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盘点你必须知道的30项中国非遗

中国是一个多民族的国家,悠久的历史和灿烂的古代文明为中华民族留下了极其丰富的文化遗产。截至2013年12月,中国入选联合国教科文组织非物质文化遗产名录项目总数已达37项,成为世界上入选 非遗 项目最多的国家。下面盘点你必须知道的30项中国非物质文化遗产。 昆曲入选时间:2001年。当选原因:发源于江 …

A Taste of Italy: Chef Donatella Arpaia's Culinary Tour May Be the Best Summer Vacation of 2015

Calling all Italophiles and culinary adventurers: there’s a new trip to <i>bella Italia</i> that you may well want to add to your summer 2015 vacation lineup. This June, chef Donatella Arpaia—TV personality, restaurateur and cookbook author—will host two tours of Puglia, the sun-bleached heel of the …

Italy

Best of 2014

I Heart My City: Ana Maria’s Zurich

Ana Maria Malpartida was born an ocean away from <b>Zurich</b>, but that hasn’t stopped her from calling Switzerland’s biggest city home. The Peruvian-born, Swiss-at-heart foodie has been living in Switzerland for the last seven years and spends most of her time—and a good portion of her salary—searching …

European Travel

Relonch Camera for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6

Want to use your iPhone 5 or iPhone 6 to capture magazine-class photos? Don’t think it’s impossible. Take a look <b>Relonch Camera</b>, it should be a nice …

Winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 competition have been announced! The Royal Observatory Greenwich, in partnership with <i>BBC Sky at Night Magazine</i> and Flickr, invited astrophotographers from all around the world to submit their best images showcasing the spectacular beauty of …

Astronomy

Buyer's Guide: List of Cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

With the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus in the hands of millions of customers as of today, many users will be looking to purchase cases for their new devices. Despite the fact that the phones were just released, there are already quite a few options on the market as many case makers began preparing …

Canviz Lets You Put Animated GIFs On Your Wall

Boring old pictures are, without a doubt, boring. That’s why there’s Canviz. Designed by artists to allow them to share animated photographs and graphics, Canviz is a “museum grade” screen for your wall.<p>Writes the creator, MM Waters:<p>This project began with an idea my wife had. She wanted to create …

Nest is now integrated with major whole-home automation systems

Nest is building a bigger nest for itself.<p>Today, the Google-owned purveyor of smart thermostats and smoke alarms announced that it is adding several “whole-home” automation systems to its “Works with Nest” developer program.<p>The systems — Control4, Creston, Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), …

3 Awesome Tech Gadgets You Need Now

I'm a tech geek and nothing gets me as excited as stumbling upon a new gadget. I'm interested in just about anything cool that has an on/off switch, decent battery life and provides a practical utility. If there's no practical use for it, then it has to at the very least be fun (for me or my kids!).<p>…

Logitech's K480 keyboard connects to three different Bluetooth wireless devices at once (hands-on)

The $50 K480 can connect to three different Bluetooth wireless devices at once, whether they're Windows, Mac or Chrome OS computers, or Android, Windows, and iOS tablets or smartphones.<p>You've got a computer, smartphone, and tablet, but do you have a keyboard that works with all of them at the same …

Consumer Tech

This Little Box Turns Your Existing iPhone Charger Into A Portable Battery

Does the world need another portable battery meant to charge your devices in a pinch? Probably not.<p>But I dig the minimalism of this one. Instead of requiring you to carry around yet another thing, it turns your <i>existing</i> iPhone wall charger into a backup battery.<p>One less thing to forget when you’re …

Grovemade Desk Collection

Most of us have things like monitors, keyboards, pen cups, and lamps on our desk. The trouble is, unless you purchased them all at once or a terrific …

水杯水杯告诉我,这是哪个牌子的咖啡

七年前,在皇后大学读生物医学的学生 Justin Lee 就开始构思了自己的“物联网”产品。他没有选择灯泡、面包机、开关等电子设备来改造,“我想要把计算机放在一样人类最常见的物品上。”于是,他选了水杯,现在就有了这款智能杯子 Vessyl。<p>现在市面上有些智能水杯可以监测用户每天的饮水量,给出饮水建议。Vessyl 能做到的不止这些,它能够显示你倒进去的液体是何物,同时告诉你里面的成分,统计你每日的摄入量。<p>Vessyl 有 13 盎司的容量,杯体上有一块小小的显示屏。无论你倒进去的是苏打水、啤酒、咖啡还是白开水,它都会在显示屏上显示对应饮料名。比如倒进咖啡,它会告诉你咖啡是什么品牌、含多少咖啡因 …

