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5 of Our Favorite New Lighting Trends

Lighting isn't just good for brightening up a room — you want it to look good, too, even when it's not turned on. We've been keeping an eye on the …

Trends

17 TV Shows That Will Spark Your Creativity

Getting started on a new creative project can be a great way to give the right side of your brain a workout. While there are a million and one ways to spark your creativity, did you know that watching TV can also be a great way to get those ideas flowing? Yup, you read that right. TV is creative …

TV

Forget batteries, your phone could soon be powered by WI-FI: Technology uses radio waves to connect and charge devices

• PoWiFi routers use 'ambient backscatter' to turn Wi-Fi signals into power• <b><br>Researchers installed PoWiFi routers using this technology in six</b> …

Sony’s new $200 LED bulb doubles as a Bluetooth speaker

Have you ever wanted to play loud music in your house, but were annoyed by the fact that the sound’s intensity gets lower when your ‘voguing’ gets …

The first solar bike path is producing more energy than expected

Back in November, SolaRoad launched a test bike path that generates energy through solar cells embedded in the concrete. It sounds like an outlandish idea, but it's apparently paying off very quickly. The company has revealed that its road has generated much more energy than expected -- it produced …

A Philadelphia journalist went undercover as an Uber driver — here's how much she made

Drivers responded by telling Business Insider's Maya Kosoff that they were often making less than minimum wage, with yearly earnings in the range of $10,000 to $41,000.<p>When UberX arrived in Philadelphia, Emily Guendelsberger, a senior staff writer at the Philadelphia City Paper, became curious …

Uber

All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

TV

5 best Android apps to transfer files from Android to PC and other ways too!

One of the more common things people need to do is transfer files from their mobile device or tablet to their desktop. Sometimes it’s a photo, sometimes it’s a song, and many other times it’s some sort of document, presentation, or other file that needs transferred. There are actually quite a few …

Apps

Google Docs is now better than ever on iOS and Android

Google announced on Thursday that the Google Docs app on iOS and the Docs, Sheets and Slides apps on Android had received updates to give users more …

Apps

How to Create the Perfect Core77 Design Awards Entry

Final Deadline for this year's awards is in 2 days! Submit before March 29th at 9 PM EST<p>Receiving an Honor in the Core77 Design Awards takes a little …

Tutorials

A Tea Set That Feels Your Stress

This art project is a peek into a future where our objects feel us.<p>Today, a Jawbone Up or a Nike FuelBand can quantify all sorts of things going on with our bodies, like heart rate and movement, but this information generally manifests as a number or fitness graph. It’s about activity. It’s about …

Turntables

Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

HugeDomains.com - Thefusejoplin.com is for sale (Thefusejoplin)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Filtration on the go

You’d be surprised how many diseases are water-borne. Tap water isn’t always the safest way to go, and packaged water is just an unreasonable luxury. …

McDonalds Big Mac Product Line

McDonald’s launches a range of Big Mac products that includes a line of clothing, bedding and even wallpaper. Unveiled Tuesday at the McWalk fashion …

Fashion Shows

Illustrations on Sidewalks Appear When Raining

Baptized Rainworks the invisible art of the Seattle-based artist Peregrine Church began appearing last year. Each installation is made from an …

Amazing video shows colorblind people seeing colors for the first time

Okay, it’s kind of an ad– we are sheep<p>Valspar Paint, a paint company, teamed up with EnChroma, a company that manufactures glasses that boosts color vision, to launch the #ColorForAll campaign, which aims to bring the glasses to colorblind people. As part of the project, which is essentially a …

Color Blindness

Warby Parker Basso Collection

Building on their reputation for pushing boundaries in the eyewear game, NYC-based Warby Parker launches a new line that employs a production technique previously unused in the space. The Basso Collection is named for the Italian sculpting technique Basso-Relievo, or low-relief sculpting. Layering …

Warby Parker

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Ruck Sack | By Loyal Stricklin

Loyal Stricklin are crafters of beautiful leather products made with carefully chosen materials, and a smart, simple design. Their products age …

Leather

8 apps to help you actually keep your 2015 New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions are tough.<p>Though we may start the year with the best of intentions, old habits die hard and too often we're back to our old …

Apps

Startups Scrape Your Financial Data for Good. (No, Really!)

If you’re willing to give a startup access to your financial transactions, there might be some nice side benefits for you, and possibly your …

iOS Apps

'Kickstarter For The Homeless' Raises Investment From Some Of The Biggest Tech Investors, Including Marc Benioff

Some of the biggest tech investors have joined the seed round, including Salesforce's Marc Benioff, SV Angels' Ron Conway, and Reddit's Alexis Ohanian.<p>Poverty is a serious issue in America, with approximately 46 million people living below the poverty line and 3.5 million of them homeless. In San …

Homelessness

This App Wants You To Share Your Leftovers To Fight Food Waste

In the developed world, most of us buy much more food than we can eat. Or that we <i>should</i> eat – just think, more than one-third of Americans are considered to be obese. A lot of stuff gets thrown away: according to a report by the Natural Resources Defense Counciil, 40% of the food produced in the …

Beyond Braille: 3-D Printed Books For The Blind

<i>This post is part of our</i>Weekly Innovation series, <i>in which we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Do you have an innovation to share?</i>Use this quick form.<p>Now here's something Helen Keller couldn't have dreamed up: the picture book Goodnight Moon, but …

These Floating Islands Are Made Of Trash That Normally Clogs The Oceans

The idea is to treat trash as an asset and encourage mangrove forest to grow into bird habitat.<p>Few environmental problems are as daunting as all the plastic pollution that’s in the oceans. There’s so much of it and it’s spread over such a large distance, that it’s hard to imagine doing anything …

One-Wheeled Electric Micro-cycle Lets Riders Travel in Ease and Style

Move over, Segway, a new personal mobility vehicle has rolled into town. After his 13-year-old daughter asked if it was possible to build a one-wheeled motorcycle that she had seen in a video game, engineer Chris Hoffmann spent the next seven years making that dream a reality by constructing the …

Bike Lanes

A Smartphone Sidewalk Pops Up on a Busy Street in China

Back in mid-July, a two-way walking lane appeared in Washington, D.C. One side was a dedicated path for smartphone users and the other for people not …