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Satellite dishes have come a long way in terms of design and size over the years, but Marcel van de Burgwal -- a grad student at the Netherlands' University of Twente -- has now invented a way to ditch the dish altogether. Channeling his inner Doc Brown, his invention revolves around an array of vi...

October 25th 2010 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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Designer Andrew Kim has cooked up a concept smartphone for HTC dubbed the "1" that makes the company's current offerings look, well... last generation. The device, built from a brass housing (coated in silver) eschews the phone-maker's recent crop of fairly standard looking mobile devices for somet...

July 12th 2010 at 10:38am 0 Comments
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You know, we're realists, and we know deep down that cars in the future are going to drive themselves just fine without a humanoid robot to grab the controls and peer out of specially crafted front compartments. Even if a humanoid was doing the steering, he'd probably just jack into the car's full...

July 6th 2010 at 12:39pm 0 Comments
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I love concept designs – the images artists put together for films, architecture, automobiles, etc. – before making the actual product. Concept designs allow an artist to spur others imaginations to show them what might be possible. The guys at ClarkeHopkinsClarke architects in Austral...

January 28th 2010 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Imagine the day when all-in-one desktops really mean it -- no keyboard, no mouse, and not even a screen panel. This is precisely Pauline Carlos' idea with her Froot concept -- supposedly an entry for a Dell sustainable design contest. Sure, the color options are rather odd if not unappetizing, but...

January 18th 2010 at 6:24am 0 Comments
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Apparently designed so Flava Flav could secretly record his travels back in time, the "1881" concept designer Lindsey Pickett showed at a recent Kodak design exhibition is a bold new entry in the uber-competitive non-existent camera / locket space.The foldable cam takes snaps just by squeezing the...

April 20th 2007 at 6:47pm 0 Comments