Microsoft’s Top Secret Surface Headphones Project Revealed

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                                When we stepped into Microsoft&#8217;s anechoic chamber within the <a href="https://design-milk.com/microsoft-building-87/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Building 87</a> a few months ago, drowning in the surreal sensation of muted nothingness, we emerged with a few questions about the function of this unusual facility. Microsoft was coy at the time about how they were using the world&#8217;s quietest room on earth, only hinting numerous developing projects were the beneficiary of the room&#8217;s noise canceling properties &#8212; some already known, others yet to be announced. One of those projects has come to light recently: <a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surface-headphones/8nrm8dz2zw43"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Surface Headphones</a>.
Finished with a modern-minimalist aesthetic designed to complement the existing and recently updated Surface product lines, Microsoft’s new headphones were received with great surprise, arguably eclipsing other announcements unveiled during the recent Surface Event. Few were aware Microsoft had invested three years of research and development leading up to the announcement, delivering the rare truly surprising, unleaked product announcement. Outfitted with an array
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Microsoft’s Top Secret Surface Headphones Project Revealed

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/microsoft-secret-surface-headphones/microsoft-surface-headphones-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Microsoft-surface-headphones-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Microsoft&#8217;s Top Secret Surface Headphones Project Revealed" /></a>
                                When we stepped into Microsoft&#8217;s anechoic chamber within the <a href="https://design-milk.com/microsoft-building-87/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Building 87</a> a few months ago, drowning in the surreal sensation of muted nothingness, we emerged with a few questions about the function of this unusual facility. Microsoft was coy at the time about how they were using the world&#8217;s quietest room on earth, only hinting numerous developing projects were the beneficiary of the room&#8217;s noise canceling properties &#8212; some already known, others yet to be announced. One of those projects has come to light recently: <a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surface-headphones/8nrm8dz2zw43"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Surface Headphones</a>.
Finished with a modern-minimalist aesthetic designed to complement the existing and recently updated Surface product lines, Microsoft’s new headphones were received with great surprise, arguably eclipsing other announcements unveiled during the recent Surface Event. Few were aware Microsoft had invested three years of research and development leading up to the announcement, delivering the rare truly surprising, unleaked product announcement. Outfitted with an array
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The Playfully Pastel Permafrost x MINISO Collection

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                                Norwegian design studio <a href="http://permafrost.no/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Permafrost</a> lends their lively talents for youthful forms and soothing colors to imbue the Japanese retail brand <a href="http://www.miniso.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MINISO&#8217;s</a> collection of audio, lighting, and home comfort devices with the inviting playfulness often absent in the electronics category.
Between the pacific palette of pastels and soft matte surfaces adorning the Permafrost X MINISO collection, each piece invites a curious need to touch, investigate, and use each of the designs, evoking our dormant childhood memories of our favorite playthings. The entirety of the collection – a portable Bluetooth speaker, mushroom-shaped USB memory sticks, wired earphones and headphones, a small desk fan, and perhaps the cutest USB-powered LED desk lamp on two feet – are simple and singular in their function, wonderfully obvious in purpose. Considering the overcomplexity of many devices available today, it’s a welcoming distillation of form in service of enjoyment.

B&O PLAY SS/18 Collection Looks to the Sea

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                                The <a href="https://www.beoplay.com/en/landingpages/ss18?" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">B&amp;O PLAY Spring/Summer 2018 Collection</a> is purely an aesthetic update, rather than a technological upgrade. But it&#8217;s surely a lovely refresh – a fashionable nod to the turning of the seasons, transforming the Danish manufacturer&#8217;s premium wireless headphone and two of their portable speakers with two new limited edition colors inspired by the Danish coastline.
The B&O Play’s soothing seaside-inspired Spring/Summer 2018 Collection consists of three designs: Beoplay H4Jakob Wagner’s Beoplay H4 wireless headphones have become an identifiable personal electronics classic, sitting high on many discerning traveler’s wishlists for their functional and fashionable design, good for up to 19 hours of playback. Available now in either Aloe or Steel Blue, we think the H4 takes on a particularly softer personality in the former of its two new colors, accentuating the remarkably soft lambskin leather cups. Beoplay A1 – Designed by Bang & Olufsen’s Cecilie Manz, the
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Our Favorite Technologies We Saw at CES 2018

