Author Archives: Eric Mack

New electrolyte to enable cheaper, less toxic magnesium-sulfur-based batteries

There’s another promising contender in the race to supplant the dominance of lithium-ion and metal-hydride based batteries in the world of energy storage. New research from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s (KIT’s) Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) d…Read More…

Five hidden features that make Android Lollipop worth the upgrade

Gizmag digs a little deeper into a handful of the most compelling new features and upgrades that make Lollipop the sweetest Android release yet. .. Continue Reading Five hidden features that make Android Lollipop worth the upgradeSection: Mobile TechnologyTags: Android, Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android L, Google I/O, Google Play, Nexus, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Operating…Read More…

Android 5.0 Lollipop review: The green robot grows up

Android 5.0 Lollipop has finally begun to arrive on millions of devices worldwide, in addition to the new Nexus devices that also began shipping this month. With this upgrade, Android takes a big step to become a more mature mobile operating system, as does the entire mobile world with it. .. Continue Reading Android 5.0…Read More…

Soon we could make all sorts of things from sawdust

This is science at its best: Decades ago, the only practical use for sawdust was to soak up vomit, but thanks to scientists at a Belgian university who developed a new chemical process, that same sawdust could soon be used to create gasoline and other …Read More…

Cubic mixes Siri, Google Now and Samantha from “Her”

A Russian company is working to perfect an interesting new digital personal assistant that could bridge the gap between Google Now and Siri and more futuristic artificial intelligence concepts like Samantha, Joaquin Phoenix’s digital companion in the movie Her. .. Continue Reading Cubic mixes Siri, Google Now and Samantha from “Her” Section: RoboticsTags: Android, Apple,…Read More…

Elon Musk reveals SpaceX drone ships will retrieve reusable rockets

SpaceX is banking on its plan to recycle rockets as a means of cutting the cost of space travel and transport. CEO Elon Musk revealed the latest part of this puzzle over the weekend: the autonomous spaceport drone ship. .. Continue Reading Elon Musk r…Read More…

Review: Archt One is tops for all-in-one Bluetooth sound

Last month, Gizmag reported on the Archt One (pronounced “ark-one”) Kickstarter kick-off and its promise to fill a room with consistent, high quality omnidirectional sound via its warhead-shaped wireless speaker. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to …Read More…

Review: Motorola’s Droid Turbo is powerful, but is it perfect?

When it was first announced last month, Motorola’s Droid Turbo sure looked like one of the most muscular smartphones yet. Since then, Gizmag has had a chance to test one out to see if this beefed up Moto X lives up to expectations. .. Continue Reading…Read More…

YouTube announces Music Key subscription music video service

YouTube’s long-rumored music service will soon be a reality, Google announced Wednesday. Dubbed YouTube Music Key, the monthly subscription service launched an invite-only beta with minimal details. .. Continue Reading YouTube announces Music Key subscription music video serviceSection: MusicTags: Audio, Google, Google Play, YouTubeRelated Articles: Google reportedly launching YouTube music subscription service Google Play Music…Read More…

Kyocera Brigadier review: Nearly unbreakable without breaking the bank

Lately, smartphones are growing larger, lighter and thinner, making them increasingly frail to the point where we might have to worry about a $1,000 iPhone 6 Plus warping or bending in a back pocket. Amid this strange new status quo, the Kyocera Brigad…Read More…