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YOGA
SMART CLOTHING
TECH
SPORTS
WELLNESS
ACTIVE GEAR
APPAREL
KICKSTARTER
Wearable X Expands Their Smart Yoga Gear Collection
After a successful launch last year, NYC-based start-up Wearable X is expanding its collection of smart yoga apparel—debuting a men's line and four new designs on Kickstarter today. With woven-in technology, Wearable X's washable apparel styles...
IOS APPS
APPS
VOICE RECORDING
JOURNALISM TOOLS
TRANSCRIPTION
Otter, a Voice-Recorder Powered by Machine Learning
Given all the interviewing we do at CH, we’ve tested many voice-recording apps and, while many have been decent, it’s not since Recordium that we’ve been really impressed. Sadly Recordium is no longer being updated, but fortunately there’s a new...
CLOCKS
TIME SINCE LAUNCH
KICKSTARTER
LAUNCH CLOCKS
CWANDT
GOALS
TIMEPIECE
Time Since Launch Long-Scale Clock
Declaring an epoch is as easy as pulling a pin. From that moment forward, the Time Since Launch module counts onward—for up to 2,738 years. Battery life on the launch clock purportedly delivers a 20+ year run-time (and a back-up processor guarantees...
VIRTUAL REALITY
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
VR
FILMS
FILM FESTIVALS
AUGMENTED REALITY
TRIBECA 2018
AR
SENSORIUM
Interactive Highlights at the Tribeca Film Festival's Virtual Arcade
Around the world, film festivals have become champions for augmented and virtual reality breakthroughs. From Venice to Sundance, dedicated programs unveil the medium's latest technological and narrative developments. Once again, the curators of the...
LOOMO
ROBOTS
SIDEKICKS
SEGWAY
INDIEGOGO
Loomo, the Mobile Robot Sidekick from Segway
A visual analysis of Loomo gives quite a bit away. First, its wheels and connective feet-platform nods to its parent company, Segway Robotics, which makes sense as Loomo is a personal, self-balancing transporter itself. But when you look Loomo in the...
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
HEWLETT PACKARD
HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE
COMPUTERS
SUPERCOMPUTERS
NASA
MARS
SPACE TRAVEL
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
SPACEX
SPACEBORNE COMPUTER
Mobile World Congress 2018: Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the International Space Station
NASA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) are now six months into a one-year experiment taking place on the International Space Station. There, two HPE servers comprising the "Spaceborne Computer" have been met with an unending battery of information...
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
SAMSUNG
MOBILE PHONES
BARCELONA
AUGMENTED REALITY
PHONE CAMERAS
CAMERAS
BIXBY
VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS
SAMSUNG GALAXY
GALAXY
Mobile World Congress 2018: The Camera Capabilities of Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+
Once again the world of smartphone cameras gets a major push toward the future. This time the news comes from Samsung, who unveiled their forthcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones at an "Unpacked" keynote address during Barcelona's Mobile World Congress...
WELLNESS
PETS
DOGS
CANINES
MEDICINE
HAPPY AGAIN
GERMANY
MADE IN GERMANY
Pet Wellness Brand Happy Again's Joint Care Supplements
A story—and product—quite dear to us, Happy Again is a Berlin-based dog wellness company that we've been fans of for years. They've formulated a collagen, glucosamine and hyaluronic acid blend and bundled it in a supplement form. Its goal: to help...
BANG AND OLUFSEN
SPEAKERS
BEO PLAY
BANG OLUFSEN
JAKOB KRISTOFFERSEN
INTERVIEWS
DESIGNERS
DENMARK
KVADRAT
B AND O PLAY
Interview: Concept + Design Manager for B&O Play, Jakob Kristoffersen
Just after the release of B&O Play's entry-level speaker, the M3, we spoke with Jakob Kristoffersen, the brand's Concept and Design Manager. The speaker was an expansion into new territory for the brand, but it embodied all that we love about Bang...
DRONES
PHOTOGRAPHY
DJI
NYC
TECH DEVICES
TECHNOLOGY
CAMERAS
VIDEO
DJI’s Portable, Powerful Mavic Air High-Resolution Drone
by Michael Frank When DJI launched the Spark Drone last year, anyone who likes to take photos on the move went a little nuts. Past drones, even the reasonably small, 1.6 pound Mavic Pro (three by three by four inches) couldn’t touch the .6 pound...
CES
CES 2018
TECHNOLOGY
CARS
USER INTERFACE
USER EXPERIENCE
AMAZON ALEXA
GOOGLE ASSISTANT
WELLNESS
SLEEP
DJI
MERCEDES-BENZ
CAMERAS
SOMNOX
HIVE
VIVINT
NUTRIBULLET
Our Favorites from CES 2018
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas promises endless crowds, countless gadgets and a consuming buzz that’s heard around the world. This year the addition of a torrential rainstorm and a power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center...
IOS APPS
WEBSITES
USER EXPERIENCE
ANDROID APPS
ONLINE VIDEO
VIDEO
SOCIAL MEDIA
DAILYMOTION
The All-New Dailymotion
Here at CH we can appreciate the immense amount of strategic thought that goes into a user experience-driven redesign. Dailymotion, the Vivendi-owned video platform, has relaunched in the US as part of a global rollout focused on creating a new...
