Immersive dream adventures for hospitalized children

Add / Remove Many of the children battling cancer at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital have to stay there for months and are unable to go out and see the world. But a recent initiative, organized by Expedia and creative agency 180LA, has enabled some of them to experience the exciting travel adventures of their dreams via an immersive 360 …

In Japan, an artificial intelligence has been appointed creative director

Add / Remove Advertising and media are often at the forefront of new technology, and we have already seen augmented reality platforms showing content in the real world and a virtual reality advertising network for brands. Now an artificial intelligence robot, AI-CD β, developed by Japanese advertising and marketing agency McCann Japan, is set to work on providing new creative direction …

In Thailand, motorcycles are an unlikely mosquito repellent

Add / Remove Mosquito-borne infections affect hundreds of thousands every year, from the outbreak of the Zica virus in Brazil to a surge in cases of Dengue fever in South East Asia. But now a device that can be fitted to the backs of mopeds could provide a new way to repel mosquitos from cities in Thailand. MotoRepellent is a device …

App crowdsources fellow travelers for long journeys

Add / Remove Traveling in towns and cities has been changed beyond recognition by services like Uber, enabling users to sort out a ride at the tap of a button. But now a US startup is looking to transform how users plan and book longer journeys. Skedaddle connects users who have the same travel plans, whether they are going to …

What your future self can teach you

Add / Remove Visit Merrill Edge’s Face Retirement website, and you’ll be confronted by your future self. The site invites you to take a photo with your webcam and input your age. Then facts about retirement and savings flash on the screen—“46 percent of Americans have saved less than $10,000 for retirement” reads one—while the program digitally “ages” your photo, …