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Leaos carbon e-bike heading for the US

The Leaos e-bike features a self-supporting unisex carbon fiber monocoque frame in two colors, with frame sizes ranging from 155 cm to 190 cm (61 - …

RC helicopters appear to take off with woman in tow

An experiment with two super-powered RC helicopters seems to show the machines are capable of lifting a full-grown person off the ground.<p>We've seen quite a few unusual uses for drones in the past year, including everything from pizza drops to Amazon deliveries. But what if you could deliver a whole …

Boat builder constructs tiny $11,000 home with salvaged materials

The initial idea to build the home came to Schulz when he salvaged a brass sink from the local dump. "It cleaned up really nicely and so I decided I …

Kolibree smart toothbrush keeps an eye on your oral hygiene

Kolibree newest contribution to the Internet of Things is fitted with an accelerometer, gyroscope and a magnetometer, which the company says allows …

Electronic Artist Squarepusher Composes A Song For An All-Robot Band

I think the first thing I should probably say here is that there is a band in Japan which legitimately consists exclusively of robots. The group's - …

Production version of Nissan's all-electric e-NV200 unveiled

Taking a leaf out of the LEAF's book, the e-NV200 features the same independent front suspension and electric drivetrain found in its smaller …

Volvo Shows Us How Apple’s CarPlay Will Work (Video)

Yesterday Apple officially announced CarPlay, the service was previously known as iOS in the car, and Apple also announced partnerships with a range …

Stubilizer GoPro Stabiliser Mount Unveiled By RockSolid Technologies (video)

GoPro action camera owners that are sometimes disappointed with the shake and vibrations captured in their footage created as they engage in their …

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard makes streaming-media device control easier

Logitech has announced a new member of the Harmony universal remote family. This isn’t a normal remote control like the other offerings Logitech has …

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Announced (Video)

Logitech has announced a new keyboard designed for your living room, the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard, and it is designed to give the same …

Gear & Gadgets

Android Tablets Outsell Apple’s iPad In 2013

Apple’s iPad has been the most popular tablet platform since the first iPad launched back in April of 2010, although according to a recent report by …

Apple Patents Live Voicemail Screening, Would Let Users Pick Up And Answer Mid-Message

Apple has a new patent published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), and this one is a result of its deal to acquire Nortel’s considerable trove of intellectual property with the Rockstar consortium of tech companies. The patent describes a method for letting user listen in on, as well as …

RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

Today, while reporting its 2013 fourth quarter results RadioShack announced plans to close 1,100 of its 4,000 stores in a bid to stem losses. The parts drawer and the RC toys and the various different types of solder and breadboards. RadioShack. It is quickly dying.<p>RadioShack reported a loss of …

Altergaze Enables Smartphone Virtual Reality From £50 (video)

If you fancy transforming your iPhone or Samsung smartphone into a virtual reality interface you are going to be very interested in this new device …

Uber Surge Drop alerts when regular rates resume

Uber will now alert would-be users looking for a ride when “surge” pricing – the higher fare rate triggered when demand rises – is over, in an update …

Tesla Announces Ambitious European Expansion Plans

Ahead of the Geneva Auto Show, Tesla has announced plans to significantly expand its footprint in Europe. And for good reason. According to the news release announcing 30 new European service centers and stores, Telsa notes that it expects the combined sales in Europe and Asia to be twice as high …

Tylt Vu Wireless Charger

Qi wireless charging is great if your phone has it. What's not so great is trying to find the hotspot on your charger, so that you don't set your …

Jackery Leaf Premium iPhone 5s Battery Case Review

The iPhone 5s’s battery ain’t half bad. In fact, the average user can probably go a whole day and then some without a recharge. Not so, though, for …

Audi to Debut New TT and TTS Sports Cars in Geneva

Audi is showing off its latest generation TT and TTS sports cars in Geneva. The new cars are making their world premier at the Geneva Motor Show. …

Lifesaver iPhone Case Gives Your Smartphone A Dedicated Hardware Panic Button

The Lifesaver Case is kicking off an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign today, to fund the production of hardware that adds a unique personal safety twist to your existing iPhone. The Apple smartphone-specific case has a built-in hardware switch that contacts emergency services, and provides them with …

Mercedes demos CarPlay: Promises Android link when Google delivers

Mercedes has walked through its Apple CarPlay integration, as well as committing to support Android integration whenever Google deems fit to release …

Brabus 800 iBusiness Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you just can't get away from work — so instead of staying in the office, take the office with you in the …

Hop Into Kenguru, The Electric Car Designed For Wheelchair Users

What car has four wheels, one door and no seats? The Kenguru of course! Able to cruise at up to 45 km/h (28 mph) with a range of up to 110 km (68 …

Best Devices to Debut at the Mobile World Congress 2014

Mobile World Congress 2014 turned out to be an action-packed event last week. Several OEMs showcased their flagship devices at the big event, mostly …

Fender releases the Slide instrument interface

Fender has moved away from the now familiar rectangular stick form factor of competitors like the iRig HD and Apogee's JAM, and instead wrapped its …

Watch Microsoft’s Cortana Assistant For Windows Phone 8.1 Shown Off On Video

Want to see how Cortana works on Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1? Gander above and all of the virtual digital assistant’s functions and features will be revealed. Well maybe not all, but this video (via TNW) does show a good amount, particularly around setup.<p>The oddly silent demo doesn’t feature any …

Cone Music Player

Listening to music should be simple — no setup, no worrying about where to plug things in, no connecting multiple devices, and no fumbling around …