One of the most painful things to watch is a stand-up comic bombing on stage. A close second is a tech demo that goes awry. Why, oh why are on-stage demos the way these items are unveiled? CLOi is the name of LG's voice assistant that they're building into refrigerators
To kick off the New Year, frog's team has put together a comprehensive list of 12 tech trends we can expect to reign supreme in 2018, ranging from a shift in the way designers approach medical devices to more expressive hardware designs.
Led all surfacing work on a three person team - bodywork completed from sketch to full scale fiberglass in 3 weeks. Chief Designer Dwayne Jackson responsible for design and sketches. Frank Asztalos responsible for product graphics and paint scheme.
Last month Primate Labs, a company behind an iPhone performance benchmarking app, conducted tests on several models of iPhones and made a discovery: After the most recent software updates, they found that older iPhones were spontaneously dialing down their processor speeds--under the instruction of software. When the story broke, outrage
Earlier this week Elon Musk posted this mysterious Tweet, with no further explanation: What on Earth could it mean? People began speculating that it had to do with Tesla prices, and it also spawned this hilarious thread on pork chops. But the true answer can be found by looking
After more than a century in the footwear design business, New Balance has a history of creating some of the most iconic shoes in the world of sport and fashion. From the timeless 990 running shoe, to the fashionable New Balance 574, the Massachusetts-headquartered company has consistently earned its stripes
Thirty years ago, German-born Harald Belker never imagined he would get the chance to work in the US. Today, we chatted to him from his home in Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles, about his illustrious career in industrial design. Harald's career is show stopping. From designing cars for high-end
A fast, easy method of stealing cars is on the rise in the UK. Here's footage released by the West Midlands Police, of two hi-tech thieves helping themselves to a Mercedes: The video is reportedly the first time this type of theft has been caught on camera, and the WMP
Over the years we've been conditioned by movies, from the "Terminator" flicks of the '80s and '90s to more recently, the "Fast & Furious" franchise's "God's Eye," to have a concept of what computer vision looks like. But how does the real thing stack up? Take a look at
The problem with a nuclear bomb is that it wipes out everything within its blast radius, then renders the land uninhabitable with radiation. Mass murdered Stephen Paddock sprayed a crowd with automatic fire, indiscriminately killing whomever he could get. But what if there was a way to quickly, easily, surgically
Here's a video that Boston Dynamics released yesterday showing off their Atlas robot doing a series of jumping tricks: Again I say, why don't we just get it over with and teach the goddamned things martial arts.
Remember Boston Dynamics' SpotMini robot from last year? To refresh your memory, it was a sort of dog-giraffe hybrid with a lobster claw for a head. Well, now they've upgraded the thing, and just yesterday they released this teaser video of the New SpotMini, racking up 1.2 million hits:
I use a small ultrasonic jewelry cleaner to wash old machine parts, and it's amazing watching decades of grease just mist away into liquid clouds. But the size of the machine's tub limits what I can put in there. The developers of Sonic Soak came up with a better
British YouTube channel TechMoan has an interesting beat: The host takes an in-depth look at unusual, vintage tech gadgets that did not survive evolution. It's fascinating for multiple reasons: One is to see what physical interfaces the designers came up with to handle previously unimaginable functions; two is to deduce
Apollo Cloud 2 Duo is a powerful personal cloud storage device giving you access to all of your content from anywhere using the Apollo Cloud App. Unlike most NAS devices that look cold and require complicated settings, Apollo provides a friendly interface for intuitive operation. Its elegant and streamlined shape can easily fit in your office and living spaces. The vertical design takes advantage of natural air convection to enhance heat dissipation. The upper lid also allows for quick access to
Because things aren't bad enough, this month Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to a "lifelike" robot. Let's have a look at this godforsaken abomination and the twitchy freak that created her: Hey Dr. Hanson, maybe next time, hold off on having that eleventh cup of coffee before you're going to
Jack o' Lanterns normally obey gravity and sit on front porches, only going airborne when the neighborhood punks have gotten into some beer. But here Andy from the Royal Institution, a UK-based nonprofit that promotes science, shows you another way to get a pumpkin to fly: With superconductors and magnets.
