Highlights from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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Magic Leap is gradually letting us peak a little closer at what lies inside its hands

Magic Leap just might be the most mysterious company in tech. What we do know is that it's making a head-worn augmented reality device, and it's raised over US$540 million in venture funding (including, most notably, from Google). Today the company got slightly less mysterious, showing us our first (simulated) glimpse of what it's like to use the product.  Read More

The new smartwatch runs of proprietary software (Image: Chris Wood/Gizmag)

Vector has announced a new smartwatch range at Baselworld, offering a 30 day battery life and running on a proprietary operating system. The new watch, which is available in two different form factors with various finishes, links with iOS, Android and Windows Phone.  Read More

Crossovers and 4x4s had a solid presence at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, anchored by the gl...

Bentley focused its attention on revealing an all-new concept coupe at this year's Geneva Motor Show, so there was no Bentayga SUV as we thought there might be. That's not to say that utility vehicles didn't have any presence in Geneva, though. While they weren't as strong a fleet as sports cars or concept cars, crossovers and 4x4s had a solid presence anchored by the global debuts of some extremely rugged off-roaders.  Read More

The camouflaged prototype stretches its legs

Believe it or not, Land Rover has decided that an Evoque convertible is a thing worthy of reality, even after three full years of hindsight. At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, Great Britain's luxury SUV marque announced that the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is heading to the streets. Though it didn't have an updated concept car to show on its stand, it did release a rather interesting video of the Evoque Convertible prototype navigating subterranean tunnels.  Read More

BMW's 2015 S1000RR features active suspension as part of an extraordinary suite of technol...

The first edition S1000RR superbike saved my butt (and my passenger's) in a big way back in 2011, when this spectacular bit of video captured the moment a wide-running pickup ran me off the road and onto the gravel. It's only fair that we give the 2015 version the opportunity to save my butt as well, although perhaps this time with a larger safety margin. So we lined up an S1000RR at Philip Island, one of the world's fastest racetracks, and I went out and rode it as fast as I dared. And as impressive as the performance of this 199-horsepower monster is, even more impressive was the way its ingenious safety and ride assist systems prevented me from making a fool and a bum-up lawn ornament out of myself, time and time again.  Read More

The truck-mounted LEAPTech Hybrid-Electric Integrated Systems Testbed (Photo: Joby Aviatio...

It might look like it was designed by a six-year-old, with 18 motors crammed onto a too-thin wing, but the Hybrid-Electric Integrated Systems Testbed (HEIST) experimental wing demonstrator could be the future of electric aircraft. A key component of NASA'S Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology (LEAPTech) project, it is designed to test whether electric propulsion can allow for a tighter wing design leading to greater efficiency and safety.  Read More

Vincent Callebaut envisions an eco district in the Eternal City's Flaminio quarter (Image:...

Fresh from revealing his vision for a futuristic sustainable Paris, Vincent Callebaut has turned his imagination toward the Eternal City. The architect envisions transforming a large area of land in Rome's Flaminio quarter into a €270 Million (roughly US$286 million) upmarket "eco-district" called the Città della Scienza (or City of Science).  Read More

The NuVinci N330 planetary hub transmission, with its C3 controller

Shifting gears while cycling can be a hassle, which is why a growing number of bicycle manufacturers are outfitting their bikes with the NuVinci N360 continuously-variable hub transmission. Now, NuVinci parent company Fallbrook Technologies has announced the lower-priced NuVinci N330, which is designed to bring the technology to less expensive bikes.  Read More

Henrik Fisker's Thunderbolt design study based on the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish coupe

Automobile designer Henrik Fisker has created a one-off design study based on the Aston Martin Vanquish. Dubbed the Thunderbolt, the car made its debut at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, and features a luxurious interior with a high-tech Panasonic infotainment system behind those shapely carbon fiber body panels.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the new 12-in MacBook (left) and the Samsung Ati...

With the arrival of Intel’s Core M Broadwell-running devices, we’re seeing some ridiculously light and thin notebooks that make the MacBook Air feel downright beefy. A couple months after Samsung showed off its Core M Ultrabook, the Ativ Book 9, Apple revealed its own "new MacBook." Let’s compare their features and specs.  Read More

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