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CYCLING
USB CHARGERS
KICKSTARTER
SPINETICS
BIKE WHEELS
CydeKick Mobile USB Charger
With the season of summer Fridays already underway in the northern hemisphere, commuters and hobbyists alike are moving their bikes out of storage and into heavy rotation. While cycling provides a pleasant respite from sitting at a desk, sometimes...
LEICA
CAMERAS
PHOTOGRAPHY
DIGITAL CAMERAS
FULL FRAME
The Wonders of the Leica Q
It's easy to understand why photographers turn to Leica. Simply put, they're beautifully designed, highly durable and capture superb images. The new Leica Q—a powerful, compact digital camera with a 24MP full frame sensor—lives up to the promise. The...
TECH
MATT KENYON
MICHIGAN
ART
CH25
2015 CH25
CADILLAC
SPONSORED
HONOREE
INNOVATOR
CH25: Matt Kenyon
Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, artist Matt Kenyon was equally inspired by the DIY punk aesthetic of the Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra and his seminal quote “Don’t hate the media—become the media” and Mark Pauline of Survival Research Laboratories...
SMARTPHONES
RUNCIBLE
GEORGE ARRIOLA
CH25
HIGHLIGHT
CADILLAC
HONOREE
INNOVATOR
2015 CH25
SPONSORED
CH25: George Arriola
When was the last time you sat down with friends or family and someone’s phone didn’t interrupt? George Arriola and the team at Monohm, wanted to “refocus the users’ attention to real people and the real world.” Their answer was the personal...
3D SCANNING
MOBILE SCANNING
AUGMENTED REALITY
OCCIPITAL
3D MAPPING
VIRTUAL REALITY
IOS GAMES
Augmented Reality on iOS Tablets with Occipital's Structure Sensor
On 1 November 2013, Occipital received $1,290,440, by way of Kickstarter, to fund the production of their Structure Sensor. Functional models began shipment in June 2014 and ever since, the brand, its software and accompanying iOS app have been...
UBEAM
CH25
CADILLAC
SPONSORED
2015 CH25
INNOVATOR
HONOREE
TECHNOLOGY
TECH
INVENTION
CH25: Meredith Perry
Meredith Perry has brought us a step closer to a wireless world with her invention of wireless electricity. Called uBeam, it’s the only wireless power system that allows you to charge your device while moving around a room. Perry founded uBeam...
DRONES
YUNEEC INTERNATIONAL
4K DRONES
4K VIDEO
VIDEO CAPTURING
CAMERAS
VIDEO
Yuneec's Typhoon Q500 Drone with 4K Camera
To put it in the simplest terms, 4K Ultra HD directly translates to 4000 pixels wide in resolution. This is far superior to standard HD and it's the next wave in viewing—and capturing videos. With electric avation specialist Yuneec International...
AMPLIFIERS
AUDIO
SOUND SYSTEMS
SPEAKERS
SUBWOOFERS
Devialet's Hi-Fi Phantom Hits the US
Since it was founded in 2007, Paris-based Devialet has become known for their unusually sleek and compact hi-fi amplifiers. They've carved out a special place in the high-end audio marketplace by developing technology rather than repackaging the...
COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR
OUTDOORS
OUTERWEAR
RAINCOATS
RAINWEAR
OUTDRY
TECH FABRICS
Columbia Sportswear Reinvents Raincoat Technology
Most people are familiar with Columbia Sportswear's range of durable, stylish outdoor apparel. Many, however, might not be familiar with the fact that the brand holds more than 220 patents for technologies they've developed in just the last six...
APPS
WEB APPS
LEARN JAPANESE
LANGUAGE
JAPANESE
EDUCATION
Learn Japanese with LexiCandy
There are many tactics for learning a second (or third) language. Most can be rather daunting, and employ a very traditional form of memorization—with a couple tricks thrown in. New webapp LexiCandy is different. It utilizes an array of media...
DINNER
COOKING
INTERNET OF THINGS
SMART HOME
TECH
OVENS
June's Computer-Based Intelligent Oven
Ovens can be scary. Fire hazards aside, their large size, time investment and oftentimes unreliable results can be intimidating to amateur cooks, which is why many seek escape in the form of take-out. Tackling the inefficiency of a kitchen appliance...
OHIO
CLEVELAND
HOME AUDIO
SOUND DESIGN
SOUND PROJECTS
ROCK'N'ROLL
SPEAKER SYSTEMS
Klipsch Audio Outfits the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
For years now, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has honored the greatest in the industry while inviting fans into their iconic building filled with rare remnants of musical history. This year, that facility is getting an upgrade thanks to partner Klipsch...
DESIGN
CYCLING
COLLABORATIONS
HEADPHONES
RAPHA
TECH ACCESSORIES
BANG AND OLUFSEN
CYCLING CULTURE
Rapha + Bang & Olufsen: BeoPlay H6
Combining cycling and headphones doesn’t immediately sound like the safest or most practical idea, but when London-based cycling accessories- and apparel-maker Rapha and Danish audio technology pioneers Bang & Olufsen team up, it’s bound to be a...
IPHONE
SOCIAL MEDIA
TECH
COMMUNICATION
IOS APPS
GATHER
VIDEO APPS
Send Video Reactions with Gather App
In the age of Snapchat and selfies, nothing conveys an appropriate reaction like one's own face. That's the premise behind group messaging app Gather, launched today for iOS. Gather lets users send what they'd normally send to friends or family—screenshots...
SMARTPHONES
MINIMALISM
KICKSTARTER
MEDITATION
CELL PHONES
DISCONNECTING
30 WEEKS
HYPER ISLAND
UNPLUG
OFFLINE
The Light Phone: Designed for Disconnecting
Phone addiction is real—as evidenced by a quick glance down the street, in the subway, even at the dinner table—and is one of the reasons why Apple developed a watch: so we would look at our screens less and be present more. For some, however, a smartwatch...
ITUNES
MARIJUANA
ANDROID
IPHONES
APPS
CANNABIS
WELLBEING
TECH START-UPS
Who is Happy
As marijuana continues to be legalized in various states in America, all things pot-related are gaining traction and new concepts are popping up all over the place—from different edibles to cannabis florists. One such newcomer (hailed as "Foursquare...
SNEAKERS
NIKE
SPORTSWEAR
FOOTWEAR
APPS
IOS
USER EXPERIENCE
ECOMMERCE
ADIDAS ORIGINALS
Buy and Sell Sneakers on Slang
Sneakers started as a utilitarian answer to the need for performance shoes in athletics, and over the last 60-odd years, they have transformed from functional footwear to status symbol to even art pieces. Sneakers are a culture with nuance, rich...
VEGETABLES
TECH
KITCHEN APPLIANCES
CHEF KITCHENS
HYDROPONIC GROWING
INDOOR GARDENS
MICROGREENS
REFRIGERATORS
GREENS
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
OLYMPUS
WATERPROOF
DIGITAL CAMERAS
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
COMPACT CAMERAS
OUTDOOR CAMERAS
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...
SPORTS
CYCLING
EYEWEAR
SUNGLASSES
VANCOUVER
RUNNING
TRAINING
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
RECON
WEARABLES
HEADS UP DISPLAY
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
FITNESS
SLEEP
JAWBONE
UP
QUANTIFIED SELF
WEARABLES
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
FITNESS
TECH
TIMEPIECES
WEARABLE TECH
SMARTWATCHES
WELLBEING
SMART DEVICES
WEARABLES
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
3D PRINTING
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...
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