concepts

Apple prototypes of the 80′s unveiled

Apple prototypes of the 80′s unveiled

The designer known as Hartmut Esslinger has revealed an amazing treasure trove of never before seen designs from the Apple archives this week in a book by the name of "Design Forward." This book was launched this week at the opening event of an exhibition by the name of "German Design Standards - from Bauhaus to Globalization" and was delivered first to the folks at Design Boom where they've been allowed to display many of the images within. What we're being shown here is a set of Apple products designed - at least in part - by Hartmut Esslinger himself during his time with what would become one of the most iconic hardware companies in history.

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The driverless cars that want to run Google off the road

The driverless cars that want to run Google off the road

Google gets a lot of digital ink for its driverless car program, which recently got the go-ahead to expand its testing to Nevada highways. But Mountain View isn't the only horse in this race. New start-ups and old standbys are preparing the cars of the future, and they all want a piece of the driverless car market. Here are five competitors to Google's program, all trying to be king of the road.

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Origami and Phones, Together At Last

Origami and Phones, Together At Last

My first thought upon gazing on this concept design was a resounding "wtf", in a good way. Chengyuan Wei put together this little gadget that takes the ancient art of Origami and telephones and puts them into the same thing. How can this be? It's all because of the magic of technology.

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Coffee Joulies will keep your tongue from burning

Coffee Joulies will keep your tongue from burning

I am not a coffee drinker, my wake up and get going drink is a nice can of Dr. Pepper. I know some people that simply can't function if they don't have their coffee in the morning. If you are one of these sorts that must have coffee to get going and you are too impatient to wait for your brew to cool Dave & Dave over on Kickstarter have a project that you need to help fund.

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Concept Phone: HTC Eerie HD3 by Wallec

Concept Phone: HTC Eerie HD3 by Wallec

The HTC Eerie HD3 is a new concept phone which, with its 4.7 inch AMOLED display, is closer to a tablet than a smartphone. The phone was created by Wallec (wwalczyszyn from Deviantart), and has some pretty amazing specs. To start with, a 2GHz Snapdragon processor, supports 1080p HD video...continue past the break to see more.

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Android “Flip Phone” Concept with Three Flexible AMOLED Touchscreens

Android “Flip Phone” Concept with Three Flexible AMOLED Touchscreens

Well would you look at that, the perfect phone. All it took was a couple extra panels and there it was, all conceptualized and turned into a short ad for the world to see. This is a vision of a smartphone that takes the idea of flipping out an extra section (for a keyboard, for a speaker, etc.,) and took it a couple steps further. Designer Kristian Ulrich Larsen presents one lovely triangle.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 51 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 51 2010

Welcome to the first post Christmas Week in Review! I hope you had a great Christmas, let's get right to it. We heard Monday that wireless carriers were openly looking at ways that they can charge users a fee per service. It seems like a scheme to get user to take advantage of the sponsored services that the carrier offers rather than using third party services. Carrier services are expected to be offered free while things like YouTube would cost 50 cents monthly.

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Conceptual Hybrid Display Phone Works with Both AMOLED and EInk

Conceptual Hybrid Display Phone Works with Both AMOLED and EInk

Oh conceptual design, how awesome thou art. This is the "Second Life Mobile Phone Concept" by Cho Sinhyung & Jeon Jungjae, a phone that employs both a lovely AMOLED screen in glorious full color when it's active, and an E-Ink display when it sits in standby mode. Juice saver deluxe! Furthermore, the degree of transparency in the screen shows the percentage of battery remaining. Fade away like you're Marty McFly. Futuristic.

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