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Nismo Smartwatch Concept by Nissan

Earlier this week during the Frankfurt Motor Show, Nissan has unveiled Nismo Watch – the first smartwatch designed specially for drivers of Nismo tuned Nissan cars. The concept establishes communication between a driver and a car, providing the real-time information such as average speed, fuel consumption, heart rate, etc. Athletes of the racing cars will be able to use the watch to get performance stats while on track. “Wearable technology is fast becoming the next big thing and we want to take advantage of this innovative technology to make our Nismo brand more accessible. on track, Nissan uses the latest biometric training technologies to improve… Read more »

Build Your iPhone 5 Case by Lego x Belkin

Never too old for LEGO – that’s the main idea of the new “builder case” for iPhone 5 produced by LEGO and Belkin. Scratch-resistant and semi-flexible outer frame along with molded back allows to accommodate a large variety of LEGO blocks. The playful twist opens up a vast spectrum of personalizing options. Bring your childhood back into your life!  “At LEGO® we strive to build imagination into everyday life and the partnership with Belkin allows us to do that: offering a functional product that also serves as a stage for expression for anyone embracing a mobile lifestyle,” said Jørgen Vig Knudstorp,… Read more »

Cortex – Innovative 3D Printed Cast by Jake Evill

Have you ever had your limb broken? If yes I’m sure you’ve hated that heavy cast, itchy and stinky skin underneath, uncomfortable shower and dressing up, you can continue the list of discomfort. Jake Evill, a fresh graduate from the Architecture and Design faculty at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand with a Major in Media Design and a Minor in Industrial Design came up with a very simple and innovative idea. His 3D printed cast – the Cortex – is light, shower friendly, fully ventilated, recyclable and very stylish. If Evill’s concept will be approved by medical professionals, patient’s x-ray and 3D… Read more »

20 Insane Perspective Shots Taken With The Awesome GoPro Camera

GoPro, the notorious, small, wearable, waterproof and shockproof camera, built specifically for extreme sports athletes and fans. Founded by Nick Woodman, he was inspired to start a company dedicated to adventure photography after a 2002 surfing trip to Australia. Hoping to capture incredible images, he soon discovered that high quality equipment could not be obtained for reasonable prices. So, he decided to make his company with an aim to get everyday people capturing professional-like shots. The GoPro camera is now widely used by the surfing community as well as by the skiing, bicycling, and skydiving communities. Here are some images to demonstrate just… Read more »

LIFX: The Light Bulb Reinvented

LIFX is a WiFi enabled, multi-color, energy efficient LED light bulb that you control with your iPhone or Android. A genius kick-starter by Phil Bosua that can reshape our understanding of the light bulb, and teleport home automation to a whole new -much smarter and simpler- level. The Australian designer/ developer, currently based in San Francisco, California, reveals how stale and poor have the lighting industry developed the consumer lighting technology, putting in mind that a light bulb only sports 2 options – “On or Off” – since its invention . With the rise of the smart phone age and all the things… Read more »

Your Average Smartphone in the 80s!

In the 80s, performing any of the tasks in the image below required its own separate bulky gadget. I remember getting my first walkman tape player as a kid and how cool it felt to have something extremely portable for its time! And how getting Nintendo’s original GameBoy required buying a separate cartridge cassette for every single game, instead of downloading and automatically updating form the online app store today! This image beautifully displays how far technology has come in just 30 years. Nowadays, each and every function performed by these gadgets are at the palm of your hand and the… Read more »

Instagram Socialmatic Hardware Camera Concept by ADR Studio

Over the past 2 years Instagram, a smartphone-based application, has gained extreme popularity as a photo-sharing service that adds a little vintage touch to the users images and publishes them online in a community that has already reached a whopping 50 million users. Recently purchased by Facebook for the sum of $1 billion, many people are speculating what will the social network giant add to the photo app. Experts have thought Instagram could build its first hardware camera, that would be distinctive for editing photos on the camera itself. Well here it is: Italian design and communication studio ADR  has created a… Read more »

The Three Funniest Google Glasses Parody Videos

Just a few days ago Google released a teaser video of their nifty concept gadget Project Glass. The video went viral online with plenty of reactions on how undoubtedly exciting and futuristic the glasses are. Of course, speculations also rambled on imagining side effects of such a gadget and how you might hurt yourself wearing them while moving. Hopefully, they won’t be as funny and painful as these Google glasses  parody videos!

