Electric/Hybrid Car comes with a scooter in the back

by Mark R

This is the McCar, and before you crack the most obvious Mcjoke that you are thinking, it is built by Geely, the same Chinese company that owns Volvo. The McCar is presently on display at the Shanghai Motor Show, and it is both a car and scooter at the same time. I suppose that you could call it a “cooter”, but I don’t like the implication. The purpose of the …

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Music Echo concept

by Edwin

If you would have noticed by now, there would be a bunch of product design students attached to the University of Dundee who have to come up with a final year project, and they are busy pinging gadget and design blogs all over the place to pimp their design, hoping to gain as much accolade and bouquets as possible. Jennifer Crossley has come up with a rather interesting Music Echo …

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AvA 299 DROP Heliboarding concept

by Mark R

This is a concept copter that addresses an issue that I don’t really have. If you or someone that you know likes to go up to the summits of high mountains in order to ski or snowboard down, then this is probably the chopper you want to take to get there. As it is, if you are into the current version of the extreme sport of heliboarding and heliskiing, then …

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Fraunhofer IPMS OLED microdisplay-based eyetracking HMD

by Mark R

For those of you that don’t know what HMD is, it is an acronym for Head Mounted Device. This particular HMD has a microdisplay, like the Lumus PD-20 that we reported on a while ago. This odd-looking set of eyeglasses that looks like something from an 80s science-fiction film poster is from Fraunhofer IPMS, and it can do eyetracking thanks to its sensors and integrated photodetectors. The bi-directional microdisplay can …

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Check out this the HECTOR spider robot

by Mark R

This spidery looking robot is designed by the University of Bielefeld’s Department of Biological Cybernetics, and it is the HECTOR, which is a weird quasi-acronym meaning the HExapod Cognitive auTonmously Operating Robot. This mechanical arachnid is about a meter long, and weighs in at 12 kilograms, with 13 percent of it being the exoskeleton. I’m not certain what percentage of a real spider’s weight is its exoskeleton, but it does …

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Control your cell phone with a ring with the Nokia Nenya

by Mark R

When I saw this particular concept product from Finnish cell phone giant Nokia, I thought I was looking at some delayed April Fool’s Joke like the Google Motion. That, or someone really can’t wait for the Green Lantern movie (coming this summer). Nokia’s Nenya ring allows the user to control their cell phone with a twist of the ring, like a magician. Speaking of magic, the name Nenya apparently is …

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Would someone manufacture the Tron Light Cycle Board Game

by Mark R

What you see in the photo is a Tron Light Cycle board game, but it is not for sale. It is a DIY project from Brett King. Apparently, his kids loved the movie Tron Legacy so much, and he loves his kids so much, that he made this for them. Hopefully, you understood that, and you should check out a video of it after the jump.

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DARPA augmented reality goggles

by Mark R

For some reason, whenever I hear DARPA, I always associate it with some nifty technology that may or may not exist. DARPA is now working on some holographic augmented reality goggles for soldiers. It is apparently designed for those who need constant air support. Apparently, if soldiers need to get that, they have to go through all sorts of radio links, and then some sort of bureaucratic nightmare until it …

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