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                                The 2018 <a href="https://www.ces.tech/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Consumer Electronics Show</a> (CES) will be remembered for many things: an unexpected winter deluge that left attendees scrambling for cover and the Las Vegas Convention Center leaking from every corner, the ensuing nearly 2-hour blackout, a jaw-dropping <a href="https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-unveils-the-wall-the-worlds-first-modular-microled-146-inch-tv" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">146-inch television</a>, the unexpected ornamental splendor of a chandelier-like <a href="https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609451/ibm-raises-the-bar-with-a-50-qubit-quantum-computer/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">50-Qubit quantum computer</a>, the emerging horizon of 8K displays, and the confluence of smart home devices into cohesive experiences available wherever we go.
Exhibitors at this year’s show honed in on evolutionary refinements; compared to previous shows, the overall “wow” factor was dimmed, but there was a palpable sense the promise of smart technology was finally coalescing into a more cohesive experience versus the patchwork landscape that has characterized connecting the smart home category. Integration of AI and voice command seemingly spilled forth from nearly every corner of the show, with personal robots continuing to dazzle attendees (despite their
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PANTONE Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet

                                With 2018 just around the corner, <a href="https://www.pantone.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PANTONE</a> made their much anticipated, yearly announcement of their color selection that reigns supreme throughout the design world all year long. They selected PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet for <a href="https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2018"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PANTONE Color of the Year 2018</a>, which first made us want to listen to Prince all day, and then to search for products that feature the rich, regal color. Take a look at some of our favorite finds we discovered during the process.
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                                1. <a href="https://www.yliving.com/louis-poulsen-panthella-mini-led-table-lamp.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Panthella Mini LED Table Lamp by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen</a> 2. <a href="https://hidratespark.com/products/hidrate-spark-2-0?variant=300271173656&amp;gclid=CjwKCAiA07PRBRBJEiwAS20SIO96GdSxikwbydLebCV0oC6Iz0vZv7_fGJqcusUHA_sG10vsoDPzzRoC-jMQAvD_BwE"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle</a> 3. <a href="https://ae.amara.com/products/ghost-buster-commode-small-violet"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ghost Buster Commode by Philippe Starck with Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell</a> 4. <a href="http://www.dwr.com/dining-chairs-and-stools/series-7-chair/7318.html?lang=en_US#q=series%2B7&amp;lang=en_US&amp;start=1"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Series 7™ Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen</a> 5. <a href="https://store.moma.org/new/beak-carafe/126052-126052.html?cgid=new#start=1"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Beak Carafe by Tomas Kral</a> 6. <a href="http://www.poppin.com/Campfire-Big-Lounge-Sofa%2C-Purple-102952+%3A+103479.html?prefn1=color&amp;prefv1=Purple&amp;start=12"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Campfire Big Loung Sofa by Turnstone for Steelcase</a> 7. <a href="https://www.connox.com/categories/furniture/seating-objects/magis-spun-armchair.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Spun Armchair by Thomas Heatherwick for Magis</a> 8. <a href="https://www.bludot.com/wicket-lounge-chair.html"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Wicket Lounge Chair by Blu Dot</a> <div class="post-limited-image"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-328526" src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/pantone-color-of-the-year-2018-ultra-violet-810x652.jpg" alt="" width="810" height="652" srcset="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/pantone-color-of-the-year-2018-ultra-violet.jpg 810w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/pantone-color-of-the-year-2018-ultra-violet-800x644.jpg 800w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/pantone-color-of-the-year-2018-ultra-violet-768x618.jpg 768w, https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/pantone-color-of-the-year-2018-ultra-violet-500x402.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 810px) 100vw, 810px" /></div>
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10 Technologies Reshaping the Bedroom to Version 2.0

