Over the last few years, the difference in power between computers and smartphones has been shrinking rapidly. This combined with features that computers could never provide such as portability, increased security with fingerprint scanners and being able to contact people from wherever you are has brought whether smartphones could make computers obsolete into question. The Positives As well as the previously stated benefits it seems as if the future will only deliver more positives that are exclusive to smartphones. The […]
Technology in schools has changed so much through the years and with the emergence of new, groundbreaking gadgets that have altered how people can interact with both media and people all over the world, such as virtual reality and Cloud based computing, it is clear that education will have to evolve to include these new, innovative technologies.
Since Microsoft acquired LinkedIn back in June for an eye-watering $26.2 billion we’ve all been waiting with bated breath to see what they were going to do next, and so far it seems not much. One thing that has happened rather quietly in the last month or so is the re-introduction of hashtags. They are mostly confined to the iOS and Android app where they are searchable and clickable, whereas in a browser although you can search for hashtags across […]
Untidy desk at the end of the day? Leave it, the “Zooids” will tidy it up! It seems robots are getting smaller and smaller, and they’re multiplying too! Tiny little robots called “Zooids” are going to be tidying your desk and bringing you your phone in the not so distant future. With touch sensors, gyros and tiny wheels, these little robots form a swarm and work together to accomplish tasks. Their usefulness right now seems limited, but nonetheless they look […]
Here’s a new and innovative way to encourage children to brush their teeth more: Unilever are bringing Facebook’s chatbot into our lives via a free animated, customised story with the aim to encourage children to brush their teeth for longer while they listen to the story unfold over 21 episodes. “Little Brush, Big Brush” requires interaction to enable the story to develop and ultimately reach its conclusion, and along the way there is, of course, lots of teeth brushing! Technology […]