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Amazon biodome campus design proposal approved by Seattle board

Amazon biodome campus design proposal approved by Seattle board

Apple isn't the only company looking to create an eye-catching campus. Amazon is pursuing permission to build an interesting biodome structure that will be part of its new downtown Seattle campus in Washington. Though it still has a while to go before the building comes to fruition, Amazon is a step closer to its goal, having received approval from the Seattle city review board on its design proposal.

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Phonebloks modular smartphone concept sees mass support before reality

Phonebloks modular smartphone concept sees mass support before reality

If you've never heard of the modular phone concept Phonebloks or the crowdspeaking platform known as Thunderclap before today, you're about to get educated. Phonebloks is the latest in a line of modular smart device concepts made by designers from all corners of the earth - this model is simple, clean, and is really seeming to strike a chord with the public early on in its life as a rendering. Thunderclap is the platform the creator of Phonebloks, Dave Hakkens, has chosen to spread the word - with a social network blast.

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Hyperloop Alpha: Elon Musks’ high-speed train begins its journey in detail

Hyperloop Alpha: Elon Musks’ high-speed train begins its journey in detail

After a bit of a foot-in-mouth mention of a high-speed transit system between the two ends of the country earlier this year, Elon Musk is today ready to bring a bit more heat to the very real possibility of this Hyperloop system. In a release made through Tesla Motors, Musk suggests that this next-generation system must be faster and cheaper to operate than either our current airplane system or driving a car. It must be, he suggested, far better than any other mode of transport for the journey it's capable of making - a fifth mode of transport.

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Dark Knight Batcave home theater prepped for real-life Wayne

Dark Knight Batcave home theater prepped for real-life Wayne

While it'll just cost you a couple million bucks to pick up the full Dark Knight Batcave home theater experience you're about to look at, we're thinking only a few rather rich ladies and gentlemen will be considering it seriously. What Elite Home Theater Seating does is to create fantastically comfortable chairs for your home theater setup to watch movies in complete comfort. What they've done here is to create a Batman-themed theater in a rendering program to blow your mind right up and over the top of your skull so that you'll empty your wallet directly into theirs.

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iPen teased in Apple patent

iPen teased in Apple patent

The folks at Apple have once again pushed out a patent for a device they've never before suggested they'd go through with, this time an "iPen" complete with haptic feedback and a speaker. This device has been discovered by Patently Apple will likely never see the light of day, but was indeed filed by inventors Aleksandar Pance and Omar Leung for Apple back in the fourth quarter of 2010 and was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office today. Have a peek at what might have been - or what may be in the near future.

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Quad the green tech Tamagotchi toy for kids

Quad the green tech Tamagotchi toy for kids

Here's a new toy concept that can help instill green values in your kids when it comes to using renewable energy. A toy designed by Endrit Hanjo, called the Quad, works like the Tamagotchi toys of yesteryears but it comes with a catch. For the toy to be kept alive, your kids will need to keep it well fed on renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energy.

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Mercedes-Benz DICE interior concept hands-on

Mercedes-Benz DICE interior concept hands-on

Attendees exploring CES 2012 earlier this month traveling through the automotive section of the convention would have had a difficult time not at least glimpsing the Mercedez-Benz DICE Interior Concept. In a giant mirrored box sat a completely cushiony set of seats with car dashboard and driving wheel as well as a front windshield, both the windshield and the dashboard proving themselves instantly to be more than meets the eye. This was the DICE, or Dynamic and Intuitive Control Experience, and it was with gestures that one controlled this futuristic dream technology.

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Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera details released, still seeks investors

Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera details released, still seeks investors

Back in October we first mentioned the next generation in image capturing, that being the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera as developed at Professor Marc Alexa's Computer Graphics Group at Technische University in Berlin - today what we've got is a whole new batch of details on the ball as well as a renewed call to action by the group as they start their search for a third party to license out further development and production! We've also got this nifty photo of the ball as it currently appears opened up, guts exposed and everything - how about that? Is this the panoramic third dimension of photo collection you've been waiting for all your life?

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HP radical brand redesign proposal revealed

HP radical brand redesign proposal revealed

HP's identity could certainly use a makeover and apparently the company has been actively looking into making some changes during the past few years. Moving Brands, a company specializing in branding, was hired back in 2008 to re-envision HP's image and has come up with something that was apparently too radical for HP's tastes. The branding company has recently made the project available for the public to take a look, including rendered images and videos.

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