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Tokyo to get revolutionary billboards with cameras to target drivers with specific cars

Billboards in Tokyo may witness a drastic makeover by early fall, this year. These state of the art billboards automatically recognise the make and model of vehicles driving past it to display a targeted advertisement. “The ad could come up with ‘Hey you in the Mercedes, you could be driving this [instead],” commented Paul Turner,... Show More Summary

Free Game Friday: Gordon Ramsay Dash, Mimpi Dreams, OddPlanet

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week. More »      

Netherlands rolls out world-first nationwide Internet of Things network

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

South Korean telco SK Telecom recently claimed it was rolling out the world's first nationwide Internet of Things (IoT) network, but it looks like the Netherlands has beaten it to the punch. Dutch telecommunications company KPN has switched...Show More Summary

Nissan rolls recycled EV battery storage out in French data center

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Nissan has made a big environmental push recently, turning to renewable energy at its Sunderland plant and investigating ways to repurpose used EV batteries. The automotive giant has now teamed up with power management company EatonShow More Summary

Electrical current through the brain jolts vision into sharper focus

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If you find yourself struggling to focus on an object, there may one day be an alternative to reaching for your glasses or popping in your contact lenses. Scientists have found that by delivering a mild electrical current to a certain...Show More Summary

1024 “Pixel” Sound Camera Treats Eyes to Real-Time Audio

A few years ago, [Artem] learned about ways to focus sound in an issue of Popular Mechanics. If sound can be focused, he reasoned, it could be focused onto a plane of microphones. Get enough microphones, and you have a ‘sound camera’,...Show More Summary

Adidas's New UltraBOOST Uncaged Exists Because People Hacked Their Shoes Up

Adidas says that its new $240 UltraBOOST Uncaged sneakers were “inspired by consumer customisation, and a global trend that started last year”. That global trend wasn’t actually something that Adidas had forecast, though — and it started...Show More Summary

Tech Tip: Retrieving Your Google Photos

Automatic backup keeps your pictures in the cloud, but you can download copies if you want to edit them with your favorite desktop photo program.

Renault breaks frontiers with new Alaskan pickup truck

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

After showing the sleek Alaskan concept pickup last September, Renault has launched the production version. Renault's first global 1-tonne pickup truck loses the icy look and concept-only accessories of the concept version, but maintains the rugged-but-shapely build. Show More Summary

Elio edges closer to production with E1A test vehicle

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Elio Motors is an enigma of the motoring world, promising plenty but failing to deliver thus far. Every time the launch of its cars is pushed back, the screams of naysayers grow louder and louder, but Elio is looking to silence the doubters...Show More Summary

Emerging strain of honeybee virus proves even more deadly

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Viral infections have been identified as a major factor in the continued decline of bee colonies, including the devastating, parasite-transmitted Deformed Wing Virus (DWV). Now, European researchers have shown that a recently-identified...Show More Summary

New material switches from water-repelling to water-loving with electric current

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Generally, water repellent objects and those that attract or absorb water have very different microscopic-level attributes that endow them with their behavior. For example, the myriad tiny hairs on a gecko's body help it to efficiently...Show More Summary

Hackaday Prize Entry: An MRI Machine

Magnetic resonance imaging devices are one of the most fantastically incredible machines humans have ever built. They’re capable of producing three-dimensional images of living tissue by flipping protons around with a magnetic field....Show More Summary

Gizmodo Movie Night: The Best Computing, Sci-Fi And Hacking TV Shows And Movies

It’s almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, rig up your firewall and turn on all your antivirus programs — these are the best computer and hacking TV shows and movies streaming online right now. More »      

Toyota Eyes Robots For Cars And Home Help

The researcher hired by Toyota to spearhead its robotics and artificial intelligence efforts says the automaker’s production principles can be applied to build affordable helper robots for rapidly ageing societies. Robot makers are struggling...Show More Summary

Deals: Become A Master Coder In Just 12 Weeks

So you’ve dreamed of being a coder and working for a big software company…but where to start? Some might look to on-campus training, but that can be time-consuming and expensive. Word to the wise: you can get the same education online with the Interactive Coding Bootcamp, available to Gizmodo Australia readers at an enormous savings. More »      

Malware Caught 10,000 Facebook Users Unaware In Three Days

Last week, a malicious group tricked almost 10,000 Facebook users into sharing their email addresses and password with a phishing attack, discovered by Kaspersky Lab, that then went on to spread itself to those users’ friends and family through seemingly innocuous Facebook messages. South America was especially hard hit by the infection. More »      

The Maserati Levante Is Australia's Newest Luxury SUV

This is not a Maserati made to look like an SUV. This is the Maserati of SUVs. That’s how Glen Sealey, COO of Maserati Australia, explained it to us at this week’s Australian launch of the marque’s first ever SUV, the Maserati Levante. More »      

Play as JJ Abrams, but not George Lucas, in Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets :

If you’ve played any of the Lego games, then you know they are filled with a ton of selectable characters. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is no exception, with 150 characters for […]

One-way shields give riot police the edge

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Combating riots is a thankless job, and it isn't helped by the fact that the only thing separating rioters and police is a thin barrier of transparent plastic that allows both sides to see each other clearly. To provide the police with...Show More Summary

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