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Your daily fix of new business ideas Springwise and its network of 17,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. More at www.springwise.com
Army camo changes color with the seasons
Reactive clothing has a number of useful applications and we recently wrote about Germany’s Fraunhofer Research Institution, which has developed color-changing gloves that warn wearers when they’ve come into contact with a hazardous substance. Now Cabela’s ColorPhase camouflage is using similar technology to enable soldiers’ uniforms to dynamically match their surroundings throughout the year. READ MORE…
3D printer lets users fax physical objects
3D printing is a great innovation in its own right, but perhaps more interesting is the consumer uses that are now being developed around it. Yahoo! Japan has already created a 3D-printing search engine for blind kids, and now AIO Robotics’ ZEUS enables users to print, scan, copy and even fax 3D objects. READ MORE…
App turns print ads into digital storefronts
Platforms such as QThru have already demonstrated how QR code scanning can help make the retail process more convenient in-store. Now Pounce is doing a similar thing with image recognition for catalogs and print material, enabling users to instantly buy items by scanning pictures on the page. READ MORE…
Buy a physical book, get the ebook for free
Digital literature has disrupted the publishing industry for good and book companies are still looking for ways to stay relevant. While there have been options such as Total BooX, which lets readers pay for ebooks by the page, Canada’s BitLit is now offering another way – giving consumers companion digital versions of the physical books they’ve already bought. READ MORE…
In Washington DC, receipts come printed with the latest headlines
In a world where news stories break rapidly, stepping away from the internet for even a short time can leave people out of the loop. We’ve already seen Y&R Dubai print the latest headlines on coffee cup sleeves, and now the Old Ebbitt Grill in Washington DC is providing up-to-date news slips alongside its receipts. READ MORE…