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9 Rules Worth Breaking In A Small Space

No, your walls don't have to be white.<p>Most small space advice tends to operate under the assumption that you're willing to sacrifice personality in favor of the illusion of a few more square inches of room. But we think this project by Los Angeles-based Taylor Jacobson proves that you can live …

Small Apartment Design Solving Function and Style Issues

What if you lived in a small apartment, one that only measures 27 square meters? You could definitely make it work. Especially if you ask for help …

Interior Design

14 Tricks for Maximizing Space in a Tiny Kitchen, Urban Edition

A round-up of ingenious kitchen spaces—some no larger than a closet—that are minuscule yet functional (and full of ideas to steal).<p>1. Do away with …

Apartment in Benicàssim: Relaxed Beach Life Wrapped in Industrial Flair

Showcasing a smart and seamless fusion of Mediterranean, industrial and contemporary styles, <b>Apartment in Benicàssim</b> is a private residence designed …

Häfele's Transformable Living Spaces

Häfele is a German manufacturer of furniture fittings and architectural hardware, and of all the booths we saw at Holz-Handwerk, theirs was the most …

Furniture

Alasept: An Antibacterial Coating for Stainless Steel

Your correspondent was recently laid up for four days with the flu, an inevitability in an urban world where one must touch subway turnstiles, …

Stainless Steel

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The power of tears: Why Google has its eye on smart contact lenses

When the cronut craze swept across New York in early spring of last year, the only major inconvenience associated with Dominique Ansel's novel culinary confection was the pain of waiting in line to get it. For a responsible person living with Type 1 (or Type 2) diabetes, like my good friend Cara, …

The No BS Guide To Gestural Interfaces

Here at Chaotic Moon Studios, we’re well versed in using hand gestures to communicate–especially one in particular. All kidding aside, we’ve actually …

Kinect

Activity Tracking Comes To Earbuds And Just About Everything Else

Both Intel and LG separately announced earbuds that are designed for runners to track their heart rates, even using the data to then instantly …

Earbuds

Can Performance Be Quantified? Wearable Tech In The Office

The age of the quantified self is here. Now business is buying in.<p>From Jawbones and FitBits to Google Glass, it’s clear we’ve become very comfortable with tracking ourselves. We’re even ready to slap devices on to our babies, pets, and cars to keep tabs on their every move, too. If patents are any …

The Workplace

Footlogger 人体数据跟踪鞋垫,内建三轴加速计和八个压力传感器

还记得上次介绍的具备纺织物感应的袜子么?这次则是一款鞋垫,同样可以跟踪记录人体的数据。市场上有的鞋子已经有类似的功能,但是 Footlogger 别出心裁,推出了这款鞋垫。这样你无需再购买鞋子,并且可以把鞋垫放入不同的鞋子中使用。还有一个方便的地方是,它支持无线充电,只需要把鞋子放在无线充电底座上就可以充电。<p>这款鞋垫具备了三轴加速计和八个压力传感器,可以进行标准的活动跟踪和运动记录功能。另外,该公司还加入了一些有趣的保健功能,比如康复监控,甚至潜在的疾病早期预测。Footlogger 还将开放这个平台,打造相应的生态系统,以便在未来有更多的 App 加入进来。不过,鞋垫测得的数据要想更准确且有 …

Corning is now ready to make 3D Gorilla Glass for wearable devices

Corning's Gorilla Glass is useful for protecting the (mostly) flat screens of smartphones, but it's not a great fit for the curvy world of wearables. The company is prepared to change with the times, though, as it just announced that it can manufacture 3D-shaped Gorilla Glass. Its newly available …

真想不到:Kolibree 宣布将推出智能型牙刷

虽然说 2014 年将会是穿戴式产品的一年,不过这不代表公司们不可以推出一些更另类的智能型产品啊。Kolibree 宣布将会在 CES 2014 上推出一款名为 Smart Toothbrush(智能型牙刷)的产品,他们指出当用户使用这支牙刷刷牙之后,它便会将用户动作的数据传送到智能型手机上,并分析到底有哪里刷得好,有哪里不够好。不过 Kolibree 目前似乎没有足够的资金去将这个产品量产呢,因为他们会在第三季将这个计划放上 Kickstarter 集资,预计价格介乎 US$100 至 US$200。<p>经由:Engadget<p>标签: CES 2014, Connected, Internet o …

