Breville Pizzaiolo: The maker of perfect pizza pies

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Dominos may have its 30 minutes or less challenge, but imagine getting the perfect pizza pie, fresh out of the oven, in 2 minutes…

That’s the Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo’s promise. Designed to perfectly mimic the heating conditions required for a brick oven, Breville’s Pizzaiolo does all that in a tenth of the space, and right on your kitchen countertop. the Pizzaiolo is a one-of-a-kind device that, in its small frame, can reach temperatures of 750°F and cook perfect wood-fired-style pizzas in just about 2 minutes. Made with brushed stainless steel, this oven is able to replicate the conductive, radiant, and convective heat generated by a brick oven. It features an ‘Element IQ System’ that can replicate the ideal baking environment for different pizza styles (practically everything from New York to frozen pizzas). The natural cordierite stone base provides the perfect heated surface for those crispy, yet melt-in-mouth crusts, and the advanced heating system can cook an entire pizza from scratch in just two minutes. Even instant ramen takes more time!

Designer: Breville

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An All-New Cube Computer

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Cube is a modular desktop PC case that safeguards your motherboards while making it easy to customize and upgrade. The model features two variations, “Slim” and “Bold,” that are built to house the Intel NUC board computer and full-size ATX motherboards respectively. Using standard components, it’s also easy to upgrade. The minimalist, monolithic shell features a frosted exterior that allows the inner workings to peek through. As an added bonus, a wireless charging lid allows users to simultaneously charge their phone simply by placing it on the top surface.

Designer: Lorenzo Mariotti

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A Hotel Room on Wheels

A winner of the 2018 Radical Innovation Award, the Autonomous Travel Suite reimagines the way users commute and adventure! The design packs many of the creature comforts of home into one sleek unit.

More like a hotel room on wheels than an RV, the ATS is entirely autonomous and works as part of a larger Autonomous Hotel Chain. To access the chain and a personal unit, one must simple input their destinations into the online system. An ATS will be deployed when you need it to ensure you get where you’re going on time and in absolute comfort. Once on board, users will find areas to sleep, lounge, wash, work, eat, and store their belongings… all while taking in the sights from panoramic windows.

Designer: Aprilli

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In a world filled with plus-sized phones, Palm’s new phone is perfectly petite!

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At 3.3 inches, Palm’s latest smartphone has the smallest display in practically a decade (even the first ever iPhone had a 3.5 inch screen), but it does so with reason. The tiny, incredibly handy phone wants to be the phone you carry for convenience. It’s small and practically fits in your palm, and comes with a custom version of Android Oreo that mimics the tiled appearance of the Apple Watch menu screen.

Designed for people who love having phones that they can navigate through with one hand,the Palm comes with a 3.3-inch 1280×720 display with a respectable 445ppi. On the inside sits a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC, 3GB of RAM, and an unusually small 800mAh battery. You’ve got a 12MP rear camera with a flash, and an 8MP front-facing camera that’s capable of using facial recognition to unlock your phone (given that a 3.3 inch phone is a little on the smaller side for a fingerprint sensor). You’ve also got IP68 dust and water resistance, Bluetooth, GPS, LTE, and believe it or not, USB-C.

The new phone marks the rebirth of the brand that dominated the WebOS age, giving people the feel of a palmtop computer a decade ago. After fizzling out, post being acquired by HP, Palm was sold to TCL in 2014. Launched on the 15th of October with a complete rebranding (and endorsement by Stephen Curry), the new and improved Palm is poised to be the “ultraphone that’s designed to serve as a smaller, simplified companion to a larger smartphone.”

Designer: Palm

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10 things to do before switching jobs

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In today’s booming work culture, it is an accepted norm to switch jobs so you can explore and experience things to the fullest of your capacity. It is a constant process, finding that perfect job as your current job could fulfill its purpose or you may evolve as a person, having different needs. Whatever the reason, there are some things you ought to wrap up before you switch your job. The write-up below by Nisa Chitakasem (Founder @ Position Ignition) has listed the top 10 things you need to keep in mind during the hectic and challenging job switching phase.

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In today’s world, individuals will change careers on average 7 times more in their lifetime, compared to only a couple of decades ago – and this rate is rising. There is more choice available to us – especially for those with talent, drive, and ambition. Currently, the support that we tend to find is really limited. It’s also pretty generic – maybe some careers advice from your school, uni or MBA school. Otherwise, not much support until you are really senior in an organization – and even then whether it is effective or not is debatable!

