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The Olio Model One goes all-in on design, though that cut-off point at the top of its scre...

It looks like Pebble wasn't the only company to come up with a past/future based smartwatch UI. San Francisco-based startup Olio has its own take on a time-based wearable, with its sharp-looking new Olio Model One.  Read More

A slight change to the production process could result in chocolate that is both healthier...

Good news if you're hooked on chocolate. Researchers from Ghent University in Belgium and the University of Ghana have developed a new technique for making chocolate that results in it being both healthier and more flavorful. The technique differs from conventional chocolate production in that cacao beans are roasted at a lower temperature and bean pods are left unopened for five days rather than split open right away. It is expected to be particularly useful in countries where cacao beans have less natural flavor and antioxidant activity.  Read More

The Fipofix Open 16 out on the water putting Fipofix's specially processed volcanic fiber-...

Carbon fiber has established itself as a wonder material in vehicle construction, with its mix of low weight and high strength being prized for many of the world's most advanced vehicles of land, sea and air. Austrian company Fipofix believes that it's identified a material better-suited to the high seas, saying that its specially processed volcanic fiber-based composite, more commonly known as basalt fiber, offers a better performance-price ratio than carbon fiber or fiberglass and can be recycled after use. The company is in the process of testing the material in some of the world's most extreme marine conditions.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the 2015 versions of the 13-in MacBook Pro with ...

Apple's new MacBook may have stolen the thunder with the company's early 2015 notebook releases, but the Retina MacBook Pro and MacBook Air got updates as well. Let's compare the features and specs of the latest 13-in MacBook Pro with Retina Display and 13-in MacBook Air.  Read More

Yamaha's Root motorcycle concept

In its recent Ah A May exercise, Yamaha both spelled its own name backwards, and got two groups of its designers to trade places – musical instrument designers from Yamaha Corp were tasked with creating motorcycles, while motorcycle designers from Yamaha Motor Company had to create instruments. We've already seen the interesting musical devices that resulted, but now here's the pair of two-wheelers.  Read More

The Raijin drum kit prototype from the Yamaha Motor Company Design Center

Engineers and designers from the Yamaha Corporation and the Yamaha Motor Company have changed places for a rather special project called Ah A May (that's Yamaha backwards). Musical instrument creators have been tasked with producing motorcycle and bicycle prototypes, while folks from the motorcycle design house were let loose on a pair of percussion instruments. Let's have a look at the latter.  Read More

The watch offers industrial styling and an unconventional representation of time (Photo: C...

The Timeburner is a novelty timepiece designed as a tribute to early combustion engines. It features a piston-driven representation of time, and comes in an industrial-looking, distinctive case. Gizmag took a look at the timepiece at Baselworld 2015.  Read More

The prototype deep-diving system (Photo: US Navy/Anthony Powers)

Deep sea diving is more than just slapping on an air tank and jumping in the water. It's a complex operation where the diver is the sharp end of a long, complex logistical train. It's also incredibly wasteful when it comes to the helium/oxygen gas mixture that the divers breathe, so US Navy scientists at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City have developed a new prototype deep-diving system that goes easy on the helium.  Read More

Audi reveals the R8 e-tron at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag.com)

We took a quick look at the all-new Audi R8 in our Geneva Motor Show exotic car photo gallery, but the new supercar is definitely worth a deeper dive. That's because beyond the basic styling and engineering refresh, there's an all-new R8 model: the 455-hp (340-kW) e-tron. On paper, Audi's electric sports car bests Tesla with a claimed 279.6-mile (450-km) range and performance to match. Take a look at the world's latest high-performance EV, along with the new R8 V10 models.  Read More

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