Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Hoverboards, bikes, airplanes and more in our look around the web

Women-Led DJ Collectives Rule NYC’s Club Scene The empowering women-centric DJ collectives that are dominating NYC’s clubs are full of longtime artists who have been playing venues for years. The collectives focus on collaboration and amplification in an industry where women are still underrepresented. “We don’t really talk about who the hottest DJ is. We’re more into cultivating individuality and ushering what you have out …

Design-Driven Charging Stations by Leon’s Electric Trout

Offering a little charm, character and warmth to a functional tech product

As our phones get slimmer, sleeker and more stylish, there are a few brands working on docking stations that keep up. Like many companies, Leon’s Electric Trout was born out of a simple, everyday dissatisfaction. David Stychno (who is design director at a software company during traditional work hours) explains, “My girlfriend and I were always fighting over charging cables at night. It was a mess. One of us was …

holoride: A Virtual Reality Platform For In-Car Entertainment

Launched at CES 2019 as an Audi spin-off, the first demo impresses

The problem with most virtual reality experiences is that there’s a disconnect between the action you see on the screen and your movement (or more likely, stasis) in the real world. Omni-directional treadmills like the Inifnadeck and immersive experiences like The Void successfully map what you see to how you move, but until now there hasn’t been a universally accessible approach to stitching a visual virtual world …