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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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The Brain Drone Race takes the already impressive technology of thought-controlled drone piloting and gives it an edge, imploring pensive pilots to will their drones across the finish line ahead of the competition.​ Read more
GE has just opened a US$73 million Advanced Manufacturing Works plant in Greenville, South Carolina. Gizmag was on hand for the grand opening and has your sneak peek. Read more
Canada's Structural Spaces is relatively new to the tiny house scene but brings plenty of experience to the table. This shows with the Curved 260 Micro Home, which shoehorns a lot of home into just 260 sq ft (24 sq m), and boasts an unusually high finish for a home of its type. Read more
The ZeGoBeast Electric is a large, mean-looking built-it-yourself walking robot that's designed to be as simple to build as possible. The team hopes that the DIY walker​ will become a tool for learning about programming and electronics.​Read more
A soon-to-be-launched project in New York is set to float the idea of waterborne farms, literally. Swale, is a mobile floating food forest built from repurposed shipping containers that will provide the public with free access to visit and to pick its freshly grown produce. Read more
The new BeoPlay A1 from Bang & Olufsen might be even smaller than the company's previous take on a portable Bluetooth speaker, but it does manage to retain its killer feature in the form of of a claimed 24 hour battery life. ​​ Read more
A more empowering alternative to the walker or scooter, the Alinker is a walking trike designed for those that need mobility assistance. The curvy vessel provides needed support while allowing the rider to remain upright and move forward under his or her own power.​ Read more
In a world dominated by downsized, four-cylinder engines, Audi has staunchly stood by its five-cylinder turbo. The new TT RS joins the RS3 in offering the unique motor, but ramps up the power and torque for a supercar-scaring sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph). Read more
Engineers at the Vienna University of Technology foresee a future where platforms 100 m long and covered with solar panels float on even heavy seas thanks to a new floatation system called Heliofloat. Read more
The Porsche Cayman has joined the growing list of sports cars to adopt turbo power. The Cayman joins the Boxster in employing a downsized flat-four engine for a fatter torque curve and improved fuel economy, but whether it will sound and feel as thrilling as the outgoing car remains to be seen.​ Read more
At the Commercial Vehicle Show, Adgero will unveil a regenerative braking system with power boost that utilizes ultracapacitors on a curtainsider semi-trailer. The kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) is designed to provide a 25 percent cut in fuel usage and carbon emissions. Read more
Building on the theme of dual mode transportation that we noticed at the Beijing show four years ago, Audi's Q3-based connected mobility concept revealed at Auto China 2016 packs a multifunctional longboard in its bumper, providing an integrated last-mile solution.Read more
After a quick teaser earlier this month, Volkswagen has revealed the all-new T-Prime Concept, a high-tech concept car that previews a premium full-size SUV. If the future of Volkswagen SUVs looks like this, we're looking forward to experiencing it. Read more
3D-printed items tend to have a fairly rough, layered look to them. Polishing them by hand is one option, but Chinese startup Polymaker is now offering an alternative: a new printing material that essentially "self-polishes" when placed in an accompanying machine.​ Read more
Zaha Hadid Architects has completed its first project since its founder's recent death. Some 16 years in the making, the Salerno Maritime Terminal was inaugurated today by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Read more
A new discovery has the potential to improve the diabetes screening process by giving a more complete picture of the disease. The team was able to identify the fifth and final molecule attacked by the immune system in Type 1 of the condition. Read more
Smartphone users with limited vision will often utilize the phone's zoom feature. The problem is, it can be difficult to keep track of which part of the overall display they're zoomed-in on. That's why researchers have developed a Google Glass-based alternative. Read more
​British astronaut Tim Peake has successfully completed the London Marathon whilst orbiting 400 km (248 miles) above the Earth aboard the International Space Station. Read more
Having taken the wraps off its new E-Class and an AMG version earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz has now unveiled a long-wheelbase version designed especially for China. The extra 140 mm (5.5 in) provides more space for occupants, and is joined by additional comfort features. Read more
The two best smartphones of 2016 (so far) are the HTC 10 and Samsung Galaxy S7. They make for a tough decision, especially when you consider the HTC 10's intangibles that don't necessarily show up in specs sheets or features lists. Nonetheless, let's see how they stack up.Read more
How does buying a brand new Porsche 911 for US$300 sound? Well now's your chance, because Lego has announced a new Technic model version of the car's GT3 RS variant. The 1:8 scale model measures 57 x 25 x 17 cm (22 x 10 x 7 in) and was developed in partnership with Porsche. Read more
The 5 megapixel OmniVision camera sensor at the heart of the Raspberry Pi camera module released in 2013 has been retired in favor of Sony's 8-megapixel back-illuminated IMX219 CMOS sensor. Makers are promised improved image quality, high sensitivity and low noise. Read more
Your Mac is way too powerful to be a simple Wi-Fi provider and TV streamer. Start using your Mac to the fullest with 13 apps that will expand its skill set like you never imagined. From photo editing to building websites to rendering images of 3D models, don't miss your shot to Pay What You Want for a lifetime of powerful tools. Read more