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Mercedes' Far-Out Concept Is the Luxury Car of the Future

The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion concept, just unveiled at CES 2015, is a hydrogen-powered dream car in the truest sense.<p>We have often complained about the lack of truly far-reaching concept cars on today's show circuit. Instead of creating visions of a distant future, too often automakers …

Hyperloop Is Real: Meet The Startups Selling Supersonic Travel

The majestic Senate majority leader suite in the U.S. Capitol was still Harry Reid’s in September when he eagerly scooched his leather chair across the Oriental rug to gaze at something that, he was told, would change transportation forever.<p>Former SpaceX engineer Brogan BamBrogan (yes, that’s his …

High-speed Rail

Telescopic Contact Lenses Are Here

2.7x magnification, activated with a wink.<p>​Wearable technology offers yet another opportunity to be a creepy person: telescopic contact lenses. ​Unveiled at this week's AAAS meeting/conference in San Jose, the lenses are the creation of optics engineers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, …

Personal jetpacks cleared for take-off with Australian stock market listing

A mainstay of popular science fiction and futurist conventions since the 1920s, the personal jetpack will move a step closer to reality on Tuesday when the New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company lists on the Australian stock exchange.<p>Inventor Glenn Martin will ring the listing bell at the …

Stock Markets

Jetpacks: niche hobby or future transport for the masses?

Could the Martin jetpack really be a glimpse of the future? Video of the latest prototype shows a noisy machine that looks like a souped-up Flymo, although the project has come a long way in the five years since its launch, with test flights now reaching 3,500ft and the New Zealand-based Martin …

New Zealand

Army Plans The War Helicopters Of Tomorrow

Joint Strike Rotor<p>Moving an army is no easy task, and it’s even harder when that army wants to travel by air. Working with NASA and the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army is developing a new fleet of helicopters to carry troops into battle, and into the future. Some helicopter designs from the early 1960s …

Aviation

The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It

After nearly a month of time with the Apple Watch, there’s been a few moments that drew attention to the downside to having a computer strapped to one’s wrist. Brushing one’s teeth, eating, and even holding your significant other’s hand on a walk all preclude accessing your wrist with your other …

Blind Americans can now ‘see’ with a device that uses their tongues

A new device that helps the blind "see" by using their tongues has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.<p>The BrainPort V100, cleared …

Lexus Teases A Real, Liquid Nitrogen-Cooled Hoverboard

Everyone’s now racing to make a hoverboard because we decided some time in the last couple of years that proving <i>Back To The Future II</i> prescient was the best way to highlight technological achievement. Lexus is the latest to throw its hat into the ring, posting a teaser for its own hoverboard …

Hoverboards

Google taps Levi’s to create interactive jeans

Google and Levi’s are teaming up to create interactive clothing.<p>At Google’s developer conference today, the Mountain View, California company showed off Project Jacquard, an experimental program within Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects unit that has developed conductive yarn with textile …

Wearable Tech

Five exciting new engineering inventions set to change the world - Pocket-lint

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has just launched its Start Your Story campaign for young engineers and innovators on their …

Inventions

You can now sign up to take a driverless car for a spin around London

Registration has opened for the first public trial of autonomous self-driving cars in the UK.<p>Fancy driving a driverless car? You can now register for the UK's first public trial of autonomous vehicles.<p>If you're in the UK, you can register with the Gateway (Greenwich Automated Transport Environment) …

Autonomous Cars

MUJI Splash-Proof Smartphone Speaker

Japanese design powerhouse MUJI has released a new water-resistant speaker for your smartphone. Though this is an entirely new design, MUJI is far from a newcomer to the world of practical audio equipment. Back in 2000, Naoto Fukasawa designed the iconic wall mounted CD player, which is still a …

Living Rooms

Bed Fan with Wireless Remote

Displaying reviews <b>1-10</b><p>Previous | Next »<p>1/3/2018<p>5.0<p>I sleep all night now!<p>By Robyn<p>from Colorado Springs<p>About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer<p>Comments about</i> …

Diogene: A Cabin Designed by Renzo Piano for Vitra

Celebrated Italian architect Renzo Piano, of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) designed a tiny cabin on the Vitra Campus called Diogene. The …

