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App turns smartphone owners into film crew members

Film Crew enables professional filmmakers to crowdsource smartphone footage from anyone wanting to join the crew and earn a credit.

Park bench doubles as a water reservoir

The Water Bench is a Dutch-Chinese innovation that puts the furniture to work during heavy rain, collecting rainwater to irrigate the parks they sit in during drier spells.

Indoor herb holders give old wine bottles new life

Portuguese startup My Little Garden turns used bottles into plant holders that help homeowners and businesses grow their own herbs.

Wise Words with Erik Andrus

We caught up with the Project Director of the Vermont Sail Freight Project to discover why he wants to turn the typical view of sail freight from an old-timey novelty to a valid way to help save the world.

Smart diaper alerts parents when their baby pees

Huggies has created the Tweet Pee, a device that connects to parents’ smartphones and lets them know when their baby’s diaper needs changing.

App turns print ads into digital storefronts

Israel-based Pounce uses image recognition to enable users to instantly buy items by scanning the page of a magazine or catalog.

Quirky British tearoom develops inhalable tea

Breathable tea, created by Camellia’s Tea House in the UK, is now enabling tea lovers to experience their favorite drink in a new way.

Muscle-faking shirt is a pushup bra for guys

The UK’s Funkybod is a t-shirt padded in the right areas to instantly turn slight guys into buff men.

Invisible bike helmet, now available to buy

The Hövding — a wearable airbag for cyclists, packed away while riding and activated in the event of a crash — can now be ordered for EUR 399.