We're now getting a much better picture--literally--as to what happened with the fatal Tesla crash from earlier this year. First off, yesterday the National Transportation Safety Board released findings from their preliminary investigation. The unfortunate driver was in fact using Tesla's Autopilot features, with both the Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and
Trace is a small, durable and sophisticated piece of action sports technology. It combines inertial sensors and GPS technology to give detailed information about users’ surfing, snowboarding, and skiing sessions. Trace has 9-axis sensors, advanced multi-Hz GPS, BT 4.0/2.1 combo and its own processor. This allows Trace to measure max speed, vertical distance, distance traveled, calories, number of jumps, and airtime with incredible accuracy.
The true point of Elon Musk's "Secret Master Plan, Part Deux" is actually well beyond the vehicles we covered in our previous analyses. If we look at part one of his Secret Master Plan, released almost ten years ago today, we can see what he's been up to all along,
Earlier this year America's first self-driving car fatality occurred. The unlucky driver was behind the wheel of a Tesla on Autopilot, and last week watchdog magazine Consumer Reports took the unusual step of calling for the company "to disable hands-free operation until its system can be made safer." Musk will
At HP Inc., we are passionate about reinvention. We believe that technology should make life better for everyone, everywhere. This vision guides what we do and how we do it. From our campus in Boise, ID we are in a relentless pursuit to reinvent business printing as we reinvent ourselves.
It can be difficult for the uninitiated to understand what's going on in a bicycle race, particularly during those last few crucial minutes. So here's a brilliant split-screen video put together by Eurosport UK, placing CG with call-outs next to real footage to demonstrate this clever sprint-winning technique that catapults
Spunitko! (aka Hiromi Ozaki) creates works that directly confront issues faced by contemporary society. Through design fiction projects, she questions the impact of (future) technology on human biology. She collaborates with scientists from Japan's National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS) to embed the love hormone oxytocin into fabrics.
Emerging technology can make the everyday easier. We understand, however, that it shouldn’t always feel or look highly technological. Designed for use in all areas of the home and office, Charge Trays enable convenient wireless charging of technology devices. The collection exudes high craft rather than high tech, reflecting the rich and varied palette of the ceramics industry to effortlessly disappear into the domestic environment. The modular nature of the design enables Bitossi Ceramiche
Imagine if you could "draw" circuits without needing to solder. It sounds crazy, but a Tokyo-based company called AgIC has made it a reality, by developing silver-containing conductive inks (hence the company name: "Ag" is the elemental symbol for silver, "IC" = Ink Circuit). Here's a demonstration of a magic
Pillo empowers people of all ages to better manage their health. He can answer your health and wellness questions, connect you directly with healthcare professionals, and securely manage your vitamins and medication; storing, dispensing, and even ordering refills when you need them.
Of all the things that have gone viral, the Pokémon GO app might be the strangest. Released less than a week ago in the U.S., the augmented reality game has already spawned countless sore muscles, burned untold collective calories and even been used to commit crimes. For those of you
Never mind self-driving cars. Smart vehicles are coming... even to those of us who can't afford (or trust) a Tesla. Dutch bike company VanMoof is making a bold move into data-driven rides for the rest of us. The brand's newest release is the SmartBike, a city commuter with a
Bet you didn't know this: Those crazy F1 steering wheels can cost up to $50,000 alone, because they're made with carbon fiber (to keep the weight down) and loaded up with technology and connectivity features. You're undoubtedly wondering what some of those features are. While some might seem obvious, like
Formula One steering wheels used to look like this and now they look more like this. The amazing thing is, that latter game-controller-looking monstrosity is actually a triumph of UI design. We know this because the folks at the Sky Sports F1 channel teamed up with an eye-tracking technology company to
When Pixar's Wall-E came out in 2008, we were introduced to a robot very different than any other previously depicted in pop culture. Not the titular Wall-E, who was similar enough to Short Circuit's Number 5 to be familiar; no, we're talking about Eve, the gleaming, smooth-surface 'bot whose design
Computer powered weaving goes back to the 1800s and it's getting a decidedly modern update on the new platform Wovns. At heart, the Wovns goal is to get more designers into textile design. But that's bigger than it sounds, since a customized weave is a bit more involved than
Now that they've mastered disgruntled humanoid robots that can curse, Boston Dynamics has turned their attention back towards emulating the animal kingdom. Their latest creation serves as a demonstration to the world that when playing God--or is that playing dog--a robot manufacturer needn't hew to the laws of biology. They
