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Friday, June 10, 2016

gizmag

To drive a new car with truly retro styling, you're paying through the nose for something like a Morgan. But you can pick up this Classic 500 motorcycle for about the same price as your average commuter, and most people can't tell it's not a restoration.Read more
Modular phones aren't yet a thing, per se, but that doesn't mean underdog smartphone-makers aren't trying their darnedest to make them the next big thing. Lenovo's new Moto Z may be the most promising yet.Read more
The Garmin Vivoactive HR is a fitness tracker which pairs GPS and heart-rate monitoring with a comprehensive array of activity and sports modes. We recently tried one out to see what it can do.Read more
The recently-announced ONVI Prophix toothbrush has a built-in camera that lets users stream video from inside their mouth as they brush. Philips doesn't go that far with its new brush, but has instead kitted it out with sensors that track brushing on a 3D mouth-map to encourage thorough oral care.Read more
At Infocomm in Las Vegas this week, Optoma announced a couple of new projectors –​ a mid-range professional model with a 16:10 aspect ratio, and one that can project a 100-inch 4K image from just two inches away from the wall.Read more
Everyone from Renault to VW, with a few Russians in between, has taken a crack at repackaging the city car. For some reason though, most of these "reinventions" still have four wheels. Canadian company Electra Meccanica has joined Elio Motors in asking why, with its three-wheeled Solo.Read more
A new method of carbon sequestration could seriously fast-track the process. Injecting carbon dioxide into volcanic rocks was found to turn the gas into a solid within two years, which is a much shorter timeframe than the centuries or millennia that the current consensus suggests.​Read more
As Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music continue to grow in audience and influence, the way we listen to our music is becoming inextricably linked to our smartphones and computers. Como Audio, founded by Tivoli Audio founder Tom Devesto, is trying to change that with its Solo and Duetto music systems.Read more
On digital keyboards, a button is either pressed or it's not – a potential pitfall when you accidentally run full pelt into an enemy you were trying to sneak up on. To this end, a Dutch group have designed the Wooting one, an analog mechanical keyboard to provide more precise in-game control.Read more
Seiko has created an extremely complicated machine that takes watch parts and turns them into a playful mechanical cityscape that recalls the the Rube Goldberg or Heath Robinson contraptions of the last century – or possibly the boardgame Mouse Trap.Read more
As proven last year, electric cars are tough to beat ​up twists and turns of Pikes Peak. Honda will certainly be hoping e-power is a winning formula when it takes on this year's Race to the Clouds in three versions of the new NSX, one of which will be exclusively powered by batteries. Read more
The Rover B14 scooter from Portland's Works Electric is a tough, standup electric scooter built for kicking up dust and chewing through dirt. Like the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the all-new B14 Adventure scooter debuts as a high-performance, off-road-tweaked upgrade on an already rugged vehicle.Read more
After replacing the Model S 60 and 60D with the Model S 70 and 70D, Tesla is backpedaling on the decision ... kind of. The Model S 60 and 60D are back, and they pack the ability to get upgraded to the 75 and 75D. ​​Read more
When we think of mobility-enhancing exoskeletons, we tend to picture them being worn by adults. Spanish engineers, however, have developed one that's designed specifically for kids. Not only does it help disabled children to walk, but it may also even save their lives.​Read more
We've finally got eyes on the first consumer smartphone that supports Project Tango, Google's ambitious augmented reality platform that gives your mobile a sense of its own surroundings. It's called the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro, and has been unveiled together with two mid-range handsets from the same line.Read more
Regardless of how thorough your mouth-care regime is, it's not always possible to see just how well – or not – you've cleaned your teeth. ONVI's Prophix toothbrush, however, has a built-in video camera that lets you seen every last nook and cranny of your mouth, if that's what you really want.​Read more
For years researchers have believed that supermassive black holes only subsisted on a diet of hot gas. New observations of a galaxy about a billion light years away though, show that cold, clumpy cosmic rain will do just fine to fill a black hole's gaping maw.Read more
Designed by Lenz Architects, the aptly-named Shell House looks like a squat turtle with its shell-like roof. The house is located on the outskirts of Almaty, Kazakstan, and can be closed-up to the outside to increase security and privacy.Read more
Historied architecture studio Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo (WATG) has designed what it says will be the world's first freeform 3D-printed house. Its arch-based "Curve Appeal" design will be made a reality after it won Branch Technology's Freeform Home Design Challenge.Read more
Four new elements recently added to the periodic table have finally been given names suitable to their discovery and scientific field of relevance. Now the final decision as to whether these names become permanent has been opened to pubic comment.Read more
New Zealand lists them as a critically threatened species, so catching a Bryde's whale in action is a pretty rare event. One team of marine scientists has not only sighted the endangered cetacean, but done so through the eye of a camera drone, meaning we can all have a gander too. Read more
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