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JOSH RUBIN

Josh Rubin

DYSON
HUMIDIFIERS
FANS
HYGIENE
WELLNESS
WINTER
ASTHMA
ALLERGIES
Dyson's First-Ever Humidifier
To put it simply, Dyson knows a lot about air. From their vacuums and Airblade, to their fan's patented Air Multiplier technology, the brand has reimagined manipulation of environmental flow. It only makes sense, then, that they would release a...
MOBILE PHONES
SMARTPHONES
ANDROID
CLOUD
NEXTBIT
KICKSTARTER
TECH STARTUPS
ONLINE STORAGE TECHNOLOGY
STORAGE
Nextbit's New Robin Phone Gets Close to the Cloud
Mobile phones have come a long way since the 2000s (just take a look at our hands-on review of the Nokia E70 in 2006). More than a decade later, as smartphones have undeniably become daily essential tool in our lives, it feels like we're reaching...
PENS
WRITING INSTRUMENTS
STAR WARS
MADE IN USA
LIMITED EDITION
BEZAR
POP-UP
STORMTROOPER
DARTH VADER
C-3PO
Cross Star Wars Limited Edition Pens
Founded a long time ago (in 1846) in a galaxy not so far away, Cross is the United States' oldest manufacturer of fine writing instruments. Yet, even with such a significant history and heritage behind them, the brand is unafraid to be playful...
BMW
TEST DRIVES
7-SERIES
SEDANS
DESIGN INNOVATION
Test Drive: BMW's Reinvented 7 Series
The myriad of innovations within BMW's all-new flagship model—the 7-series—is apparent from the moment someone hands you a display key. Yes, display key. The small device features a color touch screen that can be used to answer those ubiquitous nagging...
APPS
CONTACT INFO
SOCIAL NETWORKING
IOS
NETWORKING
HUMIN
The Knock Knock App
From Humin, the company behind the relationship-based intelligent contacts platform (which remembers how you met a new person), comes a new way to make exchanging contact info less cumbersome. New app Knock Knock uses Beacon and Bluetooth technology...
DRONES
QUADCOPTERS
FOTOKITE
GOPRO
TECH
GADGETS
TED
TED FELLOWS
Fotokite Phi GoPro Carrying Quadcopter
Utilizing the same technology as their professional model (used by the BBC for special programming and broadcast coverage), Swiss electronics company Perspective Robotics AG has just announced their consumer-oriented quadcopter follow-up, the Fotokite...
PHOTOGRAPHY
HOW TO
VINTAGE BOOKS
INSTAGRAM TIPS
PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
PORTRAITS
CAMERAS
SOCIAL MEDIA
Tips from Ozzie Sweet's 1958 book 'My Camera Pays Off'
Recently a friend of ours discovered, while cleaning out her mother's storage unit, this 1958 book from prolific professional photographer Ozzie Sweet: "My Camera Pays Off." It must have been quite useful to its former owner (her mother was an editor...
LEICA
CAMERAS
PHOTOGRAPHY
DIGITAL CAMERAS
FULL FRAME
The Wonders of the Leica Q
It's easy to understand why photographers turn to Leica. Simply put, they're beautifully designed, highly durable and capture superb images. The new Leica Q—a powerful, compact digital camera with a 24MP full frame sensor—lives up to the promise. The...
TEST DRIVES
MERCEDES
AMG
STATION WAGON
CH VIDEO
E63
MERCEDES AMG
MERCEDES BENZ
FAST WAGONS
Long Term Test Drive: Mercedes AMG E63 Wagon
In the Fall of 2013, we spent a day driving the fastest station wagon on American soil and were thoroughly impressed. Both at the Willow Springs race track and on the surrounding streets, the freshly redesigned Mercedes AMG E63 S 4MATIC Wagon delivered...
LIGHTING
LIGHTS
DYSON
LED TECHNOLOGY
LIGHTING DESIGN
Dyson Expands into Lighting
Entering a new sector—the fifth in their iconic repertoire—the industrial designers at Dyson, helmed by founder Sir James Dyson, have acquired a lighting division, founded by James' son Jake. The younger Dyson has spent 10 years working in the...
COTTON
FABRICS
BASICS
MADE IN USA
TERRY
SUMMER 2015
CASUAL CLOTHING
SUPIMA
Luxe Summer Basics from Goodlife Clothing
Clothes aren't everything, but the right clothes at the right time can make all the difference—especially when it comes to kicking back in the summertime. NYC-based apparel-maker Goodlife comes correct just in time for the warmer months with a line...
HEALTH
FITNESS
SLEEP
JAWBONE
UP
QUANTIFIED SELF
WEARABLES
Jawbone UP 2, 3, 4
Jawbone, an early mover in the wearable fitness tracker category, today announced two new products and shared updates on a third. The UP2 replaces the UP24, the UP3 adds cardiovascular and temperature tracking and the UP4 layers in contactless payments...
ORGANIC
SKINCARE
WELLNESS
CLEANSERS
ALL NATURAL
DR. GARY GOLDFADEN
MORNING ROUTINES
Plant-Based Goldfaden MD Skincare
In the incredibly crowded skincare market, ingredients, formulation, packaging and brand story all carry significant weight when settling on a specific product. I've been using the Goldfaden MD line for over a month now and it hits top marks for...
