DrawBraille Future Smartphone For The Blind

DrawBraille may be the future smartphone for the visually impaired.  This concept by designer Shikun Sun reminds me of something  John F. Kennedy once said “A rising tide will lift all boats.”  This is a perfect example of how technology will improve our lives. The DrawBraille phone is made up of two sides and offers a rich…

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Softening the City with Noise-Cancelling Technology

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B007G95FJE” locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41za%2BrcWr9L._SL110_.jpg” width=”76″]Noise-cancelling headphones are an ideal object for an international flight. Long hours of listening to young children pestering their parents, overhearing the pilot’s turbulence precautions, and trying to ignore the drone of jet engines is agitating at the best. Even if you don’t have noise-cancelling headphones, the disquiet on…

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The Air Umbrella Transforms an Old Design

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B002OLZJG8″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51aqUBZk7SL._SL110_.jpg” width=”87″]Futuristic design is not so much about creating original systems and tools but more to do with refining objects we already use. It’s easier to understand how practical a future design is if it is founded in our current landscape of industrial design. A pen that records notes to…

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Monome’s Aleph Opens New Ground in Sonic Creativity

Monome, one of the more innovative instrument builders of the computer age have added a brand new device to their line of interfaces. Unlike their previous products, the Monome and Arc, The Aleph is a “soundcomputer”, or a dedicated computer tailored specifically for musical creation. It’s entirely programmable and [easyazon-link asin=”1453719989″ locale=”us”]open-source[/easyazon-link], so users can…

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FXFOWLE’s NYC Loop: The Urban Hub Of the 21st Century

Last year, Mayor Bloomberg launched a competition to completely redesign and re-imagine public phones in New York City. With modern technology all but completely replacing our need for public pay phones, could something once so necessary in the city be reinvented for the 21st century? [easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0042FV2SI” locale=”us” height=”80″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41r51J9HwXL._SL110_.jpg” width=”80″]FXFOWLE’s answer is the…

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Robotic Prison Guards Now In South Korea

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0081J2LRC” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41B3NdQ1EBL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Robotic prison guards have arrived!  According to the Asian Forum of Corrections’, this is the world’s first robot prison guard. They believe this is the future of prison security. Lee Baik-Chul the forum chairman says the robot is a game changer. According to Reuters: Lee Baik-Chul says  “The purpose to develop this kind…

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Stir Kinetic Desk

Stir Kinetic Desk: The Future of Work

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B006M2PJV0″ locale=”us” height=”152″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41wEtWfiOYL._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Stir Kinetic Desk is going to change the way the world works. The traditional static desk is going to be replaced by desks that are kinetic and haptic. Add a walking treadmill under this desk and you have the perfect fit-smart office. This futuristic desk moves up and down…

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Bolid: An Automated Tractor For the Future Farmer

Bolid is a futuristic design by Christoph Proessler for an automated tractor aimed at aiding with one of the most labor intensive human trades: farming. [easyazon-link asin=”B00542NVDW” locale=”us”]GPS[/easyazon-link] and CPU control systems allow a farmer to control multiple Bolid tractors simultaneously, bringing down the required labor, time, and cost allowed by current technology. With a team of…

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Biomimetic Treehouse: Your Future Home

Biomimetic design is the imitation of the structures, elements, and systems of nature. The future will be filled with biomimetic inspiration. Architecture, transportation and furniture design are all moving in this direction. The Embryo and Roost treehouse designs by Antony Gibbon Designs  are perfect examples of biomimetic design. Could this be your new future home? According to Gibbon’s website: “The cylindrical…

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