Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Advancement of technologies

Color Picker Pen

Color Picker is an innovative design of a concept pen that can scan colors from anything around and instantly use the color for drawing. After placing the pen against an object, the user just presses the scan button. The color is being detected by the color sensor and the RGB cartridge of the pen mixes the required inks to create the target color. This superb device will help people to observe the changing colors of nature. With color picker, all range of artists will be able to create a more sensorial and visual insight of their surrounding nature’s colors.

Philips Luminaire Chandelier OLED Concept

Philips are continuing their assault on traditional bulbs with the launch of two concept OLED lights, the first a compact table lamp and the second a more impressive chandelier. Both systems use the company’s Lumiblade OLED panels, which offer cool-to-the-touch, pure white illumination.
The Philips Luminaire Chandelier consists of five OLED ‘blades’ balanced out from a thin central pole. Light from the Lumiblades increases as movement around the chandelier is recognized.
Meanwhile a touch-sensitive button on the base of the light fixture controls power, while a proximity sensor is used to control dimming. There’s no word on whether Philips will commercially release the Luminaire Chandelier concept.

Optimus Tactus Keyboard

Optimus Tactus does not have physical keys, which means there are no restrictions on their shape and size.
Any part of the keyboard surface can be programmed to perform any function or to display any images.

Zero Mouse

Made by Oliver Rosito, it’s one of the most beautiful, most thrilling visual mouse I have ever seen! The revolutionary design of the Zero Mouse combines state of the art design and lightweight materials.

Honda Cyborg Legs

Well, actually there are two different gadgets:

The first one is Robo-Legs

Honda’s first foray into robotizing old peoples’ haunches looked pretty tame, but this new one, on which geriatrics are supposed to mount like some sort of meat trophy, feels like a glimpse into a horrible, dystopian future where up is down, right is wrong and grandmas and grandpas amble through Sears on mechanized rectal steeds instead of walkers. The machine, which I’m 90% sure is just the missing half of this Battle Droid from Attack of the Clones, is more a passive support device than it is a set of active robot limbs, though it does have a small electric motor.
Details are a bit sparse for the time being, but Honda claims that the legs transparently reduce the strains of walking, standing and crouching, and should be “as easy to use as a bicycle.” The AP reporter who got to test the robo-legs had this to say about them:

The second one is Walking Assist Device

Honda has developed a gadget that they say could make walking easier for the elderly and others with weak leg muscles. The aptly named Walking Assist Device is a 6 lb. motorized belt with hip sensors that gauge how much help the wearer will need. The motor then gives the wearer an appropriate boost, lengthening his or her stride enough to make walking easier on the legs.
The device’s lithium-ion battery only last two hours on a charge, so don’t expect Grandma to run a full marathon, but some time moseying around the retirement village while looking all cyberpunk will surely make her coolest geriatric in Del Boca Vista.

Tria Wireless Sound System

Thought you have to throw the vinyl collection? Think again!
OK, to summarize, it was designed by Ricardo Baiao from Portugal and it comprises three elements: the vinyl player/ripper, the stereo loudspeakers, and the remote control center. The first one is an elite vinyl player loaded with no less than 4 cartridges, which allow the playback of both sides without having to take the disc out and turning it yourself. Even more, the self-contained cleaning system will ensure a dramatically longer life for both the cartridges and your discs, while the built-in DSP block sports an efficient noise reduction module, which will come in handy when you want to rip a vinyl record.

Philips Carousel UltraWidescreen Cinema 21:9 and Ambilight:

Or: what you’re missing without Cinema 21:9 and Ambilight

Check out the 2+ minute new Cinema “interactive movie” which takes you through a fictional movie setup with director, FX supervisor and director of photography chiming in on the importance of cinema widescreen. The interactive bit comes into play as the viewer can switch between 16:9 and turn Ambilight on and off on a simulated screen playing the flick. Cinema 21:9 launches this month in France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Russia. 4000 Euros. If you’re ready to come out of pocket for this 2560×1080p beast.
Curiously, Philips doesn’t have any plans regarding a U.S. release of the UltraWidescreen 21:9.

MacBook Touch

Some people were born just for the sake of it. But others are born to create wonders of the world. This “thing” I’m gonna show you is so cool that they could easily named it OMFG.
Designed by Tommaso Gecchelin, MacBook (future – let’s all pray to God – to be released) Touch will be the reason for Apple to build a small but flexible fine piece of machinery. Flexible OLED technology may be the key because it can provide the rich color and resolution density needed for a smaller screen without being a power hog and resists damage by its malleable nature. The thinnest screens now are barely 8mm thick and can fold like a piece of paper.
The core of this concept is a technology he calls iSpine. Like the spine of a book, the tech avoid excessive compression on the screen, yet allows the laptop to sit in multiple viewing positions. Go from a normal laptop with screen and touchscreen board – to a large widescreen canvas for drawing, presentation or movie watching. To keep everything minimal, ports like power, the mini display, and additional USB are externalized on a “Magic Dock” to keep most of the laptop slim and clean of an array of holes and plugs.
Bottom line: I Love It!!! And I don’t have it :(

PSP Game Console

This game console was designed by a fan of PSP and you have to admit that it far more cooler than any existing PSP right now. It’s got a big beautiful screen and an iPhone-like home button on the front, but when it’s slid open it reveals all the necessary buttons for gaming bliss. I think it’s so cool that it makes any other portable game console blush.

4G iPhone

Though it’s not known if this is how it will look, this photo was recently released and I have to say that not only that it’s thinner but it has apparently a bigger screen and a silent toggle switch moved. As for the specs rumors … well it will be , probably, the best phone – again – on the market.
Anyway, we have to keep in mind that until it’s official release, all this are simply speculations.

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