Imagine living in a world where you could record, view and post everything you ever wanted, without even lifting a finger. That's the future of technology as imagined by Google's labs, and captured in this incredible video.
You’ve had it too good for too long and you don’t even know it. That pillow you slept on last night, the towel you used to dry yourself with this morning, the very clothes on your back - swap all of that with cacti, aluminum foil, and cardboard and welcome to what your life would be like without textiles.
It would be a hard life. Literally. IKEA reminds us to appreciate all things soft and fluffy in this two-minute short, created by agency McCann New York. (via Co.Create)
The upcoming Uppleva is a Wi-Fi-ready smart TV. It features an LED-backlit display, full 1080p HD resolution, and 400Hz response time, along with standard accoutrements like USB and HDMI ports for connecting peripherals. But it’s not just a TV — it’s the anchor of a full-fledged media center, with a built-in Blu-ray/DVD/CD player, a 2.1 surround sound system, and extra storage spaces for tucking away cables and your extensive Blu-ray collection.
Perhaps this is exactly what Apple sees in the television market, and how it could make a big dent in that space. Apple’s rumored television would undoubtedly be hitting the high end of the market, however, where Ikea is targeting the budget end.
But here’s the real question everyone’s dying to know: Will Ikea’s Uppleva TV be “assembly required”?
“It’s Ikea. I can’t imagine that there isn’t a hex wrench involved somewhere,” said IHS iSuppli analyst Jordan Selburn.
You can check out Ikea’s promotional video for the Uppleva below, or read more here (via Wired).
Having an iPad in the kitchen is normally fairly risky... scrolling through a recipe from an app with messy fingers while simultaneously chopping chicken and boiling a pot of water isn't exactly hygienic or safe! This is where the Almighty Board comes in.
The concept, (by Jae-Wan Jeong) is the ultimate kitchen assistant. Made of ultrahard glass, it features capacitive touch, a scale and, most cleverly of all, a UV-based self-sterilizing mechanism. If you’ve cut raw meat on one side of the board, just flip it over, and the bottom will be cleaned with light while the top is ready for raw fruits and vegetables. The Almighty Board is an imaginative cook's fantasy built on existing technology, and a plausible prediction for household products of the future!
The rumours have started... we all want to know what's in store for Apple in the year to come. What can we get our eager mits on, and when? Is there really going to be an Apple TV? Will there be a new ipad? Fast Company's own Kit Eaton gives us his take, here and we can't help but get a liiiittle bit excited...
Google is still seeing huge growth in search volumes in Australia, as more and more Australians begin customer journeys with search, more often. He outlines the risks of retail marketing that creates customer demand but isnt supported by a sound search marketing strategy. Ross also highlights the high click through rates enjoyed by well-known retailers who are using search marketing.