It’s always great to be able to spread news of Australian success stories in technology and today that story is Kerb. An Australian-founded global parking app have won the first Toyota Hackathon in Melbourne on the weekend. In Australian cities and the world over, parking is a major hassle. If you...
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    Its the end of another year and this year I made something different to mark the occasion. In the year I bought an Oculus Rift, it seemed appropriate I make an end of year creation using VR. The following creation was made using the Oculus Rift with touch controllers,...
  • The 2017 Christmas gift guide – tech gifts for your loved ones

    There's only 4 weekends left (at the time of writing) and this year, we've compiled a list of Christmas gift ideas, broken down by typical price points, that'll let you easily choose the right technology gift for friends, family and associates for this Christmas. As technology continues to proliferate...
  • See Australia’s best Black Friday deals right here

    Black Friday is another American tradition that Australian businesses are grabbing with both hands and in 2017, is bigger than ever before. While we pay the most attention to the technology deals available, today’s sales are across every product category you can think of. While some retailers are taking...
  • Dell’s Mixed Reality headset will feature at PAX Australia 2017

    This weekend, Melbourne will play host to PAX Australia from the 27th-29th of October. With Microsoft’s big push into Mixed Reality in 2017, one of their biggest hardware partner, Dell, will be there showing off their Dell Visor with controllers. Dell’s high-powered gaming brand, Alienware will be at PAX with...
  • Seabubbles have a crazy boat that flies above the water, creates no waves

    At last month’s VivaTech conference in Paris, there was plenty of prototype technology on display. Easily the largest was a new kind of boat, known as the Bubble. The Bubble is about the size of a car, measuring 2,7 meters wide and 4,5 meter long. The propulsion and steering...
  • 3D Printing Concrete Robot makes light work of park benches, entire walls

    When most of us think of 3D Printing we think of the now affordable 3D printers that sit on our desks and use plastic filament to create things we don’t really need. The world of 3D Printing is really exploding as companies find economic efficiency in commercial applications. One...
  • Programming robots providing practical application for maths in education

    Remember back to when you were at school. You either loved or hated mathematics. For those that struggle getting their heads around maths, especially the more sophisticated theoretical math problems, its often difficult to find reasons why students need to continue with maths, how it will benefit their lives...
  • This robot rubbish bin comes to you instead

    We’ve all been in that awkward position where we have rubbish but can’t find a bloody rubbish bin. That may be a problem of the past if this robot rubbish bin is successful. To address the challenge of reducing the amount of rubbish that ends up on the ground,...
  • Navya says a bigger version of their EV autonomous bus is coming, will support zones

    Today is the last day of the massive Viva Technology conference in Paris and I had the chance to get hands-on with Navya’s fully electric, 15-seater autonomous bus. The company is doing big things worldwide and if you’re a regularly reader, you’ll know they’re already doing big things in...
  • Why the hell does a makeup company, Loreal, have a machine learning division?

    When you think about the companies on the leading edge of technology, solving the big problems of the world with the latest developments in the AI specialty of machine learning, you don’t think of a makeup company. During this week’s Viva Technology conference in Paris, the company highlighted their...
  • Watch a 5 minutes demo of humanoid robots at VivaTech

    What I wished as a robot den to battle to the end, unfortunately was not. Instead a couple of the most advanced humanoid-like robots spent 5 minutes delivering a presentation that gave background on themselves and even engaged in a song or two. If you’re at all worried about...
  • Supersmart updating the checkout with AI

    An Israel-based startup Supersmart is trying to use deep learning algorithms to improve the shopping experience. The technology is designed to let you have the contents of your basket (and even shopping trolley) scanned without removing and repacking your goods at the point of sale. Supersmart have developed a...
  • Orbis Holographics show off 1080p holograms at VivaTech

    Startups in France are doing some really interesting things and one out of Paris is Orbis Holographics. I had the chance to spend some time with their head of technology and find out more about their projection technology. The company makes screens and boxes that display video content from...
  • A robot just made me a cocktail and it was delicious

    I love that we live in a world where a robot just made me a cocktail. OK technically it was a mock-tail, but still, the robot just made a drink, from a combination of liquids, after I selected a drink from the menu on a touchscreen. The company wasn’t...
  • Eric Schmidt calls BS on robot job crisis, says humans + robots is the future

    Eric Schmidt has delivered a powerfully optimistic view of the world and the accelerating impact of technology at the Viva Technology conference in Paris. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know our industry is in a bit of a dilemma. As we continue to build smarter, faster...
  • VivaTech: Day 1

    Day 1 of the Viva Technology conference in Paris, France has arrived. The conference is massive in scale, not CES big, but anyone who’s been understand there’s large parts (sometimes who buildings) at CES that has nothing of value or interest. It seems the areas at VivaTech are zones...
  • Robots star at Paris’ VivaTech at kick off party

    Last night the amazing Paris City Town Hall played host to the VivaTech opening party. The night before the conference starts, hundreds of guests were treated to a gathering of speeches from key personnel, but also featured robots from a number of startups.  The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, spoke...
  • Viva Technology is on this week in Paris, so what is #VivaTech ?

    This week in Paris, France, one of Europe’s biggest conferences is taking place, VivaTech. This is a conferences that showcases the best of the world’s innovators and brings together tech-lovers and pioneers of the future, connecting startups with investors and has some of the industry’s biggest names on the...
  • TCL’s 4K HDR TVs from CES are ones to watch out for in 2017

    TCL which stands for ‘The Creative Life’, was at CES 2017 this week to launch its new flagship products. Their new QUHD X2 series features Quantum Dot display technology (like Samsung), as well as Dolby Vision’s high-dynamicrange (HDR) technology, MEMC, Harman Kardon sound system and an ultra-thin, edgeless design. Like...
  • DJI Simulator is now a game with achievements and it looks amazing

    When you’re new to flying drones it can be overwhelming with the realisation you’ve got the potential to trash a multi-thousand dollar gadget. Market leader DJI have included a software simulator with their app for some time, but its incredibly basic. While the current simulator offers a 101 tutorial of control...

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