Acer displayed their first-ever phone, the tentatively named F1 at the ongoing Computex exhibition in Taiwan. You may be familiar with Acer’s obsession with Formula 1 racing, as they have made numerous tie-ins with the BAR-Honda and Ferrari teams.
In a breakthrough that will undoubtedly lead to more expensive LCD TV models that people like me can only dream and write about, electronics giant Sharp has developed a 5-primary-color LCD display that will supposedly lead to more lifelike images.
The people behind Scarpar wanted to “extend the snowboard season” which they say is quite brief in Australia. Some say that the skateboard was made so that surfers could still surf even if waves were flat.
The word Matryoshka isn’t exactly a part of the English vernacular, but once you realize that it’s really just the Russian name for those little nesting dolls your grandmother has sitting on her mantle, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.
These Encoder Rings are decorated with holes that represent a 64-character code rendered in binary. This is your big chance to wear sensitive data on your finger, since only geeks with great eyesight would ever have a chance of figuring out what was on there.
Since the average work day affords so few opportunities to assert one’s ninja prowess, you can make up for that with these ninja tacks by Chromoly.
They’re designed to look like you’ve just gone through a fit of rage and thrown ninja stars at your bulletin board from across the room.
Industrial designer Pieter Maes, one of the artists responsible for developing LaCie’s cool golden hard drive created this design for a cluster of speakers which are formed into a near perfect sphere.
By joining a number of individual speaker cones to a single central spider-like structure, the orb can project sound in every direction.
While most of us who cut our teeth on CRT televisions think of LCD and plasma screens as really thin, Sharp certainly doesn’t seem to think they’re thin enough yet. The Japanese electronics maker recently showed off a prototype LCD screen that’s just 1.14-inches thick.
Chiaki Murata’s Xbox 360 design is now commonplace in living rooms around the world. But back in 2003, the system was still just in the conceptual stages. Now, the Japanese industrial designer has released some great images of a couple of his original design concepts that didn’t make it.
Just a few weeks back, Microsoft introduced their Surface tabletop multi-touch computer. Now Microsoft Research is showing off a prototype of a multi-touch interface portable computer.
By hacking some infrared sensors through the back of a standard laptop display, they’re able to track the locations and pressure from multiple finger locations.
The dedicated gaming fanatics over at Game Rave claim to have gotten their hands on what could be a rare piece of video game history.
This chunky device is purported to be a prototype for the original Sony PlayStation.
The wizards on the R&D team for Zoozen have created this totally redesigned console body for the Xbox 360.
Rather than simply a replacement case, the Ovo 360 completely changes the Xbox 360 into a bubbly, blue lit console.
Taking a page from science fiction films, Philips has been working on this new concept in electronic gaming which allows players to use physical game pieces to interact with video “board” games.
At the heart of Philips’ Entertaible system is a 32-inch touch-sensitive LCD embedded into the top of a table.
If you’ve played the Nintendo Wii for any reasonable amount of time, you know that you can actually work up a pretty decent sweat while playing some games. Now you can really get a workout by adding these Wii Weights to your wrists.
At this week’s CES show, Sony showed off an OLED TV with that claims to have an unbelievable 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio. From the looks of the photo below, (taken by the folks over at Engadget,) the contrast does look pretty darned impressive:
The 27-inch prototype’s organic light emitting diode panel also features a wider than NTSC color gamut and full 1080p resolution.