Scientists develop a flexible carbon nanotube battery to go with flexible displays

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Electronics, Mobile technology | No Comments
Scientists develop a flexible carbon nanotube battery to go with flexible displays

By Ryan Whitwam on November 13, 2013. Electronics manufacturers have been demoing flexible and curved displays for years, but they’ve never made it into consumer products. The closest we’ve gotten are the new generation of curved AMOLED phones from LG and Samsung, but they’re only slightly bendable. After all, lithium-ion batteries don’t take well to […]

Crowdfunding launch for the Panono throwable panorama camera

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Computing | No Comments
Crowdfunding launch for the Panono throwable panorama camera

By Angus MacKenzie on November 13, 2013. Panoramic and 360 degree imaging capabilities have been available to photographers for years through DSLR manual mode captures and smartphone apps. The Panono offers something a little different. It’s a throwable ball camera, armed with 36 tiny lenses, that’s capable of capturing a 72 megapixel spherical scene from […]

300 million dollars out of thin air: Bitcoin turns four and approaches $30 value

300 million dollars out of thin air: Bitcoin turns four and approaches $30 value

By Loz Blain, 2013. Money is a delusion – but a delusion that works as long as it’s shared. The value of a U.S. dollar was once tied to a government guarantee that you could, at any time, exchange it for a quantity of precious metal – but since America officially abandoned the gold standard […]

Batthead batteries could allow any device to be Wi-Fi-controlled

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Electronics | No Comments
Batthead batteries could allow any device to be Wi-Fi-controlled

By Ben Coxworth on September 30, 2013. There are already a wide variety of devices that can be turned on and off by your smartphone, although they typically need to be Wi-Fi-enabled. The makers of Batthead, however, have taken another approach. They’re creating Wi-Fi-controlled batteries, that will allow any ol’ device using them to be […]

Australia Post stamps presents with a video message

Australia Post stamps presents with a video message

By Darren Quick on November 11, 2013. Email may have decimated snail mail, but luckily for postal services and couriers, packages aren’t as easy to send as bits and bytes. This Christmas is likely to be another bumper year for presents being sent in the mail and Australia Post is providing gift-givers with the ability […]

2013 Tablet Comparison Guide

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Mobile technology | No Comments
2013 Tablet Comparison Guide

By Will Shanklin on November 9, 2013. Planning on putting a new tablet on your holiday wish list? Or maybe you’re trying to find the perfect slate for a loved one? There are a lot of tablets out there, but Gizmag is here to help you sort through the mess. Join us, as we compare […]

Rhino Shield could save your Gorilla’s glass

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Mobile technology | No Comments
Rhino Shield could save your Gorilla’s glass

By Ben Coxworth on September 27, 2013. Gorilla Glass, which is used in the displays of mobile devices such as the iPhone, is pretty tough stuff. That said, it still isn’t that uncommon to see iPhones with cracked screens. Such carnage may become a less common sight, however, if Rhino Shield takes off. The clear […]

IN1: The Swiss Army knife of iPhone cases

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Mobile technology | No Comments
IN1: The Swiss Army knife of iPhone cases

By Dave Parrack on September 26, 2013. Some people wouldn’t leave home without a Swiss Army knife boasting an impressive array of tools. However, with the IN1 iPhone case they could perhaps ditch their multi-tool of choice and just make sure to keep their smartphone close at hand at all times. The IN1 iPhone case […]

#Ring! Twitter opens at $45.10 in long-awaited debut

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Telecommunications | No Comments
#Ring! Twitter opens at $45.10 in long-awaited debut

By Don Reisinger on November 7, 2013. Twitter has finally gone public, and as expected, its shares have surged in early trading. The wildly popular microblogging site is now a publicly traded company, with investor enthusiasm launching shares up 73 percent from Twitter’s set price. Twitter had priced its shares at $26 on Wednesday under […]

MIT’s SkyCall system uses a drone to guide people around campus

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Electronics | No Comments
MIT’s SkyCall system uses a drone to guide people around campus

By Lakshmi Sandhana on September 25, 2013. The latest personal tour guide to zoom around the MIT campus flies a few feet off the ground use GPS and responds to phone calls. Aptly named Skycall, the drone that functions as a hovering tour guide is the brainchild of MIT’s SENSEable City Lab, which created the […]