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,”
Slow-cook the ultimate, protein-packed snack right in your kitchen Jerky might be the world’s greatest portable protein. But you don’t have to swerve into a convenience store every time you need a fix.
Hotel companies use mock rooms to fine-tune their designs and decide whether existing blueprints are practical and efficient. A look at how hotel companies use mock rooms to fine-tune their designs and
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 reproduction
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, Reuters reports. The company made clear
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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, company
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
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,
Thanks to new technology, even the most elaborate object can be precisely painted just by dipping it in a swirling vat of rainbow colors. In old Warner Bros. cartoons, one common gag is a single can of
It's like laser tag meets The Matrix inside this cutting-edge "virtual entertainment center." "Virtual reality theme park" might summon images of Oculus Rift-enabled roller coasters, digital carousels,
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 violin. The differences aren't just cosmetic. The
Editor’s note: 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
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'
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