Bumptop sounds like a great program that will turn your monotonous desktop into a 3D space with some beautiful options to go for. The screen shows 3D walls where you can drag and pin your pictures and files; you can arrange your files and folders, or simply stack them as you would on a real desk. It can work with Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, just make sure you have 1GB of RAM and 1.8 Gigahertz processor. A simpler version is free, and the more powerful version costs $29. Download it here.
And by “screen” I mean it’s something very similar to your computer monitor. MOY’s body is built with “outer and inner polycarbonate layers, with layers of liquid crystals, LED diodes and electro chromic foil (film) in between.” The body allows this electric car to take on any color you like, similar to creating a wallpaper for your screen, or just download it from the net. It also allows you to play videos on the move. Cool!
The car designed by Elvis Tomljenovic is a winner of the auto(r) automotive design conference in Zagreb, Croatia.
Secret message carrying cufflinks take the strange obsession with mystery a step further, or perhaps mimic the awesomeness of spies. The stainless steel cufflinks can be unscrewed, giving access to tiny scrolls of paper. Fill ’em with secret messages, or spare yourself all the trouble, and just burn 50 bucks.
They say music is the universal language, and nothing demonstrates it better than this mp3 player for the unborn. Some designer created this totally weird player, for music to the unborn, basing it on the idea that classical music can increase intelligence. Oh, it also has a mic so the to-be mother can sing and record a lullaby for the child. Insane.
Microsoft’s Surface multitouch PC may be great, but it comes with a hefty price tag of $12000. Maximum’s PC costs just $350, and they built it using infrared LEDs, PS3 eye camera, and an old PC powered by Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 gigs of RAM. Quite cost effective, and a cool DIY thing.
Come Christmas, and FujiFilm will launch its first 3D camera for consumption in the Japanese market. The camera has 2 lenses to mimic the eyes, and two image sensors. A “Real Photo Processor 3D” chip does the work in synchronizing data and creating the real 3D image. That means ultra-wide 3D shots… it’s about to get very interesting.
Okay, so here’s the idea. Get a strong emotional relationship and bond going between yourself and your possessions. And then have your furniture follow you to the grave. Weird as it is, the idea wants people to have shelves that they know will one day be their coffin. The structure can be used as shelves during life, and when the time comes, it can be arranged to create a coffin. Spooky. I, for one, won’t be comfortable seeing a coffin in front of me every single day.
It’s the digital age and film roll cameras are on their way to become vintage. This camera, appears to have different plans though. Not only is it shaped like an oversized film roll, it actually uses a 35mm film roll to capture images. For sale in Korea, it costs around $20.
Crayons are like a child’s favorite playthings, and this idea takes them to the level of fashion, for adults. The rings are available in eight colors and size seven. Try wearing them all in your fingers and start doodling!
Energy conservation gets an entirely new meaning with this concept; you get to produce electricity everytime you use water. The Mini Hydro Turbine concept by Jin Woo Han has a small generator, that draws on the kinetic energy of flowing water to produce electricity. This should ideally be able to power small gadgets like electric shaver or electric toothbrush, but for it to be a commercial success, I guess the machine would require very high levels of efficiency.