new Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker

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(image credit: Nespresso) Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker | US$249.95 | www.nespresso.com

if you love to indulge in a cup of expresso at home, then you will be glad to know Nespresso has a new line of single cup espresso machine to quench your thirst for caffeine right at your cosy abode. joining the Nespresso collection is Pixie, the smallest Nespresso machine yet that combines a super-compact size with superb espresso making abilities. so why do we need such a small coffee maker? i admit, it’s not a necessity but it could save you some space and let your kitchen looks a whole lot stylish. Continue reading new Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker

Equilibrium Bookcase’s radical design eliminates book ends

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(image credit: Monica Barreneche) Equilibrium Bookcase | US$1,090.00 | www.malaganadesign.com

normally, keeping your books together on a bookcase would requires bookends but here’s a radically designed bookcase that set to challenge that notion. designed by US-based designer Alejandro Gomez for his studio Malagana Design, the Equilibrium Bookcase features module (aka individual bookcase) of different sizes, stacked at an angled to form a towering 6.5-feet high bookcase. Continue reading Equilibrium Bookcase’s radical design eliminates book ends

Smart UK x Boxfresh Limited Edition Smart Fortwo [Photos]

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these days, collaboration is a huge part of automobile market. latest to join the collaboration bandwagon is the Smart UK and Boxfresh International, a British fashion lifestyle brand. the result is what you see here: an one-off concept Smart Fortwo vehicle that’s spruced by Boxfresh creative team utilizing the Smart BRABUS tailor made service in Germany. Continue reading Smart UK x Boxfresh Limited Edition Smart Fortwo [Photos]

B&O 85-inch is the most expensive TV without the bling

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(image: B&O) Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-85 Plasma TV | US$85,000.00 | www.bang-olufsen.com

if paying for overly priced electronics is your kind of thing, i have a good news for you. Bang & Olufsen recently announced its first 3D TV dubbed the BeoVision 4-85 Plasma that will cost a bank-breaking $85,000 (which works out to be $1,000 per diagonal inch). as a consolation for paying such a hefty price, B&O is kind enough to throw in a triangular BeoLab 10 center channel speaker and a motorized stand that lowers the TV when you’re not watching. Continue reading B&O 85-inch is the most expensive TV without the bling

DLR showoffs a super strong robotic hand-arm system

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we featured a similar indestructible arm by German Aerospace Center (DLR) earlier this year and it looks like the original Terminator-look arms has been further tweaked and was given a whacking once again. again, the robotic limb proved that it can take on a bashing and still maintains its functionality. this time round, the arm has less exposed wirings and parts, and is blessed with a la-I, Robot-style shell. Continue reading DLR showoffs a super strong robotic hand-arm system

VW Camper tent is nice, but won’t appeal to China market

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(image credit: FireBox) VW Camper Van Tent | £299.99 | www.firebox.com

the VW Camper Van tent is set to bring back fond memories of the yesteryear’s iconic 1965 VW Camper Van. in fact, this officially licensed product (by Volkswagen, of course) is the same size as the original 1965 T1 Camper Van. it’s 182.5 centimeters (5.99 feet) height lets tall person stand within without hunching over and is able to accommodate up to four adults. in case modesty is a big issue while camping out, the internal can be zip-separated into two ‘rooms’. Continue reading VW Camper tent is nice, but won’t appeal to China market

meet Ollie, the autonomous robotic blimp with flapping wings

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we didn’t get to feature the remote controlled blimps that were quite an attraction during the last toy show but here’s one that you can make yourself while taking it a notch up. meet Ollie, the autonomous and ambient robot that has an Arduino for its brain, microphone for its ears and cute, undersized wings for maneuvering. Ollie is very much alive. he floats around, reacting excitedly by flapping his wings when you speaks or claps. Continue reading meet Ollie, the autonomous robotic blimp with flapping wings

Android-controlled LED bulb: is Google taking over the world?

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this news came as a surprise to me. Google has collaborated with LED lighting company Lighting Science Group (LSG) to developed a new LED bulb that can be controlled by Android devices via Google’s new open source wireless network protocol. this 60-watt equivalent LED bulb can dimmed, brightened or on/off just by using Android-based devices such as smartphone, tablets or laptops. Continue reading Android-controlled LED bulb: is Google taking over the world?

a concept speedboat inspired by ‘Sang-Bleu’ Bugatti Veyron

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the title says it all: a speedboat concept inspired by the ‘Sang-Bleu’ Bugatti Veyron supercar. it is crazy sleek and is just as sexy as its automobile counterpart. dreamt up by one Ben Walsh, this streamlined concept boat is powered by the W16 Quad Turbo engine to develops an insane 1,000 horsepower. it doesn’t matter if it is all that practical or efficient, it is after all, a concept. as a concept it can be anything it wanted to be and that’s the beauty of concept. Continue reading a concept speedboat inspired by ‘Sang-Bleu’ Bugatti Veyron

Puzzle – an alarm clock that you need to spell out the time

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(image credit: bitPlay) bitPlay Puzzle | US$NA (concept) | bitplayinc.com

we have seen alarm clocks that has innovative ways to wake us from our slumberland but an alternative way of setting the alarm time is far and few between. the Puzzle is a concept from bitPlay that proposed a whole new way (or troublesome, depend on how you look at it) of setting the time for the alarm clock. Continue reading Puzzle – an alarm clock that you need to spell out the time

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