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This Tablet Folds Down To Half Its Size!

The idea of a folding display might sound like a sci-fi fan’s dream, but the flexible future is already here! Following the release of a few bendable displays in recent years, designer Kizuku Kitada takes things to an entirely new level with this tablet notepad that features a complete 180-degree fold. The design, dubbed éf NOTE, is distinguished by its seamless display and ability to fold down to have its size. Reminiscent of the traditional notebook, it’s at once familiar and futuristic.Desi...
Tags: Design, Technology, Tablet, Product Design, Kizuku Kitada, ef NOTE

Highlights From CES 2019

At the annual event we found health-improving tech, mobility-driven innovation and everything between This year at the Consumer Electronics Show—CES—there was significant chatter about acclimating the public to the future of technologies like virtual assistants and autonomous vehicles. But, while it seems that nearly every company in the industry is working on, integrating or supporting one or the other, there was plenty of technology on display …
Tags: Cooking, Design, Technology, Tech, Health and Wellness, Ces, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Las Vegas, Best Of, Smart Homes, Fintech, Biotechnology, Consumer Electronics Show, Mixed Reality, Virtual Assistants

The Top Consumer Electronic Products and Concepts of 2018

As the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is upon us, we thought that now would be the best time to review what trended in 2018, as we also take a look at how that may shape our 2019. Phones have always played a massive part of the consumer electronic showcase, and this year is no different. We tried to kill the bezel this year, and are one step closer to an all-screen phone. We’re also seeing 5G make its way into our lives. Along with phones, wireless chargers have taken off (except Apple’s AirPow...
Tags: Apple, Design, Technology, Microsoft, Lg, Popular, Product Design, Random, Edc, Don, Dreyfuss, Carlo Ratti, Blackberry Network, BB Network, Hubble Phone, PIQO

Denmark to Build Nine Islands for Tech Industry

Hoping to create the “European Silicon Valley,” the Danish government has unveiled a plan for creating nine human-made islands which will be home to up to 380 businesses and 33 million square feet of green space. Called Holmene, the project (which will be located just outside Copenhagen) still needs approval from the Danish Parliament, but will hopefully create “12,000 new jobs directly and up to …
Tags: Design, Technology, Denmark, Silicon Valley, Copenhagen, Tech Industry, Islands, Linkaboutit, Danish Parliament, Tech Hub, Build Nine Islands

The Gaze Tray is Apple’s AirPower Charger with a Lifestyle-design Touch

The Gaze Tray joins an already powerful design movement to make tech and tech accessories more home-friendly. Technology that is present inside an interior space must recognize and respect the space it is in. Flashy, edgy technology doesn’t sit well in a subtle, minimal, Scandinavian interior space, and companies are now beginning to make use of interior-friendly colors, materials, and forms to make these products complement the spaces they are in.The Gaze Tray is a wireless charger with multi...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Technology, Ces, MacBook Air, Popular, Qi, Product Design, Random, Ces2019, GAZE LAB, Gaze Tray, Hanah Jeong & Youngmee Lee, Juyoun Lee, Juyoun Lee Hanah Jeong Youngmee Lee

Machine Learning for Life’s Mundane Tasks

The latest work from Andrea Ponti, UNO is a smart AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) robot that harnesses the power of machine learning to execute a variety of tasks so you and me don’t have to! The autonomous system features a modular build that presents endless customization opportunities for employers, individuals, and companies.For example, a secured compartment allows for the delivery of items between short distances while another module equipped with cameras, sirens, and lights transforms it i...
Tags: Design, Technology, Product Design, Porter, UNO, Yanko, Andrea Ponti, Robots/Drones, Ponti, Machine Learning for Life, Uno Porter

Twitter Mulls Redesign That Looks a Heck of a Lot Like Facebook, Just With More Neo-Nazis

Twitter will be rolling out beta updates including “conversational”-style speech bubbles and indented/color-coded replies based on whether you follow another user in the coming weeks, the Verge reported on Wednesday. Other features under consideration, but which will not be available in the forthcoming beta, include…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Design, Technology, Nazis, Social Media

Wacom's New Drawing Tablets Are Cheap Enough For Aspiring Artists

There’s long been a far-fetched rumor that Adobe intentionally leaks pirated copies of Photoshop and Illustrator to hook young, aspiring artists on its software before they transition into careers as professional designers. Still, many of the professional design hardware remains quite expensive for students and other…Read more...
Tags: Art, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Tech, Ces, Tablets, Wacom, Consumer Tech, CES 2019, Ces2019

