Author: Lancaster Shirley

Japanese Man Creates Anti-Cat Keyboard Protection, Tests It On His Cat

December 4, 2018

Cats love being the center of dear owner’s attention, and will often go to great lengths to ensure they get it. However, they face competition against the phones and computers with which we interact with increasing frequency, and so they fight back in the only way they know how. Plonking themselves down, directly on that […]

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Garmin Instinct smartwatch heads for the great outdoors

December 4, 2018

Adding to its large portfolio of smartwatches and fitness bands targeted at specific sports such as running, triathlon, diving and golf, Garmin’s Instinct gets rugged for outdoor activity.  It incorporates hiking-friendly features like a three-axis compass, barometer/altimeter and support for multiple satellite systems — GLONASS and Galileo in addition to GPS — to minimize changes […]

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Magic Leap One delivers an ‘optical treat’ in iFixit teardown

December 4, 2018

  The Magic Leap One headset was featured Thursday in iFixIt’s latest product teardown. The teardown included 22 steps, ultimately scoring a 3 out of 10 on the maker site’s repairability scale (with 10 being the easiest to repair).   The Magic Leap One headset, dreamed up by Magic Leap co-founder and CEO Rony Abovitz, […]

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Magic Leap One AR headset is out now for ,295, but only in six specific cities

December 4, 2018

Floating holograms. Space-age goggles. The Magic Leap One, the mysterious augmented reality headset, has been promised for so many years, it started to seem as unreal as the worlds it supposedly creates. We’re here to tell you: Magic Leap is a real thing. Its debut headset is now available to buy, but at ,295 with […]

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Oculus Connect 2018: Everything that was announced

December 4, 2018

The fifth Oculus Connect developer conference is underway in San Jose, California this week. Besides being a place for VR developers to meet up and discuss the future of immersive technologies, Facebook — the owner of Oculus — laid out its next steps for where VR (and AR) will head.  And yes, that includes new […]

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Apple Watch Series 4 starts at 99, packs larger displays and EKG sensor

December 4, 2018

If your heart’s beating faster, the new Apple Watch Series 4 will be able to tell. The latest Apple Watch packs several new features, with the most obvious change on its surface: a redesigned face to put much more screen on your wrist.  It’s about time.  The tech giant on Wednesday unveiled its new Apple Watch Series […]

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Blackout brings Sydney to its knees

December 4, 2018

Ausgrid restoring power to thousands.Source:Twitter TENS of thousands of Sydneysiders spent their Saturday without power after a mass blackout. Just before 2pm, Ausgrid tweeted it was working to restore power to most parts of Sydney’s inner west in what appeared to be a citywide power outage. Around 23,000 customers across Homebush, the inner west and […]

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Google Doodle honours man who predicted internet’s importance

December 4, 2018

Instead of the usual logo, Google visitors will find a tribute to Michael Dertouzos.Source:Supplied FOR anyone searching through Google today, rather than the iconic rainbow lettering, you’ll come across a man against a blackboard next to images of spreadsheets, microchips and other technology iconography. Why is this today’s Google Doodle? Well, it’s Professor Michael Dertouzos […]

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Australia battles global gaming champions

December 4, 2018

The quarterfinals of the Overwatch World Cup 2018, to be held today. Picture: Blizzard EntertainmentSource:Supplied AUSTRALIA’S best Overwatch players are staring down Esports giant South Korea in the Overwatch World Cup quarterfinals today. The steepness of that uphill battle cannot be overstated, but it’s an impressive feat for the Aussies to stand toe-to-toe with one […]

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Momo challenge linked to two more child suicides

December 4, 2018

TWO child suicides in Colombia have been linked to a sinister internet game that’s been sweeping South America. Local media reports a 12-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy took their own lives in the town of Barbosa. RCN Radio claims the two children were playing a challenge based game — believed to be the ‘Momo’ challenge […]

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