Brock Davis snaps these shots with his iPhone, showing that even the simplest things can look amazing.
Found on: My Modern Met
The iKettle is the “world’s first” Wi-Fi kettle that allows you to remotely boil water via your smartphone. It has a one-touch setup for easy use, even when just waking up. The iKettle is available to purchase at Firebox.
The wake mode gently rouses you from your deep slumber: Good Morning! Would you like me to pop the kettle on? Yes / No. Is there any better wake-up call? Squint open half an eye, hit ‘Yes’ then drift back off to sleep, safe in the knowledge that in the kitchen your iKettle is boiling, ready to deliver your morning rocket fuel. Once boiled it’ll ask if you’re ready or if you’d prefer to keep it warm for a while. Who needs a butler!?
Found on: Laughing Squid
Turns out, the smallest design details here makes all the difference: The leather has rough edges in part because its recycled and is split in the middle. Pop back one of the bands, and there’s a small notch that acts as a levee for the other half of the keyring.
Found on: FastCoDesign
A collaboration between Realize Studio and Posh-Craft, the Luna Case covers your iPhone in a layer of would-be moondust.
The designers have said elsewhere that they stumbled on the idea during a spring-cleaning session. Amid piles of papers, they found a printed scan of concrete that magnified the material’s entrancing otherworldly qualities. They made the immediate connection or “leap” to the moon, and set off on prototyping the design. It took many tries before getting it just right. The final product, on sale later this month, will have the “refined attraction and [be in] perfect harmony with the clean and modern look of the iPhone.”
“Which is better, the FuelBand or the Up?” “What do you think about the Fitbit Flex?”
I’ve been hearing questions like these a lot lately. Wearable “activity trackers” — not long ago a niche product — are getting more popular, and people are wondering how they work and whether they’re worth it.
I decided to wear a bunch of trackers simultaneously for a period of 10 days to really get a sense of their features and, more importantly, their accuracy.
The four I’ve been wearing — the Jawbone Up, the Nike+ FuelBand, the Fitbit Flex and the Basis Band — all perform the same basic function: They go on your wrist, they use accelerometers to measure your steps and activity levels throughout the day, and they send that data to an app on your mobile phone. Otherwise, their feature sets vary.
So, which band is best for you, and which is the most accurate? Read on.
via: All Things D
Samsung’s mini store within a Best Buy, where specialists can help you. It’s very similar to the Apple Store experience.
Apple and Samsung are the two biggest rivals in the hottest space in tech: smartphones and tablets.
In fact, they’re the only two companies that make any real profit in mobile.
While Apple kicked off the modern smartphone revolution, Samsung was the one company that was the quickest to catch on and adapt. And a lot of that is because, in part, it borrowed many of Apple’s ideas for its own products and services.
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via: Business Insider
No, iPhone screens are not magic. They are coated in a transparent material called indium tin oxide that senses when a finger makes contact.
ITO comes from the metal indium, which must be mined. Prices are rising as it becomes more scarce; the U.S. government estimates that from 2010 to 2011, the cost for indium rose by 25 percent. The world could run out altogether in the next decade.
Daniella Zalcman is a photojournalist who has worked for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and National Geographic, among other outlets. When she moved from New York to London, she decided to create a series of double exposures to marry the spirit of both cities based on a combination of negative space, color, and contrast.
Daniella’s double exposures create beautiful imaginary landscapes, and are captured entirely with her iPhone 4s. Although she ordinarily uses professional-grade DSLRs, she enjoyed using the iPhone for the freedom it afforded her, feeling more at liberty to experiment with techniques which would be out of place in traditional photojournalism.
In line with other hip “smartphone photography,” like Chase Jarvis’ The Best Camera Is the One That’s With You, Daniella’s photos speak to something beautiful about travel, through a lens which is portable.
That circle in the center isn’t actually a hole; it received a new treatment from glass manufacturer Corning that makes it incredibly non-reflective. Right now, many phone screens are unreadable in intense sunlight because the glass covering becomes so reflective, but this new treatment could change that.