We are lucky enough to live in an era of fast change and innovation, but what are the coolest things out there right now?
Flyte Levitating Lamp
Part science experiment, part art installation, Flyte is a levitating light that ‘sets the light bulb free’. Powered through air via induction, it is easily turned on and off by a single touch, with no batteries required, as if by magic.
Tesla S P100D
Welcome to the future with world’s fastest-accelerating car, and surprise- surprise: it’s electric. This emission-free eco-car is said to hit 60mph in 2.5 seconds, and it can travel 381 miles before the battery goes flat. The catch is, it costs a mere £114,200.
Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
The time has come for us to learn from computers. Living by the wisdom of computer science doesn’t sound so bad after all. And unlike most advice, it’s backed up by proofs.
Chinese Hot Pot
The Chinese New Year is a great reason to savour good Chinese food. The hot pot might not be filled with symbolism, but this delicious dish should still be the centrepiece of any Chinese New Year table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table, it’s interactive and you can get creative!
Tile Bluetooth Trackers
You know that heartbeat-skipping, sweat-inducing, life-is-finished moment when your pocket-sized valuables have disappeared? Well now you can ring lost items from your phone. Better still, these gadgets operate the other way around and can be used to ring your misplaced phone, even if it’s on silent.
Quartz’s news app creates an ongoing conversation about the news, sort of like texting. It sends you messages, photos, GIFs, and links, and you can decide when you’re interested in reading more. Each session lasts just a few minutes, so it’s perfect for the train, elevator, grocery store line, or wherever you have a spare moment.
Montgenèvre is a French family and sports resort, only steps from the Italian border. It combines the charm and authentic character of an alpine village in the Southern Alps with the grandeur of a vast international ski area. Best part: more than 400 kilometres of slopes run from one side of the border.
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