An app for Google Glass, MindRDR performs the incredible feat of allowing you to operate the wearable headset just by thinking, instead of feeling like a berk as you yell out “Ok, Glass” in a crowded street. It uses a Neurosky EEG biosensor that identifies brainwaves involved with focusing – think hard enough and Glass will respond.
Via Tech Crunch.
Yura bartender drones
A proposal for Electrolux Design Lab by Herman Haydin, Yura is a personal bartender that hovers, flies and can create tasty, tailored diet-appropriate drinks. The concept even includes a cartridge to heat or cool the drink in question. One we’d love for our house of the future.
Via Yanko Design.
Mall of the World
Proposed for Dubai, the Mall of the World is a planned 48 million square foot covered structure, making it effectively the world’s first temperature controlled city. Inside will be the biggest shopping mall on earth and an indoor theme park with a retractable roof that would be opened in winter.
Switch wireless charger
Made from sustainable materials, Switch is a rather clever wireless charger for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. Shaped as a rather attractive walnut and ceramic stand, the charger makes for a nice working surface, but looks pleasant when not in use – an unusual feature for a charger!
A proposal for the Slovakian city of Banska Bystrica, Project Gregory is a billboard-cum-homeless shelter. The advertising space would pay for the upkeep of the living space, providing a safe shelter for those in need. The designs have been made open source, so other cities can easily adopt the concept.