Deciding that standard domestic life and its trappings wasn't for them, Dutch couple Martijn and Irene ditched their careers for seasonal work that left them more time to travel the world. Next, with the wanderlust bug well and truly caught, the pair set upon building an off-grid towable tiny house from scratch over their winter break for just €25,000.Read More
Google has created one of the most comprehensive tours of the Sydney Opera House, that can be accessed without ever setting foot in Australia. On Wednesday the Google Cultural Institute launched its Sydney Opera House experience, including a 360-degree virtual tour for Google Cardboard and over 1,000 digital artifacts that tell the story behind the iconic structure.Read More
After months of speculation, Nintendo has confirmed that its mysterious console, codenamed NX, won't see the light of day in 2016 after all. The news was delivered alongside the company's latest financial results, while a little more information about the much anticipated new Legend of Zelda game was also revealed.Read More
Last year it was announced that the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture that was created for the 2012 Olympic Games in London and sits on the Olympic Park site was to have a slide added to it, giving visitors a quick way down from its observation deck. Construction is now almost complete and it will open in June.Read More
Having announced what it calls China's "most advanced autonomous driving experiment" earlier this month, Volvo has now revealed plans for the UK's most ambitious autonomous driving trial as well. Drive Me London will see real families driving autonomous cars on public roads.
As Gizmag's Mike Hanlon explored in his recent trip to Techno-Classica Essen, the classic car world is riding pretty high at the moment. It's been a particularly good run for (super-wealthy) lovers of 1950s/60s sports and race cars. If you have the means, you can add a genuine, newly built 1957 Jaguar XKSS to your collection. Or a high-tech, all-electric Shelby Daytona Coupe from Renovo. Or one of the most expensive cars in the world. And now, you can buy an all-new, race-influenced Berlinetta hand-built in Italy, too. The Effeffe Berlinetta is an Italian modern classic so alluring that even Prince Albert of Monaco had trouble pulling himself away.
The 13th annual Top Marques has become the world's highest profile show of outrageously expensive toys for the rich and famous. This year a plethora of new toys went on display, with the 270 hp Arcaboard (no, it's a flyboard, not a car), the shape-shifting Kormaran boat, the Martin JetPack, Icona's titanium-bodied 670 hp Vulcano, the beautiful retro-Italian Effeffe Berlinetta, Apollo's 986 hp Arrow, Kahn Design's 510 hp Vengeance, Mazzanti's aero-revised 751 hp Evantra, Belassi's new 333 hp B3R PWC, Newtron's all-electric Fiat 500, plus a full complement of A-list manufacturers of watches, jewelry and expensive playthings of all descriptions.Read More
There is no reason to stop compulsively checking your emails or watching cat videos because your iPhone is on charge. In fact, there are times when being able to glance at the screen is vital — GPS in the car, a second screen on your desk, etc. The latest version of the Bobine Blackout charging dock doubles as a flexible mount for exactly these situations. Gizmag Store has it now at 25% off the MSRP with free shipping.Read More
A team of scientists working on analyzing energy flows in prototype zinc-manganese batteries have stumbled upon a new way to make these power cells much more reliable, with many more recharge cycles than the humble lead-acid car battery, but costing around the same to produce. The creators claim that the new battery could become an inexpensive, ecologically-sound alternative for storing energy from renewable sources and a high-density solution for storing excess energy from the power grid.Read More
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