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  • LittleBig Bike grows with your child, and gains pedals along the way

    24 October 2014, 4:23 pm by: Ben Coxworth

    It's one of those "givens" of raising a child – as they get older, you have to get them bigger and more advanced bicycles. That can get a bit costly, so Irish entrepreneur Simon Evans designed an alternative. His LittleBig Bike can be converted from a small…
  • Nexus 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus

    24 October 2014, 3:48 pm by: Will Shanklin

    The Motorola/Google Nexus 6 is just one of several huge phones that could be worth a look this holiday season. Let's line it up next to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, to see how their features and specs compare... Continue Reading Nexus 6 vs. iPhone 6 PlusSection:…
  • Tuned Toyota Supra dragster hits 240 mph in 6 seconds, sets world record

    24 October 2014, 9:30 am by: Stu Robarts

    The Toyota Supra was no slouch in its time, but a newly-built drag racing version of the car has been taken to a new extreme. The Ekanoo Racing Outlaw Supra covered a quarter mile in 6.05 seconds, a New Import World Record... Continue Reading Tuned Toyota…
  • CERN needs your help identifying mysterious photos

    24 October 2014, 9:09 am by: Adam Williams

    CERN is currently digitizing over 50 years worth of its old black and white photographs to make them searchable via the Cern Document Server. However, the subject of many of the photos has been lost in the sands of time and the researchers can’t work out…
  • Facebook offers a modern take on the internet forum with Rooms

    24 October 2014, 8:27 am by: Stu Robarts

    In one form or another, Facebook has been bringing existing social groups together online for over 10 years, and has so far shied away from user anonymity. Its new app is the very opposite. Rooms harks back to the golden age of internet forums, connecting…
  • ilumi LED Smartbulb: The World's Smartest Light

    24 October 2014, 2:46 am by: Darren Quick

    Smartbulbs have improved a lot in the past couple of years, partly thanks to LED technology, and it is now a must-have upgrade for any tech-savvy home. Take the ilumi A21 as an example — you control it from your smartphone, choosing from a million different…
  • Ground tests complete as world's fastest flying motorcycle seeks racing competition

    24 October 2014, 2:38 am by: Loz Blain

    At the intersection of the motorcycle and the gyrocopter lives the flying motorcycle – combining the easy, cheap and safe flying abilities of the gyro with the loose road registration requirements of the motorbike. These quirky machines have been around for…
  • iPad Air 2 vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    24 October 2014, 1:31 am by: Will Shanklin

    The iPad Air 2 is the best iPad yet (as the latest iPad always should be), but how does it compare to one of the leading laptop/tablet hybrids? Read on, as Gizmag compares the iPad Air 2 to Microsoft's Surface Pro 3... Continue Reading iPad Air 2 vs.…
  • Xenex updates protocols for germ-zapping robots in response to Ebola threat

    24 October 2014, 1:23 am by: David Szondy

    Dealing with highly infectious diseases like Ebola is often like a logic problem. Disinfecting rooms is hard enough, but what about protective suits? True, they greatly reduce the chances of infection, but getting them off can bring the risk straight back…
  • Ear-IT project: How listening to the sounds of a city could make for smarter living

    24 October 2014, 1:17 am by: Nick Lavars

    As the Internet of Things starts to take hold, we're seeing the emergence of gadgets equipped with all kinds of sensors to improve the world around us, from energy-saving climate control systems to smart locks for the front door. But have you ever thought…
  • Cell transplant enables paralyzed man to walk again

    24 October 2014, 1:09 am by: Angus MacKenzie

    In 2010, Darek Fidyka was paralyzed from the chest down as a result of a knife attack that left an 8 mm gap in his spinal column. Now surgeons in Poland, working in collaboration with scientists in London, have given Fidyka the ability to walk again thanks to…
  • Sweat-analyzing skin patch could replace blood sampling

    24 October 2014, 12:32 am by: Ben Coxworth

    Nobody likes having blood samples drawn. What's more, such samples typically have to be analyzed in a lab before they're able to tell us anything. Now, however, scientists at the University of Cincinnati and the US Air Force Research Laboratory are developing…
  • A sound technique for detecting knee osteoarthritis

