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  • Aston Martin revives Lagonda badge with new super saloon

    28 July 2014, 4:19 am by: Nathan Velayudhan

    Aston Martin has confirmed plans for an all-new super saloon that will see the revival of the historic Lagonda nameplate in a limited series...…
  • Study suggests probiotic to prevent obesity possible

    28 July 2014, 3:56 am by: Darren Quick

    Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee have raised hopes for the possibility of developing of a probiotic to treat obesity and other chronic diseases. The team inhibited weight gain, insulin resistance and various other negative health…
  • BMW gets on the front foot with 2 Series Active Tourer crossover

    28 July 2014, 2:11 am by: Angus MacKenzie

    Unlike BMW’s 2 series coupes, which are basically rebadged 1-series, the new 2 Series Active Tourer (2SAT) is not only the firm’s first front wheel drive model, but also the first to feature a three cylinder engine. Designed to set the groundwork for…
  • Bluetooth-enabled Snaptrax cap allows voice control of your smartphone

    28 July 2014, 1:30 am by: Nick Lavars

    From smartwatches to connected rings, people keep finding ways of integrating wearable computers into everyday accessories. The convenience of this hyper-connectivity is not lost on Sydney-based entrepreneur Will Miller, who has kicked off a crowdfunding…
  • Fove head mounted display expands possibilities with eye-tracking technology

    28 July 2014, 12:12 am by: Darren Quick

    Back in 2011, Google filed a patent for an unlock system for Google Glass that would use eye-tracking technology. Tokyo-based startup Fove believes the combination of a head mounted display (HMD) and eye-tracking technology has far wider applications and is…
  • Siemens to transform electric cars into rolling computers

    28 July 2014, 12:09 am by: Lakshmi Sandhana

    Siemens is developing new technology aimed at transforming electric cars into "rolling computers" controlled by a centralized computing architecture. According to Siemens, not only will it be possible to retrofit functions such as electrical brakes using a…
  • Scientists eliminate HIV from cultured human cells

    27 July 2014, 9:46 pm by: Helen Clark

    Researchers from Temple University School of Medicine have discovered how to permanently extricate HIV-1 from human cells, possibly avoiding the need for lifelong drug treatment. Though in its very early stages, this may prove to be a critical step in…
  • Bremont Wright Flyer watch incorporates piece of first airplane

    27 July 2014, 8:45 pm by: David Szondy

    If you’ve ever wanted to buy the first powered airplane to take flight, sorry, but you’re out of luck. The Wright Flyer that was built by Orville and Wilbur Wright and first flew in 1903 isn't for sale, but if you have US$30,000 going spare, you can buy a…
  • McLaren teases P1 GTR ahead of Pebble Beach reveal

    26 July 2014, 7:18 pm by: David Szondy

    Following on from the initial bare-bones sketch of its upcoming P1 GTR, McLaren has released another hint of what form the track-only P1 will take with a bit of concept art...…
  • Review: Amazon Fire Phone

    26 July 2014, 5:38 pm by: Will Shanklin

    Amazon is an innovative company. It practically created online shopping, popularized e-books and made the first mainstream budget tablet. Can the company now work its mojo on smartphones? Let's find out, as Gizmag reviews the Amazon Fire Phone...…
  • Press Fit standing desk slots together in seconds

    25 July 2014, 9:47 pm by: Dave LeClair

    Using a digital manufacturing technique, the creators of the Press Fit standing desk are looking to strike a balance between convenience, affordability, and a more traditional form factor with the Press Fit standing desk...…
  • Stanford researchers develop self-cooling solar cells

    25 July 2014, 9:39 pm by: David Szondy

    Photovoltaic cells are one of the more promising alternative energy sources. Mechanically they are very simple, with no moving parts, and are clean and emission-free. Unfortunately they are also inefficient. One of the reasons for this is that they overheat, a…
  • Camera system sees around corners without using a mirror