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                                Ideally the bedroom is a dedicated domain for sleep – a calm, quiet, and peaceful oasis in our otherwise busy, loud, and stressful lives. But as goes with most everything in our WiFi connected lives, the bedroom typically inhabits a multi-purpose duty beyond sleep and intimacy. It&#8217;s where we read, work, watch television, browse online, and anything else imaginable beyond the unconscious spell of slumber. Finding the balance between a restful, healthy atmosphere with our perpetually plugged-in lifestyles takes planning, so we&#8217;ve gathered several technologies designed to optimize comfort, convenience, and health.
1. The Frame by Samsung
If you’re going to insist on keeping a television in the room, why not make it one as handsomely minimal and unobtrusive as this 4K UHD display. The real excuse for permitting this TV in the bedroom is The Frame takes advantage of all those pixels by turning into a digital art display,
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10 Modern Gifts to Show Your Mom Some Love

                                Mother&#8217;s Day is barely 2.5 weeks away so it&#8217;s time to think about how to shower all the moms in your life with a little bit of love and appreciation. We must adorn them, self-care them, and cozy them up with something they might not buy themselves. Out of ideas? We rounded up 10 gifts we think any mother (or human) would love to receive.
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                                1. <a href="https://www.chilewich.com/store/bags/zips/grid_zips/sand_large"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Grid Zips by Chilewich</a> $40 2. <a href="https://store.leibal.com/collections/all/products/rollerball-pen"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Rollerball Pen by YSTUDIO</a> $99 3. <a href="http://www.sony.com/electronics/wireless-speakers/lspx-s1"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Glass Sound Speaker by Sony Life Space UX</a> $799 4. <a href="https://adorn-milk.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/antwerp-necklace"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Antwerp Necklace by AR.M | Anna Rosa Moschouti</a> $52 5. <a href="https://shop.goop.com/shop/products/intensive-body-cream-rosa-damascena-acai-pomegranate?taxon_id=1394"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Intensive Body Cream: Rosa, Damascena, Acai &amp; Pomegranate by Grown Alchemist</a> $31 6. <a href="https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/mondaine/evo-big-date-stainless-steel-watch/662853?ppv=2"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Evo Big Date Stainless Steel Watch by Mondaine</a> $265 7. <a href="http://store.alessi.com/usa/en-gb/catalog/detail/pulcina-espresso-coffee-maker/mdl02?ic=L3iWQQ%3D%3D"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Pulcina Espresso Coffee Maker MDL02/1B by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi</a> $80 8. <a href="https://jenniferusa.com/collections/frontpage/products/girlfriend-hoodie-teal"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">&#8220;Girlfriend&#8221; Hoodie :: Teal from JENNIFER™</a> $140 9. <a href="https://www.urbanears.com/ue_us_en/plattan-adv-wireless/#plattan-adv-wireless-bonfire-orange"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Urbanears Plattan ADV Wireless Bluetooth Headphones</a> <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/orNTPJQE4hE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/></div><!--more--> 10. <a href="https://portofraleigh.co/collections/living/products/tint-throw-blanket-blue"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">Tint Throw Blanket by Normann Copenhagen</a> $135

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Competition: win a three-piece audio set by Master & Dynamic

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        <strong><a href="http://www.dezeen.com/features/competitions/">Competition:</a></strong> Dezeen has teamed up with audio company <a href="http://www.masterdynamic.com/">Master &amp; Dynamic</a> to give away a set of lambskin-leather <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/headphones/">headphones</a>, a headphone stand and a microphone designed for noisy environments (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/09/competition-win-headphones-stand-microphone-master-dynamic/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Apple AirPods Automatically Recognize When You’re Listening

