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Look out for new wearables and more at CES 2014

For years now, the annual Consumer Electronics Show held each January in Las Vegas has been all about the latest in technology, and this year will be no different, but for the first time, fashion could play an important role in the show's biggest takeaways, as wearable technology takes center stage at CES 2014. That's just one of the many categories that Gizmag's team will be going hands (or heads or arms...) on with from the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center and other venues around Sin City this week. Here's a preview of what we expect to make waves at the world's biggest tech show.  Read More

Gizmag takes a stroll through the woods with the latest in naturally inclined technology

We may be surrounded by gadgetry clad in shiny aluminum and gaudy plastic, but there's still a place left in the digital age for the comfort, simplicity and beauty of wood. Perhaps its the trend towards a "green" aesthetic or some deeper drive to get back to nature, but we've noticed a growing number of consumer electronics offerings in recent times that mesh circuit boards and synthetics with the wonders of wood. With this in mind, we've scoured our resources to come up with this list of Gizmag's top ten wooden gadgets.  Read More

Gizmag review the Celluon Epic, a projection keyboard for your smartphone, tablet, or PC

Today more and more people use smartphones and tablets as their main computing devices. But these devices typically don't have physical keyboards, and that leaves the door open for innovation and creative alternatives. Take, for example, the Celluon Epic projection keyboard. Read on, as Gizmag goes hands-on with a device that will turn any flat surface into a full QWERTY keyboard.  Read More

Browse the Internet from your wrist

For decades, the world has had a guilty obsession with gadget watches. Ever since the days of Dick Tracy, we've fantasized about jamming phones, TVs, radios, computers and every other functional gadget into a small, wrist-friendly watch. Despite the rise of super-thin, portable smartphones and tablets, some people (and manufacturers) are still bent on finding the perfect smartwatch. Could the Neptune Pine be it?  Read More

Paranormal investigators Rona Anderson and Ben Myckan sporting some of their ghost-hunting...

In a survey conducted by CBS News in 2005, it was found that 48 percent of Americans believed in ghosts. Other surveys have put the number at anywhere from around 20 to over 50 percent. While such figures certainly don't imply that ghosts are real, they do suggest that belief in them is relatively common. When someone does suspect that a ghost is present in their home or business, they will sometimes call in "experts" to ascertain if that is, in fact, the case ... and what sort of gear do these ghost hunters use to detect said spirits? Gizmag's (very intrepid) Ben Coxworth decided to find out.  Read More

Gizmag takes a look at the cutting edge in camping gear

As summer kicks in for our readers in the northern hemisphere, their thoughts may turn to camping. Where to go... what to do... and what gadgets to take! Well, we kinda like gadgets – and camping – so we looked back through the cream of camping kit covered recently on Gizmag and compiled a list of some of our faves. Here’s what we came up with...  Read More

Use the force Lu.. ah, Magnetic Suspension Device

Ever wanted to levitate a can or bottle inside an illuminated ring? Of course you have. Well, this device from Chinavasion uses the force to do just that. Unfortunately it uses force of the magnetic variety and not the Jedi kind, but the snappily named Magnetic Suspension Device is sure to be a conversation starter nonetheless.  Read More

The 13 Function in 1 Pen, with its assortment of tools

Chances are, you wouldn’t be on this website if you didn’t love gadgets. And one thing that gadget-lovers seem to go especially ga-ga over are multitools, like the Leatherman or the Swiss Army Knife - there’s something very appealing about the idea of one little object that can do all sorts of useful things. Well, for all of those situations where bringing along your pocket-knife-on-steroids might seem like overkill, there’s a new product that can easily clip onto your pocket protector: the 13 Function in 1 Pen.  Read More

SoundRacer V8: not everyone needs to know that you're a hooligan at heart.

Call me childish, but I reckon this is one of the best gadgets I've seen in years. The SoundRacer plugs into the cigarette lighter socket of your boring family car, then sends an FM signal to your car stereo that makes your car sound like a roaring V8, faithfully matching revs and basically making the meekest of cars feel like a monster truck. So you can enjoy a ribald hoon factor from the driver's seat without looking or sounding like a petrolhead to passers-by or the local constabulary. We had a blast making the demo video after the jump.  Read More

Hot topics - The most read stories of 2009

It's been almost 525,600 minutes since we raised a glass to welcome the arrival of 2009 and in that time we've witnessed a daily avalanche of innovation which precipitated thousands of stories on Gizmag. Though popularity is rarely an accurate measure of quality (take Governments f'rinstance), we peered into the database to create the following list of the most read stories on Gizmag during the last 12 months, and ... the medal winners are, a gun that kills hidden people, a washing machine that doesn't use water, and cure for multiple sclerosis. May 2010 be a good one for you and yours!  Read More

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