Photokina 2014 highlights
Both handsets offer great specs at competitive price points

The Nexus 5 and Moto X (2014) have a fair bit in common, with both handsets offering great specs at competitive price points. But having been on the market for almost a year, can Google’s handset hope to compete with Motorola’s 2014 refresh? Read on as we highlight all the key differences between the two flagships.  Read More

Gizmag gives TMR Designs' Imprint Grips a try

Whether you're pounding over rocks and roots or flying down a steep descent, you definitely don't want your hands to be slipping off your mountain bike's handlebar grips. With that in mind, UK-based TMR Designs recently set about designing grips that could be custom-molded to the size and shape of an individual rider's hands. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the resulting Imprint Bicycle Grips are now in production. I got my hands on a pair – literally – to find out if they really make a difference.  Read More

Android Wear's stock functionality is a good starting point, but dig a little deeper and i...

The Android Wear platform is built firmly around Google’s Now notification-centric personal assistant service, but there’s a lot more that it can do if you dig a little deeper. Read on as we highlight some of the best apps for Android Wear.  Read More

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition is a durable, child-friendly tablet

Amazon has announced an all new addition to its tablet line, known as the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition. The device, which comes in 6 and 7-inch variants, is an augmented version of the company’s refreshed Fire HD tablets, and packs a range of child-friendly features, from added durability to parental controls.  Read More

Samsung announced that the Galaxy Note 4 will be launching on October 17 (Photo: Will Shan... When Samsung pulled back the curtain on the Galaxy Note 4, all we knew is that it would launch sometime in October. Today the company got more specific, and announced that the phablet will start rolling out on October 17, with pre-orders beginning soon.  Read More

The East River Skyway proposal, by developer CityRealty

A plan is afoot to ease the congestion of New York City's existing transportation infrastructure with a cable car system similar to London's Emirates Air Line. The East River Skyway proposal envisions a high-speed urban gondola that would offer commuters swift transport between Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, reducing travel times and providing a great view of New York City's skyline.  Read More

The Totem VR headset is looking to raise $350,000 via Kickstarter

Canadian company Vrvana is looking to Kickstarter for a hefty influx of cash to bring its ambitious virtual reality headset, known as the Totem, to the general public. The product offers a number of unique features, including built-in cameras and high levels of compatibility that the company hopes will set it apart from key VR competitors, most notably the Oculus Rift.  Read More

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD 6 costs just $99

When the Kindle Fire HD was first announced in 2012, it sneaked in at just under US$200. The just announced 6-inch version will cost half of that. Founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos claims that the Fire HD 6 is the most powerful tablet for under $100.  Read More

The PowerShot G7 X at Photokina (Image: Paul Ridden/Gizmag)

Taking high-quality images with a pocket camera has always been a challenge, but technology is catching up. The case in point are the three newly revealed models in Canon’s PowerShot line, headlined by the 20.2-megapixel PowerShot G7 X.  Read More

3D-printed syringe pumps produced at Michigan Technological University cost around US$50 a...

Used in laboratories to administer small amounts of liquid for drug delivery or chemistry research, syringe pumps can cost research labs hundreds or even thousands of dollars. But researchers from Michigan Technological University have now created an open-source library of 3D-printable designs, enabling anyone in need of the commonly used scientific tool to produce their own at a fraction of the cost.  Read More

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