What results is a combination of lack of control and a cycle of movement from one unfulfilling job to another, or getting stuck at a ‘dead end’. However – do not fear – you do not need to stay in this ‘rut’. New horizons could be just around the corner.

So – you want to look for a new and the right role. This can be challenging, difficult, lonely, and sometimes stressful. You might want to consider getting someone to ‘walk the path’ with you and help you get clear about what your options are, what you want to do and how to get there can be hugely valuable. It is even more helpful when you know that the person accompanying you has been involved in this process before on many occasions and is a real expert. So if you work with someone to help with your career change look at their work and life experience to make sure they know what they are on about!

Right – so you are ready to change careers and want to find that right role. In order to succeed bare in mind the following tips:

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1. Invest in yourself

This journey is important, so give yourself time to work it all out. You will need a significant amount of thought, consideration, time and investment in order to make this change smoothly and to make it the right career change. There are many key stages and turning points to consider so take the time to do it.

2. Get Clarity

Without real clarity about what you want to do or how to get it, achieving any sense of fulfilment or being in control of your future will be very difficult. Therefore it is really important to work on getting clear about what your central goal is and how to achieve it. If you want to learn about the different ways to do this then feel free to drop us a note.

3. Create an action plan

Simply knowing what you want will not ensure that you get it. You need to be clear about your plan of action and how to carry out what you have specifically designed for yourself. Get clear achievable steps in place. Outline it so that it is broken down into steps that you can work through towards that bigger goal. Reward yourself and be proud of yourself as you get through each stage of your plan.

 

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4. Focus your energy on the change

Making a change and finding the right role is not always an easy task. It can be tough, tiresome and long. You need to stay really focused and be efficient around where you put your energy and effort to get the outcome you want. Make sure that you are in control of the key elements in your world and are able to drive forward with the career and life of your choosing. You will need perseverance and determination to help. Being smart about how you spend your time is crucial.

5. Understanding your strengths

Get to know yourself better. Identify what your key strengths are. What are you really good at? What do you enjoy that you are also good at? What skills have you learnt? What are you naturally inclined to do and be better at? Make sure that you get right to the core of it. The more you know yourself the more confident you will become and the better you will be at identify the right role for you and projecting yourself in order to get it.

6. Ignite that passion

Without real passion for a role – it will be difficult to get. Even if you do get it – you will find it difficult to maintain and grow within and beyond it. What you want here is the right role. This means something that you are truly passionate about. It might take a bit of experimenting to find what ‘floats your boat’ – but it will be worth it when you have found it.

7. Know your boundaries

Being clear about what works and what doesn’t work for you in order to be happy can be groundbreaking. It sounds simple but so many of us do not actually take the time to work it out. In each different work situation – we may have different boundaries. By being clear about what they are and then communicating this clearly to others and staying true to what is important – will make a huge difference. This impacts work and your personal settings.

 

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8. Manage and improve relationships

This is important from all aspects. If you learn to manage your relationships effectively you will be able to control the process and transition. You will be able to manage your exit smoothly from your current or old role. Understanding where your old boss is coming from and the impact you have on him/her – and how you interact could really influence how you leave a job. How you get your next job and keep it may also rely heavily on your ability to manage relationships well.

9. Leverage your connections

Learn how to network and harness your connections effectively. This does not mean bombarding people you do not know with emails or adding everyone you can find to linkedin. Neither is this picking up as many business cards you can at a networking event and calling that person part of your ‘network’. Real networking is about getting to know people. You need to work on identifying and getting to know those who can help you along your way.

10. Rid yourself of blocks, fears, and insecurities

All of us have them at one stage or another. Many of us keep them for years. However, do not let them stop you. If you are afraid – that is ok – just do not let it take over and control what you do or do not do. If something is blocking you from moving forward – take the time and action you need to confront it, deal with it and resolve it. This does not have to be done alone. Find support from those around you. Get support from a professional if it is a deeply personal issue that is troubling you. If you do not deal with it now – it will keep blocking you in different ways throughout your career and life. Once you have worked through the blocks – you will be so much more energized, comfortable, confident and free.

Those are the 10 pieces of the pie that you must do before or as you start your journey and change careers. Each step requires some work, time and thought – but they are important if you really want to make it work. There might be a lot to do – but you are not alone and you CAN do it.


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The original write up by Nisa Chitakasem published on The Undercover Recruiter can be found here.

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A Different Approach to The Ergonomic Computer Mouse

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There is no standard shape for a computer mouse, they come in all sorts of unusual configurations; from the conventionally simple to the wildly ergonomic, there is a mouse for everyone. But, the Tube mouse goes one step further than this, as it aims to be THE mouse for everyone!

