Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has installed desks that enable passengers to charge their devices through pedal power while they wait for their plane.
Paris Picnic is a service that lets customers enjoy all the trappings of a French picnic by the Seine — or anywhere — with just an hour’s notice.
Jibo is a friendly robot that uses facial recognition and natural language processing to offer personal assistance in the home, and perhaps become a new member of the family.
Swedish gallery Kosta Boda has held An Auction Based on Emotions, which sold glass sculptures only to those who had the most intense emotional reaction.
Brazil-based Penguin-Companhia’s Tweet For a Read campaign has created a bookmark that can detect if readers haven’t opened their novel recently and tweets a reminder to pick it back up.
Tuna Knobs aim to bring the tactile control of mixing desks to tablets, with attachable buttons that work with multiple DJ apps.
The Russian arm of Greenpeace has created EcoCard, a business card that’s getting more people to use public transport by combining contact details with free train rides.
Japan’s Zoo Jeans are created with fabric that’s pre-ripped and chewed by dangerous animals before being fashioned into a pair of trousers.
From Taiwan, Bistro is a feeding device that uses facial recognition to track the unique health metrics of individual cats.
For those not planning to trade in their oven or grill anytime soon, Range OI is a device that turns any existing cooker into a smart one.