Tweet sent using only brainwaves

Earlier this week Adam Wilson sent a Tweet. Good on you, Adam, but so what? Well, this Tweet was extraordinary because Adam sent it using his brainwaves. Operating machines using the mind has been done before (anyone remember the paralyzed woman drinking coffee using only her thoughts?), but never for something as mundane as updating […]

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Hotmail revamped to take on Gmail-giant

Microsoft’s free online email service, Hotmail, has been upgraded in order to combat market-share losses to Google’s Gmail. Hotmail.com, which has been in use since 1996, will be replaced by Outlook.com in an attempt to freshen Microsoft’s free online email service image. Along with the name change, Microsoft has thrown in several other upgrades. A […]

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Pucker up: ‘Kissenger’ device sends virtual smooches

If the sight of this egg-with-lips makes you do a double-take, don’t worry; it is odd. The Kissenger is a device meant to bring a bit of comfort to those who are far from their loved ones. It presents a strange appearance with a pair of lips stuck to what looks like an ostrich egg, […]

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Apple asks App developers to be Retina-Ready

If you’ve heard about the latest Macbook Pro, then you’ve probably also heard the term “Retina Display” bandied about, too. Retina Display is a relatively new innovation by Apple. Devices with Retina Display have a greater density of pixels, which means images achieve a greater degree of clarity. Once you compare a regular computer display […]

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Judge overturns Apple and Samsung’s bids for secrecy

A U.S. Judge has rejected requests by Apple and Samsung to keep out of the public eye key documents relating to the high-stakes, patent-infringement legal battle the two tech-giants are involved in. Late Tuesday, U.S. District Judge, Lucy Koh, issued a statement saying “it appears that the parties have overdesignated confidential documents and are seeking […]

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Glasses-free 3D-TV is in sight

Movie and TV enthusiasts around the globe will cheer tonight! The reign of the comical 3D glasses is drawing to a close. Scientists at MIT’s Media Lab, who are at the cutting edge of graphics technology, have developed a way to make 3D images visible without the aid of eyewear. Even better, this new version […]

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Windows Gadgets create vulnerabilities in your computer

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users will be familiar with the gadgets that can be displayed on the desktop. The ticking clock, RSS feeder, and weather monitor are examples of the neat little add-ons that provide Microsoft users with convenience. However, Microsoft has issued a recommendation on its Knowledge Base that they be disabled altogether. […]


“Internet Doomsday” tomorrow

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again just to make doubly sure you’re aware: July 9th (NZ July 10th) is the day the FBI and the American government will switch off DNS servers, cutting thousands of computers’ access to the internet. Many people have checked to see if they will be affected, but […]


iPad Mini rumours heating up

Apple is gearing up to unleash the iPad Mini before the year is out! Or so say rumours. Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch reported that people close to the matter, in the Apple Asian supply-chain, told them the component suppliers for Apple are preparing for mass production of a smaller-sized iPad in September. They added […]

Spray-on batteries

Weird and wonderful: Spray-on batteries

Researchers at Rice University, Houston, U.S.A., have developed a type of battery that can be painted onto virtually any surface. The lithium-ion “battery-in-a-can” is rechargeable, and consists of multiple layers. Each layer represents a component of the traditional battery. Instead of the layers being rolled into a cylinder, the battery is left flat. Each layer […]