Apr 19

The Future of News

Friday April 19, 2021
The death of Multitasking: Unitasking and focus pills lead the way.

The death of Multitasking:
Unitasking and focus pills lead the way.

Mul­ti­task­ing is out and Uni­task­ing is in. But can you zero in with­out your focus pills? Technology’s promise was to give us more time to con­cen­trate on the impor­tant things in life. Of course, it didn’t quite...   more
Nomadic lifestyles: Living with less

Nomadic lifestyles: Living with less

New gen­er­a­tions take their dig­i­tal life on the road. There’s no doubt about it. Travel is big. The travel indus­try has been explod­ing in recent years, with fig­ures show­ing an 86% increase in leisure travel from 2010 to...   more
The 24 Hr Office: When the office becomes a home

The 24 Hr Office: When the office becomes a home

With an increas­ing world pop­u­la­tion, there has been a mass short­age in inner city hous­ing and office space world­wide. Rent prices are sky­rock­et­ing beyond afford­able lev­els and traf­fic gen­er­ated by com­muters is a bane of cities...   more
Augmented reality: The two worlds merge.

Augmented reality: The two worlds merge.

Divi­sions between the Inter­net and the real world are blur­ring as the two con­tinue to merge. In its early days, the Inter­net remained sep­a­rate from the ‘real’ world and there was lit­tle over­lap. Peo­ple would open up a web...   more
America begins switch to the metric system

America begins switch to the metric system

Fol­low­ing a report find­ing that the United States cus­tom­ary sys­tem of mea­sure­ment costs the econ­omy an esti­mated $19 bil­lion every year on rela­bel­ing, con­ver­sion costs, man­u­fac­tur­ing mis­takes and trade alone, Amer­ica has decided to undergo metrication....   more
Japan's City in the Sky

Japan’s City in the Sky

Japan is now in talks to make their ‘City in the Sky’ project a real­ity. Con­ceived by the Shimizu Cor­po­ra­tion two decades ago, devel­op­ments in build­ing mate­ri­als and other tech­nolo­gies have now made this unique con­cept...   more
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Bugs on the menu: A new joint opens in New York

Bugs on the menu: A new joint opens in New York

Roasted grasshop­per? Fried bee lar­vae? Locust stew? Yes please. We’ve seen bugs become increas­ingly pop­u­lar as a high nutri­ent, low-calorie pro­tein source over recent years. With a broad­en­ing of minds due to an increase in inter­na­tional travel and peo­ple eat­ing less meat due to high pric­ing and...
Tricky fingers:  Minority Report's gesture control gets an upgrade

Tricky fingers: Minority Report’s gesture control gets an upgrade

Minor­ity Report and Gmail Motion pre­dicted ges­ture based soft­ware con­trol but they for­got one thing: Humans are lazy. Whilst just an April Fools day prank back in 2011, Google’s Gmail Motion attracted a lot of atten­tion with the promise of intu­itive, ges­ture based com­puter con­trols....
Google Dog meet Google Cat: Gps pet tracking

Google Dog meet Google Cat: Gps pet tracking

Mil­lions of dogs and cats are lost each year, but that’s about to become a thing of the past, with new GPS ani­mal micro-chipping promis­ing to reunite lost pets with their owners. Pet microchip­ping has been pop­u­lar for decades, but it’s only really use­ful...
The House of the Future?

The House of the Future?

Well, it didn’t quite turn out like this but here’s a great lit­tle slice of how inter­net com­pany Arnet envi­sioned the ‘house of the future’ back in 2010. (Note: the video is in Span­ish but you don’t need to under­stand Span­ish to appre­ci­ate the humor.)  ...
Dr. Toilet

Dr. Toilet

Could a toi­let become your new doctor? Japan has long been a leader in toi­let tech­nol­ogy with their auto­matic toosh-cleaning jets and accom­pa­ny­ing dry­ing sys­tems, but now, a new tech­nol­ogy brings the toi­let closer to sci­ence fic­tion for the rest of us. Intro­duc­ing a toi­let...
Pay per drive

Pay per drive

Now that in 2021, 96% of all cars are fit­ted with GPS, we’re about to see some seri­ous changes on our roads. ‘Pay Per Drive’ — an elec­tronic tolling sys­tem where you pay depend­ing on two mea­sures: ‘How far you drive’ and ‘what time of day’....
The First Edition

The First Edition

Wel­come to the future of news. As we usher in the new year of 2021, we find our­selves in a time of dra­matic tech­no­log­i­cal and social change. It truly is a new fron­tier and we are play­ing by new rules. We have seen nim­ble busi­nesses...