Japan’s Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank will soon roll out a line of ATMs that scan users’ palms and require no external form of identification.
At London’s Kensington Hotel, “Petite Etiquette” lessons now aim to teach basic table manners to children.
New from Japanese firm Goldwin is MXP underwear, a new line of underclothes made from a fabric that uses nanotechnology to combat body odor.
PhoneSoap is a forthcoming new device that sanitizes the user’s cell phone while it charges during the night.
Netherlands-based WaarSchijntdeZonWel.nl enables visitors to search for potential holiday destinations based on weather conditions.
The Pimkie Color Forecast analyzes webcam footage to provide infographics detailing current fashion trends in Paris, Milan and Antwerp.
buzzdoes is an app add-on feature that pays smartphone and tablet users to suggest apps to friends.
Locals can now import items that are hard to get hold of by requesting that incoming tourists bring them from outside through PleaseBringMe.com.
Stitchtagram is a site that creates hand-sewn pillows featuring photos from Instagram.
AMS Mekatronic’s Tek RMD is a ‘Robotic Mobilization Device’ which enables paraplegic people to sit or stand with no outside help.
Japan-based Storia has introduced its Grappa foldable shopping bag, which also doubles as a safety helmet in the case of a disaster.
Las Vegas-based Hangover Heaven is now offering what is perhaps the first ‘cure’ that will actually travel to those who have partied too hard, with its mobile therapy service.
Hoppit is the first site to provide an eating-out search engine which filters its results based on the ambience of each outlet.
Users of Lufthansa’s free Anywake app are awoken to the sounds of a random city — if they guess which one it is, they’re rewarded with discounted tickets to that destination.
A partnership between New York’s The Pierre hotel and a local plastic surgeon has led to the creation of a luxury post-operative recovery package.
Green Product Placement is a New York-based company that works on behalf of makers of eco-minded goods to ensure that their products become an integral part of the production design in a film, television program or web series.
Andrew Denham is the founder of The Bicycle Academy, an initiative offering bicycle-making workshops to participants, who then see their creations sent to African communities where transport links are scarce.
XXXX Island is a crowdsourced initiative by Australian beer brand XXXX Gold to outfit a newly acquired island in the Southern Great Barrier Reef as “the ultimate destination for mates’ trips away.”
GymPact is a service that rewards users with money when they meet their exercise goals — but it also extracts a financial penalty if they don’t.
Aiming to provide a new solution to the lack of currency in Zimbabwe, local startup Yo Time offers an internet platform that allows retailers to give change in the form of mobile airtime instead.
Jerry the Bear is a soft, cuddly teddy bear that features blinking eyes, insulin injection sites and a glucose-level display so that kids can learn about their condition by helping to monitor and maintain Jerry’s good health.
A new initiative recently proposed by the Royal Canadian Mint proposes to create the MintChip, a digital currency that is backed by the Canadian government.