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Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Exploring the great outdoors doesn't mean you can't enjoy high-quality design and fittings. At least that's the view of Timberleaf. With an insulated cabin, anodized aluminum exterior and beautifully wrought kitchen, the trailer combines rugged capability with an eye for detail. Read more
Dezso's nearly ready to race. The Street Wing concept is a fully electric, solar-supported streetable airplane, and the G2 Gyrocycle is a race-focused, 200 mph three-wheeler that's already rolling on the street, and nearly ready to fly.​ Read more
Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone is intriguing, but we haven't heard much about it - until now. Last week we learned a lot more about how the system works, how it fits into the current landscape of modular phones and why we should be at least cautiously excited about it. Read more
The Stylus Tough TG-Tracker actioncam marries an ultra-wide angle lens with 4K video recording capabilities, is able to measure temperature and altitude, and can keep tabs on a user's location. With the help of a companion mobile app, it can also provide a detailed overview of outdoor adventures. Read more
​"There is one planet, and if we don't share it wisely, we will lose it." That's what Ebrahim Hemmatnia said before beginning a pedal-powered trip around the world. While his intention is to draw attention to how interconnected we all are, it's his mode of transport that's really turning heads. Read more
From smart cards to mobile payment services, we’ve seen plenty of smart payment solutions, all vying for the attention of tech-savvy consumers. The Spendwallet is the latest of the bunch, offering a slick-looking, all-in-one wallet that opts for an in-house magnetic field technology instead of NFC. Read more
These headphones may look like somebody spray-painted sea-shells and asked you to tune into the sounds of the ocean, but if they perform as planned they'll be useful not just for wireless listening, but as portable speakers and language translators, too. Read more
Scientists at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (LNNano) in Brazil have created a biosensor capable of rapidly detecting molecules specifically linked to various cancers and neurological diseases. Read more
What if we could get rid of cigarette butt litter by using them to make bricks? A team at RMIT University in Australia tried the idea out and found that not only could it reduce toxic waste, but also makes for better bricks. Read more
It's not quite the tricorder from Star Trek, but researchers responsible for a new wearable patch that can monitor the body's biochemical and electrical signals at the same time say their first-of-its-kind device could be a step in that direction.Read more
Autonomous cars might be able to handle highway conditions pretty well, but they're still no match for humans when things get a little more unpredictable. A team at Georgia Tech is looking to change that, using scale autonomous rally cars to improve self-driving technology in hazardous conditions. Read more
NASA's OSIRIS-REx deep-space probe has arrived at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, in anticipation of its September launch to rendezvous with the asteroid Bennu. Read more
Researchers are using drone technology to track shark behaviour along coastal waters, a project that could not only teach us more about the animals and their environments, but one day protect beachgoers, too. Read more
Beer is one of, if not the, world's oldest prepared beverages. More evidence of this has now come to light with researchers having used ancient relics to piece together a 5,000-year-old beer-making practice, providing what is claimed to be the earliest direct evidence of beer brewing in China. Read more
India today entered the ranks of spacefaring nations with reusable spacecraft as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) conducted the first flight of its unmanned, scale hypersonic Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) spaceplane.Read more
When mysterious plumes ​were observed high in the Martian atmosphere by amateur astronomers back in 2012, explanations ranged from massive auroras to a meteor impact​. Now it seems that a wild bout of space weather may be to blame. Read more
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) have joined the ranks of others seeking to make affordable virus detection more accessible to the masses by coming up with a method that uses an electrode thinner than a human cell to pick up the destructive bugs in urine.Read more
Belgium-based firm Studio Farris Architects offers a nice example of a barn conversion done right with this recently-completed project in West Flanders. The firm turned a dilapidated farm building into an attractive office space with a Jenga-like mezzanine made from stacked timber beams. Read more
Peugeot has unveiled what it calls its "most advanced vehicle" to date. The new 3008 SUV is bigger, lighter and a better performer than its predecessor. It is also the first Peugeot to feature the firm's new i-Cockpit with Amplify and has a number of connectivity and driver assistance features. Read more
A newly-released image taken by the now decommissioned Herschel Space Observatory displays the chaotic structure of the Vulpecula OB1 star formation region. Read more
Google has created an app to turn Android devices into mobile laboratories and inspire young scientists. Read more
Tiny houses can be built pretty quickly, but the Tiny Task project barely left time for the paint to dry. A group of 10 people built the towable dwelling in just 72 hours before selling it and donating the proceeds to charity. Read more
Parking sensors and reversing cameras are generally the preserve of new cars, but FenSens is aiming to change that with its new license plate frame, which wirelessly connects to your smartphone and gives you parking sensors regardless of how old your ride is. Read more
Peugeot has teamed up with Micro to produce an electric-assist kick bike, designed to give riders an extra boost of momentum. The e-Kick has a chunky-looking industrial design, typical of today's e-scooters, while folding up to let the user push or pull it along when it's not in use. Read more
Saturday marked the 15th anniversary of Apple opening its first stores and what better way to celebrate than by opening another? The new venue in San Francisco shares the same spacious and open style as those trailblazers, but also has a wealth of new high-tech and innovative features. Read more
Irish power solutions provider myVolts has developed the Ripcord, a cable that allows musicians on the move to power their gear from a smartphone, tablet or USB battery bank. Read more
It’s not fast or easy to transfer files between your various devices (especially without Wi-Fi), which is why the MFi-certified iMemStick is so useful. Equipped with Lightning and USB plug-ins, this is the one tool to share your data between all your iOS devices, Macs, and PCs. You’ll finally stop worrying that your iPhone or iPad will run out of memory with this additional, portable 64GB of storage. Read more