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Review: Prototype This

The Discovery Channel has a new show called Prototype This in which a team of engineers put together a wacky project every week. It’s a fun show, and one that shows off the playful spirit and deadline mania that creative people can have when working under pressure on something new.

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TiVo on the Radio

How many times have you turned on your car radio and there’s a song playing that is halfway through? And you wish you could rewind the song (or the discussion) back to the beginning? I’d love to have a type of TiVo for the car radio.

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Click and Move Added to Touchscreen Patterns

Instead of only being able to either Tap to Select/Activate or Slide to Move, now you can combine them. With these touchscreens you can Click and Move, effectively adding (at least) one new interaction design paradigm to work with.

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Web 3.0: The Rise of the Machines

The next web is all about the machines: hooking up our until-now “dumb” devices to the network and to each other. The next web will be one of placing humans in context with their objects and visa versa.

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DIY Whiteboard for under $50

Start–ups can get by with very little. The saw horse desk. Garage as office. Stealing your neighbor’s wireless. There’s a lot of ways to be scrappy. But I know very few start-ups who are able to get by without a whiteboard.

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Cute Overload: Double-Taker (Snout) Project

I just discovered my old professor Golan Levin had a new project this year, nicknamed Snout.

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The Politics of Products

It’s not often a product makes its way into presidential politics, unless it is a nuclear weapon or a handgun. Which is why we were so intrigued by this.

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Interactive Gestures Coming to Appliances

First it was public restrooms. Now your kitchen. This new side-by-side refrigerator by AEG-Electrolux conserves energy by going into sleep mode and but can be woken up with a wave, just like the paper towel dispenser at an airport bathroom

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Review: The Pencil

This isn’t a review of the writing/drawing instrument, but rather The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance by Henry Petroski. I was really looking forward to reading this book, as I enjoyed Petroski’s other book The Evolution of Useful Things and it was at…

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Why We Don’t Have Videophones or Intelligent Fridges

I was supposed to go to Design Engaged last week, but unfortunately had to drop out, and thus missed Nicholas Nova‘s talk “inflated deflated futures”. But now, thanks to Slideshare, I’ve had a chance to view it. And it’s great.

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