Dieter Rams introduced a reengineered version of one of his lesser known masterpieces - the modular 620 Chair program. It was Rams' second Vitsœ product, arriving two years after the 606 Shelving System made its debut.
Kwikset announced Thursday their Bluetooth-enabled deadbolt lock that pairs up with your iPhone 4S or iPhone 5. The Bluetooth Smart-Ready tech communicates with the lock, making it receptive to your touch and no one else's.
An old device, over 200 years old, is now making a comeback thanks to Kickstarter. Camera lucida was patented in 1806. It was a common optical drawing tool that helped artists accurately sketch objects. But it later fell out of use.
TechCrunch is reports Microsoft, who's already made a $300 million investment in Nook, want to double down and buy it now. Redmond wants to fork out $1 billion to acquire the digital assets of Nook Media LLC, which would be a separate Nook company that spun off from Barnes & Noble last year. Internal documents show that Microsoft is interested in the e-reader's ecosystem.
A company called Curalate will be able to predict which images will have the most success on social platforms with their latest product, which is a tad bit different from monitoring tools. Today, those tools can help monitor words, or names, across social platforms but not pictures. Curalate plans to fill that void.
Buzz Aldrin is not content with man stepping on the moon. The next place to go is Mars. Aldrin's new book "Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration" landed in bookstores on May 7 and it charts out a course that could put astronauts on the surface of Mars by 2035.
Sex apps are aplenty. You download them. Giggle. Get inspiration for a new position to try. And sometimes end up doing it, but most of the time resort back the ways you and your partner are used to. This app on the other hand, gives you a a to-do lists of sexual positions.
Listening to music can evoke a ton of emotions. From happiness to sadness to melancholy and more. In the latest episode of "It's Okay to be Smart", Joe Hanson goes to the streets to test a recent hypothesis - our emotional relationship with music may be neurologically related to the perception of body language. Writes Hanson:
The Pioneer PL-4 remains to be a popular turntable, and it has been for more than three decades since its introduction. Watch this video from Light & Heavy, mixing vintage style shots with Mario Moretti's "In Love With Nebula,". Can you say you don't want it now? Check it out below: [LXH - Vinyl Engine]
Are you an expecting parent? 2D ultrasounds are so passe, so go ahead and be completely blown away with some 3D hologram courtesy of Pioneer's new printing service. The only caveat? You'll need to head to Japan for your ultrasound.
If you've ever played a slot machine before, you'll know that it can be very addictive. You'll want to come back for more. The promise of hitting a jackpot is always there. It's always just your luck. Your pure dumb luck.
Rule no 1 before jumping out of a plane? Wear a parachute. Rule no 2? Don't pull it out before you get out of the plane. This guy accidentally deployed them too early and he immediately got sucked out of the plane. That's one scary mistake no one's going to repeat for sure.
We've seen in a lot of sci-fi like movies how most diseases have been cured. It's imagining a perfect future where problems would be anything but medical. But today, we're still a long way more to go before we can get rid of most diseases.
Jack Conte made a music video entitled "Pedals" and it's filled with electronic music robot madness. Watch how he did all of this from scratch in the videos after the jump in one of the best behind the scenes clips we've seen this whole week.
We've seen how it works and a couple of screenshots from its point of view, but how do we accurately describe the experience?
Using a smartphone camera held very close to the Google Glass prism, you can actually capture what the floating display looks like to the eye. The screen is made semi transparent, which means it's like looking at something in front of you with a blur-ish rectangle blocking some parts of your view. It will only take up a small part of your entire field of view, so you can always look away.