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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,...
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...
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...