Tag: design

Kids play mechanics for Marvel heroes with the Electro Hero Kit

Not every child wants to be a coder or an engineer, which can make it hard to get them playing with STEM toys if they don’t really care about making their own video games or building a cool robot. However, many kids are into role playing and t……


Hasbro’s first HasLab toy is a replica of Jabba the Hutt’s barge

At this year’s Toy Fair in New York, Hasbro announced HasLab, a new program that aims to bring to life special creations like a massive, four-foot long recreation of Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge. The company is taking inspiration from platforms……


Apple employees keep walking into their new HQ’s glass walls

Apple opened its new campus last year — a stunning, glass wall-filled space meant to encourage collaboration and cooperation. But Bloomberg reports today that this achievement in design appears to have sacrificed some functionality — a growi……


Thermal cameras could be key to safer self-driving vehicles

The typical self-driving prototype is outfitted with a barrage of sensors, from cameras to LiDAR and radar to ultrasonic sensors. All of these are watching the road, other vehicles, pedestrians and, frankly, anything that could disrupt a leisu……


‘Florence’ turns falling in love into a video game

Video games are good at war. For decades, games have covered the breadth, horror and honor of battle in every conceivable arena, from ancient history to futuristic space stations, from the hills of Mordor to the beaches of Normandy. Games have……


‘The Red Strings Club’ explores the morality of transhumanism

If you had the ability to turn off all the negative emotions in your mind — depression, anxiety, rage — would you do it? Would you eagerly implant a device in your body that eliminates these feelings, or would you pause and consider the cons……


Under Armour’s HOVR smart running shoes are more than just a gimmick

As fascinating as shoes like Nike’s “PlayStation” PG2s or Adidas’ “4D” Futurecrafts are, those particular models don’t offer many (if any) benefits to avid runners. They’re more geared toward sneakerheads than anyone else. But, that doesn’t me……


Activist and EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow has died

John Perry Barlow, a founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, died in his sleep this morning at the age of 71. EFF executive director Cindy Cohn shared the news in a blog post.
“It is no exaggeration to say that major parts of the……


Snapchat swaps mess for money

Snap Inc. took a major risk when it completely redesigned Snapchat a few months ago — it’s no secret that people don’t like change. But the company, after constantly struggling to add new users since going public last February, decided it nee……


Sondors’ three-wheeled EV is affordable and stylish

Starting a new car company is tough. In fact, it’s nearly impossible. Then Tesla pulled it off. As we transition from the internal combustion engine to electrification, startups and even a few established players are taking a chance on EVs. Bu……