ANIMALS
CHARITY
CONSERVATION
ENVIRONMENT
EARTH DAY
LACOSTE
ATTIRE
EVERGLADES
Lacoste + Everglades Foundation: Water is Life
Wetlands play a key role in maintaining ecological balance among the myriad of flora and fauna living both in and near them. In South Florida, the Everglades represent the largest subtropical wetland ecosystem in North America. Spread over eight...
MUSIC
INTERVIEWS
LUXURY
SOUND
MAYBACH
SOUND SYSTEMS
MERCEDES BENZ
HI-FI AUDIO
Interview: Dieter Burmester on Making Automotive Sound Systems
For many of us, the dynamics of sound is difficult to fully comprehend but easy to criticize. A meticulously crafted speaker is only as good as the amp it's connected to, there isn’t a system in the world that can help a poorly shaped space seem like...
REFLECTIVE
RHODE ISLAND
COMMUTING
UNISEX
RAINWEAR
MADE IN USA
RAIN JACKETS
CYCLING APPAREL
BEZAR
CLEVERHOOD
Street and Bike-ready Capes from Cleverhood
Commuting by bicycle doesn't necessarily mean throwing on spandex or overhauling your wardrobe. In cities with deeply embedded bike commuting cultures like Amsterdam and Copenhagen, riders often incorporate one or two functional clothing items with...
DESIGN
CONFERENCES
TED
INSPIRATION
QUOTATIONS
HUMANITY
TED 2015
QuoTED 2015
In our last five years of attending the conference, TED 2015 might have been the best yet. Now firmly settled in its new Vancouver, BC home, this year’s production was deep, meaningful and overall more simple than in years past. Performances were moving...
ANNOUNCEMENTS
CONFERENCES
3D PRINTING
RESIN
TED 2015
AUDACIOUS IDEAS
REVOLUTIONARY TECHNOLOGY
Carbon3D's CLIP Technology Revealed at TED 2015
After two years in stealth mode, Carbon3D has finally unveiled its breakthrough 3D printing technology, which will make printing speed 25 to 100 times faster than that of any 3D printer model currently on the market. The announcement was made at...
SPEAKERS
CONFERENCES
TED
APPS
NPR
STORYCORPS
TED PRIZE
TED 2015
AUDACIOUS IDEAS
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
StoryCorps Interview App Announced at TED 2015
When Dave Isay founded StoryCorps in 2003, he hoped to create a global archive of what he calls "the wisdom of humanity” by empowering people to record face-to-face conversations that could be preserved and passed down from generation to generation...
GRAFFITI
INTERVIEWS
STREET ART
CALLIGRAPHY
TED FELLOWS
ARABIC
CALLIGRAFFITI
EL SEED
TED 2015
TUNISIA
Interview: 2015 TED Fellow eL Seed
Born and raised in Paris to Tunisian parents, graffiti artist eL Seed has left his mark all over the world (from the Jara Mosque to canyons to Louis Vuitton scarves), by spray-painting universal messages that funnily enough, the majority of viewers...
SMOKING
GADGETS
REDESIGNS
VAPORIZERS
PLOOM
PAX LABS
PAX
PAX 2
PAX 2 Vaporizer Improves on the Original
Over two years ago we reviewed and adored the PAX Vaporizer. Today PAX Labs has released its successor, the PAX 2—an improvement on the original in every way. The general Kazoo-like design remains the same, but the device is now smaller, lighter...
MOBILE PHONES
SMART PHONES
WEARABLE TECH
SMART DEVICES
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
RUNCIBLE
MONOHOM
Introducing the Runcible Heirloom Electronic
Even today's most beautifully designed smartphones will be disposed of in time. As the technology within becomes outdated, the whole device is discarded or donated and the collective conscious grabs hold of something shiny and new. Not only does SF...
DEVICES
HEALTH
WELLNESS
SLEEP
REVIEWS
QUANTIFIED SELF
START UPS
HELLO
SENSE
Sense Sleep Tracker
A good night of sleep is an integral part of living a healthy lifestyle. While the old standby guideline of getting eight hours hasn't changed much, research shows that the quality of sleep is just as important as the quantity. Ambient light, noise...
BEAUTY
SEX
SKINCARE
VALENTINES DAY
NATURAL SKINCARE
HAIRCARE
VALENTINES DAY 2015
Touchable From Top to Toe for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is an invitation to touch somebody you care about—whether metaphorically or literally. No matter how the day is spent, celebrating it with flowers, cocktails, love notes or something more unconventional—the end game for many is about...
SWITZERLAND
AUTOMOTIVE
WINTER
CARS
TEST DRIVES
BENTLEY
SKI
GSTAAD
SPORT
Skijoring with Bentley
Given the extreme winter weather in the Northeastern United States, we thought it would be appropriate and entertaining to resurface this story from 2012 Roughly translated to "ski driving," skijoring is a Scandinavian-originated snow sport where...
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