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How Apple’s Truly Wireless Charging May Work On 2017 iPhone

Apple appears to be working closely with partners on a truly wireless charging technology, possibly destined for 2017 iPhone. Here are the details.<br>[ …

iPhone Next: How iPhone 7 hints at next year's breakthrough

Apple has shown that a series of little upgrades over time adds up to big changes in the future. So what's on tap for the iPhone's 10th anniversary?<p>Go ahead. Yawn at the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.<p>Or dig a little deeper, and maybe you'll perk up at some tantalizing clues to the future of the iPhone.<p>…

Mobile Technology

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

iPhone 7 Leak Reveals Important Late Upgrades

Critics have long argued the iPhone 7 will be a letdown – both in terms of its design and missing features – but in recent weeks a steady stream of positive surprises have emerged. And now there are two more late in the game…<p>Chinese site Mydrivers (which famously nailed the iPhone SE in January) is …

Mobile Technology

Web Developer, Blogger and Technology Enthusiast

There’s a Kickstarter To Fund a Coffee and Tea-Brewing Alarm Clock

Does the idea of waking up to the smell of freshly brewing coffee or tea sound overly appealing to you? Well, fortunately there’s a company out there …

Coffee

On Kickstarter: The Boldr Journey

Just about a year ago, we introduced you to the Boldr Voyage, a “clever” watch that mixed pilot style with some interesting “smart” technology. Now, …

Watches

Team squares off on Kickstarter for charging needs via pad and stickers

(Tech Xplore)—A popular need, a quite friendly solution: Always stay charged on an ultra-thin pad using just a strip placed on your smartphone. The …

Tech Trends

Energysquare is a wireless phone charging pad that doesn’t use induction

Meet Energysquare, a thin charging pad made so that you don’t have to plug in your phone charger ever again. Energysquare doesn’t rely on induction like most wireless chargers out there. Instead, Energysquare uses a conductive surface as well as a sticker on the back of your phone. The company is …

Watching a Leather Watch Strap Get Made Is Actually Very Impressive

A watch strap is just a strip of leather, right? Nope! Not when it’s handcrafted like this. There are so many steps involved in the process of making …

Paris’s One-of-a-Kind LaContrie Bags Just Landed Stateside

La Contrie<p>With “Manus x Machina” bowing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Fall ’16 couture shows just around the corner (plus the buzzy news of Vetements’s first couture show—well, couture-<i>ish</i>), the desire for custom, highly personalized items is heating up. Perhaps it has something to do …

Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

Rugged Accessories and Bags by Mercy Supply

The old adage "They don't make them like they used to" insinuates that modern products don't stand up to the test of time like those of yesteryear. While this might be true for many manufactured items of the day, Michigan's Mercy Supply is the opposite. Built for utility, the company's line of …

Grand Rapids

This Woodworking Wizard Turns a Single Block of Wood Into a Chain

This is a really neat woodworking project from Matthias Wandel: turning a single piece of wood into a chain just by using power tools. It takes very …

The Art of Making Impossibly Thin Gold Leaves from a Tiny Piece of Gold

Gold is so malleable that a single gram of it can be stretched into a strip nearly two miles long. A tiny little coin can be pressed into a …

Flipping Through This Pop-up Book Is More Relaxing Than a Thousand Zen Gardens

Sitting back with a good book is a popular way to help relieve stress. But artist Tauba Auerbach has created an incredibly intricate pop-up book, …

Floatti offers smooth-riding smart luggage

The first clue to Floatti's feature set lies in the name: it has an inbuilt suspension system that works when you're pushing or pulling the suitcase. …

Gear & Gadgets

DTI Logo

Instead of spending a fourth day in a row painting, I am dreaming about being in Stellenboschis, South Africa at this wonderful brewery called Wild …

How Architecture Students Are Building Shelters By Hand With Just $2K

Many architects will never live in their own buildings. Aixopluc wants to change that.<p>For most of history, if you wanted to live in a house, you probably designed and built it yourself. These days, though, design has become so thoroughly uncoupled from construction that most architects never have …

MDW16: Stellar Works Brings Craft and Industry to Milan

One of the highlights of Zona Tortona this year, was a small space entitled Craft Industry, designed by Stellar Works creative directors Lyndon Neri …

Interview: Tom Dixon

In the bustle of his SoHo, NYC showroom, among geometric homewares and personality-packed light fixtures, we sat down with the affable visionary Tom Dixon to talk about the future. The designer was present to preview his Spring 2016 collection—an array of candles and candleholders, copper cups and …

Design

Off Piste: Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

The amount of Jurassic-era limestone rising above the trees of western Madagascar's Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park—hundreds of miles worth of jagged rock—gives the landscape the look of a formidable fortress. Lofty spires, twisted pinnacles and narrow ridges of razor-sharp stones reach up to 150 …

Hiking

The World's Highest Waterfall Is So Majestic

Breathtaking. This drone footage of Angel Falls in Venezuela is exactly that. Angel Falls is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall at 3,212 …

How architecture uses space, light and material to affect your mood

No longer silent, fusty and reserved for solitary study, libraries are now bright and buzzing spaces where people can also engage with their local …

20 Creative Business Cards for Architects

Establishing professional contacts in architecture – and well, in any field, really – has changed dramatically in the last decade, passing from the …

Forging This Beautifully Intricate Sword Is So Damn Impressive

Do you remember the Green Destiny sword from <i>Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon</i>. I didn’t. But that damascus steel blade finished with jade is so damn …

Making Traditional Wooden Lacrosse Sticks

Here’s how a traditional wooden lacrosse stick gets made. You get to see how it’s done from the search for the right type of hickory tree to the …

New 20kW wireless charging system could wipe out range anxiety

Oak Ridge National Laboratory shows off tech with trememdous potential.<p>As easy as it is to charge up an electric vehicle at a properly equipped home, most of today's EVs need an actual cord to fill up. Sure, you can get a Plugless Power aftermarket device for some of the more popular EVs, but that …

OSSIC X: The first 3D audio headphones calibrated to you

<b>THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED 3D AUDIO HEADPHONE</b><p>OSSIC X is the world’s first 3D audio headphone that instantly calibrates to the listener, increasing the …