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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
Tool enables better collaborations between data science geeks and regular workers
Companies who want to want to get ahead are often told that they need to take advantage of big data. However, turning the raw data into a coherent narrative and business strategy is a difficult task. In the past, we’ve seen apps such as Numericshelp visualize key data on common mobile platforms such as iOS devices, but now Adatao is offering a more comprehensive solution that lets business leaders and data scientists work together more easily. READ MORE…
To-do app actually schedules your day for you
Calendar and to-do apps typically provide a functional way to remind users of what needs doing, but they don’t actually stop them from procrastinating anyway. In the past, we’ve seen apps that turn to-do lists into a game, but now Timeful uses smart suggestions to manage users’ daily tasks for them, recommending the best times for each activity. READ MORE…
Boston shuttle service aims to make commutes more productive
Public transport commutes aren’t the best way to start a day of work, with train delays, packed carriages and traffic problems making getting to the office a daily trial. In the past we’ve already seen Kabuto Noodles’ Kab-U-To Work campaign, designed to pamper hungover workers as they travel to work. Now Bridj is hoping to make commutes productive, using luxury wifi-equipped shuttles and dynamically chooses the best routes for the city based on big data analysis. READ MORE…
Smart mask reduces users’ need for sleep
This is part of a new series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.
A good night’s sleep can be vital in order to have the optimum energy to carry out the day’s tasks upon waking, but constant traveling and other commitments can get in the way. While innovators in Australia recently developed the Re-Timer headset, using light therapy to reset users’ body clocks, NeuroOn is a brainwave-monitoring sleeping mask that enables wearers to develop polyphasic sleep patterns. READ MORE…
Facebook-style news feed helps teams keep track of their accomplishments
We’ve already seen platforms such as Bonus.ly that help employers easily reward their best performing workers. Now Didlog helps to track employees’ work on a granular level, enabling teams to quickly see who has done what. READ MORE…
Personal assistant app merges tasks with utility payments
Smartphone users have a plethora of apps to help them keep track of their daily appointments and to-do lists, however, it’s usually up to them to make sure they carry out the tasks. Now the newly updated 24me planner app automatically syncs with utilities and other services to remind and enable users to pay their bills. READ MORE…
Alarm clock wakes up users with the date they’ll die
Escaping from the warmth and comfort of the bed is difficult at the best of times, but a lack of motivation can lead to one too many presses of the snooze button. While the Wake N Shake app has previously used challenges and social leaderboards as an incentive for deep sleepers to rise in the morning, the new ALARMclock displays personal metrics — such as time left on Earth — to encourage users to get out of bed and do something about it. READ MORE…
After a week’s hard work, local craft beer delivery to offices every Friday afternoon
Most office workers will know that Friday feeling — halfway between completing a solid week of work and looking ahead to the weekend. Easing staff into the evening, the UK’s Deskbeers is offering deliveries of a different local craft beer to offices every Friday afternoon. READ MORE…
Chrome add-on puts browsing data to good use
While it may be controversial for government agencies to track citizens’ internet use, keeping a personal web history can actually be useful for recalling past articles and links. cottonTracks is a new Google Chrome add-on that intelligently sorts users’ browsing history into themed groups for later retrieval. READ MORE…
Moving desk encourages office exercise
We recently wrote about FwdHealth, a platform that helps to track office workers exercise to bring down health insurance premiums. Now we’ve come across another device that encourages physical activity in the workplace, in the form of the Stir Kinetic Desk, which automatically rises and falls to force workers to regularly stand up and stretch their muscles. READ MORE…
Tracking employees’ exercise regimes to reduce insurance premiums
One of the easiest ways for businesses to bring down their insurance premiums is to provide proof that they are at low risk. With a plethora of exercise trackers available to consumers these days, FwdHealth is now taking advantage of such devices, helping companies cut their health insurance policies by monitoring employee fitness levels. READ MORE…
Tired of coffee? Caffeine spray offers energy boost
Consumers’ need for that extra bit of pep in the morning has turned energy drinks into a massive market, so much so that we’ve even seen anti-energy drinks like Mary Jane’s Relaxing Soda offer an antidote for those with high-octane working lives. Some still swear by the traditional morning coffee, but for those that don’t like the drink, Sprayable Energy is an alternative in the form of a small canister that delivers caffeine directly through the skin. READ MORE…
Light-emitting headset reduces tiredness
Sleeplessness can be bad for business and personal creativity, and there have already been numerous attempts to help people be more flexible with their shut-eye, from Sleepbox napping pods to desktop pillows. Now the Re-Timer device uses light to realign wearers’ bodyclocks and combat tiredness. READ MORE…