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  • Entomologist acts as human incubator for bot flies

    Tue 11:01pm By Helen Clark
    Entomologist and wildlife photographer Piotr Naskrecki is not squeamish. He recently allowed two human bot fly larvae to grow to maturity under his skin and documented the process in a short film... Continue Reading Entomologist acts as human incubator for…
  • Wearables you may never wear

    Tue 9:08pm By Eric Mack
    The wearables trend was on full display at CES 2015 in Las Vegas earlier this month, where we spotted lots of new wearables, including many that we'd be shocked to ever see in the wild. .. Continue Reading Wearables you may never wearSection: Wearable…
  • Prynt case turns your phone into a Polaroid-like instant camera

    Tue 8:03pm By Colin Jeffrey
    A new prototype instant camera case promises to let you print photographs directly from your Android or Apple smartphone, and in just 30 seconds. Dubbed Prynt, the modular unit acts as both a phone case and printer, and boasts an all-in-one ink and paper…
  • Mahindra's "cloud-based" GenZe 2.0 e-scooter

    Tue 7:03pm By Antonio Pasolini
    As we transition to a completely connected world, why not add our private mode of transportation to the list of connected objects? Silicon Valley-based Mahindra has unveiled its new e-scooter, the GenZe 2.0, which connects to the cloud via a 7-in…
  • Scientists give graphene one more quality – magnetism

    Tue 6:14pm By Ben Coxworth
    Graphene is extremely strong for its weight, it's electrically and thermally conductive, and it's chemically stable ... but it isn't magnetic. Now, however, a team from the University of California, Riverside has succeeded in making it so. The resulting…
  • Tim Cook expects Apple Watch to release in April

    Tue 6:06pm By Will Shanklin
    When Apple announced its Apple Watch last September, all we knew about its release date is that it would be "early 2015." Today CEO Tim Cook snuck a more specific nugget of info into its Q1 earnings call: the company expects Apple Watch shipments to start in…
  • NOX SV speedboat melds timeless wooden design with fast electric drive

    Tue 5:22pm By C.C. Weiss
    Most of the electric boats we saw at the Düsseldorf boat show this past weekend were small, slow cruisers designed to putter around waterways with combustion engine bans. One boat stepped well beyond that model, though. Still under development, the all-new…
  • Juin Tech AB-1 is like a Steadicam for your bike-mounted devices

    Tue 4:27pm By Ben Coxworth
    There are plenty of systems that let you mount your smartphone on your bike's handlebars, but do you really want all those road vibrations going straight into your phone? While most bar-mount phone cases do have a thin layer of silicone inside them, Juin…
  • WowWee shows off gesture-controlled dinosaurs and clever cars

    Tue 3:28pm By Stu Robarts
    Hi-tech toy firm WowWee showcased a couple of its upcoming offerings at the London Toy Fair last week. Its REV cars allow users to battle each other in either single- or multi-player modes. The MiPosaur, meanwhile, is a robotic dinosaur that responds to…
  • Ideum’s Duet smart table runs both Windows 8 and Android

    Tue 2:00pm By Chris Wood
    We’ve seen a number of smart tables from Ideum before, but the Duet brings something a little new, integrating both Windows 8 and Android computers into a single unit. The company has designed it to be easy to switch between the two operating systems, and…
  • kraftwerk aims to put a power plant in your pocket

    Tue 12:42pm By Adam Williams
    Battery packs like the iCruiser are handy for recharging mobile devices off-the-grid, but they soon run out of juice, which isn't ideal if you'll be away from mains power for an extended period of time. You could go solar with a device like the Waka Waka, but…
  • Broadlink announces S1 affordable smart home kit

    Tue 12:31pm By Dave LeClair
    The prices of smart home devices are slowly reaching a point where they're affordable, but BroadLink is aiming to bring said functions to users at a price that is truly within the comfort zone of the masses. Its DIY smart home kit, called SmartONE (S1), is…
  • Google Lunar XPrize Milestone Prize winners announced

