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Audi grandsphere concept removes steering wheel, pedals, displays

Audi grandsphere concept removes steering wheel, pedals, displays

An automobile with an automated driving mode that turns the vehicle into a "spacious sphere of experience." That's what Audi envisioned for their grandsphere concept shown this week at IAA 2021. With Level 4 automated driving in this concept car, the interior removes displays, pedals, and the steering wheel from the ride. This vehicle turns itself into a lounge while it transports you from one place to another.

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Audi skysphere concept EV literally stretches and shrinks

Audi skysphere concept EV literally stretches and shrinks

Audi is no stranger to bedazzling concept cars, but few stretch the imagination quite like the new Audi skysphere. More ambitious than the the e-tron GT Concept - which, three years ago, was a production-ready prototype - or the A6 e-tron Concept which itself looks almost ready for the showroom, it's a vision of a Level 4 autonomous future that intersects with the recent grandsphere concept, formerly known as the Artemis Concept, but at the same time takes pains not to leave keen drivers out of the game.

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This Geely Vision Starburst concept stands out – in good ways and bad

This Geely Vision Starburst concept stands out – in good ways and bad

Geely has revealed its latest concept car, and while Vision Starburst may be enough to make a Cadillac designer do a double-take, there's no arguing with the fact that it's a mighty handsome sedan. Intended to illustrate the Chinese automaker's "Expanding Cosmos" design philosophy, Vision Starburst combines sharp creases with some eye-catching LED strips.

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If the next iPhone SE looks like this, count me in

If the next iPhone SE looks like this, count me in

A set of images of a future iPhone appeared this week with some interesting ideas about its potential for color. For those interested in the least expensive pathway to a new iPhone, the iPhone SE seems to remain the key here in 2021. A set of creators in the Apple fan universe created a phone for 2023 that takes the iPhone SE out a whole new door.

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Why is this weird iPhone 13 M1 concept so compelling?

Why is this weird iPhone 13 M1 concept so compelling?

There's an iPhone 13 M1 concept phone making the rounds this week with a design that's quite odd. The design sits on the edge of a nightmare, pushing the top of the phone up on one half, while the other stays down, making room for a set of front-facing cameras and/or sensors. If this concept were done with less finesse, it would be pretty easy to dismiss. But for some reason, it looks amazing.

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Polestar and CAKE designed an urban trike to electrify last-mile deliveries

Polestar and CAKE designed an urban trike to electrify last-mile deliveries

Polestar and electric motorbike company CAKE have teamed up on an electric transporter design, with the Re:Move trike aiming to take on urban deliveries where zero-emissions and nimble movement are key. The three-wheeler "sled" is intended to be small enough to operate safely in existing bike lanes, but still carry much more than the average e-bike might.

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Nothing reveals the true wireless earbud concept that epitomizes its brand

Nothing reveals the true wireless earbud concept that epitomizes its brand

Nothing, the startup from former OnePlus chief Carl Pei, has shown off the design concepts for its first products, the true wireless earbuds the company expects to launch this year. Publicly revealed earlier this year, Nothing quickly gained attention with its high-profile backers, its attempts to crowdfund more financing from potential customers, and its acquisition of a familiar - and controversial - name in Android.

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Hyundai TIGER concept vehicle can roll or walk on challenging terrain

Hyundai TIGER concept vehicle can roll or walk on challenging terrain

It may have lost favor with Apple but Hyundai naturally has its hands in other futuristic endeavors related to mobility. From its upcoming electric vehicles to robots that move individuals or groups, the South Korean carmaker is applying any and all aspects of design, engineering, and creative thinking to envision the vehicles of the future. Its latest concept is just as out of this world and could probably even be used out of this planet in the future.

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Xiaomi Quad-curved Waterfall Display concept has no room for bezels

Xiaomi Quad-curved Waterfall Display concept has no room for bezels

The war over bezels wages on and we are nowhere near the end yet. Punch-hole cutouts are just a stopgap measure until the ideal under-display camera or UDC has been implemented. That still leaves room for a few more attempts, of course, including designs that answer the next big question, what to do with all that reclaimed space. Xiaomi has just presented one possibility with a screen that bends over all four edges of the phone.

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Smart tech from CES to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Smart tech from CES to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Before the start of the all-virtual CES 2021, we detailed the notable trends to look out for at the mega consumer tech event. We had mentioned then that the event will be overly dominated by technology to fight the coronavirus pandemic we are living with for over a year now. During the CES thus, there were a plethora of technologies focused on ways to protect people from the COVID-19 using tech-infused masks, germ-killing air purifiers, wearable sensors to check for vitals, and touchless home essentials to mention a few.

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Razer Project Hazel is the smart mask ideal

Razer Project Hazel is the smart mask ideal

Razer is notorious for awesome conceptual works of industrial design made specifically for presentation at CES. While some of these projects have elements that make their way to finalized, market-ready products, some of the most outlandish projects never quite make the cut. With Razer Project Hazel, the times in which we live might well dictate the necessity for a final product.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 camera hide might be madness

Samsung Galaxy S22 camera hide might be madness

For the past few years we've seen some wild concepts - and even wilder real world smartphone releases - with methods for hiding cameras. The issue was that the smartphone's front-facing display required a big bezel. Notches, punch-holes, and mechanical bits to move the camera were all delivered on real devices. This week, Samsung revealed a solution the likes of which might... be too wild for the real world.

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