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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New Atlas


 
​Today Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 7​ at a Manhattan event. Afterwards, we got some hands-on time with the latest "minor but possibly upgrade-worthy" iteration of the stylus-laden phablet.   Read more
Our first drive of the 2017 Armada took place out in the produce belt of California​, where amidst the smoke of wildfires and the scenic beauty of farm fields, we put this three-row SUV through its paces on and off the road.​   Read more
Polar is seriously old-school in the fitness tracking market, having launched a wireless, wearable heart rate monitor back in 1982. Now the company is diving into the smartwatch world with an Android Wear watch boasting its latest proprietary optical pulse monitoring tech and on-board GPS.   Read more
A portable device developed at MIT can produce a range of biopharmaceutical drugs on demand. The system would grant remote or on-the-move medical professionals access to vaccines and other therapies that are normally produced in large fermentation plants.  Read more
​Every August our planet passes through the edges of debris left behind by the ancient comet Swift-Tuttle, and every year Earthlings are treated to a spectacular meteorite shower. But this year Mother Nature is cranking up the dial on the atmospheric fireworks.   Read more
​With 30 minutes' flight time, a top speed around 50 mph and folding arms so you can throw it in a backpack with the propellers still on, the Staaker is a powerful follow-me camera drone. But it's brains, not brawn, that this company hopes will separate it from the pack.  Read more
Car interiors have remained largely camera-free, in spite of the potential benefits reading passenger body language could provide. Fraunhofer is developing a system to do just that, working out how many people are riding on board and what they’re doing in an attempt to make cabins smarter.  Read more
MIT researchers have developed a technique​ that allows dynamic interaction with objects captured in video. By analyzing vibrations in the video, the system can construct an interactive model of a real-world object from as little as five seconds of video.​   Read more
Vans like the new Mercedes Metris Worker might look like the same slab-sided boxes on wheels as their pared-back predecessors, but under the skin they’re smarter propositions, packing in clever driver assist technology to make life on the road that little bit more comfortable.   Read more
​Virgin Galactic comes a step closer to heading back into space as the FAA awards the company an operating license for SpaceShipTwo. Coming almost two years after a midair accident that took the life of a test pilot, Virgin Galactic says that is will eventually allow commercial operations to begin.   Read more
​New ways of tracking the contents of our sweat has opened up some exciting possibilities in health monitoring, and alcohol sensors are a part of this mix. But a new flexible, tattoo-like sensor developed by US researchers might be the most discreet one we've seen yet.  Read more
Gone is the era of screaming F1 V8s, and in its place is the Mercedes-dominated era of droning turbo motors. Next year will see sweeping changes to F1’s design regulations, one of which was put to the test by Sebastian Vettel and Esteban Gutierrez earlier this week.   Read more
The Rio Olympics open this weekend, and Japan’s national broadcaster, NHK, will for the first time broadcast some events in 8K. While the technology to view “Super High Vision” content at home isn’t commercially available just yet, public viewing events will be held around Japan and Brazil.   Read more
​A couple of months back, when a full-scale prototype of China's bizarre bestriding bus was promised for July, we didn't actually expect to see one on the road so soon. Well, the wheels are starting to turn on this extraordinary traffic and pollution solution.   Read more
​The US Air Force announced today that the F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft is combat ready. The aircraft met all its key criteria for being declared operational after an F-35A made its first air-to-air kill by engaging and destroying a target drone using a heat-seeking missile.   Read more
When you already have one of the lightest, quickest single-seat roadsters available, you have to take some extreme measures to cut weight even more. Thus is the case with BAC and its new graphene-based Mono.   Read more
Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics is creating what may be a solution to the dry air of airliner cabins, in the form of personal rings of moist air for each passenger.​   Read more
Walking is so 20th century. That's certainly the impression you'd get if you begin to round up the e-scooters that have been hitting the market lately. The latest to take a stab at the e-scooter market is the CityGo Urban, a sleek and portable model that's activated with a single kick.   Read more
It's not long now until the new Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany, will be completed. When it opens, visitors will have the run of three auditoriums, a hotel, 45 private apartments and a public plaza, but the building's spectacular architecture is already very much open to the public.  Read more
​We've been largely impressed by the Gear VR​, Samsung's cut-down, portable, mobile-powered VR headset, and the company has just unveiled a minor upgrade to the headset alongside its new Note 7 phablet device.   Read more
The new Galaxy Note 7 is official at last. This year's Samsung phablet brings with it a modest speed bump and a slight Edge-inspired redesign over last year's model, though the device dimensions and key features remain largely unchanged. Read on for all the details that matter.  Read more
​The Ouroboros is an ancient Egyptian symbol of a serpent curled around in a circle, consuming its own tail. It also lends its name to Ourobot, a circular shape-shifting all-terrain robot developed by four students at Germany's Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences.​  Read more
More and more people are investing in dashboard cameras as an insurance precaution in the unfortunate case of an accident. Play it on the safe on-the-road and always have a witness for your adventures. Plus this high-quality camera even takes great footage if you ever want to look back at where you've been. Daily commute or cross-country road trip, DashCam is the safest companion you could ask for.   Read more