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Robots for the masses: Kickstarter becomes showcase for robotic innovation

Robots for the masses: Kickstarter becomes showcase for robotic innovation

With advances in rapid prototyping technologies-3D printing in particular-and the rise of cheap off-the-shelf mobile computing platforms like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, the barrier to entry is lower than ever for upstart hardware visionaries. It's an era where individuals and small collectives can outmaneuver and out-innovate established companies. A look at what's on Kickstarter tells the story.

May 30, 2015 by in Innovation

Amazon Echo unboxing

Amazon Echo unboxing

After waiting more than four months since placing his order, David Gewirtz finally got his Echo. Want to see what comes in the box? Click on in.

May 18, 2015 by in Cloud

Seven great smartphones you can't buy in the US

Seven great smartphones you can't buy in the US

The US has no shortage of attractive smartphones at the moment, from cheap-but-featured packed Androids to the latest flagships from the big names. But not all the best devices are available Stateside. Here are some of the best handsets that are just out of reach for Americans.

May 15, 2015 by in Hardware

Drone wars at NAB 2015

Drone wars at NAB 2015

At last week's NAB show one of the hottest areas was video drones. One button orbit of a fixed point? 6k cinema-quality video? Palm-sized HD? Underwater video? Yep, and more! Here's a gallery of what will fly past in the year ahead.

April 20, 2015 by in Innovation

Apple Watch fittings begin in Sydney: Gallery

Apple Watch fittings begin in Sydney: Gallery

Although the Apple Watch doesn't go on sale until April 24, Apple is inviting customers to book in jewellery-style 'fittings' designed to help decide what style, size, and wristbands customers want, and, ultimately, how much money they're willing to hand over.

April 9, 2015 by in Hardware

Aukey external battery chargers comparison

Aukey external battery chargers comparison

I looked at three Aukey external battery chargers: A 3600mAh, ultra slim,portable charger with a Li-polymer battery in black, an 10,000mAh quick charger model in silver and a 2-in-1 4400mAh alloy external battery charger and cigarette lighter.

March 30, 2015 by in Hardware

Installing a new supercomputer: timelapse

Last week, iVEC, a joint venture of the CSIRO and four Western Australian universities, oversaw the installation of the second portion of the Australian Government's $80 million supercomputer investment. The supercomputer will provide the grunt to process data for research projects such as the global Square Kilometre Array (SKA) initiative.

January 22, 2012 by in Government

Apple launches digital textbooks

At an Apple press event in New York City, executives from the company announce a new initiative to reinvent textbooks. The new software will attempt to unify online databases and the printed word into a single tool for students.

January 19, 2012 by in Storage

Remembering Steve Jobs: Launching iTunes on Windows

A pivotal moment in Apple's history, CEO Steve Jobs announces iTunes for Windows on October 16, 2003. Jobs stated at the time, "It's probably the best Windows app ever written." The release was also considered a good strategic move by Apple because, for the first time, Windows users could buy music from Apple's online store, giving them a feel for the Apple user experience.

October 5, 2011 by in Hardware

Larry Ellison announces Oracle Public Cloud

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison discusses the company's new cloud offering. Ellison says: “The key difference is that our cloud is based on industry standards and supports full operability with other clouds and data centers on-premise."

October 5, 2011 by in Storage

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