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Portable Pebble

Portable Pebble

Portable Pebble: The latest pocket-sized, MFi-certified device happens to cater to iPhone audiophiles. The Pebble audio amplifier is designed battery-free and ultra-light, while also preserving in-line microphone/remote functionality of headphones/earphones. Standard audio circuitry on most laptops,...

Boeing Echo Voyager

Boeing Echo Voyager

Boeing Echo Voyager: When you hear the name “Boeing,” chances are you think of aircraft. The fact is, however, the company has also been developing underwater vehicles since the 1960s. The 51-foot (15.5-m)-long Voyager joins two...

Korg Pitchblack Turner

Korg Pitchblack Turner

Korg Pitchblack Turner: The Pitchblack mini measures just 1.77 x 3.66 x 1.73 in (45 x 93 x 44 mm), which is just a tad chunkier than one of the EL34M tubes in the old...

Mars InSight Mission

Mars InSight Mission

Mars InSight Mission: Following a two-year delay, NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) Mars lander is back on track. According to NASA, today’s announcement comes after a meeting with France’s space...

Liquid Metal Tech

Liquid Metal Tech

Liquid Metal Tech: Before things like touch-sensitive robot skin or prosthetics skin can become commonplace, we first need to develop robust and reliable flexible electronics. Researchers from Switzerland’s EPFL research institute have taken a big...

Meta Skin

Meta Skin

Meta Skin: Engineers at Iowa State University may have gotten one step closer to the ability to make objects invisible with the development of what they are calling a flexible, stretchable and tunable meta-skin. They...

Bionic Fingertip

Bionic Fingertip

Bionic Fingertip: Dennis Aabo Sørensen may be missing a hand, but he nonetheless recently felt rough and smooth textures using a fingertip on that arm. The fingertip was electronic, and was surgically hard-wired to nerves...

Life Pod

Life Pod

Life Pod: Inventor, engineer and author Michael R Weekes wanted to see how much home he could fit onto a small trailer designed for jet-skis, and still tow it with a standard car. The answer...

Helping Tech

Helping Tech

Helping Tech: Autonomous vehicles promise to make it much easier for the blind and visually impaired to get around by car, but Toyota is looking to extend the advantages provided by technology to when they...

Future Tech

Future Tech

Future Tech: As autonomous cars move closer to the showroom, it’s clear that they’ll be more than just conventional vehicles minus the driver. It means rethinking every major system down to the tires. At the...

Sky High Tech

Sky High Tech

Sky High Tech: One of the drawbacks of flying is that you’re sharing the lavatory with a couple of hundred people of unknown hygiene standards, and the thing won’t be properly cleaned again until the...

Odroid C2 Single Board Computer

Odroid C2 Single Board Computer

Odroid C2 Single Board Computer: The Rasbperry Pi Foundation added cooked in wireless capabilities to its popular single board computer with the launch of the Pi 3 Model B. But if you’re the kind...

Sleep Tech

Sleep Tech

Sleep Tech: Multiple studies have shown the benefits of a good night’s sleep relative to improved memory and cellular regeneration, yet good sleep seems to be eluding more and more people. The recent launch of...

Floating Power

Floating Power

Floating Power: Europe’s biggest-ever floating solar panel array is to be installed on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir in London. Five years in planning and due to be finished in early March. The array will...

Motorcycle Tech

Motorcycle Tech

Motorcycle Tech: Built around a gigantic, 4.7-liter Maserati V8 engine, this terrifying tilting quad bike picks up where the Dodge Tomahawk left off, with four single-sided swingarms, rim-mounted brakes, dual hub-centre steering and a bunch of...

Brain Protection

Brain Protection

Brain Protection: When we think about avoiding concussions, we tend to think of helmets. The problem is, concussions are typically caused by the brain suddenly “sloshing” within the skull, knocking itself against the inside of...

Green Light Given

Green Light Given

Green Light Given: NASA is moving ahead with its new X-planes program by awarding its first contract to design a prototype “low-boom” supersonic passenger jet. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced that a team led by Lockheed...

The Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi 3: The Raspberry Pi Foundation has reported that more than 8 million Pi computers have shipped since the original Model B went on sale exactly four years ago. As a Bon Anniversaire, the...

Hospital Tech

Hospital Tech

Hospital Tech: In a positive move for technology, researchers have used with a newly-developed 3D printer to produce human-scale muscle structures that matured into functional tissue after being implanted into animals. Researchers have been exploring bioprinting...

LG G5 Smartphone

LG G5 Smartphone

LG G5 Smartphone: LG’s brand new LG G5 flagship for 2016 brings with it some eye-catching specs, a new modular design and a host of accessories including a 360-degree camera, a rolling robot camera ball...