As I watched this, I began to wonder if I only wanted it because of the song…LOL!!!
Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category
i haven’t been this excited about a microsoft product since….uhmm, correction…i’ve never been this excited about a microsoft product…lol!!!Monday, April 12th, 2010
Brightons iconic West Pier was restored to its former glory for one night only – “A Pier Appears” took place on Wednesday, February10, 2010, and was the first of a series of events curated by Josef Valentino on behalf of Tiger Beer as part of their Chinese New Year Celebrations. French lighting studio Creatmosphere used computer-controlled lasers for the project, which stopped traffic and drew a huge crowd on the beach, despite the brief arctic blizzard!
An interesting concept by designer AÃ¯ssa Logerot, this innovative mirror can be used as ironing board when it’s tilted and secured on horizontal position. According to the designer, “this object is a link between two consecutive actions: iron clothes and dress up.”
SCIENTISTS USE COMPUTER TO ‘READ MINDS’ ON SCREEN
Scientists have discovered how to read ‘the mindâ€™s eye’ using a computer that can replicate what humans are seeing or recalling by monitoring their brain activity.
The breakthrough, by a team at the University of California, raises the prospect of scientists eventually being able to record dreams or enable police to identify criminals by recalling the memories of a witness.
The development is similar to that envisaged in the film Minority Report, in which an individualâ€™s private thoughts can be readily accessed by the authorities. (more…)
He pioneered the bagless vacuum cleaner and more recently has transformed the UK’s public toilets with his revolutionary hand-dryer. Today the billionaire businessman and inventor Sir James Dyson unveils his latest product â€“ a desk fan that he hopes will provide a greener alternative to office air conditioning and a safer and more efficient product for use at home. Â (more…)
Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed an unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. Â User will be able to connect to this database of the forgotten.
This concept makes me wonder if we’ll be able to send emails from our memory in the future?
A shower which uses a natural filtering principle called phyto-purification. Â The living plants recycle and reuse wastewater, producing drinkable water.
The right hand of a man that was transplanted onto his left arm, after he lost both hands in a subway accident.Â His right arm was so badly damaged that it couldn’t be used, so doctors placed his right hand on his left forearm.Â They then removed his thumb and repositioned it on the other side of his hand, so that his old index finger is now his little finger. Â This was the fifth inverted hand transplant ever done.
Nothing too thought provoking…I just LOVE everything TETRIS!!!!
Kenji Kawakami, inventor and founder of the International Chindogu Society demonstrates his funnel glasses, designed to guide eyedrops into the eye, in Tokyo. The word “Chindogu” translates as “weird tools” and Kawakami has invented hundreds of absurd items… (more…)
In the coming months, cheap headsets that let you control technology with the electrical signals generated by your firing neurons will go on sale to the general public. Our relationship with technology â€“ and our brains â€“ will never be the same again.Â Â (more…)
Jerry Jalava, a computer programmer who lost his ring finger in a motorcycle accident, built a special prosthetic finger with a USB drive.
My first thought was this is CRAAAZZZY!!! (more…)
With the new LaCie iamaKey, inventive storage meets data protection.Â The key-shaped design is functional and memorable, and the protection that the LaCie iamaKey offers makes it extremely reliable.Â It comes in 4GB and 8GB models.Â With the universal Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface, iamaKey can be used with both PC and Macs.Â (more…)
…WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?!!
Behold the first virtual reality helmet that can stimulate all five senses.Â So for all those who seeing and hearing wasn’t enough in virtual reality, youÂ are now able toÂ smell, touch and even taste!!!Â BeÂ honest, where did you mindÂ go when you read that???
And if that’s not enough of the future for you, click—> (more…)
The Isophone – an underwater telephone system designed by James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau.Â The space-age device means you can communicate with other swimmers while splashing around in the pool.
A Sony employee displays the wind-up battery-less digital camera Twirl ‘N Take.Â
What technology are you looking the most forward to come next?
An ‘intelligent pill’ developed by Philips that contains a microprocessor, battery, wireless radio, pump and a drug reservoir to release medication in a specific area in the body.
Moller International have predicted a flying car named The ‘Autovolantor’ could be reality within two years.Â ItÂ is based on a Ferrari 599 GTB.
The car is expected to be able to do 100mph on the ground and 150mph in the air. The calculated airborne range is 75 miles and ground range is 150 miles.
Designer Bruce Calkins says the car features a specially designed hybrid fuel and electric system to power the thrusters, creating as much as 800 horse power.Â He believes it will be able to fly at altitudes of up to 5,000ft.
Estimated costÂ of having this puppy parked on your rooftop is around $641K!!!
It could be, if you’re wearing an M-Dress — a silk garment that doubles as a mobile phone. Produced by UK firm CuteCircuit, the M-Dress works with a standard SIM card. When the dress rings, you raise your hand to your head to answer the call.
This futuristic fusion of fashion and technology is becoming more common as clothes designers are increasingly incorporating electronics into their garments.
So what do you think? Is this something to look forward too?
Pininfarina, who is famous for designing a number of the Ferrari cars, is developing an electric car with the help of French battery company Bollore.Â They aim to make it available in Europe, Japan and America by the end of 2010.
Given the demand for the US produced Tesla Roadster, it’s hoped that the electric supercar market may help to drive other car producers to develop affordable electric cars in the near future.
Enter the self proclaimed â€œGenius behind the Geniusâ€� on Kanye Westâ€™s latest book â€œThank You and Your Welcomeâ€œ, Co-Author Sakiya Sandifer.Â Our introspective banter veered from the keyâ€™s of life, to the latest iPhone applications, to possibilities of world peace, and among all these topics the denominator remained the same, a return right back to equilibrium.Â This is a glimpse into the intellect of one of our generations truly gifted thinkers.Â His first book Think Think Think and Think Again, a collection of personal euphemisms, catalyzed a movement and became foundation for the curriculum of the 2006-2007 Youth Development Program in Hoboken, NJ.Â This is a man that sees the correlations between the ebb and flow of the universe and your personal struggles, a man that sparks people to get what they want out of their lives, and a man that ultimately sparked likes of Kanye.Â NWS recently got a chance to chop it up with the guru on his success, and the nature of the universe, here are his truths.Â
Among the many winners announced at the 2008 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), the Samung ‘Touch Sight’ Camera clearly stands out as a winner of note. This design from the tech-bods at Samsung, the ‘Touch Sight’ deservedly won the Gold Medal in their Communication Tools (concept) category.
Designed specifically for those with impaired vision, the revolutionary camera allows it’s user to take ‘pictures’ of whatever they like, and like a sort of blind-man’s polaroid, it immediately displays the image, not on an LCD screen, but on a raised Braille display sheet on the back of the camera.
Timex, in collaboration with Core77, held a global design competition called 2154: the future of time design.
This TX54 conceptÂ is a disposable clock and calender that can be worn on the user’s thumbnail.Â The nail clock makes seeing in the dark as easy as pressing down on the end of your thumb. (more…)