Sabtu, 25 Oktober 2008

Xbox 360 Hybrid Mobile Phone, All in One

If you are craving for something different and funky, then Xbox360 mobile is surely for you. A talented artist of British Magazine T3 has put together his innovative ideas for bringing out this sexy Xbox360 Mobile. The idea is definitely interesting and attractive for all game-lovers as the name itself involves a gaming world. The proposed design is pleasant and including everything in it starting from games to music and a mobile phone. It has 64 GB of memory and with amazing graphics. So, now you can have your iPod, PC and Mobile phone…. All in one.

xbox 360 mobile phone concept

xbox 360 mobile phone concept


Zenith Defy Xtreme Watch Collections Waterproof at 1000 meters

A luxury watch from Zenith, defy xtreme watch features a multi-layered see-through structure composed of shock-resistant transparent Hesalite glass, Carbon fiber layer and varnished dial plate. Black titanium case and bracelet with Kevlar inserts, high-temperature resistance and a position sensitive gyroscope cage Tourbillon designed to enhance accuracy. The striking design’s gyroscope cage tourbillon and constant horizontal escapement is a feature which means the mechanism avoids the effects of gravity.

zenity defy xtreme

According to Zenith this is a ” a major innovation in the world of watchmaking” providing “considerably greater accuracy”. Reducing the effects of gravity was certainly a critical factor in 1795 when the tourbillon was invented and mechanical pocket watches (prone to inaccuracy because of gravity) were all the rage. We’re not 100% sure of its impact on modern watch design, but it undoubtedly bestows a level of prestig

zenity defy xtreme

zenity defy xtreme

Zenith Defy Xtreme collections are water-resistant down to 1000 meters, perfect choice for sea adventurers, this futuristic watch certainly gives you higher level of prestige.

Heart Rate MP3

The Heart Rate MP3 can keep track of your heart and still play your favorite music while you exercise. Simply put the special chest strap on and the Heart Rate MP3 will monitor your heart rate. Measuring number of beats per minute and even keeping track of changes through your exercise session. You can check out statistics on the screen or even have the Heart Rate MP3 read them out loud to you.

“Listen to the rhythm of your music while the Heart Rate MP3 listens to the rhythm of your heart!”

heart rate mp3 with chest strap

heart rate by amie lim

Peugeot HYmotion 3 Three Wheels Scooter Concept

Peugeot’s HYmotion 3 is a concept vehicle which facilitates urban mobility by bridging the gap between an electric scooter and a car. This vehicle comes with three wheels – two in front equipped with electric motor and one in the back powered by a diesel engine. HYmotion 3 is a hybrid vehicle that can be driven in the city in an electric mode. It is a slightly leaned and small frame vehicle with a maximum speed of 70mph covered with a glass on the top. This is something very desirable in today’s world of hectic roads.

peugeot HYmotion3 scooter concept

peugeot HYmotion3 scooter concept

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Peugeot HYmotion 3 Three Wheels Scooter Concept

Peugeot’s HYmotion 3 is a concept vehicle which facilitates urban mobility by bridging the gap between an electric scooter and a car. This vehicle comes with three wheels – two in front equipped with electric motor and one in the back powered by a diesel engine. HYmotion 3 is a hybrid vehicle that can be driven in the city in an electric mode. It is a slightly leaned and small frame vehicle with a maximum speed of 70mph covered with a glass on the top. This is something very desirable in today’s world of hectic roads.

peugeot HYmotion3 scooter concept

peugeot HYmotion3 scooter concept

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Morphosis, Stylish and Modern Adjustable Bike Concept

Morphosis is a new type of bike which is designed in a way that can be used by everyone including kids, teens or older people. This bike grows with you because its dimensions can be varied as the child grows older adjusting the width and height of the bike in a simpler manner by moving a single element. Morphosis is a fully adjustable bike that allows rider to fit their dimensions and meet the required dimensions of the long track or short track. Bike looks stylish and totally modern with a combination of several colors.

morphosis bike

morphosis bike

morphosis bike

morphosis bike

morphosis bike

Jumat, 24 Oktober 2008

LucasArts and BioWare team up for Star Wars MMO

Star Wars: The Old RepublicLike any geek that was young in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s I was a huge Star Wars fan. Over the years, the newer films in the franchise and most of the games based on Star Wars left me unsatisfied. At points, it feels like George is whoring out our childhood icons.

