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Leap Motion Technology: The Future is Hands Free

Posted November 20th, 2013 by Design-Engine

The creation of new technologies begins with one question, what if? No longer just existing in the Sci-Fi films we love, Leap Motion technology has created an entirely different platform for the way we interact and create with our computers, giving users the ability to control their electronics with a mere hand gesture. The original USB device, released […]

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Cota System Transmits Power Wirelessly At Up To 30 Feet

Posted October 23rd, 2013 by Design-Engine

In 2008, Gartner Research released a report in which it identified the number one IT grand challenge as “Never having to manually recharge devices.” Physicist Hatem Zeine has invented what he believes to be the answer to this challenge. The Cota wireless power transmission system uses intelligently steered phased array antennas to focus a beam of […]

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A New American Classic: The Halcyon 50 from Janus Motorcycles

Posted August 1st, 2013 by Design-Engine

The attraction to vintage is about more than just the past; it’s about embracing history as we look to the future. Creating a new breed of iconic out of their shop in Indiana, Richard Worsham and Devin Biek of Janus Motorcycles have captured the essence of vintage with the Halcyon 50. A moped enthusiast, Biek […]

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Lunatik Taktik Extreme iPhone 5 Case Review

Posted June 27th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Lunatik Taktik Extreme iPhone 5 Case Review Well it’s been over 2 months now since I received my iPhone 5 Lunatik Taktik Extreme case and as I had promised it’s time to write a review on this protectorate of the iPhone. How many of us have bought a new phone only to have to hide it in […]

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Apple’s iOS 7 Operating System is Introduced!

Posted June 11th, 2013 by Design-Engine

We heard it would be flat. We heard it would be black and white. We heard that it would be a totally different experience. It is. iOS 7, the latest version of Apple’s flagship mobile operating system, is here, and it’s almost entirely different from the versions that came before. Gone are the skeuomorphic designs and […]

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GE’s New “Smart” Wind Turbine

Posted May 17th, 2013 by Design-Engine

GE’s new 1.7-100 wind turbine, the second of it’s “Brilliant” series made it’s debut in Chicago at the WINDPOWER 2013 expo held at McCormick Place from May 5th through 8th. GE’s Brilliant series wind turbines have received much fanfare and attention and promise to be a significant step forward in improving the efficiency and viability […]

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Canon 6D – Wifi and Iphone Compatible

Posted May 10th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Canon 6D – Wifi and Iphone Compatable As the full frame DSLR market grows ever-more crowded though – Canon, Nikon and Sony each offer at least two full frame models – the appeal of the 6D may well rest on things like handling and feature set. While Canon obviously needs to maintain clear distinctions between […]

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SMARTWALLIT – Never Lose Your Keys or Wallet Again

Posted May 10th, 2013 by Design-Engine

So, what is SmartWallit? SmartWallit is a revolutionary device that allows you to keep track of your wallet. It will prevent you from leaving your wallet behind, so you will not have to awkwardly stand at the register frantically searching for your wallet. It is able to do this by connecting with your phone through […]

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Glowing Plants: Natural Lighting With No Electricity

Posted April 30th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Create GLOWING PLANTS using synthetic biology and Genome Compiler’s software – the first step in creating sustainable natural lighting. What is Synthetic Biology? All living organisms contain an instruction set that determines what they look like and what they do. These instructions are encoded in the organisms’s DNA — long and complex strings of molecules […]

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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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RALLY FIGHTER – Car Designed by the World

Posted April 3rd, 2013 by Design-Engine

Local Motors design of the Rally Fighter is believed to be the first production vehicle to be designed through crowd sourcing, the process of drawing input from a global community of interested people via the Internet. The design was chosen through a 2009 vote by a community of hundreds of people on the Internet. The […]

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VW XL 1: The Hottest New Diesel Plug-in!

Posted March 19th, 2013 by Design-Engine

One of the more notable cars that made a splash and garnered much attention at the Geneva Auto Show this month was the Volkswagen diesel electric plug-in XL 1.  More importantly VW has stated they will bring this long nurtured concept to market although in a rather limited run of 250 to be available exclusively […]

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GUNNAR OPTIKS – Eye-Strain Reducing Glasses

Posted March 15th, 2013 by Design-Engine

GUNNAR OPTIKS – Eye-Strain Reducing Glasses For people who spend hours a day in front of a computer screen like I do, eyestrain is a common occurrence. With this comes headaches and fatigue. In my search for ways to deal with this issue I came across a company named Gunnar who designs eye glasses for […]

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CROSSKIX – Shoes of The future

Posted March 4th, 2013 by Design-Engine

CROSSKIX A former instructor at Design Engine has created a cool new style in active footwear. His design is currently running on KICKSTARTER Why CROSSKIX? Here are some questions we asked the designer of CROSSKIX Alfred Santillan. 1. What inspired you to develop a shoe (how many sizes are available?) 3-13 (mens and womens). I […]

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Idae, The Notebook for Extreme Situations

Posted February 21st, 2013 by Design-Engine

The extra-ordinary notebook that protects your ideas in extreme situations. Waterproof, Unbreakable, Recyclable. Idae This object was born by the combination of our professional background – we are an architectural and design studio – and our passion for extreme sports – skiing, sailing, hiking, biking or kite-surfing. It’s a notebook with very peculiar features, unbreakable, […]

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Bluetooth Enabled “I’m Watch” for Smartphones

Posted February 21st, 2013 by Design-Engine

Milan based company I’m has created a great bluetooth watch that will connect directly to your iPhone or Android based phone. It comes in a simple, matte black plastic band, but you can purchase the watch with a red, yellow, blue, green, white, pink or yellow band instead. The Color Series costs $389, with the […]

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Repsol Honda Team Releases 2013 RC213V MotoGP Racing Bike

Posted February 6th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Leaders in racing technology, Honda launched its 2013 RC213V livery model at Campus Repsol recently in Madrid. Created for the Spanish driving duo Dani Pedrosa and Marc Márquez, the newest 2013 Honda Repsol will compete in 18 races in the 2013 MotoGP, beginning its pre-season April 8 in Qatar. Repsol Honda Team, created in 1955, […]

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Unfasten Your Seatbelts: The Google Driverless Car Is Here!

Posted January 29th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Much of the reporting about Google’s driverless car has mistakenly focused on its science-fiction feel. While the car is certainly cool, just watch the video below about a 95%-blind man running errands. The gee-whiz focus suggests that it is just a high-tech dalliance by a couple of brash young multibillionaires, Google founders Larry Page and […]

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PARROT AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter

Posted January 17th, 2013 by Design-Engine

The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is the first quadricopter that can be controlled by a smartphone or tablet. By tilting your device, you control the direction of your AR.Drone, and by releasing it, the AR.Drone is instantly stabilized. Thanks to the AR.Drone’s autopilot feature, anyone can be an expert as the AR.Drone allows for an easy […]

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ROKU – The Next Generation of Video Streaming

Posted January 10th, 2013 by Design-Engine

Watching a movie at home used to mean ordering a DVD online, waiting for it to arrive, then having it sit on your coffee table for weeks until you were in the mood to watch it. Now, millions of people use Roku to choose what they want to watch instantly. Whether you are into exploring […]

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