff to stick them? — Tesla Amazing At work we have a love/hate relationship with post-its. These accidental inventions by Dr. Spencer Silver, completely decorate all our walls and glass windows in the office. As satisfying as it is […]
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Virtual Reality takes you inside the mind of a schizophrenic

The internet is flooding with the buzz around virtual reality technology and the huge tech giants who are trying to dominate the space. Facebook bought Oculus Rift. Samsung launched Gear VR. Microsoft debuted HoloLens. But in the midst of all the chatter, I had came across an innovative use of virtual reality that piqued my […]
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Podo: In-the-Moment Capturing for Research

Good-bye selfie stick! Podo, the world’s first ‘stick and shoot’ app-controlled camera was released on Kickstarter, garnering much media attention from the likes of Tech Crunch, PSFK, GigaOm, and The New Web. Podo is compact enough to slip into your pocket, and allows you take instant photos, videos, time lapses and double exposures by just […]
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Honey Innovation: Flow, the Revolutionary Beehive

Recently, father and son beekeepers, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, from Australia got the beekeeping community buzzing when they introduced an innovation to transform the way honey is harvested. The father and son duo had invented a revolutionary hive, Flow, that doesn’t disturb the bees and allows the honey to flow out into a jar like water […]
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How to Discover Hot New iPhone Apps Using Pinterest

With so many apps popping up daily it’s hard to discover ones I’m really interested in – particularly because if I’m just browsing “top new apps” or “top charts” it’s often irrelevant to my personal interests – especially when I’m constantly running out of space on my iPhone. That’s why I was excited to learn […]
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Top 10 Sites to Inspire Innovation

When caught in the daily grind, it is easy to get stuck in a rut. Where do you go to breathe fresh perspective into your work? Here are our 10 top favorite sites that we turn to to get our creative juices flowing and inspire us to think outside the box. Enjoy! (1) Notcot : Visually stunning, creative, […]
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Kodak’s New Immersive Video

Kodak recently introduced the Kodak Pixpro SP360, which can capture a 360 degree view of an event. Although the gadget could still use some refinement, as researchers, we are excited for the possibilities that the Kodak Pixpro SP 360 will bring to the field. Other recording devices like the GoPro can only record one aspect […]
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Cheetos Gets a Sweet Tooth

“We believe the orange Cheetos dust that comes off on your fingers is an important part of the Cheetos eating experience — for some it’s the best part. Absolutely there will be a similar playful experience when eating Sweetos.” – Jeff Klein, vice president of brand marketing for Frito-Lay North America In preparation for Easter season, the […]
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Leveraging Social Media to Find Missing Children

I love watching organizations from different sectors form solid partnerships for the betterment of society. Most recently, Facebook joined the list of channels supporting AMBER (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) and became the first social media platform to partner directly with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. AMBER alerts have been received by […]
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From the Antedote Library: Top 6 Books for Innovators

To help us to jump forward into the New Year, we like to reflect on the huge contributions made by those who have come before us to advance humanity. Here are the top 6 Books for the Innovator and Entrepreneur in your life from the Antedote Library: The Innovators by Walter Isaacson Learn about the […]
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