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The start of the São Paulo International Motor Show usually means a cool concept pickup truck or two. This year's show doesn't disappoint, as Volkswagen debuts the clever, little Tarok Concept. The near-production small pickup is influenced heavily by smart, modern SUVs but still does serious work, carrying payloads up to 1 tonne (1.1 ton) in an extendable bed that grows around cargo... Co
During a recent Beijing event focused on the future of housing, Open Architecture, in collaboration with Chinese electronics firm Xiaomi, unveiled a tiny shelter for Mars. It's very conceptual and there's no suggestion the dwelling will actually be installed on the Red Planet, but it's interesting to see architects tackle the idea... Continue Reading Conceptual shelter envisions small livi
Nikon has announced the winning photos from the 2018 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, the 44th annual contest celebrating “excellence in photography through the light microscope.”The first place photo, shown above and captured by Emirati photographer Yousef Al Habshi, shows part of the compound eye of an Asian Red Palm weevil and the greenish scales that surround it. Th
A surreal close-up of a weevil eye has taken the top prize at this year's Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. The magnificent annual photography competition, in its 44th year, celebrates the skill and artistry in the world of microscopic photography... Continue Reading Nikon Small World winners zoom in on microscopic marvels Category: Digital Cameras Tags: Awards
Although there are presently numerous consumer underwater drones on the market, one that really caught our eye was Chasing Innovations' Gladius Advanced Pro. Now, the company has announced the smaller, lighter and cheaper Gladius Mini, which actually has some extra features... Continue Reading Gladius Mini underwater drone is small but capable Category: Drones Tags: Remote Con
Everything outside the small photo blind is silent except for the two ravens perched on the top of a dead tree cawing and a few flies quietly buzzing around. I’ve mounted the 500mm lens on the camera and pointed it towards the pine trees far away. My huge, directional Sennheiser microphone is aimed in the same direction. I am in the wild Taiga of Finland, the home of brown bears and wolves,
Lighting manufacturer Profoto is teasing users with a video clip that includes shots of a new light it's planning to announce later this month. Billing the launch as ‘something big’ for ‘something small’ the company’s new head appears to be compact and portable, and from the description quick to set up and take down again.It also appears to be a totally new light that is designed specifically to
A "straight out of science fiction" liquid membrane developed by a team of Penn State mechanical engineers acts as a "reverse filter" that lets large objects through while blocking small ones. The self-healing, stabilized liquid material, which mimics many of the properties of a cell membrane, acts counter-intuitively as the polar opposite of a conventional sieve... Continue Reading "Rever
In June, Nikon announced the development of a new AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR fixed focal length super-telephoto lens. At the time, there was not a lot of information available aside from the lens being designed to be compact and lightweight and that it would utilize a Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element. We now have a full rundown of features, specifications and availability information for yo
The gaming arm of Asus – the Republic of Gamers – has unveiled a new powerhouse laptop at Gamescom in Germany. The 17.3 inch slim bezel display of the Strix SCAR II (GL704) has allowed engineers to cram the screen into a 15.7-inch laptop chassis, making the new Strix a tad more portable than other 17-inch gaming laptops on the market... Continue Reading Asus squeezes a big screen into a sm 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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