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Urban Cultivator Indoor Garden
While in Vancouver for TED last month, we stumbled upon the just-opened "Living Produce Aisle," a space that makes salads and smoothies from microgreens, vegetables and herbs grown right inside the space. The immersive storefront was created by Surrey...
OUTDOORS
VANCOUVER
WHISTLER
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TG-4
From Sea to Sky with the Olympus Stylus TG-4
by Sasha Barkans The rugged and intuitive Olympus Stylus TG-4 is the newest addition to Olympus’ Stylus Tough amphibious (and ambitious) line of compact cameras. While smartphones are increasingly utilized for photography on the trail and in the mountains...
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Recon Instruments: Jet Smart Glasses
Wearable technology presents no shortage of possibilities, applications, innovations and, of course, challenges. Though Google has put Glass on hold (for now), other more specialized tech-enabled eyewear concepts are becoming very real consumer products...
HEALTH
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JAWBONE
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Jawbone UP 2, 3, 4
Jawbone, an early mover in the wearable fitness tracker category, today announced two new products and shared updates on a third. The UP2 replaces the UP24, the UP3 adds cardiovascular and temperature tracking and the UP4 layers in contactless payments...
MUSIC
HEADPHONES
MODULAR
DANISH DESIGN
AIAIAI
CUSTOMIZABLE HEADPHONES
PERSONALIZATION
AIAIAI's Modular TMA-2 Headphones
Copenhagen-based audio company AIAIAI has been riding the success of their TMA-1 headphones since 2009. Today however the brand unveiled the next iteration and their vision for the contemporary headphone: the TMA-2 Modular. Aiming to suit the...
WATCHES
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MODEL ONE
OLIO
Olio Model One Smartwatch
by Michael Frank The team behind the new Olio Model One—veterans of Apple, Google, Movado, Audi and Pixar—have acknowledged something that all smartwatch makers should too: the fact that, for 400 years, people have been choosing watches for style...
ANNOUNCEMENTS
CONFERENCES
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RESIN
TED 2015
AUDACIOUS IDEAS
REVOLUTIONARY TECHNOLOGY
Carbon3D's CLIP Technology Revealed at TED 2015
After two years in stealth mode, Carbon3D has finally unveiled its breakthrough 3D printing technology, which will make printing speed 25 to 100 times faster than that of any 3D printer model currently on the market. The announcement was made at...
HEADPHONES
AUDIO
ELECTRONICS
PORTABLE
TECH
EARPHONES
IN-EAR
NOISE ISOLATING
RHA
Stainless Steel RHA T10i Earphones
The latest in-ear headphone model, the T10i, from British audio experts RHA catches the eye immediately with unexpected design features. The ergonomic ear pieces are constructed from stainless steel—giving the set a sturdy weight while adding durability...
BIKES
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BIKE ACCESSORIES
BIKE LOCKS
BIKE PARTS
NOKÄ“ U-LOCK
SMART LOCKS
Nokē Smart U-Lock
No matter how structurally sound one's bike lock is, there's always the sneaking suspicion that somewhere a thief's bolt-cutters are equally capable. As home lock systems become connected, smarter and thus better at their job of protecting, so too...
SMOKING
GADGETS
REDESIGNS
VAPORIZERS
PLOOM
PAX LABS
PAX
PAX 2
PAX 2 Vaporizer Improves on the Original
Over two years ago we reviewed and adored the PAX Vaporizer. Today PAX Labs has released its successor, the PAX 2—an improvement on the original in every way. The general Kazoo-like design remains the same, but the device is now smaller, lighter...
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SOLAR ENERGY
MOBILE POWER
Solar on the Move with Sun King PRO
As solar cells have become more durable, compact, efficient and cheap to produce, the technology has gradually found its way into a greater number of consumer products. From backpacks to watches , harnessing the sun's energy has never been more...
HEADPHONES
EARPHONES
EAR BUDS
IN-EAR
SOL REPUBLIC
WIRELESS HEADPHONES
SOL Republic's New Shadow Wireless Earphones
The fact of the matter is, in-ear wireless headphones aren't the most aesthetically inclined electronics. Looking to bring a much needed design boost to the space, SOL Republic presents their latest in-ear line, the Shadow wireless earphones, announced...
MOBILE PHONES
SMART PHONES
WEARABLE TECH
SMART DEVICES
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
RUNCIBLE
MONOHOM
Introducing the Runcible Heirloom Electronic
Even today's most beautifully designed smartphones will be disposed of in time. As the technology within becomes outdated, the whole device is discarded or donated and the collective conscious grabs hold of something shiny and new. Not only does SF...
