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Video review: 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

Games

Microsoft launches slimmer, quieter Xbox 360

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

Computers

Apple kills the cat; 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 provide concrete alternative

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

Automotive

Porsche ups the ante with new Panamera S E-Hybrid

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

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