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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

More gizmag

ROBOTICS
VertiGo wheeled robot isn't stopped by walls
​Although they aren't as common as flying drones, we are seeing an increasing number of wall-climbing robots. What isn't so common, however, are devices like the VertiGo, which both drives on the ground and climbs up walls.   read more
DIGITAL CAMERAS
Hands on with the world's smallest 4K action camera
​The Mokacam claims to be the world's smallest 4K action camera. It's also currently the only one to feature hot-swappable magnetic batteries and a rotating removable view and control screen. Already fully funded on Indiegogo, Gizmag got to play with an early prototype. Here are our impressions.  read more
HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Review: Crossfade Wireless headphones offer quality wired or wireless listening
September saw the launch of the Crossfade Wireless headphones, with the company's CEO calling them the "best sounding and most versatile" Bluetooth headphones he'd ever tried. Gizmag has spent the last few weeks finding out if mobile convenience can be as sonically fulfilling as cumbersome cables.  read more
URBAN TRANSPORT
8 forward-thinking vehicles to propel us into 2016
As we head into a new year with new possibilities, let's take a look at some of the more imaginative vehicle designs that could have a role to play in shaping the future of transport. ​​  read more
AIRCRAFT
DARPA gives Northrop Grumman nod to develop unmanned VTOL flying wing for small US Navy ships
DARPA has revealed more details of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (Tern)​ program that aims to turn smaller US Navy ships into miniature aircraft carriers for Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV)​. read more
AUTOMOTIVE
BMW to present AirTouch gesture-controlled interface at CES 
When the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opens on January 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada, BMW will be showcasing a Vision Car featuring a new gesture-controlled interface called AirTouch – no touchscreen or control knob required.​  read more
ROBOTICS
Nadine the eerie social robot looks and feels like humans do
cientists at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University have taken the wraps off a creepy new humanoid named Nadine with her own personality, designed to play the role of social companion or personal assistant in homes and offices. ​​  read more
ELECTRONICS
myFC readies for launch of world's smallest fuel cell charger
While myFC's PowerTrekk fuel cell/battery is a handy device for off-grid device-charging, it's not exactly the type of thing that you'd just slip into a purse or pocket. The company’s new JAQ, however, is exactly that. It's being billed as the world's smallest fuel cell charger.​  read more
WEARABLE ELECTRONICS
Underwater haptic feedback glove gives users "dolphin power"
Rescue workers searching flood sites need to know what's under the water, but invariably that water is going to be very murky. Well, that's the main scenario for which the IrukaTact was created. It's a submersible haptic feedback glove that lets users "feel" what's below the surface.   read more
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY
i-Blades smartcase aims to make smartphones "smarter"
As great as today's smartphones are, two of the biggest problems with them continue to be battery life and memory. i-Blades is out to change that with its smartcase technology, that it says can boost battery power up to 10 times and memory by up to 1 Terabyte. read more
3D PRINTING
Derby the dog's upgraded 3D-printed prostheses has him walking tall
Derby was born with a congenital deformity, but last year received a 3D-printed prostheses that enabled him to run for the first time. Well, his carers have now crafted an upgraded set of custom prosthetics allowing him to walk proudly with a straight back and even sit like a healthy dog.  read more
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