Moto 360 vs. LG G Watch R: Up close with the best round smartwatches

Wearable Electronics
Moto 360 vs. LG G Watch R: Up close with the best round smartwatches
If you're looking for a round-faced smartwatch this holiday season, you have two sharp-looking Android Wear watches to choose from. We have the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R in house right now, and have a few thoughts (and plenty of pictures) to help you decide. read more
Good Thinking
The puffer jacket that turns into a travel pillow
Using clothing or bags as a pillow while traveling will often result in a sore neck. Problems like that could be a thing of the past with Tumi's Patrol Travel Puffer Jacket, which transforms into a pillow when you stuff it into a hidden pouch in the collar. read more
Around The Home
Aura tree ornaments for those dreaming of a wireless Christmas
Powered by Aura has developed a system to wirelessly power up Christmas tree lights. The Aura system is centered around the Aura Power Ring, which can be placed under or within a tree to wirelessly transfer power to the LED ornaments. read more
Architecture
Boston's first LEED Platinum building to become energy positive
A high-sustainability design has been released for an expanded building in the US. Behnisch Architekten says that Boston's EpiCenter will become the largest energy-positive commercial building in New England and perhaps on the East Coast. The building will house youth charity Artists for Humanity. read more
Bicycles
Augur's Wolf bike lights dim when they get near their own kind
If you're riding right behind another cyclist using a bright tail light, its high-intensity output can be blinding. That's why Australian cycling tech firm Augur created Wolf lights. They communicate with one another, and dim to avoid dazzling their users. read more
Music
Review: BeatBuddy drum machine in a stomp
When musician David Packouz couldn't find a stomp-based drum machine that didn't sound, well, like a drum machine or one that could provide fills, changes and accent hits on the fly, he set about designing and building his own. Gizmag reviews the BeatBuddy drum machine pedal. read more
Architecture
Loughborough University researchers unveil plans to commercialize 3D concrete printing
The UK's Loughborough University recently announced a deal with construction company Skanska and architecture firm Foster + Partners to develop and commercialize 3D concrete printing. read more
Science
Soon we could make all sorts of things from sawdust
Researchers have been able to take the cellulose in sawdust and convert it into hydrocarbon chains. These can be used as an additive in gasoline or as building blocks to create plastics, rubber, nylon, insulation foams and other materials normally made from ethylene, propylene and benzene. read more
Automotive
Suped-up Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 "Extenso" unveiled
Lamborghini's Gallardo GT3 partner Reiter Engineering has announced a new version of the car. The GT3 is a modified race-spec version of the famous Gallardo. The new upgrade will make the car wider, lighter and more powerful than the existing Gallardo FL2 GT3 version. read more
Mobile Technology
Plan V lets you charge your phone using a 9-volt battery
Smartphones are more powerful than ever, but they still have an annoying tendency to run out of juice just when you need them most. Plan V could get you out of such a fix, as it's a small and light keyring-based device that can be used to charge your smartphone from a 9-volt battery. read more
Around The Home
Miito reimagines the kettle
We all know that you should boil only what you need in a kettle to avoid wasting energy, but overfilling is still very common. The Miito combats this problem by using induction heating to boil just the water you need. read more
Architecture
POD-Indawo: Small living South African style
A team of designers and architects based in South Africa has produced this charming prefabricated tiny home designed especially for the climate and conditions of their country. The versatile POD-Indawo can operate on or off-grid, and sports a decent-sized porch and an upstairs sleeping area. read more
Space
Swiss scientists discover DNA remains active after space journey and re-entry
Scientists from the University of Zurich (UZH) have discovered that DNA can survive not only a flight through space, but also re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere and still remain active. read more


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