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Solar Trees during the day to illuminate the night.

Eco Factor: Solar-powered streetlight concept. Fusing nature and technology, designers over at Vinaccia Integral Design have conceptualized the Solar Tree – an innovative street lighting system that gets powered by renewable solar energy. The Solar Trees are a tribute to the energy and beauty of Mother Nature. (more…)



Automotive design. First Photos of Renault DeZir concept future car.

Renault is breaking away from the angular styling favored by its former design chief, Patrick Le Quement. The French company will show a concept car that highlight’s the brand’s more emotional design at the Paris auto show in October. (more…)



Culinary cooking future

Here's a kitchen countertop that could be smarter than the cleverest cook. For example,put a piece of meat on the counter, and the Oasis system's 3D depth-perceiving camera senses exactly what it is,and then displays helpful hints, nutritional information, and recipes using its pico projector (more…)



Innovation in Sports Technology – Digital referee

It only takes a stinky fish to dirty the entire pond, and this year FIFA has 2 fishes tainting their image. To rub salt over our wounds Sepp Blatter apologizes but still says FIFA has reservations over incorporating technology into the sport. I have only two words for him: England and Mexico! Even a money-spinning sport like cricket has adopted the third umpire into the game, because we are only H...


Solar energy panels – Solarflora

We’ve seen plenty of creative solar panel designs — some more attractive than others. The latest to come down the pipeline is Solarflora, a sleek sculpture that holds three solar panels (one panel per “leaf”). Built by Nectar Design, the flower-like sculpture made its debut this week in New City Schools’ urban garden in Long Beach, California. The Solarflora was manufactured by Nectar...


NaviQ is your digital city guide

There are many ways to attain information but people are still lost. There are different problems from language barriers to culteral patterns. There is a lack of information available to locals, and especially to tourists. What if all the necessary information one required could be obtained from a single digital source, where common questions such as “Where is the closest taxi stand?”, “Wher...


Technologies for energy-use reduction in the home

Full-service product development consultancy Carbon and design consultancy Artefact unveiled Impact - a suite of four concepts designed to motivate energy-efficient behavior in the home. (more…)



Smart cooking with Electrolux Invico

If you feel like adding technology to your cooking experience or you love to cook with urber-smartness check this out. Designer, Njegos Lakic has come up with a highly stylish heating plate, Electrolux Invico . Really compact to look at, it is a solution to your space problem also. What I liked about this Electrolux kitchen appliance is its interactive electronic cookbook feature. Loaded with reci...


AVA – future mobile technology

The AVA is an innovative touch-phone featuring next generation nano technology to provide users a functional platform of being able to take out the most form a cell phone. This 160mm x 60mm phone with only 7mm thickness can give ultimate convenience of use by featuring two screens to perform various tasks. Aside from the 100mm x 54mm main screen, AVA incorporates an additional 100mm x 90 mm roll o...


The handheld scanner

The handheld scanner converts the text into audio and is of a convenient size to facilitate portability. The real reason for the Help Readers device is to help the silver generation, who is fond of reading, cope with weak eyesight. (more…)



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