墨迹发布空气果、空气果室外版,售价 999 元

此前我们对墨迹即将发布的硬件产品进行了爆料,并和墨迹 CEO 金犁谈了做硬件的想法,当时金犁告诉我,一款放在家里的硬件产品可以让用户感知更强,产生更多的交互,无论是品牌还是产品扩展性都会强很多。今天的新品发布会上,墨迹想做的可不止这些。<p>墨迹今天发布了不止一款产品,除了室内的空气监测仪空气果外,还推出了一个室外版,购买两款产品之后,用户既可以知道家里的空气状况,也可以更准确的了解当地空气。后者的数据甚至可以开放给其他用户查看,扮演了气象站的角色。<p>空气果采用了全铝合金外观,造型和 Nexus Q 类似,正面有一块 LED 点阵显示器,可以显示 PM2.5、二氧化碳、温湿度等数据。根据此前的采访,机 …

MIT Unveils The Shapeshifting Furniture Of The Future

The Transform, from MIT’s Tangible Media Group, changes shape depending upon how users interact with it. Imagine a chair that could transform from an upright rocker to a sumptuous lounge, just by detecting your mood.<p>More Co.Design coverage of Milan Design Week: <br>36 Ways To Reconsider The Weather <br>See …

The Breville Oracle Is The Espresso Maker For The Fussiest Coffee Drinker

If you need what amounts to a massive injection of caffeine right in your face, the only way to go is by drinking espresso. Or energy drinks, but …

LaCie Fuel iPad Portable Storage Device Doubles Capacity

It’s only been a couple months since the LaCie Fuel portable storage device for the iPad launched. This storage device is a portable unit that allows …

Gear & Gadgets

春游好时节-旅行微单相机推荐丨数字尾巴

眼见一个小长假即将到来,摄影控决定推荐一下旅行用微单,以方便小伙伴们购买适合旅行的器材。这一次的推荐缘由倒是有些意思,我一个好友要去西藏旅游,希望我推荐一套旅行用的配置,预算比较充裕,希望画质不错,操作方便。于是便写了几套给他选择,顺带也推荐给要去旅游的尾巴。<p>由于是旅游需要,我尽量挑选放水溅机身和变 …

BatteryBox 这款行动电源在 3,000 次充电循环之后依然可以老当益壮

单看数据的话,便会觉得上图这款 BatteryBox 行动电源相当了不起。官方称这款只有掌心那么大的行动电源所提供的电量足以充满一部 2012 年中版的 13 吋 MacBook Air,或是将 iPhone 5s 充满电八次;总量有 12,000mAh。更强的是,官方指出它在 3,000 次充电循环之后依然可以有 96% 的电源,而且它本身就附有一条 MagSafe 2 充电线。如大家对它有兴趣的话,现在已经可以预购,要价 US$139(约 840 元人民币)。<p>补充:严格来说它不是为 MacBook「充电」,而是直接向它「供电」。<p>经由:Engadget<br>引用来源:BatteryBox<p>标签: b …

Broon:配备 Android 平板的玩具豪车

独立悬挂、盘式制动器、差速转向、四轮驱动……这些常见于量产车上的词汇,如果出现在一款玩具车上会怎样?<p>那一定是玩具界的豪车。<p>儿童电动车公司 Henes 近日发布了旗下第三代电动车 Broon,它的奢华程度可能颠覆你对玩具车的一贯印象。<p>除了文章开头提到的量产车配置外,Broon 同样拥有引擎盖、后备箱、可开启的车门、大灯、转向灯、刹车灯、尾灯……简而言之,Broon 努力复刻着量产车的五脏六腑。它还拥有皮革座椅、带有立体声扬声器的 MP3 播放器。<p>Broon 搭载了颇有 Tesla 风范的 7 英寸 Android 平板电脑,这款可拆卸的平板即 Broon 的仪表盘和信息娱乐中心。<p>此外,Broon …

Myris:比 iPhone 5s 还要安全的密码设备

密码泄露的事故年年有,但每年还是少不了 “Password” 和 “123456” 这种老生常谈。追究起来,设置复杂点的密码听起来简单,但记起来实在麻烦。至于 1Password 和 LassPass 等密码管理软件?它们在原有记忆的基础上又多了一步操作,愿意尝试的人恐怕更少了。<p>所以还是得在安全措施上想出路,类似苹果 Touch ID 就是个不错的想法。此外,一家来自纽约的安全公司 EyeLock 也在尝试用更先进的生物密码来代替传统密码,他们的武器是虹膜扫描。<p>Myris 就是他们带来的设备,它可以扫描用户虹膜上的 240 个关键节点,然后生成一个长度为 2048 比特的数字签名。使用时,使用 …

A Giant Gallery of Unique Staircase Designs

Some you’ll love, some you’ll detest and others you can only hope nobody has ever slipped and hurt themselves! Below is a gallery of unique and …

