Do you remember looking out the back seat windows as a kid? Now, imagine if you were given augmented reality tools on those windows that allowed you to draw, zoom in, and even learn about the objects that you were looking at. This is the future that the engineers and designers of Toyota Motor Europe and Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design envision for… Continue
Added by Eugene on July 22, 2011 at 11:30am —
More than one out of every five people in the world lives without any access to electricity. Yet, out of those 1.4 billion people living without modern energy, many play the most popular game in the world, soccer.
Four Harvard students created a project for the American Express-sponsored Take Part program. Using the sport, it's a creative… Continue
If you're one of the millions of people who love Flipboard's iPad app, you'll know about their sweet new update. In case you don't know what Flipboard is, it's a digital social magazine that aggregates web links and then displays the content like a magazine. My Modern Met was one of the first ones to be…Continue
What a sleek-looking yacht! Adastra was born after five years of design and discussion between a Hong Kong couple and West Sussex-based John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs. Very experienced at voyaging the ocean, the couple wanted to create a trimaran that was designed for efficient long range cruising. The super yacht boasts a maximum speed of 22.5 knots and can cover 4000 miles at a range of 17… Continue
Astoundingly, in a population of less than 50 million, South Korea has more than 10 million smartphone users. That's one in every five! To cater to this constantly moving, tech-savvy demographic, Tesco Homeplus created a virtual store in Seoul subway stations. It's there where you'll find both virtual displays and merchandise that look exactly as the same as if they… Continue
Australian inventor Chris Malloy has built a hoverbike from motorcycle parts and claims it can fly up to 173 mph, at an altitude of 10,000 feet. The designer says the one-person vehicle could replace conventional helicopters for tasks over rugged terrain, such as aerial surveys, search-and-rescue missions and cattle roundups.
Along with two Tasmanian Oak propellers, the 240 pounds… Continue
Even though the hovercraft never really caught on with the mainstream public, this futuristic concept by 21-year-old Chinese designer Yuhan Zhang will surely turn some heads. The entry was recently shortlisted in the CDN Car Design Awards in China.
The Volkswagen Aqua is an all-terrain hovercraft that has more than one engine. The primary motor, which is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell,… Continue
Sometimes, technology is totally mind-blowing. You'll be amazed to see how functional this bionic hand is. It will be fascinating to see where this bionic technology goes in the next five years...
Patrick, a 24-year-old Austrian, decided to have his dysfunctional hand amputated and replaced with a bionic hand. After being electrocuted at work, he lost the use of his left hand. As he demonstrates the extra movement in his new bionic hand, we see him him open… Continue
Even if you're not a gearhead, you have to admit, the recently released Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is one sexy beast.
Limited to just 600 vehicles worldwide, the latest 911 packs a 4.0-liter flat-six engine derived from the 911 GT3 RSR racer and features forged pistons, titanium connecting rods, and a crankshaft pulled directly from its track-bred descendant. With 500 horsepower peaking at… Continue
Sir Richard Branson pushes the envelope like no other. Having already launched a successful commercial venture into space with Virgin Galactic, Branson aims to explore the deepest points in each of the world's five oceans with Virgin Oceanic.
The eight-foot long craft, made of carbon fiber… Continue
I'm a firm believer that we'll be seeing touchscreen technology a lot more in the future. Corning Incorporated, best known for their Gorilla glass technology, released an interesting promo video laying out its vision for the future of displays. From refrigerator doors to shop windows, the five minute clip, titled “A Day Made of Glass” shows a wide range of applications that could be soon within our reach.
Russian artists Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich of Art Lebedev Studio present a new way of making flash drives. Using cardboard, they've created disposable thumb drives, which have biodegradable housing and are environmentally friendly.
They are also inexpensive to produce. Cardboard is a more cost-effective material than plastic, wood or metal. It wouldn’t require using costly inks… Continue
This is a wicked cool application from Amnesia Razorfish. With it you can transfer content between your iPhone, iPad, and other devices using a Microsoft Surface table just by sliding things around. It is the most natural way possible for moving around your content. No more "send and receive." No more searching for USB cables. You don't even have to save the files to your DropBox folder. Instead, you just… Continue
Flying robots under the control of a computerNOT a human are no longer the stuff of science fiction. These robots, called quad-rotors for their 4 propellers, are becoming capable of amazing feats. In the video above the robot successfully juggles a ball for several bounces. This is something a human controlled aircraft would have a very hard time doing!
By now you've all heard of the new system for controlling Xbox games: the Microsoft Kinect. You may have even seen one of the videos circulating around of people using hacked Kinect controllers to do some things never envisioned by its creators. If you haven't seen them then prepare to be amazed.
In this video, we see a prototype of using the Kinect to… Continue
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In this day and age, technology gives us endless ways to look for and listen to any specific song we're looking for. With digital music available to us right at our fingertips, it's now about… Continue
With 76 Synthesizer, Swedish designer Jonas Eriksson has created the sexiest iPad app interface to date. The retro synthesizer app looks so magnificently detailed and realistic, it makes it easier for people to understand how it works.
The patch cords and voltage meters might look intimidating and abstruse in the real world, but they become playful and inviting when embedded in the… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 18, 2010 at 4:30pm —
So, what does a $300,000 cell phone look like? Made from polished and brushed grade 5 titanium, the Celsius X VI II LeDix features a flying tourbillion equipped with exclusive shock-absorbers, and a modern transparent design. There are around 600 mechanical parts in the phone, including 330 that deal with the watch movement alone.
One of the main features of the phone is the Remontage… Continue