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Amanda Howe: One Biting Apple Watch Review
Amanda Howe: One Biting Apple Watch Review

A digital innovation strategist questions how her relationship with Apple could turn so sour and what exactly is the point of having their timepiece on her hands?

Imagine being given £500 by your boss to spend on anything you want as long as it falls into the category of technology. And then ponder what if that cash landed on your lap just two weeks post the launch of the Apple Watch. Would you ignore the cynics? Would you stand firm against the adrenaline junkie go-pro pushers you work with? Could you block out the self-righteous Garmin-bearded cyclist brigade you sit next to everyday? Would you be able to walk past the OCDude who wiped out his tech bonus on a robot floor washer?

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Location-Independent Companies Can Wield Tool Suite to Reach Employees
Location-Independent Companies Can Wield Tool Suite to Reach Employees

A startup called Teleport is making tools for companies (and startup employees) that track timezones, optimize travel and advices on living costs

Teleport is a startup from Skype veterans that want global companies to function better no matter where they are located. Preparing for an estimated 56 million people moving work from the office to online by 2016, the company has developed manpower management made for location-independent startups. Teleport wants businesses to work well even if employees live a 12-hour flight away from each other.

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A Limited Edition Philosophy Helps Define a Company’s Approach
A Limited Edition Philosophy Helps Define a Company’s Approach

PSFK speaks with Tad Toulis, Sonos VP of Design, on the company's limited edition PLAY:1 Tone speakers and how minimalism infused them with perspective-defining personality

As Sonos continues to grow its line of audio products, it has begun creating limited edition products that further flesh out its spot in the market. Earlier this year, the company partnered with legendary jazz label Blue Note to create a limited edition PLAY:1 speaker, which came with exclusive channels from the Blue Note catalogue. This week, Sonos announced its newest limited edition speakers: the PLAY:1 Tone, a minimalist take on the company’s signature product decked out in an all-white or all-black finish as well as a soft touch coating.

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Work in the Middle of Nature in Quaint Off-Grid Workplace
Work in the Middle of Nature in Quaint Off-Grid Workplace

Kantoor Karavaan blends the dream of being off-grid with the reality of needing to work

Kantoor Karavaan is a workplace alternative of mobile micro-offices situated in the middle of nature.

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Fairphone Fashions New Head Office With Reusable Materials
Fairphone Fashions New Head Office With Reusable Materials

Environmentally friendly tables, chairs and stairs fill new office in Amsterdam of Android manufacturer that knows a thing or two about reusables

Fairphone, a phone design company, has led the pack in sustainable phones for years. With a redesign of their Amsterdam headquarters, they will soon be living sustainable in their own house in addition to encouraging others to care for the environment. The company hired designers, Melinda Deist Interior Design and Studio Modderman, to their head offices to develop and oversee a ground-up remodel using only sustainable materials.

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Future Workspaces Might Be Built from Pixels
Future Workspaces Might Be Built from Pixels

MIMIC's design combines functions of privacy dividers, acoustic control, media display and interior lighting

The quest to bring the characteristics of a dynamic online environment into physical space has been undertaken by a lot of creative people already. It remains a largely experimental area of design sometimes referred to as media architecture. The point of it is to transform static buildings and interior spaces into ones that can change their appearance or react to occupants via digital technology.

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The Volkswagen Golf R Runs on the Power of Your Best Car Sounds
The Volkswagen Golf R Runs on the Power of Your Best Car Sounds

Interactive web experience Unleash Your Rrrr enables users to drive a virtual Golf R using their voice as the engine

VW has launched a first-of-its-kind campaign that utilizes artificial intelligence to allow users to drive a virtual Golf R with the sound of their voice. Unleash Your Rrrr uses an artificial intelligence subset of machine learning known as deep learning, which was developed in-house at Deutsch LA, to analyze each person’s unique vocal pitch as they do their best impression of a car engine roar.

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