From Color-Changing Cars to Foldable Laptops
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The all-electric BMW iX is an impressive EV, but the German marque’s new color-changing technology makes it even more so.
The iX Flow Featuring E Ink concept is covered in a special wrap that can change colors with the simple push of a button.
Here’s a video of it in action.
Amazing, right? Here’s how it works:
When an electric charge is applied to the wrap, embedded microcapsules bring different pigments to the surface, allowing the vehicle to take on that color. Right now, the technology can only display black and white, but imagine the possibilities if BMW can find the formula to produce other colors.
LG Display may have figured out a way to make the TV watching experience more immersive than ever before.
The brand’s outrageous Media Chair concept is a luxurious recliner with a built-in 55-inch OLED display.
The curved screen is positioned just feet away from your head, so you can’t help but take it all in once your in the throne-like device.
The Media Chair is also equipped vibrating sound tech, so you’ll also be able to “feel” what you’re watching.
If you’re looking for a more traditional viewing experience, the brand’s sister company, regular LG, also unveiled a new series of OLED EX TVs that are brighter and more precise than its other high-definition sets.
Electric cars and trucks may get all the attention, but there’s an increasing number of battery-powered motorcycles popping up.
Helping lead the charge is Damon, which has outdone itself with its second bike, the HyperFighter.
The range-topping version of the company’s second naked bike, the Colossus, has a drive unit powered by a 20 kWh battery pack that can pump out 200 hp and 148 ft lbs of twist.
Thanks to this, it can rocket from zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds, hit a top speed of 170 mph and ride for 146 miles on a single charge.
Pricing starts at $19,000 and goes up to $35,000 for the fully loaded Colossus.
Folding smartphones may not have become mainstream yet, but Asus still sees plenty of potential for foldables.
The computer company announced at CES that it will release a folding PC later this year.
The Zenbook 17 Fold is a massive 17.3 inch OLED tablet that can be used in any of three ways: as a regular tablet, a propped up display or folded in half like traditional laptop.
There are still some questions that need to be answered—battery life and cost immediately leap to mind—but this just could be the breakthrough moment proponent of foldables have been waiting for.
Its latest model, the Smart Faucet with Motion, is completely touchless.
Smart faucets are nothing new, but Moen has added an attractive new feature to the mix.
In fact, there is no handle. Instead, you’ll use gestures—including swipes and push motions—to control both flow and temperature.
As with the brand’s previous smart faucets, the new model, which will initially be available in two styles, includes voice activation and can be customized using the company’s Smart Water App.
The Smart Faucet with Motion will go on sale this spring and starts at $699.
The company’s latest pick-up-and-go model includes everything you need to watch movies wherever and whenever you want.
There are portable projectors and then there’s the Anker Nebula Cosmos Laser 4K projector.
It can produce 4K images at 2400 ANSI lumens, which is more than bright enough for outdoor viewing, and also includes built-in 30-watt speakers so you can hear dialogue clearly.
There’s also a dongle you can connect so you can stream movies, TV shows or vlogs from your phone.
The all-in-on projector launches on Kickstarter next week and will cost $2,199 with deliveries expected later this spring.
The press materials for Cadillac’s latest concept, the Innerspace, make no mention of what it is like to drive the futuristic vehicle.
There’s a good reason for that: It drives you, rather than the reverse.
The spaceship-like Innerspace is a completely autonomous vehicle that will allow you to travel in complete comfort.
Its low-slung cabin, which was room four two, was designed with “space and serenity” in mind.
It includes comfortable seating which you can recline in, ambient lighting and a wrap-around LED screen which you can use to watch entertainment or wellness-themed programming when you want to be distracted from the world you’re traveling through.
Think of it as your own mobile spa lounge.
he Mobile Eccentric Droid (MobED) has a complex and precise suspension system that allows it to keep anything on its platform level—even when traveling over challenging surfaces, like gravel or ramps.
Thanks to this, it can carry a tray of stacked Champagne glasses without spilling or a stroller without disturbing the baby inside.
Best of all, it looks like the MobED might eventually go into production.
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