Mike McMillen

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Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt stripped down to try this new kind of shower head and wound up investing

You might spend $699 on a new iPhone 8, but would you shell out that much for a shower?<p>Nebia, a startup based in San Francisco, wants to disrupt the most intimate part of your morning routine. Its debut product, the Spa Shower System, surrounds users in a warm cloud of mist and uses up to 70% less …

San Francisco

The Everyday Backpack, Tote, and Sling

Introducing the Everyday Bags<p>Like all Peak Design products, our new bags are packed full of features and meticulously engineered. They are designed …

Revealing Color Photographs of Early 1900s Germany Resemble the Innocence of a Children's Picture Book

In a stunning collection of over 800 photographs, <i>Germany Around 1900: A Portrait in Colour</i> gives an accurate glimpse at a country full of promise, at the turn-of-the-century. Economy booming, and social outlook at an all time high, these rose-tinted snapshots show a progressive and cosmopolitan …

Photography

Revolutionary Laser Razor Burns Hair Off Instead of Cutting It

The Skarp Razor wants to change how you've been shaving for the last 5,000 years with lasers. Although that prospect might sound frightening, creators Morgan Gustavsson and Paul Binun have produced a futuristic device that’s actually better for your skin than traditional shaving methods—it reduces …

Burns

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

From ice palaces in Canada to underwater rooms in Africa, we've come up with 50 of the world's most incredible hotels that will take any vacation to the next level.<p>Here's our ultimate bucket list of 50 hotels everyone should stay in at least once in their lives.<p><i>Did we miss your dream hotel? Let us</i> …

Southern Ocean

Apple-approved piano teaches you to play the smart way

Ben Ye knew what could happen as he watched his son chafe and grow bored during private piano lessons. But to keep his son’s interest in music, Ye felt he’d have to do the seemingly impossible: build a new kind of piano and reinvent the way it is taught.<p>Ye did both and what started as an effort to …

A Whiskey Glass That Combines The Best Aspects Of The Snifter And Tumbler In One

When it comes to drinking whiskey in style, there are two common types of glassware: the narrow Glencairn snifter, designed for pushing aromas up toward the nose, and the tumbler, which feels more natural to hold. This leaves whiskey snobs with a choice–you can either enjoy your whiskey nose-down, …

Atoms

Balloon-based space tourism company World View logs another successful test

Just this past weekend, Tucson, Arizona-based startup World View Enterprises successfully took one giant step towards making commercial space travel …

Space Travel
Time Warner

Watch a swarm of drones build a rope bridge

A swarm of quadcopters has been programmed to autonomously build a secure rope bridge that can support human weight.<p>Research on the use of drones in search-and-rescue situations is ongoing, but there's no denying that the small, lightweight aerial vehicles have potential.<p>New research by a team at …

Engineering

Is It Possible to Design a Personal Airplane So Simple That Anyone Could Fly It? Icon Thinks So

Their folding-wing A5 aims to "democratize aviation"<p>Personal flying transportation is coming. When we first looked in at the Icon A5, a folding-wing …

Product Design

A Folding Seaplane Anyone Can Fly

Serena and Venus Set for Quarterfinal Match at US Open

Baltic States

Lost cities: where to pretend you are Indiana Jones

Unearthing lost cities used to be the preserve of machete-wielding, Indiana Jones types, but advances in technology lie behind the most recent discoveries rather any derring-do in the jungle.<p>One of the most groundbreaking recent finds lay hidden in Honduras’ near-impenetrable La Moskitia rainforest …

Archaeology

MIT unveils 3D printing with glass breakthrough

The field of 3D printing is still largely the domain of major companies in need of easier prototyping methods and hobbyists.<p>But a new breakthrough …

Edifier R1700BT speaker review: Multifunctional, stylish Bluetooth speakers that won’t break the bank

Edifier is a company normally known for making audio products with an ultra-modern, abstract or minimalist design. I’ve reviewed and tested a few of their speakers in the past, and they’ve all had an unusual aesthetic. It was a refreshing change, then, to get my hands on the R1700BT bookshelf …

How I nearly became hooked on a $335 laptop bag

When I was first approached about checking out the WaterField Designs $335 Rough Rider messenger bag, it occurred to me that I've never written about something as decidedly non-technical before. Let's face it: When I plop down my case and begin unloading my work stuff, my focus has always been on …

3D-Printed Gun Named After An Arrested Gunmaker

Wonder if a statement is being made here<p>Last year, Yoshitomo Imura was arrested in Japan for 3D printing revolvers. Imura designed the “zig-zag” pistol, and was sentenced to two years in jail for making the weapon. Thanks to the power of the Internet, hobbyist gunmakers shared his plans, and this …

Popcorn Time

Home

Palcohol will be made in two different formulations, a Beverage Formulation (ingestible) and an Industrial Formulation (non-ingestible).<p>Beverage …

Alcohol

The Never-ending USB

Introducing, InfiniteUSB – the next biggest thing since the USB itself! This revolutionary design is an open chain of USB ports, granting an …

Industrial Design

SMILE

Rosetta spacecraft lands robot on a comet

UPDATED: 12:04 p.m. ET<p>In one of the biggest space successes in years, a spacecraft named Rosetta landed a refrigerator-sized robot onto a …

Experimental app can detect jaundice in newborns with just a snapshot

Want to make sure your newborn baby's jaundice-free? There's an app for that! A team of researchers from the University of Washington have developed an app that can diagnose jaundice among infants just by taking their pictures. Since the condition's typically diagnosed by the excessive yellowing of …

Innovative Bluetooth Speaker Floats in Mid-Air to Prevent Audio Distortion

It's common to see audio speakers that are sitting on a desk or attached to a wall for surround sound. OM Audio's OM/ONE breaks away from such conventions, however, and looks positively futuristic. It has a very distinctive attribute – it floats! The innovative product features a 3.6 inch …

Audiophile

Striking Photos Showcase the Elegant Beauty of Big Cats

Using only a simple, dark background, Vincent J. Musi captures the elegance of lions, leopards, tigers, and more. The South Carolina-based photographer works for National Geographic and shot these breathtaking images as part of a series titled <i>Big Cats</i>. His photos showcase incredible, up-close …

Big Cats

ONA's Sleek Camera and Laptop Bags

It's very easy to look and feel weighed down when carrying around cameras, multiple lenses, or even a laptop. To combat this, NYC's ONA began producing simple and stylish bags, with functionality at the forefront. With a similar aesthetic to that of fellow camera bag makers Langly, ONA's offerings …

Laptops