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Reimagining the Home Bar of the Future

Take a look at this video. It's a concept from Pernod Ricard called Project Gutenberg, and it's what the home bar of the future could look like. We've definitely seen plenty of robot bartenders in the past, but this is something different. This is something you actually might want prominently displayed in your living room. Read More >>

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Hip-Hop From the Future: Inside Deltron's First New Record Since 2000

In May of 2000 three legends of hip-hop formed a supergroup and created something nobody saw coming: a futuristic, sci-fi rap album. When Deltron 3030 was first released, it didn't fit in with the gangster rap that was dominating the charts—and over the years it developed an almost fanatical cult following. The long awaited sequel—officially released today—is likely to do the same. Read More >>

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When I Actually Wear Google Glass

So far, most of what's been written about Google Glass has been united by one commonality: It's been written from the perspective of someone who had to wear Glass. Because they were going to write about it. But here's when you'll actually want to wear it. Or at least, when I do. Read More >>

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Psychedelic Space Station Concepts from the 70s Will Blow Your Mind

Forty years ago, America was still reeling from the astronomical success of the moon mission and high on the idea that space age innovations would keep happening at a breakneck pace. Well, we got the shuttle and we got the Mars rover(s). What we did not get however, were mind bending super space stations capable of holding entire civilisations inside.
But that doesn't mean we weren't thinking about it. Back in the 1970s a handful of artists drew up intricate renderings of said mind bending super space stations for NASA. They make the International Space Station look like a flying tin can, which is essentially what it is. In these concepts the space stations are big enough not only to support suburban-looking neighbourhoods with houses and blonde haired guys in polo shirts, but also entire farms with livestock and everything. Read More >>

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The Best Guess at How Elon Musk's Hyperloop Public Transport Fantasy Might Work

Earlier this week, Elon Musk announced that he would publish an alpha design for his crazy-sounding "Hyperloop" by August 12. According to Musk, the diagram above is as close as anyone has gotten to figuring out how the super-fast public transport technology might work. And it seems bonkers. Read More >>

science
The Future of Civil Disobedience Online

Familiar political tools like petitions, fundraisers, mass letter-writing, call-in campaigns now have online equivalents. But what about protest tactics like street marches, picket lines, sit-ins, and occupations? Where is the room on the internet for civil disobedience? Read More >>

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Will We Have Cognitive Computers That Feel and Smell in the Next Five Years?

At the end of each year, IBM releases its "5 in 5" — five technology predictions that IBM researchers foresee coming to fruition within the coming five years. These predictions are based on everything from emerging market trends to cultural and social behaviours to actual technologies IBM has incubating in its many labs. And if this year's predictions are to be believed, many computational systems — from your tablet and laptop to your smartphone — are about to get a lot more sensory, learning to see, hear, touch, taste, and smell in their own digital ways. Read More >>

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Toyota's Insane Concept Car Has Giant Touch-Screen Doors

Meet the Toyota Fun-Vii, a futuristic concept car that Toyota's president described as "a smartphone on four-wheels." Smartphone screens have certainly been growing, from 3.5-inches, to 4-inches, to 4.5-inches but holy crap, is this the logical conclusion? Read More >>

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