Wacom's New Touchscreen Drawing Tablets Are Cheap Enough For Aspiring Artists

There’s long been a far-fetched rumor that Adobe intentionally leaks pirated copies of Photoshop and Illustrator to hook young, aspiring artists on its software before they transition into careers as professional designers. Still, many of the professional design hardware remains quite expensive for students and other…Read more...
Tags: Art, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Tech, Ces, Tablets, Wacom, Consumer Tech, CES 2019, Ces2019

Toyota’s Newest Autonomous Technology, “Guardian”

The brand's new system will work in tandem with the driver to prevent accidents but take over in learned situations While the capabilities of autonomous technology continue to expand, Toyota is emphasizing the importance of a balance in responsibility. The Toyota Research Institute is testing its 100% autonomous “Chauffeur” system, but it’s the “Guardian” program that is garnering a large portion of the brand’s attention, …
Tags: Auto, Design, Technology, Cars, Tech, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Driving, Toyota Research Institute, Automotive Design, CES 2019, Newest Autonomous Technology

Top 25 Audio Product Designs from 2018

I’ll admit, I have an affinity for all things audio, so this list was bound to happen at some point! Audio isn’t, however, just a passion of mine… it’s also a massive industry that grows as the smartphone industry grows, because music and entertainment play a major role in the smartphone experience. We’ve seen a lot of growth in the truly-wireless audio wearable department (I even got my hands on the TicPods featured below… review pending) as well as the smart-speaker making its way into the hom...
Tags: Design, Technology, Lg, Lenovo, Product Design, Edc, Don, Barky, Eric Guack

One Dongle to Rule Them All

If you thought you were alone in being irritated with Apple’s shift to strictly using USB-C ports on their MacBook and MacBook Pro lineup, think again. Created from frustration with the inconvenience, designer Ryan Geraghty’s “Dongle” concept pokes fun at Apple and provides comedic relief for the rest of us.The design features an absurd number (16 to be exact) of adapter elements currently offered by Apple. Technically infeasible, it might not ever be able to connect one device to the next… but ...
Tags: Apple, Design, Technology, Product Design, Dongle, Ryan Geraghty, Apple Technically

Move Over, Touch Bar!

The wildest innovation since the Touch Bar, the Epsilon laptop concept introduces an extended Infinity Pad that makes the latter look puny. The touch-sensitive keyboard addition makes it possible for a variety of different applications to be used in all-new ways and with all-new shortcuts.The most impressive, perhaps, is the music playing feature which allows users to play the keyboard directly on the device in order to compose their own music. Of course, the editing capabilities are also enhanc...
Tags: Design, Technology, Notebook, Laptop, Laptops, Product Design, Infinity Pad, Jinhyuk Kwon, Mingyu Q Seo, Mingyu Q Seo Jinhyuk KwonThis

Microsoft’s Prediction of 2019 From 2009

In a video uncovered this week, Microsoft presented their predictions for the tech world in 2019—back in 2009. While some of their ambitions came true—foldable phones, gesture controls and more—much of it was too hopeful. The graphics have certainly exceeded their expectations, but innovation is moving a bit slower; we don’t have interactive newspapers or translucent and ultra-thin screens, yet. Watch the full video at …
Tags: Design, Technology, Microsoft, Future, Tech, Innovation, Predictions, 2009, Linkaboutit, 2019, Retro Futurism

Good Design Gets Better by The Year – Part 2

Hope you enjoyed my recap on the Good Design Awards 2018 here. Now it’s time to do a special countdown for you. Under the Chairmanship of Fumie Shibata and Vice Chair Seiichi Saito, the 2018 Good Design Awards saw about 4,789 entries and a total of 1,353 works were awarded. In this feature, YD picks its favorite 15 from the Good Design Best 100 list. It was a tough competition, and picked our 15 best!Gogoro is a transportation network system where the Gogoro scooter uses rechargeable batteries. ...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Technology, Awards, Sierra, Popular, Gogoro, Product Design, Random, Sony AIBO, Suzuki, Good Design Awards, Nagatani, G Mark, Fumie Shibata, Seiichi Saito