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/apple-airpods-automatically-recognize-youre-listening/apple-airpods3/"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2016/09/Apple-AirPods3-600x362.jpg" alt="Apple AirPods Automatically Recognize When You&#8217;re Listening" /></a>
                                Apple has a longstanding reputation for saying &#8220;goodbye&#8221; to popular and standardized technologies with little nostalgia or fanfare. The floppy drive, mouse buttons, and optical drives were all sent to pasture in Apple&#8217;s relenting march forward before the rest of the industry was ready to risk alienating customers averse to change. But this time Apple may be risking more outcry with the introduction of the new Apple iPhone 7, a device introduced with a significant feature absent: the headphone jack.
Apple-AirPods5 Apple-AirPods2 Accompanying the new Apple Watch 2 and the iPhone 7*, perhaps the most revelatory and controversial product revealed on Wednesday were physically the smallest: two pieces of white plastic designed to tuck inside the ear sans cords. The new AirPods aren’t even included with the new iPhone 7 (a Lightning connection wired headphone ships with the phone), but Apple is banking the future of audio won’t require anyone being tethered to their phone
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Apple’s AirPod headphones connect wirelessly to iPhones and other devices

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/apple/">Apple</a> has revealed wireless versions of its ubiquitous white <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/headphones/">headphones</a> during a presentation today, when its <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/07/apple-unveils-iphone-7-plus-september-keynote-event-tim-cook-jonathan-ive/">latest iPhones</a> were also unveiled. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/07/apple-airpods-headphones-connect-wirelessly-iphone-7-keynote-presentation-jonathan-ive-phil-schiller/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Ooh Shiny: 10 Modern Iridescent Designs

                                In recent years, it seems like every metal finish has had its trending moment, some lasting longer than others. One that occasionally gets a mention is the iridescent finish. The word might freak some people out because when it goes wrong, it <em>really</em> goes wrong, but luckily there are plenty of people doing it right. Just for fun, we rounded up a little bit of everything that comes in a cool, iridescent finish.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/roundup-10-modern-iridescent-designs/roundup-iridescent-designs-1/"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2016/08/Roundup-Iridescent-Designs-1-600x469.jpg" alt="Ooh Shiny: 10 Modern Iridescent Designs" /></a>
                                1. <a href="https://shop-usd.komono.com/products/estelle-iridescent-cobalt" >Estelle Iridescent Cobalt Watch by Komono</a>  2. <a href="https://store.moma.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay_Prism-Light_10451_10001_208836_-1_26663_45667_208922" >Prism Light by Toby Sanders</a>  3. <a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Super-by-Retrosuperfuture-Tuttolente-Drew-Mama-Iridescent-Oval-Sunglasses-Pink/prod185740366/p.prod?icid=" >Super by  Retrosuperfuture Tuttolente Drew Mama Iridescent Oval Sunglasses</a>  4. <a href="http://www.tomdixon.net/us/oil-candle-medium.html" >Oil Candle Medium by Tom Dixon</a>  5. <a href="http://www.lumens.com/cindy-table-lamp-by-kartell-R204833.html" >Cindy Table Lamp by Ferruccio Laviani for Cartel</a>  6. <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/287491743/iridescent-iphone-5-or-5s-leather-case?" >Iridescent iPhone Leather Case/Pouch/Sleeve by gmaloudesigns</a>  7. <a href="http://www.abchome.com/shop/iridescent-serving-utensils" >Iridescent Serving Utensils rom ABC Home</a>  8. <a href="http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/product/air-max-thea-premium-id/?piid=42468&amp;pbid=445317296#?pbid=445317296" >Nike Air Max Thea Premium iD</a>  9. <a href="http://www.sightunseen.com/product/2x-iridescent-bowls/" >2x Iridescent Bowls by Assembly</a>  10. <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/509120" >Layla Leather and Iridescent Metal Headphones by Frends</a>

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The 2016 Design x Dad Father’s Day Gift Guide

