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Industrial Designer

Industrial Designer

The Mullet Of Smartphones: E-Ink In Front, Color Display In Back

The YotaPhone is an Android smartphone with a five-inch AMOLED display on one side, and a 4.7-inch e-ink display on the other. The upshot: It stays charged for days.<p>E-ink is a wonderful technology. Easier on the eye than other display technologies and frugally power sipping, it’s what allows your …

eReaders

Mt. Gox Founder: Stop Asking Our Staff Questions

Mark Karpeles, founder of troubled bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, resurfaced Wednesday morning with a new statement claiming he was still in Japan.<p>Dear …

5 Reasons Mt. Gox Won't Take Bitcoin Down With It

Mt. Gox, once the largest Bitcoin exchange, may soon be history. But Bitcoin isn't going anywhere.<p>At least, that's the consensus among Bitcoin …

Boeing's 'Black' Smartphone Can Self-Destruct

A self-destructing smartphone may sound like something out of a <i>James Bond</i> film, but Boeing has made it reality.<p>Plans describing the mysterious …

MWC 2014: The Future Is Cheaper, Wearable and Invisibly Secure

BARCELONA, Spain — Weathered veterans of the Mobile World Congress will tell you that this year's event suffered from too many pre-announced devices …

Watch A Man Dance And Slow Down Time With An Orb Of Light

Glowing review: A hypnotic new short film shows what it really means to say that light dances.<p>Light? No one says it moves. It dances. <i>Nuance</i>, a new short by French filmmaker Marc-Antoine Locatelli, takes that turn of phrase and makes it literal, pairing an orb of light with a street dancer in a …

Booleanos Cabinet – Furniture Design by Joel Escalona

Stunning Furniture Design.<p>The design of the Booleanos cabinets is based on concepts such as addition and subtraction or construction and …

Furniture

Scientists accidentally create real-life lightsaber

It’s the news that Star Wars fans have been waiting for for years – scientists have created a lightsaber.<p>However, the weapon will be of little use if …

7 Amazing Product Designs Guaranteed to Turn Heads

Ready for some head turning designs? Today, over at My Life Scoop, we've rounded up seven products with such unique designs you can't help but take a second look. We hope that this list with help you think outside-the-box in your next creative endeavor.<p>See the list, <b>here</b>.

Web Design Dribbble Screenshots by Cosmin Daniel Capitanu

Web Design Inspiration.<p>Look at these stunning dribbble screenshots of web design and user interface concepts by Cosmin Daniel Capitanu aka Radium, a …

Photography: Genetic Portraits

Today's post may strike you as a little eerie at first scroll but we're excited to share Genetic Portraits, a photographic research project exploring …

Artist Creatively Juxtaposes Dinosaurs and Vehicles

These fiberglass sculptures take the concept of a transformer toy to an entirely different place. The two pieces were created in the 1970s by one of Cincinnati's well-known sculptors, Patricia Renick. In 2007, Renick passed away, but thanks to many friends, fans, and family, her publicly-displayed …

Do Nice People Succeed In Business? It Depends

The business world is often depicted as a gladiatorial contest where only the selfish survive. If that’s what you think, then Wharton professor Adam Grant’s <i>Give and Take</i> is the next book for you. It is subtitled <i>A Revolutionary Approach to Success</i>, which might seem like publishing hype, but the …

How Awkward People Can Start Non-Awkward Conversations

You’re not going to die if you talk to a new person. (Really, you won’t.) Especially if you follow these rules.<p>“Remember that most people in the room at any given networking event feel the same way you do,” Anna Runyan writes for the Daily Muse. “Scared to death.”<p>Why? Because new people are …

Urwerk EMC Watch Is World’s First Precision Mechanical Watch That You Can Adjust and Monitor

<b>Urwerk EMC Watch</b> is the perfect timepiece for you, control freaks. The company innovation and anti-establishment spirit has been channeled into a …

EMC

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Failed 25-Year Career Plan

Can you plan your life a quarter century in advance? Tim Cook says yes–sort of.<p>What would your 25-year plan look like? Would it matter 25 years from now?<p>As part of Tim Cook’s 25-year reunion at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, the Apple CEO spoke about his experiences at the school and the Apple-y …

Who Needs A 3-D Printer? This Dining Set Was Manufactured By Home Appliances

Who needs a 3-D printer when, with a washing machine, microwave, and high-speed blender, a creative mind can make almost anything?<p>Most of us buy our dishes at the store. Some of us are so bold as to produce our own pottery. But this place setting blows them all away. Its bowls were rotationally …

Washing Machines

Clever Negative Space Artworks

I've been thinking about creating an artwork exploring negative space and while looking for some inspiration on Pinterest I came across with some …

Visual Design

HOLHO Turns Your Smartphones and Tablets Into Holographic Players

You get to transform videos to optical holograms with this unique Kickstarter campaign! The HOLHO Collection turns your smartphone and tablet into an …

Designer Creates New Font With Light Emitted From iPhone

Designer Marcus Byrne of Melbourne, Australia created a 3D letter and font suite using the light from an iPhone.<p>Byrne created the Phone Streak font …

3 Ways to Be a Better Manager

It was only when I started reporting to a new boss that I realized I was a pretty terrible manager.<p>When my former boss resigned, my team and I were …

Apple Loop: Colorful iPhones, Icahn's Buyback Push, Filling In Maps, New MacPro Ad

Keeping you in the loop on some of the things that happened around Apple this week.<p><b>iPhones in color.</b> Here’s what we know: There will be a new iPhone introduced at a company event in September. Apple unveils a new iPhone every year and so not introducing a new model would be the headline here. As …

Career Competencies: Know Your Worth & Limits

There are certain core competencies to being a successful professional. We each need to know how to manage our business-of-one if we want to achieve …

How Networking Can Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself

We all know we <i>should</i> be networking throughout our career, but that doesn't mean we're actually doing it. It takes time and a lot of energy, and it …

Don’t Write Off the Coaching Leadership Style

Coaching leaders help employees identify their unique strengths and weaknesses and tie them to their personal and career aspirations. They encourage …

Emotional Intelligence

Jester C. Nicodemus

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

30 Famous Quotes That Will Inspire Success In You

The definition of success is different for everyone, whether it’s personal or professional we are always looking at improving in some area of our …

Motivation