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Changing seasons are the inspiration behind this vintage-esque typewriter!

The number of people who opt for laptops over desktops has been increasing by the day. Not everyone prefers keyboards, but they are essentially useful for people who tend to type a lot on a daily basis such as writers, journalists and etc. We’ve seen a lot of innovative portable keyboard designs over the years, however, Lofree’s Four Seasons Keyboard is an ode to the past. Inspired by quintessential typewriters, the Lofree Four Seasons is a retro-esque mechanical keyboard. As the product’s name ...
Tags: Apple, Design, Technology, Keyboard, Product Design, Lofree, Lofree Four Seasons, Lofree Four Seasons Keyboard, Hibernal Black, Aestival Blue, Vernal White


Face ID Masks

Respirator masks with printed images of realistic human faces protect people from viruses and allow them to unlock their phone without removing the mask. Unlock your iPhone or iPad with surgical mask that looks just like you. N95 respiratory masks designed to work with facial recognition software. Facial ID Respirator Masks printing service by Danielle […]
Tags: Design, Tech, Danielle


The Oppo C1 gamepad turns your smartphone into a Switch-style portable gaming setup

While its lack of symmetric design does bother me a slight bit, the Oppo Gamepad C1 Unicorn Gundam Edition (the name’s quite a mouthful) does give you a great handheld gaming experience. It features a telescopic expandable design that lets you fit a smartphone in, although it’s tailored specifically to visually complement Oppo’s Reno Ace Gundam Edition.The C1 Gamepad’s most defining feature is its ergonomic, asymmetric design. It’s ergonomic to allow you to grip it better (especially with that c...
Tags: Gadgets, Games, Design, Cellphones, Reno, Unicorn, Product Design, Oppo, C1, Gamepad


Winston encrypts your home wi-fi, preventing Facebook, Google, and Amazon from tracking you

Alexa, Google, and Siri. It took just three words to absolutely erode our freedom and privacy. Don’t worry, I’m just as much a part of this as you are. I have a Google Pixel smartphone and an iPad Pro, and flatmate in the room next door has an Amazon Echo. I also spend roughly 3-4 hours each day on Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp everyday. Ambient computing, voice assistants, and the ever-expanding realm of social networks have effectively undermined the private way of life.If you suddenly g...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Deals, Facebook, Design, Technology, Instagram, Siri, Shop, Product Design, Don, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Google, WINSTON, Google Pixel


The digital economy benefits the 1%. Here’s how to change that.

Intentional or not, certain inequalities are inherent in a digital economy that is structured and controlled by a few corporations that don't represent the interests or the demographics of the majority.While concern and anger are valid reactions to these inequalities, UCLA professor Ramesh Srinivasan also sees it as an opportunity to take action. Srinivasan says that the digital economy can be reshaped to benefit the 99 percent if we protect laborers in the gig economy, get independent journalis...
Tags: Google, Programming, Design, Technology, Internet, Future, Economics, Data, Development, Computers, Innovation, Machine Learning, Ai, Inequality, Srinivasan, Ucla


How a 100-year-old French Army design outperforms today's U.S. helmets 

According to a recent research project it appears that the form – the shape and surface detailing – of the French "Adrian" helmet, a design used over a hundred years ago, is better at deflecting blast shocks than its more plainly shaped modern counterparts. An author of the study, Joost Op ‘t Eynde, a PhD student at Duke University, says "we were surprised to find that the 100-year-old helmets performed just as well as modern ones,”He and his co-authors hypothesize as to what elements play a ro...
Tags: Design, Washington, Tech, Normandy, Manufacturing, Adrian, Duke University, French Army, Military Design, Brodie Helmet, Louis Auguste Adrian


Farewell to Cut, Copy, and Paste Inventor Larry Tesler

An Apple, Xerox, Amazon, Yahoo, and 23AndMe alum—and an early researcher in the field of artificial intelligence—Larry Tesler may not be as well-known as early computing icons like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Steve Wozniak, but his impact on the industry remains important today. Tesler popularized the tools cut, copy, and paste while working on Xerox PARC’s mouse-driven user interface—specifically an app within it called …
Tags: Apple, Design, Tech, Computers, Obituaries, Xerox, Computing, Rip, Paste, Linkaboutit, Cut, Steve Jobs Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Copy, Tesler, Larry Tesler


Electronic Portable Drums

Japanese traditional Taiko drums infused with digital sound technology make playing percussion instrument more fun and easier than ever before. TAIKO-1 electronic portable drums designed by Roland and Kodo for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Modern technology helps people play a wide variety of Taiko percussion sounds with one drum instrument carried with […]
Tags: Design, Tech, Roland, Tokyo Japan, KODO, TAIKO


The doqo case turns your iPad Pro into a MacBook… with a trackpad and multiple ports!

