News Innovation and Inspiration Shout – March 2019

22nd March 2019

Enjoy our latest round-up of global innovations to help feed your need for new, clever and a bit cheeky.

Burger King Grills McDonald’s over Lost ‘Big Mac’ Trademark in EU

After McDonald’s lost its Big Mac trademark in the EU, Burger King has added the name to its own menu – with a twist… more

Mexican Company Converts Avocado Pits Into Completely Biodegradeable Plastic

When you think of Mexico, you think of tequila and guacamole, says Scott Munguia. If he has his way, you might also be thinking of something else made from the avocado: plastic made from the seed… more

Amazon’s Latest Last-Mile Delivery Test

Sean Scott, the vice president of Amazon Scout and a company veteran, wrote a blog post outlining the business’ latest delivery trial using Amazon Scout. The little delivery devices have been designed to get packages to customers autonomously… more

The Pocket-Sized Black Hornet Drone Is About To Change Army Operations Forever

After more than four years of experimentation and evaluation, the U.S. Army is beginning to send out FLIR Systems’ tiny Black Hornet nano drones to operational units, which will fundamentally change how the service conducts itself on the battlefield… more

Ford’s Hilarious Shifting Mattress Bed Helps Your Partner ‘Sleep in Their Lane’!

An unlikely area of intervention for an automotive company, Ford’s now designing self-adjusting beds! Designed as a part of the Ford Interventions series, which uses automotive technology to remedy everyday problems, this is the Lane-Keeping Bed. As its name suggests, it prevents bed-space-hoggers from occupying more than half of the bed’s space… more
Worried About Your Screen Time? These Glasses Block Them Out Wherever You Go 
There are plenty of reasons to be worried about the length of time we spend staring at screens each day. While companies like Apple introduced features like iOS 12’s Screen Time counter, a new Kickstarter campaign offers a more radical way for screen-addicted folks to kick the habit by blocking them out altogether… more