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                                Father&#8217;s Day is most importantly a time to show our love and appreciation for the fathers, grandfathers, and stepfathers in our lives. It&#8217;s also an opportunity to gift them something luxurious, cool, expensive, or maybe even something totally unexpected that dad wouldn&#8217;t normally get himself. Here are 14 gift ideas we think the dad with a design streak will appreciate on Father&#8217;s Day, ranging from fashionable, practical, technological, and maybe even a little weird&#8230;
puni-distillery-single-malt-scotch 1. Puni Distillery Italian Malt Whisky
For the man who likes to end the day with a serving of liquid gold at the lips, this World Whiskies Awards winning spirit comes from the first and only whisky distillery in Italy in two beautifully designed bottles worthy of keeping out on display. The-Octotopian-02-6 2. Octopian – Analog 2
A limited edition zine for retro-futurists. Inside, art, technology, architecture, fashion, culture, science fact and fiction coalesce into a guide for exploring mind and spirit. If dad’s heroes include Jodorowsky, Jacques Cousteau, Paolo Soleri,
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Vie Shair Are Headphones Designed For Listening and Sharing

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                                Even before turned on, it&#8217;s obvious the <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1025337448/vie-shair-pain-free-social-headphones" >VIE SHAIR</a> are not typical wireless headphones by any measure. The brainchild of Yazz Imamura, a former executive at Warner Music Japan, his startup&#8217;s solution addresses a common problem posed while listening to music in an office environment: how to listen privately to music without disturbing those nearby, while also retaining the ability to discern ambient noises like phone calls, co-workers, and other work-related notifications.
The most noticeable thing about the VIE SHAIR is there are no ear cups. Instead, a pair of molded 3D printed wireframe structures – manufactured by 3D printing specialists, Stratasys – sit between the headphones’ planar magnetic speakers and the listener’s ears. Because the cage structure doesn’t encapsulate or press against the ears, heat, sweat, and discomfort normally associated with extended headphone wear is almost eliminated. The wearer can also still hear sounds around him or her without removing the headphones, resulting in audio gear ideal for work environments where keeping an ear
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Leather and Metal Together With the New Normal Wireless Headphones

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                                <a href="http://newnrml.com/" >New Normal</a> describes their upcoming Bluetooth 4.0 headphones as audio gear designed for &#8220;executives, travelers, and exceptionally stylish humans&#8221;. And indeed, their Suit Edition headphones looks every bit the premium part wrapped in leather and precision machined metal, an audio accessory with the fit, finish, and material communicating luxury rather than tech.
TheNewNormal-headphones-03 At first glance their leather and metal design alongside the 5-axis articulating earpiece looks remarkably like something that could have come out of the B&O PLAY catalog, a design devoid of any visible wires between the hand-stitched Napa leather band and the champagne anodized aluminum ear lock. The design is optimized to adapt for any ear, while also supposedly lessening ear fatigue, a common ailment for anyone who wears earbuds for more than an hour or two. Each unit can be customized for comfort using silicone buds designed in over 30 sizes; New Normal will send replacements if the ones they ship with
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MP1000 by Master & Dynamic

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                                <a href="http://www.masterdynamic.com/products/headphone-stand?variant=693968685" >MP1000</a> is a minimalist headphone stand designed by New York City-based company <a href="http://www.masterdynamic.com/" >Master &amp; Dynamic</a>. Although the company specializes in premium quality headphones, the stand is no different in their testament to build and engineer products that are made to last by utilizing heavy-duty materials and easily replaceable parts.
Headphones in interiors, Master & Dynamic, shot at NeueHouse, NYC

Headphones in interiors, Master & Dynamic, shot at NeueHouse, NYC

Finding a simple, and clean over-ear headphone stand can be a bit challenging as most of the options available feature frivolous features and questionable design decisions. MP1000 is focused on presenting headphones in an elegant and utilitarian way, bringing the attention more to the headphones themselves than the actual stand. The stands are available in either black or silver, and are constructed mainly of electroplated steel. The base is slightly weighted to provide extra stability for even the heaviest of the headphones. Inside the box, the base and hanger lie flat, and
Headphones in interiors, Master & Dynamic, shot at NeueHouse, NYC
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Our Favorites From CES 2016

