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The 2016 IKEA-Inspired Home Will Connect Families Through Food
The 2016 IKEA-Inspired Home Will Connect Families Through Food

PSFK gets a sneak peak at the new offerings of home goods that emphasize sustainable food culture and dining together

For IKEA’s 2016 catalog, the sum of its design parts speak far louder than each of their individual pieces. Themed “The Little Things That Matter,” the new concept from the Swedish furniture giant focuses on people’s lives in and around the kitchen, taking a look at how food shapes our culture, our homes and our relationships.

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Turning the Tables on Turntables
Turning the Tables on Turntables

In the Phenakistomixer 3.0., an antiquated animation device meets the world of realtime video mixing

Most DJ’s nowadays use turntables for mixing sounds, not animations. Equipped with a collection of aesthetic vinyls, a record player, a computer and a camera, a team of concept and animation artists, sound engineers and programmers were able to bring a collection of abstractions to life, a project they like to call the Phenakistomixer 3.0.

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Show Other Drivers How You Really Feel
Show Other Drivers How You Really Feel

MotorMood makes driving a little brighter with a light-up smiley face emoticon

You’re on the highway and traffic is a mess, with cars lined up for miles. Your lane always seems to be the slow one. Up ahead, someone signals and starts to merge in front of you. You let them in, grumbling about it, until the car ahead of you lights up with a smiley face emoticon to thank you for your courtesy. You have just experienced MotorMood.

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To Know the Time, Solve Your Clock First
To Know the Time, Solve Your Clock First

The Albert Clock wants you to solve mathematical equations in order to know the time

Most kids are intimidated by math. Merely hearing about calculating equations make them want to look away. However, The Albert Clock will change that. MNTNT Paris believes that technology should have a positive influence in daily life and in this case, it is helping kids learn math in a more enjoyable way.

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5 Stories You Need to Know Today
5 Stories You Need to Know Today

In today's links, baristas mean economic stimulation, upgrades mean private jets, and Google means business (in the burger industry)

PSFK editors aggregate top stories from around the web each day.

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Hey Coke, How About Quitting Advertising for a Year to Save the Planet?
Hey Coke, How About Quitting Advertising for a Year to Save the Planet?

Buy The World A Hope is asking Coca-Cola to spend its annual $3 billion advertising budget on protecting the environment

In 1971, Coca-Cola released its first global ad, “Buy the World a Coke,” which became one of the most successful ads in history. Sung by a group of teenagers on the top of a hill, the ad evoked positive feelings of love and togetherness. Today, a new website called Buy The World A Hope suggests a new way for Coca-Cola to bring the world together and add some meaning to buying a Coke.

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San Francisco’s Walls Are Taking Fight Back to Public Urinators
San Francisco’s Walls Are Taking Fight Back to Public Urinators

Pee-repellant walls commissioned by San Franciso Public Works aim to solve the ongoing problem of public urination in San Francisco

San Francisco has the ultimate weapon in combatting the city’s growing problem of public urination. Anyone who will try to relieve themselves publicly will now get what’s coming to them. Mohammed Nuru, San Francisco Public Works Director, has started the campaign to paint walls with pee-repellent paint that will make every public urinator think twice about their next move.

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A Solution to Virtual Reality-Induced Motion Sickness
A Solution to Virtual Reality-Induced Motion Sickness

LCD screens developed by Standford Computational Imaging may eliminate VR vertigo

VR sickness is a modern version of the motion sickness that has afflicted travelers since we started traveling in vehicles. A new theory of how to add LCD displays to virtual reality rigs may eliminate this problem with newer models. Stanford researchers built a headset with LCDs in each lens, which project the images as they would normally appear and transition smoothly and naturally.

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Programmable Robot Provides Endless Play Young Minds Crave
Programmable Robot Provides Endless Play Young Minds Crave

Vortex is a highly responsive tool to help children learn the basics of programming with developer’s kit

Kids can learn about coding while programming Vortex, a miniature rolling robot that will move and play games through commands on a smartphone application. The robot was designed by DFRobot team, a robotics firm based in Shanghai, and currently an active Kickstarter campaign to gather the funds for a commercial release.

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Befriend 10 Nearby Strangers Anonymously
Befriend 10 Nearby Strangers Anonymously

Nod enables free, location-based anonymous texting

No Facebook, no phone number, no authorization nor names, Nod is an ‘anonymous proximity messenger’ app available on the app store. Not to be confused with NOD, News on Demand, or the other Nod— send custom built emojis to your friends—this Nod operates under the assumption that you have no friends, or simply want more (we’ll go with that one).

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