Arts & Design

Picture frame printer mounts on your wall

The standstill of printer design is baffling. As one of the most popular peripherals used, the progression of the printer has been pretty stagnant when it comes to aesthetics. The Wall-Mounted Picture Frame Printer puts a new spin on the old stockiness of the printer. Displayed at the Cooper-Hewitt Triennial, the printer is completely wireless and makes all of your ...

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The Toyota i-Unit expands human ability

The Toyota i-Unit is a new concept design that is made to increase personal mobility. The i-Unit hopes to meet the user’s wishes by producing a better balance between the human body and the society and nature around it. The design is inspired after a leaf, with the thought in mind of how leaves create sunlight into energy. The i-Unit ...

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Live at dog’s eye view with One Eye Ball

Ever wondered how your pet dog views the world? One Eye Ball by Hung-Chih Pen attempts to recreate the dog perspective for us bipedal mammals. The One Eye Ball concept works by mounting eyeglasses-sized LCD displays in the helmet, which are connected a a camera at the end of a tube. The camera sits around the same height as a ...

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3D Holographic Video coming to a TV near you

A technology that scientists didn’t expect to pop-up for a decade or so is showing its face early. SeeReal Technologies is working on developing a 3D holographic display technique which wouldn’t require any funny-looking glasses to watch. The holographic system would follow the watchers eyes and produce the holographic effect accordingly. Holographic display reconstructs a “scaled-down” natural scene. So it ...

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The Art Of Technology: No, this is not a photograph

Check out the above image and tell me if you can tell the difference between the lovely bride and a real photo of a lovely bride. This is not a real photo. The above painting was made using nothing more than an artistic eye for detail and a computer. And we thought the WoW Night Elf rendering was amazing! Check ...

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Go goes OLED and ultra-portable

The game is called Go, but you might know it better as Chinese Chess. This design concept creates a foldable Go board which rolls up like a scroll, and is played through a OLED display. The Go board uses the traditional Chinese calligraphy along with a painted open-book system of playing. Go and impress your friends (no pun intended) at ...

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Weeny-sized Missile for weeny-sized dictators

Kim Jong-Il will be pleased to know that a missile more fit for someone of his stature is on its way. This 25-inch long, 5.3 pound SPIKE missile was recently fired in a successful test launched by the U.S. Navy. SPIKE is navigated through a fiber optic data link which receives commands right from launch. Controllers can change the target ...

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Motorola patents solar powered LCD panels

A recently released patent from Motorola reveals a cellphone design that integrates solar panels and the LCD display of the phone. Environmental-lovin’ nerds are sure to be up in arms with a joyous stupor over the announcement of solar integration. The technology works best with black LCD screens, with 75% of the rays reaching past the display layer. The thin ...

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Nokia Scentsory Cellphone: Can you smell me now? Good

Scientists have been trying to create a reliable smell-o-vision for decades, but no one seems to be able to get it right. The Nokia Scentsory Cellphone concept claims to be able to allow you to associate a smell and feel to your contacts. Its unique paper airplane style folded design makes this concept a unique addition to the cellphone design ...

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