Every once in a while a weird watch comes out that's practically impossible to read (i.e. Tokyo Flash watches), but Julien Moïse's Eole watch concept is just quirky enough it doesn't hinder the time-telling experience. See that turbine ring on the watch's head? When blown, the watch blinks to life.
Know someone who is impossible to wake up? You know, that someone who's got three alarm clocks scattered all over their room, or a coffee machine with a grinder so loud it sounds like the world is ending? (Yeah, they make those.) Well, tell that sleepy head to stop messing around. We're talking alarm clocks that run away from you, shock you when you try to sleep in and even steal your real, hard-earned money if you try to snooze. Click on the gallery below to see them all.
Snail is a Braille concept device that's shaped like a Rollerblade wheel (or a snail's shell) that helps make reading the bumpy printed language a much more intuitive and satisfying activity. Thanks to intelligent sensors, the visually impaired do not need to learn anything. Simply roll the Snail over any Braille and it'll convert it to speech and beam it to a paired Bluetooth headset.
Brooks Benefiel took a good look at a smartphone, a tablet and a netbook computer and asked "what do all three have in common?" The answer is processing power.
Odds are, you're reading this article right now with your eyeballs, not your fingers. Some people don't have that option, though, which is why the iSense concept, which turns an iPad touchscreen into a literal, touchable screen, is such a great idea.
Compared to these conceptual robotic puppy vacuum cleaners dreamed up by Hyun-Seok Kim, a Roomba seems rather tame. Comprised of four puppy vacs and a "mother unit" these floor cleaners literally "chase" dirt and dust away.
No matter how fancy your apartment is or what kind of view it has, unless it can be airlifted anywhere in the world at a moment's notice while continuing to be perfectly comfortable and self-sustaining, it's got nothing on this Living Roof capsule.
A year and a half ago, AIDA was a friendly robotic head from MIT and Volkswagen that lived in your dashboard and gave you driving directions. AIDA 2.0 does away with the robot, but turns everything the driver can see into one giant navigation and information display. Good luck paying attention to the road now.
There's no doubt in my mind bendable displays will be the norm in the not too distant future. Remember Fujitsu's chubby little foldable laptop concept? Niels van Hoof is thinking along the same lines with his "Feno" folding laptop concept.
The primary reason why you can take better pictures with a DSLR than with your iPhone isn't the sensor, it's the lens. This concept camera keeps all that sexy DSLR glass, and then makes the rest of the camera into something that's iPhone-sized and detachable, even while you're taking pics.