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The Messiest Calendar, Ever

If you thought that the nail biting clock and calendar was weird, check out this different take on the calendar altogether. Oscar Diaz came up with this self-printing concept when he discovered he could control ink bleeding onto paper. You could have a wallpaper calendar to write on, schedule appointments and what not, but where is the fun in writing ...

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Stove Design Burns Eyes In More Ways Than One

Check out this stove. It’s called the Arcus and it has the ability to change the temperature of a pot or pan simply with a twist of your wrist. With a concept design like this one, I had hoped the designer, Manuel Perez Prada, would’ve included the ability to literally raise the heat to a higher elevation. This way, when ...

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China Develops Prototype Flying Saucer

The AFP is reporting that a Chinese company has built a real flying saucer. Right out of Mars Attacks!, the UFO looks like an egg but is so much more. It can be driven remotely without the need for a pilot or anyone on board and can go about 50 MPH. To boot, it can hover an an altitude of ...

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Augmented Reality Mask Emulates The Matrix

Perhaps one day, our world will be ravaged by gigantic robots, nuclear war and stray cats. If this occured, would you really want to spend your days looking at dilapidated buildings and the sort? Of course not. Then, in comes the Augmented Reality Mask to save the day. Trust me when I say it’d go perfectly with the Urban Security ...

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NEC Camera Powered By Lightbulbs

NEC has developed a prototype for a wireless security camera that run off of the power generated by fluorescent light bulbs. The camera just needs to be hung on the ceiling in close proximity to a florescent light source, where it is connected with a wire with a ring-like adapter on the other end. The flourecent light produces energy ...

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Spy Pics: SonyEricsson thin 3G candybar and slider due May

SonyEricsson is preparing an announcement in May; supposedly at least 2 handsets would be introduced, the Shinobu (above, left) and Nicole (above, right). These devices (and the W580i) would use a modified UI with a reorganization of keys, namely the addition of dial-hang up buttons. We enlarged the original pictures so that you can see the SonyEricsson watermark too, please ...

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Wooden Concept Phone for lumberjacks

Okay, so it might be way to luxurious for just any old lumberjack, so lets say the Wooden Concept Phone for very well-off lumberjacks. Carpenters even. This very sexy design concept makes us feel funny in the stomach. It might be love. For now the design, which is still very much only a prototype, is called the S-Series, and holds ...

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Microsoft “Ringcam” Roundtable preparing for public trial

Uh oh, we all know how Microsoft loves to be in control of everything. And in VoIP and Internet telephony, Microsoft has lagged behind the likes of Skype. When it was rumored that Microsoft was working on a VoIP phone, it wasn’t a surprise, and seemed rather uneventful. Now that details are starting to appear of the Microsoft Roundtable phone, ...

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RoCo Robotic Computer Monitor feels your pain

A research project by MIT Media Lab’s Affective Computing Group has sprung up RoCo, an interesting robotic computer monitor prototype. RoCo is not your everyday monitor. This monitor will be able to cater to human emotions and needs. How can a monitor cater to human needs? …capable of recognizing and physically responding to human socio-emotive cues such as postural shifts ...

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ACME Tri-fold Laptop at CeBIT

Three LCD screens on a laptop? Oh, don’t doubt it so quick, fellow gearheads. Check out the ACME tri-folding laptop featured at CeBIT. Don’t get your hope panties all up in a bundle just yet. This ACME product is for now, just a prototype, but this rugged piece of lap gear is sure to turn a lot of heads. Especially ...

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