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a brooklyn-based startup has come up with a portable e-motor that can be easily attached to any bicycle, instantly transforming it into an e-bike.
iOS: If you’ve ever taken an R-rated picture on your phone, odds are good that you know it exists somewhere in your photo library. I’m pretty forgetful, but I know I’d remember that fact. I mean, there’s the setup process—lighting is important!—the fact that you have to at least partially undress, the multitude of photos you’ll take before you settle on the one perfect one, the knowledge that you’re probably sending this to someone (and might regret that fact later), etc.
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The idea to make an updating weather poster first came to Oli Woods, the Melbourne-based designer behind product design company Typified, when he was having lunch with his parents. “We were all in the kitchen, chatting and enjoying the company when the topic of ‘the weather’ came up,” he says. “Seconds later, we were all on our phones, and the moment had gone, our attention had shifted from the real world to our screens and then stayed there.”
Google’s cloud-based tools provide a lot of bang for the buck. Apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides are a collaborative dreamscape, the types of applications that allow kids to split into groups and iterate a project until completion. They also make a good instant messaging platform, according to some teens. “We don’t really pass physical …