无精打采?Lumo Lift 可不答应

看看现在的你,是不是又窝在椅子里呆呆地对着电脑?晚上闲下来就会缩在沙发上看电视?其实你也知道,这对你的背部、腰部一点好处都没有。这个时候就轮到 Lumo Lift 出马了,只要你无精打采地“滑下去”,它就会督促你挺胸抬头,端正姿态,保持自信。<p>当你用配套的磁铁把小方块一般的 Lumo Lift 贴在衣服上,位于设备内部的传感器就会开始检测,然后通过一阵温和的振动,提醒你挺直身体。<p>小工具 Lumo Lift 拥有一个配套的 iOS 应用,能够对你的日常姿态进行跟踪,统计你挺拔地站立、跑步的情况,当你表现出色会进行鼓励,也会不断唠叨让你多运动。<p>Lumo Lift 有多种多样的颜色,支持贴在背心、衬衫 …

iRobot 推出 Scooba 450 洗地机器人,售价 US$600

继之前的 Roomba 880 以后,iRobot 又在 CES 2014 前夕为我们带来了全新的 Scooba 450 洗地机器人。据称这款产品拥有「三倍于之前产品的性能」,每分钟转速可达到 600 RPM,导航功能也较过去更强。主站编辑在看过短暂的官方演示后认为它在处理脏水或碎落杂物时颇有一套,但其容量比前代产品要小一些,这对其吸引力可能会造成些影响。<p>Scooba 450 拥有「三重循环清洁流程(Three-Cycle Cleaning Process)」,在扫净、湿润、擦洗后它能杀除 99.3% 的细菌。在使用时你可以选择两种模式,首先是 40 分钟清洁 300 平方英尺(约 28 平方 …

Mophie 为 iPhone 5 / 5s 推出 Space Pack 保护套,既能充电,又能扩展存储容量

Mophie 的 Juice Pack 和 Powerstation 系列产品为许多需要长时间使用手机的人提供了续航力保障(在跑 CES 这样的展会时体会尤其明显),但在本届 CES 上他们更进一步,新推出的 Space Pack 保护套除了可以充电外,还兼具了扩展存储空间的功能。据悉这款产品暂时仅适用于 iPhone 5 和 iPhone 5s,其内建的电池容量为 1,700mAh,同时还可为用户带来 16GB / 32GB 的容量。<p>任何种类的文件均可被存储在 Space Pack 内,通过相关的 Space 应用,使用者可轻松将照片、音乐、视频等内容从 iTunes 资料库移至保护套的收藏 …

Polar 最新的腕戴设备集 GPS 手表和活动追踪器于一身

我们很喜欢 Nike 的 Sportswatch GPS,但要是能再加入活动追踪器功能的话就更好了。Polar 似乎听到了我们的心声,在其最新于 CES 发表的设备上,我们就看到了两项功能合二为一。这款名为 Polar V800 的产品集成了 GPS,同时还有记录多项运动表现、心率甚至是计量高度等功能。至于续航时间,运动状态下可达到 14 小时,低功耗 GPS 模式则能撑足 50 小时,只拿来当手表的话,一个月没有问题。据悉它会在四月上市,普通版的价格是 US$450(约人民币 2,720 元),多出心率计的要价 US$500(约人民币 3,020 元)。<p>引用来源:Engadget<p>标签: CE …

Moneual 推出 RYDIS H68 Pro,擦洗和扫地都能做

当一个洗地机械人可以一边擦洗一边扫地的时候,那又何需分别买两款分工合作呢?Moneual 刚刚推出这款 RYDIS H68 Pro 就做两项工作都能兼任了。规格上,它具备一个较大的水箱,只要地上的物质的体积是大于或等于 0.3 微米都能够抓到。其次,机上有 42 个全方向的传感器,并配合了一个名为 Smart Vision Mapping 的技术去自行决定清洁的最佳路线。最后,价格暂时就没有了,只知 RYDIS H68 Pro 会在春天上市。<p>经由:Engadget<p>标签: ces2014, Moneual, Moneual RYDIS H68 Pro, mop, RYDIS H68 Pro, v …

LaCie Fuel 是一款可将档案串流至 Apple 和 Mac 装置的硬件,容量有 1TB(视频)

又是一款 LaCie 的储存装置,这次这款名为 Fuel,是为 Apple 和 Mac 产品而设的。它可以在没有网络的情况下,以 Wi-Fi 热点的形式将档案串流到 iOS 的装置,而且同时可以为五部装置服务,官方称其续航力有 10 小时之多。已跟 Dropbox 整合了和具备 USB 3.0 的它,可以同时将 HD 影片串流至三部装置,不过 iOS 装置需要首先安装 Seagate Media app。另外,它也当然支持经 AirPlay 串流至 Apple TV 的功能。LaCie 指出它快将以 US$200 之价上市,在此之前,首先看看继续阅读中的宣传影片吧。<br>​<p>Gallery: LaCi …