Design

Apple previews watchOS 3 faster and simpler

watchOS 3 faster, simpler with breakthrough health features Apple previewed watchOS 3, featuring significantly improved performance with the ability to launch favorite apps instantly, enhanced navigation like the new Dock and all-new fitness and health capabilities for Apple Watch. Available this fall, this software update introduces the breakthrough Breathe app, designed to encourage users to take a moment in their day to do deep breathing exercises for relaxation and stress

Volvo hybrids emission-free electric buses in Luxembourg powered by ABB

Luxembourg was one of the first cities in Europe to implement buses with hybrid technology. In 2011, the first Volvo hybrids were delivered, today 14 Volvo 7900 Hybrids operate in the city. “The decision to operate the first electric Volvo hybrids plug-in buses by the end of 2016 in the City of Luxembourg perfectly aligns with our continuous efforts to create a sustainable city. The society will immediately benefit from

The Future Of Branding Is Debranding

Branding Is Debranding – As digital media blunts the impact of advertising, brands are looking for new ways to lure consumers. The latest, buzziest effort has been to publish stories that look and feel journalistic. The key strategy of branded content or “native advertising” is to hide the commercial imperative, and even the brand altogether, so that readers think they’re consuming a familiar newspaper or magazine. This is supposed to

L500 R HYbrid, how PEUGEOT sees the future of motor sport

On 30 May 1916, the PEUGEOT L45 driven by Dario Resta won the mythical Indianapolis 500 race, at an average speed of 135 km/h. A hundred years later, PEUGEOT L500 R HYbrid, a futuristic interpretation of the Indy spirit, pays tribute to the incredible “Charlatans” team that brought PEUGEOT three superb US victories on the Indy 500 speedway from 1913 to 1919. A racing concept for intense driving sensations PEUGEOT L500

DESIGN NIGHT

DESIGN NIGHT – Party with design on first Thursdays When you think “high-tech,” what comes to mind? Computers and microchips, sure. But how about art and athletics, robots and fashion? At our monthly Design Night in the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco, we take a theme—both new and unexpected—and explore how tech is transforming that industry. All with an open bar, food, music, and activities. Featured the first Thursday of

DO IMPROV COMEDIANS MAKE THE BEST DESIGN THINKER?

Improvisation is the process of devising a solution to a requirement by making-do, despite absence of resources that might be expected to produce a solution. In a technical context, this can mean adapting a device for some use other than that which it was design thinker for, or building a device from unusual components in an ad-hoc fashion. Improvisation in the context of performing arts is spontaneous performance without specific

Bark to the future kennel

Samsung designs £20,000 the future kennel featuring paw operated snack dispenser and a hot-tub. Samsung’s futuristic kennel is created to celebrate Crufts 2015. The Dream Doghouse cost £20,000 to make and features two main rooms. Padded bedroom contains a tablet TV and tannoy to summon owners. Living room includes a dispenser so dogs can give themselves treats. Outside there’s a treadmill and hot-tub for athletic canines . Samsung says 64

British Companies Behind Yachts of the Year

British Companies Behind Yachts of the Year. At this year’s World Superyacht Awards (9 May 2015) UK-based businesses celebrated as their innovations contributed to six yachts picking up eight coveted Neptune trophies. But it was the members of Superyacht UK, one of the British Marine Federation’s (BMF) group associations, who dominated the British spotlight when the trophies for the most notable sailing yacht and motor yacht of the year went

A Way to Make Any Headphones Wireless

A Way to Make Any Headphones Wireless. Wireless headphones have been around for a while, but a device that can make any old set of headphones wireless is about to hit the market. Launching their Kickstarter campaign today, the team behind the Spiro X1 wants to give you a no-strings-attached listening experience. The Spiro X1 (or “X1” for short) is a circular device that plugs into headphones using the connection

Origami batteries

Origami batteries, could one day power biosensors for use in remote locations, developed by Binghamton University researcher Seokheun Choi. Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, can be used to create beautiful birds, frogs and other small sculptures. Now a Binghamton University engineer says the technique can be applied to building Origami batteries, too. Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, can be used to create beautiful birds, frogs and