Category: Whats New

Surgical Needle That Sucks Wine From Bottle Without Removing Cork

ORAVIN WINE ACCESS SYSTEM Brian Klutch Wanting only a glass or two of wine puts drinkers in a tough spot. Once the bottle’s opened, the wine starts to oxidize and lose its flavor. No rubber stopper will halt the process, leaving partial bottles to go to waste. Greg Lambrecht, a medical-device entrepreneur, figured out a way to solve the problem. […]

These Ski Boots Are Comfortable Uphill And Down

BOOTS MADE FOR WALKING Greg Maxson Even though skiers are spending more time hiking into the backcountry, their boots are still geared to traditional lift-access runs. Most alpine boots have cuffs and uppers that are single, rigid pieces, which makes walking in them awkward and painful. And boots made specifically for trudging through snow are so flexible that they’re harder […]

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close with the Lupo 3L, a three-cylinder coupe that could go 78.4 miles on one gallon of diesel. Not satisfied, VW tasked star engineer Ulrich Hackenberg, […]

Smart’ Windows Lighten And Darken On Cue

SONTE FILM Apply: A reusable, semipermanent adhesive holds the liquid-crystal-based film in place. Plug: The system runs off standard power outlets. Greg Maxson Call it the curse of the picture window. Big panes may light up a home, but they also let in enough heat to drive up the temperature by several degrees, raising cooling costs. Self-tinting windows solve the […]

Vertu’s New Signature Touch phone is a titanium and leather-clad luxury that you can’t afford (hands-on)

“I’m not using an iPhone 6S — that’s the phone of the poor!” If that sounds like something you’d say then let me introduce you to your next smartphone. It’s called the New Signature Touch and it’s the latest luxury device from British brand Vertu. Competition is fierce in the smartphone world, but this 5.2-inch phone separates itself from the pack with […]

Facebook opens a new AI research lab in Montreal

Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research team is expanding. The company announced a brand new AI lab that just opened in Montreal, which joins the network of existing labs based in Menlo Park, New York City and Paris. “The Montreal lab will house research scientists and engineers working on a wide range of ambitious AI research projects, but it will also have a special focus […]

New Audi R8 LMS GT4 race car is one serious looker

Audi’s big news at the New York Auto Show was the introduction of its Audi Sport brand, but the company had one other surprise up its sleeve. Audi used the backdrop of New York to unveil its latest race car, the Audi R8 LMS GT4. It’s meant for production-based racing, which means this car is directly related to the Audi R8you’ll see out on […]

T-Mobile confirms the new Apple Watch will get LTE speeds

The Apple Watch Series 3 comes with built-in LTE, but as MacRumorspointed out, T-Mobile’s add-on $10 wearable plan limits devices to 512kb/s connections. Tonight T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced its plan for the Watch will include unlimited 4G LTE, saying that “We always listen & act!” That should help keep things even among the US carriers for anyone picking up a new iPhone and/or wrist-worn accessory. […]