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Wearables Work Their Way into the Mainstream

The word wearable has become a buzzword in recent months
 as a direct result of Apple who are literally on everyone’s radar 
for having released their much anticipated iWatch in April of this 
year. While no ground swell has yet resulted, the market is more 
highly visible than ever and the expectation now in June of 2015 […]

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Plane Traveling Using Zero Fuel Just Set a New Record

The Solar Impulse 2 – powered only by solar power- has set a new world record for the longest solo flight and the longest solar-powered flight, after almost 5 days of flying. The plane took off from Japan on Monday June 29, 2015, flew across the Pacific and plans to land in Hawaii either late […]

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Lexus Just Developed Something That Can Make You Fly

A hoverboard only sounds like something out of a “Back to the Future” movie, right? Well, Lexus is claiming they have created a real hoverboard – they call it the Slide – that will use magnetic levitation, liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and magnets to develop a skateboard, which can literally levitate off the ground. But there’s […]

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Umake Developing Next Gen 3D Sketching App for iOS

With the advent of computers, touch screens, and software it has become less relevant for us humans to read a newspaper or pick up a pencil. As a designer I know how important digital tools are to the process and use them everyday. What is somewhat lost is the art of sketching by hand. Yes […]

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Competition – Be a Part of the Next Big Thing

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop idea first made waves in 2013, yet for a while his idea was just an idea, and a seemingly farfetched one at that. He proposed that the passenger-only high-speed Hyperloop transportation system would use pressure capsules inside pressurized tubes to take people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just an hour […]

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