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  • Apple releases iOS 8 into the wild

    17 September 2014, 4:29 pm by: Chris Wood

    The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8, is now available to download starting today. The release brings with it a range of small but significant tweaks to the popular platform, as well as a whole range of new developer tools...…
  • NASA's Dawn spacecraft recovers after two malfunctions

    17 September 2014, 4:07 pm by: Anthony Wood

    NASA's Dawn spacecraft has recovered from an unexpected phenomenon that resulted in the robotic explorer going into safe mode on September 11, mirroring a similar event that affected the spacecraft three years ago as it approached the protoplanet Vesta. Dawn…
  • Glyder lets you exercise at your desk without whacking your knees

    17 September 2014, 3:58 pm by: Ben Coxworth

    By now, pretty much everyone has heard about the health risks involved with remaining seated and sedentary for long periods of time. Standing desks are designed to address the problem, as are miniature cycling and elliptical trainers that can be used under a…
  • Foster's new Mexico City airport to be "one of the biggest and most sustainable" in the world

    17 September 2014, 3:01 pm by: Stu Robarts

    Foster + Partners has designed a number of airports, including Kuwait International, Jordan's Alia International and the proposed London Britannia. Each is ambitious and environmentally considered. The firm says its Mexico City airport design, however, will…
  • Hasselblad reveals its H5D-50c Wi-Fi upgrade at Photokina

    17 September 2014, 2:55 pm by: Simon Crisp

    Hasselblad is showing off a new Wi-Fi enabled version of its H5D-50c camera at Photokina. But don't worry if you've recently splashed out on the original, as the new medium format shooter will be offered to current H5D-50c owners for a €500 (or US$1,000 in…
  • Cologne gets first look at new Leica S (Type 007) medium format camera

    17 September 2014, 1:30 pm by: Simon Crisp

    Leica has used Photokina to reveal its new medium format line-up by announcing two new models. The new flagship Leica S (Type 007) brings the benefits of a CMOS sensor and features a wide ISO range, faster continuous shooting and 4K video recording, while the…
  • Dremel announces personal 3D printer

    17 September 2014, 12:14 pm by: Eric Mack

    Dremel, the company best known for its rotary power tool that's used for everything from routing and sanding to carving and engraving, has announced that it's taking a leap into the 21st century with its first consumer 3D printer – the Dremel 3D Idea…
  • Dancing traffic light entertains pedestrians and improves safety

    17 September 2014, 11:59 am by: Stu Robarts

    Pedestrians will often ignore the "red man" at pedestrian lights in order to cross the road sooner. Unfortunately, this leads to accidents. Car manufacturer Smart created an experiment to see if it could improve safety at traffic lights by incentivizing…
  • "World's first" 3D printed car created and driven by Local Motors

    17 September 2014, 8:16 am by: Stu Robarts

    The acceleration of 3D printing means that even cars can be now printed. The Local Motors Strati 3D car was printed live at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2014 last week. The printing process took just 44 hours... Continue Reading…
  • Polaroid's Socialmatic camera edges closer to production

    17 September 2014, 8:13 am by: Paul Ridden

    ADR Studio first revealed the Socialmatic concept design back in 2012. A year later Polaroid announced that the chunky photo sharing and printing camera would hit stores by the close of 2014. When Gizmag visited the company's booth at Photokina, that shipping…
  • Cutting edge architecture ... for cats

    17 September 2014, 7:56 am by: Adam Williams

    A total of 14 Los Angeles-based architecture firms, including Perkins and Will and HOK, were recently tasked with designing small outdoor cat shelters for charity. The works were then displayed for one night only last week to raise money for FixNation: a…
  • MIT demonstrates slithering rubber robot

    17 September 2014, 7:47 am by: Colin Jeffrey

    Once upon a time, robots were imagined as human-like machines with a distinct body complete with head, arms, hands, feet, and legs. More recently, designers have explored the benefits of emulating other creatures and their capabilities, with robots that can…
  • Nissan reveals its new Pulsar hatch

