concepts

Kompott Robotic Agent Makes it Easier Than Ever to Stay in Touch

Kompott Robotic Agent Makes it Easier Than Ever to Stay in Touch

As the world embraces technology, some of the world's population is still trying to catch up. While there's plenty of elderly out there that take to the advancements of our phones, computers, and even our eyes, there's just as many out there that find the whole situation far too complex for every day usage. Thanks to the Kompott Robotic Agent, students are bridging the gap between connectivity, technology, and the generation gap.

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Halo Bike Lock Will Text You When Your Bike Gets Stolen

Halo Bike Lock Will Text You When Your Bike Gets Stolen

Apparently it's Summer or something, because bike safety is taking a front-and-center approach the last few days. But that's not a problem, especially when the concepts are some of the coolest things out there. In the latest effort, we've got a concept from designer Steve Hunt, which manages to attract our eyes in its shiny aesthetics, our curiosity with the features Hunt plans, and just the name alone gets us all intrigued.

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Renshui Faucet Will Prove You Are Tech Obsessed

Renshui Faucet Will Prove You Are Tech Obsessed

As you sit in your abode, looking around and at all the shiny gadgets you've got lying around, where's the one place that just seems to be lacking in the out-right ridiculousness of the tech industry? Sure, there's plenty of smart bathtubs, and entire bathrooms, out there, but what about just the faucet? We've got faucets with capacitive touch controls, sure, and there's plenty of concepts out there to make our future-selves pretty happy. But what about the here and now? Say hello to the Renshui Faucet, coming straight out of China and ready to blow your socks off.

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Apple’s 3x3cm Touchscreen is the Real iWatch?

Apple’s 3x3cm Touchscreen is the Real iWatch?

Do you remember the iWatch? It was a concept from ADR Studio, and it was something that they wished Apple would unveil at this year's WWDC. Obviously none of that happened, but that doesn't mean the concept from the studio wasn't out-right awesome. But, it didn't look like Apple was interested in doing anything that small with touchscreens. Until now. Thanks to some leaked images, it looks like Apple is busy working on something that utilizes a touchscreen measuring only 3x3cm.

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The Daily Slash: July 8th 2010

The Daily Slash: July 8th 2010

Thursday night -- the night before the end of the work week. We can feel the excitement. Can you? Well, unless your work week is just getting started, or doesn't even start until this weekend. Then we feel your pain. But let's try to focus on the fun tonight, shall we? Welcome to tonight's edition of The Daily Slash. In the Best of R3 Media, we've got a new release date for the Vibrant, Apple may have used their kill switch, and Opera Mini's been updated. And then in the Dredge 'Net, a solar plane flies 26 hours, AQUA2 is another aquatic robot, and a foldable bike exists.

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Kokonatchi Connects via USB, Notifies You of Tweets and Messages [Video]

Kokonatchi Connects via USB, Notifies You of Tweets and Messages [Video]

If it weren't for the blank-stare faces on these things, we would have assumed they were just your average stress reliever. But, that's not the case at all. After all, those are faces, which means they've got to do something else, right? The Kokonatchi is being designed by students at the University of Tokyo and Waseda University, and it's sole purpose is to be a small desktop notification robot that lets you know when a new message hits your Twitter feed.

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Folding Shower Lets You Choose Where Your Shower Goes

Folding Shower Lets You Choose Where Your Shower Goes

If memory serves, the last time we showcased a folding piece of bathroom gadgetry, it was a toilet -- and it was far more compact than this big thing is. Not that we'd expect a shower to be all that compact, but considering the market that the designers are aiming this thing for, we would think that size would be a focal point. As of right now, the designers are looking for a manufacturer and distributor to bring the Folding Shower to the world, so it at least sounds like they think they've got a great idea.

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The Daily Slash: July 6th 2010

The Daily Slash: July 6th 2010

Tonight's a bit of a phone night, and we really can't explain why. But, as you know, it happens. But, in any event, welcome to the eve of the rest of the week. In tonight's edition of The Daily Slash, tucked away in The Best of R3 Media, we've got what HTC calls plans for the future of Android and HTC Sense, the coolest ceiling fan in the history of ceiling fans, and the Droid Incredible's (shocker) been pushed back again. And then in the Dredge 'Net, scientists have created a ridiculously strong battery, the original Kindle patent spells doom and gloom for the competition, and some lucky Droid X pre-orderers are getting their devices early.

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Mazda Plans on Building a Life-Sized Scalextric Track with Real Cars

Mazda Plans on Building a Life-Sized Scalextric Track with Real Cars

You've played with slot cars before, right? They are definitely one of the coolest little gadgets out there, especially considering you can usually always throw those cars off the track just by going too fast around a corner. Well, at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed at West Sussex, over the course of this weekend, it looks like Mazda's got a pretty ingenious (or maybe crazy) plan. They want to make a life-sized version of those slot-car tracks.

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The Daily Slash: July 1st 2010

The Daily Slash: July 1st 2010

The beginning of the month. By now, you're probably already getting ready for your fourth of July weekend, and there's definitely nothing wrong with that. We'd be lying if we said we weren't. It's a big holiday. Until then though, welcome to tonight's edition The Daily Slash. First up, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got a new rumor about a 2GHz Android device, an iPhone class-action lawsuit, and some other devices get some prices leaked. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we've got some eyewear with an integrated USB stick, and a Fujitsu netbook gets released into the world.

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