Customer Story: Think Up Consulting

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Think Up Consulting is a young, fast-growing agency based in Greenville, South Carolina. The agency specializes in brand strategy, change management and strategic consulting to help global brands make deep, lasting connections with customers. For Think Up, the ability to ensure seamless communication and reliable security while maximizing productivity are musts. To support these priorities, the company chose Microsoft 365 … Read More

Microsoft HoloLens Brings Augmented-Reality to Your Living Room

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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 audio. The user can perceive … Read More

Was the 2016 Census Really Hacked or Attacked?

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On Tuesday 9th August 2016, approximately 13 million Australian households sat down to complete the Census. For over 100 years, the Census has provided a vital snapshot of Australia, showing how our nation has evolved over time, and enabling governments to plan for the future. This year, for the first time, the ABS expected more than 60% of households to … Read More

The Temporary Tattoo That Monitors Your Blood Alcohol Level

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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 induce sweating, and then reads … Read More

Seagate Unveils Worlds Largest 60-Terabyte Solid State Drive

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In early 2016, Samsung announced its 15TB PM1633a SSD, which at the time was the world’s largest SSD, dwarfing all competition. But not to be outdone, Seagate this month stunned the world by revealing a 60TB SAS SSD, quadrupling its rival’s capacity. The Seagate drive was unveiled at the Flash Memory Summit in California, and should be available in 2017. … Read More

The Google VR Tilt Brush Lets You Paint Virtual Worlds

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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 controller. An intuitive virtual toolbox … Read More

Google Bets the Farm on Artificial Intelligence

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai published his 2016 Founder’s Letter in April, describing how the search engine giant will focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning over the coming years. AI is the driver behind many advanced Internet features that help us to solve the problems we encounter in daily life. It lets us use voice to search for information. It … Read More

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

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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 Somm, manufactured by Synek, is … Read More

How Driverless Cars Will Revolutionise Personal Transport

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The vast majority of cars on the road today are used only by their owners, and are not shared in any structured manner. But that’s all about to change. Within a decade or two, self-driving cars will become commonplace. Vehicles will coast around our towns and cities without a human behind the wheel. Imagine the day when an autonomous car … Read More

Australia’s New Cyber-Security Minister Acknowledges National Vulnerabilities

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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 minister, who was appointed to … Read More