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Have A Hot Technology Start-up Today? Thank Comrade Gorbachev -- And Liberty

It has now been 25 years since Mikhail Gorbachev, with his Soviet Union crumbling, decided to open the emigration gates and allow 1.6 million Jews to leave for Israel, Germany and the United States. This may be one of the most stunning and ironic immigration stories of the last 50 years. [...]

Ferrari retracts the roof on the 488 GTB

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

We knew it was only a matter of time before the Ferrari 488 GTB got a Spider version, and that time has officially arrived. The all-new 488 Spider opens the roof on Ferrari's 660-hp turbocharged V8 two-door, and one of the world's favorite...Show More Summary

Blu drone folds up to go in your pocket

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

While there are already some truly tiny consumer drones out there, their protruding propellers still make them difficult to stuff into one’s pocket. AeriCam had been developing a model called the Anura, which featured props that folded into its sides – as a result, the whole aircraft became a pocketable rectangle. Show More Summary

LEGO The Lord of the Rings On Sale for $0.99

Take a long walk with some hobbits to throw a piece of jewellery into an incinerator — LEGO style. LEGO The Lord of the Rings is currently on sale for $0.99 USD, down from $4.99 USD. The post LEGO The Lord of the Rings On Sale for $0.99...Show More Summary

Remote Control Biology

Here at Lux we are approached on a weekly basis by PhDs looking to leave academia and enter industry. The first question I ask them is “How much time do you have left before graduating?” What I’m really asking is “How much time do you have left to network the hell [...]

My Real-Life Shark Tank: Tips For Winning Startup Pitches

The recent winner of TechCrunch Disrupt's Startup Battlefield provides tips on how to win startup pitch contests, and tips for judging contests too.

Bionicon's e-ram mountain bike motor is light and low-profile

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

While hub motors may be quite common on commuter e-bikes, they’re not so popular on full-suspension electric mountain bikes. That’s because they add unsprung weight, which nobody wants. Various companies have responded by developing motors that are located in the middle of the bike, near the bottom bracket. Show More Summary

New color map highlights diverse geological features on Ceres

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA has released a global color map of the dwarf planet Ceres showing the highs and lows of topography on the rocky body's surface. The new map comes with new official names for many of the craters and other geological features dotting...Show More Summary

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 On Sale for $0.99

Years 5 through 7 are when Harry Potter’s life started to careen uncontrollably downhill, but trust LEGO to find a way to make the grim Battle of Hogwarts cute and fun. Grab this one for $0.99 USD, down from $4.99 USD. The post LEGOShow More Summary

Twitter's Stock Price Swings On Q2 Numbers But Is It Worth A Punt?

I suppose things could be worse for Twitter. At least their second quarter (Q2) earnings results weren’t leaked before the closing bell as their Q1 numbers were for just 45 seconds in an ‘operational error’ earlier this year by, a Nasdaq-owned investor relations site. One day leaking price-sensitive information [...]

Moto X Style (Pure Edition) vs. OnePlus 2

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

It might be a coincidence that the new Moto X Style (known as the Pure Edition in the U.S.) launched about 12 hours after the OnePlus 2, but it's also fitting, as the two phones have quite a bit in common. Let's compare the two value-focused Android flagships... Continue Reading Moto X Style (Pure Edition) vs. Show More Summary

MIT-developed material could be used for single-use, ultra-long term drug delivery

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Researchers at MIT have developed a new material that shows promise for use in ultra-long drug delivery systems, as well as electronic monitoring of the stomach and weight-loss intervention. A type of polymer gel, the material is flexible...Show More Summary

Is Bit City NimbleBit’s New Game?

NimbleBit might be at work on a new game, and it looks pretty bitty (as NimbleBit’s games tend to be): Studio co-founder Dave Marsh has recently started posting images of something called ‘Bit City’ to his Twitter account. When asked...Show More Summary

Apple promotes Beats 1 Radio in behind-the-scenes Snapchat story

Apple Music on Wednesday published a series of short videos to social media platform Snapchat showing behind-the-scenes looks at Beats 1 Radio stations in Los Angeles, London and New York, illustrating the audio division's willingness to embrace alternative forms of promotion its parent company has yet to explore.

Fossil Carbon Muddies The New Clean Fuels

The burgeoning biofuels industry will do too little too late to help balance carbon emissions if it relies on CO2 drawn from the earth rather than from the air, an expert on the carbon cycle said Tuesday.

NASA Releases Another Gorgeous Photo Of Earth From A Million Miles Away

NASA has released a new photo of Earth from a million miles away - this time highlighting Africa and Europe.

Nike's new recovery prototype is like an icepack for your head

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

While many athletes resort to pouring a bottle of cold water over their heads to cool down after an event, Nike's Sports Research Lab (NSRL) has something a little higher-tech in mind. The company's new hood prototype is designed toShow More Summary

RED Epic Dragon camera gives viewers the next best thing to being in orbit

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA will soon be uploading 6K video clips of the International Space Station (ISS) thanks to the delivery of a RED Epic Dragon super high resolution camera, the same model that was used to shoot Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy. In...Show More Summary

Hearthstone Update Adds Pre-Order Option for The Grand Tournament

Hearthstone just updated with the option to pre-order The Grand Tournament. There are other fun little fixes as well. What’s New in Version 2.8.9554 GENERAL Pre-purchase “The Grand Tournament” — Starting late July, you can pre-purchase “The Grand Tournament” 50 card pack bundle from the in-game shop and unlock a special card back. Show More Summary

Pendulum, Pendulum On The Wall: This 'Odd Kind Of Sympathy' Syncs Them All

When two pendulum clocks are on the same wall, they'll sync up. Scientists just figured out why.

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