Here's a delivery drone Buckminster Fuller might have liked. While it's not quite a geodesic dome, this quadrotor developed by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne's Laboratory of Intelligent Systems comes inside a cage-like sphere that protects it from impacts in flight, and keeps the spinning blades away from the
We've been waiting for this international giant robot fight since 2015, and this month it finally happened. To refresh your memory, American robotics firm MegaBots challenged Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industries to a mecha-vs.-mecha fight, the challenge was accepted, and trash-talking ensued. To be honest, I was a little worried that
Remember how Dubai's police department uses a fleet of supercars as their cruisers? Now the flashy force has added another head-turning vehicle: A Scorpion 3 hoverbike built by Russian company Hoversurf. According to Autoblog, …The police force aims to deploy its latest toy as a first-responder vehicle in
Modernist Studio focuses on strategy and design work for big brands. In working with these companies, we've seen a theme around "owning the consumer." Each company is fighting to become front and center in people's lives, with a particular focus on the home. Big companies speak about locking in customers
The robotics buzz may be endless, but it’s rare to see cutting-edge technologies come to market in a meaningful way. While startup bots_alive is driven by robotics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and augmented reality, the simplicity and fun of the product is what makes the biggest impression. Many robotics products try to teach children to code, but bots_alive strives to inspire them.
Having the opportunity to design a smartphone that will go straight to market in under two years sounds like a daydream you'd have during an endless design school critique. For 27-year-old Linda Jiang, it's just reality. As the Lead Industrial Designer at Essential Products, Jiang has been hard at
The thing that dictates the precise size of every laptop is the screen. Pixels are relayed to us through a static piece of glass, and we carry this rectangle around with us. But I had a thought after seeing the following on Instagram: What if the screen wasn't a rectangle
Imagine if you could get through airport security without having to stop and wait at a counter or metal detector. Well, officials in Dubai reckon they've got a technological solution that would allow you to keep walking, as you're being scanned. According to The National, they've come up with a
All of us are recorded on surveillance cameras dozens of times per day. And soon many of us will be unlocking new iPhones with our faces. As facial recognition technology continues to improve, there is a danger that it can be combined with the ample existing footage of us to
Google just announced their new Google Pixel Buds, which are way more exciting than they appear. About halfway through Google's product presentation, it was revealed that the buds are live-translating, meaning they allow seamless face-to-face communication between people that speak different languages. The presentation is the only demonstration out at
Over two years ago, Google's Advanced Technology And Projects group began developing Project Jacquard, an effort to transmit the idea of futuristic wearables from tech to the textile world. Head of the Jacquard project Ivan Poupyrev (who spoke at our 2015 Designing Here Now conference about it) along with his
Perhaps UPS should be pronounced phoenetically? Because that's which way their packages will be going. The delivery company has successfully completed a test with a specially-designed UPS truck whose roof slides open to reveal an autonomous octocopter drone. The driver loads a package into a cage beneath the drone, the
Engineer Nigel Gifford, who has completed over 1,000 parachute jumps, had a job you've probably never heard of: As a Captain in the British Army Catering Corps, his job was to feed soldiers in hostile environments. Given his specialty, after retirement he was approached by the British military and asked
Early last year, we came across a video that broke down generally which types of jobs would be in danger with the adoption of automation in the workforce, and it basically told us that all repetitive blue collar jobs were at risk. Yesterday, the Telegraph released a comprehensive list of
Delivering crucial supplies to people on the ground is a logistics problem faced by both military and humanitarian organizations. One way to do it is via air drops, and we showed you some awesome footage of that here. But "The biggest problem we have with dropping relief supplies is, they
Responding to a governor-to-governor call, New York's Governor Cuomo traveled to Puerto Rico last week to offer assistance to Puerto Rico's Governor Rossello. Cuomo brought with him ten engineers, planners, technical supervisors and translators from the New York Power Authority. He also brought, from the New York Department of Environmental
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