Adidas Originals' New Stan Smith Horween Leather Pack
One of the most recognizable sneaker silhouettes of all time, adidas' Stan Smith tennis shoe has seen many an iteration and upgrade since it was officially renamed (from the Haillet) in 1971. The latest reimagining of the classic sneaker features...
Test Drive: The 2016 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
When Mercedes-Benz re-introduced the A-Class in 2012, the radical redesign was presented as the "heartbeat of a generation." This double entendre referred to the brand’s new generation of design as well as its new target consumer market. Since then...
The Digital Transformer from Mercedes-Benz
Today in Frankfurt, ahead of the IAA Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz presented their latest concept. The Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile concept (or IAA, cheekily) is a study in the balance of beauty and aerodynamics, solved through a transforming...
Jawbone UP Gets Back on Track
Released earlier this spring, the new generation of Jawbone UP products (2, 3 and 4, the latter which includes contactless AmEx payments on top of heart rate and temperature tracking) offered a favorable initial impression, but after a few weeks...
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...
ONLINE STORAGE TECHNOLOGY
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...
MADE IN USA
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
MADE IN USA
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...
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...
DR. GARY GOLDFADEN
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...
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...
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...
MADE IN USA
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...