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How Canadian startups are disrupting the auto industry

Want to monitor your teenage son's driving speed, or track your mileage and gas for work? Jay Giraud has the tool for you.<p>As CEO of Vancouver-based Mojio, he produces a small Internet-connected device that plugs into your car's diagnostic port (usually just under the steering wheel). It beams your …

Business Development

With Flyease, Nike Reinvents The Zipper

Nike-tested. Teen-approved. Flyease lets you peel open a shoe with one hand.<p>Nike’s Zoom Soldier 8 is built with accessibility in mind. Its Flyease system solves a problem for amputees, stroke victims, and people with cerebral palsy that most of us take for granted each day: tying our shoes. A …

Shoes

Northern Rivers Beach House is raised off the ground to avoid flooding

The living spaces of this beach house in Byron Bay, Australia, by Refresh Design are accommodated in an upper storey that projects outwards at both …

Casa Brutale | By Opa Works

Casa Brutale is a spectacular project by OPA Works, an ambitious concept home that sits inside a cliff above the aegean sea. The minimalist home is …

These Cracked Log Lamps Look Like Something Out of a Pixar Movie

Cracked Log Lamps by Duncan Meerding<p>Posted in Living<p>What if we told you that a blind man was designing interior lighting that looked like something …

Watches

Three ways we will build the cities of the future from waste

From collecting aluminium once used in skyscrapers to building houses with self-healing cement and turning bottles into bricks<p>As the global population grows, it is also becoming more city-based with 70% expected to live in urban areas by 2050. It is a trend that has not escaped sci-fi in Hollywood, …

Sustainability

6 Tips for Writing a Persuasive Speech (On Any Topic)

By far, the best way to learn how to write speeches is to read the great ones, from Pericles’ Funeral Oration, to Dr. King’s Mountaintop speech, to …

Writing

Roundme for iOS Lets You See 360-degree Photos in VR Mode

RoundMe, an iOS app for sharing 360-degree panoramic photos, has got an interesting update.<p>The latest version lets you view spaces in virtual reality mode for a more immersive experience, using just your iPhone and Google Cardboard.<p>To use it, just open up any space on the free app — choosing from …

Thought-Provoking Graphite Pencil Drawings Comment On The World Today

<b>French illustrator</b> and painter Pez has created a series of impressive drawings using graphite pencil.<p><b>His works are</b> inspired by graffiti and pop …

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Hackaball: A Toy for 21st Century Launched on Kickstarter

Creators Made by Many give us an insight on an epic 2-year design process<p>We've had an eye on the "Hackaball" project by London based agency Made by …

Mockups

Giant Hovering Roundabout for Cyclists in the Netherlands

<i>Hovenring</i> is an incredible suspended roundabout conceptualized and designed by IPV Delft specifically for cyclists to safely make their way across congested traffic by traveling overhead. Located between Eindhoven and Veldhoven in the Netherlands, above the Heerbaan/Meerenakkerweg intersection, the …

Netherlands

Pitsou Kedem's House of Parties combines family life with entertaining

Two intersecting volumes create this house of two parts by Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem – one side is dedicated to family life while the other is …

Incredibly Life-Like Chairs Shaped Like A Hippopotamus, Other Majestic Animals

<b>If you</b> are decorating your home or office in a safari-inspired theme, Maximo Riera has designed a series of incredibly life-like animal chairs, which …

Design

Boston’s Olympic Bid Logo Is Straight Out Of “Tron”

As part of its successful attempt to win the United States Olympic Committee bid to host the 2024 Olympics, Boston has gotten itself a new logo. It’s clean, inoffensive, and not much to write home about, except for one thing: the mysterious beacon symbol to the left of Boston 2024.<p>At first glance, …

TRON

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

Design

The Most Interesting Car At The Detroit Auto Show Is Actually A Bike

The Cyclone may look like a car. But it doesn’t require fuel, a driver’s license, or insurance–just some leg power. Fred Flintsone would be proud.<p>As cars evolve toward an electric, self-driving future, one feature hasn’t changed: If you get in a car, you expect to sit back and let it to do the …

What’s Next For Architecture For Humanity?

Where the architecture nonprofit went wrong, and where volunteers hope to take it now.<p>Last week, news broke that Architecture for Humanity, the design nonprofit founded in 1999 by Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr to bring better architecture to those in need, had shuttered its San Francisco …

San Francisco

These Lego Automatically Save Your Designs As 3-D Schematics

Today, you can either build with real Lego bricks, or build in software with virtual Lego bricks. There’s still a firm line between the two, because there’s still a firm line between analog experiences and digital interfaces.<p>But now, Gravity–the same experimental studio behind this 3-D …

Lego

This Website Will Turn Your Tweets Into Poetry

Once you sign in, Poetweet gives you the option of transforming your 140-character missives into three types of poems: a sonnet (popularized by Shakespeare), rondel (French lyric poetry), or indriso (a format created by Spanish poet Isidro Iturat).<p>After a brief minute, the service spits out a poem …

Literature

This website will make you nostalgic with a musical timeline of your life

There’s nothing better than a little nostalgic music, right? Retrojam, a free website, generates a nice visual timeline of popular music from your childhood from just your birth date.<p>Once you put in the date of your birthday, the website lays out a timeline with playlists from different eras of …

iTunes for Mac gets its own Notification Center widget

The latest iTunes is now available for download, and while it won't clothe your old application in a newer, fancier interface, it does come with a convenient new feature. To be exact, it adds an iTunes widget right within the notification center that lets you play, pause and skip songs without …

1965 Volkswagen Bus/vanagon

Ebay have listed a one of a kind vehicle, a chance to own the world’s only 1965 Volkswagen stretch microbus! It has taken two years to build this …

Marco Polo App: Find Your iPhone By Shouting MARCO!

Posted in Tech<p>No matter how smart our iPhones become, it doesn’t change the fact that we continuously misplace them. There doesn’t seem to be any …

Marco Polo

Apple lightMac iMac

The next version of the Apple iMac is a versatile screen that transforms from the size of an iMac to the MacBook to the iPad. Essentially, a device …

iMac

3 Rules Of App Design, According To Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

The ex-Googler and current Yahoo CEO spells out three rules anyone can use to make an app better.<p>A new book about embattled Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reveals her three rules of great app design. Written by Nicholas Carlson, <i>Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!</i> details everything from Mayer’s …

Advertising

Alfred turns your iPad or iPhone into a remote control for your Mac

Another power tool for power users<p>A new app available in the iOS App Store today will let you configure your iPhone or iPad as a kind of supercharged remote control for your Mac. Called Alfred Remote, it essentially offers you multiple panels of buttons to do things like launch apps, control …

Remote Controls

Teen whiz kid eyes Google, Facebook after creating addictive game

Ben Pasternak isn't your average Australian teenager. At 15, he has created an iPhone game that rose up the App Store charts at an incredible rate. …

Where to store all your iPhone photos when you run out of space

Photos & Videos routinely show up in the top two to three apps when it comes to how much storage space is being used on my iPhone. If you happen to …

Mobile Photography

Be My Eyes iPhone app allows sighted people to lend a helping hand to blind people

The National Federation of the Blind said last year that Apple has “done more for accessibility than any other company,” and with the help of a new app, iPhone and iPad owners can take things even further. Be My Eyes is an app that allows blind people to request remote help from a sighted person …