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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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Furbo, The New Gadget For Your Dog

Anyone who is a dog owner knows it can be difficult to leave your dog home alone. What’s a good way to tell your dog you still love them even though you are away? Treats! If only there was a way to feed them treats while you ...
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Will Chicago Be Home to The George Lucas Museum?

A futuristic museum may be coming to the Second City. The architects at MAD have previously received approvals from Chicago City Council members for their proposed design of the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. However, s...
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Breakwater, Chicago’s Floating Resort

It’s almost summertime in Chicago and that means plenty of outdoor activities. The team behind Breakwater Chicago has given us a look into new renderings of their floating vessel project, Breakwater. First proposed in 2014, B...
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Office Furniture’s Big Five Domestic Firms

The training arm of Design Engine has had relationships of varying degrees with what might be termed the big five of U.S. office furniture. These noted firms, Steelcase, Herman Miller, HNI (All Steel), Haworth and Knoll had som...
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Plans Proposed to Build Wooden Skyscraper in London

Cambridge University’s Department of Architecture, along with PLP Architecture and engineering firm Smith and Wallwork have proposed to build the tallest wooden skyscraper in London. The conceptual plan is an 80-story bui...
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Designer Wai Lim Chan’s Jewelry Boxes Take Shape as Endangered Animals

Wai Lim Chan of Trigger Design, designer and participant in Design Engine training, has created some impressive designs. Wai Lim Chan’s “The Endangered” is a line of scented jewelry boxes that are shaped like endang...
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