Made of a soft Silica Gel, the body of Tube is soft and malleable, making the mouse far more adjustable than its hard-bodied competitors. This, combined with its symmetrical design ensures that is can be used by both right and left-handed individuals, this is something that ergonomic computer mice often cannot cater for.

Packed into the squishy exterior is a light that, much like the night light it was inspired by, gently glows, giving Tube a second use!

Designer: Tim Chen

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The Bosch Kiox adds an instant dashboard to your bicycle

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You may know Bosch from its power tools, but that isn’t all the company is famous for. A pioneer of engineering and electronics, Bosch makes its share of ground-breaking products… or in this case, road-blazing ones too. The Kiox is an onboard computer for your e-bike that lets you visualize data such as your speed, cadence, distance, battery level, and even access more niche features like indicating when your bike needs servicing, as well as rider’s health stats like heart rate, etc.

Kiox’s main device sits right between your handlebars, while its control (a separate unit) can be mounted near your left or right hand for ease-of-use. A 1.9-inch screen comes with vivid colors that can display data in all weather and daytime conditions, and it even comes with a GorillaGlass cover to protect it from scratches, bumps, or even grit that may get on it as you cycle through demanding conditions. The Kiox pairs with heart-rate monitors too, using Bluetooth to pull heart-rate data from the monitor and display it on the screen, allowing you to measure your stats as well as performance as you go. Clearly made for a bicycling power-user, I guess you could call the Kiox a different sort of ‘power tool’!

Designer: Bosch

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Meet the massive interactive mirror that makes spellbinding pixelated patterns

If you’ve watched the Harry Potter movies, you’ll remember an iconic scene from the first movie when Hagrid stands in front of a barren wall, carefully tapping a certain set of bricks with the tip of his umbrella. The wall came to life as the bricks began rotating and disappearing into each other. Soon, there was no wall, and the famous Diagon Alley stood before Harry Potter and Hagrid. The Brixels offer a similar experience. Multiple individual bricks that rotate on their axes, the Brixels come with a mirror finish on one side, and a matte black finish on the other. Controlled by a proprietary software, the Brixels can independently move to create engaging facades, installations, and even architecture pieces.

The Brixel wall shows off the potential of the Brixels, creating patterns that play with light and shadow, as well as with depth, either moving in synchronicity, or mirroring a subject who moves in front of the interactive panel, or even creating imagery or text (ideal for large public spaces and offices). A Linux controller computer sits at the heart of each installation, running a variety of apps that process the visual data and pass it along to the Brixels. The data is sent via RS485 to the controller PCBs that sit at the bottom of each column. Each controller PCB then sends the data over a serial line up the column to each individual Brixel. The architecture allows an endless amount of rows and columns of Brixels, or even Brixel installations of different shapes like the Brixel Globe, shown below. A perfect artpiece for Burning Man, I’d say!

Designer: Breakfast New York

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Let this V12 engine espresso maker supercharge your coffee and your day

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The Espresso Veloce Royale 01 literally makes the richest cup of coffee ever. Where else would you find a V12 engine being used to brew espresso? Or rather, a V12 engine crafted from real 18-carat white gold, diamonds, thermoset gold leaf carbon fiber, and two stunning royal purple amethyst gems.

Clearly made for refined tastes (and refined wallets too), the limited edition coffee maker is the latest in Super Veloce’s outrageous engine inspired coffee maker arsenal, and to be honest, it outdoes the rest. Engineered in Germany, the coffee machine works with sheer precision to deliver your perfectly made single-serve cup of espresso that should quite literally power you through your entire day.

The Espresso Veloce Royale 01 also comes with 4 complementary espresso cups, because frankly having to pay extra for espresso cups would be quite a low blow.

Designer: Super Veloce

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Drone in a Jiffy

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The Xenon Adventure Drone is an ultra-portable alternative that aims to make the setup process a cinch so you can do more playing and less assembling. Better yet, it’s simple to store and transport so it will be ready when you are.

The design is made possible by stacking sections that attach magnetically. Just snap the black and white pieces together and the drone will be prepared to fly. A third section acts as both a storage container for the drone and a launching platform that can be held in the hand. As for the control element, it attaches onto any smartphone, augmenting the display with surface haptics that provides a tactile, dynamic, flat surface, replicating a joystick. Here, users can view and control its 3-axis gimbal stabilized camera which unfolds during flight to record 4k video and photos.

The Xenon Adventure Drone is a winner of the 2018 Red Dot Design Concept Award.

Designer: Kendall Toerner

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