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  Top 8 finalists design at electrolux design lab 2009

Monday, August 31st, 2009 | In Inspiration & Innovative | Tags: ,

Last week, Electrolux Design Lab has announced the top eight design lab finalists in its global competition. This competition is themed as “Design for the next 90 years”, it is open for the undergraduate and graduate industrial design students who wish to present their innovative ideas for the household appliances for the coming nine decades.

Since my last post about the top 25 best Electrolux design lab entries. Finally, Electrolux Design Lab has selected the top eight design based on the vote results from the public. The final competition for the first place in Electrolux Design Lab 2009 will be taken place in London on this coming 24, September 2009 at 100% Design London, which is the UK’s leading architecture and design event. Internationally recognized designers will judge for these eight finalist designs and select the top three entries as the winners.

There are three prizes for the top three winners.
1. First prize is 5,000 Euro and a six months paid internship at one of the Electrolux global design centers.
2. Second prize is 3,000 Euro.
3. Third prize if 2,000 Euro.

Below are the top eight finalists designs from Electrolux Design Lab. Listing below is randomly show and it is not in the ranking order.

Coccon electronic appliance
It is just like a heating popcorn in a microwave. It prepares genetically engineered and pre-packages meat and fish dishes by heating muscle cell identified by Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) signals. The signals detect the specific dish and then suggest the required cooking time. So, it is easy cook a delicious meal for those who are never cook before.

Le Petit Prince
Le Petit Prince electronic appliance
It is a robotic greenhouse that designed to facilitate the future exploration and population of Mars. It takes care of a plant it carries inside it glass case, which is mounted on top of its four-legged pod. Will it invented as likely as “Wall E”.
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  FINDmyTime satellite technology concept

Saturday, August 29th, 2009 | In Electronic Gadgets | Tags: ,

The new FINDmyTime device is a project that merge the wireless and satellite technologies, mobile phones, PCs and GPSs into a single device to give the users to access a great quantity of data, useful and interesting information at the same time. It gives a group of people, associations a new way to communicate.

FINDmyTime satellite technology concept 1

FINDmyTime satellite technology concept 2
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  Nokia plans to launch its mobile financial services

Friday, August 28th, 2009 | In News & The Events | Tags: ,

Nokia Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile telephones. Nokia is intended to revolution the world of banking through its new service called as “Nokia Money”. According to the press release from Nokia, this is new financial service that offering consumers with mobile device access to basic financial services.

The purposes of this service are to simplify the sophisticated way on payment, send money, receive money and manage your money by simply make a voice call or sending a SMS. Through this service, consumers can send money to another person by just using the person’s mobile number; pay merchants for goods and services; pay their utility bills and so on. This service can be accessed 24 hours a days and accessible from any places where there have signals.

Nokia is also building a wide network of “Nokia Money” agents, so that consumers can deposit money in or withdraw cash from their accounts. Significantly, mobile financial services are offer the large market opportunity with long term growth potential because in many countries, mobile phone users (approximately 4 billions) are exceeds bank account usage (approximately 1.6 billion). Users need to pay 25 cents to send money up to $1000 and receiving a payment is free of charge.
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  Philips solar-powered LED lighting sheet

Friday, August 28th, 2009 | In Electronic Gadgets | Tags: ,

A solar powered reading light from Philips was the recently invented electronic tool that enables people to both read and write in the place that do not have electric power supply.

The light is also called as “MY Reading Light”, which was developed specifically for the education purpose in Africa. Because some of the sectors in Africa are not have electric power supply and estimated 500 million Africans live without electricity, so this electronic tool will be the Sustainable Energy Solution for Africa (SESA).

Philips solar powered LED lighting sheet 1
This lightweight of solar-powered reading light with a built-in rechargeable battery that allows the users using it to read and write in the dark. It also enables school children to do their homework during the night time.
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