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Eric Mack

Eric Mack

Eric Mack has been covering technology and the world since the late 1990s. As well as being a Gizmag regular, he currently contributes to CNET, NPR and other outlets.

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— Smartwatches

Motorola's new Moto 360 gets more customization, keeps the "flat tire"

Motorola's Moto 360 was one of the first smartwatches that strived to look like a traditional watch. Today the company announced the second generation Moto 360 with a bigger collection of customizable bands, bezels, colors and materials that continue to draw inspiration from the old-school wristwatch world, and probably also from the wearable elephant in the room, the Apple Watch.

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— Mobile Technology

New Lenovo Vibe smartphones boast massive batteries, dual selfie cam

Over the past year or so, Lenovo's smartphone strategy has been to build devices, like the Vibe Z2 Pro and others, with impressive specs and interesting features designed to appeal the casual photographer. Its latest offerings unveiled today at IFA in Berlin are no different, with the new Vibe P1 sporting a huge 5,000 mAh battery and the Vibe S1 boasting the first dual selfie cameras.

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— Space

Designing a rover to mine for water on Mars

Should we ever want to set up any sort of base or colony on Mars, it's inevitably going to require water to support life, but transporting enough liquids to the Red Planet is likely to be impractical. With NASA and others planning manned Mars missions, a team based in Singapore is already working on a specialized Martian rover that could be used to "mine" for water below the planet's crimson surface.

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Could a hydrogen-powered iPhone be in the works?

For decades we've been promised that hydrogen fuel cells will revolutionize our lives, but it always seems to be around the next corner. But that hasn't stopped one UK company from pursuing a near future in which iPhones and other devices are completely disconnected from the electrical grid and instead use embedded fuel cells to power themselves for a full week between recharges.

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— Around The Home

Review: iShower 2 Bluetooth speaker

iDevices is a company that doesn't believe in fixing what isn't broken, at least if the iShower 2, its latest iteration of its water-resistant shower speaker, is any indication. The Bluetooth device is nearly identical to the original iShower with just a few upgrades. Gizmag spent part of the northern summer with the latest version to see if it enables the ideal shower singing experience.

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