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A Look Inside Shenzhen's High-Tech Empire

Shenzhen has risen to become the predominant epicenter of high-tech design and manufacturing in the world. Variously called the “world’s factory,” “the new Silicon Valley,” and the “maker’s dream city,” Shenzhen has a complete ecosystem that contains everything needed for all stages of electronics …

China

How to Make Your Own Homemade Jerky | Men's Health

All you need is an oven, a hunk of fresh animal flesh, and a few secret seasoning blends. From there, it’s easy if you follow O’Sullivan’s 5 steps.<p><b>1. Go Shopping</b><br>Buy a 2-pound piece of top round steak, and ask the person behind the counter to trim off any visible fat and silver skin. The leaner the …

Change the lights, redo the mirror: Hotels use fake rooms to test ideas

Hotel companies use mock rooms to fine-tune their designs and decide whether existing blueprints are practical and efficient.<p>A look at how hotel companies use mock rooms to fine-tune their designs and decide whether existing blueprints are practical and efficient.<p>The bed is freshly made. There are …

Hospitality

A Preview of a Custom Fit Future: adidas Futurecraft 3D

We got to step into the future last week. Literally. For the future of footwear will undoubtedly belong to 3D printed shoes, as previewed by adidas …

The humble beginnings and ambitious future of 3D printing

Consumer-focused 3D printing has been all the rage in the past several years, and while Yeezy may be apprehensive, it's putting the power of manufacturing into the hands of the people. The concept of three-dimensional reproduction isn't as new as you may think; various methods were being employed …

Why Stores Should Prioritize Social Experiences over Shopping

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

New York City

Yes, Pepsi is launching smartphones in China

In today's edition of baffling corporate branding decisions, Pepsi has confirmed plans to launch smartphones and a line of accessories in China in the coming months, <i>Reuters</i> reports. The company made it clear that it won't be manufacturing the phones, instead it'll be licensing its brand to a …

Open Office Getting You Down? Maybe You Need An Office Treehouse

If you can’t focus, perhaps you just need a little change of scenery to something more rustic.<p>Open offices seem to cause more problems than they solve. Noise makes us more stressed, less motivated, and less creative. We’re more likely to get sick. Listening to coworkers–even if we think we’ve tuned …

OpenOffice

Starbucks’ Mobile Pre-Ordering Goes International With London Launch

Starbucks has expanded its Mobile Order & Pay (MOP) feature outside the U.S. for the first time with a launch in London. The in-app pre-ordering option is available in 150 stores in the U.K. capital, the company said today.<p>The coffee chain kicked off a pilot of the queue-busting pre-order feature …

Coffee

Now Is The Time To Break Into China

Hans Tung Contributor<p>Hans Tung is a managing partner at GGV Capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Consumer internet startups go mainstream outside of Silicon Valley<br>• Beyond Amazon and Alibaba: what’s next for e-commerce?<p>A generation ago, well-known Internet and tech giants with global ambitions …

Disney Has Invented 3D Coloring Books

With its Color Alive line, Crayola was the first company to merge coloring books and apps so kids could bring their on-page creations to life. But …

Psychedelic Sunglasses Will Mimic an LSD Experience

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

New York City

3D Printed BioKnit Shoes Aimed at Simplifying Manufacturing and Recycling

Designer Ammo Liao moved from his home of 28 years in Tainan, Taiwan where the buildings and culture inspired him to develop his design skills, and …

Anki Overdrive blends robotic racing with video game hooks

Back in February, Anki gave us a sneak peek at Anki Overdrive, the second generation version of its robotic race cars. It's introducing new toy vehicles, new gameplay mechanics, a new app and new modular race tracks that let players design their own custom race circuits. Today, Anki has announced …

Giant Machines "Draws" 3D Printed Furniture

Startup Drawn repurposed a robot arm used in automobile assembly that can now print a sofa in one go<p>Startup Drawn has a 3D printer big enough to …

Sofa

3D Printed Faucets: DXV by American Standard

A whole new era of fixtures is here: 3D printed faucets. DXV by American Standard is taking it to the next level with their brand new creative faucet …

