From smartphone to Blackphone


Privacy matters, although it’s hard to guard your privacy with all data-eager tools we use today. Each call, text message or tweet is monitored, analyzed and possibly saved by NSA, Google and other corporations and governments. No way you can escape Big Brother these days, or is there?

Blackphone is a smartphone that makes user privacy a priority. The phone will run PrivatOS, a more secure version of Android, and is a joint development of Silent Circle (encryption specialists) and Geeksphone (Spanish smartphone maker).

Pre-orders start 24/02/2013 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

Cycling London’s skyline


Foster + Partners recently pitched SkyCycle, a proposal to create safe new cycle routes throughout London. Elevated cycle routes build on top of suburban railway corridors. Adding a healthy and fast alternative to London’s daily gridlock.

Foster + Partners developed the plan together with Exterior Architecture and Space Syntax.

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