With just weeks to go before Apple is expected to introduce its iPhone 5, the Apple gurus at MacRumors decided to take matters into its own hands and create the most accurate mockup based on rumors and leaked iPhone 5 cases.
A research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology is proving that you don't need to be bitten by a radioactive spider or be dumped into a vat of mysterious chemicals to enjoy superpowers. In fact, having an enhanced sense of touch could be as simple as wearing a glove like this.
When our cars are finally smart enough to drive themselves, we're going to suddenly have a lot of extra time on our hands. What's going to keep us entertained while we get where we're going? Dassault systems got together with some concept designers to imagine what it might be like.
The "Bike Guide Concept" creates a tour bus that's a far more active experience. Rather than simply park in front of something interesting, this conceptual bus releases all of the riders on their own bikes, leaving them to explore at will.
This fuzzy slide made an appearance during a public Air Force briefing at AirVenture last week, showing something called the "F-X," which would be a sixth-generation jet fighter that's due to replace the F-22 Raptor by 2030. We found a non-fuzzy picture of this thing, and we can tell you exactly what it is.
This conversation will surely go to a place we did not mean it to, but we'll give it a whirl: Did you ever wish you could get more intimate with the Internet? We spend so much time in the virtual space, but only explore it with two senses. Kind of a pity for a species that experiences so much through touch. But researchers around the world are developing various forms of haptic technologies that will further merge the tactile and the digital. Why should we settle for some silly virtual Facebook "poke," when we could be literally poking our friends from anywhere in the world? The 1970s saw the first vibrating beepers (kids, ask your parents or see early-'90s rap videos) that converted data into physical sensation. This primordial buzzy tech evolved little as it found its way into our current crop of smartphones and game controllers. But untargeted vibrating gadgets only hint at what haptics have to offer. To that end, we present eight promising technologies that will further plug our mortal coils into The Matrix. These tactile gadgets may one day be seen as a stop-gap before The Singularity comes and our brains connect directly to computers where we experiences sensations from phantom limbs we never even knew existed. But, in the mean time, here's some cool tech that allow us to smack, prod, and pinch the digital world. (And vice versa.) Poke the gallery below to get rolling. Bonus if you're tapping on a touchscreen.
A pulsejet sure sounds like it belongs on a spaceship or something, but it's actually one of the most primitive (or at least simplest) types of jet engines there is. The Nazis used pulsejets on their first generation of cruise missile, the V-1, and now Boeing is toying with the idea of getting them to power a VTOL aircraft.
Three things come to mind when you think of the brand Ferrari: red, fast and expensive. Maybe, even Italian. Ferrari wrapped up its 2011 World Design Contest that pitted designs students from over 50 schools from around the world to design a "hypercar whose design reflects social changes and technical innovation without sacrificing the brand's performance and iconic appearance." Three South Korean design students took first place with their Ferrari Eternity concept car — the future of Ferrari. Excuse us, while we wipe the drool off our chins.
Everybody likes the taste of organic, farm-fresh food, but in dense urban areas, large-scale agriculture isn't really an option. A Dutch design firm has come up with a concept for a rooftop greenhouse ecosystem that produces food so efficiently that installing them on top of buildings in NYC could feed the majority of people living there.
Gamers want the PlayStation 4. Developers want the PlayStation 4. Sony says not to expect the PS4 for at least another handful of years. What's a brother to do if he really wants a PS4? If your name is Joseph Dumary, you design your own and cram it with so much futuristic tech, the "father of the PlayStation," Ken Kutaragi, would cry tears to see this thing make it past the the concept stage.