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Intel Pocket Avatars Make You a Cartoon
Intel Pocket Avatars is a new app just released on iOS and Android that might be more cutesy than our usual interest, but the technology behind it is very impressive. In short, the app lets you record messages in real time to a cartoon avatar that...
FOOD-DRINK
Pig&Rig's Portable Party
One of the best summer activities is the backyard party—playing music until it echoes down the street, the smell of meat and veggies smoking on the grill, refreshing drinks and merrymaking until the sun goes down. Offering all this in single package...
TECH
Rhino Rig
As filmmaking becomes more accessible, the need for equally accessible and mobile professional quality equipment is evident. While there are shooting systems available, few seem as comprehensive and innovative as the Rhino Rig, a modular system...
TECH
MUJI Splash-Proof Smartphone Speaker
Japanese design powerhouse MUJI has released a new water-resistant speaker for your smartphone. Though this is an entirely new design, MUJI is far from a newcomer to the world of practical audio equipment. Back in 2000, Naoto Fukasawa designed the...
TECH
Interview: Kate Endress of DITTO
As more and more consumers turn to the web as their primary retail space, the necessity to move away from a simple "buy now" button to a more comprehensive interactive marketplace is growing. Trying things on for size in a virtual world is not a...
TECH
Vimeo Enhancer
Our friends at Vimeo announced their latest new feature today, Enhancer. This full-bodied, browser-based tool gives users the ability to visually augment their videos right on the Vimeo site. The Enhancer is powered by Vivoom, which uses the same...
TECH
HTC One
Announced today, the new HTC One is one of the most exciting releases in recent memory from the Taiwanese manufacturer. At first glance, the flagship phone features an understated, yet premium form with its 4.7" edge-to-edge HD display set seamlessly...
DESIGN
Mobile Student Supplies
As design students head to school, they'd be wise to equip themselves with on-the-go supplies that embody the functional beauty of the larger concepts of the field. These five objects take creative scholars or simply those with an eye for good design...
TECH
LuxeFinds

 LuxeFinds, the online luxury shopping engine for women, has produced a mobile shopping app that searches the web for lifestyle goods based on color. By taking a picture of an article of clothing or selecting a color from a color wheel, shoppers...
TECH
Future Watches from CES
As nostalgic as we are for horology, the developments in wearable digital media platforms are introducing some thrilling competition. Down at CES, tech heads were treated to a selection of accessories with intelligent interfaces, understandably weighted...
CULTURE
Gifts for Good
Since this is the season for giving, we have selected various items from our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide that benefit communities and charitable organizations around the world. Particularly pleasing for the folks that have everything and want to share...
DESIGN
Frieze Glass Works
Now in its ninth year, the Frieze Art Fair has grown to encompass nearly 1,000 artists and 173 galleries from more than 33 countries under one hangar-like tent. Though organizers have been accused of creating an over-commercialized art supermarket...
CULTURE
BMW Guggenheim Lab
Consistent with BMW's longstanding cultural initiatives, this week launched the New York leg of BMW Guggenheim Lab, an exploration of issues regarding contemporary urban life. The six-year worldwide tour will reach nine cities to encourage international...
TECH
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...
TECH
Seagate GoFlex Satellite
Launching today, the new GoFlex Satellite wireless hard drive from Seagate enables users to wirelessly stream movies, music, photos, and documents directly to their mobile device or computer. While the drive comes with a companion app, it also works...
TECH
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Mini Camper Trailer English firm Environmental Transport Association invented this fabulous little camper that hooks up to Jazzys or other personal electric scooters. The cozy cabin has room for a nap, proper British tea and even a flatscreen...
DESIGN
Kiener Toys
Kathrin Kiener practically grew up in her uncle's timber yard, sweeping floors and in the process falling in love with all things wood—so much so that she founded Kiener Toys. Today, the 30-year-strong Swiss company handcrafts clever wooden...
DESIGN
Higgins for Jonathan Adler
Happy chic designer Jonathan Adler teamed up with legendary mid-century glass studio Higgins to produce a series of multicolored mobiles that both showcase Higgins' iconic glass-making technique and reflect Adler's signature playful aesthetic and...
TECH
Daytum iPhone App
To keep better tabs on all those New Year's resolution pounds you promised to lose or miles you want to run, Daytum's new iPhone app offers their personal data tracking service in a concise mobile form. Daytum allows you to document your life one...
TECH
Concrete Canvas Shelter
U.K.-based company Concrete Canvas recently added a new product to their line of concrete/fabric based utilities, the Concrete Canvas Shelter. Based on the same concept as the company's first product Concrete Cloth, the shelter uses the...
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