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This is how you build a killer brand like Apple

Human beings are curious. They love to explore. And they love to shop. Many consumers—up to 25 million Americans—visit a mall on any given Saturday …

Amazon Rainforest

The FAA just took a huge step towards legalizing commercial drone flights

The agency's outlook on this new breed of aircraft is much less conservative than expected<p>The FAA's long-awaited rules for flying small drones have arrived. Up until today it was illegal to fly drones for commercial purposes unless you had a specific exemption from the FAA for testing. The new …

Drones

How Much Should You Charge For Design Work?

A guide to assigning the right value to what you do.<p>You can learn a lot about the business end of design and illustration by trial and error and reading articles and books, but one thing that is seemingly impossible to get a grasp on is pricing. Whether you are a student, a young designer, or a …

Music Festivals

Maybe this is the real reason Apple made the iPhone bigger

Many of tech’s largest firms reported fourth-quarter earnings this week, including Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Yahoo, and Facebook. For the most part, results were as expected—nothing exceptionally high or embarrassingly low. That is, except Apple, which beat analysts’ sales estimates by a …

iPhone

Antarctic sea ice gains do not “cancel out” Arctic sea ice losses, NASA finds

You may have heard Antarctic sea ice has recently set new records for extent, offsetting the dramatic loss in Arctic sea ice in recent decades. The first part of that statement is true, but NASA reports the second is part is not. In fact, the huge decline in Arctic sea ice since the late 1970s …

Global Warming

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

National Academy of Sciences

Portable Book-Shaped Lamp Brightening Your Favourite Moments: Lumio

When it comes to lighting as a reading companion, the expectations can often go sky-high. This charming book-shaped lamp meets most readers’ demands …

Kawamura Ganjavian designs Kangaroo Light for the bottom of your bag

Spain and Switzerland-based studio Kawamura Ganjavian launched a Kickstarter campaign this week to fund a flexible glowing lamp (+ …

Barn Light Electric's New LED Light Collection Blends Rustic Styles with Modern Chic

Lighting company Barn Light Electric recently launched their new line of environmentally friendly lights called the LED Guard & Glass Collection. The …

Interior Design

LEDs finally able to create light of the quality designers expect says Arik Levy

LEDs are the light of the future now that the technology is finally advanced enough for it to be interesting to designers, according to industrial …

Drift is a Self-Dimming LED Lightbulb that Works with Any Regular Light Switch

Drift-Light is a new type of self-dimming LED lightbulb that works with any regular household light switch. Mimicking the setting sun to help you …

Home Automation

Shane Schneck's Bollard light is four lamps in one

<b>Northmodern 2015:</b> American designer Shane Schneck has created a silicone lamp for Danish brand Menu that can be used in four different …

Roosegaarde's Crystal LED Lights Can be Rearranged like 'LEGOs from Mars'

Designer Daan Roosegaarde’s “LEGOs from Mars” lit up Dutch Design Week this year. The installation is made up of hundreds of LED crystals that light …

OLIS: Rock-Like LED Lamp Adds a Sublime Glow to Indoor and Outdoor Environments

If you’re in the market for a sublime new lamp, then you might want to check out OLIS, a carefully developed lamp that uses energy-efficient LED …

Design

Dragos Motica's Slash Lamp is designed to be broken

A stone comes with this concrete lamp by Bucharest designer Dragos Motica so the user can smash the shade to reveal the reinforcing steel mesh (+ …