Archived Articles: Technology

The future has passed, and will again - what seems like cutting-edge tech today may look prescient or silly tomorrow. For those fascinated with futures past, here are vintage visions of planes, trains, automobiles and more from times gone by.

35 Years in 60 Seconds: Evolution of Modern Computer Desks

Almost everything we once kept at our desks is now packed into our personal computers, but rarely is this phenomena so brilliantly illustrated as in the ...

3D-Printed Columns Use Ancient Technique Against Earthquakes

Bringing together cutting-edge technologies and an ancient approach to resisting earthquake damage, the so-called Quake Column marries tradition and high-tech ...

Juice to Go: 13 Ultra-Portable Phone Charger Designs

Tiny phone chargers that you slide onto your keyring, store on your belt buckle or snap onto the spokes of your bike can help feed your addiction to technology ...

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View Forward: Driverless London Train Cars Arriving in 2020

Called the New Tube, the next phase in London’s Underground system will feature partially and entirely automated cars, including ones that let passengers ...

Shape-Shifting Architecture: Material Morphs with Heat & Air

This project asks a question that goes to the heart of how we think of buildings, asking: what if architectural shapes and structures could be more than just ...

Real Holodeck: 360-Degree Immersive Home Gaming Environment

Using a series of networked camera-and-projector units, this working demonstration turns an entire living room into and interactive gaming environment. Dubbed ...

Insane Yacht’s Floating Garage Doubles as an Indoor Pool

File this one under ‘billionaire toys that will simultaneously make you envious and give you a rage headache:’ the J’ade by CRN is the ...

Transforming Transit: 13 Compact Scooters, Skates & More

Zoom past backed-up traffic and crowded sidewalks on an electric unicycle, motorized skates or a fold-up scooter/backpack combo. Urban personal transit is ...

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Future Typing: 15 Creative Keyboard Designs & Concepts

If your hand has ever molded into a claw from typing on a conventional keyboard for too long, or you’re in the habit of hovering over your workspace with ...

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NO AD Augmented Reality App Replaces Billboards with Art

Subway commuters are inundated with advertisements on virtually every surface they come across along their daily journey, from the stairs leading to each ...

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