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— Marine

Modular Ethos E30 easily converts into different types of boats

By - February 8, 2014 20 Pictures
Most water lovers would be happy to own a single boat, but in order to enjoy the many activities of the sea – fishing, water skiing, pleasure touring, etc. – they'd need an entire fleet ... or they'd need the all-new Ethos E30 from Milano's Azure Embark. Billed as the "first hybrid crossover boat," this innovative vessel uses a modular design to transform for all kinds of purposes. Read More

Rum Runner takes the stand-up paddle board to pieces

There are at least two things that you can say about stand-up paddleboards, or SUPs: they're popular, and they're big. This means that while a lot of people may want one, they might not have room to store or transport it. That's why Sweden's Point 65 is introducing its Rum Runner modular SUP, that can be taken apart in seconds when not in use. Read More
— Architecture

Casa Flotanta "floats" above a Costa Rican hillside

By - February 5, 2014 32 Pictures
Following the Gooden-Nahome family's decision to purchase a plot on a steep slope in Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, they then tasked Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture with building a house upon it. The result is the recently-completed Casa Flotanta: a home which boasts an attractive design that both reduces the structure's impact on the local environment, and lends the appearance of it "floating" above the hillside. Read More
— Wearable Electronics

Bond Touch would allow for customized wearable gadgets

By - January 29, 2014 4 Pictures
Bond Touch originated as a wearable device that shares touches between you and your loved one and the world. After launching an IndieGogo campaign and failing to obtain enough pledges, its designers have expanded their vision to modular components with features such as USB storage that can be attached together to create a perfect wearable device individualized to anyone’s requirements. Read More
— Outdoors

Powertraveller's modular charger powers up by crank, sun, wind and water

By - January 29, 2014 4 Pictures
Powertraveller adds an ultra-versatile portable charger to its gadget charger line. Not only does the new Powermonkey Expedition include standards like a clamshell solar panel, AC adapter and crank charger, it complements them with a portable wind/river turbine. Carry the kit on your adventures and simply connect the generator component that's most suitable for the current conditions. Read More
— Architecture

Minimod small home designed with flexibility in mind

By - January 27, 2014 15 Pictures
Though embracing small footprint living doesn't always require one deal with a challenging interior layout, a compact home that's designed to be flexible certainly bodes well for a harmonious lifestyle. It would appear that MAPA Architects had this in mind with its Minimod (or Minimal Modular) prototype home, which sports an adaptable interior layout comprising four living spaces. Read More
— Computers

Pocket-sized modular ICE xPC combines a tablet, laptop and PC in one device

By - January 16, 2014 8 Pictures
Different computing tasks can prompt us to open our laptops or reach for the tablet, while there are some that leave us somewhere in between. But what if you had a pocket-size device that could turn its hat to all of them? ICE Computer has been developing its xPC modular computer with this flexibility in mind. With the device's ability to transform into a laptop, tablet, desktop PC and gaming device, ICE believes it may have zeroed in on a one-size-fits-all solution. Read More
— Around The Home

ModCubes: The LEGO bricks of modular furniture

By - January 15, 2014 7 Pictures
Modular furniture – that is, furniture than can be adapted to suit changing needs – is becoming an increasingly common concept. One company has gone right back to basics, and designed building blocks for an extensive range of modular furniture. These building blocks are called ModCubes, and when combined together they form pieces of furniture known as ModRoomz. The word LEGO is nowhere to be seen, but the Danish toy company deserves at least a small nod of appreciation. Read More
— Military

Multicopter meets monster truck: The AT Transformer roadable VTOL aircraft

By - January 10, 2014 8 Pictures
When someone mentions flying cars it conjures up images of a sporty little number that takes to the air like something out of the Jetsons. But what about one that’s a cross between a 4x4, an octocopter, and a Blackhawk helicopter? That’s what Advanced Tactics of El Segundo, California is seeing with its ambitions to produce a roadable VTOL aircraft capable of unmanned autonomous operations as a more flexible way to recover casualties, move supplies, and support special forces. Read More
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