“Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, subatomic or supramolecular scale. The word ‘nano’ in nanotechnology means very small or minute.” Despite its out-of-this-world background, nanotechnology can be extremely useful to the everyday Joe (or Jill) on the street. Here’s how. Quicker phone charging How frustrating is it that in this day and age we still struggle with smartphones that have batteries that don’t last long and take too long to charge? Scientists from Ramat Gan in Israel are now using nanotechnology to … Continue reading
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held in Las Vegas from 6 to 9 January 2015. It is an annual event where big as well as up-and-coming players in the technology arena congregate and display their latest wares. If you want to know what trends to expect in the year ahead, then this is the event to keep an eye on. We have rounded up some of the gadgets and new releases that had the tech world talking this time around: LG G Flex … Continue reading
2014 is still going but rumours about what is going to happen in tech in 2015 have already begun doing the rounds. One of the biggest tech events in the industry, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be happening early in January 2015 – January 6th to the 9th to be specific. So, it’s no wonder people are looking ahead to the future. Here we look at what new gadgets or updates you can expect in the New Year. Apple Watch This wearable tech from Apple … Continue reading
With the end of 2014 upon us, we take a look at news that made the headlines and captured the tech community’s attention this year. System updates In October 2014 Apple users could update to the 11th major release of OS X called OS X Yosemite. The user interface was revamped with a flatter visual appearance, blurred translucency effects and new icons. It has greater integration with other Apple services and platforms like iOS and iCloud. Spotlight became more prominent, with better wi-fi stability and … Continue reading
Documentaries give us a peek behind the scenes of big industries and cultures that we are not usually privy to. They are films aimed at educating the public about a certain topic, whether light-hearted or serious, while at the same time being entertaining. As the end of the year approaches, here are some tech documentaries to put on your watchlist for those lazy days at home. Steal This Film (2006) Steal This Film documents the movement against intellectual property, and was released via BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol. … Continue reading
The Kickstarter website (https://www.kickstarter.com/) is a crowdfunding platform on a global scale and the aim of this online phenomenon is to help bring creative projects to life. It works on the premise that donors pledge money and in turn they get a reward once the project creator’s goal has been reached. There are a variety of categories like Art, Comics, Technology, Design, Crafts, Film and Video, Games and more that people can enter their project into. Kickstarter has so far received $1 billion in pledges … Continue reading
Technology has rapidly changed our lives within a short period of time, mostly for the better. Just a few years ago we thought there were certain things we could never live without and now those same things have become near-obsolete. This infographic tells the story of how certain technologies have been replaced with newly improved gadgets and processes, and illustrates how the world has been changed because of it.
Apple invited journalists to their September 9th event with the mysterious words “Wish we could say more”, creating a lot of hype and anticipation around that date. Apple did not disappoint journalists or fans with their announcements. One of the products that most people looked forward to seeing was the iPhone 6 but people got more than they bargained for with a second phone announced called the iPhone 6 Plus. This is the first time Apple has released two phones of different sizes that are … Continue reading