Tech + Gadgets
Industrial designer Colin Owen has a single focus these days: reduce the design impediments to urban biking. On sabbatical from his teaching job at CCA, Owen is now working full time on bike design for his company, Sparse.
Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and bon vivant Trevor Traina is in the business of making dreams a reality. His latest venture, IfOnly—an e-commerce site with a charitable bent—offers one-of-a-kind experiences, like say, celebrity chef Tyler Florence visiting your home to whip up a multi-course meal.
The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was supposed to be the year of high-profile wearable technology. Instead, we got new apps, curved TVs and one odd meltdown from action film director Michael Bay. But fortunately, there were plenty of upshots from the annual trade show to pamper us for years to come.
Long story short, my boyfriend and I have two different versions of the iPhone, and on a recent road trip, his battery died and I had the only car charger that would work for it as he left his charger at home. My phone was fully charged, and we were keeping up with each other on the highway, so I offered to switch phones with him for an hour, charge his up, and then pull off the road and switch back. He thought about it a second, then said, "No, that's okay.
Waiting in line to meet Santa Claus can be an overwhelming event. The nervous sweating, the obnoxious temper tantrums and the uncontrollable crying are all an implicit part of your experience. And most of that's just you. So when a company like ustyme (prounced “us-time”) presents us with an opportunity to visit with the jolly man himself without the hustle and bustle of the mall during the busiest time of the year, than it’s hard (once again) for us to keep calm.