Ingenious Phone Case Deploys a “Mobile Airbag” If You Drop Your Smartphone

Drop Proof Phone Case

Have you ever dropped your phone? If you’re like the rest of us, you hold your breath and say a silent prayer as it tumbles to the ground—hoping that when you pick it up that the screen won’t be cracked. Philip Frenzel, a master’s student at Aalen University in Germany, is giving the chronic phone-droppers of the world a little more security with his ingenious invention. He came up with a “mobile airbag” that automatically deploys when you inevitably drop your phone. In doing so, it softens the fall Lees verder

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Canon’s Most Popular 70-200mm Lenses Get an Overhaul

Canon - EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM

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Canon junkies will want to start saving their pennies, as the company has just released revamped models of their popular 70-200 zoom lenses. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM serve professional and advanced amateur photographers respectively and are always both in high demand. They’re currently available for preorder on Lees verder

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Street Artist Adds QR Codes for People Who Like His Art to Send Him Virtual Tips

One entrepreneurial street artist has found an innovative way to earn a living from his art. Paris-based artist PBOY has been incorporating QR codes into his murals, allowing appreciative passersby to virtually tip him in Bitcoin when they scan the code. It’s an ingenious Lees verder

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Uber Reveals Futuristic “Skyports” for Flying Taxis of the Future

UberAIR Skyport Concept

‘Uber Hover’ by Humphreys & Partners is modeled after a beehive and uses sustainable materials. Each level has a capacity of 900 passengers per hour.

After announcing its collaboration with NASA last year to develop an airborne electric taxi service, Uber unveiled new plans for uberAIR at its annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles. Aside from an updated prototype for a low-flying electric taxi, the firm also revealed a series of Skyports as conceived by six architecture, engineering, and construction companies.

The futuristic-looking Skyports would serve as departure and arrival Lees verder

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Iconic TLR Rolleiflex Camera Is Coming Back as an Instant Camera

Rolleiflex Instant Camera

As a throwback to the era of film photography, German brand Rollei have recently revived their classic twin lens reflex (TLR) camera range with the new Rolleiflex Instant Kamera. Launched on Kickstarter this month, the new TLR retains the iconic look of the original model from 1927, but has been updated with modern features. Perfect for today’s analog photographers, the modern, 30% slimmer version captures the world with “dream like, unpredictable photos,” oozing with nostalgic charm.

Rollei began exploring ways to revive the Rolleiflex line in 2017. The company states, “[W]e gathered camera enthusiasts, experienced technicians, TLR lovers Lees verder

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MINI Created an Electric Model Putting a Sustainable Spin on the Classic Car

Classic Mini Electric Mini Electric Car

With a focus on sustainability, the automotive industry has shifted gears in the last few years. From Vespa to Volkswagen, many major brands now offer electric versions of their tried-and-true vehicles. The latest car company to race toward this eco-friendly finish line is MINI, whose recently revealed Classic MINI Electric has appealed to car lovers and environmentalists alike.

Unveiled in an event leading up to the New York Auto Show, the Classic MINI Electric puts a contemporary spin on the familiar favorite. With its signature white Lees verder

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Electric Vespa Reimagines Classic Italian Vehicle With a Futuristic Twist

Vespa Industrial Design by Giulio Iacchetti

Italian industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti gives a nod to the original 1946 Vespa with his concept for a sleek, minimalist electric bike. The beloved Italian scooter is reimagined as the Vespampère, with Iacchetti linking past and present for a forward-thinking vehicle designed for better riding in urban environments.

Over the years, the Vespa has become increasingly bulky, but Iacchetti’s proposed electric motor allows him to remove lateral side panels for a slimmed down version. This brings his concept back to the days when the Vespa graced the screen during the Golden Age of Italian Neorealist cinema. Yet, while Lees verder

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Free “Shazam for Nature” App Identifies Plants and Animals in Your Photos

Seek App by iNaturalist

Photo: Dimitri Tyan

Released earlier this month by iNaturalist—an online social network for nature enthusiasts—the new app, Seek, is part of an ongoing attempt to involve ordinary people in citizen science projects. Similar to Shazam—an app that allows you to identify music from audio recordings—the Seek app allows you to identify plants and animals from your photos by harnessing image recognition technology.

Whether you’re exploring the great outdoors or your own backyard, using the app encourages curious adventurers to become engaged with the wildlife Lees verder

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Startup Creates 3D Printer That Can Build Homes in Less Than 24 Hours

ICON 3D Printed House

What if you could build an affordable home in 24 hours or less? It may seem farfetched, but ICON is making that dream a reality, in a move that could help provide relief to the 1.2 billion people worldwide who find themselves without proper housing. And it’s all thanks to 3D printing technology.

The startup revealed its plans at SXSW, demonstrating how they are able to create a single-story 650-square-foot cement house in just 12 to 24 hours. Their model house in Austin has a rounded facade with a wrap around porch for even more square footage. The Lees verder

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Photographer’s Incredible Shot of the Space X Falcon Heavy Launch Goes Viral

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch by Brady Kenniston

Professional photographer Brady Kenniston has been through a whirlwind over the past few weeks, ever since his incredible photographs of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch went viral. The 22-year-old photographer, who primarily makes a living shooting portraits, weddings, and local sporting events, hasn’t missed a SpaceX launch since 2015. Little did he know that a few years later, Elon Musk himself would be retweeting his photographs.

While Kenniston is based in Michigan, he’s been present for numerous launches at the Kennedy Space Center. In December 2017, he was able to photograph a plume of fire shooting Lees verder

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