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Living in a World with Instant Access to Everything
Living in a World with Instant Access to Everything

Across the globe, digital applications are connecting us with the products and services we need at a moment's notice

If there’s one thing we could all use, it’s more time. While no genius entrepreneurs have yet figured out a way to give us more hours in the day, a number of them are helping us take some of those precious minutes back with a wave of on-demand applications. With the push of a button it’s now possible to have virtually any product or service delivered directly to you at a moment’s notice.

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Why Cambridge University is Building a LEGO Research Center
Why Cambridge University is Building a LEGO Research Center

The biggest brands in education and play want to make our lives more fun by pursuing a LEGO Professor and Research Center

This October, prestigious Cambridge University will welcome a LEGO Professor and Research Center to focus on play in education, development and learning.

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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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For the First Time, 80 Percent of Men Will Find the Right Shirt Size
For the First Time, 80 Percent of Men Will Find the Right Shirt Size

Stantt is a menswear brand that boasts 75 custom shirt sizes

Menswear brand Stantt sells shirts in 75 different sizes, promising a perfect fit for every order. The fashion startup that raised over $120,000 on Kickstarter dreams to change the way men shop for clothes online.

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Watch for Globetrotters Can Survive a Day in the Office and a Jacuzzi in Bali
Watch for Globetrotters Can Survive a Day in the Office and a Jacuzzi in Bali

The Winston Watch is a classic design that will share a case with your passport

The Winston Watch is a time-teller that doesn’t have the quirks of the smartwatch. Instead, it possesses prime good looks and an interchangeable strap that makes it suitable for both work and play. Add in a genuine Italian leather case and you have a product that speaks volumes about the brand even though it’s the first product they come out with.

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

In today's links, helpful robots, artistic bicycles, and 3D-printed pills

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

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Artist Who Can’t Stand New York Studio Prices? Live in a Mobile Work Space
Artist Who Can’t Stand New York Studio Prices? Live in a Mobile Work Space

A combined promotional and activist project put on by the Queens Museum (and more) calls punishing NYC studio prices to the fore

Creatives and artists are gaining attention with Queens Museum’s Studio in the Park: The Queens Museum-ArtBuilt Mobile Studio Residency Program to raise awareness of New York City’s rising studio prices. The project has two different artists working from June through August 2015, in separate month intervals, inside a 150 square foot trailer at Flushing Meadows Corona park.

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Your Credit Card Has Been Transformed into a Wristband, Keyring and Stickers
Your Credit Card Has Been Transformed into a Wristband, Keyring and Stickers

No pulling out your phone or wallet to pay for a sandwich, simply tap your bPay wristband and you're good to go

In a contactless world equipped with the Barclayscard, or bPay for short, buyers can make purchases via tapping their wristband, key ring or surface-affixed sticker on applicable reading machines. Users must register their device before wielding the power of instantaneous purchase in stores like Starbucks, David Lloyd, Pret a Manger, Mark & Spencer, among others.

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Clothes Tell You If You’re Dehydrated
Clothes Tell You If You’re Dehydrated

Paulien Routs has developed a sweat-sensitive textile coating that can provide a visual cue of hydration levels

Design researcher Paulien Routs has developed SOAK, a sweat-sensitive textile coating that provides a warning of dehydration. It can be applied to sportswear and changes color while the wearer is working out. The different colors provide a visual cue, showing the composition of their sweat and the condition of their internal health.

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The Holographic Window Display That Never Sleeps
The Holographic Window Display That Never Sleeps

Holographic displays have evolved since their Tupac debut; as Paul Smiths shows, now retailers are using them, too

Paul Smith’s new window display concept aims to engage and attract potential customers having recently launched in the heart of London on Floral Street, Covent Garden. The interactive holographic display, titled The Window that Never Sleeps, can be operated even after hours when the store is closed, embedding a standout image in the minds of shoppers and prompting them to return when the store reopens.

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