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I Am Lusting Over Sony's New Paper-Thin E Ink Watch

Despite the added functionality that manufacturers keep trying to cram inside them, watches have always been, and will always be, a fashion accessory …

eReaders

Samsung’s Classy New TV Moonlights as a Work of Art

Look around your home and count the screens: The television on your wall. The tablet on your coffee table. The computer monitor on your desk. …

Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse - but the rest of the world isn’t listening - Hack - triple j

It’s a little before three on a sunny Friday afternoon and Laugardalur Park, near central Reykjavik, looks practically deserted. There’s an …

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Tablets

The reMarkable Paper Tablet Makes Writing on an iPad Look Dated

The reMarkable paper tablet is a 10.3-inch e-ink tablet that look incredibly similar to a Kindle DX, except that it has a special coating on the …

Crystal ball-like robot will fill your home with sunlight

LONDON — Dr. Diva Tommei, 32, was once a Bioinformatics PhD student at Cambridge University who was spending way too much time in a dark office.<p>That …

Cambridge University

Elon Musk is working on a roof made of solar panels

Elon Musk's fondness for ambitious, out-of-left-field ideas isn't restricted to electric cars or rockets. During SolarCity's latest earnings call, the entrepreneur revealed that his energy-focused company is developing a "solar roof" -- not a roof with solar panels on it, a roof <i>made out of</i> solar …

Fly Tot - The Original inflatable airplane cushion for kids

Shop<p>ACCEPTED ON OVER 50 AIRLINES WORLDWIDE<p>Our Mission<p>To make traveling more comfortable for families, starting with the little ones.<p>Light and …

5 Rules For Designing Great Cities, From Denmark’s Star Urbanist

Danish architect and urbanist Jan Gehl has spent decades making sure cities work for people, not the other way around. Here’s how.<p>The web of pedestrian streets, narrow alleys, and picturesque canals in Venice have lured tourists to the Italian port city for hundreds of years. There’s a near …

This Living Wall Cleans The Air Inside New York’s New Emergency Center

In this strange place, a major experiment in green walls is blooming.<p>The wall, filled with hydroponically grown plants, is aimed at creating a more …

Air Quality

'If you've got money, you vote in ... if you haven't got money, you vote out'

Brexit is about more than the EU: it’s about class, inequality, and voters feeling excluded from politics. So how do we even begin to put Britain the right way up?<p>“If you’ve got money, you vote in,” she said, with a bracing certainty. “If you haven’t got money, you vote out.” We were in Collyhurst, …

Truth about Brexit: what next in the UK v EU divorce, short term and long term. Impact on your personal life, house prices, brexit business strategy, community, EU and wider world. Cut through toxic nonsense. Brexit keynote speaker

Written by Patrick Dixon<p>Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker<p><b>DETAILED ANALYSIS OF IMPACT</b> …

Genius System Uses Magnets To Keep Your Clothes Perfectly Folded In Cramped Closets

ThreadStax wants to make the heap of clean clothes on the bottom of your closet floor a thing of the past.<p>We all like the idea of folding clothes. Maybe we even do it, from time to time. But let’s face it: less of us than we want to admit fold clothes properly, and even fewer of us can manage to …

Shaving will never be the same with this laser razor

It's 2015, so it only makes sense to shave our hair off with lasers, right?<p>Right. That's why Skarp Razor is replacing blade with a laser and plans to …

10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

This Stroller Doubles As A Bike Seat

Sometimes when I see parents in the wild, I just can’t believe the amount of things they are capable of carrying. The average parent seems to me like a walking, talking version of Fibber McGee’s closet–just one item away from collapsing into a clattering pile of parental bric-a-brac.<p>I suppose …

Jamstik+ is a backpack-friendly 'smart guitar'

The first time I encountered Jamstik, a guitar controller for Mac and iOS, was at CES 2013. Zivix -- the team behind the product -- came to our trailer and gave us a demo. That was a prototype, which eventually got crowdfunded and did pretty well as history tells it. Now there's Jamstik+ with a few …

Guitar

Articles about 7 creative kids rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>From picture books for pint-size readers to more involved, didactic tomes that parents can read to their kids, break out these...<p>Our suggestions encourage curiosity, creativity, and play.<p>The Texas designer shares how to create spaces that …

Los Angeles

This Bike Seat Transforms Into A Sturdy Lock

The Seatylock means you’ll never accidentally leave your bike lock at home again.<p>It’s not uncommon to see a cyclist walking down city streets with an expensive bike seat tucked awkwardly under an arm, trying to avoid yet another form of bike theft. But when a group of designers noticed the …

In Smart Home, Retrofit May Be The Next Big Thing

When you look around at many of the smart home systems coming to market, most require what is called in the business tech world a ”fork lift upgrade”, meaning you have to throw out your old hardware and replace it with new gear in order to get the advantages of new technology.<p>Take the Nest Protect …

Reimagining Finder’s ‘Get Info’ dialog for OS X Yosemite

With Yosemite, OS X is getting its biggest visual overhaul yet, courtesy of Apple design head Jony Ive. But not everything is changing. Case in point: OS X’s File Inspector function.<p>Shown when you right click on a file in Finder and click ‘Get Info,’ Inspector shows you the nitty-gritty details of …

Operating Systems

A Rocket Scientist Designed A Saucepan That Boils Water So Fast, You Can Watch It

At first, Povey was thinking only about the camping market. “At high altitude, it takes absolutely forever to boil water, so improving the efficiency …

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The Impress Coffee Brewer Cup, now in the UK and Europe!

A Kickstarter success story and very popular in the States, the amazing Impress Coffee Brewer from Gamila Company will deliver <b>400ml</b> of delicious …

Coffee

A Clever Gadget That Delivers Relief To People Who Never Feel Quite Warm Enough

The Radfan is a simple solution from the United Kingdom: A radiator attachment that pushes hot air out sideways. With two low-power fans, it can cut …

San Francisco

Oon Building Blocks Power Strip

I like the Oon power strip concept. Classy wood building blocks hiding the ugly two-prongs. They even get nostalgic, looking kinda like the building …

11-Year-Old Makes An Unbreakable, Spill-Proof Cup For Her Ailing Grandfather

When Lily Born noticed her grandfather, who suffers from Parkinson’s, was spilling his drinks, she decided to design him a better cup. The young entrepreneur is now selling her product on Kickstarter.<p>While most 11-year-olds are watching <i>Hunger Games</i> or doing other typically pre-teen things, Lily …

This Clever Bowl Wields A Built-In Strainer

And it’s all of $15 away from being yours.<p>It happens to me about once a week. I need to rinse some produce, but my colander is indisposed–maybe it’s in the dishwasher, maybe it’s filled with flecks of dried-on spaghetti–don’t judge. So I plop my fruit/veggies into a bowl, fill that with water, then …