Design | Audi’s New Q3 Connected Mobility Concept Vehicle Packs an Electric Longboard in its Bumper

April 28, 2016  |  Design, Tech  |  No Comments

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At the Auto China 2016 show in Beijing this week, Audi revealed its new Connected Mobility Concept Q3, Read More

Tech | New 3D Modeling Program Turns You Into Any Celebrity Onscreen, Especially Donald Trump

March 21, 2016  |  Tech  |  Comments Off on Tech | New 3D Modeling Program Turns You Into Any Celebrity Onscreen, Especially Donald Trump

Proving there is a higher power of some sort, the incredible new 3D facial modeling technology developed by a team of Stanford Researchers that enables users to commandeer the faces of any celebrity to make them say whatever the hell you want has arrived in time for the 2016 election. Though the actual backend details about how the technology works remains baffling, the good news is that the new program Tuses an off-the-shelf webcam to create a 3D model of your face in real time, and distorts it to fit the facial details in the target footage from any video you select. Like, for example, any video of Donald Trump (especially when appearing with Sarah Palin) ever filmed. Let the games begin…

Design | Goodyear Re-Invents the Wheel (Literally) With Incredible Spherical Tires Concept

March 10, 2016  |  Design, Tech  |  Comments Off on Design | Goodyear Re-Invents the Wheel (Literally) With Incredible Spherical Tires Concept

You don’t hear much about car tires here on ST, but Goodyear‘s epic new spherical tire concept is an awe-inspiring innovation that (sorry) re-invents the wheel. Dubbed the Eagle-360 with tread inspired by brain coral and natural sponges, the 3D printed tire treads are designed to stiffen in dry conditions and soften when wet, like a sponge, to provide powerful control in all kinds of weather. Sensors in each tire could send data about road conditions to the Read More

Design | BMW Celebrates Its Centennial With AI-Powered Autonomous “Vision Next 100” Concept

March 7, 2016  |  Design, Tech  |  Comments Off on Design | BMW Celebrates Its Centennial With AI-Powered Autonomous “Vision Next 100” Concept

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To celebrate the pioneering German aircraft engine maker-turned motorcycle manufacturer-turned top-$elling luxury car marque, BMW, the brand has manifested its prediction of what a motoring experience will look like a century from now with its new BMW Vision Next 100 concept. Unveiled today at the company’s centenary celebration kickoff event, the elegantly-designed, yet clumsily named vehicle is a sedan in the copper-toned skin of a sports coupe whose driver interface will be Read More

TECH | JAMES JEAN DEMONSTRATES THE APPLE PENCIL

October 4, 2015  |  Tech  |  Comments Off on TECH | JAMES JEAN DEMONSTRATES THE APPLE PENCIL

Visionary artist & Supertouch buddy James Jean is one of the most superhuman draftsman currently walking the earth, so it’s no surprise that Apple should tap him to demonstrate their new Apple Pencil stylus. Designed to work in Read More

DESIGN | THE INCREDIBLE UI DESIGN OF AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

May 20, 2015  |  Design, Tech  |  Comments Off on DESIGN | THE INCREDIBLE UI DESIGN OF AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

At a time when digital user experience is king, London-based Territory Studio—the crew responsible for the incredible, omnipresent digital interfaces in Avengers: Age of Ultron—might just be the best UI team in the world. Have a look at the reel above, which draws together a look at the over Read More

STREET TECH | THE NO AD APP REPLACES NYC SUBWAY ADVERTISING WITH ART

September 16, 2014  |  Streets, Tech  |  Comments Off on STREET TECH | THE NO AD APP REPLACES NYC SUBWAY ADVERTISING WITH ART

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Designed for subway-riding New Yorkers bored with the constant visual assault of advertising at every turn, the No Ad augmented reality app replaces corporate ads with art. Created by Re + Public, an organization dedicated to Read More

DESIGN | NEWS: VISIONARY DESIGNER MARC NEWSON JOINS APPLE

September 7, 2014  |  Design, Tech  |  Comments Off on DESIGN | NEWS: VISIONARY DESIGNER MARC NEWSON JOINS APPLE

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Renowned designer and  Supertouch buddy Marc Newson is joining Apple to work with the company’s head of design Jony Ive. This is massive news as the company gears up to enter new product categories and expand the market for its newly-acquired Beats brand.  Said Newson of the move,  “I’m full of admiration and respect for the extraordinary design work that has been produced by Read More

STREET LIFE | INSA’S ANIMATED “GIF-ITI”

August 8, 2014  |  Streets, Tech  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | INSA’S ANIMATED “GIF-ITI”

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UK-based street artist & designer INSA has been taking his mural game to new levels over the past year with a series of  “GIF-iti” pieces in spots around the world from Hollywood to Gambia. Like traditional stop motion animation, the murals are painted in successive evolving layers, each of which is photographed in succession and then combined to create a final Read More

TECH | GOOGLE MAPS GLOBAL GRAFFITI WITH THE STREET ART PROJECT

June 18, 2014  |  Streets, Tech  |  Comments Off on TECH | GOOGLE MAPS GLOBAL GRAFFITI WITH THE STREET ART PROJECT

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The best and worst part about street art is that it’s temporary. Its the ephemeral nature of the medium that gives it a sense of immediacy but makes the movement incredibly difficult to archive—until now. In an effort to document the global street art phenomenon, the Google Cultural Institute has just launched The Street Art Project, a rapidly expanding Read More