The one video game that I have played in the Star Wars universe that I really liked was Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. LucasArts and BioWare have announced that they are developing a new MMO game based in the same time span as Knights that will put players in the shoes of different Star Wars characters.

ASUS Eee PC S101 available in the US November 1st for $699

ASUS Eee PC S101 available in the US November 1st for $699ASUS’s new Eee PC S101 will be landing in the States on November 1st. Landing with a thud thanks to it’s hefty $699 price tag, not due to it’s weight. You’ll get a new super-slim enclosure that’s just 0.75-inches thick, but the specs are pretty standard.

It sports an Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, matte 10.2-inch 1024 x 600 LED-backlit display, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, multi-card reader, multi-touch touchpad, VGA webcam, 5.4 hours of quoted battery life that you can believe when you see it and Windows XP. No Linux option in the States. It all weighs only 2.3 pounds. This expensive laptop comes in copper brown and graphite varieties. Are you impressed?

>Say Time Watch Concept That Displays Sentences

Another innovative idea from Tao Ma, “Say Time Watch” is a concept where a watch can give you warm sentences instead of time. You can create words that describe each specific time, change the color and the type of font the way you like it. You can write “it’s 5 pm, time to go home” and set the watch to display it at 5:00 pm. Each sentences can be edited or inserted using usb line connected to a computer. My question is, from the picture you can see that the user setup the sentences for each hour, what about at for e.g. : 5:15pm, what will the watch display for me? is it the same sentences ? I prefer if this watch has the ability to actually display the time, and make the warm sentences display as an optional features.

say time watch

futuristic watch display sentences

warm sentences from say time watch

say time watch concept

Jean-Michel Jarre’s retro iPod Speakers

Jean-Michel Jarre’s retro iPod SpeakersThere are a million eye-catching iPod accessories, but this one manages to stand out nicely. This odd looking iPod dock/speaker combo is from designer Jean-Michel Jarre and resembles something you would charge your lightsaber in that also doubles as a heater. It’s called the AeroSystem, retro in name and design.

It’s currently available only in France, and costs about $580, complete with an iPod-inspired remote. Seems to me that it’s more of a suicide station for when your iPod hears about the state of the economy or that Apple has released a new model. Stationed high atop it’s high-rise, it is free to make the decision to jump or not jump.

iTunes store shutdown feared

steve jobs users
There are more than 8.5m songs on iTunes store

A veiled threat by Apple to close its iTunes store has emerged 18 months after it was issued and just a day before royalty rates are to be set.

The Copyright Royalty Board meets on Thursday to rule on a requested 66% increase for sales of digital music from 9 cents to 15 cents a track.

A rise would have to be paid by either Apple, the record company or consumer.

Apple opposed the rate hike and has said it is unwilling to raise its 99 cents a song price or absorb a rise.

iTunes store shutdown feared

Software maps Rwandan health

GIS allows scientists to view journey of malaria through the continent
A system of electronic mapping which allows many different types of data to be layered onto a single image is being used to improve healthcare across Rwanda.

The digital maps, called Geographic Information Systems (GIS), are designed to compile information from numerous databases and use it to both track and predict outbreaks of disease.

This can then be used to help developing countries best utilise their limited resources. For example, GIS is used to organise data on clusters of disease and the availability of drinking water.

"Roads, power lines and buildings can be digitised; you can also store attribute information about the buildings, if they are residential or commercial," Max Baber from the University of Redlands in California, who is leading a GIS project in Rwanda, told BBC World Service's Digital Planet programme.

"Once you tie things down to a certain location, you can start to explore the spatial relationships between them."

Gathering information

By putting this information together on a map, correlations can be found between things that might not be obvious from looking at graphs or tables.

Information collected in Rwanda for example shows not only the locations of health services, but water and electricity supplies as well. It also records how many cases of illnesses such as malaria have occurred in different parts of the country.

Software maps Rwandan health

iTunes glitch censors song titles

iTunes Music Store page

References in music reviews on the iTunes site are also affected>

A temporary error with the UK's iTunes Music Store has caused some inoffensive song titles to be censored.

