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10 Innovations that will Make You Smile

Last week was Netexplo conference at UNESCO in Paris, a conference about digital innovation. But what is innovation and is innovation always useful ?

10 Innovations that will Make You Smile

According to Francis Pisani “Innovation is about solving a problem in a new way”.

We made our selections based on what we saw at the conference.
Have a look at these 10 innovations and make up your own mind on wether these innovations are just amazing, stupid or scary...

1. Nixie

Nixie: a camera that comes with you everywhere, and that can fly. It is a wearable camera that follow you. Nixie is attached to your wrist and you can just unleash it whenever you want.
No it has not been invented by Bruce Wayne.
flynixie

10 Innovations that will Make You Smile

2. No place like home, GPS Shoes

Shoes that will guide you anywhere you want with its mini LED lights at the end of the shoes and the GPS in the heels. The ally of traditional craftsmanship and technology.
GPS Shoes

10 Innovations that will Make You Smile

3. Local Warming

Local warming : don't heat the space, heat where the people are. It sounds simple.
senseable

10 Innovations that will Make You Smile

4. wearable thermo element

The conversion of body heat into energy. Will we be soon charging our mobile with our own energy ?
wearable thermo element

10 Innovations that will Make You Smile

5. Glowing Ice Cubes

The perfect gift for the geek who can not hold his drink : glowing ice cubes warn your best friend when you drink too much. And also the cubes beat to ambient music.
Glowing Ice Cubes

10 Innovations that will Make You Smile

6. Think Dirty

Understand the truth about the beauty industry. The mobile app that tells you the ingredients inside your beauty products.
thinkdirtyapp

10 Innovations that will Make You Smile

7. PhoneBlocks

Reduce electronic waste by making a modular smart phone that users can assemble themselves. "A phone worth keeping".
phonebloks

10 Innovations that will Make You Smile

8. Rainforest connection

Old phones are now recycled to protect the forest against extinction! Let's stop illegal logging in rain forests.
rfcx

10 Innovations that will Make You Smile

9. Baidu Kuai Sou

Smart chopsticks telling you if your food is safe for consumption. Can you believe it all started as a joke on April 1st... the power of innovation is strong!

10 Innovations that will Make You Smile

10. Placemeter

Placemeter or how to bring big brother to your city. Install your old phone at your window and record the view. The question is : what will they do with all this data ?
placemeter

10 Innovations that will Make You Smile

Innovation is not always driven by startups but also corporate and universities.

10 Innovations that will Make You Smile

Think differently, be silly, be childish, be surprised and be amazed.

Innovation can be everywhere.
Netexplo

10 Innovations that will Make You Smile

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