Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Smart Accessories

Steve Jobs made major success and beaucoup bucks with technology + design. Now with Zazzi, fashion gets in on the act!


Monday, September 28, 2015


While the self driving car is still a few years away, Cruise is the auto-pilot technology for your car and by now (I believe) it should be on sale. Invented by Kyle Vogt + team, Cruise got to market quickly because it falls under the same regulation as cruise control that is already in many cars.

Several big guns - from Nissan and Toyota, to Mercedes-Benz and GM, and to Google of course - have been investing a lot of R&D into the self driving car. But Vogt slid in with a more modest, quick-to-market invention.

Cruise is proof-positive that innovation doesn't have to be a complex, mold-breaking technology!


Friday, September 18, 2015

Igor Sikorsky

"That's part of the spark that makes a great innovator: To hold on to a dream, and to just not give up... [Igor Sikorsky] realized that he couldn't quite build the helicopter with the technology they had in 1910.  So he had the good sense to wait until things could catch up [1939]."

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Visual Microphone

"What exactly is the visual microphone? Basically it's a way to recover sound by looking at the vibrations of an object from a distance. The vibrations are very small, very subtle, on the order of micrometer."

Monday, September 14, 2015

Little Devices Lab

"I tell our students, Our job is to get creatively distracted, have fun, and then eventually something will hit us."

Friday, September 4, 2015


"The SMARTwheel will light up, and sound a beep, if you use unsafe driving postures, and simultaneously a mobile app will record your driving behaviors."

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Smart Cart

Instead of a friendly, loyal dog following you around, how about a smart cart that walks and talks with you, instead?