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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 turn out that way (at least not yet). With...
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....
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 browser and ‘go on-line’ to check their emails,...
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. With the mas­sive global eco­nomic changes of the...