While touchscreen phones may be the wave of the future, they're not doing any favors for the visually impaired. After all, with nothing tactile on the screen, it's tough for them to control it. But this DrawBraille concept is the opposite.
We're all pretty familiar with the now somewhat played out (but 'always' welcome) 'Slave Leia' and 'Lara Croft' costumes, but now a new female geek costume that actually turns you into a video game controller may become the new must have outfit.
Microwaves are great to have in a kitchen, but they tend to take up a sizable chunk of counter space. This concept design sticks a microwave in a drawer, keeping it tucked out of the way.
Japan and mainland China get a lot of the credit for Asia's futurist creations, but years ago Taiwan weighed in with one of the most exciting solutions for living a science fiction fan could want, UFO houses.
14-year-old Matthew James wrote to the head of Mercedes' F1 team asking them for $57,000 for a bionic hand. It was kind of a joke when he sent it off, but the hand they made him in response certainly isn't; it's the most advanced prosthetic hand in the world.
Some of us worship at the altar of tech, and others at the altar of fashion, but every so often the two worlds collide in a happy mix of circuitry and haute couture. Such is the case with the curiously attractive Data Sandals.
The Slim PC is a concept design for a small computer by designer Chang-Su Lee. Featuring lovely dark wood and a built-in iPhone dock, it's one of the most beautiful computer designs I've seen.
Somehow some of the simplest solutions to our most persistent problems, like getting a good night's sleep, have remain unsolved until enterprising geeks started putting their thinking caps on and making their way to Kickstarter to present their concepts and turn them into reality.
Elecom, Japan's masters of multiple function household swag, have done it again by splicing the design DNA of data storage devices with our most enduring analog office tool, the common paperclip.
3D printers have been around long enough for prices to gradually decrease enough to allow independent shops to harness them for a myriad of innovative uses. One tiny shop in Tokyo has now decided that one of those uses should be getting a head start on creating mechanical replicas of ourselves.