Honolulu Bans Cellphones on Crosswalks

Come 25 October 2017, if you can’t seem to peel your eyes from your phone while crossing a street in Honolulu, you might be slapped with a $15 to $99 fine. The Hawaiian capital will be the first major city in the USA to pass a law like this—aiming to reduce injury and death blamed on “smartphone zombies.” Mayor Kirk Caldwell tells Reuters, “We hold …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

How art helps cops do a better job, a 101-year-old artist's first solo show and more in this week's look around the web

1. Chicago’s Proposed Aerial Cable Car System While some cities are considering self-driving pods or improved water ferry routes (like Singapore and NYC respectively), Chicago is looking to the sky to transport its citizens. Architecture firms Davis Brody Bond and Marks Barfield have just unveiled plans for a series of sky-bound cable cars that would move passengers between the city’s architectural landmarks—from Wacker Drive on …

Vibes Earplugs

A discreet design from the new brand keeps post-concert tinnitus away

As warmer weather approaches, festival season is nigh—and there’s a new brand on the block wanting to keep one of our most invaluable assets protected. Not an iPhone case, but earplugs specifically intended for live concerts. Minneapolis-based Vibes, founded by Jackson Mann, joins others like Dubs, EarPeace and Etymotic Research in providing a more usable alternative to foam earplugs. Leaning toward a more discreet look, …