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What movies would you want to ‘feel’ while wearing this Philips jacket?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/troy.jpg" />Oh the things engineers do when they're bored and forced to look busy. Philips will debut, at a conference in Salt Lake City

Sharp to roll out solar cells with a conversion efficiency of 20%

Sharp has developed a crystalline Si solar cell prototype with a cell conversion efficiency of 20%, aiming for mass production in 2010. The company claims its product will be the most efficient reside

Konica Minolta develops a USB stick-sized projector

Not the real thing. Konica Minolta (or its subsidiary Konica Minolta Opto, to be more exact) has developed what sounds like it’s one of the smallest projectors around today. Measuring just 20x40

CEATEC 2008: KDDI's super-futuristic cell phone protoypes (photo gallery)

KDDI au is not only Japan’s second biggest cell phone carrier but also famous for its KDDI Design Project. And while their exhibition in the KDDI Design Studio in Tokyo was disappointing, the co

CEATEC 2008: NTT Docomo's next-generation cell phone prototypes (photo gallery)

Japan’s biggest cell phone carrier NTT Docomo had one of the coolest booths at this year’s CEATEC (which ended last Saturday), showcasing a lot of spectacular new stuff. These are their ce

CEATEC 2008: Docomo's (awesome) detachable cell phone up and close (2 videos)

http://blip.tv/play/ih_Q1DOJ5FQ At this year’s CEATEC, Little Seiko, the kindergarten girl robot, is the unbeatable fan favorite, but NTT Docomo‘s (Japan’s biggest telecommunications

CEATEC 2008: Fujitsu's mobile phone breaks into 2 parts that can be used separately

At CEATEC 2008, Fujitsu and NTT Docomo are showcasing a concept phone that can be split into two pieces, a screen and a keyboard segment. The so-called Separeeto Keitai, separate handset, is supposed

Toshiba showcases super-small projector

It seems development of micro projectors picks up steam in Japan. Following Tokyo-based venture firm Nippon Signal (“We’ve built the world’s smallest projector”), Toshiba recen

KDDI's cell phone prototypes look great on the web but rather dull in reality

KDDI, Japan’s second biggest mobile phone carrier, showcased a number of cell phone prototypes in their five-floor Design Studio [JP] in central Tokyo. The phones were designed by award-winning

Quick and dirty: What Panasonic will be showing off at IFA 2008

I’m here at IFA in Berlin, a stone’s throw away from my temporary base of operations in Barcelona. The show itself—think CES, just run by a bunch of well-dressed Europeans—star

Mitsubishi showcases super-thin LCD TV

Mitsubishi Electric yesterday unveiled a prototype LCD TV [JP], which is just 40mm thick. The company said it’s “REAL” TV is full HD but didn’t reveal any details regarding scr

Germany's Telekom is developing a Kindle competitor

Read&Go, an e-paper from France Telecom One of Europe’s biggest telecommunications companies, Deutsche Telekom, is developing a portable e-reader, apparently a competitor for Amazon’s

Aluminum skateboards from Corbusboards

Corbusboards has created some unique skateboards fabricated out of aluminum. Corbus is calling them prototypes, but the Fishbone and Seahorse models are available to purchase. The company isn’t kidd

Not Australia, Japan introduces the world's smallest projector

Japan might have lost a battle in patent application filing to the US, but even a fantastic country such as Australia can’t beat them when it comes to miniaturization. It looks like Tokyo-based

Panasonic ‘digital wall’ prototype

Here’s a gigantic wall display by Panasonic . It features picture in picture, music, movies, bouncing balls, e-mail, and a bunch of other stuff that you may or may not ever be able to afford. It’s

Pioneer develops world's first 16-layer disc with 400 GB capacity

Today Pioneer announced [JP] they – as the first company in the world – managed to develop a 16-layer optical disc with a capacity of 400 GB. In other words, each layer boasts the capacity

CrunchGear designs its own Dyson attachment

We’re almost done, kiddies. This is what you’ve all been waiting for. I had a great time at Dyson learning about dust mites, chatting with James about the iPhone, watching him bash a DC24 and gett

Japanese researchers unveil ultra-light electric car

Suzuka-based Topia Corp. presented an electric car during the 19th Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo in Tokyo, which weighs just 150kg (330lb). The so-called Huvo is the prototype

Weird-ass folding laptop on eBay, currently at $100

Oh me, oh my — here’s a new one. I purchased this a few years back as a project but it just ended up sitting in my closet. This is a rare Xentex Dual Screen Laptop. Each screen is 13.3&#82

CrunchArcade: Prototype being turned into comic book

You know that game with the guy who runs around and does stuff, Prototype? (Neither did I.) Yeah, well, they’re making a comic book out of it. They being DC Comics and Sierra Entertainment. Does
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