Advertisement
more top stories »
— Home Entertainment

MIT's Surround Vision lets you see beyond the edges of your TV set

By - April 13, 2010 3 Pictures
A saying I heard a long time ago that has stuck with me for years (because it’s true) states: Women want to see what’s on TV; men want to see what else is on TV... which pretty much sums up the typical male's reluctance to ever give up control of the TV’s remote. Well now there's a whole new way to see what else is on TV. A new system developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) called Surround Vision lets you use a separate handheld device to view additional content that doesn’t fit on the TV’s normal viewing screen. Read More
— Science

Scientists discover new superheavy element 117

By - April 13, 2010 2 Pictures
Posters of the periodic table on the walls of science labs in schools around the world will need to be updated after the discovery of the newest superheavy element, element 117. With the temporary name of ununseptium, the temporary symbol Uus and the atomic number 117, it was the only missing element in row seven of the periodic table until its discovery by an international team of scientists from Russia and the U.S. Read More
— Home Entertainment

Samsung out to steal the 3D TV thunder

By - April 13, 2010 4 Pictures
The roll-out of 3D TV has begun in earnest and Samsung is hoping to capitalize on consumer interest by being first to market in several territories. The company’s 3D sets have been available in Korea for over a month, have recently appeared for sale in the U.S. and European markets, and yesterday Australian availability was announced for next week. So with consumers now actually able to grab the new tech off store shelves, we thought it was time to give a brief summary of what Samsung has on offer. Read More
— Aircraft

Total Experience offer Martin Jetpack flights

By - April 13, 2010 1 Picture
If you dream of strapping into a Martin Jetpack and taking to the skies Boba Fett-style but you don't have a lazy US$86K lying around, there is another option. New Zealand adventure travel specialist Total Experience has teamed up with Martin Aircraft to offer a Jetpack "test pilot" program where anyone who is under 18, less than 90kg and holds a current driver’s license can experience solo flight for the (relatively cheaper) outlay of NZD15,000 (about US$10,700). Read More
— Automotive

599 GTO V12: Fastest ever road-going Ferrari tops 335kmh

By - April 12, 2010 5 Pictures
When we brought you our article on the Ferrari 599 GTB back in 2006, it was the fastest V12 production car on the market. Now, the company has released the 599 GTO, the fastest ever road-going Ferrari. Based on the 599XX - the advanced experimental track car – this extreme V12 berlinetta delivers a neck-snapping 0-100kmh acceleration time of just 3.35” as well as a top speed of more than 335kmh (208mph). Read More
— Home Entertainment

Mitsubishi announces 2010 line-up of 3D DLP TVs with screen sizes up to 82-inches

By - April 12, 2010 1 Picture
3D TVs using LCD or plasma technology might have collected the lion’s share of press this year, but for those looking for some 3D goodness on an even larger scale Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America (MDEA) has announced its 2010 line up of 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs available in sizes up to a whopping 82-inches. The large screen TVs utilize the same core Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology used in 3D movie theaters which MDEA says is up to 1,000 times faster than LCD technology, providing for a more realistic, sharper 2D and 3D viewing experience. Read More
— Bicycles

The Green Pod - ideal parking for your bike?

By - April 12, 2010 4 Pictures
There’s probably a lot of people out there who would ride their bike to work, but... there’s nowhere to park it outside, they’re not allowed to bring it inside, their workplace doesn’t have a shower, and/or there’s nowhere to leave their riding clothes during the day. Any of that sound familiar? Penny Farthing, an Australian company that specializes in bicycle parking solutions, is attempting to address all of those problems with something they call the Green Pod. Read More
— Computers

Memristor breakthrough could enable computers that work like human brains

By - April 12, 2010 1 Picture
The team at HP Labs responsible for building the world’s first memristor in 2008 have discovered their creation has more capabilities than was previously thought. In addition to retaining a history of the information it has acquired making it useful for memory storage devices, the team has found it can perform logic, that could change the way computer systems are designed and enable faster more efficient computers "that would compute like human brains." Read More

Subscribe to Gizmag's email newsletter

Advertisement