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This $20 Dot Makes Push Notifications Way Less Annoying

Now on Kickstarter, these small Bluetooth beacons contextualize how your smartphone behaves based on your location.<p>I think we can all generally agree push notifications are a design kludge–and an ugly one at at that. They come in a relentless stream of angrily buzzing digital distractions, …

4 Ways To Build Brands People Can’t Ignore

The branding consultancy Landor shares how to “disrupt perception” and build brands that truly resonate.<p>Before it ever became a global brand consultancy and design firm, Landor had to craft its own image. Its first client, in other words, was itself. Today the company has nearly 30 offices in 19 …

Webflow lets you build gorgeous web animations just by dragging and dropping

Oh, to be a web developer in 2017. We’ve long passed the “bad old days” of Flash (RIP), Silverlight, and ActiveX. It’s now possible to build gorgeous, engaging, animated websites using the holy trinity of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript — no plugins required. If there’s a downside, it’s that it can be …

Women’s Faces Before, During, And After Orgasm In Photo Series Aimed To Help Normalize Female Sexuality

Ah, the elusive female orgasm. We don't always talk about it, and not all of us have experienced it, but it deserves our love and appreciation …

AI-powered app finds and locks away your racy photos

Hiding racy photos on your phone can be a tedious, manual affair. Depending on the app, you need to first select all the pics you want to move, move them and then delete them from your original cameral roll. That's not to mention making sure they didn't go to any automatic cloud backup locations …

Samsung lets loose new tracking device for your kids and pets

Don't use those creepy babysitter-monitoring dolls to keep tabs on your children and pets.<p>Instead, Samsung has a slightly smaller and less sinister-looking device than a Teddy Ruxpin lookalike. It's called the Connect Tag, which Samsung claims is the first to employ narrowband network technology, …

Gear & Gadgets

Joshua Tree Container House

Made from a cluster of shipping containers, the Joshua Tree Container House emerges from the California desert. Each container is capped with a …

Artist Creates Life-Size Chinese Vases Out of Folded Playing Cards

65-year-old Zhang Kehua, a retired mason from Qianjiang, China, has a very unique skill – he can assemble realistic Chinese vases out of thousands of …

15 Great TED Talks for Sparking Creativity (Infographic)

From graphic designers to painters to writers, these TED Talks are bound to give your creativity a boost.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Need a creative booster? One of your best resources is just a click away. TED Talks provides a variety of inspirational and creative …

Samsung's 43-inch Frame TV is like a fancy art piece for your wall

When Samsung announced The Frame TV earlier this year, it quickly became a product of interest for people with minimalist taste. That's because it's essentially designed to double as an art piece, and its aesthetics can easily blend in with any paintings you may have on your wall. It launched in …

TV

This Is What Your Overactive Brain Needs To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Hint: Don’t Netflix and chill.<p>You already know how much better you feel after a good night’s sleep, but sleeping well helps your brain in less apparent ways than just not being groggy the next day. In fact, getting seven to nine hours of sleep each night can help secure your cognitive well-being.<p>In …

Noble Design Your Own Jeans

From the wear patterns to the fit and feel, the best selvage and raw jeans quickly become unique to the wearer. That's why having the ability to …

Tree-planting drones can sow 100,000 seeds a day

A community in Myanmar is using the drones to restore their river ecosystem<p>The much-hyped promise of a drone-driven future—where drones bring us food, take our selfies, and even serve as taxis—is not nearly as cool as this Myanmar community’s drone-driven present. A group of villagers along the …

Mangroves

Uno Bolt Electric Unicycle

Thanks to the need for the rider to have unmatched balance, unicycles have never been a popular form of transportation. The Uno Bolt Electric …

Roads

barber shop owner covers floor with 7000 pennies

apr 20, 2018<p>seven monolithic and monochrome 'houses' offer visitors an immersive experience – a dip in color to discover the Hermès home …

CasusGrill

Convenient and eco-conscious, the CasusGrill is an ideal travel partner for your next campsite cooking session. Its 2017 Danish Design Award-winning …

Finally, a tablet that folds up into a phone that fits in your pocket

Lenovo is back at blowing minds again with another concept device with a bendable screen.<p>At the third annual Lenovo Tech World last week, the Chinese …

Kano's Pixel Kit is a charming introduction to coding

We all know the importance of code. It's the backbone of computing, the internet and so much else we come into contact with on a daily basis. But learning to code is still a tricky and poorly defined pursuit. I've booted up Codecademy a few times, only to try a couple of courses and realise I have …

MacBook Pro

An iOS app can help you create an ambient music masterpiece

Getting into electronic music is a breeze these days with all the great iOS apps out there. Ripplemaker, for example, is a fantastic modular synth app that even newbies can use, while veteran synthesizer manufacturers like Korg, Electro-Harmonics and Moog regularly update their apps with the best …

20 Free UX eBooks You Must Read

There is always something new that you can learn about UX, whether we’re talking about best UX practices, new trends, prototyping techniques, or …

Why I wrote the sex manual I’d have loved as a teenager

At a recent book signing in Barcelona, Spanish YouTuber Chusita was approached by two parents with their teenage daughter.Although Chusita’s book is a sex guide for her teenage fans and followers, she sometimes hears from parents who thank her for writing it, and for helping them broach a difficult …

Sexual Health

In Math, Profs Use This Puzzle To Teach a Valuable Lesson About Problem Solving

Graphic by Krauss The missing square puzzle is an optical illusion used in mathematics classes to help students reason about geometrical figures; or …

Finally, a way to turn your smartphone into a universal remote

What do your television, air conditioner, cable box, and ceiling fan all have in common? They can soon all be controlled through the smartphone in …

Remote Controls

Design Custom Boxes & Packaging

1<p>Shape it<p>We offer many different box styles and sizes. Choose the one that fits your product’s needs and start designing in 3D.<p>2<p>Design it<p>Showcase …

Graphic Design

10 Wireframing Tools to Help you Create Great Websites, and Make Great Design Decisions

As a web designer or developer, you’re probably familiar with wireframes and their place in the design process.<p>Wireframes are skeleton structures …

Mendr Fixes Your Photos: A real-life Photoshop professional will edit your images, thanks to this clever app

At CH HQ, various staff members ask me to help with photo shoots, composition and—most of all—editing. While I'm always happy to lend a hand, there are times I'm not around, and of course, many people don't work alongside a Lightroom or Photoshop pro. For anybody who needs a little assistance …

Hemiplanet x Helinox Chair One

You know a collaboration between two high-tech outfitters is going to produce a great camp chair, but the Chair One from Heimplanet and Helinox is …

Outdoors Gear

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. …

Digital Art

The best wireless outdoor home security camera

<i>By Rachel Cericola</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending …

Home Security

New 'responsive' Google Font can shapeshift to match any design

Google Fonts is getting more customizable and interactive. The company has updated its collection with its very first ‘parametric’ font – a new typographic technology that makes it easy for designers to tweak and modify the format of virtually any typeface.<p>Developed in collaboration between …

Typography