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A Detachable Wheel That Makes Your Bike Electric Is About To Hit The Market

Quickly change up the front wheel of your bike, and all of a sudden, you can zoom up hills and across town without breaking a sweat.<p>At a cost of about $2,000 to $4,000, electric bikes are an investment that most people aren’t willing to make. Sales doubled between 2012 and 2013, but they still …

Cycling

What The Future Looks Like To North Koreans Who Have Never Left

What does a future imagined by someone living in a place that’s been cut off from the rest of the world since 1948 look like? Approximately 1958.<p>North Korea is the least visited country in the world, but Koryo Tours, one of the only companies to bring foreign travelers there, is trying to change …

North Korea

Watch: How Adobe Illustrator Changed Graphic Design

A video tells the story of the revolutionary software, launched in 1987, and how it changed graphic design forever.<p>In the pre-Adobe Illustrator age, graphic design was a tedious, meticulous analog process: it could take a day to set one page of type, and then maybe a temperamental Rapidograph pen …

Thiel Fellow’s Elegant Sleep Tracker, Sense, Crushes Kickstarter With $120K In A Few Hours

When I first took a look at Sense, a smart sleep sensor launching today on Kickstarter, it reminded me of two things. Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium and Google’s old, discontinued Nexus Q product.<p>“Those are two of my favorite things,” said James Proud, a former Thiel fellow who went on to found a …

Yes, We Love iPhone Concepts

Perhaps this is the reason why we feature so many of them! Check out this really ultra slim iPhone 6 Pro with Wireless Charging and iView Cover. …

Google Creates A Real-Life “Easy Button” That Can Do Anything With A Tap

One blue button can empower a million different actions in a million different contexts.<p>I never understood why anyone would want a smart watch–another silly screen strapped to their wrist. Then I saw what Google had built with its Android Wear platform–the underlying software behind everything from …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

Designer Masanori Oji Teams Up With Ancient Japanese Brass Foundry to Create Beautiful Products

Saitama-based Masanori Oji's interests are as broad as his skillset. The handicrafts designer has experience in architecture and graphics as well as …

Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling

The book suggestion of this week is about storytelling, the title is Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling by Chris Crawford. The reason I …

Porsches 2 Oxford Auto Show 2011

Auto Shows

This Awesome New Gadget Tells You Everything About Your Food

Photo: Courtesy Of Consumer Physics.<p>Here at R29 Wellness, we get pretty geeky about gadgets. From fitness bands to nifty apps to <i>Star Wars</i>-esque …

This Guy Built a 3D Printer for Under €100

Many believe a 3D printer will be in everyone’s home one day. If you’re okay with building one yourself, you can join the revolution today, and it won’t even cost you that much.<p>Instructables member Gelstronic decided to build a 3D printer for less than €100 (about $136). He had to buy a few parts, …

Walking Bicycle : Faster Than Walking, Easier Than Riding Conventional Bike

<b>Walking Bicycle</b>, just like its name suggests, it’s a bicycle that you move simply by walking. It works just like an elliptical bike, it’s faster and …

Walking

Wood World: Henrique Oliveira's Arterial Art Installation Channels Favelas

Here on Core, we've dedicated a fair amount of space to wood as a material in the context of furniture and product design: our ten-part series on …