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Volvo's Inflatable Child Seat Concept Fits in a Backpack

At one time the military actually tried to develop inflatable planes that were strong enough to fly, but easy to transport. Those never materialised, but the technology involved—a drop-stitch fabric that can be inflated to very high pressures—has enabled Volvo to create an inflatable child car seat that's just as safe as everything already on the market. Read More >>

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Land Rover's Augmented Reality Transparent Bonnet Concept Will Keep You Out of Potholes

Aside from the sleek body designs and supercharged engines, part of the appeal of a sports car is feeling close to the ground, hurtling along with such close proximity to the roads as to feel a tangible connection to the street or circuit beneath you. But as Jaguar Land Rover's Transparent Bonnet concept shows, augmented reality could bring us closer to the tarmac than ever before. Read More >>

design
A Pad and Pen That Lets You Sketch in 3D Using Augmented Reality

Gravity is a pen and pad that allows to sketch in 3D space using augmented reality. The cool patent-pending system hardware and software system has gone through several working prototypes and now they are looking to start manufacturing. Check out the video—it's pretty cool. Read More >>

robots
Inflatable Huggable Robots Could Replace Complex Mechanical Automatons

All of those images of a dystopian future where mankind is enslaved by robots don't seem so terrifying if these inflatable air-powered alternatives are realised. Not only do they seem downright adorable and huggable, they're also incredibly easy to make once a mould has been 3D printed. Read More >>

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A German Concept Car Designed to be 3D-Printed in One Piece

German engineering firm EDAG's concept Genesis gives a peek at the sweeping, sci-fi future of car design, where entire vehicle bodies are 3D printed in one piece rather than being assembled from thousands of components. Our gearhead friends at Jalopnik took a closer look during the Geneva Motor Show. [EDAG] Read More >>

concepts
If Apple Makes This Apple TV They Will Win the Living Room War

This is what Apple needs to beat everyone: an Apple TV with the graphic oomph of an iPhone 5S, plus a new larger remote that doubles as a full gamepad and a motion joystick—like the Nintendo Wii remote. If this concept becomes a reality, Cupertino really could win over living rooms worldwide. Read More >>

research
You Can Wear This Fabric Wi-Fi Antenna

Forget what you know about wearable technology. The future of wireless connectivity is going to be woven into the very threads of your clothes. Read More >>

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This iPhone Air Concept is Simultaneously Great and Seriously Dull

It seems like the inevitable next step for the iPhone line, given the warm reception the iPad Air received at launch. But should the iPhone 6 land taking much of its inspiration from Apple's updated tablet design, it sure would be boring. Read More >>

concepts
Make a Fine First Impression With a Tetris-Playing Business Card

In a time when business cards seem more obsolete than ever, people are coming up with ways to modernise them. What way to make a better first impression than Kevin Bateske, who created this business-card-sized Game Boy clone called the Arduboy. Read More >>

concepts
A Floating Arctic City Fuelled by Consuming Icebergs

With glaciers firing off more icebergs into the Atlantic than ever before, it shouldn't be surprising that people are envisioning futures that make the most of the dystopian realities a climate-changed world could bring. Cities that float around the arctic while eating icebergs are another one of those futures. Read More >>

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Your Phone's Wi-Fi Hotspot Could Act as an SOS Beacon in a Disaster

Trapped under rubble, unable to move following a natural disaster, it would be easy to assume there's no hope. But soon the Wi-Fi hotspot on your phone may be able to help raise alarm—acting as an SOS beacon to guide rescuers your way. Read More >>

gadgets
A Brilliant In-Car Touchscreen Interface You Never Need to Look At

Touchscreen displays in our cars aren't going away anytime soon. So designer Matthaeus Krenn figured that now was as good a time as any to radically improve their interfaces, replacing grids of ugly buttons and options with an elegant and minimal multi-touch UI —-that the driver doesn't need to look at. Read More >>

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Spain Might Jump Time Zones to Stimulate its Economy

If your economy isn't doing so well, just jump into another time zone. This might be the next step for Spain, according to a proposal being kicked around since September. Read More >>

gadgets
Snow Tyres With Studs That Retract at the Push of a Button

Studded tyres are probably the best way to avoid sliding all over the place on slippery, icy roads. But when that layer of snow and ice is gone, they're not particularly friendly to bare asphalt. Nokian Tyres, though, has developed this concept tyre with studs that extend and retract with the push of a button on your dashboard. Read More >>

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China's New Research Station and the International "Rush" to Claim Antarctica

In 2048, a very important international event will occur: The Antarctic Treaty, which stops countries from mining the continent's abundant resources, will come up for review. China, the US, the UK, and other countries intend to be ready. Read More >>

gaming
Oculus Rift Lets You See What it Would Be Like to Swap Genders (NSFW)

Oculus Rift is amazing in that it lets you experience other worlds beautifully and immersively. And, in this project by BeAnotherLabs, it's letting users experience a few minutes as the opposite gender. (Warning: some nudity ahead). Read More >>

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