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TactPuck concept lets users send ‘sensory messages’

TactPuck concept lets users send ‘sensory messages’

You can pull out your phone right now and send someone a message regardless of where they're at; the message can say whatever you want, but you'll be limited to three means of communication: text, audio recordings, and emoticons. Tactonics envisions a future where sensory messages are a fourth option, allowing someone to send another person a sensation that expresses an emotion rather than text. It is more personal and intimate, and it would be delivered via the company's concept TactPuck.

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Bumper car laser cuts through fog to let others know you’re there

Bumper car laser cuts through fog to let others know you’re there

Driving has its inherent dangers, but weather conditions can increase the odds of a crash considerably, and fog is one of the bigger culprits. If you can't see a car before it's too late, you might rear end it before you can apply the brakes -- something that also happens too often during heavy snow fall. There's not much you can do about that except hope others notice you're in front of them...or mount a laser to your bumper that projects visible guidelines to anyone who might be behind you.

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Batmobile stroller: a miniature tumbler replica for toddlers

Batmobile stroller: a miniature tumbler replica for toddlers

We've seen different replicas of movie cars, including the Batmobile, some of which have been more functional than others. Sometimes you have to think a bit smaller, though, when it comes to a child with a love of Batman, the latter of which being the inspiration for the latest Super-fan Builds project: a Batmobile baby stroller. It is modeled after the Batmobile tumbler vehicle complete with all the sharp angles and beastly base, and includes things like a steel frame for reinforcement and, of course, a handle for the parents to push.

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Onewheel skateboard takes boardsport to the next level

Onewheel skateboard takes boardsport to the next level

Skateboards are becoming increasingly archaic with the introduction of powered and uniquely designed alternatives like the Hovertrax we recently detailed, as well as the Onewheel board. The Onewheel, as its name suggests, features a single wheel that is operated with an integrated motor and battery, allowing riders to travel at speeds up to 12MPH for several miles between charges. Thanks to this motor and the use of a very big rubber wheel, the Onewheel is also able to go places an ordinary skateboard can't: off-road.

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Akrapovič Full Moon ‘motorcycle’ concept dreams of the future

Akrapovič Full Moon ‘motorcycle’ concept dreams of the future

Motorcycles with retro twists and futuristic elements are cropping up in increasing numbers. There's the Ronin motorcycle, for example, with its industrial design flavors, as well as the Husqvarna motorcycles, which take a bit more from the retro department while adding modern trim like an LED halo headlight. While both of those are hard to come by, they are both functional beasts, a reality that seems less than probable for the decidedly sci-fi-esque Akrapovič Full Moon bike, which looks ready to zip around space.

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DIY hoverboard powered by 4 leaf blowers

DIY hoverboard powered by 4 leaf blowers

We are still quite far from a time in which we can enjoy hoverboards as depicted in the movie Back to the Future II, but with more and more creations like the Aero-X hoverbike or the magnet-powered Hendo hoverboard, we are certainly getting closer. But with creations like those costing at least several thousands of dollars, where's the low-tech, do-it-yourself option? Well, now it's here, thanks to Mr. Hoverboard.

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Hemingwrite typewriter mixes retro style with modern features

Hemingwrite typewriter mixes retro style with modern features

If your nights or wee morning hours are spent penning the next great novel, but you find that a laptop -- with all its wonderful distractions -- is putting a damper on your efforts, the folks behind Hemingwrite feel your pain, and their solution is a distraction-free typewriter. The Hemingwrite typewriter offers the best features of classic typewriters with some modern tweaks necessary for a primarily digital world, including cloud backups and an e-paper display.

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Wearable scooter doubles as a belt

Wearable scooter doubles as a belt

Modern transportation needs are ever changing, and many are seeking greener alternatives for their daily commutes as environmental concerns grow. We've seen some odd solutions to these problems over the years, but none quite as unexpected as the "belt scooter", a contraption that is exactly what its name suggests: a scooter that can be worn as a belt. The scooter is a concept design created by Adam Torok of Hungary, who posted images of his creation to Behance for all to enjoy.

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