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Gizmag's Noel McKeegan hits the streets on the Evolve electric skateboard

While skateboarding is most popular with teenage males, improvements in compact electric motors and batteries has seen the emergence of electric skateboards that appeal to a much wider demographic, including those of us that are literally a wider demographic than we were in our teenage years. Battling it out with the likes of the Fiik, the ZBoard and Boosted Boards on the streets is Evolve Skateboards. Gizmag recently got to jump on a deck from the Australian company.  Read More

Microsoft's new Xbox 360 is styled after Xbox One

All eyes are on Microsoft at E3 today, where punters are eager to learn more about the gaming potential of the Xbox One. Imagine their surprise, then, when the company seized the opportunity to first announce a new-look Xbox 360, very much styled after its future heir.  Read More

Apple announces Mac OS X Mavericks

Turns out curiosity didn't kill the cat: Apple did. The company announced Mavericks, the version 10.9 of its desktop operating system Mac OS X, at the keynote of its Worldwide Developers' Conference today. Headline features include the addition of Siri, Maps and iBooks for Mac, improved calendar and notifications, and tabbed finder windows.  Read More

Sunflower seed husks seem to be a viable aggregate for certain uses (Photo: Phil Hawkswort... Ordinarily seen as a waste product, the husks of sunflower seeds could be used to make concrete, according to research out of Turkey. Not only are the husks a sustainable source of aggregate, it's claimed that the resulting concrete is more resistant to cracking during post-freeze thaws.  Read More

Ford's new concept Escort (Photo: Gizmag) Ford's new Escort concept, unveiled over the weekend at the Shanghai Auto Show, may be intended to demonstrate Ford's dedication to China's flourishing compact car market, but it's likely to spark a glimmer of nostalgia in the West, especially in those parts that remember the iconic mark Is and IIs of the late 60s and 70s.  Read More

Porsche unveils the new Panamera S E-Hybrid (Photo: Gizmag)

Making its debut at the Shanghai Auto Show, Porsche's new Panamera S E-Hybrid stood front and center, metaphorically at least, among its Panamera siblings: a now nine-strong lineup, refreshed for 2014. The Panamera S E-Hybrid differentiates itself from its predecessor, the plain 'ol Panamera S Hybrid, with a much-improved battery and electric motor. Performance-wise, the S E-Hybrid is no slouch, hitting 60 mph (97 km/h) from a standstill in 5.2 seconds, and nudging 167 mph (269 km/h) at top speed.  Read More

Toyota FT-HT Yuejia on show at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show (Photo: Gizmag.com) Toyota is certainly looking to make an impact at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. More than 50 production models and concept cars are on display in the company's massive 4,600 square meter booth and among them is the FT-HT Yuejia, a six-seater concept aimed at young Chinese consumers that's making its world premiere at the show.  Read More

Nissan Friend-ME concept at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show (Photo: Gizmag)

China's already huge automotive market is predicted to triple in size by the end of the decade and it's a scenario that has the world's car makers scrambling for a foothold. Nissan is among those, and its efforts to appeal to the youthful Chinese market were revealed in Shanghai this weekend in the shape of the Friend-ME concept car.  Read More

The Chery Ant 2.0 (Photo: Gizmag) Chinese auto maker Chery likes to keep things local. It chose last year's Beijing Auto Show as the place to unveil its original (in more than one sense) Ant concept, and it's taken to Shanghai to show off the iAuto Ant 2.0.  Read More

The Detroit Electric SP:01, publicly unveiled for the first time at  the Shanghai Auto Sho...

Detroit Electric clearly isn't coy when it comes to its SP:01, the world's fastest production electric car, publicly revealed for the first time at the Shanghai Auto Show today. The company made no attempt to cover up its high-performance EV ahead of its press conference, and our man on the ground didn't hesitate in wiring these pictures in to Fortress Gizmag. The SP:01 tops out at 249 km/h (155 mph) and can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in a fleet 3.7 seconds.  Read More

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