In 1906, the battleship HMS Dreadnought entered into service with the Royal Navy. With her 12-in (305 mm) guns, high speed capabilities and other innovations, she rendered all other major warships obsolete. Inspired by this revolutionary design, the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) think-tank project Startpoint has unveiled its vision of a Navy vessel 35 years from now with the Dreadnought 2050 – an automated fusion-powered surface warship equipped with lasers, hypersonic missiles, a high-tech composite hull, and torpedoes that can travel at over 300 knots (345 mph, 555 km/h).
If you want a smartpen – which digitizes your handwriting and transmits
it to a computer or mobile device – you currently have your choice of
models including the Neo Smartpen N2, the LiveScribe Sky or the Orée Stylograph.
All of those pens, however, require you to use special paper that's
unique to that particular product. By contrast, Wacom's just-announced
Bamboo Spark system works with a non-electronic pen and whatever
A5-sized paper you've got on hand.
Samsung's newly announced Gear S2 smartwatch is instantly appealing. It offers a compelling combination of touch and physical controls, a sharp colorful interface and two distinct flavors of hardware. Read on for Gizmag's full hands-on impressions.
Gizmag caught up with Asus at IFA 2015 to check out its upcoming ZenWatch 2 smartwatch. The first-generation ZenWatch was (at the time it launched) one of our favorite Android Wear watches, but does the new model improve on it in the right ways?
Inspired by the New England barn and the New York loft, Architect Paul Lukez has penned a cleverly compact home design that uses natural ventilation, "super insulation" and passive and active solar systems to minimize energy use.
Working with a team of UCLA scientists, a man with protracted and complete paralysis has recovered sufficient voluntary control to take charge of a bionic exoskeleton and take many thousands of steps. Using a non-invasive spinal stimulation system that requires no surgery, this is claimed to be the first time that a person with such a comprehensive disability has been able to actively and voluntarily walk with such a device.
Looking to both solve the problem of children quickly outgrowing their rides and give parent and child a fun project to create together, two Dutch inventors dreamed up Infento. The name, inspired by the Latin for "infinite makes," is a collection of creative ride-ons for ages 0-13. With just a hex key and a couple of hours, an adult and child can make a sledge, a recumbent bike, a trike with a cargo box, and more.
We've already broken down details on the second generation Moto 360, which was revealed earlier today at IFA in Berlin, but what about actually strapping it on? Read on for Gizmag's early thoughts on the new smartwatch.
Today at IFA, Panasonic announced its first-ever 4K OLED television. The
65-inch 4K Viera CZ-950 has been color-tuned in collaboration with
professional Hollywood colorist Mike Sowa, and is designed to deliver
colors – including an "Absolute Black" – the way that directors and
Motorola's Moto 360 was one of the first smartwatches that strived to look like a traditional watch. Today the company announced the second generation Moto 360 with a bigger collection of customizable bands, bezels, colors and materials that continue to draw inspiration from the old-school wristwatch world, and probably also from the wearable elephant in the room, the Apple Watch.