origami

  • Y Combinator-Backed Origami Labs Acquired By eFamily, But Service Lives On

    Y Combinator-Backed Origami Labs Acquired By eFamily, But Service Lives On

    Not all exits have to see a product disappear. Case in point: Origami, the family-focused social service that arose from Y Combinator-backed mobile social network Everyme’s earlier efforts, has been sold. The acquirer, Indiana-based eFamily, has taken over the company’s branding and software, and will continue to develop and support the product, which is good news for… Read More

  • Origami Labs Acquires FamilyLeaf, A Competing Private Social Network For Families

    Origami Labs Acquires FamilyLeaf, A Competing Private Social Network For Families

    Origami, the Y Combinator-backed social network for families which just launched to the public this month, has acquired competing service FamilyLeaf, another YC company. Financial terms of the deal are not being revealed, and for at least the next couple of months, FamilyLeaf is not shutting down. However, it will no longer be supported. Read More

  • From The Makers Of Everyme, Origami Launches Its Private Sharing Service For Families

    From The Makers Of Everyme, Origami Launches Its Private Sharing Service For Families

    Origami, the new family-focused product from Y Combinator-backed mobile social network Everyme, has now arrived after nearly a year of development. A spin-off of sorts, Origami takes some of the original inspiration behind Everyme – that people are looking for new ways to share outside of larger, more open social networks like Facebook – and tweaks the formula to address the needs… Read More

  • Everyme Has A New Project: Origami, A Private Sharing Service For Families

    Everyme Has A New Project: Origami, A Private Sharing Service For Families

    Everyme, the Y Combinator-backed startup with an app focused on private social circles, is announcing a new product today called Origami, which customizes the private sharing concept for a specific group — families. Read More

  • Hands On With The 4Moms Origami Stroller

    Hands-On With The 4Moms Origami Stroller

    When I first saw the 4moms Origami stroller, I knew it would be a hit. It’s a robotic stroller that unfolds like the Autobots getting ready to roll out and has one of the nicest interfaces I’ve ever seen on a stroller (which is saying a lot). Why did it make me so excited? Well, first this stroller will beat the pants off any of those feature-rich Stokkes or Buzzes out there. Pull… Read More

  • The 4Moms Origami: Look At This Robotic Stroller! Look At It!

    There are things you need to be afraid of when you’re a new parent. There’s gluten, pull cords, Disney products, and BPA, to be sure, but what about wild robotic strollers that look as if they’ll eat your wee ones in one snap of their plastic jaws? Luckily, the 4moms Origami stroller won’t close on the little ones and is in fact a automatic stroller with a bit of a twist. Read More

  • Ancient art of origami applied to complex fabrication techniques

    I think by now we’re all fairly familiar with Shapeways and their 3D printing system. Incidentally, you can now select glass for some 3D models at Shapeways, which is pretty cool. But the additive printing process employed by Shapeways and similar outfits (fabrication, rapid prototyping, etc) has some inherent limitations in the designs that can be printed. Researches at the University… Read More

  • The 4Moms' Origami self-folding stroller

    To put this simply, the Origami stroller is the coolest gadget I have seen since the original TiVo. Seriously, and it’s just a damn stroller. The baby carrier folds then unfolds itself in a matter of seconds and coming from a parent, that’s f’n cool. The best part is that the mechanism’s power comes from a small generator that recharges with every 300 feet instead… Read More

  • DIY: Netflix origami

    Rained in this weekend ’cause of Ike? How ’bout grabbing one of those Netflix envelopes laying around and fold yourself some paper. Nothing says love like a handmade heart made out of recycled paper. Read More

  • Microsoft Reader Optimized for Origami, All Five Origami Lovers Rejoice

    I thought UMPCs had gone the way of the Tablet PC and polio, but not so. Apparently Microsoft has just rewritten its Reader application for Origami, allowing at least a VW Beetle-load of people the opportunity to read ebooks in all their magical, blazing glory. Next: MineSweeper redesigned for maximum Microsoft Surface compatibility. Product Page via Origami Project Read More

  • The Origami Remote Control

    When I was a kid, chicks were always making those little paper “fortune tellers” where you picked a few numbers then got told you had herpes. Now the same principle is being applied to TV remotes, or at least this one. You use the paper fortune teller to control things like changing channels or adjusting the volume. According to creator Hayeon Yoo, the remote is aimed at children… Read More