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Let’s See if Hackers Can Spare the 6.4 Quadrillion Years Needed to Hack You Now
Let’s See if Hackers Can Spare the 6.4 Quadrillion Years Needed to Hack You Now

German startup JAR is developing hack-proof hardware to replace passwords

JAR is a coin-sized device that can hold all your log-in credentials. All you need to do is plug it into the 3.5mm input of your smartphone, tablet or laptop, and you’ll be able to securely access your online accounts.

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Shifting the Conversation on Olympian Athleticism
Shifting the Conversation on Olympian Athleticism

Nike-sponsored Olympian Blake Leeper discusses how brand partnerships can help redefine "disability" in American culture

Taking a break from the archetypal slow-mo-flashing-lights-and-glory-in-strength commercials that have come define sportsmanship, Nike has selected a more inspirational tone of voice for its Inner Strength campaign. The documentary-style series has highlighted athletes from the culturally renown to lesser known yet noteworthy competitors. Nike takes a deeper look into what it takes—physical strength aside—to train and compete among the world’s greatest.

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Changing the Way We Walk the Earth for a Cleaner Future
Changing the Way We Walk the Earth for a Cleaner Future

The average sneaker takes 65 years to decompose; designer Ammo Liao uses advanced processes to create more sustainable footwear

The textile market has become an increasingly progressive arena for innovation. In line with industry objectives and technological advancements, one designer aims to redefine the way in which textiles are produced, consumed and recycled. Designer Ammo Liao has developed the Bio-Knit—a single material that takes on multiple physical properties—in hopes to reshape the current sneaker industry.

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Welcome to a City Designed for Testing Driverless Cars
Welcome to a City Designed for Testing Driverless Cars

Auto titans, take note: The University of Michigan opened a high-tech town for researching and testing driverless cars

Autonomous cars may not be driving down real roads anytime soon, but with Mcity at the University of Michigan, they now have their own private small town.

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Beer Pong Cups for Those Wary of Bad Design and Bacteria
Beer Pong Cups for Those Wary of Bad Design and Bacteria

Slip Cup is an unobtrusive cup insert that improves a party favorite without affecting user interface

The Slip Cup is a small container built to fit on the top of red solo cups and catch the ball during a game of beer pong. For those who have never been to a frat party, beer pong is played by two sides. Sides alternate turns trying to throw a ping-pong ball into a triangular formation of six cups of beer. If a ball lands in a cup, the player on that side of the table drinks.

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Future Fabrics May Help With Our Planet’s Warming Summers
Future Fabrics May Help With Our Planet’s Warming Summers

With current air conditioning measures taking a fiscal and environmental toll, clothes made out of Infrared-transparent visible-opaque fabric (ITVOF) might come in handy

Comfortable clothes for summer have long taken advantage of the nature of specific fibers to allow for heat transfer and air cooling. It’s why silk and linen are popular near the equator and wool is not. Jonathan Tong, a PhD student at MIT, has developed a high-tech fabric that takes this to a new level by wicking off heat in hot climates and trapping heat when it’s cold.

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Immerse Yourself in a Virtual Reality Magazine Cover Shoot
Immerse Yourself in a Virtual Reality Magazine Cover Shoot

For its September issue, the fashion magazine released a behind-the-scenes film that puts viewers in the shoes of its editors

Virtual reality, meet high fashion: Elle Canada‘s latest cover will include a VR film that puts viewers on the set of its September cover shoot.

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From Inside a Shipping Container, Autodesk Gives Life to Robot Prototypes
From Inside a Shipping Container, Autodesk Gives Life to Robot Prototypes

The 5,000 sq ft robotics lab, designed by Lundberg Design, houses a mobile-controlled conference table that display pieces of code

Autodesk, a world leader in 3D design software, has added a new robotics lab to its San Francisco workshop, featuring a conference room made from a used shipping container. Located on the waterfront on the south side of Pier 9, the workshop features a wood shop, metal shop and laboratory. It is used as a maker and R&D facility, and as a demonstration space. Both the workshop and the robotics lab were designed by Lundberg Design.

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Through 3D Printing, A Fashion Collection is Born at Home
Through 3D Printing, A Fashion Collection is Born at Home

Danit Peleg spent over 2,000 hours taking her collection from 3D files to plastic wearablity that bends like bias-cut fabric

Fashion student Danit Peleg has printed five looks for a stunning collection from the comfort of her home. The result is beautifully intricate but surprisingly wearable and begs to question the future of clothing. The 27-year old fresh graduate from the Shenkar Colleges in Tel Aviv imagines asks in the accompanying video: “Will we be able to design, share and print our clothes in our own home?”

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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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The Tray Table Eyes Its Last Days
The Tray Table Eyes Its Last Days

The Airhook is a simple hack that gives air travelers more room—air travel's most coveted resource

Consider the airline tray table. It’s a tiny platform, with barely enough room for your drink and snack, let alone your tablet. It has only two positions: up or down. When it’s down, it locks your legs in place, so if you want to get more comfortable you run the risk of knocking everything off it. If you’d like a better way to travel, consider the Airhook, a simple hack that makes the tray table obsolete.

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