    25 July 2014, 9:12 pm by: Helen Clark

    Peeking around a corner has long been a staple of spy films and TV, from Get Smart to 007. Researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada have found a better way than poking a makeup mirror about,…
  • DrinkPure water filter shows promise for worldwide use

    25 July 2014, 6:04 pm by: Ben Coxworth

    It's no secret that hundreds of millions of people around the world have little or no access to drinkable water. While a number of projects are aimed at getting filtration systems to those people, many of those systems require electricity, contain costly…
  • CaseCam lets you get in your own photos, using a flippin' mirror

    25 July 2014, 3:44 pm by: Ben Coxworth

    Ah yes, it's a problem for the ages. You want to be in a photo taken with your own unmanned smartphone, but you have no way of propping the phone up, or seeing what the shot looks like. Well, the CaseCam is designed to help. It allows a phone laid down on a…
  • B-And-Bee shelter looks to comfort festival goers

    25 July 2014, 3:52 am by: Adam Williams

    Each year, millions of people head to their festival of choice with tent and sleeping bag in hand. Belgian company Achilles Design aims to bring those festival goers a little extra comfort – and save space too – with its honeycomb-shaped B-And-Bee…
  • Volvo XC90 to boast two world-first safety features

    25 July 2014, 3:45 am by: Angus MacKenzie

    Volvo has already been bragging about how the XC90 will be the world's cleanest and most powerful SUV. Now it is touting the all-wheel drive, seven-seater's safety features, which will include an auto brake at intersections function and a run-off road…
  • IcyBreeze cooler doubles as a portable air conditioner

    25 July 2014, 1:20 am by: Nick Lavars

    The need for an ice cold drink tends to go hand in hand with stinking hot temperatures. And while a chilled beverage can help to soothe from the inside, nothing brings on sustained comfort like a blast of cool air. The team behind IcyBreeze is looking to…
  • Hilarious Razor Crazy Cart drift machine set to hit the UK

    24 July 2014, 11:19 pm by: Loz Blain

    When the Crazy Cart first launched in the USA, Canada and Australia last year, it made a huge splash. Not just for its awesome sideways drifting action, but because it featured quite frankly the best promotional video we've ever seen. Now, Razor has announced…
  • "Air waveguides" used to send optical data through the air

    24 July 2014, 10:24 pm by: Ben Coxworth

    Efficient as fiber optic cables are at transmitting data in the form of light pulses, they do need to be physically supported, and they can only handle a finite amount of power. Still, what's the alternative ... just send those focused pulses through the air?…
  • NASA seeks commercial satellites to talk to Mars

    24 July 2014, 9:48 pm by: David Szondy

    You can land the most advanced spacecraft in history on the Mars, but if you can’t keep in touch with it, it might as well be so much scrap. To prevent that from happening, NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to investigate the feasibility of…
  • Cargo UAS set to deliver

    24 July 2014, 7:12 pm by: Colin Jeffrey

    With the number of multi-rotor drone concepts competing for a narrow market share, you really need a unique selling point if you want to get your project off the ground. In the case of the developers of the Cargo Unmanned Air System (UAS), their point of…
  • Boogio tells users everything they could want to know about their feet

    24 July 2014, 6:24 pm by: Dave LeClair

    It seems like every day a new piece of wearable technology hits the market with the intention of revolutionizing the way we keep track of our fitness. Now, a product called Boogio is coming to market with a focus is on tracking the movement and force of a…
  • NASA begins to plan successor to the Hubble and James Webb deep space telescopes

    24 July 2014, 4:53 pm by: Anthony Wood

    NASA has assembled a team of scientists and engineers to lay the first tentative plans for a successor platform to the Hubble and James Webb telescopes. The project, currently in the study phase, is being assessed for the technological and financial…
  • CycleAT transmits real-time pressure readings from bike tires

    24 July 2014, 4:51 pm by: Ben Coxworth

    Although tire pressure monitoring systems are becoming increasingly common on four-wheeled vehicles, they're still quite the rarity on two-wheelers. RDV Labs, however, wants to change that. The San Francisco-based startup's CycleAT system is designed to…

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