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Maverick industrial designer Gowoon Jeong understands intuitively that people don't want fancy PMPs with displays -- they want tiny, oddly shaped devices that force the user to project track information onto a wall or body part, in a hard to read spiral shape. As the man points out, this gives user...

January 19th 2009 at 8:28pm 0 Comments
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There have certainly been gizmos to surface throughout the years that react in some form or fashion to rain, but Jean-Jacques Chaillout and colleagues at the Atomic Energy Commission in France are fantasizing about using those diminutive droplets of water to actually power useful creations. After us...

January 27th 2008 at 1:19am 0 Comments
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Dutch Umbrella -- a startup focusing its efforts in and around the city of brotherly love -- is looking to take the idea of courtesy umbrella rentals to a new level by incorporating RFID tags and marketers. Currently, the firm has landed eight partners that will toss logos on the stark white umbrell...

June 10th 2007 at 10:02am 0 Comments