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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

gizmag emerging tech

Mr. Beam II is a desktop laser cutter/engraver, aimed at home users and professionals alike. It can cut a wide variety of materials, and engrave even more. Read more
We've been fortunate to have an HTC Vive review unit in house for a while. While setup and use is pretty straightforward, we have a few tips to help you get the smoothest VR experience. Read more
Gizmag got Yves Rossy, a real-life "Jetman" to stay Earthbound long enough to find out more about his journey to create the wings, the importance of having a Plan B and just how it is he manages to steer. Read more
A prototype of a 1960s moon buggy once thought to have been broken down for scrap has been rediscovered after many years in a suburban backyard and is heading for auction. Read more
After Samsung, LG and Huawei, it's the turn of HTC to launch its flagship phone for 2016: the HTC 10. We've got everything you need to know about the brand new handset, which brings a redesigned all-metal body, a camera that HTC calls the world's best, Hi-Res 24-bit audio and a fingerprint scanner. Read more
Yamaha's TransAcoustic guitars add reverb and chorus effects to the sound coming from the instruments themselves without having to add in external effects or rely on microphones or amplification.Read more
Two years after Hennessey set an unofficial 270.49-mph (435.31-km/h) production car speed record in the Venom GT coupe, it's raised the bar for convertible supercars by over 11 mph. The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder is now the fastest convertible in the world.Read more
Lytro's new Cinema camera is an absolute beast – 755 megapixel light field images at 300 frames per second. Focus, aperture and shutter speed can be set in post. Plus every frame is 3D-mapped, so it's like every object has its own green screen. Read more
​A key component of the James Webb Space Telescope, the Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument, came through its latest tests at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center with flying colors. Read more
The U-Boat Worx Cruise Sub can take 5, 7 or 9 people to 1,140 m (3,740 ft), making them the deepest-diving 5 and 7-person tourist submarines on the market.Read more
Engineer Paul Buller believes that there's a better way to load your car roof with cargo. It is his RazerLift, a push-button electric lift that makes getting your gear up and down easier than reaching for the top shelf of your kitchen cabinet. Read more
Sending ultrasound waves through the back of hand to deliver tactile sensations to the front might sound a little far-fetched, but by achieving just that UK scientists claim to have cleared the way for computers that use our palms as advanced interactive displays.​ Read more
It was action stations for the Kepler mission team last Thursday when, during a scheduled contact, it was discovered the Kepler spacecraft was in Emergency Mode (EM). The spacecraft was successfully recovered from EM on Sunday morning and is now in a stable state. Read more
One particularly wealthy European buyer has decided the long-wheelbase A8 wasn't quite big enough, and commissioned an even ​longer, ​six-door A8 that stretches 6.36 m (20.9 ft) from nose to tail. Read more
Anyone with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's will tell you that one of its most heartbreaking aspects is the patient's inability to recognize who you are. Now, new research is shedding light on exactly why this is, furthering our understanding of how the disease impairs perception. Read more
Why spend time folding your bike in half when you can just jump on half a bike and ride? A unique last mile solution, the German-designed Halbrad (that's "Halfbike" in English) packs the two wheels, pedals and handlebars of a bicycle on a reengineered rear triangle.Read more
The Nativ Sound Vita music player is designed to offer touchscreen access to all music with innovative voice control and wireless multi-room playback.​ Read more
Codeybot is a cheese-wedged shape robot that joins the latest in a line of educational robots that aim to teach basic programming skills to kids ages six and up. Read more
If a patient has Type 1 diabetes, then their ability to produce insulin is inhibited by a loss of beta cells in the pancreas. Now, researchers have made a big breakthrough, successfully creating functional beta cells using stem cells extracted from fatty tissue. Read more
A UCLA team has developed a technology to turn sequestered carbon dioxide into concrete. The researchers would like to see their technology applied in power stations, which are massive sources of emissions. Read more
Under-desk exercisers, such as the PediGlide or the Cubii, have been touted as a solution to the sedentary lifestyle affecting the health of people who work in offices. The Hovr is another take on the idea, providing a free-hanging footrest that encourages movement of the legs.Read more
NASA has released a statement casting doubt on a theory put forward by French astronomers that analyzed anomalies in the trajectory of the Cassini spacecraft in order to determine the general location of the unconfirmed solar system body "Planet Nine." Read more
A number of new car-sharing services have been announced of late, not least by carmakers looking to diversify​, like GM and Hyundai. BMW is the latest to get in on the act and it's seeking to differentiate its new service by loading it with additional features in what it calls "car-sharing 2.0." Read more
Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava has released new details concerning his planned observation tower in Dubai. Due for completion in 2020, the megatall tower will reportedly be even taller than the world's current tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Read more
Lego wizard Adam Tucker has created a new exhibition for Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry featuring Lego recreations of architectural masterpieces. They include the Golden Gate Bridge, Roman Colosseum, and Pyramid of Giza.Read more
US customers can now experience HTC's Vive headset at a number of stores across the country. Microsoft is rolling out in-store demos at both GameStop and Microsoft Stores, allowing customers to give the VR headset a try. Read more
Pebble packs everything you want out of a smartwatch into a sleek, modern package. With its unique timeline interface, Pebble displays everything you care about (notifications, calendar events, weather, sports scores, news & more) in any easy-to-view timeline. Track your activity and sleep, wear it in the shower—and be left wondering….what can’t the Pebble do? Read more