Fujitsu Lifebook 2013 merges all the gizmos

by Edwin

If there is something about concepts that are worth exploring, it is because the mind is freed to enjoy total creativity without having to be bogged down by “details” such as the limitations of physics laws and the like. A concept that works can normally be found in science fiction movies and series, such as Star Wars and Star Trek, never mind that sound travels through space for us audience. …

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Razer Project Fiona PC Gaming Tablet

by Edwin

Razer takes on the portable gaming market yet again with another device that is sure to generate a whole lot of interest this CES – their Project Fiona PC Gaming Tablet. This particular concept is still in the prototype stage, so you will find many of the specifications being under wraps, just like how the Razer Switchblade was treated at last year’s edition of CES as well. Project Fiona will …

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Hovering car racetrack apparently not as real as we want it to be

by Mark R

When you hit the jump, you are going to see a viral video that looks quite neat. Not to be too much of a spoiler, but it features tiny hovering cars on a miniature racetrack. It certainly looks real, and if you wanted to create a hovering vehicle, then the liquid nitrogen tanks that you see inserted in these miniature racers would be the way to go. Liquid nitrogen is …

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In some alternate universe, this is the iPhone

by Mark R

Now that we have just started the new year, people tend to get nostalgic over the last year. While I was thinking about the passing of Steve Jobs, I started thinking about what might have been. Sure, Jobs gave us the iPhone, but this Apple prototype dates a quarter-century before its unveiling. In 1983, a designer named Hartmut Esslinger created this landline phone with a touchscreen. Esslinger’s creation was never …

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MIT student develops self-balancing unicycle with the Bullet

by Mark R

You remember all that hype that came with the Segway about a decade ago? I believe that it was supposed to revolutionize pedestrian travel in the big city, but the city streets are still full of walkers with only the occasional Segway. An MIT student named Stephan Boyer created this homemade self-balancing unicycle which he calls the “Bullet”. Yes, if you have problems balancing on a unicycle, the Bullet could …

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Human Birdwings getting closer to their dream of a semi human powered flying device

by Mark R

The Human Birdwings is an interesting project for building a semi human powered flying device, and it is making some good progress. Using the accelerometers of a HTC Wildfire S and a Nintendo Wiimote, Jarnos Smeets, a mechanical engineer from the Netherlands, has created some wireless wings. Smeets has studied how birds actually fly, and created a machine to best replicate the flapping of their wings. There is a video …

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Triangle Tablet, as satirized on “The Office”, could actually be a reality

by Mark R

Some of you might remember when we covered how the popular television show The Office (American version) satirized PC tablet culture as Dwight Schrute introduced a triangular tablet. Apparently, someone wants to harness “The Power of the Pyramid” as they are trying to develop an actual triangle tablet. The man is Eric Calisto, and apparently he was inspired by the aforementioned episode of The Office. You can read about his …

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Rollerphone projects the time on the wrist, and a pull-out transparent screen for phone calls

by Mark R

This is the Rollerphone, and it is currently a concept watch/telephone, but can do two things which are quite revolutionary. The first is the pull-out screen which is good for making and taking phone calls. You can see in the image here that it is located on the back of the watch, and the user puts it to their ear to conveniently speak and listen. As for where the front …

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