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Sep 18

fastcompany:

MIT Invents A Magic Lens That Combines All Your Screens Into A Single Experience

"We live in an increasingly digital world, but that world is fractured between many screens and interfaces. The question we wanted to try to answer with THAW was how can we combine these computer interfaces and screens into a single seamless experience."

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laughingsquid:

The Maksimatic, A Clever Self-Leveling Cup Holder for Vehicles
Sep 18

laughingsquid:

The Maksimatic, A Clever Self-Leveling Cup Holder for Vehicles

huffingtonpost:

Forget Standing Desks. Hamster Wheel Desks Are What’s Up
Sep 18

huffingtonpost:

Forget Standing Desks. Hamster Wheel Desks Are What’s Up

(via fastcompany)

laughingsquid:

Checky, An App That Tracks Where and How Many Times a Phone Gets Checked
Sep 18

laughingsquid:

Checky, An App That Tracks Where and How Many Times a Phone Gets Checked

Sep 1

fastcodesign:

12 Of The World’s Most Jaw-Dropping Remote Hideaways

Escape to the glorious middle of nowhere in these sanctuaries, in mountaintops, prairies, forests, and seasides around the world.

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(via fastcompany)

fastcompany:

Can This Chairless Chair for Your Butt Make You More Productive?
Sitting is killing us. Or wait, maybe it’s standing. Yes, standing can be unhealthy, too. That’s according to the designers of the “chairless chair,” a half-stand, half-sit piece of furniture that will make life less terrible for workers who carry out long shifts on their feet. By taking weight off the joints and lower back, Swiss industrial design house Noonee contends that the chairless chair will decrease fatigue and increase productivity.
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Aug 28

fastcompany:

Can This Chairless Chair for Your Butt Make You More Productive?

Sitting is killing us. Or wait, maybe it’s standing. Yes, standing can be unhealthy, too. That’s according to the designers of the “chairless chair,” a half-stand, half-sit piece of furniture that will make life less terrible for workers who carry out long shifts on their feet. By taking weight off the joints and lower back, Swiss industrial design house Noonee contends that the chairless chair will decrease fatigue and increase productivity.

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Aug 22

fastcompany:

Inside The World’s Most Intriguing (And Probably Only) Futurist Bar

"We knew we wanted a chalkboard robot, and it turns out there is a guy that makes them," says Danielle Engelman, director of programs at Long Now.

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fastcompany:

If you condense the images of the Internet, you get an orange smear. But nobody is sure why.
Today, Jim Bumgardner is the director of application development at Disney Interactive Labs. But almost 10 years ago, he stumbled across a puzzle that would confound him. When layering hundreds of Flickr photos, he found that, again and again, the images became a consistent, bronze blur. He named his montages Bronze Shields. They looked like pizza shells.
To this date, neither Bumgardner nor anyone else has proven why the images of the Internet, when layered and averaged together en masse, round down into a tarnished orange glow Bumgardner dubbed “emergent orange.” But Bumgardner, collecting ideas from researchers and peers across the web, has suggested four theories:
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Aug 21

fastcompany:

If you condense the images of the Internet, you get an orange smear. But nobody is sure why.

Today, Jim Bumgardner is the director of application development at Disney Interactive Labs. But almost 10 years ago, he stumbled across a puzzle that would confound him. When layering hundreds of Flickr photos, he found that, again and again, the images became a consistent, bronze blur. He named his montages Bronze Shields. They looked like pizza shells.

To this date, neither Bumgardner nor anyone else has proven why the images of the Internet, when layered and averaged together en masse, round down into a tarnished orange glow Bumgardner dubbed “emergent orange.” But Bumgardner, collecting ideas from researchers and peers across the web, has suggested four theories:

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"The results showed that neighborhoods with denser street networks had lower rates of obesity, and that cities with denser networks also had lower rates for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease (but not asthma). “We found the more compact street networks correlated with reduced rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease,” the authors write."

- Your Car-Centric City Is Why You’re Fat (via fastcompany)

(Source: cadenced, via fastcompany)

Aug 21
laughingsquid:

Bryant Park in New York City Begins Testing Solar-Powered Smartphone Charging Stations
Aug 14

laughingsquid:

Bryant Park in New York City Begins Testing Solar-Powered Smartphone Charging Stations