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The SnoSoot is a wearable sled that comes in both the face first and feet first versions

Either people are getting a lot more serious about sledding, or there are a number of companies that are going to be out some money. Over the past few years, we've seen a growing number of sleds that approach, even exceed, skiing and snowboarding gear in terms of technology and price. The latest to come to our attention, the SnoSoot, offers a unique twist. It's a wearable that transforms you into a human snow-surfing machine.  Read More

Using an enzyme to remove sugars from red blood cells, it may be possible to give type A, ...

When it comes to donated blood, type O is special. It can be given to anyone, regardless of their blood type. By contrast, type A can only go to A or AB patients, and B can only go to B or AB patients. Additionally, type O patients can only receive O. Thanks to new research, however, it may soon be possible to give anyone whatever type of blood happens to be available, with no ill effects.  Read More

Before running our full review, Gizmag has some early impressions of the metal LG Watch Ur...

How will the arrival of the Apple Watch affect Google's Android Wear? Well, we probably won't see evidence of that until later this year, but we do now at least have our hands on the first Wear watch to go on sale after the Apple Watch. Read on for our first impressions of the LG Watch Urbane (and the new version of Android Wear that it's running).  Read More

A cheap smartphone attachment can resolve single strands of DNA for remote diagnostics (Ph...

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have built a cheap 3D-printed attachment able to turn smartphones into sophisticated microscopes. Armed with the new device, a smartphone would be able to detect single DNA strands and analyze them to diagnose diseases including cancer and Alzheimer’s without bulky and expensive equipment.  Read More

The Limits power meter goes between the pedal and the crank

Competitive cyclists like to track their power output, and many use a power meter in order to do so. Those meters mostly take the form of a device that's either added to or built into one crank arm, and they can cost anywhere from around US$1,000 to over $2,000. The Limits power meter, however, simply goes between the pedal and crank of any bike, and is planned to cost less than $400.  Read More

The M Monochrom (Typ 246) it the latest iteration of Leica's quirky black-and-white-only d...

Leica has announced the latest iteration of its undeniably niche but strangely compelling Leica M Monochrom, a US$7500 camera which only shoots in black-and-white. The new version (Typ 246) is said to significantly improve on the image quality of its predecessor by using a newly developed 24-megapixel black-and-white CMOS sensor, and the camera now also features Live View and Full HD video recording.  Read More

A new type of shutter could find use in displays that turn transparent at the flip of a sw...

Researchers at the Pusan National University in South Korea have developed an advanced light shutter that can rapidly switch between transparency and opaqueness in less than a millisecond, paving the way for displays that become see-through at the flick of a switch.  Read More

The Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens brings the optics from the iconic Lomo LC-A to interchang...

Lomography has announced its latest Art-series lens which brings the original optics of the iconic Lomo LC-A camera to interchangeable lens cameras. The LC-A Minitar-1 Art is a 32-mm F2.8 lens which uses a Leica M mount, meaning it can be used by a wide array of analog and digital cameras with an adapter, and is said to deliver classic LC-A style images with vivid colors and signature vignetting.  Read More

The new sensor-packed TomTom Bandit action camera

Following hot-on-the-heels of the Garmin Virb X and XE, the TomTom Bandit is the latest action camera from a firm best-known for its GPS devices which aims to do something different to GoPro through the use of built-in sensors. In addition to recording data which can be presented visually in videos, the Bandit automatically tags action-packed moments and makes it easy to compile them in videos with an automatic "shake to edit" function.  Read More

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