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Gizcast #13: discussion - Apple iPad, new-age sex toys and the virtual minefield

This week, Loz Blain and Mike Hanlon agree to disagree on the upcoming iPad, we take a look at a couple of upcoming stories on next-gen sex toys, check out the Metal Storm virtual minefield and look at how Thailand is moving to prevent petrol fraud.  Read More

Gizmag Podcast 12: a freewheeling discussion on 3D food printing and the scary/wonderful J...

We've gone to a new format for our first podcast of 2010 - Loz Blain and Mike Hanlon sit down for a broad and fun discussion on a few recent stories that we see as real potential life-changers. Starting with the Digital Gastronomy project and moving on to cover some of the fun, fascinating and scary things Mike saw at last December's robotics trade show in Tokyo, it's your chance to sit in on the kind of discussions that happen every time the Gizmag team gets together.  Read More

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In this week's Gizcast, Geoffrey Baird speaks with audiologist Anthea Arkcoll about a new type of hearing aid that bypasses the ear altogether and uses bone conduction technology to send a direct signal to the auditory nerve. Then Loz Blain wraps up with some of the most interesting electric and green car concepts the Giz team are drooling over in Frankfurt, and a quick look at a medical device that could give doctors a new way to fight stubborn cancer tumours.  Read More

Gizcast #10: Austal's trimaran - the world's best boat design?

As the Gizcast breaks double figures, Michael Mulcahy speaks to Tony Armstrong of Austal, a West Australian shipbuilding company that's leading the world in the construction of fast ferries. Austal has just signed some huge contracts with the U.S. Navy thanks to its revolutionary trimaran ship design that delivers an almost miraculous set of benefits over traditional single hull and catamaran designs. Geoffrey Baird's also got a roundup of top stories from the Gizmag.com homepage. Presented by Loz Blain.  Read More

Gizcast #9: can Vertical Farming solve the impending global food crisis?

In this week's Gizcast, we're privileged to be joined by Dr. Dickson Despommier of New York City, who is perhaps the world's leading expert on Vertical Farming, a topic we've covered several times in the past few years. Dr. Despommier speaks with Loz Blain about the social, economic and environmental issues we'll have to face as the Earth's population jumps to 9 billion in the next 40-50 years. If we keep farming the way we are now, we're simply going to run out of land to feed ourselves - so the solution seems clear: we need to start bringing food production and agriculture into the high-rise age. The farms of the future, it seems, will be skyscrapers. Geoffrey Baird also joins us for a weekly roundup of top stories.  Read More

Gizcast 8: The Cranklock

There's some controversy in the original Cranklock article comments over whether Chris Toal's latest invention will actually work - in this week's podcast we hear a little from the man himself about the device he believes could revolutionize the cycling world. We'll also hear from Geoffrey Baird in the booth about what he's been enjoying at gizmag.com this week.  Read More

Gizcast 7: Great inventions - the AK-47

This week, we take a look at the fascinating story of how Mikhail Kalashnikov's AK-47 assault rifle came to be the world's most popular firearm, with as many as 75 million units currently in service around the globe. Throw an AK-47 into a combat zone, and David suddenly starts beating Goliath - it's become a powerful political symbol of strength in the face of invasion or repression. It's the most successful killing machine in history, which is a horrifying achievement and obviously not something to be applauded, but with reference to its impact on humanity it is, sadly, among the greatest inventions of the 20th century. Also, Geoffrey Baird has been surfing away in his sound booth this week, and he's dug up 5 oddball gadgets for our weekly roundup.  Read More

Gizmag Podcast #5: Fine wine, robotics and three electric vehicles you can buy in 2010

We're on the bottle this week with a fine wine storage and dispensing solution, Noel rings in from his sick bed with some updates on the world of robotics, and we take a look at a car, a motorcycle and an aeroplane that will be electric or hybrid options for you in 2010 - and lots more. Features Loz Blain and Noel McKeegan. Click through to listen or download.  Read More

Gizmag Podcast #4 now available!

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

Gizcast 3: Kawasaki's night vision system for motorcycles, plus the TTX electric GP

In Gizmag's wrap of emerging technology news this week we examine Kawasaki's night vision system for motorcycles, talk to Mission One's Jeremy Cleland, pit the new iPhone 3G S against the Palm Pre and drool over NEC's mammoth $8000 curved display. Features Loz Blain.  Read More

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