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    Will future Harley Davidson bikes stop roaring and whisper instead?

    harley-davidson-livewire-1A “quite Harley Davidson” is pretty much a paradox. These bikes, known to drink tankards of gas and roar around neighborhoods frightening little old ladies, now have a change of heart. The Milwaukee-based motorcycle company could soon be dishing out bikes that thump a little lesser than usual, much to the disappointment of bikes and the pleasure of everyone else. Very recently, the company showed off a teaser video that featured an electric bike zip by on Route 66.
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  • LEGO adds a touch of technology to its legendary bricks

    lego-fusion-1Kids these days don’t really play with the toys we’ve grown up with. Instead, the younger generation spends more time on computers, tablets and smartphones. In an effort to bridge the digital world with tangible toys, LEGO has come up with a concept that literally enables kids to use LEGO bricks to build an entire virtual town! The LEGO Fusion concept requires kids to build facades of buildings with bricks. These are then to be scanned with a smartphone or tablet app.
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    Lujac Desautel designs a yacht inspired by LEGO blocks and skyscrapers

    lujac-desautel-1Yachts do no necessarily need to look like big over-expensive boats. California College of the Arts architecture student Lujac Desautel recently proved the same with this concept inspired by interlocking LEGO blocks and skyscrapers. The vessel is organized vertically by three cubic volumes that provide enough space for guests and crew members, or simply put, a grand boat party.
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    Russian firm Ruetemple designs a one-of-a-kind transformer-type furniture solution

    ruetemple-designs-furniture-1Is this a bed? Is this a sofa? Or is this a lounger? Well, it’s all of them! Designed by the geniuses at Russian architecture firm Ruetemple, this piece of modular furniture is capable of quickly transforming into various shapes to suit a user’s needs! The furniture piece is made of three separate, wheeled components that can be assembled in a seemingly infinite variety of ways!
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    Tiny vibrating device with sensors could help the blind get around!

    vibrating-clothesVisually impaired people still have a hard time getting around today, despite the fact that technology innovations have reached the pinnacle, or have they? This recent development we’ve spotted could soon be helping folks with visual disorders get around safely and keep them away from harm’s way. The New York-based company Tactile Navigation Tools has developed a hands-free wearable device with sensors to detect obstacles.
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    Nissan unveils a swanky supercar for a video game, the 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

    nissan-virtual-future-supercar-1Years ago, Nissan managed to stop the world of motorcars stop dead in its tracks and stare wide-eyed as the Japanese automotive giant unveiled one of the most legendary vehicles in the world, the GTR. More recently, the company has shown of a swanky futuristic new concept that looks like a Batman-edition of the GTR, christened the 2020 Vision Gran Turismo. However, unlike most automakers in the world, Nissan won’t show off this concept at an auto-show, and will instead have it featured in an upcoming video game!
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    Lado Bokuchava’s Atelier Kikala Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 collection shimmers bright

    atelier-kikala-collection-0We’ve been spending a lot of our time lately watching the fourth season of the Game of Thrones series, obviously. This is also why Georgian designer Lado Bokuchava’s Atelier Kikala Autumn/Winter 2014/2015 collection caught our eye. We’ve been fantasizing of joining the Gold Cloaks, i.e. the Kingsguard off-late and these clothes seem to perfectly fit our attire wishlists! Made in a palette of monochromatic, colored and metallic hues, Bokuchava’s creations are eye-catching to say the least.
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    Sugru turns LEGO bricks and figurines into cable-holders

    lego-cable-holder-1LEGO bricks are more than just a bane for the barefooted. These bricks can double up as a lot more than play-things and the brainiacs at Sugru have just proven so. These folks have managed to turn LEGO bricks into holders, keystands and more! If you haven’t noticed from the pictures we’ve posted here already, the LEGO figurines are completely capable of holding on to stray USB and accessory cables. This makes these little toys perfect little add-ons to table tops, helping keep cables in place!
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    oPhone device will now enable iPhone users to send scented messages

    o-phone-1There have been times when we’ve wanted nothing more than to master the ability to send across a scented SMS. Well, not really. That doesn’t stop us from gushing on about this fantastic new concept we’ve spotted recently, which could soon be on every iPhone user’s wishlist. Called the oPhone, this concept device was built by Harvard University & Wyss Institute scientists David Edwards and Rachel Field. The device generates complex aroma signals in rapid succession without lingering aromatic clouds and enables the sending of aromatic messages.
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    Underground park design for Abu Dhabi by Thomas Heatherwick keeps the scorching sun away!

    underground-park-1There are cities where building parks simply isn’t possible, because of space-crunches of course. Abu Dhabi could soon have the answer. Instead of squeezing in tiny insignificant parks in every place that has a few square meters of empty space, Abu Dhabi could simply build an underground park! The temperatures in this region can soar, touching up to 48C on most days. This makes stepping out quite difficult and this concept is indeed a fantastic way to enable citizens to enjoy the company of green buddies, away from the scorching heat of the sun, with an underground park!
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