    23 October 2014, 11:51 pm by: Darren Quick

    Whether from a personal trainer, doctor, or purveyor of miracle-berries you met at the local farmer's market, you've probably heard the phrase, "listen to your body." UK researchers have developed a new technique for detecting knee arthritis that takes this…
  • Large 3D nanostructures built from Lego-like DNA bricks

    23 October 2014, 8:54 pm by: Richard Moss

    The very same building blocks that make us have been successfully programmed to form 32 differently-shaped crystal structures. The structures feature a precisely-defined depth and a variety of sophisticated 3D nanoscale attributes, thereby laying further…
  • Future Fords will brake for pedestrians automatically

    23 October 2014, 8:46 pm by: Eric Mack

    Ford has announced a new "pre-collision assist" system that takes advantage of data from radar and cameras to actively detect pedestrians and automatically apply the brakes to avoid or at least reduce the severity of accidents. .. Continue Reading Future…
  • Portable iBox Nano cuts size and cost of 3D resin printing

    23 October 2014, 8:31 pm by: Heidi Hoopes

    Bigger is better is generally the mantra when it comes to consumer 3D printers. This is despite the majority of users likely to be only printing smaller objects anyway. Targeting such users, iBox is introducing the smaller-scaled iBox Nano, a portable…
  • Orfos bike lights promise 360 degrees of visibility

    23 October 2014, 5:06 pm by: Ben Coxworth

    When it comes to bike lights for commuting, there's one thing you have to remember ... they're needed more for being seen than for seeing the road. With that in mind, many head- and tail lights are designed not just to cast beams in front of and behind the…
  • Boeing opens cooking-oil-to-biofuel plant in China

    23 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Ben Coxworth

    Two years ago, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner became the first biofuel-powered aircraft to cross the Pacific Ocean. It was actually running on a biofuel/regular jet fuel mix, with the biofuel derived mainly from used cooking oil. Now, in the interest of ensuring a…
  • The roof of Abu Dhabi Central Market can now be closed to keep it cool

    23 October 2014, 3:04 pm by: Stu Robarts

    During Abu Dhabi's winter, temperatures drop to around a comfortable 24º C (75º F) in the daytime. In summer, however, they can get close to 50º C (122º F). To combat the sweltering heat, Abu Dhabi's open air market can now close its roof... Continue…
  • High-end P.A.T.H. prefab house range promises energy to spare

    23 October 2014, 11:23 am by: Adam Williams

    French designer and architect Philippe Starck has joined forces with Slovenian prefabricated housing specialist Riko to manufacture a new line of high-end prefab houses under the moniker Starck with Riko. The Prefabricated Accessible Technological Homes (or…
  • The EVAK food storage system sucks in a good way

    23 October 2014, 10:41 am by: Dave Parrack

    The EVAK food storage system consists of glass jars with lids which fit perfectly inside them. Glass containers with airtight lids are obviously already readily available, but the EVAK food storage system goes one stage further ... it lets you suck air out of…
  • 10 useful Google Search functions you may not know about

    23 October 2014, 10:37 am by: Stu Robarts

    Google Search is so widely used that the company's name has become synonymous with searching online. There's more to the most used search engine in the world than just locating websites though, other services aside. Let's have a look at some of Google Search's…
  • B & W enters portable Bluetooth speaker market with the stunning T7

    23 October 2014, 10:11 am by: Paul Ridden

    Bowers & Wilkins (B & W) has announced a new addition to its wireless speaker range. The T7 is the company's first Bluetooth speaker, and the most portable standalone speaker B & W has ever produced. It features two speaker drivers and two bass radiators, and…
  • Hubble identifies Kuiper Belt targets for New Horizons mission

    23 October 2014, 4:51 am by: David Szondy

    With NASA'S New Horizons spacecraft scheduled to pass Pluto next year, the space agency has announced the discovery of three Kuiper Belt objects (KBO); one of which may be the unmanned probe’s next destination. Located in the constellation of Sagittarius,…
  • iPad mini 3 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

    23 October 2014, 3:03 am by: Will Shanklin

    You have to wonder where the iPad mini stands in Apple's long-term plans. With tablet sales waning, Apple put all of its upgrade chips into the iPad Air pot this year, as the iPad mini 3 is barely changed from last year's model. Let's see how it compares to…

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