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Interactive 3D Ad Dresses Supermodel For All Of Your Shopping Needs

Japan is fitting up for a new type of advertisement called "Anne's Fitting Show." According to the guys over at Pink Tentacle, the ad uses a 3D holographic image of Japanese supermodel Anne Watanabe in World's "Untitled" brand clothing and allows stores to customise between 4 different situations that Anne would dress up for. The situations -- Date, Work, Party and Holiday -- will have 12 different arrangements that can be mixed and matched to create the perfect style for each occasion. The futuristic ad has already been placed in the first floor of the Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku and is, supposedly, the first of its kind in the fashion industry.

Kineticel, the Human Powered Battery Charger

One of the ideas submitted to the Next Generation competition featured in Metropolis Magazine was this Kinetic Energy-harnessing battery charger by Yael Miller. The concept is to take something we're already doing - such as working out, flopping around in a baby rocker, vacuuming, or flushing the toilet - add the piezoelectric effect, and come out with batteries that are charged by "human power." Imagine all the television remotes we could power just from flushing.

Portable DVD Player Transforms into a Mini-Theater

Here's a wild looking concept of a portable DVD player (PDP) that takes us a few years into the future. Like a Transformer, it twists around and gives you a turntable on which to spin the DVD while you unravel its sexy flexible OLED screen to feast your eyes. Designer Yeon-shin Seung says he plans to use Sony's full-colour flexible organic electro-luminescent display on this device because of the screen's thin and lightweight form factor. Here's hoping that he doesn't use the ancient DVD format is a playback medium, eschewing that old fossil for a dual-format Blu-ray and HD DVD player. Hey, this looks like it would be a perfect companion on a transpacific flight, that is, if the batteries can hold out for at least three movies' worth. But wait a second. By the time this actually comes to market, if ever, you'll be able to stream Internet video from your airplane seat and everywhere else, so physical media will be irrelevant. Just can't wait.

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