Matt Hickman

Smile, says alarm clock app!

Instead of a traditional off button, Smile Clock's alarm can only be silenced by a happy grin.

A flower vase so stylish that it outshines the prettiest of blooms

Foldable VAZU flower vases are less heavy and more fun than their glass counterparts.

Turning on your lights just got easier – just say the 'magic words'

Why get up to flip a switch or fumble around for a smartphone when you can simply tell a light bulb what to do?

9 apps that help make the world a better place

Transform your smartphone into an instrument of positive change.

Are LEGO-like Smart Bricks the future of home construction?

The makers of the modular construction system, Smart Bricks, aim to change the face of home building.

7 of the world's most offbeat and unusual restaurants

There are many unusual restaurants, but we think these take the cake. And you may or may not want the cake when you've finished your meal. Bon appetit!

How to transform your couch into a touchscreen

Touch screen furniture sounds like science fiction, but MUV Interactive's wearable Bird device has the potential to change how we interact with our sofas.

7 top water parks for enjoying splashy summertime thrills

Water parks are a great way to cool off in summer. From Israel's Mediterranean coast to the Canadian prairie, you'll find aquatic thrills around the world.

Retired city bus converted into tiny living space

A bus gets a second life in Israel, where two women with a flair for the creative transformed it into a unique mobile home.