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Groundbreaking tool teaches braille without the teacher

48 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

For nearly 200 years, braille has been vital in aiding the blind and visually impaired engage with the world. Learning braille is fundamental in helping legally blind children reach literacy levels so they can compete with their sighted...Show More Summary

Google's AI beats world's top-ranking Go player

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Google's AlphaGo AI system has, once again, beaten the very best humanity has to offer. In the first of three Go matches to be played during the Future of Go Summit in Wunzhen, China this week, the AI beat the world's current top-ranking...Show More Summary

Dried blood diagnosed as viable alternative to liquid samples

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Blood samples are one of medicine's most powerful diagnostic tools, but taking and storing liquid blood samples is expensive and time consuming. To bring down costs and broaden the use of samples, researchers at Uppsala University are...Show More Summary

How Sherpas’ superhuman mountain climbing abilities could help oxygen-deprived patients

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

For many adventurers, scaling Mount Everest is an endurance test like no other. For the Sherpas, the ethnic Nepalese who help them ascend to its summit, it's all in a day's work. After all, they routinely set the record for the fastest and most ascents – in fact, two of them have made it to the top of Everest 21 times. Show More Summary

Study suggests the brain's to blame for yo-yo dieting cycle

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Most people who have struggled with obesity will have felt encouraged by an initial loss of weight when starting a diet before hitting a disheartening plateau or even regaining weight as the body seemingly compensates. A new study suggests...Show More Summary

Drones in space? ESA tests crash-proof drone in Sicilian caves

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

When humans first set foot on Mars, they're going to want to be sure that the equipment is up to the task. To be as prepared as possible, the European Space Agency (ESA) has been testing equipment and techniques and training astronauts in cave systems here on Earth. Show More Summary

NEC earbuds showcase hands-free biometric verification

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Given the amount of personal information contained on our smartphones and other computing devices, securing them is more important than ever before. While some phones now come with fingerprint sensors, iris scanners and facial recognition,...Show More Summary

Entire country of Sweden listed on Airbnb

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In an inspired publicity stunt, Sweden has listed its entire country on Airbnb, advertising the fact that all public land in the country is freely accessible to anyone. The Airbnb listing initially highlights nine specific locations that travelers can visit. Show More Summary

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs. Surface Pro 4

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Microsoft's new Surface Pro subtracts the numbering-scheme branding and adds some highly incremental steps forward. Let's see exactly how incremental, as we line it up next to its direct predecessor, the Surface Pro 4... Continue Reading Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs. Show More Summary

"Green" shoes made from algae

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Back in 2015, we heard about how bioplastics firm Algix and clean tech company Effekt were collaborating to make eco-friendly foam based on algae instead of petroleum. The material is now being marketed as Bloom foam – by the newly-formed...Show More Summary

Triceratops-like dinosaur tooth fills gap in history of American continent

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Scientists know that at one point or another, North America was split down the middle. Not by politics or religion, but by a winding body of water known as the Western Interior Seaway that connected the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean and divided the continent into east and west. Show More Summary

Review: SoundBrake 2.0 makes headphone users less oblivious

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Although headphones may be a great way of immersing yourself in the music, they also have a nasty tendency to isolate you from external noises that you need to hear, such as ringing phones or people who are yelling at you. Electrical/computer engineer Shari Eskenas first attempted to address this situation with her SoundBrake device. Show More Summary

Boas create a snake curtain in rare coordinated hunt

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It sounds like the stuff of nightmares: a string of boa constrictors hanging from the mouth of a cave snatching bats out of midair as they leave and return to their roosts. But this exact behavior has been spotted in Cuba, and is remarkable...Show More Summary

Amphibious drone returns, packing a 4K camera

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Two years ago we first heard about the Splash Drone, a floating quadcopter that can land on the water to get underwater shots via a user-supplied GoPro camera. Well, the just-announced Splash Drone 3 features its own motor-stabilized...Show More Summary

Ever wanted to live in an Italian castle? Now's your chance

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If you've ever dreamed of taking up residence in an Italian castle but don't have the deep pockets required, a new scheme by the Italian government may be of interest. It's handing out longterm leases to 103 castles, villas, and other...Show More Summary

HTC U11 vs. iPhone 7

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The HTC U11 and iPhone 7 have the same starting price point, but otherwise, they are about as different as premium smartphone flagships can be. Here's how their specs and features compare... Continue Reading HTC U11 vs. iPhone 7 Category:...Show More Summary

Kepler brings TRAPPIST-1's outermost planet into focus

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

As exciting as it was, the recent discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 system and its seven habitable planets still left scientists with plenty of questions. One area where they were really left in the dark regarded the system's outermost planet, TRAPPIST-1h. Show More Summary

Button-shaped wearable camera captures family moments

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Wearable video cameras, such as the Panasonic HX-A1, are typically designed to capture extreme sporting activities. The Benjamin Button camera is different, as it's focused on filming family moments. Looking like an over-sized button,...Show More Summary

Award-winning Eagle guitar flies into production

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

At first glance, it looks 3D-printed but the Eagle from Spain's David Flores Loredo is actually fashioned from wood. The futuristic-looking double-horned guitar sports a body that's full of shapely holes to help cut down on weight, has recently taken top honors in a global design competition, and is now on its way to production. Show More Summary

Huawei announces three new MateBooks, including the ultraportable MateBook X

12 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

While Microsoft was launching its new Surface Pro, Chinese tech giant Huawei unveiled its new MateBook laptops. Leading the lineup is the MateBook X, a premium 13-incher in a sleek and ultraportable form factor... Continue Reading Huawei...Show More Summary

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