Author Archives: admin

Microsoft HoloLens Brings Augmented-Reality to Your Living Room

The Microsoft HoloLens is an augmented-reality head-mounted display unit, with a tinted visor that sits in front of your eyes. The unit contains sensors, cameras, speakers, and a pair of transparent combiner lenses on which projected images are displayed. The speakers don’t obstruct external sounds, thereby allowing the wearer to hear virtual sounds alongside environmental […]

The Temporary Tattoo That Monitors Your Blood Alcohol Level

You’ve probably heard of personal breathalysers and wristbands that read your blood alcohol level. But now researchers at the University of California in San Diego have developed a tattoo that analyses your sweat to determine the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream. The temporary stick-on tattoo releases a drug called pilocarpine onto your skin to […]

The Google VR Tilt Brush Lets You Paint Virtual Worlds

Hailed as MS Paint for the next generation, Google’s new virtual reality Tilt Brush transforms your environment into a digital canvas, letting you paint freely in virtual worlds where the only limit is your imagination. Wearing the HTC Vive headset, artists can draw and create three-dimensional images, and manipulate their surroundings, using the HTC hand […]

Synek Somm – The Web-Connected Wine Dispenser That Adapts To Your Palate

Household gadgets are becoming increasingly intelligent. Everything from washing machines to fridges are being connected to the Internet of Things – a network of devices embedded with electronics, software and sensors enabling these objects to collect and share data. And now this smart embedded technology is set to revolutionise the way we drink wine. The […]

Australia’s New Cyber-Security Minister Acknowledges National Vulnerabilities

Dan Tehan, the new minister in charge of the government’s cyber-security program, used his maiden public address to turn attention to our national security vulnerabilities. Mr Tehan warned that Australia’s exposure to hackers, cyber-terrorists and rogue states should be addressed as a matter of priority. In a speech to the National Press Club, the new […]