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Month: June 2014

Lightbox Wants To Be Your Phone’s Other Lens

Say hey to a new wearable camera contending for your cash. The Ca7ch Lightbox boasts of being the smallest live-streaming wearable camera — at just 1.5 inches x 0.49 inches, and weighing in at a dainty 30 grams. It also has an 8MP lens, with f2.4 aperture; records 1080p video; and has a burst mode than be used to create your own animated GIFs. Or it will do if it makes it to market. The Lightbox is currently a prototype while its creators raise crowdfunding on Kickstarter to take the device into production. At the time of writing they’re a little under three-quarters of the way to meeting their target of $80,000, with more than $56,000 pledged so far and a full month of their campaign to run. If they get funded they’re aiming to ship to backers in October. Wearable cameras are already on the market, of course, but it’s still pretty early days for this sort of tech — certainly for a mainstream user. Sure, there’s action camera GoPro for extreme sports fiends. And if you hang around folk in the tech scene you may well have found yourself staring into a Memento/Narrative lens clipped to an expensive lapel at a social gathering. (Or Google Glass if you’re hanging with Scoble.) But most mainstream tech users are still sticking with their cameraphone lenses, rather than augmenting their clothing with a clip-on eye. And that’s the opportunity New York startup Catch...

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Fab Is Buying Helsinki’s One Nordic Furniture To Ramp Up In Original Products

Earlier this month Re/code reported that designer portal Fab was eyeing up a European furnishings site to move further into the area of building its own stock and away from reselling others’ , and today comes news that the deal has closed: it’s buying One Nordic, a furniture company based out of Helsinki, Finland. We had heard that this was the company that Fab was looking to buy, and it looks like the news is being made official today. This is not Fab’s first move into making of its own products. It’s a continuation of a process that started at the beginning of this year when it wound down several of its operations across Europe to focus on original furniture. “Like the Fab you’ve known in the past, the new Fab is focused on bringing great design to our customers,” the company wrote at the time. “We’re transitioning our business in the EU to focus solely on growing our popular custom-designed furniture line. This means that our customers in the EU will have access to affordable, high-quality, made-to-measure furniture at their fingertips. You can configure our shelving, table, and seating systems online to create quality furniture that meets your needs perfectly. You choose the dimensions, colour and materials, and our skilled cabinetmakers will make your furniture and turn your designs into a happy reality.”   More to come. Article source:...

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Headed by Gildas Loaec and Masaya Kuroki, Kitsune continues its sonic exploration in the U.S. with its third AMERICA compilation. Scoping out the freshest sounds from State side, the latest installment continues the label’s affinity for indie-dance music, while also exploring progressive grooves from the ever-changing genres of hip-hop and bass. Coinciding with the compilation release, Bay Area producer ISSUE  has compiled a 10-track mixtape kicking off with his track “Ten Monks.” Premiered via HYPETRAK, we hear a slew of summer-friendly jams from the likes of Mr. Flash, James Pants, Phantogram, Twiztid, and Fat Tony. Enjoy the mixtape below and head to iTunes to purchase the AMERICA 3 compilation. Article source:...

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mophie "Outdoor Edition" Juice Packs

Mobile accessories purveyor mophie has created the “Outdoor Edition” juice packs for iPhones 4/4s users venturing into the wild. Available in both Plus and PRO editions, the phone cases combine both 130% extra battery life in addition to a built-in dedicated GPS. Along with a durable, visible orange-accented shell, the PRO edition offers an extra layer of military-grade protection and a rubberized outer band. Those purchasing the packs can also download the Outdoor Edition app, which helps users to track and record detailed maps of journeys that include speed, distance, elevation and geo-tagged photos. It also coordinates with the GPS unit via more than 5 million miles of high-definition maps that can also be cached for offline navigation. The Juice Pack Plus retails for $120 USD while the PRO edition goes for a little more at $150 USD. Look for both through the mophie website. Article source:...

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Burberry Prorsum 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Christopher Bailey looked to incessant traveler Bruce Chatwin as inspiration for Burberry Prorsum‘s 2015 spring/summer collection. The line interpreted this by layering denim jackets under velvet and suede coats to retain Britain’s sartorial heritage. Burberry embodied the fantasy of Chatwin’s explorations via beatnik styling — think soft-brimmed hats, Burberry-bound artist sketchbooks, and a vibrant luggage range. To round out the collection, many looks were finished with brightly colored sneakers. Look for the pieces at Burberry Prorsum locations in the coming months. Article source:...

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