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LG makes even normal appliances seem weird at CES 2015

You can always find weirdly high-tech appliances at CES, be it a washing machine that receives text messages or a refrigerator with a tablet grafted onto it. But you can also find some of the strangest versions of everyday appliances, too. And this year, the strangest are definitely at LG’s booth.

The appliance that attracted the biggest crowd was easily LG’s Twin Wash washing machine. It’s mostly just a normal washing machine, but on the bottom there’s a second miniature washing machine. LG’s idea is that you can put in two loads at once to save time or use the mini washer for a small number of delicates that you want to put on a different cycle. The bottom machine uses less water and takes less time, too, so it could be good for…

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Normal 3D Printed Earphones: Premium sounding, custom-made accessories printed in an NYC storefront

Normal 3D Printed Earphones


The most irritating, widely experienced issue with earphones is that they’re made for the “universal ear.” The one-size-fits-all approach works for many, but leaves others wondering if they’ll ever find a pair that fits their ear. While brands like Ultimate Ears and…

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Holographic politicians could soon become a normal thing in the US


Earlier this year, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi was campaigning for reelection and used a rather unusual method for being in many different places at once: he became a hologram. Not biologically, but with the help of a company called NChant3D that broadcast his nearly hour-long speech in 53 different locations. Now a US company called HologramUSA has the rights to use that technology in the US, and has just hired a lobbyist in Washington, DC to push the Democrats and Republicans into using holograms in the upcoming 2016 presidential election, reports Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

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Scientists restore normal blood-sugar levels in diabetic mice

Scientists have discovered a novel protein-based treatment that restores normal blood-sugar levels in diabetic mice for a period of seven days. The study, published in Nature today, reveals a possible new therapeutic pathway for people who suffer from type 2 diabetes. “We had no idea that this molecule would have this effect,” says Michael Downes, a diabetes researcher at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California and a co-author of the study. “But it appears that the molecule restores insulin sensitivity in diabetic mice.”

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Word of Mouth: Amsterdam: Our updated look at the creative Dutch capital and its “normal” approach to urban living

Word of Mouth: Amsterdam


Much like the city’s compact urban landscape, Amsterdam’s creative history is also densely formed, and even a quick visit to the Dutch capital can be extremely inspiring. Interestingly, you often hear Dutch people say they strive to act “normal”—yet it’s their dynamic way of viewing the world that has continued…

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New York Normal

New York Normal series is designed by Rebecca Sloat from Winscousin who currently residing in New York. Having living in big city for a while, she notices a few odditities and funny facts about New York. I love New York City. And one of the things I love most is the ability to poke fun…
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Fun illustrations poke fun at ‘normal’ New York

Rebecca Sloat pokes fun at the nuances and idiosyncracies of the Big Apple, from puppy sweaters to an obsession with straws.

    




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New York Normal

For the month of August, a series of guest posters will be filling in on DWL with daily posts. Today’s posts come to you from designer Valerie Jar. For more from Valerie, be sure to  follow her on Twitter. Enjoy!

New York Normal is a project by Rebecca Sloat, a designer living in New York. Her project is dedicated to the many nuances that make New York what it is—things like straws, dogs wearing sweaters, pigeons, juice cleanses and more.

 

 


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Foxconn denies Chinese factories affected by strike, says iPhone production continuing as normal

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Foxconn has issued a statement to Reuters calling reports of a strike at its factory in Zhengzhou, China “inaccurate.” The reports, which originated from New York-based China Labor Watch, stated that between 3,000 and 4,000 workers went on strike on Friday because of issues with quality control policies and being forced to work through national holidays. China Labor Watch also said that “multiple iPhone 5 production lines from various factory buildings were in a state of paralysis for the entire day.”

“Any reports that there has been an employee strike are inaccurate.”

According to Foxconn, the plant in question was subject to “two brief and small disputes” on October 1st and 2nd. Apparently, “any reports that there has been an…

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