Vivo eliminates all ports on unibody Apex 2019 smartphone

Buttons, ports and speaker grills are absent from Vivo’s Apex 2019 concept phone, which is wrapped in a single piece of glass. Chinese electronics company Vivo created the unibody smartphone to give... Read more »

IKEA’s ThisAbles add-ons adjust furniture for people with disabilities

IKEA has released a set of furniture hacks that anyone can download and 3D-print to make their products more usable by people with disabilities. Bigger light switches, easier-to-grab handles and extenders for... Read more »

Robot hand with sense of touch lets humans feel delicate objects remotely

Tasks like bomb disposal, space exploration and construction could be made safer for humans using this dextrous robot hand, which can transmit feeling of touch. The hand combines technologies from three companies... Read more »

Digitalab turns cork into thread for sustainable furniture and lighting

Portuguese studio Digitalab has won the rising star award at Stockholm Furniture Fair, with an innovative method of turning cork into thread. Architects Brimet Silva and Ana Fonseca of Digitalab have together developed a method... Read more »

Ford’s noise-cancelling kennel shields dogs from fireworks

Ford has a solution to ease one of the most common sources of fear and anxiety in dogs — the loud noise from fireworks. The carmaker has invented the Noise-Cancelling Kennel, which... Read more »

Sextech startups abandon the “intimidating” penis-shaped vibrator

Vibrators used to look like penises, but now brands are having more success with minimal sex toys shaped like eggs and flying saucers. New York’s Unbound is one of many sextech startups shifting away... Read more »

VR film offers preview of Amateur Architecture Studio’s Lin’an History Museum

The Bartlett School of Architecture has created a virtual reality tour of the Lin’an History Museum, designed by Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu’s studio, which is yet to open to the public. The Bartlett’s... Read more »

Researchers re-engineer cob into sustainable new building material CobBauge

Ancient building material cob has been brought up to contemporary standards by a team of British and French researchers, who see it as an environmentally friendly option for homes. The team, led... Read more »

Nokia 9 PureView smartphone is the first to take photos with five cameras

The latest Nokia smartphone features five rear cameras, in a move meant to entice photography enthusiasts who want to do advanced editing. Finnish company HMD Global, owners of the Nokia brand, launched... Read more »

“Energizer’s remarkable folding phone has flown almost entirely under the radar”

Folding phones got a lot of attention at the Mobile World Congress tech conference, but releases from big industry players meant Energizer’s more interesting design was ignored, says Holly Brockwell. The annual... Read more »