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Microsoft Adaptive Keyboard Concept Looks Amazing, Won’t be a Real Product

Microsoft Adaptive Keyboard Concept Looks Amazing, Won’t be a Real Product

Over the course of the last few months, it's become pretty relevant that Microsoft makes cool concepts, but that tends to be as far as it goes. It happened with the Courier, and now it's happening with this amazing looking Adaptive Keyboard. It was shown off at this year's UIST Student Innovation Contest, and it has us wishing more and more that every concept became a reality.

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The Ostoure Street Bike Looks Amazing, Offers In-Helmet HUD

The Ostoure Street Bike Looks Amazing, Offers In-Helmet HUD

As far as we can tell, the look and feel of the standard street bike is going to change drastically between now, and five years from now. With each and every concept we see make its way to the public eye, they get more extravagant, and feature-enabled. This time around, the Ostoure street bike, which takes quite a few aesthetic approaches from sources like Persepolis, along with plenty of one-eyed robotic fictional characters out there. Aircraft elements make a play for exposure here, too, with those handlebars looking more like jet fighter controls than anything else. But, most importantly, that Heads-Up Display.

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HPI 1000 Impulse Gun for Firefighters Designed to Take Out Small Fires Quickly

HPI 1000 Impulse Gun for Firefighters Designed to Take Out Small Fires Quickly

When technology can help someone, we immediately have to jump on board. And, when technology can be used to help something as important as a firefighter, there's no doubt in our minds that we have to give it as much attention as possible. Especially when it's just a concept. A concept that needs to be put into the real world as quickly as possible. That's exactly the case with the HPI 1000 Impulse Gun, specifically targeted for firefighters.

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Mega-Straddle Bus Conceptualized for China, Fits 1,200 Passengers

Mega-Straddle Bus Conceptualized for China, Fits 1,200 Passengers

China's a busy place. With millions of people already filling their giant cities, and with the population to explode in the next 30 years, those in charge are forced with a dilemma. How to make it so people can get to one place, to another, without running into one another every six steps. While they may not have every solution nailed down, at least one ingenious designer out there has an idea: the mega-straddle bus. And yes, it does pretty much what it sounds like.

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Instant Cartridge Printer Concept Shows Disposable Printers Can Work

Instant Cartridge Printer Concept Shows Disposable Printers Can Work

We need printers -- after all, we're not in a completely paperless world, quite yet. But, seeing a concept such as this, from designers Chia-Chen Hsiao and Yuexun Chen, shows us exactly why printers themselves aren't all that necessary, and work more like a middleman and nothing more. These instant cartridge printers are designed to be ready on the fly, when you need them, and easily disposable, as soon as the ink runs out.

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Personal Navigation System on Your Glasses [Video]

Personal Navigation System on Your Glasses [Video]

When it comes to navigation, right now the best way to get where you want to go is to look at some other device. Even when you're in your car, you need to look at another piece of hardware, and take your eyes off the road, to make sure you're going in the direction you need to go. Sure, they get easier when the units talk to you, but for the most part you still want that visual certainty. Well, thanks to some engineers over in Japan, we might be getting closer to some Personal Navigation Systems (PNS) right on our glasses.

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Cups made from Jell-O are perfect for summer picnics

Cups made from Jell-O are perfect for summer picnics

Jell-O is the ubiquitous desert that is a staple at all sorts of institutions raging from the elementary school cafeteria to the old folks home. The jiggly and fruity treat is typically served in squares or bowls. A new Jell-O use is being shown off as the result of the second annual Jell-O Mold competition in Brooklyn, New York.

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