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Chicago’s Best Winter Rooftop

Chicago’s largest rooftop, the IO Urban Roofscape, located inside of the Godfrey Hotel (127 W. Huron St., Chicago, 312-649-2000), has become a hit amongst Chicagoans, even in the cold. In the summer, rooftops are in abundance, but very few of them become a main attraction in the wintertime. During the cold winter months, the Roofscape […]

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Meet iSketchnote, Your Portable Digital Drafting Device

If creativity is the center of human development, then ISKN‘s iSketchnote has truly expanded and optimized the horizons of our imaginations. In the past, companies such as Wacom have provided the means to use pens to touch digital surfaces. But the ISKN is much different than Wacom tablets and Livescribe pens. With the ISKN, you are […]

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Claudia Beruben Design Engine Tribute

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you that we have lost Claudia Beruben, Business Development Manager, in a fatal vehicular accident. Claudia was a respected and valued member of the Design Engine family who will be dearly missed. A very vibrant, intelligent, and passionate person, her work ethic, loyalty, and ongoing […]

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Unparalleled Hands-on Design with 3Dconnexion’s 3D Mice

Three-dimensional design is an ever-expanding field, and can take a lifetime to explore and learn all of the subtle nuances between different programs and their applications and strengths. One commonality between the majority of design software is an intricate (and often cumbersome) interface with a variety of tools, views and navigation. As part of the […]

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RYNO on the Charge: Introducing the One-Wheel Wonder with Star Power

                    With its zero-emissions operation, clever removable battery packs, and jaw-dropping, futuristic, anime-inspired styling, the RYNO concept merges the green movement with a total sense of coolness in a way the Toyota Prius or Divvy rental bike simply doesn’t. Whenever a RYNO is around, people gawk – made […]

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Blurry photo? Lytro Illum allows you to refocus after shooting

Three years after Lytro introduced the first light-field technology camera that allows users to refocus a photo after it is taken, the company is back with a bigger, bolder offer – the Lytro Illum. Unlike the eponymous fi...
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TellSpec hand-held scanner identifies what’s in your food

Figuring out whether the fries on your plate contain traces of trans-fat, or if those celery sticks are truly pesticide-free can be tricky, if not impossible. That’s why Isabel Hoffmann along with mathematician Stephen Wa...
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Smart Tech Firearm Challenge offers US$1m to advance gun safety

While legislative solutions to curbing gun violence in the US continue to meet fervent opposition, the Smart Tech Foundation, formed to incentivize free-market solutions to firearm safety, aims to take a different route. Throug...
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Ducati announces wireless airbag jackets for riders and passengers

Ducati has announced a new version of its stunning Multistrada 1200 sports-tourer (check out our video review) that wirelessly inflates airbag jackets for both rider and passenger in the event of a crash. A step forward from ...
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Cloud Storage Comparison Guide

Following Microsoft’s recent relaunch of SkyDrive as OneDrive, there is a little more parity and competition at the top of the cloud storage market. How do the options stack up against each other though? This article prov...
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That's Chris' very proud daughter Lauren, now 20 years of age. Her inquisitive mind as a 13-year-old catalysed this magical story.

The story of the RYNO electric microcycle – in the inventor’s own words

Six years ago, Portland-based engineer Chris Hoffmann was driving with his 13-year-old daughter Lauren to go fishing. On the journey, out of the silence, Lauren said, “Daddy, I’ve been thinking about this one-wheeled motorc...
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