* Date : 2015-06-12
Upcycling in Uptrend
Upcycling that converts unwanted and discarded materials into new or better products is in uptrend. Large companies have taken interest in upcycling movement that has been mostly led by small businesses devoted to environmental cause. There are 68 fashion brands made out of discarded and old clothing and fabric. Steel and furniture makers are also making use of discarded materials for not only cost-saving but also aesthetic and useful cause. We look at the industry trend and challenges for sustainable growth.
IT Makes Apartments Smart
Apartments are the most popular form of housing in Korea. To enhance competitiveness in a buyer's market, a variety of IT services are being built in at the construction level. Doors open and elevators come to you without even the push of a button, while a variety of energy saving measures keep the house green and cost efficient. We meet the smarter and more convenient apartments of today.
Dot, Making Braille Accessible Through Cheap Smart Device
Six-dot Braille is a system of raised dots allows people with blindness and severe sight loss to read. Refreshable braille displays helps the blind also use computer screens and other electronic supports. But the problem is that the devices are expensive. Young students have launched a startup venture to help these people. They developed affordable wrist-wearable smart device that can help the visually impaired as well as illiterate people to read e-books and access information on the Internet. We introduce a remarkable story about young entrepreneurs and their “Dot” venture, using their bright minds to help the needy people around the world.
Are You a Smartphone Addict?
Do you use your smartphone more than two hours a day? Do you take it in the bathroom? With the widespread use of smartphones, addiction and diseases due to excessive smartphone use have emerged as a social issue, with some claiming it can be a harder addiction to break than smoking. Check your own smartphone usage habits with the Smartphone Addiction Self-Test and find out how to fight smartphone addiction.