Most Buzzed Designs of December 2018

Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in December 2018.The Clip Art series features ten different paper clips from 1860 to 1934, recreated from ancient patent records.Made from a single piece of flat stainless steel, the One-Piece Knife is exactly that. Minimalism at its best, the knife is strong and features a flat blade that curls into a pipe to form a handle that’s good to hold onto.Simplistic yet mult...
Tags: Design, Technology, Nike, Intel, Automotive, Best Of, Popular, Product Design, Random, Archon, Vrailler, Arik Schwarz, Vault AR

Valser is using carbon capture technology to carbonate its beverages

Valser, a Coca-Cola-owned brand of sparkling water based in Switzerland, is embracing new climate capture technology. Coca-Cola HBC Switzerland (the bottling plant that makes Valser) has partnered with Climeworks, a pioneering company that captures carbon dioxide, to use the new technology to carbonate its water. Climeworks has already partnered with a greenhouse that uses CO2 to help plants grow faster, and since the beverage industry is one of the only existing markets that uses carbon dioxid...
Tags: Sparkling Water, Design, Technology, News, Beverages, Innovation, Switzerland, Coca Cola, Carbon Dioxide, Eat & Drink, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Carbon Capture, Carbonated Beverages, Climeworks, Christoph Gebald, Gebald

Best of CH 2018: Cars + Tech

Electric innovation, computational photography, smarter homes and much more from the year Innovation is oftentimes at the center of a topic we deem worthy of exploring and writing about. Whether it’s brand new or an inventive update, we pay close attention to advances in cars and tech—whether it affects our daily lives or is an abstract, but fascinating concept. We understand that not all our readers …
Tags: Apple, Auto, Wearables, Design, Technology, Cars, Watches, Automotive, Driving, Lincoln, Audi, Leica, Test Drives, Monterey Car Week, Mercedes Benz EQC, Smartians

The best of the Long Read in 2018

Our 20 favourite pieces of the yearMillions are robbed of the power of speech by illness, injury or lifelong conditions. Can the creation of bespoke digital voices transform their ability to communicate? Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Food, Art, Technology, Censorship, Sport, Life and style, Society, UK News, US news, Work & careers, Feminism, Silicon Valley

The Eatense Digital-plate Brings UX Design to the Culinary World

Studies show that the color of the plate can often change your perception of how food tastes. For example, serving desserts on a white plate can enhance their sweetness by making their colors seem more saturated… and that tricks your brain into thinking they’re sweeter! In 1957 marketing pioneer Louis Cheskin reported that adding 15 percent more yellow to green in 7UP cans caused consumers to perceive the soft drink as having a more lemony-limey flavor. That’s probably why Sprite, although cle...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Technology, Starbucks, Dining, Popular, Product Design, Random, Dinnerware, Plate, Louis Cheskin, Eatense, Eatense Digital

Is This the Future of Wireless Audio?

This set of conceptual earphones are the Aura PEBL, and they have been designed for a future that centers around both Augmented and Virtual Reality. Not only can they call themselves ‘truly wireless’, but they can also say that they are unique; rather than fitting snugly into the user’s ears, they instead comfortably fit around the outside. This not only allows for an attention-grabbing design element, but also makes them far less intrusive.They bring with them an element of fluidity that is pre...
Tags: Design, Technology, Product Design, Aura Pebl, Emerson Holladay

The Future Interfaces Group is Designing the Everyday Devices of Tomorrow

There’s a lapse in smart technology where human context and cues exist in real life. Things like gestures, expressions, noises and secondary movements are all missed by tech that can only respond to vocal commands and touch. In the Future Interfaces Group lab, located just off Carnegie Mellon University’s campus, the devices of tomorrow—ones that can detect when you’re sawing, cooking or even tuning a …
Tags: Design, Technology, Tech, Innovation, Carnegie Mellon University, Linkaboutit, Smart Tech, Future Interfaces Group, Daily Devices, Speculative Gadgets

The KEZ Wearable Keeps an Eye on Kids & Elders When You’re Not Around

It took Apple a few years to realize the potential of the Apple Watch, or the wearable device. It wasn’t made to be a scaled-down version of your phone. It had the potential for being something MUCH more personal, much more useful. The wrist-wearable is increasingly proving to be a great health/fitness/wellness device. It sits on your wrist, with the ability to read and track your pulse, body temperature, your location, your activity, and even if you’ve fallen and hurt yourself. The smartphone...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Design, Technology, Emergency, Popular, Product Design, Random, Kez, Smart Band, Think of the KEZ Wearable, KEZ Core

The SHAPL Design Contest Will Turn your Renders into Reality

SHAPL is providing industrial designers with the opportunity of a lifetime. The SHAPL Design Contest wants to take your concept designs and bring them into the real world, as real products that people can buy, own, and use!The SHAPL Design Competition stems from a very different place when pitted against other design competitions. While most design competitions want to reward good design skills, SHAPL wants to bring them to life. The SHAPL Design Contest exists solely to give designers and the...
Tags: Design, Technology, Awards, Pacific Ocean, Popular, Product Design, Random, Yanko Design, Design Competition, SHAPL, ConreurThe Redline, Byeong Jae Ha JaeHeum Lee Chieun Jang Jisu KimThe

Should the Flick-n-Slide Make a Comeback?

