Ever closer, the Apple Watch's release will have far-reaching implications on retailers like Whole Foods
The curtain standing between us and the Apple Watch continues to rise ever so slightly. Apple figurehead Tim Cook let it be known recently that Panera Bread, Starwood Hotels, and Salesforce are among a batch of newly aligned big players developing for the already award-winning device.
Educational game proves that even wild animals' bottoms are instructional, both on paper and onscreen
Now available for iOS and Android, TailsUp! is a new game from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that quizzes kids on animals’ backsides, and aims “to get to the bottom of animal extinction.”
Tech giant plans to expand their home office so as to weave in a futuristic yet tight-knit community
Copenhagen and New York-based architectural research firm BIG and London-based design practice Heatherwick Studio have big ideas for Google’s latest project that proposes a transformation of its Mountain View headquarters.
Fashion show spectacle makes social commentary on concerning environmental issue
In a sign of the times, fashion designers at Mercedes Benz China Fashion Week integrated smog masks into their models’ ensembles. Several designers, including Qiadan Yin Peng Sports Wear Collection grabbed attention for the look.
Matthew Kelly, YotaPhone Managing Director for Americas, provides more information about their North American expansion
Yesterday, YotaPhone—the dual-faced device that doubles as an e-reader and tablet—announced that it’s coming to the United States. It’s YotaPhone 2 model will enter the U.S. market this spring via crowdfunding site IndieGogo, and will run on T-Mobile and AT&T networks. The phone is expected to retail for $600.
While we've all been waiting patiently for Amazon Prime Air to touch down, the company's been prepping 3D printing on the go
Amazon Technologies, Inc. recently submitted patent documents for new technology that would allow customer orders to kick off an automated process designed to 3D print and deliver their ordered products. Using pre-packaged digital instructions for printing each item, Amazon’s proposed system could manufacture a product upon request—even by using 3D printers inside a delivery truck—and get the (possibly still warm) item into a customer’s hands within hours.
Interview with Markus Persson paints the wealthy creator of the videogame blockbuster as a playboy-slacker, but Guardian author is in his debt
The billionaire creator of Minecraft has a $70m mansion in Beverly Hills complete with iPad-controlled fountains and a 16-car garage. He wastes his days making silly jokes in an empty “office” and his nights burning through hundreds of thousands of dollars in Las Vegas casinos. He doesn’t need to create anymore; he could spend the rest of his life throwing handfuls of cash off his balcony into the balmy LA night. He may sound like a self-indulgent one-hit wonder, but Markus “Notch” Persson is a hero of mine. Persson helped give my son a voice.
Pillow dream journals, assembly boxes turned Google Cardboard, and meaty holograms top PSFK's wishful concepts
IKEA announced its upcoming launch of furniture and home furnishings equipped with charging hotspots for your devices, meaning you can plop your iPhone on your bedside table and power it up, sans cords.
NGO sees your home screen as valuable advertising space in exchange for nothing more than your battery life
Want to contribute to a good cause, but don’t have the available funds? Interested in helping a charity, but lacking the free time to actively volunteer? Even without a donation of money or time, turns out you can still help to a charitable cause by providing advertising. Thanks to new app Screen Donor, you can donate your smartphone screen as advertising space for a charitable organization.
Why pay a hotel for a 24-hours stay when you just need a bed for nine?
A new hotel in Japan is offering nine-hour rentals on small cubicles with a single purpose—to put you to sleep. Inside the hotel, the sleeping pods are stacked, with plenty in each room. For Japanese cities running out of space and affordable rooms, the approach from the aptly named ninehours hotel makes perfect sense.