Review: The Formation Series

Review: The Formation Series

Last week we got our hands on the brand new Bowers & Wilkins Formation Series, and have not been this thrilled over innovation in the audio space for a long time... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOwqCnVzHX0 The first real competitor to the Sonos platform, The...

USAI’s Collaboratory in SoHo

USAI’s Collaboratory in SoHo

We paid a visit to one of the leaders in smart lighting. USAI gave us a look at their architectural lighting showroom and collaboration. There we discussed the state of LED lighting, as well as the advantage of USAI's inside-out design approach. Find USAI at our...

Ketra Lighting Explained

Ketra Lighting Explained

Ketra specializes in bringing natural light to indoor spaces. With the ability to generate a wider gamut of color via precision optics, Ketra’s technology allows light to be tailored to every room and its purpose. The result is a more comfortable atmosphere, and...

Conversation: Designs by Human

Conversation: Designs by Human

Joe: You guys have an event, I think in a couple of weeks, right? Cloud9 Smart: Yeah, we are trying to create the least boring event for architects to go to and earn their AIA credits… You must interface with architects a lot. Is that how you normally get connected to...

Archtober

Archtober

New York City's seventh annual Architecture and Design Month has begun. Archtober brings four weeks of activities, programs and exhibitions dedicated to the importance of design and architecture across the city. The official Archtober calendar features a tour-able...

Hands On: Apple HomeKit

Hands On: Apple HomeKit

Apple World Trade Center is one of the few locations currently showcasing HomeKit - Apple's attempt at a smarthome standard. We visited the HomeKit Experience Center in WTC's transportation hub. This was our experience... We knew the software would be great, and it...

One week with Amazon’s Echo Show

One week with Amazon’s Echo Show

Last week I unboxed Amazon's latest listening device - the startlingly bulky Echo Show. After a brief setup through the companion App I was talking to Alexa for the first time, her responses finally accompanied visually with Show's integrated screen. Lyrics scrolled...

Conversation: Jeff Jordan Architects

Conversation: Jeff Jordan Architects

Did you come to New York right after studying Architecture in Michigan? No, once I graduated I moved out to California. I spent three years working in three different offices in San Francisco. And I met my wife out there. We both ended up going to graduate school at...

Apple’s keynote in 2 minutes

Apple’s keynote in 2 minutes

Instead of spending two hours watching Apple's keynote, let us break it down for you in 2 minutes: Apple Watch The 3rd generation of Apple Watch comes with cellular built-in so you can leave your phone at home and still be reached. You can also stream Apple Music, and...

How to tech through the storm

How to tech through the storm

We don't always realize our dependence on technology... until a power outage. Absentmindedly flipping the light switch or panicking as our batteries drop another percent, lacking the tools you need will exacerbate any difficult situation. Here are a few basics we...

Samsung Note 8 vs iPhone 8

Samsung Note 8 vs iPhone 8

The next smartphone battle is upon us, with the record breaking Samsung Note 8 now on shelves and the iPhone 8 being announced next month. If you hadn't heard, Note 8 has the greatest looking phone screen of all time. It's not about cramming unnecessary pixels. Note 8...

Looking toward the stars

Looking toward the stars

This week Elon Musk posted the first picture of SpaceX's new space suit. Today's tech billionaires love to dabble in the privatization of space travel (Jeff Bezos has Blue Origin, Richard Branson has Virgin Galactic), but SpaceX is clearly ahead of the curve. Whether...

The quest to make exercise fun

The quest to make exercise fun

What's holding you back from exercise? No time? No space? Is your routine too mundane? Need someone to hold you accountable? Over the past few years technology has eliminated just about every hurdle keeping us from living more active lifestyles. To find your...

Surf’s up at Samsung

Surf’s up at Samsung

Online rises and retail pivots. Brands are realizing their brick and mortar experiences need to provide something the Internet can't. Something memorable. Clothing stores become concierge-level guideshops (Bonobos). Speaker stores become elegant, fully functioning...

Hacking the last thing you’d expect

Hacking the last thing you’d expect

How would you react if the memo you just printed came out with a single sheet reading, "You've been hacked." An odd joke from a coworker? A stranger accessing your printer? What would the implications be? What else would they have access to on your network? This is...

The reality of the 700mph Hyperloop

The reality of the 700mph Hyperloop

NYC to DC in 29 minutes. Faster than an airplane. Last week Elon Musk tweeted that he received verbal approval from the government to build the underground structure that will make this type of city-center-to-city-center transportation possible. Of course the words...

5 life-changing innovations

5 life-changing innovations

Graphene A one-atom-thick form of carbon that's flexible yet 200 times stronger than steel. Graphene isn't new, but only now are we beginning to produce it (or close versions of it) affordably. Graphene will allow for bendable electronics, exponentially longer lasting...

Conversation: Apollo Electric

Conversation: Apollo Electric

We recently had the chance to chat with George Wasilewski, President of Apollo Electric, on the intersection of technology and electrical, and the importance of reputation in growing a successful business. How long have you been an electrician? I’ve been an...

The coolest products at CE WEEK

The coolest products at CE WEEK

New York's largest technology show is happening as we speak, and innovation is strong this year. Here's our 10 favorite products at CE WEEK: Gosun Stove - This solar-powered cooker is so effective at capturing ultraviolet light that it still works in (light) cloud...

8 ways to eco-commute

8 ways to eco-commute

Solowheel - Riding an electric unicycle might be a strange look, but with 2000W of near-silent power the Solowheel can carry you 10 miles on a single charge at up to 10 miles per hour. It's weather-proof, only 22 pounds and charges in 2 hours, making it a viable...

The Pocket Diet

The Pocket Diet

They're not the first startup to make the promise: One card to replace them all. A single secure card for that ever-expanding collection of plastic. Where others have failed (Stratos, Coin, Swyp, Plastc) Fuze seems to have the most potential yet. With over $1.8...

The future of grocery stores

The future of grocery stores

"Welcome to Whole Foods! Your groceries are boxed up and ready for you on your left but please... stay a while." Wow, she was nice. And this place is immaculate. You should really give your food a quick inspection. The swiss chard was wilted last time you chose home...

Our favorite subscription boxes

Our favorite subscription boxes

We're in the convenience business, and nothing feels more cushy than a curated subscription box arriving at your door step. Since Birchbox started the trend in 2010, over 600 others have followed suit. Now you can get just about anything delivered to your door every...