Origami powered strollerWe won’t be doing a daily update, but when when we find a few things worth sharing – like the auto-folding stroller, motion-controlled longboard and TVs that make it feel more like a motor show – we’ll write them up. Enjoy!

What is it?
Making large, thin TVs becomes the technology industry’s ‘Motor Show’-type exhibit

Why is it interesting?
Big, shiny things attracting “ooh’s” and “aah’s” are usually reserved for international motor shows. However, it’s becoming more and more common for this to be apparent at technology shows, as the major manufacturers like Sony, Sharp and Samsung show off bigger, slimmer, and brighter panels. Sure, these things are so big that there’s no sense having them in your living room anytime soon, but it’s almost like they’ve become the ‘concept car’ of the technology world.

What is it?
Technology solving mundane, real world problems

Why is it interesting?
How many times have you seen some poor parent (or you yourself had to) struggle with getting a stroller into a car, all while taking care of the kid(s) and all that goes with it? How about you try this auto folding and unfolding stroller? The Origami stroller (US$849) is the latest in an example of tech that isn’t just ‘tech for tech’s sake’, but rather a solution for real world problems. For those wondering, the stroller generates it’ own power through the wheels, includes built-in safety lights, an LCD screen and even includes a phone (or mp3 player) charging dock!

What is it?
Useful augmented reality

Why is it interesting?
For some of us, tech companies have been peddling augmented reality for a while. Most of it has been stuck at concept-stage, and some of it has just been a case of ‘technology for technology’s sake’. AR has taken a step closer to real life applications, as these tech companies bring down the gap between concept and reality (ironically). Examples like Pioneer’s heads up display show how real time data shown in situ is much easier for a person to grasp in real time.

What is it?
More motion-controlled stuff, like this longboard

Why is it interesting?
As Kinect sits longer in the hands of developers, they’ve been hacking away at it and applied it to a number of uses, like the motion-controlled longboard. Combined with a Windows 8-based tablet, it uses a combination of location, speech, video and accelerometer data to get you to where you want to go.