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VR Dark Knight and noir horror highlight the week's biggest Oculus Rift and Vive releases

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If you're looking for a PC-based VR game with a character you recognize – or you just went to see what it's like to be Batman – now's your chance. Batman: Arkham VR is available for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive starting today, alongShow More Summary

Google applies the brakes to fake news

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In a fight against the type of "offensive or clearly misleading" results that make up about 0.25-percent of daily search traffic, Google has outlined new efforts to stymie the spread of fake news and other low-quality content like unexpected...Show More Summary

"Brain age" found to be a predictor of death

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

While your chronological age will tell you how long you've been riding around on this planet, your biological age might actually be a more important number, as it tells you how well your body is fairing on its journey. Now, researchers...Show More Summary

Greenery-filled concrete house keeps owners naturally cool

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

This concrete house, by Vietnam's Vo Trong Nghia Architects, keeps three generations of the same family naturally cool in tropical Ho Chi Minh City using clever passive design. Dubbed Binh House, it's part of the firm's House for Trees...Show More Summary

Gravity-lensed supernova magnifes understanding of universe

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Using an automated supernova-hunting "pipeline," scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have identified a Type Ia supernova that exploded about four billion years ago. Called iPTF16geu, it's sitting behind...Show More Summary

Kitty Hawk's electric Flyer takes to the air in slick promo video

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Silicon Valley startup Kitty Hawk – backed by Google's Larry Page, who also threw his weight behind a rotor-based flying car a few years back – has released a video showing off the prototype of an upcoming all-electric personal flying machine it's calling The Flyer. Show More Summary

Space telescope captures storm-generated gamma-ray bursts

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

From Ben Franklin to Dr Frankenstein, lightning has long fascinated and enlightened scientists. Now NASA is studying another fascinating – and surprising – product of thunderstorms: gamma rays. NASA estimates that around a thousand gamma...Show More Summary

Skoda shares its all-electric Vision

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Volkswagen Group has its sights on 2025 for a broad expansion of its electrified vehicle portfolio. By that time, five of the group's all-electric vehicles will be wearing a Skoda badge... compared to none today. Skoda starts now with...Show More Summary

Beekeepers’ nuisance could offer solution to our plastic problem

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Plastic bags are a bane of modern life. As you read this, nearly two million of them are being used around the world right now. By the time the year is over, this number will probably reach a trillion, clogging up landfills, oceans, streams, and the digestive tracts of marine animals. Show More Summary

MIT develops "milkshake" to fight malnutrition in India

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

About 20 million children worldwide are affected by severe malnutrition each year, with a fatality rate of 30 percent. Eight million of these are in India, where local conditions pose challenges for the conventional treatments, so MIT...Show More Summary

Assistive device gives electronics-users a helping hand

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

While most of us use smartphones, tablets or computers with relative ease, doing so can be very difficult for people with upper-body mobility issues. It was with this in mind that Toronto's Komodo OpenLab originally introduced the Tecla. Show More Summary

Plant powder snatches malaria victims from death's door

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

When 18 malaria patients in the Congo failed to respond to conventional treatments and instead continued to head toward terminal status, doctors knew they had to act fast – and try something different. So instead of turning to more synthetic...Show More Summary

Get aboard your drone – DJI unveils its own FPV goggles

If you own a DJI Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 series or Inspire series drone, there's now a new way of putting yourself "in the pilot's seat" of the aircraft. The company has announced the upcoming availability of its DJI Goggles, which among...Show More Summary

Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs. iPhone 7

If you're considering one of the Samsung Galaxy S8 series flagships versus one of the latest iPhones, you'll want to examine all your options. Here, we compare the specs and features of the top-of-the-line Samsung Galaxy S8+ with the iPhone 7... Continue Reading Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs. Show More Summary

Tesla to double Supercharger network in 2017

Since its launch in 2012, Tesla's Supercharger network has grown to include more than 5,400 charging outlets across the globe. Not a bad effort in a five-year time frame, but the company is eyeing some rapid growth, today confirmingShow More Summary

Home computing classic reborn as ZX Spectrum Next

Back in early 80s Britain, when home computing was still very, very young, Sinclair's ZX Spectrum opened the eyes of bedroom gamers to a new world of color and became a massive hit. The affordable 8-bit computer-in-a-keyboard was literally...Show More Summary

First malaria vaccine to be introduced in Africa

It kills hundreds of thousands a year and infects many millions more across the globe, but no place bears the brunt of malaria like Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 90 percent of 2015's malaria cases occurred in Africa, as did 92 percent of malaria deaths. Show More Summary

Breakability tests confirm increased fragility on the Galaxy S8 and S8+

If you suspect that the large, curved Infinity Displays on Samsung's latest Galaxy S8 series are easy to break, then results from a breakability test conducted by SquareTrade (a smartphone insurance company) support your hunch. SquareTrade's...Show More Summary

Naked mole-rats act like plants when they run out of air

They won't be winning any beauty contests, but naked mole-rats have plenty of weird tricks up their wrinkly pink sleeves. The creatures are incredibly long-lived for their size, they're resistant to cancer, pain doesn't faze them – and according to a new study, they're basically half-plants. Show More Summary

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks record for cumulative time spent in space

International Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson has broken the record for cumulative time spent in space by a NASA astronaut. Whitson is currently serving her third stint aboard the ISS, and with five months of her mission remaining,...Show More Summary

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