Sandile Magadlela

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Sleek Valkyrie Private Plane Lets You Fly in Style

So you're thinking about buying yourself a private plane — but who wants a dusty old Cessna or Mooney? Anyone who's anyone is getting a Valkyrie. This ultra-fancy new private plane from Cobalt looks more like a spaceship than a propeller-driven aircraft, and if it comes to a race, the Valkyrie …

Aviation

Humans are hard-wired for laziness, study finds

Jessica Selinger was developing a high-tech energy-harvesting knee brace when she got sidetracked by a more fundamental question. "Why," wondered the PhD student at Simon Fraser University's Locomotion Laboratory, "do people move the way they move?"<p>Every move you make is actually a symphony of …

A Self-Balancing, Two-Wheeled Car

One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards<p>2015 Invention Award Winner<p>Category: Automotive<p><b>Inventor:</b><p>Daniel Kim<p><b>Company:</b><p>Lit Motors<p><b>Invention:</b><p>C-1<p><b>Development Cost To Date:</b><p>$3.5 million<p><b>Maturity:</b><p>2/5<p>Inside a three-story warehouse in San Francisco, bicycles stand next to Macintosh-topped …

Huawei P8 and its huge brother P8max know all sorts of photo tricks

Huawei launched a new flagship smartphone, the Huawei P8, in London Wednesday, and by the looks of it, it's a very solid competitor amongst high-end …

Mobile Technology

Jawbone's new Up4 is a fitness tracker that's also a mobile wallet

But only American Express cardholders can use it<p>We haven't seen very many fitness trackers that include tap-to-pay NFC functionality built in. The ability to double as a mobile wallet is usually reserved for pricier smartwatches like the Apple Watch and smartphones themselves. But Jawbone seems to …

Indian Companies Drop Out of Facebook's Internet.org

Indian Web and media companies Cleartrip, NDTV, Newshunt and the Times Group announced that they are pulling out of Facebook’s Internet.org service, an initiative that aims to bring free online content to underdeveloped markets.<p>The Huffington Post reports that the Indian heavyweights are stepping …

No Apple Watches in store until June, Ahrendts tells staff as April 24th date removed from website

Angela Ahrendts has told Apple Store staff that the Apple Watch is unlikely to be available for in-store purchases before June – but they should expect the usual ‘blockbuster launches’ in retail stores for future products.<p>In a memo to retail store staff, Apple’s retail head thanked staff for making …

Apple has spent years working on a type of product that Steve Jobs famously hated

The patent application, filed in 2011, is for an "active" stylus that includes electronic components that can interact with touch-screen devices.<p>Apple's patent says the type of sensor it is developing "can significantly improve stylus sensing" "without incurring significant additional cost."<p>Here is …

Galaxy Note