App rewards homeowners switching off devices when dirty power plants serve their house

Eco-minded consumers are increasingly looking to reduce the ‘dirty’ energy used in their home. In the past, marketplaces like the Netherlands’ Vandebron have handed control over to consumers by letting them decide how local and green they want their energy to be, and choose their own suppliers. But now Ohmconnnect is taking a different route […]

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Piano Installation Plays Keys Based on Shapes, Movements of Clouds

American artist David Bowen was commissioned by L’Assaut de la Menuiserie in Saint-Étienne, France to create an installation that automatically plays melodies in real time, based on the shapes and the movements of the clouds in the sky. David Bowen’s Cloud Piano uses sensors and a camera installed outdoors and pointed at the sky to […]

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Sleek desk lamp doubles as an emergency flashlight

When the power goes out, it can often be a hectic rummage around in the dark to find a flashlight — that’s if you can even remember where it is. While we’ve already seen the Bulb Flashlight turn into a convenient battery-powered torch when it’s unscrewed, Trioh is a stylishly designed device that serves as […]

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Life Alert’s New Ad Is Terrifying, and People Are Not Happy About It

Life Alert now takes its marketing very seriously. Maybe too seriously. Rather than just have its old commercials be the laughing stock of anyone who’s ever seen them, the company is doing its best to scare the living crap out of everyone who watches TV. The new ad below ditches the brand’s trademark testimonial cheesiness […]

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Kanye West Tour Sneakers Available to the Public Thanks to French Luxury Label

There are many words that come to mind when considering Kanye West. Confident. Creative. Passionate. Dramatic. And of course stylish. Whether it’s something as outlandish as a leather Givenchy kilt or as simple as a pair of ‘shutter shades,’ when Kanye rocks something, people take notice. During his most recent tour, the Yeezus tour, the […]

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TechTagger Is The Low Tech Solution To Lost Items

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A Great Product Idea Undone by Human Factors: The NoMix Toilet

Sustainable Design When it comes to recycling, pee and poo oughtn’t mix. We think of them as the same thing—human waste—but in fact they are not mixed within the body and shouldn’t be mixed afterwards, though we often do so out of convenience and the design of modern toilets. The reason they shouldn’t mix is […]

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Instagram Users Are Obsessed With Recreating Its Logo, and the Results Are Quite Wonderful

You don’t hear a lot of users gushing about their social networks these days, but Instagram seems to be a noticeable exception—as illustrated by the recent trend of photographers creating artistic homages to its logo. Hundreds of people having been posting their interpretations to the photo network, using objects that range from the obvious end […]

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MINI Businessman Concept Car Channels Tomorrow’s MINI Today

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Flotspotting: BloomSky, Taking the Inaccurate Meteorologist Out of the Forecasting Equation

Flotspotting I don’t know what you thought of your local weather reporter when you were growing up, but for me, he played a bigger role walking in the city parade than as an accurate forecaster. I know it’s not necessarily their fault—each meteorologist is at the mercy of a green screen and pre-determined satellite information. […]

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