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Modern inventions are great and there is no denying that the likes of Twitter have added an exciting twist to our lives in recent years. However, if you sometimes wish that you lived in the 19th century you might be frustrated by the lack of gadgets which cater to your seriously retro tendencies. Thank goodness for Adam Vaughan then. The web developer from Cumbria has...

Do you remember that crazy day in October 2012? How we gasped in amazement as a chap called Felix threw himself into the sky and plummeted to Earth. It seems fair to say that few of us expected a soft toy called Babbage to follow his example less than a year later. It is a strange world we live in, though, and Babbage has now successfully completed his descent. The distance...

If you have ever seen the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me then there are probably a few things you remember most of all. First of all, there was our old friend Jaws. However, gadget fans will no doubt fondly recall the car which turned into a submarine in a fantastic underwater chase sequence. This was a custom built Lotus Esprit Series 1 vehicle which was called...

Quiz fans might want to take note of the name Kirobo. This is the answer to future pub quiz questions about the name of the first robot to head into space. Kirobo is a 13.4 inch tall robot designed by the Research Centre for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo as part of their Kibo Robot Project. The name of the little fellow comes from the Japanese...

Mother Nature knows best, so if you are planning to build a vehicle to roam about under the water your best bet would be to see how creatures do it. You don’t have to be a huge fan of The Little Mermaid to know that crabs are great at getting around on the ocean floor. The type of remotely operated underwater vehicle which has traditionally been used doesn’t have the...

It seems safe to say that we all love a giant space battle from time to time. Well, that is exactly what just happened on the 28th of July. A five hour battle was waged in the heavens for control of a number of planetary systems and thousands of ships were involved in the action. Hang on though, it didn’t really happen, did it? Ah, it was a battle on the Eve Online game....

So, you like listening to music and you hate your phone’s battery dying on you? Hey, we might have come across the perfect little gadget for you. A designer from Glasgow has come up with the idea for a pair of headphones which can be used to allow your phone to get charged up using solar energy. The man with the plan is called Andrew Anderson and his headphones are called...

With smart technology being added into so many different things these days it was only a matter of time before someone starting messing with our blooming socks. The people behind this new idea are from the US and the firm is called Heapsylon. The great thing about these smart socks is that they err, well, basically they help you monitor your balance and way of walking....

From time to time we see a story about scientists trying to make a flying car, but we never seem to hear as much about flying bikes. Now why is that? Could it be because it is a frankly ludicrous idea which will never become reality? Ah, if you think like that then some Czechs could be about to give you a big surprise. It is true that we have heard little about flying...

An exciting sounding new gaming accessory called Omni could be with us soon. It is being made by a company named Virtuix and it involves, well, virtual walking really, Hold on though, virtual walking could be the future of gaming as we know it. The Omni set up includes a special platform and some shoes. You can control the on screen characters using your foot movements....