2014 Paris Motor Show highlights

Emily Clark

WoodStation: weather with a difference

The function is familiar, the form definitely isn't. WoodStation uses LEDs embedded just under its surface to transform what appears to be a solid block of timber into a digital weather station and clock.  Read More

Portable party: the BoomCooler

Take a 36" x 18" x 17 cool-box, add 2 x 240 speakers, a 10” Subwoofer, a 4-Channel Amplifier, then throw in wheels and a towing handle and you have yourself an ideal summer entertainment solution with which to terrorize the neighborhood.  Read More

Reconnect computer recycling program expanded

Dell and Goodwill Industries have added Virginia to the list of States offering their “Reconnect” drop-off program for the recycling of unwanted computers. The program aims to divert over 2.7 million pounds of used computers and computer equipment from area landfills over the next year; and provide consumer education on the importance of environmentally-responsible computer disposal.  Read More

Crayola Glow Station

The Glow Station from Crayola allows kids to create drawings from light when their rooms get dark. The canvas starts to glow when the lights go out, and drawings made using a "light-wand" stay illuminated for approximately 30 seconds before they start to disappear.  Read More

Ford MyKey lets parents set the maximum speed of their kid’s car

Ford Motor Company has announced a new safety feature to be added to its vehicles that will help parents encourage young drivers to be more responsible on the road. MyKey aims to promote safe driving, particularly amongst teens, by encouraging seat belt use, limiting speed and reducing distractions.  Read More

Sonance RK83 outdoor rock speaker

Here's one for those looking to entertain outdoors without upsetting their back-yard's natural ambiance. Sonance is expanding its Landscape Series of outdoor audio speakers with the addition of three new models. The new products include two smaller rock-like speakers and a larger boulder-like enclosure to house Sonance’s Mariner outdoor speakers.  Read More

Rendering of the Podium tower

Dubai is set to be home to the world’s largest LED screen - a curved, 300ft+ tall monster that will be visible from a distance of just under 1 mile. The screen will make up the facade of the “Podium” skyscraper which will offer commercial and retail space across 35 floors of around 10,000 square feet each with over 50,000 square feet of parking space.  Read More

Hama WDS-300 Weather Data Receiver

The Hama WDS-300 takes a conventional digital weather station format and links it to the Internet to enable easy access to weather forecast information from around the globe. The device offers one touch access to the weather details of your five favorite saved locations chosen from over 20,000 cities and data is synchronized every time you go online.  Read More

Pet sensing doorbell

Pets don't have knuckles with which to rap on the door, but technology can help when your furry friend wants to come in. The Pet Sensing Doorbell uses a smart key attached to your cat or dog’s collar to activate a cordless doorbell and alert you to their presence - no barking or scratching required.  Read More

Rubik’s Mirror Blocks Puzzle aka Hidetoshi Takeji's Bump Cube

If you’re one of those people who shows-off at parties by solving a Rubik’s Cube in under two minutes, the Rubik’s Mirror Blocks Puzzle might just stop you in your tracks. Also known as Hidetoshi Takeji's Bump Cube, the puzzle challenges its user based on geometry rather than by matching color sequences.  Read More

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