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Smart Product Design Contest by iFixit, Core77 and Autodesk

07/03/2012, We seem to be surrounded by “smart” products these days – smart cars, smartphones, smart homes, smart windows…the list goes on and on, but does this mean that humans are getting less and less smart? Well, if you do not think so,...

National Weather Service launching Wireless Emergency Alerts

06/28/2012, The National Weather Service will be launching a new Wireless Emergency Alerts system to warn U.S. citizens about severe weather conditions including tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards right straight to their mobile devices. Essentially, a text-like...

Google Q device is Made in the USA

06/28/2012, The Google Nexus Q is a home media player that was just unveiled yesterday during the Google IO keynote. It is an Google experiment (in a crowded market) that is well designed, attractive and hard to build. Interestingly, the Google Nexus Q is also an...

QR codes on apparel share information about yourself to others

06/26/2012, I guess business cards are no longer relevant in the future, not when companies start to catch on the idea of printing QR codes on shirts, suits and jackets sometime down the road. Of course, this idea might just occupy a niche market, but only time will...

OLED Lego train station is one cool setup

06/25/2012, Who would have thought that Lego might eventually end up as one of Denmark’s most famous exports, being the building blocks of imagination for many a child over the years? Well, we have seen our fair share of amazing Lego constructs over the years,...

Microsoft Purchases Yammer for $1.2 Billion

06/25/2012, The rumors are true, Microsoft has bought Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash. For those of you unfamiliar with Yammer, it is a social network platform built specifically for corporations. Businesses can set up a private network in which employees can post...

Facebook hires ex-Apple UI design manager

06/22/2012, Facebook reportedly hired Chris Weeldreyer, an ex-Apple UI design manager, to become the social networking giant’s product design manager. Weeldreyer had reportedly worked for Apple for eight years. Inside Facebook says that Weeldreyer could have...

Sony develops coating to combat glare on touchscreen devices

06/22/2012, Glare on your smartphones can prove to be really annoying, especially if you find yourself in outdoors situations often. One of the ways to combat glare would be to use anti-glare screen protectors (i.e. matte ones) which helps, but at the same time does...

Wakestock festival uses wristbands, ditches paper tickets

06/20/2012, If you are attending the Wakestock festival this summer, you will be part of history as Wakestock is the first multi-day festival in the UK which will no longer rely on paper tickets for entry, but rather, encourage the use of wristbands instead. Red Hot...

Lady Shamrock cow gets her own QR code

06/20/2012, Dairy cow Lady Shamrock is no ordinary cow when it comes to her fashion sense – you can say that her thick hide of leather has also proved to be quite the advertising canvas as she goes around chewing on grass at Somerby farm. This QR code has not...

LinkedIn gets sued over recent hacking scandal

06/19/2012, Earlier this month, we wrote about LinkedIn’s password hashes that have been reportedly posted on a hacking forum in Russia. Now it appears that the giant social network for professionals will be facing the federal court for the mishap. A class...

LEGO car boasts of 5-speed transmission

06/19/2012, If you are an avid LEGO builder, surely you would have seen works in the past that are nothing short of impressive – and I would definitely rank the LEGO car that you see above here one of the top creations to date. After all, the Vampire GT...