Hand Tree : Wearable Air Purifier to Filter Your Own Clean Air

<b>Hand Tree</b> is one of gadget series of Tree concept, it’s a proposed solution to deal with our polluted air. This gadget is your personal air purifier …

Air Purifiers

Stir Kinetic Desk Keeps You Fit and Energized Throughout The Day

<b>Stir Kinetic Desk</b> is a beautiful desk to look at and literally moves you to keep you fit and energized throughout your day. You can go from a seated …

Air-Purifier Bike Filters The Air and Produces Oxygen to Reduce Air Pollution

Lightfog, a Thailand design company has won Red Dot Design award for its concept bike that creates better air quality, <b>Air-Purifier Bike (APB)</b>. This …

What It's Like to Fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class

The world's best airline experience, from Singapore to New York.<p>In 2008, Singapore Airlines introduced their Suites Class, the most luxurious class …

Dining Rooms

Say Goodbye To Dustpans: The Vacuum Trashcan Is Here

Sweeping sucks. Especially annoying are those last little bits between the pile you’ve swept and the pile that actually ends up in your dustpan; they’re nearly impossible to capture. A new trash can and vacuum combination called Bruno offers a simple solution. The “smartcan” contains a vacuum …

August 'smart lock' maker ships Siri-enabled locks

Open sesame, Siri<p>August, the San Francisco-based maker of smart door locks that can be controlled from a mobile phone, said today that it’s expanding its products to include an accessory keypad for its locks and a new doorbell that’s equipped with a video camera.<p>But going beyond just hardware …

Futuristic Desk and Chair Station is Fully Adjustable For Working While Lying Down

Altwork Station is a combination desk and chair workspace that conforms to the individual using it. The compact design–reminiscent of something out science fiction–adjusts to multiple positions, from standing to sitting to fully reclining. Depending on your needs over the course of a day, Altwork …

Miniature

Nike’s Self-Lacing Shoes Are Here, But They’re Not What You Expect

They’re not the Marty McFly kicks we’ve wanted for decades.<p>At its “Innovation for Everyone” event today in New York, Nike unveiled high-performance footwear and apparel for athletes, a fleet of items for consumers, and more features on its Nike+ app. But the one thing that had everyone—okay, mostly …

This Audi has a beautiful electric longboard hidden in its bumper

At Beijing's auto show this week, Audi unveiled its Connected Mobility Concept, a trucklet based on the production Q3.<p>But with this concept, the vehicle itself doesn't really matter. What's interesting is what's <i>inside</i> of it: a beautiful electric longboard that automatically charges when it's stowed …

India's SMART City Plans Spawn Innovative Ultra Electric Bus Concept from TATA

An interview with the Head of Design at Tata Global<p>The Ultra Electric Bus concept showcases TATA MOTORS' design vision of a fully electric bus that …

Meet the Design Startup That Aims to Speed Up Urban Commutes

Even if you live in a metropolitan area with a first-rate transit system, if you’re not within a few blocks of a subway or bus stop, commuting can be a huge pain. You might walk a mile to get to (and from) a train station -- or just drive there and pay the parking fee.<p>Enter URB-E, a foldable …

Could an Underwater Aquarium Be Coming to New York City?

What’s cooler than an aquarium? An underwater aquarium submerged in New York City’s East River.<p>Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni recently …

Finally, Someone Designed an Airplane Seat Headrest That Actually Looks Comfortable

<i>Photo: MANON KÜHNE</i><p>Current airplane headrest designs do little more than leave you with an irreversible case of bed head (minus the actual sleeping part of the process). A Dutch industrial designer named Manon Kühne has graced us all with a headrest we can only hope will become a regular airplane …

GeoOrbital’s wheel turns almost any bike into an electric bike

TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016’s “wildcard” participant GeoOrbital has a different take on the electric bike. Instead of putting a motor on the bike, they put it in the wheel. This crazy idea was actually prompted by something founder Michael Burtov saw in the movie Tron. He thought there was a lot of …

This Startup Wants to Build a 2000-hp Turbine-Powered Hybrid Big Rig

Nikola Motor Company's all-wheel-drive electric big rig concept has a natural gas turbine generator inside its wild bodywork. And that's just the start of the craziness.<p>A quick glance at the spec sheet of the Nikola One reads like a vaporware hypercar startup: An all-wheel-drive electric screamer …