Paris Through Pentax is a short film by French filmmaking studio Maison Carnot that shows the bustle of Parisian streets—the trains rumbling through Gare du Nord, spring afternoons spent people watching over a croissant, and lovers skipping down the steps of Sacré Cœur—all through the viewfinder of a classic Pentax 67 SLR camera.
When the San Francisco Bay Area suffered its worst earthquake in 25 years on Sunday, with a 6.0 rattler in the Napa Valley, one company found themselves in an unusual place to collect data on the tragedy: Wireless device maker Jawbone.
Is it possible to make a bike that can’t be stolen? Locks can be hacked or pried open with the right tools and a little time (and depending where you are, it’s possible nobody will pay any attention as that happens). So when three engineering students tackled the problem of bike theft, they decided to turn an entire bike into a lock instead.
Why can’t Jony Ive of all people design a goddamn useable Shift key?
"Listen" visualizes what it’s like to live with one of the fastest growing and least understood developmental disorders today.
A group of kids has created an app to combat the police abuses seen in Ferguson, and everywhere else.
The app, called Five-O, is like a detailed version of Yelp for the police. (It’s worth noting that the Ferguson Police Department already has a dismal one-star review on Yelp). After any interaction, someone can answer questions like “Was the stop legitimate?” and “Were you physically assaulted?” and give the officer a grade from A to F. App users can also view scores for a particular department, or browse through departments by county or state.
“Never again experience the unsettling feeling of flesh on flesh when closing your hand,” says the web site for the noPhone, a revolutionary gadget with zero technology inside.
New, adorable, and addictive.
Why is technology always about efficiency? These apps introduce a little something unexpected in your day and get you to really take in your surroundings.
A theory Malcolm Gladwell popularized in Outliers—that 10,000 hours of practice can turn anyone into an expert—probably isn’t true, a new study says.
“At its core, it’s a story about the nature of competition and market leadership—how business leaders can achieve it, and how it can be snatched away.”
"This is something you wouldn’t be embarrassed to take out of your purse."
Call it the Internet of things you hate losing.