Together, Yet Apart! The Way of One-Person Households
The rise of one-person households has become a global trend, as young people are getting jobs and marrying later than before. Products and services intended for 4-person households used to dominate the market, but is slowly making room for the one-person household segment. These days, services that help individuals living alone to keep their privacy while enjoying the benefits of a communal lifestyle are drawing interest. Together, yet apart! Let's learn about recent trends in industries for one-person households.
Evolution of Indoor Positioning Technology
Indoor positioning technology enabling users to find their way in complicated buildings are rapidly evolving to the next generation. Now, there are technologies for an integrated indoor and outdoor navigation guiding users from the streets to the precise location within a building, as well as smartphone sensors that use geo-magnetic fields to locate positions within buildings. We learn about these new alternatives to GPS that can navigate indoor spaces.
CarePot, a Humidifier Made by a Dentist
The moisture in a humidifier can be a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. A local dentist and a father of two children has developed CarePot, a hygienic humidifier that is easy to clean and disinfect. Its parts can be easily separated and immersed in boiling water for disinfection. Also, an embedded heater can generate warm mist. The CEO of Merkerr shares his startup journey including how he drew inspiration from his own parenting experience.
Why Do Different Countries Use Different Power Plugs?
Power plugs come in different shapes and sizes across the world, and they can be broadly divided into 12 main types. Why do countries have different outlet and voltage standards? Is there any way they can be harmonized into a single standard? Find out all you need to know about power plugs and sockets.