Created by industrial designer Dahye Jeong from South Korea, the bespoke Maybach Opera is an autonomous electric hypercar without any doors, as the entire glass roof canopy simply lifts off the bodywork. Passengers enter and exit through an opening at the roof, like you would a luxury boat, complete with taillight streaks similar to those that act as headlights. Other design features include an elongated hood with six individual streaks of light on each side that stretch over the hood and front wheel arches, replacing the traditional headlights. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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We know that Samsung is releasing their own folding smartphone next year, but one that you probably won’t see is the Sony Xperia Note Flex, and that’s because it comes from the mind of Tech Configurations. Featuring a 5.7″ QHD OLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio that unfolds to a tablet-sized 8″ 4K OLED display, 2″ displays on the sides of the device, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor, 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB of internal memory, a 40+22+12MP triple rear camera module, and a 13MP pop-up front-facing camera. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Ferox Azaris, a six-wheeled all-terrain vehicle, looks to be straight from a science fiction film. Sporting four wheels at the rear, each housing an in-house motor driven by a hydraulic liquid that’s 95% water that can produce up to 2,000 foot-pounds of torque combined. What does this mean, you’ll be able to traverse just about any terrain or obstacle that stands in your way. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The Rinspeed microSNAP concept has leaked ahead of CES 2019 next month, and it’s essentially an autonomous electric vehicle designed purely for transporting goods and people. It rides on a skateboard chassis that holds the vehicle’s powertrain as we ll as autonomous driving system, and when the need arises, you’ll be able to easily swap different pods, whether it be for transportation or hauling materials. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Amazon Alexa is right up there with Siri and Google Assistant, but one thing the former lacks is a smartwatch. However, that could soon change, and this device by industrial designer 2-LA shows us one possible design. It would allow users to play / pause music, summon rides, send / receive messages,, and even order food while on-the-go. Aside from the blue LED lighting, its minimalist approach aims to keep things simple. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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The Samsung Galaxy S10 may still be months from its official release, but leaks have already given us a glimpse at its successor, which may be the S11 (XI). Both the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11 Edge are expected to be unveiled in late 2019, after the launch of the Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Edge. Patents show that at least one model could feature a bezel-less AMOLED display, in which the four sides of the device also are also touch surfaces. This also means that the speaker(s), front-facing camera and various other sensors will be integrated directly beneath the display. Read more for additional pictures of the patents and information.
Most already know that the Tesla Semi is an all-electric battery-powered Class 8 semi-trailer that will be headed to production in 2019, with a 500 mile range on a full charge. Using its new batteries, it would be capable of running 400 miles after an 80% charge in just 30-minutes using a solar-powered “Tesla Megacharger” charging station. This Porsche GT Vision Truck concept is all-electric and designed to transporting Le Mans race cars, but when the trailer is detached, it becomes a race truck. Read more for additional pictures and information.
With Samsung releasing a flexible smartphone next year, bendy laptops aren’t too far off, and this conceptual device from Lenovo proves it. This computer will use “new screen technologies” to enable users to fold it when not in use, complete with a flexible display that stretches across most of the laptop and curves towards the keyboard. It will also offer voice control and of course retain the iconic red pointing stick found on current ThinkPads. A company representative mentioned that it will be constructed from “advanced materials”, but unfortunately, no other technical specifications were released, though it’s safe to say that most components will have to be custom-built to safely fit the bendy chassis if this ever makes it into prototype form. Read more for additional interesting images from around the web.
Sure, Apple updated its 2018 MacBook Pro models twice this year, with the latest being with AMD’s Vega GPUs, but as for a big redesign, we probably won’t see one until 2019. This bezel-less concept shows what such a refresh could look like, running a unified OS X that also works on iOS devices. Other rumored features include: 10nm Intel Cannon Lake processors, Face ID, and a Touch Bar with haptic feedback. Read more for a bonus video, additional pictures and information.
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Sony may not be a dominant player in the smartphone world, but they’ve been reportedly developing a smartphone with a near bezel-less display, and it could look similar to the Sony Xperia Edge that you see above. Other rumored features include: a 23MP dual camera setup in the back, a 13 MP Exmor RS front-facing camera that could be used for face unlock, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Read more for additional pictures and information.