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Hands-On With Google Tilt Brush At Pioneer Works
One doesn't need to be a painter (or even have that much hand-eye coordination) to enjoy the wonders of Google's new Tilt Brush virtual reality app. Working in conjunction with the HTC Vive VR set (powered by the Steam VR platform), Tilt Brush...
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HTC 10 Android Phone
Offering plenty of future-forward technological benefits, the HTC 10 Android is—at first—a well designed ergonomic device, thanks to its contoured shape. With Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for pro-level photos from the front and back (no more fuzzy...
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Interview: Rob Alderson
Helmed by kid programmer turned teen blogger turned entrepreneur Nalden, WeTransfer offers quick, effortless file-transfer service—no sign-in or account required. The minimalist interface has users coming back, but it's the start-up's unique use of...
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1. Prince Has Died at 57 Following an investigation at his home and recording studio Paisley Park, it's been confirmed that Prince has died at 57. Prince Rogers Nelson, a truly legendary musician, released 39 albums throughout his career, garnering...
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BeoPlay A1, the Perfect Pool Party Speaker
It's hard to top a set of loudspeakers revolutionizing the world of home audio systems. Of course, the $39,000 price tag (that's per unit) on Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 90 means only a few can experience it in their personal living rooms, but the Danish...
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CoWatch by iMCO
Chinese company iMCO's new CoWatch has everything a smartwatch these days needs to offer: activity-tracking sensors (including heart rate), smart-home integration, compatible with iOS and Android, 1GB memory and 8GB storage, and an impressive...
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1. How Empowerment Became a Purchasable Product Originally used by social workers to encourage marginalized communities to rise up from poverty and oppression, the term “empowerment” has taken on completely different definitions in recent years...
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Leica X-U Camera
Makers of dream cameras, Leica knows that some of the best shots are taken on the move or in less than perfect conditions. Their X-U digital camera comes wrapped in an anti-slip rubber exterior and is water-, dust- and shock-proof, so it can take on...
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1. Whales Are Eating Our Trash A recent surge in whale beachings (over 30 cases in Europe so far in 2016) is causing major concern for researchers and marine biologists. Not long ago, a necropsy of a beached whale revealed huge amounts of car...
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Techies Project by Photographer Helena Price
The two words "Silicon Valley" immediately stir up stereotypes, stigma and maybe an HBO show. The name has become a cultural reflex, and that's what photographer Helena Price wants to change with her ambitious, large-scale portrait and interview series...
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1. Architect Zaha Hadid Dies at 65 Dame Zaha Hadid, widely considered one of the world’s greatest living architects, died at the age of 65 from a heart attack. Her sudden and shocking passing ends an award-winning career in which she produced...
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Make Your Phone a Virtual Reality Viewer With Dodocase's SMARTvr
Now crowdfunding on Indigogo, Dodocase's SMARTvr is an affordable way to turn your smartphone into a virtual reality viewer. Working with virtual reality mobile apps available from Google Play (this device is Google certified) or the Apple Store...
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1. Banksy's True Identity Using a technique called “geographic profiling”—which is mostly used to catch serial criminals—scientists at Queen Mary University of London claim to have discovered the true identity of the infamous street artist Banksy...
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The Story of Emoji
As a former senior writer at Creative Review and the co-founder of London-based illustration agency Outline Artists (and CH contributor), Gavin Lucas’ professional career bridges communication and illustration. That combination makes him well-suited...
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SproutsIO
From Click & Grow to Urban Cultivator, technology is increasingly being used to bring the backyard garden closer than previously imaginable—to the heart of the kitchen. Another contender, Cambridge, MA-based SproutsIO, is coming close to launching...
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1. Earth is Actually Two Planets Fused Together A new study conducted by UCLA researchers has uncovered an astonishing twist to the formation of Earth: it’s actually two planets fused together. Existing research had shown that a rogue planet...
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1. Marvin Minsky, Artificial Intelligence Pioneer, Has Died Marvin Minksy, a pioneer in artificial intelligence and one of the first people to begin imparting common-sense reasoning to computers, died on Sunday at the age of 88. A true innovator...
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1. Christine Osinski's Photos of 1980s Staten Island In the upcoming book “Summer Days: Staten Island,” photographer Christine Onsinski captures the spirit of residents of New York City’s “forgotten borough.” Taken during the summer seasons of...
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1. Vale, Alan Rickman Alan Rickman, the British actor best known for his roles as Hans Gruber and Severus Snape, has died at the age of 69 after battling cancer. Rickman began his career on stage, portraying the manipulative Vicomte de Valmont...
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