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Nothing about this Electrolux concept screams practicality. It's basically an induction powered hotplate attached to a laptop, with a removable cutting board sandwiched between the screen and burner. Designer Dragan Trenchevski envisions this portable cook top as a boon to travelers and campers w...

September 12th 2011 at 8:19pm 0 Comments
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Any audiophile worth their weight in 180 gram vinyl will gladly tell you that nothing sounds quite as good as a record. Unfortunately, the format has a few major drawbacks, like a lack of portability and the fact that it really sucks at making phone calls. The iPhone, on the other hand, is light ye...

April 28th 2011 at 11:09am 0 Comments
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I remember the first time I made a call on my iPhone all the way back in 2007; I was truly smitten with Apple's revolution. However, during the second call, I realized that the sharp edge really was uncomfortable to my delicate, mirror-encrusted earlobes. Fast-forward to 2010, and the problem has on...

October 18th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Yanking cords out of sockets is a terrifically satisfying way to take out your aggression on electronics, but it's not very safe. This British-only concept solution seeks to change all that, with some internal fortification and an external ball attachment to show you where to grip. Why not make a r...

June 18th 2010 at 12:21pm 0 Comments
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It might not change the world, but it won't be for lack of trying. Plus Minus Solar has designed what it's calling the LED Solar Pebble, a multifaceted device that requires just a pinch of sunlight (or maybe gobs of it, actually) in order to generate artificial light. And charge your arsenal of giz...

April 5th 2010 at 5:34am 0 Comments
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We've all been there before -- you're an investigative journalist and you need some hidden camera footage of a rave or male model convention. Of course, we've seen plenty of wearable camcorders in the past, but none with that special something -- until now. This unnamed concept design by William Ge...

February 26th 2010 at 8:28pm 0 Comments
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We're going to go ahead and admit up front that this is not the most practical concept we've seen come out of Yanko Design before, but it is quite intriguing -- even if its name is not. Called the Play MP3 Player it's inspired by origami and to control it you fold it to create the shape of what you...

February 22nd 2010 at 11:42am 0 Comments