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[22 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
New Concept Watch Promises a Cryptic Display and a Place for Your Secrets

In keeping with watch maker Tokyo Flash’s tradition of difficult to read wrist wear, the “Right Angle” LED watch concept would fool anyone looking at it head on into thinking that the display is just a mess of cryptic lines and blocks. The truth is, this timepiece is as easy to read as any other digital watch, all you need to do is change the angle at which you’re viewing it. All you’d have to do is flick your wrist to show a relatively normal display of numbers.
This concept also …

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[7 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
Immersive VR System, Shooting Girls with a Heart Gun?

Check out the Immersive Digital Entertainment system, a setup with a head mounted display (HMD) that allows users to experience a full 360 degree interactive experience. The HMD imagine is rendered in real-time and corresponds to the user’s movement by using high definition motion capture cameras. System makers Crescent hope that their creation will be used in the entertainment industry, giving users a chance to experience technology usually used in Hollywood and in the fields of medicine and industrial design. Below is a cool video of it in action. But …

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[23 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Need a Hug? Do it Yourself!

They say the best things in life are free, like hugs. But in case there’s no one around to give you one, then you can do it yourself… and it’s going to cost you around $2500. It’s called Sense-Roid, this demo consisted of a dummy and a vest worn by the user. Hugs and touches detected by the dummy’s sensors are re-created as the same sensation in the user’s vest by vibrators and feedback motors. So the machine lets you know what your hugs feel like.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNDGigppIf8
Besides the obvious applications …

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[19 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
A Better Way to Take Self Portraits

Seriously, there should be a better way of talking self-portrait photos that standing in front of a bathroom mirror. Of course any modern digital camera has a timer setting and more professional models come with remote controls, but is there a way to make it even easier to take a photo of yourself? Shaowei Chu and Jiro Tanaka of the University of Tsukuba have developed a system to allows the user to control a camera by the use of hand gestures.

Much like a Kinect program, the system displays a live …

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[16 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
The Breathalyzer Watch isn’t Afraid to Say You’re Drunk

Remember that ex you drunk dialed? Or that facebook status that ruined your life? Don’t you wish there was a way you could have known for sure that you were completely wasted? (Would it have mattered?) TokyoFlash’s new LED watch concept wants to solve that problem, it’s also a breathalyzer.

The “Alcohol Test Function” is activated by the touch of a button, a cap is then released revealing the port. To find out your blood alcohol level, blow into the port and await your results. Your blood alcohol is then …

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[14 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Beer Can Robot in Disguise

Check out this transforming robot beer can from Ron Tajima. This genius created a Wii-mote controlled walking bot disguised as a cold one. Probably perfect for a reconnaissance mission at a house party. Let’s just hope no one crushes it on their head.

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[9 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Spy Drone Stalks Female Reporter [Video]

This flying spherical spy drone being developed my the Japanese Self Defense Force seems to have a crush on this lady reporter, and it’s not too subtle about it. The following video is a pretty impressive demo of what this little stalker can do.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7dPgzMgf0
Dubbed the “Spherical Flight Vehicle”, this drone has been in development for a year and a half. It can fly for 8 minutes at a time and can reach speeds of up to 60km/h. This current demo is remote controlled but an autonomous flight system is being …

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[6 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Fujitsu Design Award

In January the “Fujitsu Design Award 2011” was launched with the theme “A LIFE with Future Computing”. Over 3000 participants submitted concept designs of what our future computers will look like. Here are the winners, very imaginative designs by some talented artists.
The Aid by Egle Ugintaite (Grand Prize Winner)

The Aid is a walking cane with a built in health monitoring system, an LCD screen that displays the user status, an SOS emergency button and an accompanying headset for remote communication. This was designed for the elderly as a means to …

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[6 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
See-Through Cellphone Screens Now in Mass Production

TDK has started mass production of transparent organic electroluminescent (EL) displays; the UEL476. These are see-through screens that can display colored images. The UEL476 screen is 2.4-inches (320 x 240) and is was made specially for mobile devices such as cellphones. Though see-through, your privacy is protected, as the on the opposite side of the screen, displayed images cannot be seen.
We saw a mono-color prototype of these screens at CEATEC last year (video below). Good to see them out this year as TDK promised. Looking forward to what manufacturers will do …

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[1 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Tokyo Flash Kisai RPM in Acetate

SciFi-esque watch makers, Tokyo Flash announced the release of a limited edition collection of watches made of acetate. The new designs are based on a previous model the Kisai RPM, one of the simplest to read of Tokyo Flashes usually complicated timepieces. These sleek LED watches come in a variety of colors, but in my opinion the sexiest of these would be the white one.

The other colors are cool too, they include graphite, pearl, and tempest (kinda like blue speckled marble) and according Tokyo Flash they are all handmade …

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