Tracks affected include Hot by Avril Lavigne, which is displayed as H*t, while The Cheeky Girls' biggest hit has become Cheeky Song (Touch My B*m).

An Apple spokesman said a "database glitch" occurred when the service was checked for explicit references, and would be fixed as soon as possible.

Profanities are regularly blanked out on the online music store.

Songs with adult content also carry warning labels stating "explicit" or "caution".

J****y Cash

Other titles to be hit by the glitch include Long H*t Summer by Girls Aloud.

The company's spokesman said they did not know why their software was picking up the word "hot" as an explicit reference.

iTunes glitch censors song titles

Users urged to report abuse sites

Mouse and keyboard, Eyewire
The IWF wants to make it easy for web users to report what they find.

Web users are being urged to help spot illegal and obscene content online.

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is running an awareness campaign to tell web users how to report images of child sexual abuse.

The campaign comes in response to IWF research which suggests 77% of people who find illegal content do not know how to report what they have seen.

Banner adverts, e-mail messages and information pages are being used to educate people about how to report.

Find and seek

Sarah Robertson, a spokeswoman for the IWF, said that in 2007 the organisation handled 34,781 reports from members of the public who stumbled across illegal content.

While some find links to illegal content from legal pornographic sites many people accidentally stumble across such material too, she said.

Many sites hosting images of child sex abuse were run by organised crime gangs who charged for access. As commercial concerns, she said, many advertised their wares via spam campaigns.

"People might get unsolicited e-mails and not know where the link leads and could end up somewhere they did not want to be," she said. "The message is that it's important that they do report it to us."

Users urged to report abuse sites

Taiwan takes on tech innovation

Microchip over cuircuit board
90% of the world's laptops are produced in Taiwan

Spencer Kelly visits Taiwan to see how the country's manufacturers are thriving in the global consumer electronics market.

Sitting just off China's east coast, Taiwan has long been overshadowed by its big brother in the manufacturing game.

While China is on its way to becoming the planet's biggest economy, Taiwan is considered the technological workshop of South East Asia.

Already 90% of the world's laptops are produced in Taiwan, along with vast quantities of electronics from motherboards to mobile phones.

But Taiwanese companies have started to realise the favourable commercial conditions offered by its neighbour.

Some have moved their manufacturing to China, where enormous quantities of goods can be produced at bargain basement prices.

"Thirty to forty years ago Taiwan was manufacturing for USA and Japanese companies," said Jonathan Tsang, the chairman of Asus. "But now because the living standard is already high, the manufacturing cannot compete with China, so the manufacturing has been moved to China."

Taiwan takes on tech innovation

Toshiba A605 ultraportable now available in the US

Toshiba Portege A605Notebooks are still one of the most hoped for items on many holiday wish lists despite the poor economy. Many who hope to get a notebook as a gift want a small and portable system like the one Toshiba has introduced to the US.

The Toshiba Portege A605 Laptop is a 12.1-inch ultraportable that weighs 3.3 pounds and measures 1.18-inches thick. Battery life is promised to be 6.9 hours and the system carries a retail price of $1399.99. A nice feature on the machine is the Sleep-and-Charge USB port that makes charging your USB devices easier to do.

Kamis, 23 Oktober 2008

Broadband speeds under the microscope

Internet Service Providers have been criticised over advertising
The company which runs most of the UK's Broadband network says consumers should be given better information about their connection speed.

BT Wholesale wants service providers to explain why users may not always get the maximum speeds which are advertised.

BT's Guy Bradshaw told BBC News: "We have got 30 per cent of the customer base achieving line speeds of up to 8mbps. The throughput across that 8 megs can vary.

"The industry needs to join together with (the telecoms watchdog) Ofcom to agree a set of principles about how these messages should be communicated and advertised."

Many Internet Service Providers use phrases like "up to 8 meg".

Broadband speeds under the microscope

Broadband users reach their limit

Bandwidth-hungry services such as iPlayer are proving popular

One million UK consumers have exceeded or come close to exceeding their broadband usage limit, research from consumer group uSwitch has found.

So-called usage caps, where internet service providers limit the amount of bandwidth users can have in any given month, are standard practice.