DEVICES
HEALTH
WELLNESS
SLEEP
REVIEWS
QUANTIFIED SELF
START UPS
HELLO
SENSE
Sense Sleep Tracker
A good night of sleep is an integral part of living a healthy lifestyle. While the old standby guideline of getting eight hours hasn't changed much, research shows that the quality of sleep is just as important as the quantity. Ambient light, noise...
KICKSTARTER
LA
PROJECTION
HOME THEATER
INTUITIVE TECH
PERSONAL PROJECTORS
Beam Smart Projector
What if you could program a device to start projecting a video of a calm, quiet shoreline—as your alarm—to help ease you into the day? Or have a social media notification report pop up on your living room wall as soon as you walk through the door...
PHOTOGRAPHY
BOSTON
HARDWARE
CLOUD
START UPS
PHOTO STORING
DIGITAL TOOLS
BEVY
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
LINEAGE LABS
Digital Photo Storage Made Easy with Bevy
As much as technology is (by definition) meant to make our lives easier, there's no doubt that it can also make for a few headaches. With so many camera-clad digital devices, our daily visual diaries and precious memories can become a jumbled and...
SPEAKERS
REVIEWS
BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
RIVA
RIVA TURBO X
RIVA TURBO X Bluetooth Speaker
by Justin Kaehler Audio company RIVA is hoping to “rescue the world from mediocre audio” with its new TURBO X bluetooth speaker. It’s a mission statement for founder Rikki Farr, a man who is part of rock'n'roll history: a record producer who also...
COLLABORATIONS
TECH
SYNTHESIZERS
TEENAGE ENGINEERING
CHEAP MONDAY
GAMEBOYS
POCKET OPERATOR
Hands On with the Teenage Engineering + Cheap Monday's Pocket Operators
What happens when audio engineers and a clothing brand get together? Swedish brands Teenage Engineering and Cheap Monday broke news of a collaboration at the start of the year, generating more than a little hype about the resulting products named...
PRODUCTIVITY
CREATIVITY
TECH ACCESSORIES
MADE IN USA
LAPTOP ACCESSORIES
START UPS
BRAINSTORMING
LAPTOP COVERS
BLANK SPACE
DrawAttention Turns Laptop Covers into Whiteboards
Further extending the seemingly infinite capabilities of your trusty laptop is DrawAttention: a creative add-on that requires no internet or batteries, nor does it have operating system compatibility issues. It's in fact, a simple sticker decal that...
MUSIC
SPEAKERS
LIMITED EDITION
COLLABORATIONS
JAZZ
SONOS
TECH
BLUE NOTE
Sonos Blue Note PLAY:1
We've long been supporters of Sonos, watching their evolution over the past 10 years—we even teamed up with lighting designer Lindsey Adelman to create a one-off Soundalier during NYCxDESIGN week in 2012. That said, the HiFi audio-obsessed brand...
DESIGN
LIFESTYLE
CARBON
FILTRATION
AIR FILTER
AIR PURIFIER
HEPA
UV
Aerobiotix Aero One Air Purifier
A cursory glance into purchasing an air purifier online reveals a world fraught with misinformation and tangled webs of false advertising and opinions. It's almost impossible to figure out what works best and why, and it's widely understood that...
KICKSTARTER
TECH
PHONE ACCESSORIES
START UPS
PHONE CHARGER
KiiTAG 2 Ultimate Phone Accessory
Though comical in hindsight, the helpless feeling many encounter when their phone dies while away from home can be crippling. Same goes for when trapped in a conversation you'd rather not be having. With solutions to these two situations, and many...
PHOTOGRAPHY
CAMERAS
TECH
MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY
IPHONE 6 CASES
IPHONE6
MOMENT LENS
Enhancing Mobile Photography with the Moment Case
Designed to elevate the mobile photography experience to a more professional level, Moment launched with a two-piece lens system on Kickstarter in January 2014, pulling in nearly $500,000 and over nine times their goal. But while their lenses have...
HEALTH
ENGINEERING
WELLNESS
PSFK
WEARABLE TECH
TEMPORARY TATTOOS
DIABETES
Temporary Tattoo-Based Glucose Monitoring
Living with diabetes comes with a plethora of difficulties, and drawing blood to test glucose levels every day is certainly not the least of them. Fortunately, nanoengineers at UC San Diego are paving the way toward the painful technique's obsolescence...
BROOKLYN
COFFEE
GADGETS
STUDIO VISITS
INVENTIONS
ROBOTICS
MAKERS
COFFEE CULTURE
POUR-OVER
POURSTEADY
The Robotic Future of Pour-Over Coffee: Poursteady
The crowded premium coffee shop: on the one hand, it's a lively communal living room where conservations mingle and the energy is palpable—all walks-of-life coming together in the common search for next level java. On the other hand (and often where...
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