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  • Wiivv steps on $4 million to bring your feet into the 21st century

    Wiivv steps on $4 million to bring your feet into the 21st century

    Hardware Battlefield favorite Wiivv has announced a $4 million Series A funding and an acquisition. Not too shabby for a footwear company. But remember: this isn’t just any shoe company. Founded by Shamil Hargovan and Louis-Victor Jadavji the team at Wiivv is making and selling 3D-printed insoles. The company has sold 10,000 insoles already and they’re going to start shipping… Read More

  • Jackson Wayne makes a messenger bag for time travelers to the Old West

    Jackson Wayne makes a messenger bag for time travelers to the Old West

    Well howdy, partner! How’s your Django app deployment going? Jackson Wayne makes leather goods with a decidedly old-timey, pre-WWII/post-Pony Express bent. Founded by a former lawyer, Andrew Lynch, the style is based on “old pictures of lawyers and their briefcases” that Lynch found while running is law practice. Lynch’s inspiration came from a leathery past. “I… Read More

  • PixTeller makes designers (almost) obsolete

    PixTeller makes designers (almost) obsolete

    PixTeller is a unique little service. Created by a Romanian web designer, Alexandru Roznovat, it is a sort of instant design studio with plenty of ready-made templates so you can create clever Instagram memes or fun book cover designs in a few seconds. After creating an account you’re presented with dozens of pre-made designs that are fairly innocuous. You can select a Facebook header… Read More

  • Hey, Alexa, are things going to get weird?

    Hey, Alexa, are things going to get weird?

    They say that news is what happens to a writer on his way to the bathroom and I’ve recently discovered something fascinating. Alexa – and, to a degree, Siri and Google’s OK Google solution – have become indispensable additions to our home. The kids tell Alexa to turn on the lights and start Netflix. We ask her how to spell words and do basic math. She tells us which day… Read More

  • Tailor Brands raises $4M to have robots design logos for you

    Tailor Brands raises $4M to have robots design logos for you

    For the most part, apps like Prisma depend on curated training sets to impersonate style and apply it to a new context. While this may signal that machine creativity is dead on arrival, we shouldn’t forget that even Picasso needed to attend a showing of African masks before he could push cubism into the popular lexicon. Yali Saar, CEO of Tailor Brands, believes much the same about… Read More

  • Meet Yousif Ashoor, the creator of these of amazing automatic sunglasses

    Meet Yousif Ashoor, the creator of these of amazing automatic sunglasses

    If you’re a gamer you’ll recognize the trope: a hero steps into the harsh glare of a desert planet or a blasted cityscape and her sunglasses automatically slide into place over her face. These futuristic shades are handy, they look badass and they keep your corneas from being sandblasted by interstellar debris. Well, a young man named Yousif Ashoor has 3D-printed his own… Read More

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    Level is a pair of fitness glasses that might be able to tell if you have diabetes or other diseases

    Level is a pair of fitness glasses that might be able to tell if you have diabetes or other diseases

    A pair of glasses, once relegated to nearly blind and blurry-eyed nerds, could one day save your life. At least that’s the pitch from VSP Vision Care. The eye exam provider just launched a new pair of smart glasses called Level that, for now, focus on fitness. Level not only provides the wearer with keen vision but also counts their steps, calories burned while wearing them and… Read More