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                                Every year the world converges upon Las Vegas for the <a href="https://www.cesweb.org/" >Consumer Electronic Show</a> to preview technologies at our doorstep and on the visible horizon. Despite the jowl-to-jowl crowds, it&#8217;s as close to heaven as one can get for the tech-gadget set, 1.87 million net square feet of technology on exhibit from around the globe. Displays, robotics, audio, drones, wearables, 3D printing, connected/smart home devices, and increasingly, automotive and mobility. There&#8217;s just too much to see across exhibition space spanning several convention halls, hotel conference rooms, and even outdoor mobile exhibitions. For those who couldn&#8217;t make it, we&#8217;ve done the footwork and hand-picked some of this year&#8217;s highlights below:
01-Samsung_170in-SUHD Samsung 170-inch SUHD Television
There’s big, then there was this insane 170-inch SUHD television on display at Samsung’s Future TV Zone showcase at CES. The display is actually the combination of several modular screens; seams between each unit were near impossible
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Best Technology Posts of 2015

Technology is forever changing faster than anyone can imagine and we’re always trying to keep up with the latest and greatest that’s out there – from hoverboards to light bulbs that double as speakers. Want to see the top 10 technology posts we featured this year? Take a look… Best Technology Posts of 2015 10. 10 Tech Accessories With Mobility in Mind
A collection of our current favorite mobile digital devices and accessories making working (and playing) on-the-go easier than ever. BDDW-handmade-turntableIV 9. Piecing Together an Audiophile’s Affordable Turntable System
We set out to piece together an entry-level audiophile’s record listening system, beginning with PS Audio’s Sprout. iPad-Creative-Apps-Designers 8. The Design Essentials: iPad Apps for the Creative
Top 11 design-centric iPad apps for artists, designers and creatives to enhance your skills—from organization to research to sharing and of course, designing. CES2015-Autodesk-3D 7. 10 of the Most Innovative Designs From CES 2015
Here are our 10 favorite innovative
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2015 Gift Guide: Her

2015 Gift Guide: Her Now for all the women in your life, here’s a mix of practical, fun, and fancy ideas that she’s bound to love. From jewelry to headphones to sunglasses, there’s a little something for every lady on your list. GiftGuide2015-Her-1-beroep-ampersand-earrings Ampersand Earrings by beroep | tech \ $88
Give the lady in your life some unique earrings shaped in the beloved Ampersand, which represents the conjunction word “and”. GiftGuide2015-Her-2-Finell-Satchel RAE Shoulder Bag by Finell \ $685
A geometric bag that makes a bold statement with its fractured facade. GiftGuide2015-Her-3-Michele-Varian-glam-bag Retro Glam Bag Gold from Michele Varian \ $78
A limited edition, sparkly bag that’s perfect to hold your makeup or travel essentials when you hit the road, or even as a clutch. GiftGuide2015-Her-4-dinosaur_designs_cuff Brass Atelier Cuff by Dinosaur Designs \ $320
A bold, graphic cuff that makes the perfect statement piece for your wrist. GiftGuide2015-Her-5-Sagaform-pot Hold Herb Pot by Pascal Charmolu for Sagaform \ $34.90
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2015 Gift Guide: Tech

2015 Gift Guide: Tech Holidays are the time when people give into their urge to splurge on something nicer (and more expensive), especially when it comes to tech devices. But we wanted to skip past the usual suspects of tech gear found in typical retail channels, so we scoured around to find a dozen tech products offering something slightly different, novel, or just plain cool…gifts which will actually be an unexpected surprise. PoketoAbstract-Cases Poketo x Casetify Abstract iPhone 6/6 Plus Cases \ $40
Colorful and playful, these iPhone cases designed by LA design shop+brand Poketo will fit both the 6 and 6 Plus phones, and are covered in scribbles, doodles, and splashes of paint that will have you seeing flashbacks of your favorite outfits from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. CritterandGuitari KALEIDOLOOP Critter & Guitari KALEIDOLOOP \ $300
Confusion, then delight. That’s probably the emotional response your gift recipient will reveal upon opening this perplexingly cool looking
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