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Sprout by HP
Human to computer interaction is ever-changing with an ironic (though welcomed) evolution to more natural interfaces. Sprout by HP, the latest case-in-point, has just been officially unveiled. Sprout is a touch-screen Windows PC that has a touch...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Disruptive by Design Telling the story of Oakley, from its humble beginnings to becoming one of the world's leading eyewear innovators, the newly released "Disruptive by Design" is a brand film of rather impressive proportions. Recapping its...
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POP
If you've ever wondered what it's like to shoot down bomber planes, race a Ferrari in a Volvo or fly a space ship while on acid, POP might offer the insight you need. The mind-bending experimental video game consists of what it calls "a series...
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Henge Docks
As one of the more useful designs in Apple-specific accessories we've seen of late, Henge Docks offers a smart and sleek way to connect your Mac laptop to a desktop monitor or TV. The standup dock secures multiple cords and cables in place to make...
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The Mu
Designed in 1947, the British plug firmly holds its place as one of the world's largest three-pin power interfaces, escaping the grips of design innovation with the equally clunky editions continuously rolled out. Now, however, product designer...
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Code Cards
While class="none" might be the favorite snippet of HTML at the Cool Hunting office, user experience designer Matt Raw takes the humor behind web development languages to new heights with his cheeky set of letterpress Code Cards. Raw created three...
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The Infinite Adventure Machine
Giving mythical tales a modern makeover, designer David Benqué has created The Infinite Adventure Machine, a story-generating program that merges fairytale narration with digital computing. Modeled after the 31 functions of folktales identified...
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Pelican 1075 HardBack
As faster, prettier, more delicate gadgets arrive everyday, the impulse to protect them has become almost obsessive. Innumerable designs, styles, functions and colors of cases for all kinds of devices sell everywhere from street corners to gas stations...
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Audyssey LES Speakers
As fans of the big speaker sound engineered into Audyssey's compact Audio Dock, the launch of their new Lower East Side Media Speaker is even more tech-enhanced music to our ears. The LES produces precision sound with low bass, warm mids and clear...
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Mike Matas
Digital design prodigy Mike Matas combines the ease of navigating the physical world to create lifelike interfaces that feel so unobtrusive you hardly notice you're using complex technology. Motivated by the desire to do things on a computer more...
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Marcelo Coelho
Boasting a list of innovations of sci-fi proportions, designer and researcher Marcelo Coelho paints a future that is both accessible and immediate. Referencing daily materials and human behavior, Coelho creates objects that feel technologically tailored...
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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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NeatDesk
Tidying up your workspace might seem impossible with endless paperwork continuously piling up. To help manage the glut, I've been testing out NeatDesk, a scanner-and-software combo that turns clutter into organized files on your computer. In the...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Midget & Giant Designer Ryuji Nakamura's tiny paper house fits over a computer's camera, giving the impression that you're peering through a tiny window. 2. Flashkus Art director Artemy Lebedev developed a conceptual drive without standard plastic...
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Creator 2011 Giveaway
The Roxio Creator 2011 media suite brings photos to life with its first-ever set of tools for capturing, creating and sharing 3D photos and videos on a PC. The program works with both content captured on a stereoscopic camera or standard 2D device...
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The Steven
The latest knit product from Krochet Kids, this new zippered laptop case joins the socially-minded outfit's line of beanies in empowering developing regions by encouraging sustainable businesses. Employing Northern Ugandan women to hand-knit the...
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Stick With Me Baby
The Stick With Me Baby stickers from imaginative Barcelona-based studio Herraiz Soto & Co cleverly liven up MacBooks. Playing off the glowing Apple symbol, the stickers come in the form of mos and bros. When you're ready to remove it or switch it...
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Funny USB Memory Stick #6
Designer Mac Funamizu's clever prototype, the Funny USB Memory Stick #6, allows users to physically see the digital contents contained on a mini flash drive. The clear glass device uses lights to indicate the amount and type of data stored. A fully...
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Ouroboros
The video exhibit "Ouroboros" at ISE Cultural Foundation explores the creation and history of the universe, using the iconic image of a snake eating itself as center to the work. The piece consists of six projections in 3-D, using geometric shapes...
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Smart Design's Proto-iPad
Always ahead of the curve, even 20 years ago Apple envisioned computers as a source of personal entertainment—a mobile device that could capture images, play music, and serve as a platform for viewing catalogs and magazines. In a recent Fast...
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Belkin Play Max
After checking out the new collection of user-friendly routers from Belkin this morning, the model most after our own hearts is the top-of-the-line Play Max, a dual-band device that makes both experiencing and downloading large media files easier...
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Savant Home Automation Systems
Savant seamlessly organizes the control of the many elements of a home—lighting, security, A/V, Internet, and even sprinklers—into one handy remote. The only Apple-based networking program like it on the market, Savant simplifies the...
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