Posts Tagged: "Concepts"

multicopter

Multicopter: A Manned Quadricopter Times Four (video)

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[GR]L75ESD9PBOw[/GR] Strap a yoga ball to 16 horizontally rotating propellers and apparently you can claim a world’s first.   German aircraft company E-Volo slapped together something they’re calling a Multicopter and recently they achieved the first manned flight that lasted about 90 seconds. If the prototype looks familiar, that’s probably because you’ve seen a variety...

Node Electric Outlet

Node Electrical Outlet Eliminates the Power Strip

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Got more than 2 devices that need plugging into the wall and you’ll need a power strip.  But how unsightly and perhaps even dangerous if you’ve got kids dashing through the house. The Node 12050 Electric Outlet eliminates the need for a power strip, though it will occupy much more...

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2013 Volkswagen E-Up!

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Volkswagen showed off its new 2013 E-Up! at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s a city car that sports that will first be made in gasoline form, but will soon include an electric drivetrain by 2012. VW is calling it a “giant among small cars,” as it measures 39.4 inches...

Phone Flask

iPhone Flask

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Despite our economy falling to pieces, people still attend bars and clubs in droves.  The most expensive item?  Booze.  The margins on a bottle of alcohol are up to 90%, which means that the club owners are getting rich, provided of course they can keep the traffic flowing.  And whilte...

Retro iPad Dock TV

Retro CRT iPad Dock Resembles an 80s TV

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It’s odd.  We tend to through the old out to make way for the new.  But then the new gets old and we find ourselves wandering back to where we started.  While this can often be said in terms of relationship, the same can be stated for clothing and sometimes,...

LED Door Handle Concept

The LED Door Handle is Beyond Brilliant

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The LED Door Handle might only be a concept, but it’s just so damn brilliant we can’t see why it wouldn’t go into production.  But before we get into the details, lets consider the following scenario. Your power goes out.  The room is pitch black and you can’t see more...

Foldable Canoe

Adhoc Canoe: A Foldable Canoe

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Head off into the wilderness for a weekend retreat and you’ll probably be packing relatively light.  If your destination includes a body of water chances are there will be a canoe on the back or roof of your car.  But that’s hardly practical, especially if you can’t drive to the...

BMW Hover Bike

BMW Hover Bike, is it Real?

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Pardon us if we don’t hold our breath while we debate if this BMW powered hover bike is real.  But that’s the word on the street.  It sports a 1,170cc 4-stroke BMW boxer engine that powers a pair of rotors.  Its inventor, Chris Malloy, says that it can achieve a...