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Heal itself phone screens?

In order to make a material that can heal itself, you want it's chemical bonds to be noncovalent—that is, be able to break and re-form over and over. Scientists have created self-healing polymers before, but the noncovalent bonds they've used haven't been appropriate for something that needs to conduct electricity, like a smartphone screen or [...]

March 27th, 2018|

Bill Gates on Cryptocurrency

Bill Gates, the former chief executive of Microsoft, is concerned by the cryptocurrency craze, saying that the anonymity offered by the new technology has “caused deaths in a fairly direct way”. Speaking during a Reddit AMA, Gates argued that “the government’s ability to find money laundering and tax evasion and terrorist funding is a good thing. “Right [...]

March 12th, 2018|

‘Apple Healthcare’?

Apple is launching its own primary care health clinics called AC Wellness, following Amazon and Warren Buffett’s push into healthcare. Similar to Amazon’s team up with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan, the AC Wellness Network aims to serve Apple’s roster of employees and their families providing “compassionate, effective healthcare to the Apple employee population”. Two healthcare centres are planned [...]

March 5th, 2018|

The best part is, it doesn’t look like a smartwatch

We get it, You want all the convenience and technological intelligence of a smartwatch, but still want to attend grown-up parties without looking like an extra from 'Men In Black'. All you wanted to do is count your steps in peace, but you reach for a glass of champagne, pulling back your sleeve, and all [...]

February 26th, 2018|

Too many ways to DM?

All of these inboxes to check and ways to talk to one another, in theory, make communication easier. But in practice? This disjointed way of communicating in the modern world just makes everything more exhausting. Instead of having one place to check, we have a dozen, and it makes the likelihood that something will fall [...]

February 20th, 2018|

4 reasons why you should be using VLC 3.0

1. Supports HDR videos The future of all video content is HDR (High Dynamic Range). The video format makes videos pop more with higher contrast, wider range of color, and increased brightness. Simply put: HDR videos look superior to non-HDR content. There are several competing HDR formats. VLC 3.0 supports HDR10. You still need a TV, computer, tablet, [...]

February 12th, 2018|

World’s largest virtual power plant

Tesla is about to become a very important part of South Australia's power grid. The company's Powerwall batteries are set to provide the juice for a massive "virtual power plant" in the country that will provide electricity for up to 50,000 homes over the next four years, according to the government. Under the program, households will [...]

February 5th, 2018|

How blockchain technology is going to shape our future

While excitement about the potential of blockchain has been brewing in the technology sector for some time now, the hype recently penetrated the mainstream as bitcoin furore has reached fever pitch. At Inspirefest 2017, Amor Sexton, senior innovation manager at Citi, provided a clear and concise explanation of just what blockchain is for those of us [...]

January 22nd, 2018|

Uber air taxis

Ride-sharing has disrupted transportation in many cities, and not always for the better. Some surveys show services like Uber and Lyft actually add to the congestion in urban areas, with more cars on the road competing for the same amount of road space. To solve the problem, many are looking to the skies, essentially air [...]

January 15th, 2018|

3 devices every apple user needs in the new year

While some of you out there may have been wishing and praying to find a Razor Phone or a selfie drone under the tree this year, the vast majority were probably thinking AirPods or bust. And if someone really loves you, you may have even scored a new iPhone X or MacBook Pro — and are preparing to be the envy [...]

January 8th, 2018|