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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|

Top Picks: Christmas tech gifts 2017

Christmas is finally here, but if you haven't finished your shopping yet - or even started it - don't panic! There's still just enough time to find the perfect tech gift. From the Amazon Echo Plus to the Anki Cosmo, 2017 has been a great year for new technology, meaning there are loads of options for the gadget [...]

December 18th, 2017|

Are HP computers carrying a keylogger?

In November, a computer programmer spotted some strange code while trying to control a backlit keyboard on a Hewlett-Packard laptop. It was a keylogger which if turned on by a hacker is capable of monitoring every keystroke you type and save this activity to a file. It's a common hacking technique used to steal passwords, [...]

December 12th, 2017|

Imagine an office-car for megacity traffic

According to the 2016 census data 8.5 million people live in the Big Apple (New York). It seems impressive until you realize that there are 15 megacities in China that blow New York away with populations over 10 million. All those humans in one area means that traffic can be a real challenge. One company think it [...]

December 4th, 2017|

High-tech Security Robots

If you’ve ever heard of Knightscope’s security robots, it was probably due to their high-profile failures: A, Robocop failed to detect a staircase and killed itself by driving into a water fountain and B, Another ran over a toddler’s foot in a shopping mall. On Wednesday, Knightscope announced two new potential mess-ups were joining the force: the K1 and the K5 buggy. [...]

November 27th, 2017|