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Artist's impression of a proton-proton collision producing a pair of gamma rays (yellow) i...

Keeping tabs on the furious rate of technological development happening all around us is no easy task and the passing of another year provides a good excuse to reflect and take stock of the major milestones we've seen. So sit back in your power-generating rocking chair, crack yourself a self-chilling beverage and enjoy our take on the significant trends, technological victories and scientific bombshells of 2012.  Read More

smart forstars takes the stage at the Detroit Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag.com) One of the oddest concept cars doing the auto show rounds at present makes its North American debut in Detroit this week. First shown in Paris last year, the smart forstars concept has a video projector mounted in the hood, turning the pint-sized EV into mobile drive-in.  Read More

Gizmag's 2012 Game of the Year

The world of gaming is changing. It's no secret that behemoths like EA and Activision dominate much of the industry. But 2012 showed us that smaller developers aren't going anywhere. Which indie games stood out? Which big-budget games lived up to their hype? And which game is Gizmag's Game of the Year? Read on, as we salute the top games of 2012.  Read More

Top 10 things you CAN have for Christmas 2012

Having dealt with all the things you are not getting for Christmas this year, it's time to turn our attention to what Santa's elves have really been hammering away at. So from consumer favorites to clever innovations to quirky surprises, here's our selection of the top 10 things you CAN have for Christmas 2012.  Read More

BMW i3 Concept BMW will present a new version of its i3 Concept electric vehicle at the Paris Motor Show later this month. This time around, BMW is emphasizing its holistic approach to sustainability by focusing not just on the all-electric drivetrain and extensive use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic to reduce weight, but on the renewable materials employed to put the finishing touches on the high-tech interior.  Read More

Annual smartphone shipments are predicted to double by 2016 (Photo: Shutterstock) The latest research from NPD DisplaySearch suggests that the smartphone is quickly heading for ubiquity, with annual shipments expected to exceed one billion in 2016. Given there are only seven billion people on the planet, a significant proportion of the earth's inhabitants can be expected to be carrying one by that point, signalling a huge shift in computer ownership. Who would have thought just ten years ago that most of us would be carrying a computer in our pocket.  Read More

SsangYong is to present a range-extended electric version of its XIV (eXciting user Interf... SsangYong is to present an electric version of its XIV (eXciting user Interface Vehicle) design series at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, dubbed appropriately, the e-XIV. The B-segment CUV (crossover utility vehicle) is a range-extended EV that uses a small petrol engine for charging, plus it runs roof mounted solar cell panels.  Read More

The existing petrol-engined Peugeot Partner.

Peugeot is to add an electric version of its Partner LCV (Light Commercial Vehicle) to the range during the 2nd quarter of 2013. With a drive train developed in conjunction with Mitsubishi, the Partner Electrique runs a single permanent magnet, synchronous electric motor producing 49kW (67bhp) and torque of 200Nm and has a range of 170km (105 miles). The LCV will be available in short and long wheelbase versions (4.38m and 4.63m), both with claimed class-leading load volumes.  Read More

Kawasaki's new Z800 Kawasaki's strength in the naked bike class is about to go an extra level with the news of a forthcoming Z800 Supernaked. To be released at Intermot in October, very few details have been released of the new bike other than its capacity, and that it will combine "an innovative approach and a design that looks to the future, with several updates regarding chassis, engine and ease of use."  Read More

RuffBowl portable dog bowl Keeping Rover hydrated on long walks is a problem which has generated some clever solutions and RuffBowl – a clip-on bowl for retractable dog-leashes – can be added to this list.  Read More

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