Touchscreens these days mostly allow us to use our fingers like a mouse cursor – point, click, slide etc. Designer Seonkeun Park wants to make a phone for the blind, with a screen and keypad that can form Braille symbols.
Gundam fans! Veda (Vader?) is real! And it’s in Japan of course. Fortunately the Veda International Robot Research and Development Centre isn’t out to control or enslave humanity. It’s a joint project by robotics company Tmsuk Co.
When done right, cosplaying is one of the few ways – short of a CG-filled live action movie – where we can see how our favorite fictional characters would look like if they were real. When done wrong, however, it’s just – it’s a fountain of glee, is what it is.
These amazing pop culture art works feature familiar movie and TV characters hand-sculpted from reclaimed metal.
The guys over at Art From Steel create over 450 different creatures out of recycled steel, ranging from Wall-E to the Terminator to Gundam and everyone in between.
Antrepo Design Industry, the smart people behind some really cool concepts and art, are at it again with their latest design for a lamp: the Spoticam. It’s a lamp that looks like a security camera, perfect for mothers who want to rub it in their kid’s face that they’re grounded.
The guys over at Chunnel.TV scrounged up the preview trailer for the original 1982 classic CGI flick, TRON and compared it with the upcoming 2010 reboot, TRON Legacy. There are no surprises here, but the computer graphics in the new film are just a wee bit better.
The LIT Urban Underglow LED lighting kit is a great way to add a bold splash of color to any room.
These brightly illuminated LED strips from LIT let you morph any piece of furniture into a colorful new canvas.
Designed by Stefan Buchberger, a student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, the Flatshare fridge concept gives you your own fridge space, perfect for roommates. And wives with messy husbands. Since the modules are stackable, you can just pile them in one spot like a normal fridge.
While Pac-Man and his family keeps on lapping up the praise – and coins – of gamers around the world, his brother Stap-Man has largely gone unnoticed, even though he’s actually useful. Stap-Man has spent countless hours helping the cubicle-inhabiting man, the equally unsung heroes of the modern era.
If I was asked what video game head-to-head I’d like to see, I’d probably say Sam Fisher against Solid Snake. Or all of the characters in Final Fantasy, villains included, against all the Suikoden characters. Mmmmm want.
Someday, people are going to learn not to mess with the dangerous technology. You’re not supposed to build an AI! Haven’t the movies taught you people anything? Apparently not, since some guy has gone and built himself a transforming robot.
I know, I know, what the hell does a salt shaker have to do with technabob? Nothing, really. I normally wouldn’t write about such a dull, utilitarian thing, but this one deserves a mention for its sheer design and wit.
These most excellent bookends are the perfect addition to any Star Wars geek’s bookshelf.
Inspired by the famous garbage compactor scene from Episode IV: A New Hope, these limited-edition hand-painted bookends flip that classic movie moment inside-out.
Kawasaki’s upcoming 1400 GTR may just be the world’s most technologically advanced bike on the planet, surpassing even the Blue Hawk and the Battle Hopper. Kidding. Expected to be unveiled this coming autumn, the 1400 GTR will be equipped with 2 infrared cameras on its rearview mirrors, giving the rider night vision, which can be displayed either via an onboard LCD or via a heads-up display that will be integrated into a helmet.
When I came across this design for a retro-futuristic Chevy Camaro (aka the Steampunk Kamaro), I nearly lost my mind.
Then I realized that it wasn’t real, and only a graphic rendering by artist John ‘Jazz’ Vernon.