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  • 2016 Chevrolet Cruze: Good things come in compact packages

    13m By Aaron Turpen
    As a follow-on to our quick in-and-out day-long experience with the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze in Nashville, Tennessee in April, we recently spent a week with the vehicle in its Premier trim level. We loved the car when we drove it in Nashville and found the extra…
  • Tiny 3D-printed medical camera could be deployed from inside a syringe

    33m By Nick Lavars
    Getting inside the human body to have a look around is always going to be invasive, but that doesn't mean more can't be done to make things a little more comfortable. With this goal in mind, German researchers have developed a complex lens system no bigger…
  • Bose lets kids build their own Bluetooth speaker

    3h By Scott Collie
    Hot on the heels of its flagship QC35 wireless headphones, Bose has launched a Bluetooth product for a much younger audience. Aimed at children eight and up, the Speaker Cube is a compact speaker designed to give curious kids a better understanding of how…
  • Final ground test of launch booster for NASA's Journey to Mars a success

    Tue 9:16pm By John Anderson
    NASA's Journey to Mars mission got a step closer on Tuesday with the successful ground test of what will be the launch booster on the agency's Space Launch System (SLS), the world's most powerful rocket. It's the second and final qualification ground test on…
  • Huawei MateBook review: The sleekest of them all

    Tue 7:32pm By Will Shanklin
    During the last year, Huawei has established itself as a company capable of making premium, smartly-designed devices that are an absolute pleasure to use – including the Huawei Watch, which was our favorite smartwatch of 2015, and the (Google collaboration)…
  • Breath test could replace finger-pricking for diabetics, thanks to dogs

    Tue 6:08pm By Ben Coxworth
    It's been known for some time that dogs can detect the onset of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) in the breath of type 1 diabetics – there are even helper dogs that are trained to do so. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge believe that they may…
  • Aliens would approve of Halo-inspired weapon

    Tue 4:47pm By Ben Coxworth
    Hardcore gamers will no doubt be familiar with the concussion rifle used by the aliens in Halo Reach, Halo 4 and Halo 5. Well, as has been the case with some other guns from games, our favorite cyberpunk weapons tinkerer Patrick Priebe recently made a…
  • Augmented reality atom kit makes hands-on chemistry easier to grasp

    Tue 4:34pm By Stanley Goodner
    Growing kids tend to repeat all sorts of colorful language heard while at school, yet there's one particular C-word that causes some parents to feel a special type of dread. Chemistry. A new teaching tool raising funds on Indiegogo adds an innovative twist to…
  • Can-Am's latest Spyder gets the drift

    Tue 4:26pm By Aaron Heinrich
    Since first introducing the Can-Am Spyder in 2007, Bombardier continues to tweak this cross between a motorcycle and a car, and what it's done to its F3 model is no exception. The new Can-Am Spyder F3-S has what the company is calling a Sports mode feature…
  • Pill-dispensing "robot" knows who you are

    Tue 4:16pm By Ben Coxworth
    Imagine a pill-dispensing, health-focused version of Amazon Echo, and you'll get an idea of what Pillo is designed to be. Utilizing facial and voice recognition software, the internet-connected device can reportedly recognize multiple family members on sight,…
  • Multi-function antenna fits in laptop hinge

    Tue 3:57pm By Chris Wood
    Scientists at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom have come up with a multi-function laptop antenna that's able to squeeze inside a hinge. The tech packs Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and 3G/4G LTE into a single unit, and could allow for thin-and-light…
  • Rare meteorite may have formed the basis for the planet Mercury

    Tue 3:22pm By Anthony Wood
    A new study led by researchers from MIT may have identified the starting material from which the planet Mercury was created. The closest planet to the Sun is thought to have initially formed from enstatite chondrite – an incredibly rare material on Earth,…
  • WAVE Trophy champions e-mobility across the heart of Europe

