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Gaurav Sood

This sleek hubless bicycle could be the next evolution in the Tesla lineup

A battery-assisted luxe bicycle designed for the urban commuter who demands nothing less than the best in their experience of things they own.

Hopping on a bicycle for your early day commute is still the most efficient, environment-friendly and in most cases the fastest option. The number of bicycle riders is going to double in the coming decade owing to all the good reasons – more so in the crowded cities and urban centers. No one can deny the number of options when it comes to the...

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Clint Rainey

Truth Social, Trump’s new social media site, has a few TOS issues

Classic Trump move?

The paint’s still figuratively wet on Truth Social, Donald Trump’s new social network that he announced last night as a way to “fight back against the ‘Big Tech’ companies of Silicon Valley.” But the site already appears to be having a litany of problems.

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Gaurav Sood

This circular steam iron lets you glide over stubborn wrinkles ergonomically without breaking a sweat

Going through the piles of laundry is one task and then having to iron through all the creases is altogether another. To save time and effort, steam irons have cut out a niche for themselves, and to add a different, more sophisticated approach, the Iron-B by Gökçe Nafak is born. This is an advanced steam iron that will let you iron out the rigid wrinkle without having to break a sweat.

Steam irons are a hot and steamy way to keep linens and everyday wear spick and span. These irons have...


La Nef - Branding

Introduction Since 1988, La Nef imagines a different bank, one of general interest. Pioneering the social economy in France, the cooperative bank strives to make the bank and finance sector sound. How? By financing only ecological, social or cultural projects with citizens' savings. It's as simple as that. Challenge La Nef has always been defending a different model for finance where solidarity, transparency and ethics guide every action. A simple yet demanding practice away from the usual...

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Shawn McNulty-Kowal

This automated mushroom chamber uses smart technology to grow and harvest your own mushrooms at home!

Mella is a household mushroom fruiting chamber that uses smart technology to automatically grow and harvest a variety of mushrooms.

Over the past couple of years, our homes have become test kitchens for everything from colorful sourdough bread to dalgona coffee. Now it’s time to make some counter space for an at-home smart mushroom fruiting chamber.

Mella, an innovative new kitchen appliance from FirstBuild, a co-creation community backed by GE appliances, uses smart technology to...

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I'm giving away a 2021 macbook pro to a product designer

Hey Friends, Wanted to share something cool - We’re giving away one of the new MacBook pros to someone in the product design industry. I’ve certainly benefited from this community. Meeting great people on here and seeing great conversations over the last few years. All that said, we at [UX Cabin](https://uxcabin.com) would like to give back. Would love for someone from the DN community win! All you have to do is submit your portfolio to have a chance to win! Here's how you can...

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Zlati Meyer

Dig in: Portillo’s stock hits the Nasdaq in the latest high-profile restaurant IPO

The fast-casual restaurant chain headquartered in Chicago has its sights on Wall Street today. Here’s what to know.

The fast-casual restaurant chain headquartered in the land of Da Bears fans is thinking more about Wall Street bulls today.

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Shawn McNulty-Kowal

This transforming robotic furniture descending from the ceiling to take your home from bedroom to living room!

‘The Smile,’ a new apartment complex in East Harlem designed by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) features smart furniture systems comprised of stow-away storage units, bed frames, workspaces, and wardrobes that rise into and fall from the ceiling on command.

Technology is changing the way we live in cities. Electric scooters and bullet trains are replacing city buses, while public spaces are relying on AI and smart technology for contactless services. In New York City’s East Harlem...

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Srishti Mitra

Bicycle Accessories designed to elevate your cycling experience, keeping you safe + secure!

If in this era of pollution, pandemic, and panic, you aren’t already a bicycle person, it’s high time you convert into one! Bicycles are slowly becoming people’s preferred means of transportation. People are ditching the fossil fuel consuming and air pollution causing automobiles for the more eco-friendly option of bikes! Not only are bicycles a boon to the environment, but they also promote good health and ensure we get our daily dose of physical exercise done. In fact, you can even...

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Mark Wilson

She has 8M followers and earns 7 figures a year: How Twitch gamer Pokimane approaches the business of streaming

Imane Anys–aka Pokimane–is the seventh most popular streamer on Twitch. “You could stream 24 hours a day,” she says.

