A celebration of creativity

It takes quirky minds to come up with bright ideas that change the world. This month, we acknowledge the creativity of various gadgets and ideas that are constantly making our lives interesting.

Illustration: © Rama Ramesh

Take privacy to the next level

Noise pollution is definitely a menace prevalent in our generation. In public, you can’t help wishing that you don’t have to hear someone have a long-heated chat with his/her girl/boyfriend. Ukraine start-up Hushme has come up with a device that protects a person’s chat privacy and is considerate to others. The device is worn around the mouth to muffle the voice and make it inaudible. The website claims a ‘stylish ergonomic design’ but that’s purely subjective. Are you willing to wear a hi-tech muzzle for the sake of privacy?

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Rama Ramesh is a creative writer who has written stories and features for children’s magazines and has co-authored a series of nanotechnology books for kids.