Yamaha courts analog and digital music lovers with connected turntable

Setting up a living room hi-fi system generally involves getting to grips with cables, lots of cables. But the audio landscape has changed in recent years, as evidenced by the vast number of Bluetooth speakers on sale today. Yamaha has introduced a new turntable that’s designed to bridge the gap between analog and digital music […]

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New superbug breaks through the last line of antibiotic defense

Common bacteria living on our skin has raised a red flag for scientists concerned with the rise of superbugs, as new research reveals the spread of a new type of drug-resistant infection around the globe. Some sub-strains of the bacteria have now outfoxed the last known antibiotics that may be able curtail it, raising the […]

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Water discovered hidden deep beneath Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Scientists may have discovered large amounts of water hidden deep beneath the surface of Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot. The discovery, which was made using ground-based telescopes, opens up the possibility that extremophile lifeforms could exist in the atmosphere of the enigmatic gas giant. Jupiter is one of the most visually striking and scientifically fascinating […]

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Last gasp? NASA fires up fading Kepler telescope for Campaign 19

Although the science mission of its successor, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is now underway, NASA isn’t done with the Kepler Space Telescope just yet. Its scientists have awoken the deep space probe to gather scientific data yet again, though with an unknown amount of fuel and a compromised performance, there’s no telling how […]

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Danforce G1 Pro super-modular flashlight is killing it on Kickstarter

The team at Danforce appear to have stuffed more into a flashlight than we’d have imagined possible – or even necessary. The super-modular G1 Pro is an adjustable-focus flashlight throwing out up to 1,080 lumens. But it’s also a lantern, a compass and a power bank, with mounts, clips and accessories galore – and it’s […]

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New Roomba i7+ takes a load off owners by emptying itself

Robotic vacuums like the Roomba have saved plenty of people from pushing or pulling a bulky unit around their homes, but the little buggers still required manual emptying – a regular occurrence given their small stature. iRobot’s new Roomba i7+ can now handle that task as well thanks to a new base station that seals […]

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Gallery: Million-dollar motorhomes and classy caravans of the 2018 Caravan Salon

This year’s Düsseldorf Caravan Salon had a fascinating selection of production and concept campers of all styles and sizes. We’ve already looked at the smallest trailers of the show; now it’s time to turn our attention to the coupe-swallowing, triple-axle motorhomes, off-road expedition trucks and stretched luxury caravans. These are the most expensive, well-equipped and […]

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Former Rolls-Royce engineer introduces glampers to pod life

Micro-houses come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve seen egg-shaped models, triangular units, and cylindrical ones too, now former Rolls-Royce and Bentley engineer Jag Virdie has created the Conker. The novel dwelling, which looks like a big ball, comes with multiple options, including off-grid functionality. The Conker is available in two sizes: a semi-sphere, which […]

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