Yamaha has the Kando Attitude

Take a step into the future with Yamaha’s hyper-futuristic motorcycle – aptly named Motoroid. Yamaha has dished out several concepts recently, excitably being released at the Tokyo Motor Show which takes place in just a few days’ time. I believe this concept easily takes the gold medal for being the most futuristic concept yet.

The Motoroid, like many futuristic concept vehicles, is complete with an AI system, but not just any AI system, Motoroid’s AI can recognize its owner and even go as far as interacting with the user in different methods similar to a living creature would – freaky. This comes as no surprise when Yamaha also boasts the ability to evoke the experience of ‘Kando’ for the rider – the Japanese philosophy which simultaneously inspires a deep satisfaction, appreciation, admiration and emotional impression.

An interesting aesthetic choice for the Motoroid is the speed racer look, which gives it an edgy, durable feel. Another aspect of this concept that catches the eye is the battery cylinders located behind the front tire – indicating how Yamaha envision the future of two-wheel transport. The removal of any windshield, the low lying handlebars and the lower back brace for the bike all add exciting details which make this bike look and feel like something straight out of Blade Runner – reinforcing just how cool Yamaha continues to be.

Designer: Yamaha

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More Than Just Juice

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The juicing fad drives me bananas! People do it when they’re on a health kick but little do they know they’re trading all that raw beneficial fruit fiber and important nutrients for lots of sugar. But now they don’t have to! The Denso Pulp Juicer addresses this issue by giving users a choice between thick pulpy juice, or juice with no pulp in it.

Using motor-powered centrifugal force, it strains fruit juice through a specially designed mesh that has pores that either keep fiber out or allow it to pass through. Despite this added functionality, it’s also more compact and sports a chic, contemporary look you won’t mind seeing out on your countertop!

Designers: Kriti Goyal, Rajeev Kumargupta & Karthikeyan Sabapthy

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​Hasselblad XCD 135mm and XCD 80mm Lenses

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Hasselblad is expanding the XCD lens range to a total of nine lenses in 2018 with the addition of the XCD 135mm f/2.8 and XCD 80mm lenses. The XCD 135mm f/2.8 lens comes with a dedicated 1,7x converter that extends the tele lens to 230mm f/4.8, while the XCD 80mm is set to become the highest aperture lens that Hasselblad has ever introduced. 

In addition, the previously announced XCD 22mm ultra-wide-angle lens has been updated to 21mm with an aperture of f/4.0, the XCD 35-75mm zoom lens will have f/3.5-4.5, and the XCD 65mm lens will have f/2.8.

Halide 1.5 for iPhone X

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Halide 1.5 is a camera app with a redesigned user interface made from scratch for iPhone X, as well as offering numerous enhancements and new features for all iPhones. Halide 1.5 will be on sale for $2,99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) for a limited time during iPhone X launch weekend from Friday November 3rd, to Monday November 6th, after which the price will go up to $4,99.

Halide 1.5 for iPhone X

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Halide 1.5 is a camera app with a redesigned user interface made from scratch for iPhone X, as well as offering numerous enhancements and new features for all iPhones. Halide 1.5 will be on sale for $2,99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) for a limited time during iPhone X launch weekend from Friday November 3rd, to Monday November 6th, after which the price will go up to $4,99.