One could argue that doqo’s case does something that even Apple couldn’t seem to do… it gives you a MacBook with a great keyboard.Designed to give iPad Pro users the laptop experience, doqo’s case design transforms your tablet into a full-fledged MacBook. Slip the iPad Pro into the doqo and there’s little difference between this setup and any of Apple’s laptops. The case comes with a gorgeous aluminum design, a full-sized keyboard, a functioning trackpad, and enough ports to make a MacBook Pro...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Ipad, Gadgets, Design, Usb, Case, Keyboard, Macbook, Laptops, Ipad Pro, Macbook Pro, Product Design, Brydge, Doqo, MacBook Slip


Bomb-Sniffing Cyborg Grasshoppers

Dogs and even pigs have long been heralded as having the ultimate snout—one capable of detecting bombs, drugs, truffles, and even human beings through thick brush and dense soil. But, courtesy of a bit of high-tech engineering, cyborg grasshoppers may be the ultimate nose after all. Researchers at the University of Missouri inserted electrodes into the antennal lobes of each grasshopper (the “brain” of the …
Tags: Design, Tech, Linkaboutit, Cyborgs, Neurons, University of Missouri, Noses, Bomb Detection


Critics question Amazon's sustainability amidst Bezos Earth Fund launch

Earlier this week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos vowed to mitigate the impact of climate change by establishing the Bezos Earth Fund. He’s committed $10 billion to start the fund, making it one of the largest charitable pledges to date. The fund has earmarked delivery of grants for this summer to various activists, nonprofits and scientists who strive for better stewardship of Earth. However, critics of the company, such as Amazon Employees for Climate Justice (AECJ) and Greenpeace, nonetheless warn tha...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Design, Earth, Greenpeace, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Elizabeth Jardim, Amazon Employees for Climate Justice AECJ, AECJ, Greenpeace Greenpeace USA


AusAir’s botanical face-masks help effectively filter smoke as well as trap viruses

Designed over the past 3 years in conjunction with the University of Sydney, brothers Isaac and Elias Honor teamed up with their friend Jack Graham to launch AusAir… a face-mask that’s preparing for a world where masks may become as ubiquitous as wearing sun-block every time you step out. What makes AusAir worth noticing is its nuanced approach to masks, considering a variety of external and user-based factors. As parts of the world struggle with declining air-quality, environmental hazards, a...
Tags: Deals, Design, Technology, Medical, Shop, Product Design, Accessories & Fashion, Bush, University of Sydney, Isaac, Berkeley Earth, Jack Graham, AusAir, Elias Honor, Isaac Honor, Anti-pollution mask


Folding Screen Smartphone Fails: Motorola RAZR, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

As someone who hates carrying a large-screen phone, but enjoys using one, I was excited by the idea of the Motorola RAZR. It promised the best of both worlds, folding to a compact size for carrying but offering a large screen when open.Sadly, the RAZR is already crashing and burning. Raymond Wong over at Input Mag found that the screen went bad at the hinge--after just one week of use:Images by Raymond Wong / Input As Wong explains:The screen's damage isn't just cosmetic. The touchscreen is semi...
Tags: Apple, Motorola, Design, Samsung, Tech, Wong, Raymond Wong, Zack Nelson, Input Mag, JerryRigEverything Channel


Here's Herbie Hancock Demonstrating a Primitive Music Computer to Quincy Jones in 1984

No child of the '80s can forget the music video to Herbie Hancock's "Rockit:" It's hard to describe how freaky, mind-blowing and revolutionary that video seemed at the time. I probably haven't seen it in 20 years until looking it up just now, and I have to say it still holds up. Hancock was ahead of his time.Anyways I looked "Rockit" up because yesterday I came across some behind-the-scenes footage of Hancock in 1984, demonstrating this pioneering Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) to ...
Tags: Design, Tech, Herbie Hancock, Jones, Quincy Jones, Hancock


Meet VOIXATCH, a smartwatch for an alternate world where watches and earphones are one product

It might sound a little dumb now that I’m saying it in 2020 but we may have been duped. Companies have, for too long, made us buy unnecessary products that just about do the same thing but in slightly different ways. Think about it. Your phone, watch, and earbuds all give you notifications (albeit in different ways). They also all let you access your voice assistant, and pretty much most of your data like your calendar, phone book, or other services. Why then, do we need separate devices that ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Deals, Design, Technology, Smartwatch, Steve Jobs, Samsung, Watch, Watches, Google Voice, Shop, Product Design, Accessories & Fashion, Voixatch


Inside A 1947 Boeing 377 Stratocruiser, The Largest And Fastest Aircraft In Commercial Service

The Stratocruiser’s lower-deck lounge had a bar where passengers could buy a cocktail or soft drink. After World War II, Boeing reentered the commercial market with a new long-range airliner, the Stratocruiser (Model 377). It was the first Boeing commercial transport since the Stratoliner, and like its military counterpart, the C-97, was based on the B-29 Bomber. It possessed all the speed and... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Aircraft, Retro, Boeing, 1940s, Stratocruiser


A Japanese charm redesigned to keep you healthy by syncing with the earth!

