Concept printer uses pencils


The paperless office that was promised back in the last century never happened, and despite our increased use of the Internet and electronic gadgets, plus the endless little green pleas about saving the environment on the signature of nearly every corporate email, we still love to print stuff out. Printing technology, then, continues to evolve. […]

If social media websites were books: cool art


Turning tweets into a book is one thing, but what would happen if, by some bizarre magical experience, social media websites became books? Stéphane Massa-Bidal has some ideas. Check out the virtual book covers for Flickr, LinkedIn, Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, MySpace, and FFFFOUND. Each book cover has a cool illustration and subtitle, […]

Save space with the Three Dee Power Socket


Until such a time as wireless power becomes affordable and ubiquitous, we’re always going to struggle with the need for multiple power outlets for all the gadgets we run. While this Three Dee Power Socket design concept can’t do anything to help about the tangle of wires that emanate from peripherals and turn into plastic […]

Touchscreen technology comes to coffee machine (concept)

I’m not a huge fan of coffee vending machines, but that’s usually because they “brew” such atrocious sludge that’s barely worth drinking for the caffeine hit. Give me a professionally trained barista or, if I’m at home, a small but perfectly formed coffee machine and I’m set. Having said that, this concept coffee machine does […]

Should Firefox add multitouch support?

There’s an interesting set of diagrams and discussion over at the Mozilla Wiki about adding multitouch and gesturing to Firefox. It doesn’t mention what this is in response to — Apple MacBook multitouch trackpad, perhaps, or the increasing number of mobile devices with touchscreens — but of course it is dependent on associated hardware to […]