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Redefining Wearable Tech at Decoded Fashion NYC
The NYC Decoded Fashion summit proved to be an especially good-looking tech conference. Not to say that the average tech conference is unattractive, but this crowd obviously cares as much about aesthetics and presentation as they do about software...
TECH
Fuffr's Smartphone Case
Two days after the intimate gathering to show its forthcoming Kickstarter film, the Fuffr studio in Stockholm is still full of empty beer cases and helium balloons slowly slinking down the windows. Yet, while many might be fretting at the thought...
TECH
Bowers & Wilkins T7 Bluetooth Speaker
For their consumer-level products, English audio equipment experts Bowers & Wilkins have always managed to merge their top quality engineering with sensible, pleasing design without making too many sacrifices in either area—as we've seen with their...
TECH
Send Doodles with Inkboard App
App extensions, Apple's newest feature on iOS 8, have opened up the floodgates for third-party keyboard apps (many of which have been available for some time on Android phones). While the recently launched Inkboard doesn't promise to save milliseconds...
TECH
Speed Dating Hamburg's Start-Up Community
Trailers line a side street in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg. Sitting inside each are representatives from emerging companies in the city's start-up scene, ready to present to investors and journalists alike for a quick five minutes. This is...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Mercedes-AMG Engines
Mercedes-AMG invited Cool Hunting to Affalterbach, Germany, to see firsthand how their AMG engines are assembled. Expecting a loud warehouse full of bustling technicians, we were surprised by the incredibly tidy space filled with meticulous mechanics...
TECH
Normal 3D Printed Earphones
The most irritating, widely experienced issue with earphones is that they're made for the "universal ear." The one-size-fits-all approach works for many, but leaves others wondering if they'll ever find a pair that fits their ear. While brands like...
STYLE
Vesper, a Discreet Vibrator Necklace
Wearable tech has never been more pleasurable—or sexy—than the products developed by Crave. Their high-quality adult objects stand apart from the majority of the market for their innovative and sleek design, from leather bracelets that turn into...
TECH
Peak Design's Modular Camera Straps
As any photographer that's been around the block before will attest, few things are as irritating as equipment getting in the way of a shot, whether it's restrictive straps or just poorly designed attachment points that take too much time to adjust...
FOOD-DRINK
Refuel Propane Monitoring Tool From Quirky
Few things ruin a party's vibe quite like a broken BBQ, especially if the issue is something as simple as a lack of propane. To monitor your grill's fuel level, the collective of clever minds at Quirky recently released the Refuel smart propane tank...
TECH
Swich Wireless Phone Charger
Similar in concept and material to the Orée Pebble 2, the Swich wireless phone charger uses both natural wood and stone in delivering a wireless charge to smartphones and other such devices. Unlike the Pebble, the Swich proffers a more elegant structural...
DESIGN
Building a Smarter Bedroom
Sponsored content: It's no secret technology is still entering each and every portion of our lives. From wearables to a smart cup that knows exactly what you're drinking, the future of technology aims to not only help us keep track of our own biometrics...
DESIGN
Style and Utility With the 2015 Lincoln MKC
Advertorial content: Continuing Lincoln Motor Company's evolution as a leader in the American luxury auto market, this summer sees the introduction of the first-ever MKC; a five-passenger, utility-minded crossover marked by a sculpted design and...
TECH
Marshall Stanmore Speaker
Any audio brand worth its weight in buzz is making a Bluetooth speaker these days—and most sound pretty decent. Though the majority linger in the same design space somewhere along the lines of, "If we were Apple, what would we do?" Marshall is taking...
TECH
Orée Pebble 2 Wireless Charger and Speaker
As what may very well be the first product to combine a bluetooth speaker and microphone with a wireless smartphone charging station, French maker of wood- and stone-based technology products, Orée, introduces the Pebble 2. Made in southern France...
TECH
Wearhaus Arc
Though some still hold on to the days of gathering around a record player and listening to tunes, the act of consuming music is becoming less social by the day. In the face of this stands high quality Bluetooth systems and socially minded providers...
TECH
Refresh App
Though many think Googling someone on the way to an interview is effective enough, a more useful aid in last-second research is Refresh, a new app for iDevices. The app connects to your calendar and contacts, features a notes section for pre- and...
CULTURE
Him: The Website
We were first introduced to digital creative Bjorn Johansson’s work a few years back when we profiled one of his projects, Big-Ass Message, which allowed users the ability to create full-screen, text-based messages across the screens of co-workers...
TECH
Charged: The Smartest Home
In recent years, the ways in which we as culture interact with technology has shifted. Much in the same way the iPhone completely changed how cell phones, cameras and music players are considered, devices like thermostats that learn how warm you...
TECH
MagBak iPad Mini and Air Mount
In early September 2013 MagBak was successfully funded—at nearly five times their goal—through Kickstarter, bringing the world's thinnest iPad mount to life. Now, some six months later, MagBak is again on the crowdfunding site, this time with a...
TECH
Chevrolet + Beats Music
Coinciding with the start of SXSW 2014, Chevrolet announced an exciting partnership with Beats Music, the newest name in the streaming music service game. While in Austin earlier this week with Chevy, we had the opportunity to see just how the service...
TECH
StreamMeUp
While a good majority of panels and projects at this year's SXSW Interactive centered around the NSA and government surveillance, interactive installation StreamMeUp offered a lighthearted alternative to the discussion on where advancements in technology...
DESIGN
Charged: Lowline and the Remote Skylight
As the most talked about urban planning project in NYC of recent times—alongside the Plus Pool, perhaps—the Lowline continues to capture the attention of the creative community and beyond through its development from concept to construction. In the...
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