Yes! You can now zip to places on this Roomba-like transporter

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 13 August 2015

Forget the Lexus hoverboard. The WalkCar is one strangely alluring Roomba-like skateboard you can pack away in your bag when not in use. Made of sleek aluminium, it’s set to launch on Kickstarter in the next few months in two versions: indoor and outdoor. And it will weigh just 2 to 3 kg. That’s certainly lighter […]

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Hands up if you love Earth’s new flag for space exploration!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Saturday 23 May 2015

When humans from Earth meet aliens on another planet, we’ll probably need a flag to wave out of our spaceship to show them we mean no harm. We’ll probably also need a flag for claiming land on alien planets because it’s going to be hard for land-thirsty humans to leave that alone. So one guy has explored this idea and come up with a nifty flag for us all.

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Here’s what the future might look like if one Russian artist has any say in its design

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 19 February 2015

If you love talking about what the world might look like in the next 20, 30, even 50 years, check out Russian digital artist Evgeny Kazantsev‘s detailed landscapes.

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Get this: In the zoo of the future, it’s humans who are in the cage

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By Milo Sumner in New Design on Saturday 9 August 2014

We don’t know about you, but for us there are few things more depressing than a zoo. People walking around in droves peering through bars at sad animals that have neither enough room nor enough company, hardly our idea of a great day out.

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Hoverbikes could be up for sale as early as 2017

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 3 June 2014

No, this isn’t a joke. Back in 2012 the Aerofex hoverbike was released and since then there’s been a bit of tweaking of the model. It’s now called the Aero-X and it’s designed to carry two people up to a height of 3 metres, reaching speeds up to 72 km/hr. Woah! It’s been reported to […]

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A gift box that magically unlocks in the future? Wow

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 23 January 2014

We’ve heard about postal services that deliver postcards to recipients in the future, but a gift box that actually opens on a designated date in the future? Whoa. That’s the premise of the Timeless Box created by a Barcelona-based team that recently concluded a successful funding appeal on Indiegogo to manufacture 1,000 units of this […]

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In Shanghai, you can post postcards to your future self

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 8 May 2013

If you’ve ever wanted to send letters to your future self — or someone else — but never knew how to for obvious logistical reasons, now you can. In Shanghai, you can locate one of these crafty postcard cafes and post a card as far into the future as you like. There are 365 different […]

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Futuristic arachnid-like geodesic tents

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Will anyone go camping when the future is here? These inflatable tents by Heimplanet are getting quite a bit of attention online these days, and for good reason: these sci-fi designs are dead cool. Both the Cave for 2 or 3 people or Wedge for 2 people promise to be pitched quickly with just one […]

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Futuristic paintings by Australian artist Dan McPharlin

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Tuesday 29 January 2013

Dan McPharlin is an Australian artist who creates works which transport you through time and space. With a great talent for layering, McPharlin is clearly inspired by the future, space and geometric shapes. McPharlin also dips his toes into the world of album art, working with musicians such as Pretty Lights, The Sword and Dylan Ettinger. We’d recommend spinning Jeff Wayne’s War Of The Worlds while looking through these pieces.

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Futuristic electric skateboards by ALTERED

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By Chad Little in New Eco on Wednesday 7 March 2012

Back to the future. Ok, we can’t hover yet, but we can skate a deck at 20 miles per hour on battery power. These battery powered and weight sensitive decks are the way of the future. And at 10 miles per charge, these wheels are no joke. The ALTERED electric skateboard features a handheld controller and is proven on the carving circuit. Go green, go mean, and go lean on the next wave. Next level ply, skate or die.

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This is what ads will look like in the (distant) future

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By carlo muttoni in New Trends on Thursday 2 June 2011

Outer space will be advertising’s new frontier and, even if we’ll be too old by the time this business is going to be fully established, it’s worth to imagine how it will look like. This is a short sample of Space Ads I made up, imagining a future of cross borders (the United States of China) and new bio-technologies (Liz Taylor will be brought back to life for the joy of all of us).

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