But the majority of users are still confused by the bandwidth curbs imposed on them, the research found.

For some who go over their limit the penalty is disconnection.

Broadband users reach their limit

Super Talent unearths Terra Cotta Warrior USB drives

Super Talent unearths Terra Cotta Warrior USB drivesSuper Talent is offering some terra cotta warrior USB drives that are life-like replicas of the ancient Xi’an warriors. They are just, you know, about 7cm tall. They’re fully compatibility with USB 1.1 and 2.0 and can be had in 1GB-8GB capacity. The drive also supports password protection.

In case you weren’t aware, in 1974 in Xi’an, China farmers were digging a well and discovered a huge underground cavern containing thousands of life sized terra cotta warriors. It was all very Indiana Jones. Funny thing is, in two thousand years, they’ll dig up a stash of these drives that some dude laid out all in a row and attribute some deep meaning to how we shaped our drives into the likeness of warriors. But really, some dude in a warehouse was just playing army guys.

Superior Watch : Decode to Read The Time

Getting bored with the traditional watch ? Perhaps “Superior”, ultramodern minimalist watch can brighten your day. Superior watch is a conceptual custom made watch to fit its owner arm. This watch tells time by decoding the two rows of flush cut diamonds. The top row is for the hours and the bottom row is for the minuets. To find the hour, multiply all the unlit diamonds that come before the lit one’s by two and then you add that number to the lit ones. Superior is made from tungsten carbide with either a polished finish or a polished titanium carbide coating over the tungsten carbide, that is why it’s called “The Superior”. This watch is impractical to some people, but probably cool watch for geeks.

superior watch


Shiro SQ-S MP3 player charges itself

Shiro SQ-S MP3 player charges itselfThe Shiro SQ-S MP3 player is one the finalists for the HKEIA Award for Outstanding Innovation & Technology Products. It features a 1.8″ 65K color LCD display that will display all the usual stuff like track lists, Images, Video, eBooks and supports MP3/ WMA/ WAV/ FLAC/ APE/ OGG music formats. You’ll even get an integrated FM tuner and voice recorder, which will let you record the song you hear right from the station.

The player also sports 16GB of built-in memory, and will play music for up to 35 hours or 7 hours of video. The interesting thing here is the Solar cell in the back of the player. It allows for more charging, around 4 hours, giving you nearly unlimited music time. As long as you have sun anyway. The player will be available in three flavors. Silver/ Red/ Blue, and also four different patterns in its circular keypad. No word on price or availability.

Timex TX54 for Your Thumbnail

The TX54 is a concept design which featured in the global design competition organized by Timex in collaboration with Core77. The design competition was held to commemorate 150 years of watch crafting and time keeping. The device is transparent and needs to be kept at the thumbnail or stays clear till the time it is activated. To activate or check time, one can just glance at the time when needed. It is small, chic and minimalist. Of course one can simply glance at their cell phone than going for another gadget but with its looks and various modes it a nice way to keep time.

timex tx54

Designer : Napoleon Merana, Steffen Schubert, and David Takacs via Core77

Rabu, 22 Oktober 2008

Dartsmate Pro : Future Scoring in Dart Gaming ?

Dart and bingo games is classic games that last forever. Check this new concept of scoring equipment which is used across Europe and America for the darts and bingo market. This concept by HJC Design has additional gaming features to be used by professionals. This scoring equipment has fully understanding user interface and working. HJC has designed it in a way that it is adaptable to accept future gaming styles. It has clean and comfy look that enhances the performance of the displays. It is going to be very useful for gadget freaks and they can easily take it along with them wherever they want. Wanna play dart ?

electric dart

Amazing Lego Ferrari F1

Amazing Lego Ferrari F1Is there nothing that LEGO can not do? This is one of the coolest LEGO things yet. To promote and celebrate Lego World, which apparently started yesterday,this highly detailed LEGO Ferrari F1 was seen cruising the streets of Amsterdam. Jetix presenter, Leon Krijgsman rode in the Ferrari, made using 80,000 Lego bricks. Lego World will run till the 21st of this month in Zwolle, and will offer tons of Lego craziness. This awesome Ferrari celebrates the anniversary of the legendary brick. One has to wonder just how heavy that F1 is comapred to the real deal.