LG 发表 Lifeband Touch 和 Heart Rate Monitor 耳机

@evleaks 在 2013 年的年终流出 Lifeband Touch 果然在 CES 2014 上出现。这款手带上有一个可触控操作的 OLED 屏幕,用作显示已燃烧卡路里等生理数据。所得的数据当然会传送到已配对的 Android 或 iOS 手机吧,它也可以显示来电和文字讯息。如果想将它功能发挥到尽的话,则需要另买同场推出的 Heart Rate Monitor 耳机了。它除了有普通耳机的功能之外,还可以通过来自内耳的讯号量度用户的心跳。最后,LG 尚未公布它们的价格和上市日期,有再告诉大家吧。<p>经由:Engadget<p>标签: ces2014, earphones, fitness, fue …

好 App:「Pillboxie」助你定时服药快快康复

<i>「好 App」-- 顾名思意就是一个介绍好 App(好程式)的专栏。这些 App 可以是来自任何类别和平台,不论是生产力程式还是游戏,不论是来自 Windows、Windows Phone、Android、Chrome OS、OS X、iOS、BlackBerry 甚至是较冷门的 MeeGo、S40、webOS 和 Ubuntu 都可以;毕竟不是每一款好App 在上架之后都有机会获得大众的关注。我们整个团队的编辑都将会参与其中,总之,希望大家可以在这里发现能在生活中占一席位的漏网好 App 吧!</i><p>由于这阵子天气突然变冷的关系,因为天气干燥而导致干眼症的征状开始变得更为明显,加上平常如果大家跟小编 …

LG HomeChat 让你通过 Line 信息控制家电

怎么样的家电才够智能?至少,要能理解你发出的指示吧。LG 最近就在这方面做出了新的尝试,他们推出了一项名为 HomeChat 的服务,让用户可以通过 Line 信息控制其旗下的 2014 年款 Smart Appliance 家电。举个例子来说,如果你告诉家电系统自己要去度假的话,冰箱就会被调节至省电状态,而且扫地机器人也会进入相应的清扫模式。<p>除此之外,用户在相关应用中还可以查看冰箱中的「存货」,同时它还能显示扫地机器人的清扫轨迹,而且还会推荐适用于智能烤箱的菜单。值得一提的是,LG 还为未来的产品加入了 NFC 标签和智能诊断功能,这样一来就可避免不必要的上门检修,像洗衣机这样的产品也可方便 …

BEACONS: What They Are, How They Work, And Why Apple's iBeacon Technology Is Ahead Of The Pack

To state the obvious: Modern, smartphone-toting humans spend most of their time indoors.<p>Beacons are a low-cost piece of hardware — small enough to attach to a wall or countertop — that use battery-friendly, low-energy Bluetooth connections to transmit messages or prompts directly to a smartphone or …

Internet of Things

A $34 Cap That Turns Any Water Bottle Into A Humidifier

The Amazing Humidifier lives up to its name.<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>“College dorm room” is a design category in its own right. On the typological spectrum, it’s probably slotted …

Industrial Design

THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL [SLIDE DECK]

To kick off the conference, our <b>BI Intelligence</b> team—Marcelo Ballvé, Alex Cocotas, and I—put together a deck on the current trends in digital media.<p>We've posted the deck here. We hope you enjoy it.<p><i>BI Intelligence is a new research and analysis service focused on mobile computing and the Internet.</i> …

Henry Blodget

Ready-To-Eat

Hodo offers a line of ready-to-eat, delicious tofu and yuba meals. These tasty, fully seasoned dishes are made with our signature tofu and yuba. We …

With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things

Advertisement<p>182 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>At WWDC in June, Apple (s aapl) quietly announced iBeacon, one of the more prominent features of iOS 7. …

How Apple's iBeacon Will Change Everything For Retail Analytics

The experience of shopping in a brick-and-mortar store hasn’t changed much during the past 100 years: Consumers walk into a store, find the items they want, pay for the items and then lug their purchases out of the store in a shopping bag or cart.<p>But in-store experiences are on the cusp of a …

The Top 7 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2014

Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a wild ride. In considering the changes we’ve seen in technology over the past year, I’m bracing myself for unprecedented growth when it comes to anytime, anywhere, on-demand information and entertainment.<p>Based on the trends we’ve seen so far in 2013, I predict …

7 Ways Mobile Will Change Business In 2014

In 2011, Microsoft Tag predicted mobile Internet use would surpass desktop Internet use by 2014. As 2013 winds down, it’s clear mobile Internet use is at an all-time high, with 63 percent of all cell phone owners admitting they use those devices to go online. The number of consumers who say they …

Minority Report Is Here: Screens Scan Your Face, Target Ads

The technology comes from Amscreen, who says that it is the first national rollout of the firm’s OptimEyes audience measurement technlogy. The BBC reports,<p>Tesco says the screens will be rolled out across all of its 450 forecourts in the UK.“It’s like something out of Minority Report,” said …