ST Microelectronics AS5C Y533 (also found in the 2015 Apple TV)
L05286 QS4 VG Z SGP 528
Cambridge Silicon Radio (Qualcomm) CSR1012A05 Bluetooth Smart IC
3.82 V, 0.329 Wh lithium-ion battery
pressure and angle sensors
package also has a spare tip and a Lightning and Lightning adapter
Apple is rumored to be bringing out the second generation Pencil this year. Hopefully, it can also scale up production and lower the cost. Users are reporting they lose the Pencil quite easily, and most certainly the cap, which hides the Lightning connector. At least, there is a cheap solution for the cap – the glow in the dark PencilCozy.
Every America’s Cup has its own design rules, influenced by the defending champion. The next one in Bermuda this summer will see a 50 footer (down from 72 in the 2013 Cup) and have a crew of 6, instead of 11.
“The new America’s Cup Class boats are foiling, wingsailed catamarans, 15 meters in length and capable of reaching highway speeds approaching 100 km/h. In addition they are extremely maneuverable, making them ideal match racing platforms.”
“We know there is still speed to be found between now and May 26 when racing begins”
“America’s Cup Class catamarans use lift generated over a hydrofoil suspended under the hull—like a wing under water—to boost the boat up out of the waves and make it fly. Instead of pushing its hull through the water, the yacht skims the surface, riding on what look like little feet. The result? Where the old boat could only “fly” when going downwind, Oracle has nearly perfected how to rest on its foils no matter the conditions.”
According to the Oracle USA team
“Over 15 designers and 50 boat-builders have contributed to the design and build of “17”, with more than 85,000 man-hours accumulated to date. Team partners like Airbus, BMW, Parker and Yanmar have provided technical expertise and support.”
One of the Airbus contributions is “the use of brand-new microelectromechanical sensors or MEMS. Typically used to monitor aircraft wings, the company developed a special version of the sensors to return information on the boat's wing. Eight strips containing a total of 400 sensors were applied to the wing during testing, which were able to reveal information about the conditions found at the top of the (75 foot) sail versus the bottom.”
(Ladies, even if you are not into supply chain innovations, check out the functional and attractive Dagne Dover handbags in the video.)
FedEx joins a space filled with other logistics providers and Amazon.com Inc.’s Fulfillment by Amazon service, in which merchants selling on Amazon’s marketplace pay Amazon to store and ship their goods.
Dagne Dover is one of what FedEx Fulfillment hopes will be many merchants—from startups to midsize retailers selling across multiple sites and online marketplaces—using its new service, Dan Coll, FedEx Supply Chain’s senior manager of e-commerce fulfillment, tells Internet Retailer. In 2015, FedEx bought logistics firm Genco as a part of a push into e-commerce and later renamed the unit FedEx Supply Chain. That unit has 130 warehouses and distribution centers in North America, totaling 35 million square feet, and FedEx says it processes 358 million returns annually and 580,000 direct-to-consumer shipments daily.
Dyson may be the world’s most interesting engineering and design firm. It’s not just because they manufacture 40,000 inventive products a day, from high-end vacuum cleaners to fans with no blades, but because it’s a multi-billion dollar empire that’s owned, not by shareholders, but by one man, its founder, James Dyson.
James Dyson is approaching 70, and of three children, he has one son who has been anointed his successor: Jake. (His other son is a musician, while his daughter is a fashion designer.)
Morpher, a bike helmet made from interweaved plastics that is just as strong as its traditional counterparts (it meets general safety requirements in both the U.S. and Europe), but flexible enough to fold almost totally flat, making it easier to transport. Woolf recently shipped the first units to his Indiegogo backers, who helped raise almost $300,000; he’s now in talks with stores too.
Wired on 3D printing, robotic kicker and more as adidas perfects the laceless soccer boot of the future in its Lab
“To this end, the Future Lab developed a material it calls Primeknit - a yarn that's digitally printed in a single unit. Traditionally, boots are made from pieces of leather that are stitched together; the new technique means that a boot fits an individual's foot while remaining rigid at specific points - like a hardened piece of leather - by means of fusing the yarn. "Boots used to consist of a base material over which further layers were packed; now we are working with only a single layer," Müller says.”
“Next to the climate chamber is a 22-metre-long stretch of artificial turf. At one end is what adidas describes as the best football player at the facility: a flywheel with an artificial foot at the end, known as Roboleg. Its shots travel at 160kph - 40kph more than the average speed of travel of a ball from a professional player. Not only is Roboleg more powerful than a human, it can reproduce each of its shots exactly. Sixteen cameras in the ceiling of the lab record the trajectory of every ball, taking 3,000 pictures per second, analysing its flight using Hawk-Eye - the tracking technology used at Wimbledon for line calls and in the Premier League for goal-line decisions - which offers real-time data.”
Just as DIY experts have found ways to remodel Ikea staples into expensive-looking furniture, refugees and aid agencies are turning Better Shelter structures into hospitals, reception areas and more. In Greece and on its border with Macedonia, the shelters are being linked together and used as early-childhood-development centers; in Djibouti, their walls have been retrofitted with “air conditioners” (plastic bottles cut in half to facilitate air flow). Now designers are trying to revamp the Better Shelters to allow for even more flexibility. After all, says Johan Karlsson, managing director of Better Shelter, “we cannot design a one-for-all shelter.”
When wearers press a button near the tongue, the HyperAdapt 1.0s automatically tighten and loosen around their foot. And although this technology may sound frivolous, it’s not just for kicks: simplified shoe fastening could give athletes an edge during competition, and it’s especially useful for people with impaired motor function.1.0s automatically tighten and loosen around their foot. And although this technology may sound frivolous, it’s not just for kicks: simplified shoe fastening could give athletes an edge during competition, and it’s especially useful for people with impaired motor function.
It’s hard to believe that an alarm clock—the cruel, clunky gadget that jolts you awake and ruins your morning—could not only be beautiful but also improve your sleep. That it could gauge the temperature, humidity, light and even air quality in your bedroom to help you engineer a perfect sleep environment. That it could monitor your sleep cycles and wake you when you’re least likely to feel groggy—all thanks to simple voice commands. Indeed, Sense (and its companion pillow sensor) is no ordinary alarm clock.
The book, conceived of and published by Apple, is a glossy $300 (that’s for the plus size; it’s $200 for a smaller version) tribute to the last 20 years of the company’s industrial design legacy, and to its progenitor, Steve Jobs. Photographer Andrew Zuckerman shot the 450 pages of products in Apple’s signature stark style—white background, high saturation—even turning the messy act of prototyping into minimalist glamour shots.