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Are we there yet? A century of the smartwatch in pictures

With two Google-powered smartwatches currently on sale, and the circular Moto 360 already causing a stir among design geeks, wearables are one step closer to securing a place on our wrists. And while many of us aren't ready to strap on a Gear Live, G Watch or Pebble just yet, that doesn't mean the …

E-Label Act wants to remove unsightly regulatory symbols from the back of your mobile devices

Those pesky regulatory symbols on the back of your smartphone or tablet may soon be going digital if a new bill being presented to the US Senate gets approved. The E-Label Act is a bipartisan bill that would give electronics manufacturers the option to use digital stamps instead of branding devices …

Landscape Mobile Launches Sight, Raises Seed Round To Visually Archive Articles

The good folks at the new Beijing and San Francisco-based startup Landscape Mobile have launched Sight today, an app that makes it easier to organize articles on mobile devices.<p>Copying and pasting on mobile devices is a huge pain in the caboose, and Sight solves that problem by allowing users to …

Apple Loop: The iPhone's Sapphire Screen and Smaller Battery, The iWatch's Luxury Strategy, And Delays For The New MacBooks

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop looks at a potential strategy for the iWatch, the new sapphire screens for the iPhone, rumours of the tiny battery for the new handsets, a happy sixth birthday for the App Store, a new blog for the Swift language, a …

Someone Broke Apple's 'Unbreakable' Sapphire Glass By Running It Over With A Car

The sapphire screen cover has been getting a lot of press this week. The glass is expected to be on the upcoming iPhone 6.<p>Some have called it "almost indestructible." Well, almost.<p>A YouTube video published yesterday claiming to be the "ultimate stress test" finally broke the glass cover — but only …

YouTube

More evidence that the big phone is the new small tablet

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Earlier this week, tucked into commentary in a fairly dismal earnings preview, Samsung said that “the demand for 5- to 6-inch …

Surface Pro 3 Review: In Defense of the 2-in-1 PC

As soon as Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3, I kicked myself for being impatient.<p>Last fall, I bought a Surface Pro 2. The screen was smaller …

Surface Pro

The Android Wear apps you should download right now

Check out some of our favorite Android Wear apps.<p>It's been about a year since Google Android Wear smartwatches started arriving on our wrists, and a dizzying array of devices round and square are competing for our attention. Once you're done ogling devices like the Huawei Watch or the LG Watch …

Apps

iWatch Will Prove Apple As A Luxury Brand And A Brand Powerhouse

Two recent developments suggest that Apple will use and extend its brand power as the primary engine of adoption for its forthcoming iWatch. The first is the launch of the first smartwatches with the new Android Wear OS highlighted at Google I/O. Although many early reviewers have complained of the …

Chinese clone-makers already have functional ‘iPhone 6’ knockoffs for sale

NowhereElse.fr has posted some pretty amusing pictures today of working iPhone 6 clones from China. These devices use the rumored specification and schematics of the actual iPhone 6 that we have seen so much over the last few months, but obviously use off-the-shelf internals and don’t run …

Typhoon Neoguri threatens Fukushima plant

Typhoon Neoguri has brought wind and waves to the Tokyo region after leaving several people and causing havoc across small communities in western and …

Vans Give Wooden Shoes A Contemporary Update - The Fox Is Black

We’re in an age of great footwear design and shoe technology has come so far in the last 30 years. That said, it’s always great to see interesting …

Plumen Drop Top Lamp Shade

In 2010, the Plumen 001 low-energy lightbulb was introduced, followed in January 2014 by the Plumen 002, a more subtle, organic design. To help display both achievements in an equally elegant housing, the London-based brand has now released their first shade, the Drop Top Lamp Shade. Made of …

Design

New Paintings on Salvaged Books by Mike Stilkey | Colossal

<p>Artist Mike Stilkey uses the covers of books reclaimed from library trash heaps as a canvas for his whimsical paintings. He works with a mix of ink, …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Watch: This Optical Illusion Will Make You Hallucinate