    Tue 10:45am By Chris Wood
    Back in December, we learned that the final deadline for the prestigious Lunar XPrize had been pushed back to 2016, giving the teams a little more time to perfect their creations. We also heard that up to US$6 million in funding would be awarded to the most…
  • GoPro's deal with the NHL puts you right in the middle of the action

    Tue 9:28am By David Nield
    As wearable cameras get smaller, lighter and more powerful, so their potential increases, and the new deal that GoPro has inked with the National Hockey League is proof of that. Some of the players in last weekend's 2015 All-Stars Skills Competition and 2015…
  • PlayBox squeezes Playstation and Xbox into one hybrid laptop

    Tue 7:24am By Stu Robarts
    If you've been agonizing about whether to get a Playstation 4 or an Xbox One, there may now a third way. A modder by the name of Edward Zarick has crammed both consoles into one portable machine. The PlayBox is the laptop of every gamer's dreams... Continue…
  • German-built Lampuga board claimed to be "world's fastest electric surfboard"

    Tue 7:05am By C.C. Weiss
    Once the domain of a select few products like the Powerski Jetboard, the powered surfboard market has really grown over the past year. During that time, we've seen the underwhelming Waterwolf, the promising, multi-personality Aquila, and the Radinn surfboards.…
  • "London's highest public garden" serves up a feast for the eyes

    Tue 5:05am By Stu Robarts
    Earlier this month, the Sky Garden opened at London's 20 Fenchurch Street. The attraction is touted as London's "highest public garden" and spans the top three floors in the building. Gizmag went along to have a look... Continue Reading "London's highest…
  • Lensless space telescope could be 1,000 times stronger than Hubble

    Tue 4:25am By David Szondy
    The Hubble space telescope has given us decades of incredible images, but it's reaching the end of its service life and the question is, what will come after? One possibility is the Aragoscope from the University of Colorado Boulder, which uses a gigantic…
  • UAE dangles US$1 million in prize money to encourage Drones For Good

    Tue 1:58am By Nick Lavars
    The word "drone" is synonymous with autonomous military aircraft that hail down death and destruction from on high. But the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is looking to highlight the humanitarian potential of the technology with its Drones For Good competition.…
  • Five years ago today, Apple reinvented the personal computer

    Tue 1:34am By Will Shanklin
    Five years ago today, Steve Jobs stood onstage and talked about a new kind of mobile device that would sit somewhere between smartphone and laptop. After a spot-on dismissal of netbooks ("they aren't better at anything"), he showed us Apple's answer: the iPad.…
  • What's new in the latest Windows 10 technical preview

    Mon 11:05pm By Brian Burgess
    Microsoft is continuing development of its latest desktop and mobile operating system, Windows 10, and revealed some more details at a media briefing last week. Here's a look at some notable new features and design changes in the latest build of the desktop…
  • How to unboil an egg

    Mon 11:03pm By David Szondy
    A team of scientists led by UC Irvine has shown that you can unboil an egg, or at least egg whites ... but it isn't easy. Far more than a breakfast table trick, the feat is designed to demonstrate a new technique for recovering valuable molecular proteins…
  • NASA developing robotic helicopter scout for Mars rovers

    Mon 10:20pm By David Szondy
    The next big discovery is always beyond the next hill, but what if you can't see over it? That's the problem facing NASA with its Mars rovers, so the space agency is looking into how robotic helicopters could help scout the land ahead and give engineers back…
  • Nand Logic's Smart Helmet features cameras, turn signals, collision alerts and more

    Mon 6:33pm By Ben Coxworth
    Nand Logic's Smart Helmet may just top the list when it comes to the highest number of electronic goodies packed into a single helmet. While it's intended for activities such as motorbiking, cycling or snowboarding, some people might end up wanting to wear the…
  • Scientists develop biological safety lock for containment of modified organisms

    Mon 4:47pm By Ben Coxworth
    It's been the premise of many a sci-fi/horror movie ... a genetically-modified organism is created in the lab to help the human race, but instead it gets loose and wreaks havoc in the outside world. Well, scientists from Harvard and Yale are working to make…