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.
Artiphon's Instrument 1 has changed significantly since we last saw it back in February 2014
. The latest, retail-ready version of the product is more widely compatible and features a new design with a more compact form factor. The company has headed to Kickstarter to fund the latest incarnation of the ambitious multi-instrument, and it's already surpassed its funding goal.
The new ROG G501 from Asus pairs a thin build and high-end internals with Nvidia's latest GeForce GTX960M GPU. The graphics card is designed specifically for gaming notebooks that put an emphasis on portability, and offers compatibility with a range of Nvidia features and technologies.
Cimagine's markerless augmented reality platform
has matured significantly in the last year, with the company recently partnering with Shop Direct – the UK's fourth-largest online retailer – to bring its solution directly to the consumer. We got a chance to catch up with the company at the Augmented Reality/Wearable Technology Show in London this week.
The digital infrared sensor installed on the ESA’s Proba-V satellite is being adapted for use back home. While it’s currently being used to provide fresh pictures of the entirety of Earth’s flora every two days, its creators believe it’s well suited to less exotic applications, such as scanning for skin diseases and spotting defects in production lines.
WonderCube is a 1-inch cube keyring that’s designed to function as a numerous accessories for your iOS or Android smartphone. The product, which is currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign, promises to function as an emergency charger, a storage solution, an LED torch and more.
With Apple announcing its brand new, USB-C-equipped MacBook yesterday, we knew it wouldn’t be long before compatible accessories started turning up. LaCie’s new Porsche Design Mobile Drives are some of the first out of the gate, offering up to 2 TB of USB-C-friendly storage.
An MIT-led team of researchers has developed an instrument capable of quickly and accurately analyzing samples of methane, pinpointing how they were formed. The breakthrough could give scientists a greater understanding of the role the gas plays in global warming.
Over the three years since its original launch
, we’ve seen the small but mighty Raspberry Pi put to use in numerous projects. From phones
to touchscreen desktop PCs
, the little board has been at the center of all manner of creations, and with the recent release of the second generation Model B
, we’re sure to see it put to use even more imaginative ways. PiJuice aims to up the versatility of the system, adding battery power to make it more portable.
Nvidia’s latest addition to the Shield range
is an Android TV
-based console that lets you play games locally by taking advantage of the system’s Tegra X1 SoC, or access on-demand titles through the company’s GRID streaming service. As it’s based on Android, it’ll also provide access services such as Google Play, YouTube and Netflix, streaming media at up to 4K resolutions.
If you were hoping for a new flagship smartphone from BlackBerry, you might be disappointed by the Leap, with the new handset featuring a 720p display and the same Qualcomm processor we saw in the Z10 back in 2013. On the plus side, the Leap is one of the more attractive smartphones BlackBerry has released recently.