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In pictures: Monterey Car Week

Monterey Car Week is a gathering of the most sublime examples of four-wheeled transportation the world has to offer. The 2013 event was no exception, spanning everything from the latest concept vehicles to million dollar museum pieces and collectibles from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Bugatti. Here's Gizmag's through-the-lens look at the highlights from this Californian automotive feast.Read More

Good Thinking Feature

Gizmag turns 10!

Gizmag is celebrating its 10th birthday! Over the past decade we've published over 17,000 articles, covered a huge array of events around the globe and fostered a loyal worldwide audience willing to become part of the discussion surrounding the thing that fascinates us most - new technology. To mark our 10th birthday milestone we're taking a stroll through the archives to revisit some of the biggest hits and most popular themes in our history. Read More

Motorcycles

Extraordinarily close call for Gizmag's Loz Blain

It's fair to say we nearly lost one of our team a couple of days ago. Gizmag feature writer and videographer Loz Blain was out test riding the amazing BMW S1000RR superbike with a friend on board when he survived an extraordinarily close call with an oncoming 4WD that had drifted onto the wrong side of the road. As he was filming for a video review, he had a high-definition camera on board to record the incident, so without further ado here's the footage - and a reminder that not all single vehicle accidents are the rider's fault.Read More

Automotive

D-Drive redux: about that holy grail thing...

Every now and again, astute Gizmag readers come to the fore to keep us on our toes - and never has this been better demonstrated than with last Friday's D-Drive Infinitely Variable Transmission article. More than 40 comments and e-mails have flooded in over the weekend questioning the D-Drive's capabilities as a true IVT, and its potential efficiencies. Furthermore, an engineering report was made available on the D-Drive website that flat-out negates some of the key claims that were made in our interview video. So let's take another look at this device in the harsh light of engineering scrutiny.Read More

Good Thinking

Transforming Fotel armchair rocks

Nothing is more relaxing than the gentle action of a rocking chair, but what is exciting about this one is not just its contemporary look, but that it will convert to a comfortable armchair in about 20 seconds. Perfect for meditating on the veranda just like grandma, or catching a quick snooze in the office. Read More

Podcasts

Gizcast 4: Mercedes reveals its ultra-safe car of the future

We've backed off on motorcycles after a bike-heavy podcast #3 - this week is a much broader podcast with some great stories from the automotive world, renewable energy, astronomy, mobile tech and even a piece of beachwear that can make you a bit of cash as you stroll by the seaside. Features Loz Blain and Noel McKeegan. Download or listen online. Read More

Podcasts

Gizcast 2: Leonard Grigoryan demonstrates the Stereo Acoustic Guitar

You'll want your headphones for this week's podcast - episode 2 looks at the Stereo Acoustic Guitar, our first ride of the TTX01 electric superbike, stem cell contact lenses that offer a cure for certain types of blindness, Microsoft's full-body motion capture controller system for the XBOX 360, and loads more. Features Loz Blain and Geoffrey Baird.Read More

Podcasts

Gizcast 1: hi-capacity batteries, explosive smart guns and the Scuderi split-cycle engine

We're happy to present the first installment of Gizmag's Emerging Technology Podcast with Loz Blain - our weekly news wrap of the biggest, brightest (and sometimes weirdest) products, ideas and innovations from the wide world of emerging technology. Lead stories this episode include the STAIR high-capacity battery, the XM25 high explosive smart weapon, the Scuderi spit-cell air hybrid engine and Swinburne's supersized DVD technology. Download the full episode as m4a (contains chapters and images) or mp3.Read More

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