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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 …

3D Printing

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 …

iOS

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 …

United Arab Emirates

The Self-Inflating Umbrella | Yanko Design

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 …

Product Design

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 …

Design

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> …

Neat

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

How Google Created The Least Offensive Design Ever

Google tested 157 shades of gray to develop the Mini, a $49 home assistant that’s meant to fade into the background of everyday life.<p>Yesterday, Google announced a new addition to its home-assistant product line: the $49 Google Home Mini. The device–which lets you access information and services …

Google Home

renault + central saint martins present the autonomous car of the future concept

a collaborative design competition between renault + central saint martins unveils a vision of the car of the future concept.The post renault + …

Transportation

A Dutch sculptor spent 27 years building giant kinetic creatures

For the last 27 years, Theo Jansen – a Dutch kinetic sculpture – has been creating new forms of life out of plastic pipes. His beach creatures, …

Sculpture

Apple is really bad at design

Let me just rip this band-aid off...<p>The “notch” on the new iPhone X is not just strange, interesting, or even odd — it is bad. It is bad design, and …

IPhone X

Live: Everything Elon Musk just unveiled about his plans to colonize Mars

Excitement Down Under<p>Every year, the who’s who of the space industry gathers at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) to celebrate all …

Exploration

A Camera that’s Out of this World | Yanko Design

The Moon Levitating Smart Camera is like something out of this world – something like a moon perhaps? This smart camera defies the law of gravity by …

Industrial Design

Engineers have found a way to 3D print super strong aluminum

Working with Metal<p>For the longest time, metal-based manufacturing has been difficult and costly. High-strength aluminum alloys are difficult …

Engineering

5 must-read books for design students

Heading off to uni this year, and looking for recommendations for books to keep you inspired? Or just bored of the set texts on your reading list and …

Graphic Design

How to Determine a Graphic Design Hourly Rate

01<p>of 07<p>The Importance of a Graphic Design Hourly Rate<p>Setting a graphic design hourly rate is often considered a difficult process, but it must be …

Bose’s palm-sized speaker packs punch! | Yanko Design

It’s small yet powerful. A lot like Napoleon. Or Ant-Man…<p>Bose’s Soundlink Micro is the smallest standalone speaker created by the company. However, …

Gear & Gadgets

Zero motorcycles – How it’s made video

Cool insight video to Zero Motorcycles USA assembly line<p>Don’t know if u guys watch Discovery channel. There’s a show we are a fund of. Its called: …

Stop Using Design Research As A Safety Net

User research is important–but not if you use it as a crutch, writes AJ&Smart Berlin’s Jonathan Courtney.<p>Up-front user research is comforting because it hands off the responsibility of making decisions. Any time a difficult decision needs to be made, designers and product managers can simply refer …

We may finally have a way to cheaply manufacture pure graphene

Synthesizing Pure Graphene<p>Researchers have been singing the praises of graphene ever since it was first isolated from graphite back in 2004. That’s …

Engineering

GHOST Everyday Backpack Hits Kickstarter (video)

A new everyday backpack called the GHOST has been developed by a team based in Seattle to provide users with the ultimate gadget bag, marketed as …

The Intelligent Extinguisher

Did you know that your fire extinguisher has an expiration date? That’s icing on the cake for a product that so few of us actually know how to use in …

The original Tesla Model S rival has returned, and it's as stunning as ever

• <b>The Fisker Karma was the original Model S rival.</b>• <b><br>But Fisker Automotive went bankrupt in 2013, leaving Tesla the victor of the electric-car space.</b>• <b><br>Now the car is making a comeback; this time it's called the Karma Revero.</b><p>Want to go fast and look cool in an electric car? Buy a Tesla Model S. Discussion …

Electric Vehicles

An Introduction to Graphic Design

<i>Graphic design</i> occupies the intersection of the science of communication and the art of aesthetics. In its most abstract sense, graphic design …

Are long hours the secret to success? Here’s how to maximize your productivity to get ahead at work.

Superbowl-winning football coach Jon Gruden used to wake up every morning at 3:17 a.m. to the Notre Dame fight song. Even when that clock “expired of …

Time Management

A Designer’s Guide To Brainstorms That Are Actually Useful

Rule No. 1: Always say “yes.”<p>The Apollo 13 Mission Control team faced a huge number of seemingly insurmountable obstacles after an oxygen tank exploded on board the 1970 mission to the moon. They needed to find a new route that would get the astronauts back to Earth quickly with a limited supply of …

GoTenna Mesh

<b>Pros</b><p>Lets you share text, location, and maps without cellular connectivity. Mesh network increases range. End-to-end encryption. Durable build.<p><b>Cons</b><p>No …

Five Photoshop Tools You Should Know

One can spend a lifetime learning Photoshop. But since we’re all pressed for time, there’s YouTube.<p>In this tutorial from Tutvid, Nathaniel Dodson …

How to choose the right prototyping tool

Prototyping is perhaps one of the most important parts of the web design process. By building a website prototype we can test ideas with users, we …

UX Design