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Driverless concept car by Dominic Wilcox for the year 2059

Dominic Wilcox Mini driverless concept car with stained glass

One look at this strange looking vehicle and you’ll assume that it has something to with the future of automation. And you are right, as this driverless glass car prototype designed by Dominic Wilcox for the Dezeen and Mini Frontiers exhibition, during the London Design Festival managed to attract many on-lookers. Dominic has a view that by the year 2059, driverless cars that are self-automated will be much safer than cars driven by drivers. Therefore, this will make sure there are no safety equipment like airbags or roll-cage inside the Mini car chassis as the car will be a living space on wheels.
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Kormaran convertible speedboat can switch between six modes

Kormaran convertible speedboat

Kormaran convertible speedboat

Kormaran is a luxury boat concept that just like in sci-fi movies, can transform into various configurations in the blink of an eye. The convertible speedboat can switch between six modes and can be used as a monohull, catamaran, trimaran and a high speed and fuel-efficient flightmode. Besides that it can be transformed into bathing mode that offers a luxury sunbathing platform. A Nightmode is also available. The idea for this incredible concept was born back in 2007 whereas the company was founded in Salzburg in 2010. The first prototype was completed in 2012 and now the company has unveiled their new advanced prototype.

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3D printed communication device invented by teenager works by analyzing breaths

Talk ACC device by Arsh Shah Dilbagi

The absence of communication has a major effect on the lives of people suffering from developmental disabilities like Parkinson, Down syndrome, Locked-in syndrome, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), speech impairments like Dysarthria etc. This was the inspiration behind the ACC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) gadget invented by Arsh Shah Dilbagi aka Robo, a 16-year-old student from DAV Public School, Panipat, India. Dubbed as Talk, this innovative gadget is developed using 3D printing technology and also got him a place in the top 15 Google Science Fair 2014 global finalists. The winner will get a 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands, a visit to Virgin Galactic Spaceport and $50,000 in scholarship funding.
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Will FIA Formula E Championship overshadow Formula 1 popularity in coming years?

FIA Formula E Championship

Formula 1 has been the pinnacle of motorsports for many years now, with the R&D invested in these circuit racing cars paving way for technology used in current breed of commercial vehicles. The roaring engines, the break-neck speeds and the attention to detail in the design of these light weight vehicles have managed to rule the world of motorsports with millions of fans supporting their favorite teams and drivers. Now, a new breed of FIA approved circuit racing cars will capture the imagination of motorsport fans around the globe, as Formula E made its debut last Saturday. The inaugural race of this electric car ePrix was held in Beijing, at the Olympic Park where the 10 participating teams with their 2 cars each made a thumping start to the season on the 3.44 km circuit for 25 laps.
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SideSwipe will let you control your phone with in-air hand gestures

SideSwipe

Are you looking for an alternative way to use your phone because you’re sick of the buttons and touchscreens? For your love, researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have developed a way to control your smartphone with in-air gestures above and around the device. The novel system called SideSwipe will be that unique and interesting way, you always wanted, to let you interact with the phone without using touchscreens or physical buttons. Read More…

Dell Venue 8 7000 – world’s thinnest tablet with killer next-gen camera

dell-venue-8-7000 tablet

Tablet are steadily making the laptops disappear, but still there is a lot tablets can imbibe from the proactive features being embedded into smartphones. To make a little change in the tablet market, Dell has teamed with Intel to launch the Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet with Intel’s RealSense Snapshot Depth Camera. The tablet measuring only 6.0mm thick is perhaps the thinnest tablet in the world. Featuring killer next generation camera tech, the Dell Venue 8 7000, released at the Intel Developer Forum, has metal exterior for a rugged feel. Read More…

Samsung teams up with Diesel Black Gold to release custom Gear S smartwatch

custom Galaxy Gear S

Samsung is busy manufacturing wearables and collaborating with various well-known brands from the fashion world these days. A little while back we witnessed the release of Galaxy Gear S smartwatch from the South Korean tech giants and then a partnership with Swarovski for the creation of a chic strap for the Gear S. Now again, Samsung have teamed up with fashion brand Diesel Black Gold to design custom versions of the Galaxy Gear S that will be launched at the runway of the Diesel’s Spring/Summer 2015 show. The coalition between the two major brands in their respective field marks the union of creative and design-sensible technologies with a contemporary fashion world.
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Engineer builds tweeting toilet from household items

tweeting toilet by Thomas Ruecker

After being laid off from his old job as an open-source evangelist at a technology company, Thomas Ruecker took a different approach for seeking a new job. To draw some attention to his experience, skills and creativity from the potential employers, the guy has built a tweeting toilet. With particular expertise in open source and background in electrical engineering, Ruecker used household items, electric motor parts, Linux running open-source hardware board and some coding to build a connected toilet that Tweets with each flush.
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Will Safe Mate wristband help save lives on Australian beaches?

Safe Mate wristband

Lifeguards have their work cut-out when they are faced with an extreme situation. In any such situations time and information are primal as it could mean the difference between life and death for a person who got into any such condition. Keeping this in mind, Australia-based Safe Mate in association with Manly Life Saving Club has ventured out on a pilot program with the aim of making Manly the safest beach in Australia. Safe Mate, the NFC-enabled wristband has all your vital information like phone number, medicare number, private insurance number, blood group, type of allergies, medical history and any other important documents. In a distress situation, this information can be accessed by a lifeguard or medics via the compatible Safe Mate Public App on their smartphone to give the necessary first aid.
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