Omamori (お守り) are traditional good luck charms in Japanese culture that protect the wearer of the charm. The Japanese word “mamori” (守り) means protection, while prefix “o” gives the word an external movent connotation, transforming it to “your protection” and there are Omamoris for every area of life: love, health, luck, trips, success, protection. The concept of Kenkō is a futuristic take on the traditional Omamori, it does not cure illnesses or ward off evil spirits but it helps you stay heal...
Tags: Wellness, Gadgets, Design, Technology, Medical, Lifestyle, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Everyday Carry, Japanese, Healthy, Concept Design, Japanese culture, Product Design, Minimal, Edc


Intern Alert! Named the most innovative in design, Ammunition Group is hiring an intern!

Ammunition is an international design group providing services in product design, brand strategy and identity, UX design, graphic design, and packaging. While Ammunition’s strengths are diverse across design disciplines, their real expertise is to redefine markets by using design to create a new business territory and to communicate and connect with customers. Whether it is a product, an interface, a package or an identity, Ammunition’s approach is to create new, exciting experiences for their c...
Tags: Design, Technology, US, San Francisco, Cameras, Job Board, SolidWorks, Ammunition, YD Job Board, Polaroid Mint, Ammunition Group, San Francisco CA Click, Industrial Design Intern, Polaroid Mint Instant Camera Printer


Healthy living gets an upgrade with this classic-looking smartwatch that diagnoses your arrhythmia

Withings’ lastest ScanWatch is a health wearable in a league of its own. Surpassing its predecessors, the smartwatch has been equipped with a built-in ECG to help detect atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea. The ScanWatch monitors the wearer’s heart rate and notifies them if an irregular heartbeat is detected. If an irregular heartbeat is indeed detected, you can take an ECG reading, via the three built-in electrodes placed on the watch’s bezel. The final results are available in the Health Mat...
Tags: Design, Technology, Wearable, Withings, Medical, Watches, Accessories & Fashion, Health Wearable, ScanWatch


This “Bracelet of Silence” actively blocks Alexa and Siri from hearing your conversations

The dilemma with phones and smart-speakers are that they undermine the privacy of not just their owners, but everyone around them. Maybe you have a friend who loves talking about their cat, and that’s perfectly fine… until YOU begin getting ads for cat-food on your Instagram.Students at the University of Chicago developed a unique, wrist-worn bracelet that can remotely scramble all sorts of microphones in a working radius of a few feet. Just wear “The Bracelet of Silence” and switch it on when...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Design, Privacy, Safety, Siri, University Of Chicago, Alexa, Product Design, Jammer, Alexa Siri, Huiying Li, Pedro Lopes, Scott Urban, Yuxin Chen, Zhijing Li


Fujifilm’s ‘infinitely flexible’ projector lets you project literally anywhere!

I doubt there’s any surface the Fujifilm’s FP-Z5000 can’t project on. The projector comes with a two-axis, rotat­able lens design that allows users to position the lens to face practically anywhere. The projector works normally, projecting forwards onto a wall or screen, but can also project upwards onto the ceiling or even downwards on the floor. Its adjustable neck gives you the ability to independently rotate and move the lens in any direction, facing it anywhere, as well as in any orientat...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Awards, Fujifilm, Projector, Product Design, FP-Z5000, Kunihiko Tanaka


Rotary Cellphone

Functional mobile cellphone features classic rotary dial from old telephone. Justine Haupt designed and created rotary cellphone to escape the “touchscreen world of hyperconnected people using phones they have no control over or understanding of.” Retro tactile phone with simple ePaper display. No texting, YouTube, or social media. Compact design. Battery lasts almost 24 hours. Prototype Final […]
Tags: Design, Tech, Justine Haupt


This retro-inspired camera records dreamy-looking GIFs that replicate vintage 8mm film!

