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The taste of music

The taste of music

The grills are alive, with the sound of meatballs. Whilst this soundbite makes for a catchy intro, it technically isn’t true as most people tend to favour frying their meatballs. Still, it doesn’t make the latest project from a group of students at Hyper Island any less tasty.

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Dry-clean It Yourself

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The moment everyone dreads. You reach inside your beautiful new jumper/shirt/dress/onesie, fumble for the label and read the fatal words ‘dry-clean only’.

Now, thanks to a collaboration between P&G and Whirlpool, that sinking feeling will be replaced by one of smug satisfaction. Swash, a new ‘home garment care system’, lets you ‘refresh, restore and dewrinkle’ your clothes from the comfort of your own home.

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Live advertising

Live advertising

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What’s the first thing you do when your football team scores? For many fans, the answer is reach for your phone or laptop to see what everyone’s saying about it online.

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From ironic to iconic

There was a time, not so long ago, when receiving a winter-pattern sweater on Christmas day would be greeted with insincere smiles and thanks. But in this world of ironic cool that we live in the Christmas sweater has been elevated to a must-have status, and Coke Zero’s Sweater Generator has just added a competitive edge to it.
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Check-out happiness

From screaming toddlers to baffling aisle layouts, long queues to self-checkouts, supermarkets have the potential to make us furious at the best of times. Realising this, Russia-based marketing tech company Synqera has found a way to bring emotion detection to checkouts, giving angry shoppers deals and discounts when they need them most. (Cheers, Tim.)

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The DNA of fashion

Imagine all your clothes being designed to the exact contours of your body. Or everything you wear being constructed just for you, using cutting-edge technology.

Project DNA is Catherine Wales’ latest fashion collection. Inspired by the aesthetics of human chromosomes, it uses impressive technology and software – as well as some expert pattern-cutting skills from Wales – to produce 3D-printed, made-to-measure white nylon pieces.

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DIY Muesli

Oats or flakes? Raisins or goji berries? Banana chips or chocolate chunks? Yoosli is a new online cereal mixing service that lets you create your very own muesli masterpiece, with everything just the way you want it.

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Travel brilliantly

“Nice hotel, but the mini shampoo wasn’t up to much.” If you’ve ever stayed somewhere and moaned about what could be better, Marriott International’s new campaign is for you.

Travel Brilliantly invites people to put forward suggestions for the hotels of the future – and your ideas can be as weird and wonderful as your imagination (current suggestions include a personalised mini-bar and a luggage finder app).

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New York with sprinkles on top

If New York were an ice cream, would it be chocolate or coffee? And would it be drizzled with caramel, mixed with marshmallow or packed with chunks of waffle?

Ben & Jerry’s is letting fans craft a flavour of ice cream to represent D.C., SF, NYC, Portland, and Seattle. (Thanks for the scoop, Jamie.) There are all sorts of ingredient options to vote for. And as everything is supplied by local partners, they really will be ice creams churned by the people, for the people.

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Anti-gravity 3D printing

Start from the bottom and work your way up. Until now, that’s how 3D printing has always worked, building layer upon layer to create a whole, with gravity doing its bit to hold everything together.

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