Google’s Project Glass – A Leap into the Future

This is freshly baked out of the oven of Google X laboratory, a futuristic gadget that defines how deeply interactive smart computers will be within our daily lives. A video teaser released by Google introduced Project Glass, a pair of star-trek-like glasses with voice-controlled virtual computing abilities. The slim line fits around the forehead with a small screen in the top right corner to transmit information to the wearer. The computer is thought to be powered by Android operating system, with an interface similar to their smart phones. I’d like to see Apple’s move now, specially that this could be the next big thing… Read more »

Cinemagraphs – Capturing the Moment with GIF Images

New York fashion photographer Jamie Beck, in collaboration with the designer and motion graphics artist Kevin Burg,  have created a series called “cinemagraphs” of animated Gif images with an aim to reach somewhere between photographic and video images, still images transformed into moments. Gif (Graphics Interchange Format) was developed in 1987 (CompuServe) to replace the earlier RLE format which was black and white only. Nowadays Gif is widely used on the World Wide Web, both for still images and for animations. Gif uses LZW data compression which is much more efficient than the run-length encoding. Due to it you can download large images even with a slow modem for quite a reasonable time. The optional interlacing… Read more »

From The iPod Creator Comes NEST Learning Thermostat

Who would think that a thermostat maters, I mean the brand or its function, a thermostat is just a plastic box mounted on the wall with an on/ off/ high/ low/ auto switches and that is it! Its like turning the lights on and off on your way in/ out of the house. Tony Fadell, the the iPod’s lead designer, thought otherwise. After 9 years of iPod productions, three years of iPhones and 18 months of silence, he’s finally unveiled his next big product, Nest -the smart green energy efficient learning- thermostat! Nest is simply a  thermostat with an old-fashioned rotary dial… Read more »

LYTRO The First Focus-after-you-Snap Camera is Out [PICTURES]

Remember LYTRO? it’s the new camera that allows you to snap pictures first than focus them later on your computer or on the camera itself. Well, it’s not just a nice idea anymore! LYTRO is expected to hit the retail shelves in early 2012 for a price of $399 ($499 for a more advanced version) See also: LYTRO Camera – Snap Photos First and Focus Later [TRY IT YOURSELF]  Lytro’s founder and chief executive, Ren Ng, recently announced the launch of his light-field camera in a small Silicon Valley event. Design-wise, Lytro takes more than a couple of lines from Apple. It’s small… Read more »

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Dancing Color Sculptures [VIDEO]

Canon hired Dentsu creative studios and photographer Linden Gledhill for a new ad campaign for their Pixma ink printer brand.The idea they had for the campaign was magnificent, they wanted to bring colors to life, reflecting the quality of printing the advertised product offers, their idea was to create colored paint sculptures using sound vibrations. By wrapping a membrane around a small speaker, ink drops were placed on this membrane and the speaker was turned on. once it began to vibrate the ink begins to jump up and down. High-speed video cameras and still cameras were used to capture the ink’s motion including a special camera… Read more »

LYTRO Camera – Snap Photos First and Focus Later [TRY IT YOURSELF]

Lytro, a start-up company in Silicon valley, has recently developed a camera with a new revolutionary technology, where you can simply take the photo NOW and focus LATER, with an aim of helping photographers avoid missing a moment or a canvas. Just shoot, and fix your focus later on the camera or on your pc, with an option of creating multiple versions of the same photo with different focus points. They call it the Light Field Camera. Recording light fields requires an innovative, entirely new kind of sensor called a light field sensor. The light field sensor captures the color, intensity and vector direction of the rays of light…. Read more »

