This sustainable storage container + shopping bag reduces your consumption emissions and food waste!

Open your refrigerator – how many plastic containers do you see? Now open that cabinet where you store your shopping bags – do you really need that many plastic bags? We often store in our takeout boxes/plastic containers and keep those plastic bags in hopes to reuse someday because we forget to carry our cloth bags to the store. Most of these little habits are formed because it is convenient and cheap but we do them without thinking about the effects of its continued use on our environment. To solve both problems with one design, Gabriel Steinmann created P0 (pronounced pio like the letter and number) which stands for ‘project zero’  – a storage and shopping solution for food that aims to reduce consumption emissions.

P0 helps us to switch to and maintain a plant-based diet and reduce the amount of food waste. The design blends organic and sustainable materials with an earthy aesthetic to invoke warmth and a more personal relationship with the items we use. Its ceramic body and textile lining help encourage a deeper appreciation for the food we consume and make us more aware of how much food we actually need to minimize wasting it. It is also a practical and attractive utensil in your kitchen – “a symbol of change, of becoming a little bit more human,” as rightly described by Steinmann.

The jury at iF Design Awards gave PO the ‘iF Design Talent Award 2020’ because it raises awareness and facilitates sustainable food consumption using a very beautifully designed functional product. “The design will appeal to early adopters who will become ambassadors for this product. The whole process is well thought-out and the combination of the different materials is aesthetically pleasing and endorses the entire concept. The possibility of customization makes it even more personal and inspires others to change their food consumption habits,” added the jury.

This self-sufficient, parametric, adaptable storage-and shopping solution is something I would really love to see taking over the world and make that sustainable switch in our lifestyle convenient enough to ditch the plastic containers and shopping bags.

Designer: Gabriel Steinmann

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Samsung CES 2015

It’s no secret that Samsung plan to jump back and fight for the top spot at the smartphone race with their next flagship release, but it might  happen sooner than expected. Maybe today.

January 6 marks the beginning of CES 2015, one of the biggest events of the year for tech fans around the world. Samsung, one of the biggest tech companies in the world and producers of the acclaimed Galaxy line of phones and tablets might take advantage of the buzz and use the event to display their upcoming Galaxy S6, also known as project Zero: a top of the line phone, with a sleek aluminum unibody with top of the line specs. There is one catch, though: as exciting as this sounds, it might only be shown to partners and not all attendants. But, rest assured, we will let you know as soon as we find out.

The Galaxy S6 line is meant to take Samsung right back to its rightful spot as innovators with a sharp edge for design, and was codenamed project Zero after the fact that the creators went back to the drawing board to correct every single detail that has bugged users in previous iterations  of the line. Rumored specs for the Galaxy S6 include a QHD Super AMOLED display, Android 5.0 Lollipop, an Exynos 7420 SoC or a Snapdragon 810 chipset, with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.

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Google Project Zero

Project Zero is an internal team of security specialists that will hunt down any bugs in third-party software, in order to alert antivirus developers. Of course, the search giant could as well exploit the vulnerabilities it finds, but instead it stays true to its “Don’t be evil” motto.

Obviously, the main goal of Google is to prevent such incidents as this year’s Heartbleed, a bug that affected quite a few websites. This is how the search giant explains the need for Project Zero: “Security is a top priority for Google. We’ve invested a lot in making our products secure, including strong SSL encryption by default for Search, Gmail and Drive, as well as encrypting data moving between our data centers. Beyond securing our own products, interested Googlers also spend some of their time on research that makes the Internet safer, leading to the discovery of bugs like Heartbleed.”

The best thing about Project Zero is that security specialists who are not part of the team will be able to consult the findings by checking an external database. First of all, this will help web app developers, but desktop and mobile app makers could also get some help in finding the vulnerabilities of their software.

According to a blog post written by Chris Evans, Research Herder, “We commit to doing our work transparently. Every bug we discover will be filed in an external database. We will only report bugs to the software’s vendor—and no third parties. Once the bug report becomes public (typically once a patch is available), you’ll be able to monitor vendor time-to-fix performance, see any discussion about exploitability, and view historical exploits and crash traces. We also commit to sending bug reports to vendors in as close to real-time as possible, and to working with them to get fixes to users in a reasonable time.”

The team behind Project Zero also made public the fact that it’s looking for other security specialists: “We’re hiring. We believe that most security researchers do what they do because they love what they do. What we offer that we think is new is a place to do what you love—but in the open and without distraction. We’ll also be looking at ways to involve the wider community, such as extensions of our popular reward initiatives and guest blog posts. As we find things that are particularly interesting, we’ll discuss them on this blog, which we hope you’ll follow.”

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