Posts Tagged: "tech"

Inventing The Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work

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“Inventing the Future is a bold new manifest0 for life after capitalism. Against the confused understanding of our high-tech world by both the right and the left, this book claims that the emancipatory and future-oriented possibilities of our society can be reclaimed. Instead of running from a complex future, Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams demand a postcapitalist economy capable of advancing standards, liberating humanity from work and developing technologies that expand our freedoms.”

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Print your own headphones

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If you’re going to wear a pair of big, over-the-ear headphones, why not choose…or better yet, make a pair that reflects your color preferences and fashion sense. Print+ – an offshoot of Norwegian small product design studio form + function – has developed a DIY audio headphone kit which allows customers to customize their audio hear much like a pair of Nike iD sneakers, except the end user is responsible for printing out and assembling the components together.

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If this then that

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I’ve been using If This Then That for over a year now. The service harnesses api’s from the likes of twitter, facebook, evernote, linkedin, instagram, dropbox, as well as integrating push notifications to SMS and email. It basically puts the internet to work for you by automating a variety of tasks. This is accomplished by selecting from thousands of recipes or by creating your own.

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Using 3D printers to make records

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From everyday objects to surgical breakthroughs tons of amazing things are being made thanks to the democratization of 3D printing. But I’d never seen anything like this…

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Over at instructables Amanda Ghassaei has provided an exhaustive tutorial on how to 3D print your own records.

Wired magazine tagged along to document Ghassaei’s process. Watch the vid here.

Self Balancing Unicyle

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Built from spare parts — a chain driven wheelbarrow wheel powered by a 350w geared motor, a pair of batteries wired in series, some PVC and polycarbonate, an IMU gyro and an Arduino UNO — all hobbled together to form a one-wheeled electric mount. Read More


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The Sunlight Foundation has released an interesting open data discovery app called Sitegeist. Working from a host of open data sets, the app helps to provide another view of a neighborhood, town or city.

Here’s a few of the data points the app provides.

    Age Distribution
    Political Contributions
    Average Rent
    Popular Local Spots
    Recommended Restaurants
    How People Commute
    Record Temperatures
    Housing Units Over Time

Smart Notebook

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Evernote ventures into a partnership with Moleskin to produce a special “smart” notebook. A marriage in paper and bits that is intended to streamline productivity and creativity.

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Your own personal environment monitor

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Lapka is a personal environment monitor that connects to a mobile phone enabling the user to collect, measure and analyze Radiation, Organic, EMF and Humidty. The fact sheet defines it as a highly sensitive monitor that responds to an invisible world of particles, ions, molecules and waves, so it can analyze your surroundings and smartly combine the results into guideline values for your comfort.