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This new app lets you control your Android phone from your computer

If you’ve ever gotten tired of picking up your Android phone while you’re sitting in front of your computer, well, you’re not the only one. A new Chrome app allows you to use your Android phone right from any computer that can run Chrome. It works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebooks.<p>The new Vysor …

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Apple Imagines A World You Digitize By Touch, And They Aren’t Alone

As creative apps go mobile, companies are developing new tools to capture the world.<p>Apple has filed a patent application for a stylus that you can touch to any surface, take a photo, and store the texture and color data into a 3-D image file. Easy to imagine: you’re sitting at Starbucks, drawing on …

The Newest User Interface? Rhythm

Forget sight and sound. Haptics are an increasingly sophisticated way for wearable devices to communicate information.<p>Haptics are tactile sensations that convey information. The vibration of your silenced cellphone, the rumble control on your gaming joystick, and the nudge from your Apple watch’s …

Game of (Porcelain) Thrones: The Latest on Smart Toilets

Smart toilets aren’t a new concept, but while they’ve been enjoying popularity abroad, they haven’t made a splash — no pun intended — stateside until more recently. “The majority of Americans just haven’t grown up using smart toilets and bidets like in Japan, where 78 percent of households have …

Greycork challenges Ikea with a flat-pack living room in a box

Rhode Island furniture company Greycork has created a collection of quick-assembly, flat-pack pieces that are intended "to be a better alternative to …

Erika Emerén designs furniture by scaling up plasticine models

<b>Graduate shows 215:</b> designer Erika Emerén created the shapes and patterns of the chair, lamp and rug in her graduate collection by playing with …

Tranquil Pond House Generates Energy Instead of Consuming It

Louisiana's Holly & Smith Architects has designed a sustainable home that's the epitome of relaxation. The beautiful retreat–which is known as <i>The Pond House</i>–seamlessly blends in with its serene surroundings. The naturalistic look of this residence is enhanced by the fact that it overlooks a calming …

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A New Approach to Traditional French Press Coffee

Fellow set out to develop a new method to brew coffee instead of the traditional French Press route. The Duo Coffee Steeper works by using full …

Super-Functional Jacket Designed for Air Travel Breaks Crowdfunding Records

A UX/UI designer tries her hand at physical design, with great success<p>World War I fighter pilots wore silk scarves for a very functional reason: In …

Can A Shower Head Be Efficient And Luxury At Once?

Nebia bets you’ll pay $400 for a new showering experience. And Tim Cook agrees.<p>Showers are wasteful—warm, comforting, refreshing waste. Nebia, a new shower head launching on Kickstarter today, aims to wash away a little of the guilt that comes with daily showering with a design that it claims is …

Here’s What Happens When Starchitects Hack Together A Kitchen From Ikea

The Danish company Reform asked BIG, Henning Larsen Architects, and Norm to design modified fronts and table tops for Ikea kitchen cabinets.<p>Reform is a new Danish furniture company with an intriguing business model: By taking Ikea flat-pack kitchen components and modding them into custom units, it …

The future is ear!

The Google Glass experiment didn’t go well, but it sure paved the way for a lot of innovation in the smart headgear area. The Emotion Headphones for …

NASA's Space Salads

NASA's Space Salads<p>via nasa.gov<p>NASA astronauts on the International Space Station are taking the idea of farm-to-table to new heights—literally. The team has just harvested their "Outredgeous" red romaine lettuce that's been growing in space as part of the plant experiment called Veg-01. While the …

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Messy Apartment? Hide Clutter In This Stealthy Table

The battle to tame unruly clutter just got a little easier thanks to the Turning Table from the ultra-sleek Scandinavian brand Menu. The handsome wood piece–available in black-stained ash or white oak–features a pivoting top that opens to reveal a handy place to stow magazines, mail, remotes, or …

Distributing Natural Light with Lucy

Norway might be using giant mirrors to bring sunlight into a town sandwiched by mountains, but how can urban apartment owners in dungeon-like situations harness that kind of heliostat technology? Lucy, from San Diego-based Italian start-up Solenica, is one solution for bringing more sunshine into …

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5 upcoming events to add to your work calendar

The <i>Mashable</i> Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public …

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