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Genius Flat Edge Scissors Guarantee A Perfectly Straight Cut

There hasn’t been much innovation in scissors since Crayola started making safer versions for kids. That’s why Tamás Fekete’s Vector scissors are so exciting. They feature a unique flat edge design that allows you to cut perfectly straight lines with the help of the edge of a table.


I Would Ride This Emergency Vacuum Brake At An Amusement Park

Smart cars are already at the point where they can detect danger and react faster than a driver can. And to help ensure that a vehicle can actually stop in time to avoid an accident, a Swedish company has designed an emergency brake that grabs onto the road using extreme suction.


BMW Wants To Put a Vehicle Charging Station In Every Street Light

For electric vehicles to truly supplant their gas-guzzling predecessors, there needs to be as many charging stations on the roads as there are gas stations — if not more. So BMW proposes upgrading the street lights that already line roads everywhere with charging capabilities and energy-efficient lighting.


A Fake Arm Selfie Stick Only Makes You Look Less Sad In Photographs

They’re being banned from museums, art galleries and sporting events faster than people can buy them, but that’s OK because selfie sticks are awful and deserve to disappear. However, designers Justin Crowe and Aric Snee may have found a way to redeem them with a selfie stick that looks like a human arm so a self-shot can help hide someone’s crushing loneliness.


A Brilliant Child's Bike Seat That Instantly Transforms Into A Stroller

For a lot of city dwellers a bicycle is their primary form of transportation — even once they have kids. So a Swedish designer named Lycke von Schantz has come up with a clever child’s bike seat called the Påhoj that instantly transforms into a lightweight stroller once you arrive at your destination.


This Transforming Scooter Is The Ultimate Mobility Aid For Any Age

It’s assumed that electric scooters are a tool designed for those with mobility issues or the elderly, but the creators of the transforming ILY-A concept see it as the perfect solution for commuters, travellers or anyone who occasionally just doesn’t feel like walking.


Goodyear's Concept Tires Harvest Heat To Power Your Car

In the world of electric cars, efficiency is king — wasted energy is just more miles you can’t travel. While regenerative braking is old news, regenerative tires that use heat and vibration to recharge the battery would be something completely new.


New Glasses Make You Invisible To Facial Recognition Software

AVG is a name well-known in the Windows world for its decent and free anti-virus software, but the company is apparently looking to expand outside of just software and protect people’s privacy in the real world now. At Mobile World Congress, AVG is demoing a concept pair of glasses that both foil facial recognition software, and make it difficult for someone to snap a photo of your face.


Pinchable Headphone Cords That Control Your Music Are A Brilliant Idea

The limits of battery life means that dealing with cords and cables — instead of going completely wireless — is still our reality for at least a few more years. So researchers at MIT figure we should just start using them to our advantage as smart remotes and controllers, instead of just a means to transfer power and data.


A Single Cable With Swappable Connectors Wants To Replace All Your Wires

Travelling for work usually involves bringing along a small mountain of electronics, each with cables that need to tag along too. But a new Kickstarter promises to replace them all — power, video and audio — with a single multi-headed cord that can handle any connection that wireless hasn’t already replaced.


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