A neurological principle first written about by Aristotle can make you trip.<p>Dropping a tab of acid is a surefire way to experience a hallucination, but for a less chemical-heavy trip, set aside two minutes and watch this video. Then immediately look away. Come back when you’re done.<p>Freaky, right? …

Optical Illusions

Articles about 6-savvy-notebooks-work-and-travel on Dwell.com - Dwell

Persistence paid off for this California couple who worked overtime for two years to tackle their all-in-one loft renovation.<p>I love to travel here are some of my favorite things to take with me on the...<p>We’re familiar with Fallingwater. We’ve heard tales of Taliesin.<p>Bubbling with an electrical …

Workstations

Nendo designs Winnie-the-Pooh glassware for Walt Disney Japan

Japanese studio Nendo – whose designers continue to prove they will try their hand at anything – has launched a Winnie-the-Pooh glassware set.<p>The …

Forensics Helped Create The World’s Most Lifelike Jane Austen Waxwork

Jane Austen fans can be an obsessive bunch, with the most worshipful self-identifying as “Janeites:” they hold Austen-themed tea parties and balls in elaborate period costumes, organize conventions, and write fan fiction. So it’s almost scary to think how these superfans will react to seeing their …

Literature

Car Design: Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo

The design team of Aston Martin was involved with the Creator of Gran Turismo (popular driving stimulator franchise) to develop a breathtaking …

Sports Cars

Designing for Disposal, Part 2: Lidded Trash Cans

Open wastebaskets are the easiest to drop things into, but sometimes end-users will want a lidded trash can—for appearances, for odor control, or for …

Rare Earth

Articles about potted plants delivered your door on Dwell.com - Dwell

Monsieur Plant transforms Macs into living artworks in his Disconnect & Think Nature!...<p>We joined forces with The Sliding Door Company and asked all you savvy design enthusiasts to submit your most tremendous,...<p>Tastemaker, the online interior design service that matches you to the right interior …

Innovation

Comment on TING – Interactive Exhibition on Technology and Democracy by paul4761@mail.ru

A fully digital amphitheater-like space forms the heart of the exhibition. It’s a different digital entire exhibition.beautiful photography. …

Democracy

Flora Drift Turns Your Browser Into A Synthesizer - The Fox Is Black

British designer Luke Twyman gave himself a 48 hour challenge: to create a simple web-based generative project. By the end of it he realized that …

What’s Really In Your Eyeshadow?

Beautycounter is a cosmetics and personal care products brand for women who don’t want to put dangerous chemicals on their faces.<p>Gregg Renfrew is the CEO of Beautycounter, a new kind of cosmetics and personal care company that has placed 275,000 safe products into the hands of consumers. “Safe” is …

Makeup

What It’s Like To Own Grumpy Cat, The Most Famous Cat On The Internet

Grumpy Cat: She’s just like you!<p>At VidCon, the buzzing begins with just one or two girls noticing someone they recognize from YouTube. Almost as a courtesy to those around them, they let out a high-pitched squeal. Other girls nearby hear it, decide something exciting must be happening, and start …

grumpy

Katadyn Hiker Pro Microfilter Helps You Drink Safely in the Wild

Outdoor enthusiasts, you might appreciate <b>Katadyn Hiker Pro Microfilter</b> when you need to drink safely in the wild. This water filter comes with a …

Camping

Remote-controlled contraceptive microchip could launch by 2018

Developed by researchers at MIT, the 'digital pill' implant could revolutionise birth control, allowing women to switch hormones on and off at the touch of a button<p>Fighting over the remote control could soon end up in more than just a channel-hopping battle, if researchers at MIT have their way. In …

Castelfalfi's Picchio Reale Project, Tuscany

When artist and designer Adolfo Pistolesi heard that the new Castelfalfi project—whose mission is to breathe new life into an 800-year-old village in Tuscany, Italy—was in need of local shops on their expansive estate, he decided to embark upon a big career change. As director of the nearby …

Italy

BOLT Mobile Battery Charger

<i>Bolt</i> is the smallest portable battery backup with built-in wall charger. It automatically charges with the phone and automatically bypasses the …