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The Jero yurt, by Scottish company Trakke

Ancient nomadic people knew a thing or two about living off-grid, so it makes sense that Scottish company Trakke drew on the traditional Central Asian yurt for inspiration when designing a modern shelter. The Jero yurt can serve as an extra bedroom, a basic off-grid dwelling, or a glamping retreat. The company also says it's towable by bike and can be assembled in a few hours without any tools.  Read More

Fixd provides notifications about a user's car if a problem arises, along with the potenti...

For most people, the "check engine" light in their car is pretty useless, providing no info about what the problem is or its severity. A new app wants to provide US drivers with exactly that information. Fixd provides notifications if a problem arises, along with the potential consequences and cost.  Read More

The Desire 510 is HTC's cheapest ever LTE handset

For the last two years HTC’s flagship One devices have been so firmly in the spotlight that it’s easy to forget that the company does make a range of more wallet-friendly handsets. The HTC Desire 510 is the latest addition to the company’s lineup, and while most of what the device has to offer is in line with what we expect from a low-end smartphone in 2014, there’s one big tick on the spec sheet in the form of LTE connectivity.  Read More

The new Mo-Fi headphones from Blue Microphones are aimed at audiophiles

New headphones that promise great sound quality are released regularly. Blue Microphones is looking to attract the attention of audiophiles with the release of its Mo-Fi headphones. The company says the high-end built-in amp provides up to six times more power than typical devices while high-end drivers deliver high levels of detail and accuracy.  Read More

The new Kobo Aura H2O is IP67-certified against water and dust ingress

The main benefits of waterproofing our gadgets are twofold: devices are protected in case of accidental exposure to water or can be purposely used it wet environments. The new Kobo Aura H2O has been created for precisely these reasons.  Read More

Wheels up to 22 inches can be fitted to the new XC90

After months of teasing, Volvo has finally detailed its new XC90, debuting with it a new hybrid engine, a new modular platform and a brand new styling direction for the brand. With so many firsts, the XC90 is a big car for Volvo – such a big car that Volvo President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson is calling its launch one of the most important days in the company’s history.  Read More

A new multi-purpose nanoparticle has shown to possess both diagnostic and drug-delivering ...

Nanoparticles hold great potential as a way of both detecting cancer cells and delivering the drugs to treat them. One hurdle that has proven difficult to overcome is incorporating these properties into one multi-purpose device, as nanoparticles are generally engineered with either goal in mind. In what appears a promising development, researchers at the University of California Davis (UC Davis) Cancer Center have created a multi-tasking nanoparticle shown to be effective both in the diagnosis of a tumor and attacking its cells – a flexibility that could lead to new treatment options for cancer patients.  Read More

According to the designers, they have produced and flown a scale prototype of the blimp

Using a tethered airship floating high up amongst the clouds, the Air HES concept claims to yield both clean water and electricity by harvesting and condensing water vapor which it uses to spin up an electric turbine generator to create power. According to the creators, they have built a prototype to test their theory and have also conducted feasibility studies into upping the scale of their device to produce economically viable levels of water and power.  Read More

The Project ResQu mini helicopters offer a more effective way to hunt down invasive weeds ...

The sheer density of the rainforests in Australia's far-north creates a slight problem for local conservationists. With incursions by invasive plants posing a threat to the native flora, inaccessibility for people makes it a difficult and time-consuming task to monitor the region. Now researchers from the CSIRO have developed two mini helicopters capable of hunting down the dangerous weeds from the air, significantly reducing the resources needed to preserve local plant life.  Read More

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