Microsoft's Next-Gen PC Design Competition Winners Announced

Over the last six months or so, we have been keeping up with the entries in this year's Next-Gen PC Design competition, posting here and there on some of the unique ideas that came down the pipeline. Finally, Microsoft has announced the winners and, not surprisingly, there are a few familiar designs on the list. First… » 6/18/08 8:00pm 6/18/08 8:00pm

Next-Gen PC Competition Results in Some Wild, Beautiful Designs

Microsoft announced the winners of its 2007 Next-Gen PC Design Competition, and this year's champs gave new meaning to that old cliché, "outside the box." These PCs won't be available anytime soon, but their industrial designers pick up some serious recognition along with a substantial wad of cash for their efforts.… » 5/16/07 9:42am 5/16/07 9:42am

Yummy Kitchen Connect is Web 2.0 for the Kitchen

Microsoft and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) are in the middle of the Next-Gen PC Design Competition, and one of the entries is Yummy Kitchen Connect, a design concept for a wall-mounted touchscreen PC that keeps track of food you have in the house using a barcode scanner on the bottom that's… » 3/02/07 11:30am 3/02/07 11:30am