Vitamins design studio was looking for a fun and creative way to keep track of time and projects. Thus, the Lego Calendar was born.
How it works:
Every row represents a month
Every colum represents a day of the week
Every project has its own color
Every brick represents a half day spent on the particular project
It's a great way to track time allocation without getting into the minutiae. The coolest part is that when studiomates take a picture of the calendar with their smartphones, it's automatically synchronized in their digial calendar.
Flowy is a mobile game designed for people who suffer from panic attacks. Utilizing anxiety management techniques, particularly breathing exercises, Flowy has the potential to help users calm down.
While the gameplay itself doesn't monitor breathing directly, it instead directs users to press one button as they breathe in, and another when they breathe out. The breath is then translated into tasks where users power up robots or "motivate kittens."
The minigames are designed to last between five and 15 breaths.
Your made-up email accounts have never looked so good.
MailDrop is free for anyone who needs a "quick disposable email account." For those times when you'd like to use a website, but not sure if you're ready to commit to giving them your real email address.
"Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office?"
If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind is the book for you. Part of the 99U Book Series, this book"Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office?"
If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind is the book for you. Part of the 99U Book Series, this book is inspiration, encouragement and nourishment for creatives.
Let's Cafe is a coffee chain in Taiwan, that's sold mainly out of convenience stores. Its kiosk format allows customers to get a quick cup of coffee. Looking for a way to stand out against bigger coffee shop chains, Let's Cafe developed a latte printer. Customers upload a photo of their choice, and the image gets sprinkled onto their lattes.
Timbre is a location-based "discover app" that helps you find local music. Set it to your location and find artists performing near you. Best of all, Timbre plays music from the artists so you can "find your groove." If you like what you hear, you can buy tickets straight from the app.
Hemlis, which means "secret" in Swedish is a new messaging app that keeps your messages secret. Companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Apple and Google share your information with advertisers and the government - and Hemlis wants to change that. They've created a messaging app that allows you to chat with others, and no one, not even the creators, have access to your data. Hemlis even promises that they "would rather close down the service before letting anyone in."
We've come a long way, baby. But we've still got a long way to go... I mean seriously. Google Glass is ridiculous.
The idea of wearing technology is not new - but the concept of wearable technology and what that means to us continues to evolve. Android Top News explores wearable computers over the years - and what the future may hold.