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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

gizmag

In 1816 Louis Monet created a device known as the compteur de tierces, an invention that has not only had a profound impact on our daily lives, but changed our very definition of time. Read more
HTC's and Samsung's 2016 flagships are the top Smartphone of the Year candidates so far. Read on for our hands-on comparison of the HTC 10​ vs. Samsung Galaxy S7​ (which also includes the larger Galaxy S7 edge).Read more
The Toyota 4Runner stands as one of the last true, off-road-worthy mid-size SUVs in the US market, maintaining fast-disappearing features like body-on-frame construction and a 4WD transfer case shifter. This made it a natural choice for a recent 350-mile (563-km) trip. Read more
Kito+ is a smartphone case which also aims to keep you healthy. Sensors in a detachable module allow it to monitor your heart rate, blood oxygen, skin temperature, respiration rate, and even give an ECG. We recently got the chance to try one out for a few weeks. Read more
"Imagine handing over your laundry to a friend who folds it for you" is the rather deft way in which FoldiMate describes the benefits of its robotic clothes folding machine. The firm says its device can cut in half the time spent on the laborious task of clothes folding, albeit for a hefty outlay. Read more
The auction of a scientific document by Aristotle on Wednesday will make compelling viewing for those who value scientific heritage. The 1476 vellum edition of Aristotle's "de Animabilis" is expected to break auction records, being the most important source of zoological information for 2,000 years. Read more
MVRDV recently completed an all-glass office building in Hong Kong. Featuring glass walls, a glass floor, and glass tables, it's conceived as a new working space for the business with nothing to hide. Read more
In the future, superbugs could render our antibiotics ineffective, and more research into new drugs is needed. Scientists have developed a new material that not only kills microbes quickly, but reduces the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Read more
Citroen is known for a few things, but the most prominent development in its history has to be the hydro-pneumatic suspension from the DS. In an attempt to inject some of this smooth-riding magic into its modern cars, the company has developed a new hydraulic cushion suspension system. Read more
Researchers at Google DeepMind have devised a "big red button" that would interrupt an AI that looks to be heading down a worrying path, while preventing it from learning to resist such an interruption. Read more
​Mercedes has plugged every four-wheel drive niche imaginable, but that doesn't mean it has forgotten about families who just want a wagon. The E-Class Estate has space for the family and all their kit, but doesn't try to be something it's not. And we're perfectly okay with that. ​ Read more
DJI's freshly announced Focus is a camera control system that allows remote adjustment of aperture and focus, meaning directors can make tweaks from the ground to get those killer shots with drones from the air. Read more
NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, with the assistance of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, today opened the hatch of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) and entered the experimental habitat module for the first time. Read more
​​It's one of the great ironies of aquaculture – although the fish come from farms, the food that they eat contains wild-caught fish. A few years ago, however, a study showed that prawns could be fed microbes instead of fish byproducts. Now, another study has concluded the same thing about tilapia.Read more
​​If you commute by bicycle after dark, then you need lights. Not everyone wants a headlight cluttering up their handlebars, however. That's why Lumma was created. It's a set of bar grips that feature unobtrusive built-in head- and tail lights, along with laser lane markers.Read more
​​New measurements carried out using the Hubble Space Telescope suggest that the Universe may be expanding up to 9 percent faster than previously believed. Read more
The SkinGun applies stem cells to the site of a burn in a novel way, helping increase both treatment and recovery time over standard methods. New tests show that it delivered a healing spray with 200 times more coverage than traditional methods. Read more
​Nike's newly-expanded European Logistics Campus covers 150,000 sq m (1.6 million sq ft) and allows the sportswear behemoth to serve its online, retail and wholesale customers across 38 countries from a single location. It also makes the firm more efficient, more responsive and more sustainable. Read more
Business class passengers flying with United Airlines will soon be able to enjoy a newly spruced-up experience in not just the aircraft cabin, but the airport lounge too. The United Polaris premium lounge and cabin are aimed at providing serene environments to leave passengers feeling well rested. Read more
Full-blown standing desks, desktop converters or something inbetween are all aimed at getting you off your butt for the benefit of your health. Researchers have designed a system to help make the most of this upright approach to working by using lower limb activity for computer interaction. Read more
Samsung and AT&T are back with yet another rugged variant of the latest Galaxy flagship. If you paid attention to last year's model​, then this new one is exactly what you'd expect – a Galaxy S7 with a beefier, sturdier and plastic body, with a 33 percent larger battery.Read more
In January 2015, then-24-year-old Stan Larkin left The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center with an artificial heart in his chest and the pump that drove it on his back in a bag. Now, Larkin has traded his backpack in for a real heart, having gotten a transplant last month. Read more
Want to be a full-fledged, employable coder? Dive into this comprehensive course on all things coding, complete with hundreds of lectures on must-know web technologies and techniques. You'll master important tools and languages, including use of HTML, CSS, MySQL, WordPress, and more--transforming into a rockstar developer any startup would be crazy to pass over. Read more