With all the talk about a next-gen Xbox rising to the surface, it's only fitting that Joseph Dumary, designer of the PlayStation concept took a stab at conceptualizing Microsoft's next console. It's quite a wild imagining, even specs will definitely not make the cut for the 360's successor, but imaginative nonetheless.
We don't know which car company was the first to decide that it might be kind of fun to give their designers a giant pile of cash to take their futuristic visions and make them real, but boy are we glad that they did. Somehow, a precedent was set where every year, every company now tries to outdo themselves with wild concepts that show what we might be driving in the future. Long, low and lean was definitely in this year, while b-pillars were nowhere to be found. Of course, lack of vital structural components means that the vast majority of these cars can't be driven anywhere (not legally, anyway), but worrying about safety and practicality goes totally against everything that concept cars are about. And that's why we love them so much. In the gallery below, check out fifteen wild concept cars from the 2011 LA Auto Show.
Every year, the LA Auto Show sponsors a design challenge. This year, the theme was "Hollywood's Hottest New Movie Car," and automotive design studios had to come up with a movie idea and then create a concept car to match.
Forget the fact that bees are super cute and stupendously important to our agricultural economy and general survival as a species. Let's just be selfish for a minute: honey tastes really, really good, and with this urban beehive concept from Philips, you can harvest unlimited amounts of liquid gold straight out of your wall.
Since the release of Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography, the notion that the late CEO "finally cracked" how to revolutionize the TV industry has resurfaced. The Apple TV/iTV rumors are stronger than ever, backed by powerful sources such as The New York Times. Apple rumormongers aren't expecting a Siri-powered iTV until at least 2013, but that doesn't mean artists can't start drawing up concept renders in advance to start the drool machines. Clearly drawing on inspiration from the Thunderbolt Displays, Guilherme Schasiepen's iTV concept is so Apple-like that it almost looks like a real product.
Designer Marc Tran sure knows how to come up with something different. His "Ringen" timepiece concept uses a series of tiny spheres rolling across its face to tell time. So, here's the hard part of this post: explaining how you tell time with this thing.
When it comes to aircraft, bigger is better. As size increases, so does efficiency, which is the thinking behind the monstrous Airbus A-380. But to be really efficient, you'd need to go bigger. Way bigger. We're talking an aircraft so large that other aircraft could land on it, in-flight.
Boeing had this image on display at the Association of the US Army's (AUSA) annual convention in Washington DC this week, showing four concept helicopters destined for deployment in 2030. Two decades is a long time from now, but prototypes (or close to it) are flying already.
The folks over at Mexican architecture group BNKR Arquitectura call this thing an "earthscraper," and the reason why should be obvious: it's a monstrous, beautiful, 65-story inverted skyscraper that hides a mini city underground.
As you probably know if you've ever played World of Warcraft with the smells turned on, video games don't teach you how to do laundry. This new washing machine concept is hooked up to a video game console, and for the first time, the cleanliness of your clothes is directly, not inversely, proportional to your gaming skill.