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The Daily Poke: WiFi wine

poke_Wi-fi wineThe patent is still pending, but Kuvée’s smart wine dispenser could be very clever. Not only does it keep your wine fresh for 30 days and pour accurate servings. The dispenser is wifi enabled and comes with a touch screen. Read more on The Daily Poke: WiFi wine…

The Daily Poke: Snack-er-size

poke_Snack-er-sizeWould you want to know how to work off your food, or stay blissfully ignorant? The Royal Society of Public Health has called for ‘activity equivalent’ labeling. (Very energetic James). Read more on The Daily Poke: Snack-er-size…

The Daily Poke: Bot butler

poke_Bot butlerTaco Bell have teamed up with workplace messaging company, Slack, to create an ordering service that uses artificial-intelligence. Read more on The Daily Poke: Bot butler…

The Daily Poke: Discovery spoon

poke_Discovery spoonMaille are cutting the mustard when it comes to in-store experience. The premium mustard brand is stirring up how you try their products, by using RFID-tagged spoons in their London flagship store. Read more on The Daily Poke: Discovery spoon…

The Daily Poke: Fit nesting dolls

poke_fit nesting dollsHands up if you made a New Year’s resolution to start going to the gym at least three times a week. And hands up, who’s stuck with it?

If you didn’t raise your hand the second time, surprise surprise, you’re not alone. The group class gym people, BRICK, realised that nearly 80% of those who joined the gym at the start of the year were quitting within five months. So they’ve worked out a way to remedy that and help members reach their fitness goals. Read more on The Daily Poke: Fit nesting dolls…

Eco-efficiency: buzzword or business model?

Greenwashing or green sheen – the act of labelling something as eco-friendly and/or sustainable to promote the perception that a product or organisation are environmentally friendly – is steadily rising, and with it, people’s ability to spot the fakes.

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The internet gives people the power to expose errors, inaccuracies, and lies at the swipe of a smartphone, and spread their findings. With social media justice rising, corporate accountability is essential for consumers.

And while peeling back the corporate curtain may seem risky, research shows eco-efficient practices are no longer a buzzword but a priority.

Read more on Eco-efficiency: buzzword or business model?…

The Daily Poke: Rent off the rail

poke_Rent off the railThat black Karen Millen cocktail dress you’ve had your eye on? The one that’s just out of your price bracket? Well tonight it could be yours, darling. (But only for tonight). A recent survey has revealed that a growing number of cash-strapped consumers are willing to rent high fashion items instead of buying them outright. Read more on The Daily Poke: Rent off the rail…

The Daily Poke: Kitchens that think for you

Poke_Kitchens that think for youWhirlpool are creating a storm in the kitchen with their Interactive Kitchen of the Future, showcased at CES 2016.

The smart backsplash and countertop can adjust to everyday life situations, letting you instantly create shopping lists, reheat your coffee to your preferred temperature, measure the nutritional content for a packed lunch, and even work out the best way to care for your child if they come down with a cold. Read more on The Daily Poke: Kitchens that think for you…

The Daily Poke: Neat heat

Poke_Neat heatBig data means big data centres. And with more being built every year, the problem of regulating their excess heat is certainly not going to disappear.

Cue Dutch startup Nerdalize, who have found a way to put the wasted heat to good use. Read more on The Daily Poke: Neat heat…

The Daily Poke: McCreate your taste

Poke_McCreate your tasteWhat do you get when you cross a Maccy Ds with a sushi bar? The new McDonald’s Next ‘food bar’ of course. Recently opened in Hong Kong – 40 years after McDonald’s first landed there – this new dining concept is changing the way people think about and enjoy their fast food. Read more on The Daily Poke: McCreate your taste…