For people with limited mobility, making the bed each morning can be a real chore. They can now rest a little easier, knowing their smart bed is going to make itself.
A new online community is bringing together commuters who are already going on a road trip with people who need goods delivered. With 350 deals already brokered, the freight savings are adding up.
French company Withings is helping time poor parents by creating a “smart” baby monitor that can be controlled from an iPhone. It’s a great example of how new technology can help solve an old problem.
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology team has developed a non-stick layer for sauce bottles. A large potential market of frustrated tomato sauce lovers rejoice at the news.
Are you running out of desk space? The clever new Drinklip Portable Cupholder might be just what you need.
Japanese phone company NTT DoCoMo has discovered an untapped market for child-friendly smartphones. Could a similar market exist in Australia?
Identifying and tagging Facebook friends is now easier thanks to a new real-time facial recognition app called KLiK.
Italian fashion company Claudio Tonello has introduced a shoe with an interchangeable heel, answering the prayers of women everywhere.
A company in China has released a new device that dries and deodorises wet shoes. It may lead canny entrepreneurs to ask whether a similar product could gain traction in Australia.
An advertising company wants to replace your dial tone with an advertisement. It’s a business model that has app developers talking.
Cashless music festivals are on the way, with a scheme that will allow UK Wireless Festival attendants to load up a wristband with $400 cash to spend during the three-day event.
An app called Triposo describes itself as the perfect app for travellers, with in-depth destination guides for “not just Paris, but also Palembang, Porto and Pula”.
A Japanese underwear company has created a bra with built-in ice packs to help keep women cool in the summertime.
A new service called PlayFi Live allows artists to sell virtual tickets to gigs and stream concerts to fans. It is one of many new business opportunities created by video and broadband.
A Latvian company has created futuristic fold-away furniture for people who live in cramped apartments. Could a similar opportunity exist in Australia?
Wind turbines have often been cited as an answer to climate change. Now scientists believe they may hold the key to our water problems too.
The process of conducting a criminal background check has been significantly simplified by National Crime Check. Could there be similar untapped niches in the market?
Sick of losing your phone? There’s a new way to stay abreast of where you put it last.
Entrepreneurial cake shops in the UK are helping parents to celebrate learning their baby’s gender. It’s an opportunity waiting to be delivered in Australia.
Do café loyalty cards clog up your wallet? Here’s an app that can help.