XTRAPOP Photo App

Inspired by pop art, another delightful way to jazz up your photos

by Chérmelle Edwards It’s not news that Instagram is a cultural phenomenon. As a visual platform used to tell stories through images, how users design their feed can be a work of art. Thanks to XTRAPOP—a free iOS app—users can add art to photos and create customized collages with a set of stickers, frames and filters. Once the web alias of its LA-based designer, Thomas …

Wink, A Smart-Home Ecosystem

The Quirky-owned company teams up with The Home Depot to make connected appliances available Nationwide

With the introduction of soon-to-launch smart-home ecosystem app Wink, the connected abode will soon be much more than a group of intelligent appliances with independently operating apps. The new Wink platform will connect close to 60 products and appliances from 15 manufacturing partners to a single source: your smartphone. Wink brings everything from GE ovens, automated Bali blinds and Philips Hue LED lightbulbs to the …

Charged: High-Tech Summer Essentials

Five smart new products that will help you beat the heat and get the most out of summer

Whether your summer plans have you headed overseas for a safari or only as far as the backyard, smart tech is getting more clever and more seasonally conscious. From air conditioners that know when you’re on your way home and can be operated by smartphones to speakers that can hold their own in the deep end, these five high-tech products will help ensure the ultimate …