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.
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.
Last year, Gizmag reported on Royalplay Group Limited's E.T Scooter, one of many new electric scooters designed to fold up and transport easily when it isn't transporting you. Things apparently haven't gone so well for the company since then, but now it's back with a new and improved model, the ET Smart Scooter, to make things right.
In the drone photography world, names like Parrot and DJI (maker of the Phantom
series) are the closest things to a gold standard at the moment.
However, a Latvian startup is promising to deliver a
smartphone-controlled, lightweight carbon fiber drone that improves on
battery life by as much as 40 percent.
Researchers claim to have hit on the right combination of solar cell type and battery to charge an electric vehicle battery with higher efficiency than ever before. The team behind the research says the system could soon make it possible to attach small cells to a car that will charge the vehicle while being driven – on a sunny day, at least.
Windows 10 has already been downloaded onto more than 75 million devices since its July launch, but we've yet to see the first smartphones ship running Windows 10 Mobile out of the box. Middle-tier phone maker Archos is looking to be among the first out of the gate with the Archos 50 Cesium.
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.
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.
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.
Boeing has been given a patent for a new kind of amphibious drone that's like something straight out of a classic spy movie. The aeronautics giant has a novel design for an unmanned aerial drone that can spontaneously convert into an unmanned submarine and go for a dive.