Three months after Microsoft first opened orders for the development edition of its Hololens augmented reality headset, the expensive devices are still thin on the ground. We were invited by CSIRO’s Data61 group to try one of the few Hololens units in Australia at the moment. Here’s what we thought.
Think streaming music, and the first name that springs to mind is probably Spotify — but there are some great alternatives out there. Both Apple and Google have music services for streaming, downloads, and playing local files across phones, tablets, and desktop. There are lots of different ways to compare the two services, but we’re going to try and simplify it by starting with all the similarities. Here’s how Apple Music compares to Google Play Music.
Mozilla Firefox was helping web users avoid Internet Explorer long before Google Chrome arrived, and it’s still going strong. Like all apps though, it can slow down over time. Here are four quick ways you can try to get the spring back in Firefox’s step.
We’re still years away from Star Wars Lands opening at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Construction is happening as you read this, and a new image gives us our best look yet at the insanity that awaits.
Using pneumatic pistons and servos to power robots makes them fast and strong, but also bulky and extremely heavy. No one is going to mistake ATLAS for a real human being. To eventually create humanoid-looking robots like the Terminator, we need to mechanically replicate every part of the human anatomy — starting with the muscles.
Augmented reality — the ability to witness an altered version of our world via a smartphone display, goofy glasses or through a camera — is not new. Thanks to Pokémon GO, though, people might actually start to care about it.
Say hello to 2015 RR245, a 700km-wide dwarf planet located approximately 12 billion kilometres from the sun. It takes 700 years to make a complete orbit, making it one of the most remote known objects in the entire solar system of significant size.
A torpedo shaped underwater glider has just completed a 74 day journey through the waters of the Great Australian Bight, returning loaded with information about the bight — along with a few battle scars.
More names enter the running for the Flash movie’s lead female role. A familiar foe is confirmed for the next season of Gotham. Get a close look at the cast of Suicide Squad. Plus, a ton of new footage from Ghostbusters and Jason Bourne, and a new clip from Pete’s Dragon. To me, my spoilers!
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According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, only safety and physiological comfort are more important than love in our search for self-fulfilment. Maslow was wrong. A stronger driving force than love, apparently, is the need to catch ’em all, seeing how Pokémon GO has already been installed more times after a week than Tinder in five years.