    17 September 2014, 6:47 am by: Scott Collie

    Nissan's all-new Pulsar hatchback will be available with a raft of active safety features and two fuel efficient engines at launch: a turbocharged 1.2-liter petrol engine and a 1.5-liter diesel motor... Continue Reading Nissan reveals its new Pulsar…
  • Turret flight tests to pave the way for laser weapons on military aircraft

    17 September 2014, 3:23 am by: Darren Quick

    High energy laser (HEL) systems have been the subject of military research for decades, but it is only in recent years that the technology has advanced to the point where it is feasible for such systems to be mounted on military ground vehicles and sea…
  • Battery-packed PowerPole boosts GoPro recording time by five times

    17 September 2014, 1:12 am by: Nick Lavars

    Even with the beefed up battery of GoPro's Hero3+, there's always the possibility of the camera cutting out right as the action heats up. Living out this scenario on the powder-coated ski hills of California led the team at Polar Pro to explore ways of not…
  • Skydancer 7.5 shows the world what a motorhome convertible looks like

    16 September 2014, 11:26 pm by: C.C. Weiss

    From the ubiquitous soft top to multi-panel glass retractables, car convertibles have always been a staple of our coverage. Lately, boat convertibles have picked up steam, in the form of vessels like the Revolver 44GT and 88 Florida. As accustomed to the wide…
  • Spaceship Earth Grants competition offers chance of a trip into space

    16 September 2014, 9:57 pm by: Colin Jeffrey

    Spaceship Earth Grants (SEG), a US public-benefit organization and an affiliate of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, has launched a contest that aims to give away one space flight for every 50,000 applications it receives. With a judging panel made up of…
  • Hybrid Play morphs playgrounds into mobile game controllers

    16 September 2014, 9:19 pm by: Heidi Hoopes

    Playgrounds may seem old school to some kids when compared to the latest video games, but Hybrid Play’s interactive game system turns swing sets and seesaws into games controllers through a mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. The company hopes…
  • SanDisk unveils world's first 512 GB SD memory card

    16 September 2014, 8:57 pm by: Dave Parrack

    SanDisk has announced its, and the world's, highest capacity SD memory card so far. Designed with professional videographers and photographers in mind, the 512 GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card couples high capacity with write speeds of up to 90…
  • NASA selects Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts to space station

    16 September 2014, 5:47 pm by: David Szondy

    The dawn of manned commercial spaceflight received a major boost as NASA announced in a news conference today that Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen to ferry US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The US$6.8 billion contract was divided…
  • In pictures: Wonders and oddities from Interbike 2014

    16 September 2014, 5:31 pm by: Ben Coxworth

    Interbike is North America's largest bicycle industry trade show, so it's definitely a fun place to be if you're into bikes. This year's event, which we attended last week at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, was definitely no exception.…
  • Roskilde's glowing incinerator powers 65,000 households

    16 September 2014, 4:10 pm by: Stu Robarts

    Incinerators can't often be described as beautiful, but a newly inaugurated incinerator in Roskilde, Denmark, is just that. The main purpose of the Energy Tower is to generate electricity and heat. At night-time, though, glowing lights can be seen beneath its…
  • Canon reveals the super fast EOS 7D Mark II DSLR

    16 September 2014, 1:56 pm by: Simon Crisp

    The Canon 7D Mark II has been a long time coming, but it looks like it could have been worth the wait. Aimed at photographers who have a need for speed, the new top-of-the-line APS-C format DSLR features a 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, a new sophisticated…
  • Moto X (2014) vs. HTC One (M8)

    16 September 2014, 12:10 pm by: Chris Wood

    We already know that HTC’s popular One (M8) smartphone ticks a lot of the boxes for a high-end smartphone in 2014, but how does the refreshed Moto X compare? Read on as we highlight all the key differences between the two handsets... Continue Reading Moto X…
  • Skyscraper finalists announced for International Highrise Award 2014

    16 September 2014, 11:58 am by: Stu Robarts

    The International Highrise Award recognizes the world's best highrise of the last two years, as according to an expert jury. It claims to be the world’s most important architecture prize for highrises. This year's shortlist features buildings in Milan,…

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