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Thunderspace
Sometimes there's nothing more calming than hearing the soft sounds of rain against your window. The newest app from the user interface research lab Taptanium, called Thunderspace, takes relaxing nature sounds to the next level with stereoscopic...
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Photos to Art
In an expansion of Art.com's online service, Photos to Art, the eminent supplier of household decor is bringing personalized prints to social media. Photos to Art is now available as an iOS app capable of pulling images from phones as well as from...
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New Small Cameras
Presented last week at Photokina, the following five cameras represent changing ideas about what the pocket cam should be. Sandwiched between cell phones and high end DSLRs, the once ubiquitous point-and-shoot is evolving to incorporate features that...
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Leica M
This week at Photokina, Leica reminded us of their history and showed us their future. With more than half of their exhibit hall dedicated to a gallery show of iconic images created by renowned photographers using Leica cameras, visitors were immediately...
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TED Books App
In a recent sit-down with TED Curator Chris Anderson, I had the chance to try out the TED Books app, a dedicated platform to hold the company's publishing endeavor. Focused on short books, TED Books hopes to continue TED's method of viral ideation...
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Octofeed
In an era of digital minimalism, even some user interface designers scratch their heads when looking at Facebook's maximalist approach. The newsfeed has become a cluttered mix of content that's challenging for even the most savvy user to digest...
TRAVEL
Superfly
Even the savviest of frequent travelers can fall into the miles trap, letting their rewards go unclaimed or worse, losing entire days strategizing how to cash in for a free ticket. Superfly is a relatively new engine that simplifies the process...
DESIGN
Ford Police Interceptors
When we visited Ford back in September 2011 for an exclusive preview of their new "Police Interceptors", we felt the story wasn't complete without getting behind the wheel, which we finally had the opportunity to do. The Sedan and the first pursuit...
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Three New iPhone Photo Apps
A slew of photo applications for iPhone have rolled out recently, bringing a bit of competition to the Instagram-dominated scene. From professional features to creative image destruction, the following apps continue to expand the capabilities of smart...
FOOD-DRINK
Apps for Conscientious Eaters
We know plenty, perhaps even too much about how we ought to eat, but the fact remains we put a lot of faith in restauranteurs and grocery stockists to have our best interests in mind. Lately, we have noticed a few apps that aim to put power in the...
TRAVEL
Embark
The network of transit apps now available has grown nearly as complicated as the oft daunting subway systems they were created to navigate. Certain New York-focused programs we've used have their strong points—New York Subway features an...
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New Vimeo
We have always been big supporters of Vimeo and their mission to provide a high quality, creatively focused platform for video sharing. We are super excited to announce that today Vimeo is launching it's latest iteration with New Vimeo. The new platform...
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HABU
A mammoth music library should inspire pride, not anxiety. The problem is, how do you begin to sort through tens of thousands of tracks? Shuffle functions are too dumbed down, and there's no time to create a custom playlist for every occasion...
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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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Curisma
The excitement of curated flash sale sites combines with community sourcing on Curisma, a new site for tech junkies and online shoppers alike. With a name that's a mash-up of the words curiosity, curated and charisma, the MIT start-up applies the...
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Rotor Digital Camera
The Rotor Digital Camera, a concept developed by designer Charlie Nghiem, is in an effort to reinvent a new interface for using digital cameras. Offering an innovative way of browsing through features and options, the Rotor gets rid of buttons...
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SWYP
In terms of form and function the printer has not made any great strides in the last decade. What in reality is a cumbersome necessity, most printer experiences leave much to be desired between clunky design, awkward parts and a near total lack of...
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Boxee for iPad
Adding to their suite of streaming video utilities, Boxee recently released the Boxee for iPad application, introducing massive potential for streamlining online video experiences. Designed for all iPad users, the app consolidates all sources for...
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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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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