Keyboard sniffers to steal data

Screengrab of EPFL video, EPFL

The attacks were shown to work at a distance of 20 metres

Computer criminals could soon be eavesdropping on what you type by analysing the electromagnetic signals produced by every key press.

By analysing the signals produced by keystrokes, Swiss researchers have reproduced what a target typed.

The security researchers have developed four attacks that work on a wide variety of computer keyboards.

The results led the researchers to declare keyboards were "not safe to transmit sensitive information".


Solar Powered Notebook Concept

This solar notebook concept is a laptop with complete power independent. Its independence is due to powerful batteries that are recharged by wide Solar Panel attached to the computer. Equipped with satellite link GPS, internet access, and satellite telephone which makes this device not only power independent but also universal tool for communication and exchange information literally from any spot on the planet.

The solar panel may be completely detached from the main body to be put away for recharging, then smaller battery inside the computer is on. This small battery is recharged with solar power too when DC is plugged in.

This sure do will come in handy for scientists or researchers who work far away from civilization and power source.

solar notebook concept

future solar notebook concept

solar notebook independent power source

green tech solar notebook concept

Rocky: Starring WowWee’s Tri-Bot

This is from the same dude that brought us Tri-Bot starring in a creepy scene from “The Shining”. Awesome stuff. The best part? Tri-Bot training by hitting raw meat just like Rocky.

Selasa, 21 Oktober 2008

BlackBerry Pearl Flip now available at T-Mobile

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220One of the most popular form factors for mobile phones is the flip phone. Despite the popularity of the flip phone, it’s not typically a design associated with smartphones, which tend to be bar style phones resembling the PDA’s many sprang from.

BlackBerry has announced that its first flip phone is now available exclusively at T-Mobile. The phone is called the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. The handset offers the features BlackBerry users are familiar with including RIM’s email solution, text, and picture messaging.

Want to Turn Your Notebook Into A Desktop ?

Yes, it might be possible somewhere in the future, thanks to Yong-Seong Kim concept, this kind of thing might can be done. The whole idea of notebook docks was interesting 10+ years ago when we had to be frugal with our I/O ports and live with subpar LCD screens. Now that notebooks have pretty much caught up with desktops, do we really need another docking solution? According to designer Yong-Seong Kim, we do.

notebook docks

His go-anywhere desktop docking solution calls for a large slot behind the LCD display. This is where you slide your notebook in, allowing you to access all its information from a desktop form factor. The notebook?s screen also (more…)

DELL Port Replicator . Compatible Models: Latitude: D400, D410, D420, D500, D600, D610, D620, D630, D800, D810, D820, Precision M60, M90, M6300, XPS 1710.

Tablet Mac Computer Concept

There are lots of good options available on the web for a sleek, stylish and elegant laptop. But if you wish to have something unique that you can show off, then Other World Computing has come up with a future trend of computers for you, which is known as “Tablet Mac Computer”. This laptop doesn’t need a keyboard and extremely practical for business professionals, artists and technology leaders. The most appealing part in this 13.3 inch widescreen LCD is that it will enable one to inscribe on the screen with true pen and Handwriting recognition. This sleek laptop will hit the market with all essential features such as internal CD/DVD combo drive, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi capabilities and Global Positioning System.

apple style mac tablet

apple style mac tablet

apple style mac tablet

Designer : Isamu Sanada via GizmoWatch via Apple-Style

GT by Citroen, a Style Replica of A Vehicle From The Digital World

gt citroen car concept

gt citroen car concept

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Senin, 20 Oktober 2008

Top Ten Futuristic Dashboard from Paris Motor Show 2008

There truthfully cannot be anything more striking to look at, decadent to use, and spiteful to own than an AQ Hayon bathtub. Your bathroom no longer required to be only a place where you spend a rushed few minutes every morning getting ready for your work. Instead, now you have a beautiful bathroom with AQ Hayon bathtub that can prove to be your personal haven and a complete stress buster. This bathtub has sleek black and white lines that are irresistible. It is practically a must have for luxurious bathroom retreats. If you are thinking of creating the perfect retreat, an exotic bathtub like this is what it has to be!

aqhayon bath tub collection

aqhayon bath tub collection

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