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Snapchat Changes Its Name and Introduces Spectacles

Snapchat, or now the renamed Snap Inc., has introduced Spectacles, sunglasses with video technology that allow users to quickly record and share “memories.” Spectacles are Snap’s first foray into wearable technology. The sunglasses feature an integrated video camera that the company claims is amongst one of the smallest wireless cameras in the world and is capable […]

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Smiling Car Alerts Pedestrians When It’s Safe To Cross

Semcon, a Swedish-based company has developed what they call the “Smiling Car,” a proposed feature for autonomous cars that would use a digital smile to let pedestrians know when it’s safe to cross the rode, even if the driver inside the car is not paying attention. Self-driving cars come with their own set of advantages […]

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The Podo Stick-and-Shoot Camera – The Alternative to Selfie Sticks

Despite their popularity, selfie sticks are kind of awkward, bulky to carry around and still unable to capture certain angles. Podo is a portable remote-controlled camera that works by syncing with your phone and features a sticky surface that allows it to stick to just about anything, allowing it to capture photos and videos from […]

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This Tiny Cube Has Raised Over $3 million on Kickstarter

If you find yourself constantly clicking your pen, tapping your feet or just plain fidgeting with any item in your sight, then the Fidget Cube was developed for you. And with over $3 million dollars raised in pledges, it seems as though many, many people like to fidget. Developed by Antsy Labs, the Fidget Cube […]

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This Picture Frame Makes Objects Move in Slow Motion

Slow Dance uses science and art to create a truly one of a kind optical illusion sculpture. The Slow Dance picture frame is unlike any picture frame you have witnessed before – it makes real objects move in slow motion right before your eyes. The design of the Slow Dance is relatively simple. Essentially, it […]

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Onak Canoe: From Suitcase to Canoe in 10 Minutes

Conventional canoes take up an ample amount of storage space and aren’t very easily transported. The Onak canoe features a pre-folded design that can be easily and quickly converted into a carrying case making traveling and s...
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Google Launches Project Bloks, a Physical Toy System to Teach Kids Coding

Learning to code can be a difficult process that involves sitting in front of a computer screen for hours. To make it more fun and to cater it to children, Google has developed a Lego-like toy system named Project Bloks. This s...
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Phantom 3 Vector Vinyl Wrap Downloads

That’s the lovely Sondra Ellingson acting up as we often do with the Chicago skyline.  Drone Attack! At Design Engine, we dabble with vinyl wraps, as we have an on-staff graphic designer that needs to stay busy. The Ph...
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An Engineer’s Perspective on the Museum of Science and Industry

I’m an engineering student, not an English or Journalism major. But, like my boss and Design Engine owner, Bart, says, “Engineers can do about anything. All they need is practice.” So, here goes a little bit of my writing...
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Rolls-Royce Unveils Its First Driverless Concept Car

A self-driving car with red carpet lighting that rolls out for its passengers – the future of a Rolls-Royce. The Vision Next 100 103EX concept car is designed to give a glimpse into what luxury vehicles might look like in 20 ...
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Google Cofounder’s Secret Flying Car Startup

Zee.Aero, a startup company that has patented designs for “flying cars” is being financed by Google cofounder, Larry Page. While originally started by Ilan Kroo, a professor in Stanford’s Department of Aeronautics and Ast...
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