Chris specializes in mobile technology for Gizmag, but also likes to dabble in the latest gaming gadgets. He has a degree in Politics and Ancient History from the University of Exeter, and lives in Gloucestershire, UK. In his spare time you might find him playing music, following a variety of sports or binge watching Game of Thrones.
A study conducted by Dartmouth College has delved further than ever before into the authenticity of the infamous backyard photograph of John F. Kennedy assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. Specifically, the team analyzed Oswald's pose in the picture – something that's long been a point of controversy.
A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed an algorithm that teaches robots how to fall, allowing them to trip up with a little more grace, and hopefully cause themselves less damage when they do.
A research project led by the University of Leicester in the UK has identified similarities in the readings from the discs surrounding black holes and young stars, even though the objects have wildly different properties. The discovery was made by studying the brightness variations produced by accretion discs around various astronomical objects. These huge discs of matter play a
central part in the growth of most objects in the Universe, providing a
common ground for study.
NASA has teamed up with The Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo to test a new CubeSat-mounted laser communication system. While the mission, known as the Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration (OCSD), has already been successfully placed in orbit, the team is currently working to resolve an issues with its attitude control system.
Roccat has revealed its latest gaming mouse in the form of the Kova, a device that replaces previous instalments in the line. The new wired mouse lets users double optic sensitivity at the click of a button, and offers a host of buttons, each of which can be given dual functionality.
While Toshiba provided a glimpse at a prototype of its dynaPad hybrid last month at IFA in Berlin, it didn't have any details on the system. Today the company revealed much more about the device, which weighs less and is thinner than a Surface Pro 4 and has an optional keyboard.
NASA scientists have used a combination of satellite data and ground-based cameras to study pulsating auroras, which appear as flickering patches of bright light in the night sky. The research gave rise to an unexpected discovery, with the data revealing that secondary electrons may play a bigger part in the occurrences than was previously thought.
HP's new Windows 10 hybrid has a premium build, good specs and puts the keyboard in the box as standard. It's positioned to compete directly with Microsoft's Surface line, and offers some high-end extras, like quad Bang & Olufsen speakers.
Marshall's London smartphone is an interesting animal. On the one hand, it's a pretty mediocre smartphone with a high price tag, but on the other, it's a musician's dream, with hi-def playback and recording, dual headphone ports, and more. Read on for our thoughts on the audio-focused smartphone.