BÖEN Employs Technology to Translate Their Wine

By using near field communication, consumers can unlock a wealth of information on every bottle

Without proper knowledge, wine shopping can be a daunting task. There’s little degree of separation between a bad wine and an excellent one for an unknowing palate. And impressing and expanding your knowledge can be hard without a surplus of expendable income. But for the newly-founded Napa Valley-based wine producer BÖEN, the privilege of drinking great wine begins with finding it. That’s why, on their …

Hands-On with Samsung’s Galaxy Watch

Comfortable, customizable, easy to navigate, and full of useful new features

After typing away in CH HQ for one uninterrupted hour, we’re interrupted by Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Watch gently vibrating. The notification encourages movement. Specifically, it recommends we get up and do five torso twists. As the moves occur, the wearable logs them. No part of this is invasive, and had we wished to continue typing, we could have swiped the alert away instantly. But the latest …

Gudak Cam “Disposable Camera” App for iOS

Simulate the much-loved, analog Kodak experience that's fading into history

From a “film roll” of 24 shots to three days dedicated to “processing” after images are snapped, the Gudak Cam app does more than borrow graphic design from the disposable cameras of yesteryear; the company is attempting to replicate the emotions affixed to the process. With regard to design, the sideways layout of the “camera back” and the tiny viewfinder help to recall the physical …