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2021
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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 2020. And it shows no signs of slow­ing down....
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 every­where. A trans­for­ma­tion of office spaces promises a...
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....
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,...
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...
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...
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’....
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 possible. The Biggest Man Made Struc­ture on Earth The...
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...