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Strictly for the Adventurer

Kickstarter has spawned a refreshing generation of companies/startups whose prime goal is to be able to design for demand. The products they make are …

Industrial Design

Panasonic is building an incredible smart city outside of Denver

Panasonic is just about everywhere you look these days, from car batteries to airplanes, and now the company is building one of their most ambitious …

Cities

VW's iconic microbus is making a comeback in 2022 — and it's getting a big update

• <b>Volkswagen is revamping its iconic microbus with the I.D. Buzz.</b>• <b><br>The vehicle will be fully electric and hit dealerships in 2022.</b>• <b><br>It will feature a customizable interior and tech features that will eventually move the car toward autonomous driving.</b><p>Once a symbol of American counterculture during the …

Electric Vehicles

Green Walls Anyone Can Grow

At once sculptural and organic, Helen Kontouris’ Botanical Planter Screens provide a sense natural visual separation to indoor and outdoor spaces …

Gardening

The Five Most Amazing Things That Were 3-D-Printed This Year - MIT Technology Review

Additive manufacturing has been hyped for years. But in 2017 much of its promise materialized: 3-D printing took a series of big steps out of the …

Amazing

The Archaeologist’s Backpack: Building the Ultimate 4×4 Office

Unexpected snow flurries chill our fingers as we excavate through abrasive granitic soils. Our rental SUV is loaded beyond the GVWR and can’t access …

Trucks

FCC approves first wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system

Charging your mobile device wirelessly is certainly less of a hassle than plugging it in, but still requires the device be in physical contact with its station to actually work. That's about to change now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved the first wireless charger that works …

Gear & Gadgets

Senior Designer Jobs in San Diego | BASIC™ | Careers

Let's make together<p>A Senior Designer at BASIC creates amazing digital experiences to bring brands to life. You’ll mentor and collaborate with other …

Amazing

The Bear Grylls of the speaker world

Your speaker may be waterproof, but is it ‘use-as-a-piñata’ proof? Or ‘fling-out-your-window’ proof? Is it at least ‘drive-your-car-over-it’ proof? …

Mobile

Move Over Lava Lamps!

Meet, Hologrampy! One part decorative novelty item, one part speaker… it gives your listening experience a boost with a stunning visual …

Design

The Secret To Great Logos, From The Gurus Of Corporate Branding

“Symbols don’t make clear what you do; it makes it clear who you are.”<p>This year the inimitable branding firm Chermayeff Geismar & Haviv celebrates its 60th anniversary. Over the past six decades, these godfathers of corporate graphic design created logos for PBS, MoMA, PanAm, NBC, Chase, and more. …

Graphene running shoes will hit the market next year

Running shoes and graphene were made for each other. One is always in search of the latest gimmick and the other has produced some of the most stunning in recent memory. The University of Manchester, long a leading force in research surrounding the one-atom-thick material, has teamed up with …

The World's Most Hush-Hush Porsche 911 Build Sounds Like Automotive Perfection

It took four years for filmmaker Chris Kippenberger just to track down Willi Thom, but once he did, he found one of the most obsessively perfect …

A Washing Machine that Doesn’t Need Detergent

From the same designer as this wildly cool washing machine comes yet another that’s functionally different yet just as aesthetically beautiful. It’s …

A Male CEO Has Apologized After Saying That This Female Tech Designer Wasn’t Real

"No man has to prove himself this way. They can take a picture of a finished product and everyone believes them," Naomi Wu told BuzzFeed News.<p>"I shouldn't have questioned her identity," he said. "I was questioning her attacking us, and it came out wrong."<p>He said he had reached out to Wu in …

Filippo Loreti Smart Luxury Watch

Introducing the Filippo Loreti Smart Luxury Watch Collection. Combining beautiful Italian design and Swiss technology, these watches go above and …

Luxury Lifestyle

How to build a UX portfolio if I have never worked in UX?

Tough question, but not impossible.<p>A lot of user experience professionals who are active in our industry today have faced the question above when …

UX Design

One sensor, many senses!

Know when people or pets are coming, going, getting into things they shouldn’t, or even when your mail is being delivered! You think the likes of …

Inside Ferrari: how the world’s most famous cars are made

To mark the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, Ferrari and the Design Museum in London invited WIRED inside Ferrari's car factory in Maranello, Italy to …

10 Beautiful Examples of Motion Design in Mobile Apps

Interactions are a smaller detail of mobile design but can make a tremendous difference to the overall user experience of an application.<p>In the past …

UI Design

The relationship between design deliverables and presentation skills

How the level of detail of a design deliverable varies depending on the presenter’s storytelling skills.In 13 years working in UX, I have joined a …

UX Design

A 21-year-old created a genius replacement for nutrition labels — and it reveals a better way to decide what's healthy

• <b>Nutrition facts labels are clunky and hard to understand, leading most Americans to ignore them.</b>• <b><br>Vivek Menon, a 21-year old student and design intern at IBM, came up with an alternative that's easy to read and understand.</b>• <b><br>The re-designed label uses a colored chart to show where the calories in your</b> …

Eating

Meet the man using 3D printing in Cornwall to turn broken fishing nets into shoes and car parts - Cornwall Live

From broken fishing nets to shoes, clothes and even car parts or racing yachts, one man is on a mission to revolutionise the 3D printing industry …

Sustainability

Someone just transformed the iPad into a touchscreen MacBook Pro

When I first discovered a Medium post that explains how developers were able to add a button to an iOS device, I thought that’d be a neat solution …

MacBook Pro

Cops in Dubai Are Getting Real, Very Dangerous Looking Hoverbikes

Police in Dubai may soon have access to functional hoverbikes, according to AutoBlog, which reported that Dubai Police had unveiled the new …

The Self-Inflating Umbrella

That whole Air Umbrella thing never really took off because the tech just isn’t quite there yet. But now there’s a new design utilizing air and it’s …

Science

Tankoa Project Bolide Yacht

Penned by famed Italian designer Fabio Mazzeo, the Tankoa Project Bolide Yacht promises to be unlike any other vessel on the market. Its 5,400 square …

Boats

LunaR is a solar-powered smartwatch with plenty of features and an elegant design

Smartwatches nowadays can do all kinds of neat things. In fact, they are becoming more independent than ever, some even featuring wireless data connectivity, killing the need for a companion smartphone. But there is one thing manufacturers haven’t handled well – battery life and charging.<p><b>Other</b> …

Wearable Tech

Get off-grid & emergency power from this solar briefcase & battery packs

<b>The HANS Solar Briefcase and PowerPack systems do double duty by supporting the Billions in Change movement.</b><p>We've come a long way in terms of remote …

Clean Energy