Moto 360 vs. Asus ZenWatch: Up close with two of 2014's best smartwatches

Wearable Electronics
Moto 360 vs. Asus ZenWatch: Up close with two of 2014's best smartwatches
The first two Android Wear watches were very gadgety-looking affairs, but three recent releases add some style to Google's wearable platform. We have two of those – the Moto 360 and Asus ZenWatch – in house right now, and have a few thoughts on how they compare. read more
Wearable Electronics
Kairos TBand turns almost any watch into a smartwatch
In June, Kairos rolled out its smart/mechanical hybrid, but what if you like the watch you already have? The Kairos Tband tries to square that circle by moving the "smart" from the watch to the band. read more
Medical
Protein that wakes up the brain could provide target for Alzheimer's prevention
In recent years, research has linked sleep problems to Alzheimer's disease. New research shows that removing orexin in mice, a protein that regulates arousal, wakefulness and appetite, enables them to sleep longer, suggesting it could be targeted to hinder development of the disease. read more
Architecture
Green living: Gizmag's Top 10 sustainable houses
Increasing numbers of people are outfitting their homes with sustainable technology, and the resulting boom in sustainable building is driving new levels of architectural innovation. Gizmag highlights ten remarkably innovative sustainable houses. read more
Medical
Magnetically-directed nanoparticles could help heal broken bones
Medical researchers from Keele and Nottingham Universities claim that coating magnetic nanoparticles with proteins and magnetically directing them to the site of an injury can help stimulate stem cells to regenerate broken bones without further surgery or external mechanical growth stimulation. read more
Mobile Technology
Helios Bluetooth solar-powered headphones aim to cut the cord for good
The Helios headphones rely on a photovoltaic panel built into the headband to draw on the Sun's power. The Exod team says each hour of exposure to natural light can provide its Bluetooth headphones with enough juice for half an hour of clean energy listening. read more
Automotive
Chevy scorches the virtual track with the laser-powered Chaparral 2X
After seeing Chevy's sneak preview of the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo, we got the idea that it was going to be the most extreme Vision Gran Turismo yet, both in terms of styling and technology. We weren't disappointed when Chevy pulled the cloth off at the LA Auto Show last week read more
Health and Wellbeing
Video games replace eye patch to treat lazy eye
Scientists have created computer games that significantly improved depth perception and binocular vision in people with a lazy eye. Unlike the traditional patch used to treat the condition, the video games encourage both eyes to work together. read more
Automotive
Mazda joins compact SUV market with new CX-3
Mazda has unveiled its entry in the ever-growing compact SUV segment. The CX-3 slots in below the CX-5 in Mazda's lineup, and will take on Nissan's Juke, Ford's EcoSport and Subaru's XV Crosstrek in the battle for buyers. read more
Aircraft
Boeing's ecoDemonstrator 787 tests green aviation technologies
If you're a major aerospace company and you want to assess a variety of environmentally-friendly technologies for use in your airplanes, do you spread those technologies out across several individual planes? Not always. Boeing puts them all in a single aircraft known as the ecoDemonstrator. read more
Mobile Technology
Flic lets you create a button for anything
If you're constantly doing the same thing on your phone and you wish there was just a button you could press instead, then you're in luck. Flic is a wireless button that you can set up to do anything. Examples include controlling lights, snoozing a phone alarm, playing music and triggering photos. read more
Music
Mikme wireless microphone captures quality audio on the move
A bunch of former AKG engineers have developed a new pocket-sized microphone aimed at making recording inspired moments of creativity as easy as possible. The Mikme can work as a standalone microphone, be cabled to a computer via USB or wirelessly paired with a smartphone running a companion app. read more
Robotics
Robot developed to perform ballast tank inspections on ships
Salt water is highly-corrosive, which is why crews of inspectors regularly have to go inside ships' ballast tanks to check for damage. Thanks to the German/Dutch RoboShip project, however, autonomous robots may soon be performing the task. read more
Space
NASA deploys four spacecraft to study magnetic reconnection
NASA has released a video depicting the initial stages of deployment of the ambitious Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, that will see four identical spacecraft study a phenomenon known for causing eruptions on the Sun and triggering aurora. read more
Around The Home
Onecue replaces all your remote controls with hand gestures
One problem with the number of living room gadgets available now is the number of remote controls that we need to use them. A new device from eyeSight seeks to remedy this issue by turning the user into a universal controller. Onecue allows users to control a host of devices via hand gestures. read more
Mobile Technology
printWiFi enables secure mobile printing on non-wireless printers
Having a printer that can accept documents from a smartphone or tablet is great, but unfortunately, there are still a lot legacy printers out there that can't print without wires. That's the problem that ImageTech is aiming to solve with its printWiFi and printUSB devices. read more
Laptops
2014 Windows 2-in-1 Comparison Guide
With different systems taking notably different approaches to the 2-in-1 form-factor, picking a hybrid machine can be one of the toughest decisions in tech. Join Gizmag, as we compare the top Windows hybrids, aka convertibles or 2-in-1s. read more
Around The Home
Coffee Gourmet one-cup filter is claimed to produce a superior brew
There's no shortage of companies promising to make you the perfect cup of coffee. Amongst the recent devices Gizmag has covered are the smartphone-connected Arist and Bruvelo, as well as the 4-hour Imperial Proper Coffee Drip. The new Coffee Gourmet filter, however, is simpler and quicker. read more
Automotive
SoundRacer VX: Choose your car's engine sound on the go
Our original look at the SoundRacer became one of Gizmag's most popular videos ever, and it's easy to see why. This fun device makes the most unassuming family car sound like a monster truck. And now SoundRacer's raising money for a new version that lets you choose your engine sound as you go. read more
Military
Nuclear weapons write their own security codes
To prevent a real life General Jack D Ripper from starting World War III, Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division is developing a system that uses a nuclear weapon's own radiation to protect itself from tampering. read more


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