3D Printing Is Not A Fad -- Lowe's Companies Creates New Customer Experience

3D printing captures the imagination, of people in general, but particularly for the world’s top companies and brands. It is at work in architecture, construction, design, medical, aerospace, and automotive, to name a few more industries.<p>Despite the article in <i>Time</i> today that asks: <i>Was 3D Printing</i> …

3D Printing

Chinese retail lab creates its own custom foosball table with 3D scanning and 3D printing

Jun 10, 2015 | By Simon<p>While many of the 3D printing projects that we hear about are aimed at revolutionizing manufacturing processes including the …

3D Printing

Crazy Way To Paint Patterns On 3-D Objects Is Like A Cartoon Come To Life

Thanks to new technology, even the most elaborate object can be precisely painted just by dipping it in a swirling vat of rainbow colors.<p>In old Warner Bros. cartoons, one common gag is a single can of paint that contains an elaborate pattern, like plaid, which can be applied to a surface with a …

Enter "THE VOID": The World's First Virtual Reality Theme Park

It's like laser tag meets The Matrix inside this cutting-edge "virtual entertainment center."<p>"Virtual reality theme park" might summon images of Oculus Rift-enabled roller coasters, digital carousels, and imaginary funnel cake, but THE VOID wants it to be more like a fusion of the best video games …

London Designer's 3D Printed, High-Fashion Heels are Fully-Customizable

While advancements in 3D printer capabilities and printing technology continue to dominate industry headlines, artists of all sorts are quietly …

Samsung launches new innovation team to focus on 3D printing, VR and robotics

Feb. 11, 2015 | By Alec<p>While recent 3D printing innovations and revolutionary applications have been largely the product of promising start-ups and …

3D Printing

Adafruit 3D prints awesome GunBlade from the Final Fantasy franchise

Feb. 17, 2015 | By Alec<p>As 3D printing technology has proven to be perfect for creating unique toys, it shouldn’t be so surprising that cosplayers are …

3D Printing

SOLS raises $11.1 million to bring 3D printed shoe insoles to consumers

Feb. 27, 2015<p><b>SOLS</b>, the pioneer of custom mass manufacturing of orthotics, today announced the completion of an $11.1 million Series B funding to …

Wearable Tech

Want a 3-D Printed Selfie? There's an App for That.

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Ever wanted a 3D printing of your selfie? Well you're in luck.<p>Swiss company Dacuda and Swedish company Volumental have developed a mobile app that allows selfie-lovers to have their picture printed in 3D.<p>Users can take a picture using their smartphone or …

This strange and beautiful object is a 3D-printed violin

A 3D-printed violin is just one of a suite of instruments designed to provide a collaborative experience exploring our relationship with sound.<p>It may look a little (or a lot) like a Klingon weapon, but this sleek 3D-printed object is actually a musical instrument -- in fact, it's a species of …

3D Printing

Toward Our 3D Future

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Antonio Rodriguez is a partner at Matrix Partners where he focuses on the future of computing, including virtual and augmented reality, wearables, and collaboration applications. He has made investments in Oculus VR, MakerBot, The Echo Nest (now Spotify) among others.</i><p>If the past …

Amazon wants to fit trucks with 3D printers to speed up deliveries

Amazon has been experimenting with new shipping methods lately, but one day soon it might not have to worry about sending items at all, and use 3D printers to produce them on the curbs outside customers' homes instead. The e-commerce giant has filed several patent applications for a system that …

StuffHub teams with candymaker to create custom lollipops with help of 3D printing

Feb. 20, 2015 | By Simon<p>As more 3D printing enthusiasts learn how to create their own 3D models (rather than simply downloading already-made models), …

‘Neflix For Lego’ Pley Launches A Kit Crowdsourcing Platform And Raises $10M

While Lego’s own crowdsourcing platform exists, letting users submit ideas for community voting, eventually resulting in some being made, the process is slow and somewhat difficult to navigate. Now Lego set sharing platform Pley is debuting a crowdsourced set creation platform called PleyWorld that …