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Shadow App
Apparently 95% of dreams are forgotten—if they're not recorded—just after waking up. That means one-third of our lives is lost within the subconscious. With SHADOW, co-founders Hunter Lee Soik and Jason Carvalho are attempting to do more than reclaim...
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Interaction of Color App
In 1963, Yale University Press published a book that would change the way people approached color. Now, in partnership with The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and developed by award-winning design and technology firm Potion, Josef Albers' "Interaction...
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Partly Cloudy
From the creative minds at Raureif comes Partly Cloudy, a new weather app designed for those who have a penchant for both design and numbers. While many recent apps in the weather genre tend to favor minimal design over crowded dew point variables...
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Cultural Differences
Recently presented at Rhizome's annual Seven on Seven conference, Aaron Swartz and Taryn Simon's "Cultural Differences" application culls the top six photos from a Google image search for a specific word in 15 countries, displaying a visual comparison...
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iRobot Ava
While scoping out the developments at CES in Las Vegas, we were delighted to meet Ava, a new mobile robotics platform prototype from the minds over at iRobot. Most will recognize iRobot's past work on the low-profile automated robotic cleaners Roomba...
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Cadillac CUE
We took CUE, (which stands for Cadillac User Experience) for a spin today and were impressed by the in-car tech system's ease of use and innovations. In short, it works just like your smartphone or tablet. This is underwhelming until you realize...
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The Amazing Type-Writer App
Nostalgia is a thing of the future with The Amazing Type-Writer iOS app produced by Devin Chalmers at Doormouse Manufacturing. Mimicking the old-time clickety-clack of a Remington, The Amazing Type-Writer runs on "micro-swingarms" and the "latest...
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Matchbook
Every day, we walk by countless restaurants, shops, galleries and general curiosities whose interior ambiance we mentally bookmark, telling ourselves we must go back. And yet, when it comes time to pick a place for a group dinner, entertain a...
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Helo TC Helicopter
The latest in iPhone- and iPad-specific gadgets, Griffin Techonology's Helo TC Touch RC Helicopter recently launched to the cheers of tech-savy kids "ages 14 and up" around the world. As a leap forward in app-powered innovations, the "Flight Deck...
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Google+
With any new networking platform, the tech crowd always takes the lead while the rest of us are still complaining about our parents joining Facebook. When Google+ launched last month it seemed like a particularly novel way to stay socially organized...
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Editions for iPad
To keep up with the fast-paced iPad app industry, AOL's latest effort to up their relevance comes in the form of Editions, a magazine-esque daily news update specifically geared to the reader. After a test run, it rates surprisingly good—well...
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Critteroos: Mix. Match. Print.
A new app for iPads or iPhones, Critteroos brings stock images of animals to life in an interactive game for kids (aged three-eight). The brainchild of renowned designer Clement Mok, Critteroos is the first in an imaginative series of iPad education...
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Blixt & Dunder
Husband-and-wife collaborative Blixt & Dunder work out of Malmö, Sweden, specializing in branding, packaging and design concept development. To inaugurate the project, the pair started with a bow tie, an accessory of unlikely significance that...
CULTURE
Astronaut Magazine
The brainchild of a creative group of friends in Berlin, Astronaut is an independent magazine designed specifically for the iPad. Intriguing editorials and clever interactivity lend the first issue—released last month—a comfortable feel...
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Float Reader
Scribd, the document sharing site, today released the Float Reader, an app which intends to streamline the way we view news on our smartphones. Float collects content from over 150 publishers (including CH), laying them out in a user-friendly interface...
CULTURE
The Playboy Commission
The Playboy Commission, a panel of cultural experts tasked with curating Playboy's archives, launched at an event last night with an exhibit of Playboy Club memorabilia, centerfolds and magazine spreads chosen by the new team. Hailing from all facets...
DESIGN
Charlie Melcher
Charlie Melcher is, in his own words, a man of eclectic tastes. With a hand in some of pop culture's most influential phenomena, from "South Park: A Sticky Forms Adventure" to Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," Melcher has been redefining the publishing...
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Screenstagram
The Barbarian Group just released their new Instagram-powered screen saver named Screenstagram. It lets you connect your Instragram account to your desktop screensaver and displays your feed or the Instagram popular feed live. The sleek add-on takes...
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Our Choice
Based on a fantastic user interface designed by Our Choice" has been reinvigorated for the iPad as an app that launches today. We previewed the new version, produced by Rodale and Melcher Media, which lays out Gore's take on the looming global climate...
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Lifelike Craig HD
The days of thumbing through the classified section of the local paper are quickly fading. Most of us have turned toward more modern means to search for employment, apartments and "vintage" furniture, namely Craigslist. With its mass of information...
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