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The Ion SmartScooter is claimed to travel up to 17 miles (27 km) on a single charge, and a...

The Ion SmartScooter is a stand-up electric scooter prototype that is lightweight, foldable and compact, with its creators claiming it can carry an average adult for distances of up to 17 miles (27 km) on a single charge. Sporting a 250 W brushless electric hub motor, the SmartScooter is also claimed to be able to travel at speeds of up to 15 mph (24 km/h), yet fold up small enough to carry on a bus or train.  Read More

A unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in the honey stomach of bees shows promise...

We've seen several promising developments arise in recent years in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or so-called "superbugs", from antibiotic "smart bombs" and hydrogels to "ninja polymers" and natural proteins. The latest potential weapon to join the armory comes from a substance used for thousands of years to fight infections – raw honey.  Read More

The XE will be on sale in early 2015, and makes a full debut at the Paris Motor Show in Oc...

Jaguar has revealed its new XE at a launch event in London. The company hopes the sport sedan can take on the established players in the premium compact class with its range of efficient engines and lightweight bodyshell.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the new Moto X (left) and the Samsung Galaxy S5

In the last couple of years, we've seen very few smartphones that are truly innovative. But that's exactly what Motorola made with last year's Moto X. And while its sequel may not break much new ground, it is a bigger and better version of that same formula. Let's see how it stacks up next to the most popular Android handset, the Samsung Galaxy S5.  Read More

The Zagato Shooting Brake harks back to the styles of the 1960s

Italian coachbuilder Zagato has unveiled the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake as part of its 95th anniversary celebrations. Specially constructed for a European client, the 1960s-inspired Shooting Brake comes complete with functional trunk space for carrying the likes of golf clubs, fishing gear, or hunting equipment.  Read More

The first production Range Rover sold for £132,250 (US$213,000)

The first Range Rover to roll off the production line has sold at auction for £132,250 (US$213,000). The vintage, fully-restored 4x4 with chassis No. 001 was sold in London to a private owner by Silverstone Auctions and Salon Privé in a sale that was not only about automotive history, but the end of a motoring mystery.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and HTC One (M8) are both high-end handsets, but there are some ...

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and HTC One (M8) are both high-end devices, and both pack a lot of great features. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Note 4’s phablet nature is the only significant difference between the two smartphones, but there’s plenty besides to distinguish them. Read on as we delve into all the key differences between the two mobile heavyweights.  Read More

The HEL-MD has successfully engaged targets in foggy conditions

If you've ever gone outside on a foggy night and shined a laser pointer about, you’ve seen two things: how flashy a raygun it makes, and the problem laser weapons face in such conditions as fog and rain scatters the energy that should be destroying missiles. However, in recent tests at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Boeing and the US Army have shown that their High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) is capable of successfully locking onto and taking out targets in very laser-unfriendly foggy, rainy, and windy maritime conditions.  Read More

The Tornado Shield in its rolled-up portable state, ready for action

When a tornado's heading your way, the best thing you can do is to go your basement or better yet, to a purpose-built storm shelter. The problem is, not everyone has access to either. With that in mind, Missouri-based entrepreneur Steve Anderson created the Tuuli Armor Tornado Shield. Essentially, it's a big bag that you get inside of.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (left) and LG G3

Not long ago, Samsung's Galaxy Notes were pretty much the only phablets worth paying attention to. But with super-sized phones becoming more and more common, the Note series has more competition than ever. Let's see how Samsung's latest, the Galaxy Note 4, stacks up next to one of its biggest rivals, the LG G3.  Read More

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