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Monday, May 2, 2016

gizmag

Franky Zapata has secured a new Guinness World Record for the longest flight by hoverboard. Standing atop his Flyboard Air, he traveled an awe-inspiring 2,252.4 meters before making a safe landing at the port of Sausset-les-Pins today. Read more
From the bow to the bunker buster to the the hydrogen bomb, new technologies have changed the face of warfare, and 3D printing looks set to be just as revolutionary. Read more
The AiraWear packs the power of a massage chair into a hoodie. We at Gizmag got our tired backs on one to see just how well it works. Read more
We've spent a few weeks with the battery-powered version of the original Alexa device, the Echo, and have this review. Read more
A little over a week after pilot Bertrand Piccard touched down at Moffett Airfield in Mountain View, California, Solar Impulse 2 has taken off again. This time the aircraft has André Borschberg in command and will head toward Phoenix Goodyear in Arizona. Read more
The Australian government is moving to tackle its biggest freshwater pest, working toward the controlled release of specific herpes virus which it says is capable of killing individual carp within 24 hours.Read more
Hyundai completely revamped the Tucson for the 2016 model year and improvements have been made at every point. With a new engine, a new dual-clutch transmission, and a much-improved interior experience, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is more like a Euro sedan than it is a crossover. Read more
Those looking to dip a toe into the small living movement and see if it's for them will soon have a new option in the Pacific Northwest region. A tiny house vacation village near Portland, Oregon, is about to open and the homes will set you back from US$129 per night. Read more
The Whipper climbing tracker monitors users' performance as they ascend gym walls and mountain peaks, offering stats and coaching feedback to help take their technique to new heights. ​​ Read more
Thanks to improvements in battery technology, the BMW i3 range has grown to include a 33 kWh hour model offering 58 percent more range than the current car. Read more
Deep space exploration has taken one small step (or roll) forward with the successful test of space-based control of a robot rover from aboard the International Space Station​. Read more
Researchers have developed a lens that operates at terahertz frequencies that are not only simple and inexpensive, but are claimed to produce near-flawless images which could vastly improve biomedical imaging as well as biological and explosive security scanning. Read more
Afzal Kahn is one busy man and has been spending much of the year adding flash to auto shows. He's now preparing to liven up next week's London Motor Show with a trio of reworked British legends, including an angry Aston Martin and a six-wheeled Land Rover pickup.Read more
The Large Hadron Collider was knocked out of commission when a weasel stepped on the bare connections of a 66,000 volt transformer. Read more
The Helium Core case is designed to offer a pro-level photography experience by allowing users to customize iPhones with industry standard 1/4"-20​ mountable accessories and 37 mm threaded lenses. Read more
A new artificial placenta that mimics conditions in the womb has kept five extremely premature lambs alive for a week. Read more
Bacteria that are resistant to standard antibiotics represent one of the biggest threats to global health today. Help might just be at hand though, with researchers using a screening method to identify existing drugs that might well prove effective against the dangerous bacteria.Read more
It’s well known that strokes, seizures and traumatic brain injuries cause increased acidity around neurons in the brain, but scientists have struggled to understand exactly why this occurs. Now, researchers may have pinpointed why this occurs, finding that an elusive receptor might play a big role. Read more
Porsche is offering a new Platinum Edition for the Cayenne Diesel and Cayenne S E-Hybrid models. This package adds several appearance upgrades, interior comfort additions, and safety technologies. The package will be globally available. Read more
Researchers in China believe they’re cracked the code on the elusive lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery. Using three-dimensional (3D) graphene, the Beihang University researchers structured Li-S in such a way that they show high, real-world potential on both the cathode and anode sides. Read more
We’ve seen plenty of multitouch tables from Ideum, but its latest effort has a lot going for it, with a full UHD resolution and capable internals. It’s also designed to recognize real-world objects, opening up a whole lot of potential functionality. Read more
A California developer hacked together a way to command his Tesla Model S to pull itself out of his garage using an Amazon Echo. Read more
It seems the SpaceX project was a bit conservative with its payload predictions for the Falcon spacecraft. Updates to the capabilities of the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy published online have revealed the rockets will be able to carry much larger payloads than first thought. Read more
Researchers in a collaborative study found that the more a person identifies with the voice guidance in their vehicle, the more likely they are to get into an accident. The research involved a driving simulator, questionnaires, and a little trickery. Read more
The McLaren F1 was the most exciting supercar of its time, and not many cars since have had its level of panache. And now it could be yours (or somebody's, anyway). McLaren Special Operations Heritage division is selling one of the last F1s ever built. Read more
​BB guns and crossbows are two different things … right? Well, not if you're German weapons-tinkerer Patrick Priebe. Drawing on the design of his previously-made DIY airsoft rifle, he has now created a crossbow that shoots BBs.Read more
Whether you’re looking for an in-case-of-a-blackout light or a durable camping light to throw in your pack, LuminAID will go above and beyond the call of duty. LuminAID charges in the sun and provides up to 30 hours of light for up to 125 square feet of space. Just clip it on your bag or throw it in your first-aid kit, and never worry about electricity again.Read more