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Facial Recognition

Can Facial Recognition be Dangerous?

FACIAL RECOGNITION – In 2017, our faces are more html than biological. New facial recognition software can do everything from pinpointing your ethnicity, to your emotions and even predicting what you will do next. As biometric technology becomes more sophisticated, governments and private companies have been building tools

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Manufacturing Designs w/ ANDesign Lab

ANDesign Lab is a full service Industrial Design firm based in Newport Beach in Southern California. Though ANDesign Lab conceptualizes and designs at their headquarter in the United States, they manufacture in China. The ANDesign China team oversees all final manufacturing oversights and quality control.  Just

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A Mobile Contraceptive App – Can You Trust It?!

Sex sells…so they say. In 2015, Natural Cycles was barred from advertising the app as a contraceptive in its home country of Sweden. They then hired a team of researchers, who wrote a paper arguing it was nearly as effective as other contraceptive methods. The aim of the

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Manufacturing Your Design Career

“What a day. What a time. Design and all it stands for and how it’s helped me succeed. Here’s how I’m manufacturing my career.” On Thursday, February 2nd 2017, CEO of ANDesign Lab, Andrew Namminga was invited to be the opening speaker for the Duncan

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Small Business Trends : Office Plants

Looking to get more creative? It starts with your work space! Office Plants are revitalizing especially working in a high pressure, deadline driven creative environment. I looked at the NASA Clean Air Study as my point of reference for this list of “office plants for creative

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Uber Beacon adds Color-System to Distinguish Car for Rider

Uber Beacon has found out how to get you to your ride in the clutter of leaving a concert.  Uber announced in December 2016 that it will be deploying new hardware called Uber Beacon in select cities, starting in Miami, Denver, Nashville and Newcastle in the

Battery Life

2016, the Year of Faulty Battery

Battery Life The shortcoming of  battery in 2016 devices was a real deal breaker (and recall enforcement). We got to see a lot of tech gone wrong this year. So rounding up a particular tech-issue for the year was tough…but of course, we could leave

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National Association Music Merchants Exclusive: iRig Nano Amp

With the National Association of Music Merchants approaching us next month, don’t be surprised to see them on your timelines.  NAMM strives to bring out more than 1,000 music vendors exhibiting over 6,000 brands.  Plus, attendees are able to choose from 120+ educational sessions and

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Temples of the West

David Best is an American sculptor most notably known for the use of recycled goods, primarily well known for building immense temples out of recycled wood sheets (discarded from making toys and other punch-outs). AND being the architect behind the annual burning building at a desert

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Eurotrip w/ Rian from ANDesign

Ask any backpacker why they love traveling and you will wind up with a long-winded story about their life changing experiences. Ask an artist that and you’ll get a similar response. We got to interview Industrial Designer, Rian Carlo of Orange County’s notable Industrial Design firm, ANDesign Lab, and asked