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Mashable: Small enough to fit in your pocket, this device can tell if your food is gluten-free.

Expensive, but compared to losing three days of work ... ?

05/03/16 • 11:17 AM • ConsumptionDesignFoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Register.UK: F-35s failed ‘scramble test’ because of buggy software.

During the first 30 flights with Block 3iR6.21, which accumulated 75.6 hours of flight time, no less than 27 power cycles were required to get all systems functioning between initial startup and takeoff. These power cycles varied in degree – from “cold iron” resets, where the aircraft had to be shut down and then restarted, to component or battery power recycling.” This is simply ridiculous.

05/02/16 • 08:15 AM • ComputingDesignEconomicsHardwarePoliticsVehicles • (7) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PDN: Leica Reimagines Digital Rangefinder with the Stripped-Down M-D

No LCD for image review. Interestingly, as I use digitals more, I use the LCD less in landscape photography. I’ve visualized what I want, and I don’t attach a lot of expectations. For portraiture, I use it quite a bit to verify focus.

04/29/16 • 08:25 AM • ConsumptionDesignPhotography • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Flickr: Labels and Tags.

I may have pointed to this before, or maybe just something similar. Tickles the back of my brain. Well, it’s always an aesthetic joy.

04/28/16 • 11:36 AM • ArtsDesignHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Atlas Obscura: For Sale - Solar Panels at IKEA.

There is no word as to whether IKEA will bring their solar initiative to the United States or elsewhere, but there is no telling how much energy costs could be lowered by creating solar powered bachelor pads the world over.” As I’ve highlighted before, if you cannot afford a whole-house makeover, a room-at-a-time is less costly in the short term (though more expensive in the long run).

04/27/16 • 07:32 AM • ConsumptionDesignEnvironmental • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

c|net: Mechanical doping - Cyclist sentenced to 6-year-ban for using bike with hidden motor.

Made me curious, so of course I delved deeper. Noone was showing diagrams. Vivax was the alleged motor. Another look at how these cheats work, and potential past uses.

04/26/16 • 02:56 PM • DesignSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Engadget: Hover Camera is a safe and foldable drone that follows you.

Yeah, I’m really looking forward to a future of dishwasher racks overpopulating the ozone.

04/26/16 • 10:38 AM • ConsumptionDesignMotion GraphicsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Responsive Storytelling: Broken Heart.

Clever.

04/25/16 • 12:41 PM • DesignInternetProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: ‘Urgent’ fix ordered for some Dreamliner planes because engines shut down mid-flight.

A bit inconvenient, no?

04/25/16 • 09:46 AM • DesignTravelVehicles • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Valet: Spring Buying Planner - The Four Shorts You Want for Warm Weather.

Because every male needs some hideously embarrassing shorts to roll out on occasion.

04/25/16 • 08:17 AM • ConsumptionDesign • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Mag: Shakespeare the Social Scientist.

Also, I note that PS Mag is now on ‘white-label’ Medium.com. Seems too spare, with fonts just a bit too large, compared to the original non-Medium version.

04/22/16 • 10:38 AM • ArtsBooksDesignHistoryNews • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: IKEA rides into flat pack transportation with its own bicycle.

What’s not to like? Belt drive and a usable centerstand/kickstand. Well thought out. Put the heavy stuff on the back, though. Never overweight your turning wheel (personal experience - I have the road rash to prove it).

04/15/16 • 05:42 PM • ConsumptionDesignEnvironmentalPhysical FitnessVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BikeEXIF/Masters At Work: Harley-Davidson Street Build Off, Japan.

Nice.

04/15/16 • 02:33 PM • DesignVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: The De Tomaso Mangusta - the beauty and power of a fighter.

Couldn’t recall why I liked this car so much when I was a kid. Then I scrolled down. Those dual side-opening hatches in the back. Corgi toy, or Hot Wheels? Can’t recall. But cool.

04/15/16 • 02:04 PM • ChildhoodDesignHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

IP: Impossible I-1 Analog Instant Camera.

Kinda resembles a dial phone.

04/13/16 • 09:17 AM • DesignPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Italian Ways: Italy, land of seafarers and illustrators.

More great posters. Insta-link.

04/13/16 • 08:39 AM • ArtsDesignHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

LRB: Nick Richardson · Short Cuts.

On emoji. Good read.

04/13/16 • 08:29 AM • DesignGeneralInternetMobilePsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Slate: Metal foam armor can shatter bullet on contact.

Impressive.

04/10/16 • 12:21 PM • DesignScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Land Rover can now sell you a factory-restored 1948 Series I.

Coo-ooool.

04/06/16 • 07:47 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Autonomous taxis may soon be coming to Singapore.

... nuTonomy’s cars will operate using a combination of algorithmic software that employs fleet management, partially culled from his work on U.S. military drone management systems. The nuTonomy cars will also use LIDAR to detect cars on the road as well as stationary objects.

04/05/16 • 01:12 PM • ComputingDesignHardwareTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vulture: How Actors Get Plastic Surgery With a Click.

I think we all knew about this after the release of “300”, didn’t we? All the CGI six-packs. Once you know, you can’t not see them all.

04/05/16 • 10:20 AM • ArtsDesignEntertainmentMotion GraphicsSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Philly.com: Longwood Gardens building its way through mud into the 21st century.

Breaks my heart to see it a mudhole, but I have confidence it will be restored beautifully. Noone does detailed landscaping like Longwood’s folks.

04/01/16 • 08:59 AM • DesignGeneralHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

EOSHD: Short note – Canon 80D has no improvement in video quality!

The Canon 80D’s video performance is so bad I won’t even be reviewing it. The clips I shot with it aren’t even worth uploading.” Ouch!

03/31/16 • 09:05 AM • ConsumptionDesignMotion GraphicsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

R/m Design School — Grid.

Great. And wonderfully laid out.

03/29/16 • 02:53 PM • DesignInternet • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DP Review: Nikon D5 has lowest dynamic range of any current FF Nikon DSLR.

Gag! What’s Nikon thinking?

03/28/16 • 01:50 PM • ConsumptionDesignPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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