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Apple's HomePod smart speaker finally goes on sale on February 9

24 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Originally slated to come out before the end of 2017, after a brief delay the HomePod smart speaker finally goes on sale on February 9, at a price of US$349. If you're in the US, the UK, or Australia, you can preorder the speaker from...Show More Summary

Pulse adds effects to acoustic playing in real time

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Acoustic guitar players who want to fatten up their sound with a little distortion, add some roomy-sounding reverb or push out some delay can pop in a soundhole pickup and cable it up to pedals and an amp or route sounds captured by a microphone through and effects loop. Show More Summary

Hairy micro-office provides a distraction-free workspace

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Here's an unusual little project from 2hd Architecture Workshop. Named Mission Control, the home office is described as "an experimental hairy micro-office" by the firm and is covered in broom heads, lending it a quirky appearance that...Show More Summary

Top 20 children's toys sold at Scottsdale Auction Week

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The auction rounds at Scottsdale, Paris, Amelia Island and Monterey are more than just automotive auction venues; they are the most logical outlets for collectible toys for big boys and their offspring. These are the top 20 children's...Show More Summary

Artificial synapses fill the gaps for brainier computer chips

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Right now, you're carrying around the most powerful computer in existence – the human brain. This naturally super-efficient machine is far better than anything humans have ever built, so it's not surprising that scientists are trying to reverse-engineer it. Show More Summary

Giant fans, starfish assaults and the half-baked plan to save the Great Barrier Reef

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is in a bit of trouble. Back-to-back coral bleaching events brought on by warming waters have devastated areas of the Reef over the past two years, and 2018 has brought another feisty and familiar foe: the predatory crown-of-thorns starfish. Show More Summary

Bugatti 3D prints world's largest functional titanium car component

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The name Bugatti is associated with bleeding-edge motor cars rather than 3D printing, but the automaker has announced it has produced a new brake caliper that is not only the largest in the motor industry, but is the largest component to be printed from titanium alloy. Show More Summary

MIT discovery resurrects potential of molten salt batteries for grid level power storage

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Vastly cheaper than lithium, and constructed using very common materials, molten salt batteries could be back at the top of the list thanks to a new steel-based membrane between the electrodes. The discovery could pave the way for cheap,...Show More Summary

Ford reenters the midsize pickup segment with new Ranger

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Ford has long sat at the top of the American auto market with the F-Series pickup truck. But while it continues bringing in the dough with its larger pickups, it hasn't had a US-market midsize pickup since it discontinued the Ranger back in 2011. Show More Summary

Can thorium reactors dispose of weapons-grade plutonium?

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Thorium reactors have long been proposed as a cleaner, safer alternative to nuclear energy, and now a new Russian study has found it can be even more useful. Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) propose a new thorium reactor...Show More Summary

Is Amazon Go's checkout-free store the future of retail, or just an expensive gimmick?

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Amazon's hi-tech, cashier-free convenience store has just opened to the public and predictably resulted in torrents of "store of the future" headlines. Unveiled a year later than initially announced, and reportedly at least five years...Show More Summary

HyperDrive USB-C hub adds wireless smartphone charging and 8 extra ports to your laptop

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If you're an Apple MacBook user, then you've probably developed a comprehensive collection of dongles over the past few years. A lack of connection ports is a source of constant frustration, but the new HyperDrive USB-C Hub is quite possibly the only extra connectivity accessory you'll ever need. Show More Summary

Cycling hydration system replaces a cage with a pin

15 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The traditional bicycle water bottle cage is one of those things that some people are just determined to make obsolete. Over the years, we've seen alternatives like studs and magnets put forward. One of the latest such inventions, the...Show More Summary

Wound monitoring app may keep patients out of hospitals

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

According to recent studies, surgical site infections (SSIs) are the leading cause of hospital readmission following an operation. In hopes of catching those SSIs before readmission is necessary, scientists from the University of Wisconsin,...Show More Summary

Telltale rocks suggest that part of Australia was once part of North America

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Also known as Columbia, Nuna was a supercontinent that geologists believe existed from approximately 2.5 to 1.5 billion years ago. Now, there's new evidence as to how its various pieces once fit together – Australian scientists haveShow More Summary

London cabby gets in the driving seat of first TX electric taxi

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Last July, the London EV Company unveiled an electric makeover for the iconic London black cab. The TX eCity taxi was certified to carry passengers in the UK's capital last month and the first vehicle out of the dealership has now been...Show More Summary

Capsule hotel guests can now let off steam in Scandinavian sauna

Before the tiny house movement was even a thing, Japan had already taken downsizing to the extreme with its capsule hotels, which squeeze lots of extremely small hotel rooms together under one roof. Tokyo-based firm Schemata Architects...Show More Summary

3D printing project makes the Speccy portable

SpecNext started shipping its updated ZX Spectrum board to Kickstarter backers in December last year, with full computer-in-a-keyboard models to follow. Rather than having to connect his Next to a TV, Dan Birch of Dorchester 3D opted...Show More Summary

Headset-based light show could stop motion sickness in self-driving cars

Journeys in self-driving cars might be much less stressful, but could also increase cases of motion sickness, as drivers give up the wheel and the visual distractions that usually help to ward off nausea. To combat the issue, researchers...Show More Summary

DNA-doped "superlattices" could make for color-changing, cloaking materials

Researchers have developed a new technique for making metamaterials with nanoscale structures that can be tuned with strange optical properties. Using gold nanoparticles attached to strands of DNA that would shrink and stretch on demand,...Show More Summary

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