Here’s a camera that arguably does for the social-media generation what the Polaroid did for the generations before us. Inspired by Super 8, the Fragment 8 is a handheld camera that lets you record almost as if you were using Instagram filters. The camera mimics recording using 8mm film, giving your videos a uniquely vintage touch, and features rotating, interchangeable lenses that add a variety of dreamy filters and bokeh to your videos. In a world that’s increasingly looking at new ways to c...
Tags: Deals, Design, Technology, Instagram, Digital, Kodak, Camera, Cameras, Keystone, Shop, Polaroid, Product Design, Lens, Li, Fragment 8 Retro Camera, Martin Chan


Miniature Vases

Beautiful and unique vases created in tiny scale on miniature pottery wheel. Miniature ceramic and porcelain vases handcrafted by Almeda Pottery. Also check out: Transparent Vases
Tags: Design, Tech


How to Build Your Personal Brand as a Freelancer

This article has been contributed by Diana Adjadj. Have you checked the latest figures on the freelance workforce? It’s getting very crowded out there. According to the latest figures by Statista, there are almost 60 million independent workers in the U.S. alone. This is impressive considering that the gig economy was virtually non-existent just a decade ago. Now, the number of freelancers is projected to reach more than 90 million in less than a decade. On top of that, the annual increase in th...
Tags: Google, Business, Design, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Jeff Bezos, Freelance, Branding, Lakers, Guest Articles, Bryant, Rachel, Adam


Next Gen Pollution & Viral Filtration Mask With Botanicals

Australian designed, botanically infused, designer masks. Ergonomic, highly breathable, and reusable. Blocks over 97% of PM2.5. AusAir was created by two brothers Elias Honor and Isaac Honor, and their lifelong friend Jack Graham. When travelling overseas, they experienced unhealthy air pollution first hand. To protect themselves, they looked for a stylish, breathable and functional mask but... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Safety, Pollution, Protection, Mask, Jack Graham, AusAir, Elias Honor, Isaac Honor


Should You Use YouTube Pre-Roll Advertising?

This article has been contributed by Seth Winterer. In the evolving world of digital marketing, video advertising is the trend for 2020. Marketers are including video in their content marketing strategies at an increasing rate. I’m hear to tell you whether businesses should shift budgets to YouTube pre-roll advertising. But what exactly are YouTube pre-roll ads? And, why is this ad type essential to modern marketing strategies? What Are Pre-Roll Ads? Odds are, even if you aren’t completely sur...
Tags: Google, Video, Design, Youtube, Advertising, Guest Articles, CPV, Blogging & Content Marketing, Seth Winterer, YouTube Pre Roll Success Each, YouTube Advertising Formats Targeting, Computers Electronics, Topics YouTube


8 Creative Ways To Improve Your SEO (Search Rankings)

This article has been contributed by Adam Petty. It’s 2020. The online world is bigger than ever. With so much information out there it can be hard for your customers to find you, let alone spend their precious time engaging with your content. The top result on Google has a 33% chance of getting clicked. The second? A mere 15% and it only gets worse as your page ranking falls. It is for this reason that companies invest heavily on improving their SEO, competing for the top page rankings on Googl...
Tags: Google, Design, Wordpress, Seo, Content Marketing, Guest Articles, Google Search Console, Guest Article, Web Design & UX, Blogging & Content Marketing, Adam Petty


This Nike Air Jordans Inspired limited-edition Xbox wins the NBA All-Star weekend!

The two giant worlds of tech and sports are colliding or rather collaborating, and I can already hear the NBA fans, sneakerheads and gamers fist-bumping in unison! Microsoft and Nike have teamed up to make a limited-edition custom Xbox One that is rightfully going to paint the town red this Valentine’s day. Here’s the catch – only one lucky Twitter user can win this exclusive console and all you have to do is retweet THIS tweet from Xbox. And if you are looking for Nike’s latest pair of Jordans,...
Tags: Games, Design, Technology, Microsoft, Lifestyle, Nike, Chicago, Xbox, Nba, Jordan, Chicago Bulls, Giveaway, Valentine, Valentines Day, NBA All Star, Air Jordan


Space Engineer Justine Haupt’s DIY Rotary Cell Phone

In an attempt to remedy the harm of an always-on lifestyle, Brookhaven National Laboratory astronomy instrumentation engineer Justine Haupt stripped a mobile phone down to its essentials in order to assemble her handheld rotary cellphone. For the DIY invention, three years in the making, Haupt paired a rotary mechanism from an old Trimline telephone with a microcontroller and Adafruit Fona 3G cell transceiver. She then …
Tags: Design, Diy, Tech, Mobile Phones, Phones, Linkaboutit, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Haupt, Justine Haupt, Rotary Phones, Space Engineers, Adafruit Fona



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