Tempra Technology and Crown Holdings have partnered to develop the world’s first self cooling beer can. It looks like a normal 500ml can, but features an integrated self-cooling device that reduces the “contents by a minimum of 30° Fahrenheit (16.7° C) in just three minutes.”
“When activated, the all natural desiccant contained within a vacuum draws the heat from the beverage through the evaporator into an insulated heat-sink container.”
Take a soda bottle, add customizable flavor buttons, and what do you get? Ipfini’s “Programmable Liquid Container”. Each bottle is filled with carbonated sugar water and feature additive buttons on its side (aroma, flavor, color), which allow for up to 32 combinations of soda on the fly.
“Providing choice at the point of consumption creates tremendous advantages for the consumers as well as the manufacturer,” noted co-inventor Glenn Wachler.
Set back into each urinal is a pressure-sensitive display, which activates an interactive game when used. This game includes sounds and images, bringing entertainment value to where you’d least expect. It will most likely will be installed in airports and schools “with the functional purpose of improving hygiene”.
“The projection of the project into a museum space was conceived of as a critical-ironic measure, questioning the concept of art, but extending it at the same time.”
[YankoDesign via GadgetReview – ShoutIt]
Polymer Vision introduces a new flexible screen technology that’s rollable – with a roll radius of 0.75cm – and has a switching time of 0.5 – 1.0 seconds. The display features an optimum refresh rate of 50 Hz and offers 240 x 320 resolution. GPS devices, cell phones, and computers may soon use this technology. [OhGizmo!]
Get the most for your grocery shopping buck with LiteOn’s new Smart Label. When foods such as milk near its expiry date, the Smart Label automatically changes colors from green to red indicating freshness and discounts the item accordingly. It’s a nice idea, but impractical to say the least.
From the article: “Without the additional labour needed of the seller to re-label the goods with current prices, the Smart Label brings paper wastage to a minimum.”