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Yoga mat goes hi-tech

08/22/2007, Designer Hui-Zong Chen has come up with this high tech yoga mat that can actually unfurl from a metal tube, and it sports memory card slots as well as plays content off an MP3 player. What makes this mat even more special is the presence of an electronic...

Samsung reveals next-gen displays

08/21/2007, Samsung has demonstrated a number of upcoming display technologies that our friends at Aving (more photos here) were lucky enough to see them. 3D display technology for mobile devicesThis is a smaller version of Samsung 3D display shown last year at CES....

Transparent Canoe-Kayak

08/20/2007, Getting on a kayak could be considered an adventure for many, and this kayak-canoe hybrid that was built with a see-through polymer hull will definitely be a firm favorite with kids especially when they get a full view of underwater landscapes and various...

Bike Rental Stand

08/14/2007, This urban Bike Rental Stand picked up an award at this year’s Spark Design & Architecture Awards, featuring one-way journeys with both drop off and pick-up points in different places all over a city. Each bike comes with an RFID chip that helps...

Intel-powered chopper rides on

08/14/2007, Orange County Choppers has collaborated with Intel to create a bike known as Satan’s ride. Disappointingly enough, it doesn’t come with any hellfire motifs or flaming wheels that will put Ghost Rider to shame, but it does hold a respectable...

Chair Suitcase gives you a seat

08/13/2007, So you’ve been walking around from one end of the airport terminal to another without taking a break – how else are you going to sit down and take forty winks while ensuring your luggage is still there when you wake up? The Chair Suitcase is...

Landmark bus shelter concept design

08/08/2007, Most of us think of bus shelters as a place where the homeless sleep in night after night, and they aren’t exactly the most hygenic public place to be at in the first place. The Landmark bus shelter is part of the range of a uniform design concept...

Proto 2 cyborg arm breaks new ground

08/08/2007, The Proto 2 cyborg arm definitely aims to make a robotic arm function as good as a normal arm for those who have lost their limbs through accidents or wars. The deadline has been set at 2009, and the gauntlet has been thrown. Apparently, muscle signals...

Zero-X battery-powered bike

08/07/2007, Just in case you cannot afford to pick up one of those high powered electric Tesla Roadsters, perhaps something more suited to your budget like the Zeo-X off-road bike will suffice. It isn’t exactly cheap though at $6,900, but think of all the fuel...

Bitman project around your neck

07/30/2007, The Bitman project consists of a necklace-type device that displays an animated character using simple building blocks, and it not only keeps those around you entertained it also features a clock that tells the time in phrases and a stock market sensitive...

Halluc II insect-like robot

07/26/2007, Japanese certainly love their robots, and this love has been proven once again with the Halluc II robot from the Future Robotics Technology Center. Featuring eight limbs, the Halluc II comes in three different modes of locomotion, where one of them is...

Click: connecting homebound seniors through interactive TV

07/24/2007, (Yahoo Design Week) – I met with Ben Leduc Mills one of the 4 designers of this cool project (Blanka Lenart, Sonia Nelson, Ilan Schifter). The new technologies for entertainment rarely focus on the senior citizens; they mostly aim to please the 10...

Megaphone: turn any mobile phone into a game controller

07/24/2007, (Yahoo Design Week) – I (Eliane) was at Yahoo Design Week where students design projects were exhibited under a tent on the Yahoo campus. The Megaphone project designed by Jury Hahn from New York University was the most gadget-related one. It is a...

DIY Bike looks comfy

07/22/2007, Now we’ve heard of stories about riding bicycles and its side effects (especially in males), but this is one bicycle that offers more creature comforts that the rest do. Not only does it get you around in an environmentally friendly manner, it also...