German photographer Robert Voit has taken a terrific series of photos of what he calls New Trees, examples of cellphone antennae camouflaged as trees.
Category : gadgets
Let me be the first to welcome our iPhone robot overlords.
Tokyo designer Shunsuke Umiyama has created AC Adapter Midori, a mobile phone charger that looks like a vine.
I’ve never grown a goatee, but if I could I’d probably use the Goatee Saver to keep it trimmed nice and neat. Remember “your goatee helps fashion your identity,” so keep it tidy.
Bay Area engineer Ugo Conti has created a boat inspired by insects that might change the way certain seagoing ships will look from now on. The WAM-V, Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel, is an ultralight flexible catamaran that is designed to flex and skim over waves rather than pierce or push through them. The ship also has a modular design to allow the cabin to be swapped out quickly– it can go from a research vessel to rescue boat in less than an hour. With the ship’s light weight and very low draft, it’s a fuel sipper, with a maximum range of 5,000 miles. Take a look at Proteus in action.
Some nerds at MIT have developed a wearable computer system that projects Internet data onto any surface. Pattie Maes of the lab’s Fluid Interfaces group says the device hopes to create a new digital sixth sense for humans.
As the site says, if you’re looking for a super cool watch, then you’ve just found the only place to buy one. At least the only place online in Engrish. Indeed, most of the watches at Tokyo Flash are super cool, though some of the watches, like the JLr7, are a little heavier on form than function. There are 12 lights for the hour, 3 for “quarter past”, “half past” & “quarter to” and 14 lights for the times in between. There are also 3 other lights which show the seconds ticking by. Yeah not that easy to tell the time at glance.
German digital media artist Markus Kison has come up with a VanityRing that displays the number of Google hits your name returns. Each night you can place it in a docking station to refresh your hits.
London designer Jamie Wieck hands out Growing Business Cards which sprout alfalfa or cress when dipped in water.
A 17 year-old Michigan high school student created a nuclear fusion device in his parent’s garage. The reactor, which took two years and 1,000 hours to research to build, uses deuterium gas and about 40,000 volts of electricity.
This is going to change the way we interact with machines from now on, proclaims NYU research scientist Jeff Han. He’s been working on a new touch-driven computer screen that does away with the mouse and keyboard and lets you control the screen by touching it at mulitple points. The only way to explain it is to see it. Or you can read more at Jeff Han’s site.