03/09/2012, [CeBIT 2012] I did not expect to find this uber-fun demo at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) at CeBIT, but it looks like scientists can have humor sometimes. The technology behind this Angry Birds-like robotic character is quite complex and requires some serious research and development: it combines real-time image processing with probabilities modeling of knowledge about the characteristics of ball trajectories. Dr. Tim Laue and his […]
03/08/2012, Unlike its higher-end siblings, the Nokia Lumia 800 and 900, the Lumia 710 isn’t exactly the most unique or eye-catching in terms of design, but if you’re looking to make your Lumia 710 stand out from the crowd, then perhaps tattooing your phone might be a good way to start.
02/16/2012, If you were to shop for a tablet in China, there is a good chance that you might come across a tablet looking like the one above. That reference design is courtesy of Creative who debuted their HanZpad platform which is based on ZiiLABS’ 100-core ZMS-40 SoC along with a operating system of its own, also developed by ZiiLABS.
01/29/2012, Sony launched the stylish new Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V featuring a beautiful reinforced glass design, a look that will go well with your iPhone. With fierce competition coming from the high-end smartphones that now deliver high megapixel cameras with good lenses and sensors (Xperia Ion with 12 MP Exmor R sensor and Nokia Lumia 900 with Carl Zeiss lens), it is hard for point-and-shoot to remain attractive to highly demanding consumers. Beside […]
01/23/2012, LG and Samsung 55” OLED TV, At CES, both LG and Samsung have committed to commercialize large-size OLED televisions by the end of the year. While no pricing has been announced yet, the rumored price is said to be hovering around $8000. We don’t know how close this is to reality, but it’s fair to assume that most people won’t be able to afford one the first models. Fortunately, OLED […]
01/10/2012, [CES 2012] We covered the ZIK Parrot yesterday and while they look pretty sweet, photographs aren’t enough to show you how the touch panel on the headphones work. Today we’ve got a video demonstration to do just that. Check out the headphone gestures in action – pretty impressive I might add – with my only gripe being it would be too easy for other people to mess around with your […]
01/10/2012, [CES 2012] In the past, Dell has not been known for its forte in product design. Instead, the brand’s reputation relied more on its ability to provide affordable computers for the masses. With the rise of the iPhone and the constant domination of Apple on the high-end laptops market segment (over $1000), the Austin-based company decided last year to operate a drastic shift in brand and product positioning to increase […]
01/09/2012, [CES 2012] SOLO Zikmu is the latest addition in the Parrot Zikmu wireless speaker line designed by Philippe Starck. Zikmu was introduced at CES 2010 and comprises two towers, the SOLO Zikmu offers a single single wireless speaker equipped with a dedicated iPod / iPhone docking station with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Additionally, the SOLO Zikmu delivers 360 degree sound, the product will be available in 2012 for an undisclosed […]
01/09/2012, [CES 2012] ZIK Parrot is the latest addition to the Parrot’s Design By Collection, a product series designed by rock star designers such as Philippe Starck or Martin Szekely. The recent trend in the audio industry is to build celebrity-based brands to ensure good sales. The iPhone has also proven that good design sells, in that regard, combining the pleasure of the eye and the ear should be the perfect […]
01/05/2012, [CES 2012] Mice manufacturers tend to come up with the curviest shapes possible to offer ergonomically crafted products, however, Logitech decided to go in the total opposite direction for CES 2012. I am wondering if the inspiration came from the Borg, anyhow, I am somewhat skeptical regarding the practicality of this device, we need to try it on the show floor in Las Vegas. In the press release, Logitech states […]
12/30/2011, It would appear that Apple’s interest in touch technology when it comes to phones may have started as far back as 1983. A prototype of such a device was recently uncovered and apparently it dates back to 1983 and was designed by none other than Hartmut Esslinger, who was also the founder of Frogdesign, the same company that went on to help design several of Apple’s products back in the […]
12/16/2011, Fans of all things steampunk might want to add this steampunk hard drive enclosure by Will Rockwell to their collection. As we said, this is an enclosure for a computer’s hard drive and according to Will Rockwell, you should be able to fit just about any hard drive into it, including a Lacie Big Drive.
12/13/2011, If you’re the type that values form over function, you might want to take a look at these MinuSkull speakers from Paris-based design duo, Kuntzel+Deygas. These skull-shaped speakers appear to make good use of the speaker’s tweeters as eyes, and combined with the rest of the body gives the illusion of a skull, albeit a friendly-looking one.
11/22/2011, Car designs have changed quite bit since their inception, and it’s fair to say that cars went through a lot of designs trends, driven by an endless cycle of innovation of technology, materials and usage model. After more than a century of car innovation, there is no sign that we’ve seen the end of it. From curious inventions and leisure vehicles in the early days, cars have become objects of […]