Universal frame

Window To The World
“Just frame anything you desire behind the glass window, from a building, to a car or piece of art and the image will be analyzed and searched on any number of sites like wikipedia, google or google earth. Want to know about a word in a book or magazine? Simply frame it up and touch the word. Instant access to any number of learning aids eg. dictionary, thesaurus or reference databases will have you clued in in seconds.”
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Yanko Design

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Digital tattoo (concept)

Digital tattoo enables arm-based conversations, constant health monitoring
“Dreamed up by Jim Mielke, this minuscule, implantable display would reportedly connect to an artery and a vein for its power and could display caller ID information as well as video chats right on one’s arm. Best of all, this thing won’t become the source of all kinds of regret when you head over the hill, as it could also be used to constantly monitor certain aspects of your health and give you a heads-up if anything goes awry.”
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Engadget

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Cubic password (concept)

Color Security
“This Color Cube allows the user to create their own color combination in lieu of the usual text based password. Whenever you need to verify your identity, just solve your rubik’s cube. The color combinations are endless since you can even embed little pictures within each tiny screen. Take it a step further and make it a time based entry – solve the cube before time runs out and the colors change”
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Yanko Design

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3D cameras

New 3D camera chip design might put Adobe on guard
“By using a 3-megapixel sensor which is broken into multiple, overlapping 16 x 16-pixel squares (referred to as subarrays), a camera is capable of capturing a variety of angles in one frame. When the images taken by the multi-aperture device are processed by proprietary software, location differences are measured from each mini-lens, and then combined into a photograph containing a depth map.”
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Engadget

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Cute RFID

RFID and unique physical form · Touch
“The forms are generated with a small piece of front end software, with partial control from the user (for example, there is a cuteness<->grossness slider, and they can specify the number of eyes, but the form is also linked to their age and other friends/family in the system, etc). It pulls from sticker/graffiti culture, urban toy culture, and also heraldry (allows for the visual expression of human relationships and room for a visual subculture to emerge in the system).”
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Touch

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Alertness

Prosthesis for a lost instinct
“The human animal has lost its natural instinct for the real dangers. When worn directly on your skin, the Alertness Enhancing Device will act as a physical prosthesis for a lost natural instinct of the real fears and dangers that threaten us – as opposed to perceived risks that often cause a public outrage. The idea is it stimulates goosebumps and shivers that go down your spine and make your neck hair stand up, waking up the alert animal inside. You become more alert and ready for the real dangers in life.”
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Gravity power

The gravity powered floor lamp
“The column contains five ten-pound brass weights that rest on a sled; when set in place by the user, they drift to the bottom of the lamp over the course of four hours. A high efficiency ball-screw converts the downward motion into torque, which is used to power a rotor. The rotor, housed in the base of the lamp, powers the light. The LEDs are activated only a few seconds after the process begins, and the entire operation is silent.”
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Gizmag

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