Tag: MOBILE

30 Apr 2018

8 Best Songs for Testing Headphones & Speakers

SHOP THE STORY 1. Unfinished Sympathy – Massive Attack Why it makes a great speaker test: This song is the acid test for sub-woofers – there is a hidden thunderous quality to the intro that only the best bass speakers or headphones will reveal. 2. Hotel California – Eagles – Live From Hell Freezes Over Why […]

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24 Mar 2018

How to See What Data Facebook and Google Have About You

Excerpt via nymag.com By Madison Malone Kircher Have Silicon Valley’s biggest companies become too powerful? This series examines monopoly and power in the tech industry — and what, if anything, can be done. Facebook knows I wear glasses. I mean, it knows exactly what I look like, and can easily identify me in photos. It’s pretty sure […]

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04 Jan 2018

Dwell’s Top 10 Upcycled Shipping Containers of 2017

Excerpt via Dwell Bad puns aside, 2017 showed us that when it comes to shipping containers, the possibilities for adaptive reuse are near endless. The most arresting projects of the year, rounded up below, run the gamut from a surfers’ lodge in the Czech Republic, to an eye-popping home in Brooklyn, to a portable hotel […]

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09 Oct 2017

Snapchat x Jeff Koons Collaborate on Augmented Reality Art Project, Immediately See Backlash

Earlier this week, Snapchat launched a new augmented reality art exhibiting feature as part of a collaboration with the artist Jeff Koons. ART, as it’s called, will plaster the digital artwork and sculptures of artists into geo-tagged physical locations across the world that viewers can see as a Lens inside the Snapchat app. There has already been […]

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10 Aug 2017

#Mirage: New Augmented Reality App Injects the Internet Into Real Life

Excerpt via Wired PETER RUBIN 08.08.17 WHEN RYAN STAAKE and Patrick Piemonte first worked together, they helped you get around: Both were interface designers at Apple, with Piemonte working specifically on the iPhone’s map technology. Now, nearly a decade later, the two are working together again—but this time, instead of helping you get around, they want […]

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18 May 2017
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#HybridFest: Upstream Celebrates Music x Tech From the Great Northwest

“I grew up in Seattle, which helped make me a musician. I had to stay inside writing because of all the rain.” — Quincy Jones, Upstream Festival Keynote Speaker #Recap Pacific Northwest drizzle didn’t keep 30,000+ patrons from gathering in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square May 11-13th for Paul Allen‘s first-ever Upstream Music Fest + Summit.  The […]

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09 Mar 2017

#ZineScene: Why the Internet Didn’t Kill Zines

In theory, the maturation of the internet should have killed off the desire for zines entirely. Millions, maybe hundreds of millions, of posts are published to social-media sites each day. And yet somehow, it can feel impossible to engage with new ideas, even as our compulsive inability to stop scrolling exposes us to an unending […]

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21 Feb 2017

Beats X Review via The Verge

BEATS X REVIEW: APPLE’S NECKBUDS FOR THE EVERYDAY via TheVerge.com by Chris Welch Feb 20, 2017, 9:49am EST SHOP THE STORY These aren’t wireless wireless earbuds. They’re neckbuds. And until I gave them a try, I’d never been much of a neckbuds believer. I’m the guy who wears full-size wireless headphones almost everywhere — including […]

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10 Feb 2017

#CodedCouture: Google x H&M’s Data Dress is Designed On Your Phone

Google has teamed up with H&M’s Ivyrevel line to create custom-made dresses for its consumers based on their personal data. Coded Couture, as the project is called, or indeed the Data Dress, uses the Snapshot API to monitor that information (with the user’s permission) for a week. An algorithm then creates a digitally tailored dress […]

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