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Microsoft Announce Windows Phone Event for Sept. 5

Posted August 17th, 2012 by Design-Engine

The launch of Windows Phone 8 is getting closer, and now there’s a specific announcement date on the calendar. Nokia and Microsoft have invited the press to a joint Sept. 5 event in New York City, where they are expected to discuss Windows Phone 8. The New York event date coincides with Nokia World, the […]

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Prototype GHOST Military Watercraft Claims A World’s First

Posted August 17th, 2012 by Design-Engine

If you combined a stealth jet fighter and an attack helicopter and stuck them in the water, what would you get? Well, according to the folks at New Hampshire’s Juliet Marine Systems (JMS), you’d get the GHOST marine platform. Privately developed for possible use by the U.S. Navy, the boat would reportedly be invisible to […]

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World’s First Finger Camera – Air Clicker

Posted August 13th, 2012 by Design-Engine

You want to take the photo without camera, just using your fingers – it’s possible! Appropriately called Air Clicker, new concept designed by Yeon Su Kim will allow you to use nothing more than your hands to capture images. This world’s first finger camera consists of two modules: the first fits on your thumb, the […]

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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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New Mouse and Keyboard by Microsoft

Posted July 31st, 2012 by Design-Engine

Microsoft announced new keyboards and mice today: the Wedge Touch Mouse and Wedge Touch Keyboard, and the Sculpt Touch Mouse and Sculpt Touch Keyboard. The Sculpt products, though quite nice, are iterative updates of existing gear, but the Wedge Touch Mouse and Wedge Touch Keyboard are truly cool, and offer further evidence of the Microsoft’s […]

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Zuri Handcrafted Bamboo Bicycles out of Africa

Posted July 30th, 2012 by Design-Engine

No matter how many bamboo bicycles we see – and we have seen a few – they continue to astound with their otherworldly looks. Zuri is a German operation that hand builds bicycles in Africa out of locally sourced bamboo. It’s multi-hued bamboo-framed bikes are designed for both city commuting and mountain biking. Bamboo has […]

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CG Awards 2012 – New Application Award

Posted July 26th, 2012 by Design-Engine

This award recognises the best new content creation applications that have been released over the past year, which provide stable, useful and useable tools for the CG artist. CAST YOUR VOTE NOW! We’ve been at the heart of the CG industry for over a decade. Now we are proud to lead a celebration of the […]

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Jetovator – Ride High With The Power of Water

Posted July 24th, 2012 by Design-Engine

The Jetovator is a water sports accessory that extends the ability of an existing personal watercraft (PWC). The Jetovator does not come with its own power source and customers must acquire their own high output PWC in order to power the Jetovator. The Jetovator redirects the water thrust from the jet unit of the PWC […]

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Katal Innovations, A Landing Pad For Skiers

Posted July 17th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Six years ago, Aaron Coret, a 20-year-old engineering student at the University of British Columbia and an aspiring pro snowboarder, launched from a 50-foot jump at Whistler Blackcomb. “I remember coming off the lip of the jump and dropping my shoulder too hard. Right then I knew that I had lost control,” he says. “The […]

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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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EGO-Kits Give Downhill Mountain Bikes A Boost

Posted July 13th, 2012 by Design-Engine

While electric commuting bikes are currently experiencing a surge in popularity, electric mountain bikes such as the Conway E-Rider and the KTM eGnition are also showing up on tradeshow floors with increasing frequency. Most of these are designed as cross-country and/or trail bikes, with the idea that the motor can extend their range above the […]

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Personalized, Electronic Handgun Headed for Commercialization

Posted July 11th, 2012 by Design-Engine

The 100% electronic O’Dwyer VLe “Smart Gun” is to incorporate biometric authorizing technology that should enable it to meet new US requirements for “personalized” handguns according to a joint release from Metal Storm and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Legislation passed last year in the State of New Jersey requires that “three years […]

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New Speedo Racing Swimsuit, Fastskin3 – Built Using ANSYS

Posted July 11th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Speedo’s introduction of its drag reducing LZR Racer swimming outfit created a controversy during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The suit worked so well that it was subsequently outlawed by the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) as the technological equivalent of doping – it provided too much of an advantage. Now, with the help of […]

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Liquid Image to Expand Goggle – Cam Offerings

Posted July 10th, 2012 by Design-Engine

In addition to taking the tiny ego HD action cam along to Las Vegas for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Liquid Image has also revealed two new additions to its Xtreme Sport Cams product line. Both goggle cams feature built-in video, Wi-Fi and GPS and can be controlled via a smartphone app. The only appreciable […]

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ARIS Sport Throws A New Curve at Skateboard Wheels

Posted July 10th, 2012 by Design-Engine

The ability to carve into turns is something that is valued by surfers, snowboarders and skateboarders alike. While water and snow are relatively easy to carve into, however, concrete and asphalt are most definitely not, putting skateboards at a bit of a disadvantage. Attempts have been made at better-carving skateboards, including the pivoting-truck-equipped BMW StreetCarver, […]

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Nike Pro TurboSpeed Is A Golf Ball-Inspired Track Uniform with Dimples

Posted July 6th, 2012 by Design-Engine

The Nike Pro TurboSpeed is, as the name vividly suggests, a track uniform that offers professional athletes an advantage over their rivals. Through the clever use of aerodynamic techniques more commonly found on golf balls, the company has found a way to shave milliseconds off a sprinter’s time. Or at least that’s the bold claim […]

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Roominate, A Dollhouse Designed To Get Girls Excited About Tech

Posted June 26th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or “STEM,” as these fields are collectively called nowadays) are overcrowded with dudes. Why are these fields so gender-imbalanced? Does it have to do with girls’ innate preferences, or is it a kind of learned avoidance that starts in childhood? The creators of Roominate, an educational toy designed to get […]

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Designer Creates Eco-Friendly Minimalistic Coca Cola Can

Posted June 20th, 2012 by Design-Engine

New York-based designer Ryan Harc has created a concept design for a minimalistic Coca Cola can that is eco-friendly and 100% recyclable In his concept design called “Colorless”, the can has been designed with a convex logo instead of Coca Cola’s signature red and white painted-on design. According to Harc, he said that by stripping […]

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David Edwards – A Package You Can Eat, To Prevent Plastic Pollution

Posted June 19th, 2012 by Design-Engine

Imagine drinking orange juice out of an orange-flavored container that you can chew after. Or ice cream in a non-melting chocolate envelope. WikiCells, unveiled last week, could change how we store our food. David Edwards once came up with a method for delivering drugs inside porous wiffle balls of inhalable insulin (Idea #3). He wrote […]

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The Beauty of Hungary’s Stringbike Where Is The Chain?

Posted May 23rd, 2012 by Design-Engine

The Csepel neighborhood of Budapest is a 2,000-acre sprawl of working-class apartments and factories. A large swath of the district used to be solely the domain of heavy industry, where each street took its name from the goods produced inside the mostly abandoned brick buildings lining its curbs. It is here, in a nondescript building […]

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