You can’t call yourself a gamer today if you aren’t on the Amazon-owned Twitch. The 10-year-old platform, which features live feeds of hosts playing games for hours on end while enabling real-time chats with fans, has created a whole new class of talent: the streamer. Some 16% of all U.S. adults follow streamers on Twitch, according to Forrester. As Amazon notes,...

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Erin Schulte

How Amazon changed shopping forever (and what’s coming next)

From two-day shipping to check-out free stores, Amazon keeps resetting customer expectations–and changing the game for all retail.

“Amazon is not really a retailer. It’s a technology company with a relentless dissatisfaction with the status quo. That’s what enabled them to get where they are today,” says Natalie Berg, founder of NBK Retail consultancy and coauthor of Amazon: How the World’s Most Relentless Retailer Will Continue to Revolutionize Commerce. Here, she explains how...

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Harry McCracken

How AWS CEO Adam Selipsky is keeping its $59 billion flywheel spinning

Amazon Web Services is the engine that powers Amazon—and countless other companies. Here’s how its new leader stays ‘restless and dissatisfied.’

In 2005, a new Amazon recruit named Adam Selipsky joined a small team working on a project that was seemingly far afield from the company’s core business of selling products such as books, laptops, and baby supplies over the internet. Amazon Web Services, as it was known, would give any business pay-as-you-go access to the same robust,...

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Morgan Clendaniel

How union organizers are chipping away at Amazon

The effort to unionize the Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse may have fallen short. But labor organizers aren’t giving up on Amazon.

When the 100,000- member Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union filed to hold an election at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, in November 2020, it was a potentially epochal moment. The labor movement was eager to capitalize on the rise of worker activism during the pandemic and establish a beachhead within the country’s second-largest private...

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Fast Company Staff

10 things you need to know about Amazon CEO Andy Jassy

He controls a company that touches our lives in infinite ways. It’s probably a good idea to know who he is.

Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO last July. Amazon veteran Andy Jassy is the captain now. It’s time to get familiar with him.

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Nate Berg

The real star of Wes Anderson’s films? The model maker who meticulously crafts the signs and buildings

Go behind the scenes with the artist responsible for many of Wes Anderson’s spectacular miniature models.

In one of the opening scenes of Wes Anderson’s latest movie, capital letters poke off the top of a mid-rise building advertising a magazine and its office below. The French Dispatch, about the foreign bureau of a New Yorker-ish American publication, is set in a made-up French town, and much of its action takes place within the rooms of this sign-topped building.

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Christopher Zara

Here’s what Lina Khan might do about Amazon now that she’s chair of the FTC

The new head of the Federal Trade Commission thinks Amazon is too powerful. Here’s what might happen next.

For most of the past half-century, antitrust enforcement tended to be narrowly focused—on your pocketbook. Companies could get as big and powerful as they wanted and still escape the hammer of regulators, as long as they didn’t raise prices for consumers. Amazon, however, has consistently delivered lower prices for consumers, and yet it still raises concerns among antitrust...

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Ainsley Harris

Thrasio, Perch, and others are betting $9 billion that the consumer-goods conglomerate of the future will be built on Amazon

With $9 billion in backing, an army of aggregators is buying up obscure, Amazon-based brands in hopes of creating a sprawling, Internet-era Unilever.

Catherine Seifert just wanted to solve the problem of where to put her purse in her car. Before she knew it, she had a patented device and a multimillion-dollar business selling her mesh slings (designed to bridge the vertical space between seat backs) on Amazon. Seifert’s brand, Car Caché, isn’t a household name, but its signature product...

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Kristin Toussaint

When these solar farms need their grass cut, they call in some woolly landscapers

It’s ren-ewe-able energy.

On some solar farms in New York state, sheep act as landscapers, grazing among the solar panels to manage vegetation. It’s a way to manage industrial-scale solar arrays without the use of fossil fuel-powered equipment like lawn mowers, and it provides an opportunity for local farmers to earn money contracting out their sheep. It could also spur the creation of a business cooperative to coordinate between shepherds and solar companies.

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