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Renault Kwid Concept debuts at Delhi Auto Expo 2014

Renault Kwid Concept debuts at Delhi Auto Expo 2014

At the Delhi Auto Expo, Renault has unveiled its Kwid Concept car, a snazzy little vehicle it says is aimed at young buyers and their unique needs. The design comes from Renault Design India in part, and features things like oversized wheels and clipped overhangs, all of it culminating to give the concept a "playful" and strong look at the same time.

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Motorola’s digital tattoo developing skunkworks will stay at Google

Motorola’s digital tattoo developing skunkworks will stay at Google

Google will keep hold of Motorola's Advanced Technology & Products group even after handing over Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, it's been confirmed, the skunkworks team behind the Project Ara modular phone and high-tech treats like digital tattoos. The news, revealed during a post-announcement call by Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing, means Google will keep hold of the experimental team working on projects like a smartphone which can be upgraded in pieces, and digital pills that can wirelessly deliver health information after being swallowed.

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Project Gutenberg takes the home bar digital

Project Gutenberg takes the home bar digital

Robot bartenders aren't new, but Pernod Ricard wants to take them out of the DIY realm with Project Gutenberg, a modular drink mixer-and-dispenser that comes with a companion iPhone or iPad. Named after the original printing press because of its resemblance to a row of books, Project Gutenberg will consist of up to six different types of liquor, with proportions dispensed courtesy of instructions on the smartphone or tablet app.

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BMW connected car concept finds parking and deals as you drive

BMW connected car concept finds parking and deals as you drive

BMW has shown off its vision of the connected car, blending location-based services with individual driver needs for what the German company believes is the virtual marketplace of the future. Currently a working prototype, the system built into a BMW 7 Series filters through local coupons, offers, and parking spaces to figure out where the driver should shop, where they might want to park to be nearest their intended destination, and even where to get the best coffee en-route.

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Nissan Sport Sedan concept rolls into Detroit International Auto Show

Nissan Sport Sedan concept rolls into Detroit International Auto Show

Nissan has unveiled an interesting new concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The car is called the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept. While the car is strictly a concept, it doesn't look so farfetched as to keep it from coming into production if it is well received. The car has no flamboyant bodywork and looks like something that would be on car lots around the country.

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Toyota FT-1 sportscar concept debuts at Detroit auto show

Toyota FT-1 sportscar concept debuts at Detroit auto show

At the North American International Auto Show, Toyota has debuted its FT-1 sports car concept. Though this beast won't be hitting production, it does hint at what Toyota could have in its future -- the name, after all, stands for "Future Toyota". The concept was the brainchild of Calty Design Research a la Gran Turismo, being conceived about two years ago and since then going on to be developed into a full concept embodying the auto maker's coupe design.

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Toyota i-Road first-drive experience

Toyota i-Road first-drive experience

Toyota has been showing the i-Road three-wheel electric concept vehicle here at CES 2014. This may be the first time many have seen this concept, however it was actually introduced nearly a year earlier at the Geneva Auto Show in Tokyo, where SlashGear was first allowed to get behind the wheel. While it may only be a concept today, and one that's highly unlikely to make it to the US market, the technology and overall setup are still more than interesting as a leaning, all-EV approach to urban mobility. Read on for our full drive report!

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iPhone “Air” concept is thin as two credit cards, light as a feather

iPhone “Air” concept is thin as two credit cards, light as a feather

A new iPhone concept has surfaced from Italian ad agency SET Solution, and they're calling it the iPhone Air. We would love to see Apple produce something like this, assuming it's even possible. It's as thin as a couple of stacked credit cards, the display reaches all the way to the edges with nary a bevel in sight, and TouchID is integrated despite the size limitations. An agency can dream, can't it?

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Concept “armor” advises wearer when a surveillance camera is nearby

Concept “armor” advises wearer when a surveillance camera is nearby

Modern life is recorded on a million (give or take) surveillance cameras, and those who live in particularly large metropolitan locations are often under the watchful eye of cameras mounted all over the place -- on buildings, street posts, inside stores. You're not likely to notice many of them, and some people don't like that idea. That's where a concept wearable called the surveillance spaulder comes in.

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