The Super Bus – from Holland to UAE [VIDEO]

Yes, it’s not a train and its not a bus, its a Super Bus. A high-speed, Eco-friendly, state of the art motor vehicle, designed for public transport, offering luxury and ease to business commuters and tourists. The electric-powered cross-over between a race bus and a limousine is being developed at the Delft University of Technology in Holland under the direction of Professor Wubbo Ockels, who in 1985 became the first Dutch citizen in space, part of the shuttle Challenger crew, and is designed by Antonia Terzi, an Italian aerodynamicist who has worked for the Ferrari and Williams Formula One teams. The Super bus has the length and width… Read more »

South Korea’s Virtual Supermarket [VIDEO]

A fresh marketing idea is all what it takes to go from zero to hero!  Tesco homeplus, a newly introduced supermarkets chain in South Korea, is now the second largest in the country, thanks for using the right idea in the right place. South Korea is the second hardest working nation in the world, for such hardworking people, there might be little to no time for grocery shopping. Tesco made use of this fact, along with the reputation of south koreans of having technology integrated in alot of aspects of their lives; they introduced the Virtual Supermarket in subway stations. Huge… Read more »

Holographic Sheets – The Future of 3D Modeling

A little more than a year ago, a video clip surfaced online showcasing  an extraordinary technology innovated by the fellows at Zebra Imaging . A 3D digital holographic print that can be used to display architectural models with a true three dimensional effect that would allow information analysis from every angle of  a certain design model, drawings are extracted from drafting softwares as AutoCAD or Revit and magically printed as 3D holography. Some of you maybe already familiar with this new technology, but it definitely deserves spreading. Watch the introduction video of their mind-blowing holographic sheets. [Sources:Zebra Imaging, StumbleUpon]

A 3D 360° Panoramic Video of the World (WATCH)

The Dutch folks at YellowBird have really raised the stakes with their outstanding contribution to the motion picture and film making world, they have created a realty 3D 360° video filming technique. Marc Groothelm and Rafaël Redczus’ technology is all about enjoying a totally interactive 360° panoramic view. A view that reaches beyond today’s standard perspective and that is experienced by viewers as if they are floating. Just like a bird soaring through the sky. Here’s how it works: The camera uses six divided lenses in order to capture every possible viewing direction. Through a double glass-fiber connection, a stream of 1200… Read more »

London Cabs fare paid via Cell Phone

Vodafone UK teamed up with the London Taxi company and equipped 500 of their infamous black cabs with mobile phone charger docks; a nice promotional service I’d have to say. Sometimes you actually might need to give your Blackberry or iPhone a little juice to get through the day, but can’t find the plug. Now, they’re rolling out another handy scheme, you can now pay your taxi fare through your phone with an SMS sent with the vehicle’s license plate number to a certain digit code along with the amount due, which transfers the fare to the driver’s pocket and charges it to your… Read more »

The Soft Rocker

An interesting creation coming from the heart of Massachusetts institute of technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, USA. In the beginning of May 2011, a team lead by Sheila Kennedy, MIT Professor of the Practice of Architecture, presented to the Killian Court of MIT an outstanding project of a smart solar energy charging station – Soft Rocker (as it looks like an outdoor rocking lounge furniture). The idea of the leaf-like loop is to create the solar tracking system using its environment, it has a 12 ampere-hour battery and store solar energy harvested during the day. With a creation like this, outside gatherings… Read more »

Home Automation – The next level

Just 10 days ago, Electronic house magazine have announced their 2011 Electronic House of the year.  Belonging to owners Angie and Shannon Davis of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA; they have taken their 5,500-square foot contemporary craftsman estate to the next level of home automation. We’ve seen lights that switches on automatically at dusk, curtains that close/open with a clap, room auto temperatures adjusted.  But an iron that warms up automatically a few minutes before you start pressing, or a chandelier that flashes in the powder room to indicate shortage of toilet paper, or a shower that presets the water temperature and… Read more »

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