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iMove Electric Car Gives The Touch Of Apple Into Future Transportation

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iPod. iPhone.. iPad… What else do you expect from Apple in future? Thinking of another high-tech handheld gadget? Why don’t think something beyond your imagination, iMove?

iMove is an electric car concept that has been specifically designed to be driven in the future streets by those who are already using various innovative Apple products. Design of the car was inspired by the Macintosh mouse, giving an open and cabriolet feel to the riders when driving. Accessing the car is super fun and stylish. The pyramidal shaped glass receptors have been placed on the roof that charges the electronic dashboard of the car. The back of the car is made of elastic textile materials that can hold the luggage underneath tightly. The exterior transparent area contains photocromic materials that enable the car to change its appearance in various situations.

Designer : Liviu Tudoran

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Posted by on October 7, 2010 in Automotive Concepts

 

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Talking With A Palm

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The future iPhone is here or at least in conceptual form. Given that size, design and features need to be drastically innovated, the NOT A Phone – Next Generation iPhone, delves into the projection arena. So basically you strap the next-gen iPhone to your wrist and project the display to your palm. You can figure out rest of the drill from the images, so my question to you today is….are we in for projection screens for phones? Is that the future of phone display, have a basic small screen and project the rest of it?
Designer: Samuel Lee Kwon

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Posted by on October 7, 2010 in SmartPhones

 

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Know Where Your Eyes Are

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Recon lets us know that this pair of goggles right here, “Transcend,” is the only pair in the world that provides you with real-time feedback including speed, latitude/longitude, altitude, vertical distance traveled, total distance travelled, chrono/stopwatch mode, a run-counter, temperature and time. Transcend has GPS capabilities, USB charging and data transfer, and post-processing software all with a super easy-to-use, futuristic interface. Recon hints to us that soon there may be an open API app development and download community – with apps!

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2010 in Concepts

 

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Alarm Clocks Are So Redundant….

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It’s time to move on and discard phone alarms and clocks! This is the new age people; we need cooler and hipper gear like this Alarm Pillow! It gently vibrates at the given hour, to wake you up with a buzz. And if you don’t get out of the bed, your head-weight acts as the snooze trigger. How awesome is that! The label-trigger is clever and fitting, I so need this for my sleepyhead daughter!
Designer: Seung Jun Jeong

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Posted by on October 5, 2010 in Technology

 

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Heat-Harvesting Nanomaterials

Nanomesh: A thin film of silicon riddled with regular nanoscale holes could be an efficient thermoelectric material.

Engineers have long dreamed of harvesting waste heat from a microchip or car engine and turning it into usable electricity. But thermoelectric materials, which convert heat into electricity, have never been efficient enough to move beyond a few niche applications.

Now researchers at Caltech have demonstrated new materials that could boost the efficiency of thermoelectric devices. They’ve demonstrated the design using silicon, but say it should improve the performance of other thermoelectric materials, too.

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Posted by on October 5, 2010 in Concepts, Technology

 

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Retro Watch

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Let me continue our legacy here on Yanko of presenting completely amazing, strange, and weird, with this “Retro-Futurism” timepiece from designer Carson Leong. It’s a digital timepiece that “celebrates the magical properties of fused fibre optics.” I couldn’t have said it more wonderful myself. The watch has its top glass (Sapphire crystal) replaced by fused fibre optic with 12 facets, each of the 12 representing one hour of the day. When turned off, the watch becomes a unique fashion accessory with a black gem (the optic) at the helm.

When the watch is on, a pattern is projected to the top surface of the fibre optic, only fully visible from the very top. Tiny sections of the output are visible from the sides, making the entire watch like a fantastically classy kaleidoscope. Wear this everywhere, at all times, except I’m not sure if it’s waterproof or not so probably not on your boating trips. But everywhere else, wear this out. You’ll get all the looks. Classic, futuristic, fabulous.

Designer: Carson Leong

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Posted by on October 5, 2010 in Technology

 

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Glam Pack For Blood

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The Sweet Donation Bag is an attempt to redesign the blood collection pouch. It features a sleeve with large cut-outs indicating the blood type (A, B, AB & O). The overall design is much more refined than the current bags in use and the packaging looks sturdy. If only the cut-outs would have indicated Type+ or Type- then I guess the impact would have been better. Slicker and tidier to look at; it won’t reduce the needle-prick pain!
Designer: Jihye Lee via Yanko Design

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Posted by on October 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Take In The Whole 180 Degree View

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Adding a new dimension to photography is the Intel Capture180 Camera. Taking a tangent from the mega-pixel war, and data storage issues, the Capture180 Camera brings in the news with its Virtual Reality imaging proposal. It uses a 180 degree fish-eye lens to capture 180 degree hemisphere and stores the information as meta-data within each shot, allowing the camera’s viewfinder, a digital picture frame, or your computer screen to come alive with the images.
The 180 degree fish-eye lens captures quite a wide view of the shot.

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Posted by on October 1, 2010 in Concepts

 

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