The Barbican dives deep into artificial intelligence with More Than Human exhibition

Chatbots, facial recognition tech, deep-fake videos and newly commissioned installations by Es Devlin and Lawrence Lek are on display at The Barbican’s sprawling AI: More Than Human exhibition. The exhibition takes a... Read more »

Morrama’s “smarter phone” concepts aim to enhance your wellbeing

Smartphone users can easily switch their devices from full functionality to minimal “mindful” modes in these concepts by UK design agency Morrama. The agency created three “smarter phone” concept designs as part... Read more »

MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab proposes new way of growing islands and coastlines

Researchers at MIT and in the Maldives have come up with a solution to help coastal communities threatened by climate change: submersible objects carefully placed to promote the growth of beaches and... Read more »

CES restores Lora DiCarlo’s sex toy award after sexism outcry

The Consumer Electronics Show has returned the Innovations award it rescinded from female-led sex toy company Lora DiCarlo earlier this year, following accusations of gender bias in the tech industry. In a... Read more »

Algorithmic Lace bra designed for style and comfort post-mastectomy

Designer Lisa Marks has combined traditional handicrafts with technology to create a unique bra especially for people who have had mastectomy surgery. The Algorithmic Lace bra is designed to fit the form... Read more »

Rega rescue drone will autonomously search for missing persons

Swiss air rescue service Rega has a new tool in the search for missing persons – a drone that can autonomously scan large areas and identify potential targets. The heat-seeking drone is... Read more »

Gravity Sketch VR software now lets designers switch between 2D and 3D

Designers can move easily between drawing in a virtual-reality environment and on their tablet using the latest update to Gravity Sketch. The Surface Tool feature is contained in version 6.1 of the... Read more »

University of Stuttgart creates biomimetic pavilions based on sea urchins and beetle wings

The University of Stuttgart has continued its experiments into biomimicry and robotic construction with two pavilions at the Bundesgartenschau horticultural show in Germany. Both of the pavilions are built by robots and... Read more »

Zendaya wears colour-changing Cinderella dress to the Met Gala in New York

American actress Zendaya wore a transforming Tommy Hilfiger dress to the Met Gala last night, which changed colour using technology hidden beneath the skirt. The actress arrived at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of... Read more »

Doconomy launches credit card with a carbon-emission spending limit

Swedish fintech company Doconomy has launched a credit card that tracks the carbon dioxide emissions of purchases, and caps the climate impact of users’ spending. The DO Black credit card directly connects... Read more »