Pablo Escobar’s brother launches gold foldable smartphone in a bid to “beat Apple”

Roberto Escobar, brother of the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, has launched a gold folding phone using a raunchy campaign featuring women in their underwear. The Escobar Fold One smartphone has a stainless steel case in a brushed gold finish, a flexible screen and a dual camera for taking photos. The screen…

Flying Panels exhibition charts the evolution of prefabricated concrete-panel construction

ArkDes has mounted an exhibition celebrating the role of concrete panels in contemporary architecture, with an exhibition design by Note Design Studio that evokes the dynamism of a construction site. The exhibition titled Flying Panels – How Concrete Panels Changed the World, looks at the history of prefabricated concrete architecture and the…

Star of Galaxy robotic stand wins the mobile accessories category in Samsung’s design competition

Dezeen promotion: a robotic stand that turns a Samsung Galaxy device into a collaborative smart assistant has taken the top prize in the accessories category of the Samsung Mobile Design Competition. Named Star of Galaxy, the stand is the work of Portuguese designers André Gouveia, Nuno Pires and João Pereira. It…

Water-filled Inmergo headphones by Rocco Giovannoni allow immersive listening

Water rather than air carries sound in designer Rocco Giovannoni’s Inmergo headphones, which promise rich audio even for people who are hard of hearing. A 2019 graduate of the Royal College of Art’s MA in Design Products, Giovannoni designed the soft silicone headphones to improve upon current bone-conduction audio technology. Like…

Whooshh Passage Portal uses AI to shoot fish through a tube over dams

Fish with migration paths blocked by a dam can be shot over the top via the Whooshh Passage Portal technology after being sorted by artificial intelligence. Whooshh Innovations is a Seattle-based company that is developing better technology to help fish migrate over dams. The Whooshh Passage Portal is their latest all-in-one…