Kickstarter warns creators against calling projects ‘the world’s best’

Kickstarter is asking its users to tone down the hyperbolic language and to layoff the misleading imagery. In an attempt to promote transparency, the now 10-year-old platform issued new rules and guidelines aimed at "honest and clear presentation."

Google’s Area 120 made a free, drag-and-drop 3D game builder

Google's in-house incubator, Area 120, has produced things like an app that teaches coding and tools to boost literacy. Now it wants to help gamers create their own 3D games, no experience necessary. Today, it launched Game Builder, a free platform t...

The Morning After: Keanu Reeves surprised us at E3 2019

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The E3 2019 show floor doesn't open until Tuesday, but things are already in full swing with presentations from Microsoft, EA and Bethesda. We've seen everything in gaming that was announced so far, from high-pr...

First we had DIY cardboard VR headsets, now we’ve got DIY cardboard drones!

I love the Ahadrone kit’s DIY touch! Designed to be the “drone for everyone”, it democratizes one of the hottest (and sometimes expensive) categories in consumer electronics. With all the makings of a very capable drone, the Ahadrone is just like any other remote-controlled quadcopter, but it comes with a complete corrugated board body, allowing it to stay light, but stiff, the perfect property for a drone exterior!

Cardboard isn’t new to consumer electronics. The Google Cardboard VR headset, and the cardboard Nintendo Switch Labo kits, have both showcased paper board to be a very capable low-cost solution to plastic parts. The board serves as a great packaging material too, knocking two birds with one stone.. and while it isn’t as permanent as plastic (the Ahadrone wouldn’t last 5 minutes in the rain), with the right template, people can rebuild their own cardboard parts, either out of board, plastic sheets, or even 3D printing them!

And that’s honestly the point of the Ahadrone. It isn’t a toy, but rather is a powerful learning tool that’s also a toy. It teaches you about aerodynamics, structural design, and guides you through the process of putting together a real, flying drone from scratch. Remarkable, isn’t it?!

The Ahadrone kit is a winner of the A’ Design Award for the year 2019.

Designer: Srinivasulu Reddy

The ‘Fold’ wallet is a completely seamless card, currency, and coin carrier!

The Fold is as simple as it’s functional, say the guys at Lemur Design. They’re right. When packaged, the Fold wallet comes as an open, unfolded piece of leather, secured to a packaging board that also contains the instructions to assemble the wallet together. With two simple fasteners, the Fold wallet comes together, transforming from a flat piece of leather, to an incredibly useful, classy, zero-compromise wallet that’s sure to spark conversation.

The Fold wallet is one of Lemur Design’s many single-piece-foldables, and comes crafted from a single piece of full-grain vegetable-tanned leather. Its unfolded, flat form folds together in three quick steps, going from a mundane piece of leather to a feature-laden wallet that holds your cards, banknotes, and even your coins! The wallet comes with two access-points, allowing you to quickly reach your cards or bills via the main flap, and access your coins in their dedicated coin-pouch via a secondary flap.

The straightforward, fold-to-assemble design looks deceptively simple, but is, in fact, an ingenious piece of origami-inspired artistry that goes from flat to fully-functional in less than five seconds. Its one-piece design not only makes the Fold wallet last longer than most conventional wallets that come assembled with stitches or glued seams, effectively bypassing all their weak points; but also gives it a unique design language that unites Lemur Design’s other fold-centric products. Besides the entire act of assembling your wallet is definitely the very highlight of owning this absolute beauty, is it not?!

Designer: Lemur Design

Teardown shows Apple’s latest effort to fix MacBook Pro keyboard

What did Apple mean when it said it changed materials to improve the keyboard on 2019 MacBook Pros? You should now have a better idea. iFixit has torn down the laptop to reveal at least a pair of changes to the butterfly mechanism that might affect...

PicoBrew’s new kits let you homebrew beer with your ingredients

PicoBrew's all-in-one homebrew appliances put a brewery on your countertop. They're relatively easy to use, and give novice beer makers detailed steps to make their own suds -- no previous experience required. There was one huge hindrance for the Pic...