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Wacom Outs The Cintiq 24HD Touch, Adds Multi-Touch Controls

Posted July 16th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Hot off the heels of the more modest Wacom Cintiq 22HD’s introduction, the outfit has announced a new version of its 24HD pen display as well. Labeled the 24HD touch, the upcoming offering adds multi-touch functionality to the company’s 24-inch input device – just as the name would suggest. The added features don’t stop there. A touch-enabled 24HD also […]

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Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

Vertical Gardens – Growing Organic Food Onsite

Posted March 13th, 2015 by Design-Engine

With the world becoming more interested in where their food is coming from, vertical and indoor gardens are becoming essential for growing organic food in small spaces – from home to restaurant. Along with the emergence of at-home vertical gardens, there are a few restaurants that have also started to grow their own plants and herbs. […]

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The Undiscovered Option: The Diesel Electric Hybrid

Posted December 10th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Much attention has been given to electric vehicle hybrids such as the Prius and Volt over the past few years. However somewhat less attention to diesels as a whole. One option that has hardly been explored and remains completely unavailable in North America is the diesel electric hybrid. While the Prius with it’s petrol/electric hybrid […]

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BodyFloat

Posted September 25th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Written for Kickstarter A fresh approach to bicycle seat post suspension that maximizes rider comfort, overall performance and style. BodyFloat™ is a patent pending compact and light weight dual spring parallelogram bicycle suspension seat post. BodyFloat™ isolates the rider from the constant bumps and vibrations of cycling while maximizing comfort, pedaling efficiency and overall performance. […]

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TellSpec Hand-Held Scanner Identifies What’s In Your Food

Posted April 10th, 2014 by Design-Engine

Figuring out whether the fries on your plate contain traces of trans-fat, or if those celery sticks are truly pesticide-free can be tricky, if not impossible. That’s why Isabel Hoffmann along with mathematician Stephen Watson set out to create TellSpec, a hand-held device that you can simply point at a food item, to identify what’s […]

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This Windwheel Floats on Water and Features a Giant Coaster

Posted July 31st, 2015 by Design-Engine

This Dutch Windwheel is much more than just a sustainable way to gather wind energy. The proposed 571-foot Windwheel is set to be built in the city of Rotterdamn, Netherlands and on top of converting wind energy, it will also house apartments, a hotel and even a coaster ride. The reason why this Windwheel is […]

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Here are 5 of the Coolest Products on the Internet!

Posted April 24th, 2019 by Greg Cali

Here is a list of 5 of the coolest innovative products ranging from a headpiece that will improve your sleeping to a soccer ball that is able to track game statistics through a chip! UrgoNight Headband We live in a world that is constantly “go!, go!, go!” and where sleep comes at a premium. Since […]

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Passivhaus: The Passively Heated Home

Posted April 10th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Imagine a house that is so well designed and insulated that it maintains a 70 degree air temperature regardless of the outdoor air temperature. All of this in spite of not having a conventional furnace or heating system. This is exactly what is achievable and proliferated by a movement called Passivhaus, which, as the name […]

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The Glance Mirror: The Future of Reflective Surfaces

Posted June 23rd, 2017 by Design Engine

“The mirror business is a business I could really see myself in.” quotes Glance Displays CEO, Dave Krawczyk. The idea for the Glance Mirror appeared to Dave in a home technologies concept video back in 2011. Five years later, he finally had the skills, and team to start to make his dream a reality. The […]

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Lightning Strikes Again: Fastest Electric Racing Bike to Hit the Streets

Posted September 14th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Electric Racing Bike Zero and Brammo are the two names that have already established themselves over the past few years in the fairly new and evolving field of Electric Racing Motorcycles. Both have emerged as leaders in the industry. Now, Lightning, a name which has earned reputation on the track for numerous first place and […]

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Umake Developing Next Gen 3D Sketching App for iOS

Posted June 25th, 2015 by Design-Engine

With the advent of computers, touch screens, and software it has become less relevant for us humans to read a newspaper or pick up a pencil. As a designer I know how important digital tools are to the process and use them everyday. What is somewhat lost is the art of sketching by hand. Yes […]

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Apple iPhone 5 Review

Posted September 25th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Apple may not know it, but it has a lot to prove with the iPhone 5. Though it created the modern smartphone market with the original iPhone five years ago, the last year has seen its lead diminish. Serious competitors have begun nipping at its toes, all running Android, an operating system developed, updated, and […]

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2015’s Breakthrough Product: The Hoverboard

Posted January 28th, 2016 by Design-Engine

This years breakthrough product which made it’s way into the public consciousness and on to peoples holiday wish lists is the self-balancing two wheeled scooter popularly known as the hoverboard. The name hoverboard “however inaccurate” seems to have stuck and now these handless segways have become one of this years best selling products among teens and […]

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BMW Unveils the C Evolution Electric Scooter

Posted August 6th, 2012 by Design-Engine

BMW Motorrad has been busying itself perfecting an electric scooter design for some time now and, following the early prototype E Scooter we first reported on last year, and the more fully formed Concept e model which popped up a few months later, the company has now unveiled a new “near-production” electric scooter named the […]

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BioLite FirePit: Making Fires Toasty Instead of Smokey

Posted November 21st, 2017 by Eli Petrov

If you are an outdoors lover like me, you probably like to go camping , grill food, or sit outside at night with friends around a warm fire. Man has been doing these activities since he learned how to make a fire, and i’m sure once the initial excitement of this essential discovery wore off, […]

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Frenchman Sets Record for World Longest Hoverboard Flight

Posted May 6th, 2016 by Design-Engine

A jet ski champion from the south of France named Frankie Zapata has set a new distance record for hoverboards by traveling 2252 m (1.4 miles).  The flight, as captured on the accompanying video, was witnessed and certified by the Guinness Book of World Records and surpasses the previous 2015 worldrecord several fold. Developed in […]

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Kickstarting: A Portable Printer That Turns Phone Pics Into Polaroids – Impossible Instant Lab

Posted September 25th, 2012 by Design-Engine

By: Kyle VanHemert The Impossible Project’s Instant Lab photo printer is just wacky enough to make sense. In 2008, at the closing of a Polaroid factory in Enschede, The Netherlands, Dr. Florian Kaps, an enthusiast of all things instant photography, and André Bosman, a former manager at Polaroid, met for the first time and quickly […]

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Electronics

Big Blue Audio – Big Blue Live Wireless Speakers

Posted December 9th, 2011 by marvinflores

Need a little more sound around the house? Wouldn’t it be nice to expand the loudness of what you’re listening to even louder? Big Blue Live Wireless Speakers by Big Blue Audio has the gadget just for you for just that. The Big Blue Live Wireless Speakers are designed with a slick white and and […]

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Bathroom/Washroom

Motorcycle Toilet

Posted June 22nd, 2011 by justinanguyen

The Motorcycle Toilet This design of the good ol’ loo may expensively replace thin paper seat covers or those saran-wrapped seats that cycle through with a press of a button prior to excusing yourself. Because if these two technologies are not available, then why not utilize a motorcycle-inspired toilet designed by Nelson Ayala. And knowing […]

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The Hot Rox Electronic Hand Warmer

Posted November 17th, 2011 by Design-Engine

The cold weather has already reached some of us, and are not enjoying it. Those of us that absolutely hate it how our hands feel when they reached that cold temperature, there’s something else for you besides heat packs. The Hot Rox Electronic Hand Warmer is designed to be held in your hands and keep […]

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