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Umake Developing Next Gen 3D Sketching App for iOS

Posted June 25th, 2015 by Design-Engine

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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Meet the New Boss, the Butter Boss

Posted May 26th, 2015 by Design-Engine

One thing we’ve never had is portable butter – that is, until now. The guys at Y Line Product Design have created a way to make butter-lovers happier than ever before. The “Butter Boss” has a variety of uses, is made of heat-resistant material (the same kind your spatula is made of,) is easy to […]

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Tesla’s Home Battery Unveiled – The Powerwall

Posted May 15th, 2015 by Design-Engine

Elon Musk, the brains behind Tesla, wants to make his new Powerwall home battery available to everyone and to change how we use and store energy. Think about it, you no longer have to rely on utility companies for energy – even in the case of a power outage. When news about the batteries first […]

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If You Can’t Stand the Heat… Get a Robot in the Kitchen!

Posted April 24th, 2015 by Design-Engine

There are some people who love to cook, and then there are those who would prefer not to. For those of you that aren’t so fond of cooking, how many times have you wished for a personal chef to create all your meals for you? A British company, Moley Robotics, has developed the next best thing […]

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Vertical Gardens – Growing Organic Food Onsite

Posted March 13th, 2015 by Design-Engine

With the world becoming more interested in where their food is coming from, vertical and indoor gardens are becoming essential for growing organic food in small spaces – from home to restaurant. Along with the emergence of at-home vertical gardens, there are a few restaurants that have also started to grow their own plants and herbs. […]

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The Apple Watch- Just an Extension of the iPhone?

Posted February 23rd, 2015 by Design-Engine

The Apple Watch seems to be the most fashion-forward product Apple has put out, yet despite boasting many fancy features, is it just an extension of the iPhone?      The Apple Watch is aiming to satisfy its variety of loyal customers by giving them the choice to customize their own watch. Starting at $349, […]

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Meet iSketchnote, Your Portable Digital Drafting Device

Posted January 23rd, 2015 by Design-Engine

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

Posted January 8th, 2015 by Design-Engine

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

Posted December 16th, 2014 by Design-Engine

                    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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Modscape’s Cliff House Redefines Living on the Edge

Posted September 18th, 2014 by Design-Engine

icture yourself waking up daily to a 180-degree view of the ocean without leaving the comfort of your living room. The owners of the as-yet-unbuilt Cliff House have teamed up with Modscape of Australia to design their compact dream home, delicately perched above open water, hanging off the cliff’s edge. Cliff House redefines “living dangerously” with its vast floor to ceiling […]

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G-pod’s Storage Container Based Off-grid Living Space

Posted September 11th, 2014 by Design-Engine

ong Kong and Australia-based company G-pod has unveiled a new shipping container home that it hopes will stand out from the sizable competition thanks to a novel expandable design that increases usable floor space significantly. The G-pod Dwell can also operate off-grid and optional extras include a rainwater collection unit and solar array. Not to be confused […]

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Bugatti Develops New Hypercar Hybrid

Posted August 8th, 2014 by Design-Engine

Stealing a bit of the supercar spotlight back from Hennessey and its Venom F5, Bugatti insiders have gotten to talking about the successor to the legendary Veyron. The car will reportedly use a hybrid powertrain to make it quicker and faster than any iteration of the Veyron, including the world record-breaking Super Sport. Let the next […]

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New, More Affordable 3D Printers In Development

Posted June 12th, 2014 by Design-Engine

wo new 3D printers are already crossing the price barrier, dropping to prices comparable to consumer-grade printers. One, the M3D Micro, is tagged at $349, and the other, the MOD-t, at $149. A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a company called M3D concluded three weeks ago, with more than $3.4 million raised through the sale of […]

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Argon Employs Computational Fluid Dynamics In Developing Argon 18 Triathlon Bikes

Posted June 5th, 2014 by Design-Engine

Canada’s Argon 18 delivered one of the most unexpected but clearest category winners with their entry-level E-80 last year. Their new E-118 produces similarly standout performance at the premium end of the scale. Striking to look at and inspirational to ride, this chassis is going to be one to keep an eye out for this season. The E-118 […]

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Student-Designed Bicycle Device Designed to Save Lives

Posted May 1st, 2014 by Design-Engine

Many people are afraid of riding their bicycles on busy roads full of motorized vehicles, and it’s easy to understand why. Not only are bikes slower and offer less protection than cars, but they can also be more difficult for drivers to notice. A device invented by a British design student, however, could help level […]

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Blurry Photo? Lytro Illum Allows You to Refocus After Shooting

Posted April 24th, 2014 by Design-Engine

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 first camera that looks more like a child’s box-shaped kaleidoscope, the Illum camera looks like a stylish DSLR […]

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TellSpec Hand-Held Scanner Identifies What’s In Your Food

Posted April 10th, 2014 by Design-Engine

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 Watson set out to create TellSpec, a hand-held device that you can simply point at a food item, to identify what’s […]

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The Story of The RYNO Electric Microcycle – In The Inventor’s Own Words

Posted April 1st, 2014 by Design-Engine

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 motorcycle I saw in a video game. Could you actually build something like that?” What happened next changed his life. In the next […]

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Saietta R Electric Performance Bike Heading for US Shores In 2014

Posted December 12th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Since 2011, the UK’s Agility Motors has been promising to deliver on its highly anticipated electric motorbike. Promoted as the firm’s “next generation electric urban sport motorcycle” the new 96.5 hp Saietta R, with its 3.9 second 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time and unique visual statement, is now set to hit US shores in 2014. […]

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Top 10 Cycling Innovations of 2013

Posted December 4th, 2013 by Design-Engine

You like bikes? Yep, so do we. And while we certainly pay attention to the big announcements from the Shimanos and Campagnolos of the world, oftentimes it’s the quirkier, more creative inventions from smaller manufacturers that really catch our interest. Keeping that in mind, here’s a quick look at 10 of the products that we […]

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