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Unstuck Tip Cards: The highly successful decision-making app becomes a deck of cards to help you shuffle through life’s inevitable dilemmas

Unstuck Tip Cards

In 2011, Cool Hunting covered the launch of Unstuck, a groundbreaking iPad app that strategically leads users through times of creative blockage and decision-making. Using a simple step-by-step diagnostic survey, Unstuck figures out exactly what……

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Redefining Wearable Tech at Decoded Fashion NYC: Exploring new relationships with technology as it becomes part of the daily lexicon for identity and self-expression

Redefining Wearable Tech at Decoded Fashion NYC

The NYC Decoded Fashion summit proved to be an especially good-looking tech conference. Not to say that the average tech conference is unattractive, but this crowd obviously cares as much about aesthetics and presentation as they do about software……

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Blunt + Tile Smart Umbrella: With an internet connection, this indestructible offering becomes hard to lose

Blunt + Tile Smart Umbrella


Over the past few weeks we’ve toted around Blunt Umbrellas’ latest offering, the Blunt XS_Metro + Tile. The brand initially drew attention for its sharp looks and patented indestructible…

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Warner becomes first major label to strike licensing deal with SoundCloud

SoundCloud can finally say it’s got the support of at least one major music label: Warner Music Group. The streaming site has signed a licensing agreement with Warner and will pay the label royalties whenever one of its songs is played on SoundCloud. Warner will also earn money if a song from its catalog is cut up and spliced into mashups on the site, according to The Wall Street Journal, where news of today’s deal was first reported.

Warner was allegedly hesitant to sign any pact with SoundCloud until the company promised to deliver a premium subscription offering to consumers sometime in the first half of 2015. The free, ad-supported service that millions of consumers use every month will remain available, though we don’t yet know…

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China’s Xiaomi becomes world’s third biggest smartphone maker without leaving Asia

Over the past three months, more than 327 million new smartphones were shipped out from factories around the world, and young Chinese company Xiaomi has been responsible for more than 5 percent of them. That, according to IDC’s latest figures, is enough to place it in third spot behind established leaders Samsung and Apple, overshadowing global competitors like Lenovo and LG. Xiaomi’s rise has been remarkable both for how quick it has been and for the fact that the company still operates primarily in its home market of China. It has recently broadened its reach to adjacent countries in Southeast Asia like India and Singapore, but its growth remains testament to the incredible explosion in smartphone demand that China is experiencing.

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SIGNAL Light Festival 2014, Prague: In its second year, the spectacular three-day celebration becomes the Czech Republic’s most well-attended cultural event

SIGNAL Light Festival 2014, Prague


With Prague’s incredible collection of pristine architecture, it’s hard to imagine it possible to make this former Bohemian capital even more beautiful. The SIGNAL Light Festival however succeeds in doing just that. Wrapping up its second…

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CHV: Kawasaki Hydrographic Painting: A paper-thin decal becomes liquid ink to decorate any surface at Kawasaki’s factory

CHV: Kawasaki Hydrographic Painting


We recently toured the cavernous Kawasaki Motors plant in Lincoln, Nebraska. Within the endless production lines—making products ranging from ATVs to subway cars—we found the company uses several fascinating industrial processes. This is the first…

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Car thief becomes first person to die in a Tesla Model S crash

Elon Musk can no longer say that no one’s ever died in a Tesla automobile crash. But few people will be pointing fingers at the electric car maker for this senseless tragedy. Earlier this month, 26-year-old Joshua Slot managed to successfully ride off with a Model S he’d stolen from a Tesla service center, but police quickly spotted the luxury vehicle and gave chase. According to Park Labrea News, the high-speed pursuit was eventually called off after officers were involved in a fender bender of their own, leaving the police department strained for resources and without any feasible way of catching up to Slot. Reports claim he was traveling at speeds of “nearly 100 mph,” but losing the police tail apparently didn’t convince Slot to hit…

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Pebble becomes a real pedometer with new Misfit app

Looking to preempt Google’s big Android Wear unveiling, Pebble is today announcing a new partnership with wearable maker Misfit that will turn its smartwatch into a pedometer. While the unique appeal of the Pebble has always been in its stripped-down simplicity, the deluge of step-tracking wearables and the imminent entry of Google into the smartwatch market have made it necessary for the utilitarian wrist device to expand its repertoire. The attractive thing about today’s upgrade is that it only requires a free Misfit watchapp — no extra hardware — to convert a Pebble or Pebble Steel into a smartphone-independent pedometer.

Phone-tethered alternatives (such as the RunKeeper app) and unofficial pedometer apps have already shown up in…

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Earth becomes art in breathtaking satellite imagery

From above, the Vatnajokull Glacier is an eerie splash of blue against the florid hues of the surrounding landscape. This image of Iceland’s Skaftafell National Park was taken by a satellite miles above the Earth. It’s beautiful and also just one of the many geographical wonders showcased in the Earth as Art collection.

Unlike most of the satellite images captured by the Landsat 7 satellite, these were taken for their aesthetic value and not for scientific purposes. The color-enhanced…

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