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This year's Sony World Photography Awards garnered a whopping 300,000-plus submissions from more than 200 countries. This massive assortment of images has now been reduced to a stunning set of winners, which together shine a light on everything from South Africa under apartheid to the Persian tradition of using animal carcasses in sport... Continue Reading Gallery: Powerful portraits and p
You can't argue with the convenience and comfort of camping with a hammock, but you could certainly argue with the bitter cold that can accompany such a sleeping arrangement. The newly announced Swayy is an all-in-one camping hammock that takes a novel approach to insulation, by creating a hanging pocket of air around your backside to fend off what its creators call "Cold Butt Syndrome."..
The French aren't the only ones building expandable camping trailers, but they do seem to do it at the highest level. A few years ago, we looked at the telescoping Beauer 3X, and last year it was the feature-packed sCarabane. Now French startup Tipoon has come up with an equally ingenious design, a compact "travel machine" that sits low and hauls gear on the ride and grows up and out at ca
In a move that should give Lyft passengers that warm fuzzy feeling of helping the environment while getting from A to B, the ride-sharing company has announced that all its rides around the world will be carbon neutral – starting today. This will be achieved through the purchase of carbon offsets, which will require a multi-million-dollar investment in the first year alone... Continue Read
It appears that the US Air Force is taking recent reports of Russian and Chinese hypersonic weapon systems seriously, as it's upped its game by awarding Lockheed Martin a contract worth up to US$928 million to develop a conventional strike weapon capable of flying over five times the speed of sound. The company's Lockheed Martin Space division in Huntsville, Alabama will carry out the inde
Chances are, you probably don't use many stir sticks at home. Coffee shops, however, go through a great deal of the things on a daily basis. Inventor Scott Amron didn't like the thought of all that plastic and/or wood being thrown away, so he created the Stircle... Continue Reading Stir-stick-sparing Stircle spins up your coffee Category: Good Thinking Tags: Coffee Wa
According to Brooklyn-based ELIA Life Technology, less than one percent of visually-impaired people can read braille. It's notoriously difficult to master, with users reportedly taking up to 10 months to learn the alphabet. The company's new ELIA Frames system, however, can apparently be learned in just three hours... Continue Reading New tactile reading system may be better than braille
Toyota has announced that its Toyota and Lexus-branded vehicles will include vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies by 2021. The tech will be available in the US market that year, and the company hopes to push communications standards for both vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V)... Continue Reading Toyota to have connected vehicle technologies in the US by 2021 Ca
For a number of years now, Lenovo-owned Motorola has specialized in mid-range Android smartphones that combine decent specs and design with affordable prices. With the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, and Moto G6 Plus, unveiled today at a special event in Brazil, that tradition continues... Continue Reading The Moto G6, G6 Play and G6 Plus want to rule the smartphone mid-range Category: Mobile Tech
Last month, New Atlas took the opportunity to explore just some of Amsterdam's modern architectural highlights, taking in museums, apartment blocks, bridges and bicycle parks along the way. We've put together a gallery of what we saw in a city, perhaps the city, at the forefront of contemporary building design... Continue Reading Gallery: Amsterdam's out-there modern architecture Category is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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