This is the car I would like to drive if I were living in the future

Come in and enjoy every single angle of the Alpine Vision, a stunning car made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary French sport roadster. I love each and every one of its three versions. » 2/02/15 11:53pm 2/02/15 11:53pm

Don't Call It Sony: This Is VAIO's New Prototype Tablet PC

Remember when Sony decided to sell off its entire PC business in one fell swoop? It looks like that wasn't the end of the company's iconic VAIO designs. Today at Adobe's MAX design conference, the new VAIO Corporation showed off a brand new tablet computer aimed directly at pros. It's a beefy machine with a 12.3-inch… » 10/06/14 8:17pm 10/06/14 8:17pm

This Tri-Fold Smartphone Could Be the Near-Future of Foldable Tech

Folding technology is long-promised but slow to arrive. This kind of tri-fold hardware, though, might just be the how the sci-fi dream pans out over the next few years. » 5/02/14 3:45am 5/02/14 3:45am

Apple's Come a Long Way Since This Original MacBook Reference Design

At first glance it doesn't look like much but this thing is a reference design of the first 13-inch MacBook. Remember those from 2006? » 7/25/13 1:48pm 7/25/13 1:48pm

Four Insane 60s Military Prototypes That Crashed and Burned

If the music‘s anything to go by, pretty much everyone was on something in the ’60s — and that includes the engineers. BAE Systems has recently dug up some totally batshit-crazy ideas that were seriously being kicked around by its ‘crack’ team of engineers, and they’re both totally ridiculous and dangerously awesome. » 6/18/13 9:00am 6/18/13 9:00am

Apple Claims This 2005 iPhone Prototype Proves It Didn't Copy Sony

Last week, it came to light that Samsung was planning to attack Apple based on the fact that its iPhone design copied Sony products—and the evidence was convincing. But now the Verge has uncovered Apple's response, which suggests there were convincing iPhone prototypes kicking around well before the Sony-esque model… » 7/30/12 6:00am 7/30/12 6:00am

Early iPad Prototype With Two Dock Connectors Sells For $10,200

Since its launch in 2010 the iPad has only ever featured a single dock connector, despite being used frequently in landscape orientation. There were, just before launch, rumors that the device might have two connectors—and now a prototype which has just sold on eBay further suggests that such plans were considered. » 5/29/12 5:35am 5/29/12 5:35am

Clamp On WHILL Temporarily Gives Manual Wheelchairs Electric Drive

It might look like a monstrous set of headphones, but the WHILL is actually an electric drivetrain designed to clamp onto manually powered wheelchairs, temporarily giving them a powered boost when longer distances have to be traveled. » 12/10/11 5:00pm 12/10/11 5:00pm

Apple's Lost iPhone Search Team Flashed Three Badges to Toss Man's Home…

In a bizarre reversal of earlier statements, the SFPD has informed the SFWeekly that officers did accompany Apple's security team to Sergio Calderon's house. » 9/02/11 4:47pm 9/02/11 4:47pm

Two Lenses Will Fix Compact Cameras' Depth of Field, Proposes Samsung

Rather than be used for 3D photos and video, Samsung's proposing that this dual-lens camera patent could actually help compact cameras capture a shallower depth of field, where focused objects stand out more, and backgrounds are blurred. » 7/19/11 11:54am 7/19/11 11:54am

Wow! New Blackberry Bold Looks a Lot Like... Old Blackberry Bold

A Blackberry 9900 prototype model turned up today, and our friends at Engadget took it for a spin. It's got a slick new carbon fiberish back piece and a decidedly iPhoney industrial design tweak, but mostly it seems like a standard Madden-of-smartphones Blackberry Bold refresh. [Engadget] » 6/24/11 3:38pm 6/24/11 3:38pm

T-Shirt Uses Sound Waves To Charge Smartphones

As is the trait of Glastonbury Festival-sponsor Orange, the carrier has shown off its annual eco-friendly festival prototype, and would you guess that it'll match those phone-charging wellington boots from last year? Anna Wintour will be ever so pleased. » 6/20/11 7:20am 6/20/11 7:20am

Are You Ready for a Super Hi-Vision 33 Megapixel Camera?

You know, that ridiculous 85-inch Sharp Super Hi-Vision TV with 33,177,600 pixels needs some sort of ridiculous content to fill itself out. Thankfully, Sharp made this ridiculous 33-megapixel Super Hi-Vision camera to be the perfect companion to the TV. » 6/01/11 11:00am 6/01/11 11:00am

Obi Wan Cornobi, the Maizesaber

Kids these days are so unhealthy! All they want to eat is junk food and fried things. Ideas man Shed Simove wants to address this problem by making healthy eating more fun. Witness his latest creation, the Cornobi. » 5/31/11 9:00pm 5/31/11 9:00pm

The Samsung Cube Camera, Too Bizarre to Exist

A recent interview with Samsung's camera division yielded some interesting bits about their lenses—but the real star was this photo of lost prototypes. The model with the three vintage-y dials is gorgeous. But the cube? Uhh. Uhhh. » 5/18/11 8:56am 5/18/11 8:56am

The Touchscreen With No Screen

Can you touch what's not there? That's what some students have explored in this ZeroTouch project, which has dozens of infrared sensors and LEDs around what appears to be an empty photo-frame. Connected to a computer, it translates the gestures. » 5/12/11 9:38am 5/12/11 9:38am

Bendable Graphene Batteries Take a Page from Gumby

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) may be on the cusp of creating something special: Bendable batteries that could have better performance than their stiff, inflexible cousins. » 2/27/11 12:00pm 2/27/11 12:00pm

A Failed Prototype: The Hamster Ball Spacesuit

Space suits are insanely cool. Except this one. This prototype hamster ball suit was designed by engineers at John Hopkins and actually presented to NASA in 1964. The engineers claimed astronauts would be more mobile with this thing on. » 1/22/11 3:00pm 1/22/11 3:00pm

This Dress Could Save the Planet

This elegant evening gown, called "Herself," is an experiment. By coating the dress with a special concrete mixture (yes, concrete!), designer Catalytic Clothing claims it can, allegedly (stress: allegedly), suck up nitrogen oxide and CO from the surrounding air. » 1/16/11 9:00pm 1/16/11 9:00pm

What Using Casio's Wireless Watch of the Future Is Like

Well, it's definitely a prototype. But after a proper groping, we're more excited than ever about Casio's new Bluetooth watch of the future. » 1/06/11 2:40pm 1/06/11 2:40pm