    Tue 3:09pm By Spiros Tsantilas
    The sixth edition of the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) recently promoted electric mobility across three European countries, leading up to a symbolic demonstration at the UN headquarters. Gizmag took part aboard an e-scooter, among a strictly…
  • Light and acid kill cancer cells from the inside out

    Tue 11:50am By Michael Franco
    In an effort to destroy cancer cells without harming surrounding tissue, using beams of light to activate chemicals or particles in tumors has shown much promise. Called photodynamic therapy, most of the current methods of using it involve creating a…
  • CLASH theory blames violence in hot climates on "fast life strategy"

    Tue 11:14am By Eric Mack
    A new model attempts to explain the higher violent crime rates seen in parts of the world near the equator with hotter climates. It centers on the belief that hot weather without much seasonal change leads to less self-control, contributing to more…
  • The first augmented reality earbuds get smarter this November

    Tue 9:00am By Will Shanklin
    Earlier this year we reviewed a pair of smart earbuds that give you control over your ears' experience of the world, letting you do things like cancel out an airplane engine or make your boring trip to the store sound like an acid-laced interlude from The Dark…
  • Audiogram-administering earphones deliver tunes with prescription-like customization

    Tue 7:31am By Stanley Goodner
    Human anatomy varies so much, that our own two ears can hear as differently from each other as they might to anyone else's. But one company has taken a more scientific approach towards delivering the kind of sonic experience so many individuals spend endless…
  • Ford celebrates Le Mans history with GT '66 Heritage Edition

    Tue 5:58am By C.C. Weiss
    Just over a week after its LM GTE Pro category win at Le Mans 2016, Ford is taking a trip back in time to an even bigger win. The all-new 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition pays homage to Ford's historic 1966 Le Mans victory. This special edition Ford GT brings…
  • Magnetic switch holds promise for double capacity solid state storage

    Tue 5:54am By Richard Moss
    Japanese scientists have developed a device that can switch safely and quickly between magnetic and electronic signals. In so doing they've opened the door to a doubling of the storage capacity of conventional memory devices such as solid-state drives and USB…
  • Microsoft gets hands-on with gesture-based computer interfaces

    Tue 4:43am By Michael Irving
    Almost every object you encounter day-to-day has been designed to work with the human hand, so it's no wonder so much research is being conducted into tracking hand gestures to create more intuitive computer interfaces, such as Purdue University's DeepHand or…
  • From an "Outhouse" to a "Tin House": Britain's best new homes revealed

    Tue 4:05am By Adam Williams
    The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has unveiled 20 high-end homes that will take part in its annual House of the Year competition. From a half-buried London house that sports a mirrored facade, to a Jersey home that draws design cues from…
  • eO EV breaks nine minute barrier at Pikes Peak hillclimb

    Tue 3:33am By Scott Collie
    Though Rhys Millen won last year's Pikes Peak Hillclimb, he didn't meet all his goals. Millen made it clear he wanted to complete a run in under nine minutes, a feat only Sebastien Loeb had managed before, but the best his electric eO could manage was…
  • Google's programmable Lego-like blocks teach kids to code

    Tue 2:07am By Michael Irving
    With an increasingly digital future ahead of us, kids are being taught programming skills at younger and younger ages. Play is often the best way to start learning, and we've seen toys like the Code-a-Pillar and Photon robot developed to fill that role. Now,…
  • Cozmo uses AI to develop a little robot personality

    Tue 1:54am By Scott Collie
    There are plenty of toy robots on the market, but they tend to lack a real sense of personality. With scripted responses and set, repeated movements, they can be hard to love. A team of robotics engineers at Anki have attempted to create a truly loveable robot…
  • NASA throws Hubble a five-year lifeline

    Tue 1:35am By Nick Lavars
    Since launching in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has shed much light on our understanding of the universe, from guiding space probes through the outer reaches of our solar system to previewing how our sun will die. And it looks set to continue peering into…