REEBOK
FITNESS
FLEXWEAVE
MODLA
ALTITUDE TRAINING
SNEAKERS
SHOES
FABRICS
WOVEN FABRICS
3D PRINTING
Reebok + Modla Flexweave Altitude Training Mask
As a demonstration of the dynamic nature of their forthcoming Flexweave material, Reebok invited three global design firms each to imagine a new collaborative product—and produce a prototype of it. Rotterdam's Odd Matter envisioned a furniture series...
CH OMAKASE
OMAKASE
OMAKASE 2017
NATIVE UNION
IPHONE ACCESSORIES
CABLES
CHARGING CABLES
CH Omakase 2017: Native Union Night Cable
For Omakase, these premium 10-foot-long NIGHT charging cables from Native Union, made only in an edition of 100, were customized with a CH-embossed leather strap. The signature weighted knot, one of many simple, smart innovations the brand has...
AIRMEGA
AIR PURIFIERS
PURIFIERS
HEPA
HOME APPLIANCES
HOME
WELLNESS
Elegant, Powerful Airmega HEPA Air Purifiers
In the quest for air purification at home, one has to shuffle through a lot of products before finding something that actually works well and looks good. Through an extended test of the Airmega 400S—one of four products the brand offers—we are...
VOLVO
BOWERS WILKINS
STUDIO VISITS
CARS
AUTO
SOUND SYSTEM
HIFI
TECH
BRITISH
TEST DRIVES
Bowers + Wilkins Bring HiFi Sound to Volvo
by Andrew Maness It was at the New York International Auto Show a few years back that we developed a keen interest in the British speaker company Bowers + Wilkins. Since getting a quick demo of their system in the then new second generation Volvo...
RALLY RD
CLASSIC CARDS
APPS
TECH
INVESTMENT APPS
POP UPS
Classic Car Investment App Rally Rd's Downtown NYC Pop-Up
Per the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, classic car values have increased by 404% in the last 10 years. That's not why the team behind Rally Rd developed their unique platform, however. The goal with this alternative investment program happens...
TECH
OUTDOORS
HEALTH
WELLBEING
SMARTWATCHES
WATCHES
TECH ACCESSORIES
Suunto's Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Watch
The Finnish word "suunta" roughly translates to "direction," which is precisely what Tuomas Vohlen was seeking when he founded Suunto in 1936. One of his first inventions was a liquid-filled field compact compass that could be worn on the wrist...
RANGE ROVER VELAR
SPONSORED
TECHNOLOGY
USER INTERFACE
USER EXPERIENCE
AI
VOICE INTERFACE
FIN
MOTIV
WEARABLES
SOUNDHOUND
Tech Evolutions that Simplify the User Experience
The mouse enabled graphical interfaces decades ago. Wireless data enabled us to remain connected on the go. Faster processors and smaller sensors have increased the range of what our devices can do. In this world of rapidly evolving tech, consideration...
APPLE
IPHONE
PHOTOGRAPHY
DEPTH PHOTOGRAPHY
IOS
APPS
PHOTO APPS
FOCOS
INFLTR
Depth Photography Apps and the New iPhones
Apple introduced Portrait Mode awhile back utilizing the dual lenses on their plus model phones to map depth in an image and blur out the background, creating the effect of a fast lens with the aperture wide open. With both the iPhone 8+ and the...
APPLE
APPLE WATCH
WEARABLES
ACTIVITY TRACKERS
SIRI
WATCHOS
HANDS-ON REVIEWS
Notes: The Apple Watch 3 Has Me Back on the Kool-Aid
When the original Apple Watch launched in the spring of 2015 I was obsessed with the promise of a wearable to end all wearables. After all, Apple did it with the iPhone—a device that changed the world for businesses and consumers alike and set a course...
GOOGLE
PRODUCT DESIGN
PIXEL
HOME
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
MOBILE PHONES
IVY ROSS
INTERVIEWS
Interview: Ivy Ross, Google’s Head of Hardware Design
In her role as VP of Hardware Design at Google, Ivy Ross brings creative expertise in everything from fashion and jewelry to toys and art and even sound healing and Mien Shiang (the Chinese art of face-reading). She dropped out of college right before...
SONOS
SPEAKERS
SONOS ONE
AMAZON ALEXA
VOICE ASSISTANTS
TECH
New Sonos One Speaker
Today Sonos announced the Sonos One (an all-new though similar-looking product to the PLAY:1) that many have been waiting for—one of their premium speakers with built-in connectivity to audio assistants that can now control the music on your Sonos...
NIKON
CAMERAS
PHOTOGRAPHY
DSLRS
CAMERA TECHNOLOGY
TECH
Nikon Keeps on Breaking New Technological Hurdles
By Michael Frank Beware: some of what follows may be a bit 101-level for more advanced photographers. It’s a comparison of two of Nikon’s newest cameras, but we’re doing a bit of tech overview here as well, so if you long ago gave up shooting...
FITBIT
WATCHES
SMART WATCHES
SMARTWATCHES
FITNESS
HEALTH
WELLNESS
FITNESS TRACKER
Fitbit’s Ionic Smartwatch
by Michael Frank Fitbit has had a simple formula for success: target women. Think about the average Fitbit wearer and it’s not only a woman, it’s a younger, gym-going woman. To make progress Fitbit needs men to care about its wearables...
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