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Sip Smarter with the Viora Coffee Lid: After nearly 30 years, the to-go cup cover gets a redesign with craft brew consumers in mind

Sip Smarter with the Viora Coffee Lid


With a conventional coffee cup lid, even the slightest jolt can send scalding liquid out of the porthole, only to be caught by the dish-like design, awaiting a second opportunity to splash onto you. Further, the lid traps all aromas inside, rendering your…

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First marijuana vending machine for consumers unveiled in Colorado

Vending machines that serve up pot have existed for some time, but up until now have only lived behind counters at medical marijuana dispensaries. Now, the very first weed vending machine that customers can access has finally made its debut in Avon, Colorado. Herbal Elements, a local medical cannabis collective, today received a ZaZZZ vending machine manufactured by American Green. The dispensary made its excited announcement this afternoon:

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Touching the Edge : Italian designers seek to redefine consumers’ relationships with objects

Touching the Edge


by Stefano Caggiano A few years ago, Giovanni Delvecchio and Andrea Magnani worked together on a thesis project in Product Design in Faenza—a little northern Italian city famous for a long tradition of ceramic manufacturing. What…

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Here’s what Sony’s planned 4K Handycam for consumers might look like

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Sony is displaying a curiosity at its CES booth this year: a 4K Handycam for consumer use. Kept in a glass cage, the Handycam is a non-functioning prototype that no one at Sony USA seems to know anything about. We were told that Sony’s American engineers were shown the prototype three days ago and told to put it out on display. Although the vast majority of the buttons are unlabeled, the prototype has space for a pair of XLR ports, an onboard mic, HDMI, a USB port of some description (likely either mini or micro), and AV component out ports. The layout looks pretty similar to a typical Sony professional camera, and it’s not much smaller than the company’s current 4K pro models.


It’s labelled as both a “4K Camcorder” and a “4K…

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Samsung product development chief on Apple patent trial: ‘consumers want rectangles’