Are you bored with your single speed? Does your cycling lack style and urgency? Add pep to your ride with a bike that's part mechanical spider demon! Though less objectively terrifying than certain other awkward movers, this bike project uses the same spooky flavor of walking technology that brings Theo
This week we bring you our pressing topic of the moment straight from our reader-driven discussion boards! This one's an interesting inquiry by Core77 reader Gabriele_Ermacora that involves a bit of future gazing. Well-versed in robotics, Gabriele asks: "I am about to develop this idea that excited me a
SUMMARY: Cutting edge clean energy startup seeks a talented and energetic Industrial designer to assist in creating compelling energy products for the outdoor recreational market and emerging markets. HOURS: Full-time DURATION: Late Summer-Fall 2016 LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York REPORTS TO: Director of Design
Recently, we had the very good fortune of catching up with Gadi Amit—renowned designer behind the likes of FitBit, Lytro and Google's Modular Ara phone and founder of San Francisco based design firm NewDealDesign—in London, thanks to a flying visit of his to take to the stage at the Product
As we look back at the last century and explore the early beginnings of the age of Networked Matter, it may be worth taking a moment to consider where it all began. How did we "pass through the eye of the needle" of unbounded malignant complexity and get to the other side?
Imagine that you've got a piece of material you'd like to put a rounded edge on, but you're not sure of the exact radius. You can stick it into a CNC machine and program the toolpath, or run it across a router table; both of these take time to set
Created by a research team at the Harvard's Wyss Institute, Root is an educational robot specifically designed to provide an interactive way for children to learn to code. The system is as intuitive and approachable as any tablet app, providing a framework easy for teachers to understand and comfortable for young students to use. Root operates on whiteboards by driving on the vertical surface magnetically and — using dry-erase markers — draws, erases, and responds to lines drawn on the board. Th
Technology Will Save Us, the London-based tech-for-kids company, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new wearable device (a slight departure from the DIY kits they are known for). Inspired by the potentials of learning by doing (and playing!) the Mover Kit offers an intuitive way for kids to learn
As the world of design has moved toward customization, sustainability, and self-assembly, maker culture has become an increasingly prominent design force. The maker movement has led the vanguard on a new era of design, an era with a renewed focus on sharing, self-sufficiency, and reducing wastefulness. The Open Design category
Cell phone jammers are illegal in the U.S.. So here's something that can bring you local peace and quiet but won't get you a $48,000 fine: The absolutely wonderful Bose Shhh. Of course it's a gag (brought to you by the folks at DadDudes) but oh, what we wouldn't give....
I think we all know the feeeling of being in a public place where someone is yammering away on a cell phone, and all you can think is WOULD YOU SHADDUP. Dennis Nicholl, a 63-year-old accountant in Chicago, certainly felt this way--and resolved to do something about it. Nicholl got
This week we bring you our pressing topic of the moment straight from our reader-driven discussion boards! We recently caught wind of Google's plan to deliver their Ara modular phone concept to consumers in 2017, a cellphone with a magnetic modular backboard for different gadgets like speakers, camera lenses, storage
The statement "Hardware is Hard" has become the go-to phrase for companies interested in producing physical tech products. And it's true—compared with the typical product cycles of an app, hardware requires much longer timelines, larger teams and way more up front investment to get something off the ground. Despite these
Say hello to Odini, your loyal guardian and companion. Unlike traditional security cameras which are often static, intrusive objects, Odini is a discreet mobile solution which learns to respect your privacy and space while you are at home but is first, on the scene to monitor and record an event while you are away. When you're out of the house, he detects changes in the environment which he records and communicates to you via your smartphone app, enabling you to remotely monitor any situation.
It's been a while since we've heard anything from Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone concept. We were worried it bit the dust, but Google's ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects) group has just released this new teaser video: We like that rather than hitting us over the head with specifications and
Garmin, the world leader in GPS technology, is looking for an experienced Senior Industrial Designer to join our Consumer ID team. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary group of designers developing products for Garmin’s outdoor, fitness, marine, and automotive markets-- products like action cameras, handheld navigation, marine radars, cycling
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