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Montblanc's Approach to the Smartwatch: Move the Screen to the Other Side of the Wrist

The Apple Watch launches this year, which means we'll soon see loads of imitators and competitors. The 2015 CES is bound to be smartwatch-crazy. But …

Articles about august-delves-further-internet-things-wifi-connection-private-api on Dwell.com - Dwell

Continuing the success of August, the Yves Béhar-designed blockbuster into the keyless entry market, rigorous industrial design...<p>A beach house that doesn't require going off the grid.<p>Collaborate. Design with Glass.<p>If kitchens are the heart of the home, the ones we shortlisted for best of the year …

Cape Town

The MacGyver of EDCs

The Tactical Marker transforms the ubiquitous every-day-carry Sharpie pen into a unique EDC tool that can also be used for camping, hiking, punching …

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

5 Rum Brands You Need To Know - D'Marge

As the legendary Captain Jack Sparrow once said, “Why is the rum gone?” It’s a sentiment we’ve shared on more than one occasion. Sometimes a night …

This Is The Only Smartwatch That Matters

This smartwach lasts a year between charges, and it highlights what the whole industry is getting wrong.<p>There is no touchscreen or Apple logo. You’ve never heard of the designer. Its icons look straight out of 1992. And in fact, we found it in the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog–yes, that living fossil …

Batman Poster Posse Entry by Salvador Anguiano

Detailed Batman Poster Posse illustration by Salvador Anguiano.<p>Salvador Anguiano is a designer and illustrator from León, Mexico. This Batman poster …

Can The Blackphone Wake Us From An Android Security Nightmare?

By Luke Dormehl9 minute Read<p>Your smartphone is about as private as a public restroom. Prone to surveillance and data leaks, today’s smartphones pay …

The Cheat Sheet for Beef

Wish you knew how to decide which cut of beef to buy? This infographic will inform you about the type of meat, the cost, and method to cook it.

Beef

This is the smartwatch Apple or Google needs to make

Why can't great smartwatches look like normal watches? Smartwatches, for the most part, can be divided into two categories: vague approximations of the future like the Pebble, Gear, and Gear Fit, or conventionally styled watches from companies like Citizen and Cookoo that offer far less …

Microsoft wants Xbox Live to power Android and iOS games

Xbox Live is primarily used in Microsoft’s consoles and Windows or Windows Phone games for achievements, friend lists, and game matchmaking. While Microsoft has experimented with achievements on iOS and Android recently, the company is planning to push Xbox Live cross-platform in a big way soon. …

Professor Claims To Have Decoded The Most Mysterious Manuscript Of All Time

The Voynich Manuscript, a 15th-century illustrated manuscript written in a language that’s never even been identified, has long been one of the most mysterious books of all time. Nobody, not even military cryptographers, have managed to decipher so much as a single page, and it has weird, …

Your Mac may already be a Game Console thanks to Sony and Steam

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>One path that Apple could take if it ever decides to enter into the game console market is to take advantage of its position …

Bored of your normal résumé? Sumry wants to replace it with an interactive timeline

Looking for a job and sending out résumés is a full-time job in itself, and in order to make yourself stand out from the crowd you might be considering adding some flourishes to your existing CV.<p>However, tweaking that existing Microsoft Word template isn’t going to cut it. According to Sumry, a …

Talking Tech: Those 7 Minute Workout apps

PISMO BEACH, Calif. — I'm out of breath in a hotel room.<p>For the past 13 minutes, I've been doing jumping jacks, push-ups and squats, guided along by my iPhone. I feel terrific, and thrilled that I got a decent workout before starting my day out in the real world.<p>Welcome to the 7 Minute Workout app<i>.</i> …

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

Politicians are failing us, says Google's Eric Schmidt

Tech firm chairman denies plans for career in politics and says leaders are 'unaccountable yet unable to effect change'<p>Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, has criticised the lack of leadership shown by world leaders, complaining that Europe has accepted the inevitability of high levels of …

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you've ever seen before — and it's taking him years to get it just right. He's building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777, one so detailed even the tiny chairs and bathrooms look real. There are even miniature meal carts. He starts …

How to give your kids everything but a sense of entitlement

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion of a recent story in the Wall Street Journal that struck a chord with both my husband and me.<p>Both of us hail from immigrant families who arrived to the US in the 1970s. Both of us grew up …

Kids

The Shockingly Easy Way to Get People to do What You Want

<i>Note from Vic</i>: Out of the blue I got en email from a fella named Ludvig Sunström asking if he can make a guest post on Bold and Determined.<p>I gave my …

Oppo’s First Cyanogen-Modded Smartphone Will Launch In December

As much as I love stock Android sometimes you just need something <i>different</i>, and that’s essentially been the guiding mission of the folks over at Cyanogen Inc.<p>They’ve made plenty of strides with their customized version of Android over the past few months, but now they’re on the verge of a big …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

The Ultimate Beer Infographic Just Got Even More Ultimate

What happens when you’re a Brooklyn-based illustration studio that releases an absurdly, ridiculously, profusely detailed chart of beer? Unable to top this perfect intersection of high-minded design and sudsy, sudsy illustration, do you just pop a cold one and close up shop? Or do you put a fresh …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

SHIELD Watch Was Inspired by Captain America’s Shield

At first sight, the first model of <b>Shield watch</b> reminds us about the iconic Captain America’s shield. Well, I guess that was the main design …

Industrial Design

Apple Then and Now: A Pre-History Of The iPhone

With the announcement from Apple regarding the newest iteration of their popular iPhone, and the leap they’ve made into 64-bit processors for mobile …

13 Smartwatches Even Dick Tracy Would Be Jealous Of (list)

For those who always like to have the “in” thing, then getting your hands on a smartwatch is what you’ll want to do. The addition of a smartwach will …

Warby Parker Fall 2013

<b>Advertorial content:</b><p>Fall: it’s the perfect time of year to tuck in your shirt and pop a collar. Adding glasses to any outfit lends a bookish style, which seems more appropriate as activities head indoors. With their new collection of early 1960s-inspired frames, New York City-based eyewear purveyor …

Men's Fashion

How to choose a Caribbean island

The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group-filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer visitors.<p>So for …