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Self warning life jacket

Self warning life jacket

No matter the circumstance, whether it is a natural disaster like a tsunami, or if you are having a casual vacation somewhere on the beach, life jackets have been responsible for saving an uncounted amount of lives each year, and will continue to do so. Even in it’s most elementary form, there is no going(…)

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Black & Decker SMARTECH Connected Battery

Black & Decker SMARTECH Connected Battery

The Black & Decker SMARTECH battery is a rechargeable, lithium-ion battery that adds Bluetooth connectivity and a smartphone app. It fits in any 20v Black & Decker cordless product—from drills and saws to hedge trimmers and vacuums—and, at $69, only adds about $20 to the cost of a conventional battery. Once plugged in, users can(…)

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The 10 Coolest Cars of CES 2016

The 10 Coolest Cars of CES 2016

LAS VEGAS—CES used to be all about gadgets, but this year, you can easily argue that cars stole the show. There were so many cool new concepts, technologies, and vehicles on display, that I’m almost wondering what’s left for the Detroit Auto Show next week. CES 2016 Bug ArtThings started off with a bang, with(…)

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Creative Cam

Creative Cam

A lot of us ride bicycles, and those who do know the importance of having some serious mudguards on your tires. Particularly if you live in a rainy area and especially if you ride to and from work, mudguards keep at least some of the elements off of you. Knowing the importance of these accessories(…)

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Fly Like an Eagle

Fly Like an Eagle

Set in the not-too-distant future, this new concept plane features an astonishing layout that resembles a bird in flight. And not only does it look like a bird, but it is good for the birds; by using quantum mechanic technology, it would produce zero-contaminant emissions. Designed by Oscar Viñals  the AWWA-QG “Progress Eagle” Quantum Airplane could brighten(…)

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The Considerate Kitchen

The Considerate Kitchen

While many people love to cook, not everyone is accessible enough to get around the kitchen easily (such as the elderly or those with physical challenges. In order to enable more people to cook what they love, designer Dirk Biotto has created the ChopChop Kitchen. Kitchen appliances from Lowe’s or Home Depot are great for most(…)

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Do You Wanna Go Sledding?

Do You Wanna Go Sledding?

Sledding is a great pastime for kids or adults, but carrying and storing sleds can prove difficult because of their bulkiness. To take all the stress out of sledding and offer better portability and storage options, the designers at Maarno have created the Folding Sled! Snow sleds are a common household item for people who(…)

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Creatives Assemble

Creatives Assemble

Designers, engineers, and creators of all kinds truly value their tools – so why not give them the best that there is? This is the idea behind the first release of FLINT Studio Tools, which are created by FLINT design for the use of other creative minds like themselves. The main tool in this set(…)

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Breathtaking

Breathtaking

Luxury sailing yacht designs can produce some really amazing results, beautiful concepts, and ingenious structures. Such joys can be found in the concept yacht named Oxseagan, designed by HWANG Tzy-Lung Stefan. This gorgeous yacht is, as its name suggests, a breath of fresh air. Concept yachts like Helios or Star Superyacht are excellent examples of(…)

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2 Seats, 3 Wheels, 1 Great Car

2 Seats, 3 Wheels, 1 Great Car

Getting one step closer to the consumer market, this stylish electric car has been worth the wait. Those who have been watching its 3 year production process are extremely excited to see the Innvelo Three by Form & Drang finally reach the prototyping stage, making it that much closer to a purchasable product. Electric cars for(…)

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Inspired by a Legend

Inspired by a Legend

Fans of McLaren car manufacturers will know the story of the historic Le Mans race in 1995, in which the McLaren F1 GTR won the race – several times, actually – as the only road-ready car up against purpose-built prototype racers. In 2015, McLaren will be releasing an homage to this piece of history with(…)

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Build a Better Community with this Toolbox

Build a Better Community with this Toolbox

We all have those moments where we are suddenly in desperate need of tools – from trying to hang a picture to replacing a doorknob. But many of us don’t have a constant need for tools, which means we have to go out and purchase new tools even though we’ll get little use out of(…)

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Set the Mood-lighting with GloFi

Set the Mood-lighting with GloFi

So named for its unique RGB lights and minimal construction, the “GloFi” Moodlight is a neat little desktop accessory that is perfect for home or office. Made from machined ABS aluminum, lasercut windows, silicone gaskets, and simple screws, the lights cycle to create a rainbow effect and provide a cute and colorful aesthetic. Get yours(…)

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The First Aid Blanket: 2 Designs, 1 Great Concept

The First Aid Blanket: 2 Designs, 1 Great Concept

The universe of concept design is truly fascinating, particularly when 2 completely separate groups of people from different backgrounds invent something incredibly similar.  This is demonstrated in the concept of 2 First Aid blankets. The first blanket was designed by Jussi Koskimäki and is called the “First Aid Cover” which you can read about here. The other,(…)

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Sleek and Simple Modular Phone

Sleek and Simple Modular Phone

Materializing the concept if the modular phone, the “Xcel 1M” offers ultimate ease-of-use with a refreshingly uncomplicated interface. With 3 slots for external devices and a custom ROM called “SLIDE UI”, its sleekness and simplicity seem worth exploring. How to Expand Phone Jacks How to Make an Antique Phone Work The Invention of the Cell(…)

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