Microsoft and Kano partner on build-your-own PC for children

Kids can now build their own fully functional Windows 10 PC tablet laptop, using this powerful new kit by creative-tech toy company Kano. Made possible through a partnership with Microsoft, the Kano... Read more »

Beatrice Sangster-Bullers combines fashion and AI to make “emotionally intelligent” clothing

Central Saint Martins fashion graduate Beatrice Sangster-Bullers integrates artificial intelligence into garments that display the wearer’s emotions. Called The Order of The Singularity, the graduate collection combines AI technology with smart materials... Read more »

Spot toy by New Deal Design encourages kids to be “in-the-moment”

Gadi Amit’s studio New Deal Design has invented an Artificial intelligence-equipped toy to fight the “distraction economy” by nurturing children’s attention spans. Called Spot, the toy is geared at learning and discovery.... Read more »

Smart chest binder promises to ease pain for trans people

Transgender men and non-binary people have a safer, more comfortable option for chest binding in the form of Breathe, a smart garment designed by Loughborough University student Miles Kilburn. The student designer... Read more »

Squint/Opera, BIG and UNStudio create virtual-reality collaborative design tool

Creative digital studio Squint/Opera has worked with BIG and UNStudio to create Hyperform, a tool that allows architects and planners to collaborate in virtual reality. Described by BIG founder Bjarke Ingels as the “augmented creative collaborative environment of... Read more »

Shift Automotive conference returns to Berlin to explore the future of mobility

Dezeen promotion: the biannual Shift Automotive exhibition and convention will be returning to Berlin in September 2019 to explore how technology will affect the future of transport. The two-day convention will bring... Read more »

Michelin and GM to bring airless tyres to cars

Michelin is partnering with General Motors to bring its airless tyre prototype to the roads, potentially saving 200 million punctured car tyres from the scrap heap annually. The two companies aim to develop... Read more »

Dezeen and Samsung to launch design competitions exploring the future of Galaxy mobile devices

Dezeen promotion: Dezeen will team up with Samsung to run a pair of reader competitions to design new graphics and accessories for its Galaxy smartphones, which the electronics brand first launched 10... Read more »

MIT researchers engineer “cyborg” plants for motion-tracking and sending notifications

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s “cyborg botany” researchers have turned plants into sensors and displays, suggesting we use them as a gentle alternative to electronic screens. Harpreet Sareen and Pattie Maes from... Read more »

Useless is a digital directory for London’s zero-waste shops

Ethical creative agency Nice and Serious has developed an online platform that directs Londoners to their closest zero-waste shops and offers tips on how to reduce your reliance on plastics. Useless is... Read more »