PDF Haus begs the question. Remember the sliding phones of the early 2000s?! Well, it was only a matter of time until smartwatches went in that direction. Inspired by Motorola’s iconic Z8M phone, this smartwatch by the same name explores the enhanced functionality of having dual screens.With one flick, the screen doubles with the easy-to-use sliding feature. This bump in real estate makes it easier to use apps like navigation and messaging. As an added bonus, the innovative smartwatch finally in...
Tags: Motorola, Design, Technology, Product Design, PDF HAUS, Z8M Smartwatch

Digital Telepathy and Telekinesis of the Future

This ultramodern mask is actually a noninvasive neurointerface device designed to read brain activity signals. Current BCI neuroheadsets already exist and, even though they are limited in capability, they shed light on the way in which we might be able to control our surroundings in the future. The design is equipped with the same technology but includes the addition of facial mimicking interface that reads the users expression to determine their wants and needs. Together, the system could theor...
Tags: Design, Technology, Product Design, Maria Replyanski, Nikita Replyanski, Yaroshuk Danil

Enough With the Gigantic Smartphones Already

The line between tablets and smartphones is all but blurred with the seemingly endless super-sizing of our mobile devices. This concept is a refreshing twist in the opposite direction.Aptly named ‘iPhone X Mini,’ it packs a powerful punch of iOS in a pint-size package. More than 40% smaller than the XS Max, the Mini is dwarfed by just about every other device on the market but packs many of the same features users have come to expect. Perfect for kid hands or elderly individuals with limited th...
Tags: Design, Technology, Smartphone, Cellphones, Product Design, iPhone X Mini, Krystofer Dongjae Kim, XS Max the Mini

Much More than your Usual Wireless Charger

I love it when gadgets disguise themselves as decor. If you look at any of Google’s home products, they make use of domestic-friendly colors, soft forms, and even fabric clads. The design team feels that a device (electronic or not) that sits in your home should blend into its homely atmosphere, not look like something from Blade Runner. Edgy, futuristic products don’t sit well in cozy homes. The Lucis 3.0 follows that thumb rule by making tech more domestic and versatile at the same time. The...
Tags: Google, Deals, Design, Technology, Popular, Lighting, Product Design, Random, RBG, Lucis, Bob van Houten, Lucis 3.0, Simon Koop, Simon Koop Bob van HoutenClick

This is the World’s First Digital Piggy Wallet for your Kids

We’ve made a pretty seamless transition from hard cash to digital money, but there’s still one form of payment that hasn’t really changed yet. The allowance. Unless your kid owns an ATM card and a bank account (I didn’t until I was 18), allowance has always been handed in banknotes or coins that found their way into the symbolic piggy bank.As we move into the digital age of virtual currency and cashless payments, Pigzbe ditches the piggy bank in favor of their new ‘piggy wallet’ virtual realm ...
Tags: Deals, Design, Technology, Kids, Wallet, Popular, Product Design, Random, Primo Toys, Jon Marshall, Pigzbe, First Digital Piggy Wallet, Wollo, Jon MarshallClick, WolloPigzbe, Budgeting Children

The Infinitely Expandable Smartphone Case

The Clap Series of smartphone cases goes beyond just protecting your precious device. The 4-part collection — which consists of the Clap ’n’ Shield, Clap ’n’ Deco, Clap’n’ Charge, and Clap ’n’ Listen — provides users with security, style, supplemental power, and wireless headphone recharging depending on their preference. Just install the main case and choose the peripheral that you need. Collect them all to use them interchangeably or select the one (in one of many chic color combinations) that...
Tags: Design, Technology, Cellphones, Product Design, Deco, Xinny Lin, Clap Series, Robin Yao, Clap 'n' Shield Clap 'n' Deco Clap, Xinny Lin Robin YaoSHIELD

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