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This $200 Robo-Mom Watches Over You

Never grow up!<p>Almost a decade ago, the French studio Violet released an Internet-connected rabbit called Nabaztag. It could blink or move its ears when you had an email, or read your RSS feed out loud. Today, that sounds gimmicky, but at the time, Nabaztag was revolutionary: It was the Internet …

CES

Finally, an Alternative to the Much-Hated QR Code

Marketers have been trying to make print and outdoor ads interactive for years, but despite their efforts, consumers are largely rejecting QR Codes. …

Santa Monica Builds a Parking Structure Pedestrians Can Love, Designed by Christof Jantzen

Neighborhoods across the Southland are figuring out ways to be more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly, but they still have to factor in cars and where …

Pots Mimic Rainfall To Properly Hydrate Plants

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>A conference celebrating innovation in brand experience, retail experience and consumer culture.<p>Bobby Jones, …

What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe

When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world -- except much of the time, negative or …

These Easy-To-Install Treads Turn Any Car Into a Tank

If you're an off-roading enthusiast you've probably already seen those kits that let you replace your truck's wheels with a set of four tank treads …

Why Nest Is Worth Every Penny

The news today that Google is buying smart thermostat-maker Nest for $3.5 billion seemed slightly unhinged; why overbid for what's still, at present, …

These Beautiful Solar Orbs Are So Efficient They Even Harvest Moonlight

Photovoltaic panels aren't the most glamorous technology: They're usually tucked away on a roof, and when you can see them, they're ugly<i>.</i> And …

The One Thing That Truly Motivates Creative Talent–And How To Foster It

Educator and author Deborah Morrison talks inner mojo and the simple, yet critical stuff of wanting to be good.<p>Talent. It’s the subject line of many an inbox message these days. All of us who belong to the great ecosystem of new talent development–universities, portfolio programs, think tanks, …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

Articles about 11 amazing prefabs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Today, architecture and design in Australia is more vibrant and exciting than ever.<p>2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban’s body of work is a showcase of spatial and material innovation.<p>From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with prefab construction can be daunting.<p>The allure …

Prefab Homes

2013: The year in design

From battery-powered exoskeletons to buildings that melt cars, this year was a notable one for design.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in wildlife

Google Glass

Fool-Proof Stovetop

It seems like every time I try to light the stove I always choose the wrong knob! Clearly, I’m not the only one because Caner Aras’ Eclipse Gas …

Kickstarter Success Could Lie in Your Words

Everyone who creates a Kickstarter page wants to do everything possible to succeed. But your choice of words could play a bigger role in a project's …

Airlines, Listen Up: Here's the Boarding Pass You Should Be Using

It hasn't been a great decade for air travel. And while crappily designed boarding passes aren't at the very top of my list of axes to grind with the …

Webydo Review: Enabling Web Designers to Create Freely

Designing a website exactly as you or your client envision can be difficult to do if you don't know code. You can work with a developer, but that …

Web Design

Goodbye to 8 Design Elements Whose Time has Come

<b>Last year I welcomed the rattling death knell of several of my least favorite design elements and facets of technology.</b> Some of them have died …

Web Design

Robots with "soul"

What kind of robots does an animator / jazz musician / roboticist make? Playful, reactive, curious ones. Guy Hoffman shows demo film of his family of …

A Beanbag Robot Hand That Works Insanely Well

In sci-fi movies, all doors open like irises and faster-than-light spaceflight is a solved problem. But even in the furthest out visions of the …

Studio Visit: Wood'd

by Heather Stewart Feldman<p>Italian company Wood’d makes tech accessories and other objects from wood and leather, seamlessly blending modern aesthetics and processes with artisan woodworking skills and techniques. Determined to contribute to the future of their family’s business—but in their own …

Woodworking

Eyetracking Study Reveals What People Actually Look At When Shopping Online

Not just boobs! (But yes, definitely boobs.)<p>When you pull up a website, what’s the first thing you look at? The stock photo model splashed across the page? The large company logo at the top? The search bar?<p>EyeQuant, a German artificial intelligence software company that offers predictive …

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KQED

<i>The following is an excerpt from the book The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World by</i> …

Autoblog Green

Days after it was announced that Tesla Model 3 production was halted in February, CNBC reports that the automaker is churning out a significant number of flawed parts leading to reworking and remanufacturing. This was causing significant delays on a car that's already behind the schedule Tesla CEO …

1000HP VOLAR-e is World's Most Powerful Electric Car, Charges in 15-Minutes

Purely electric cars may not be the quickest around, but the technology in them is usually cutting edge, that is unless...you're talking about the …

Tesla Completes Coast-To-Coast Supercharger Network - Wide Open Throttle

Tesla has lately made roadtrips a big part of the publicity campaign for its network of proprietary Supercharger fast-charging stations. Perhaps one of the most significant routes is now covered, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk sharing via Twitter than the Los Angeles to New York Route is now covered with …

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Milan Creates the World’s First Vertical Forest

In an age where harmonious innovation is becoming more celebrated, sustainable designs to preserve the Earth and contribute to wellbeing are being …

Flywheels: Alternatives to Hybrid Car Batteries?

SYNDICATED NEWS<p>PHOTO CAPTION: Flybrid Automotive's KERS energy storage flywheel.<p>Using recovered kinetic energy, flywheels like those now being used …

Automatic Connected Car System Update Adds iBeacon Functionality

The Automatic connected car system today received an over-the-air update that allows users to turn their Automatic Link hardware devices into iBeacons, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. As iBeacons, Automatic devices let users transmit to or receive information from other sensors or devices in the vicinity.<p>First …

Why driverless technology will be the best thing that ever happened to cars

Fifty years from now, nobody will believe we were ever allowed to drive around killing each other in our cars. I'm absolutely convinced of that.<p>It's …

Autonomous Cars

New folding wheel car concept allows you to drive on normal roads or maglev tracks

The car that really does let you take the fast lane: Radical folding wheel concept can drive on roads AND high speed 'bullet train' magnetic</b> …

Autonomous Cars