Google ATAP drives for sleek eco-modular phones with Project Ara

April 9, 2014

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Google¬†has been working on a modular phone concept called Project Ara since October 2013. Ara is modular phone hardware and the idea is to begin with a structural frame that the user plugs different smart modules into, such as display, keyboard or extra batteries. Users will then be able to replace broken modules or upgrade […]

Choice in the optical wearable technology market: Google Glass alternatives

March 5, 2014

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Wearable technology will be the next big mobile gadget explosion but many people may not be aware of the competitors to Google Glass. There are a multitude of companies producing headsets for the tech savvy professional, not all with video recording capability, but some of the options available in interactive eyewear are intriguing. Eyewear Epiphany […]

BBC Fresh: Hothouse Flower and the botanic heist

February 12, 2014

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Lindsay Bramwell was a volunteer at the Moorbank Botanic Gardens in Newcastle upon Tyne. Used as a research facility by the University of Newcastle, the lease for the gardens was not renewed in autumn 2013 leading to speculation that the greenhouses would be turned off and the facility shut down. All of the exotic plant […]

Sony gives love to the mobile crowd

February 3, 2014

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Anyone looking to shoot mobile video should take a look at what Sony has been up to over the past 18 months. In 2012 and 2013 the company brought out a number of exciting camera products that were perfect for the mobile and handheld market. From audiophile cams to hook on mobile lenses it produced […]

BBC Fresh: Skin You’re In short doc

January 8, 2014

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BBC Fresh is a new site set up to showcase documentaries and short films from people who don’t have any prior experience of broadcast or ‘big’ budgeted productions. As a tester I submitted the film ‘Skin You’re In’ to them and was surprised at the results. The only terms and conditions are that the film […]

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Digital skills in education: multimedia, iPads and MOOCs

December 12, 2013

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Educators should thank their lucky stars for the blog scene because without it they might be stuck in the digital dark ages. Thanks to the blog work of dedicated teachers and online learning experts it is easy to keep up to date with the latest digital resources. Three blogs I read regularly provide excellent background […]

3D Print Show London: a video introduction to the UK’s largest 3D event

November 20, 2013

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Just a quick post today to showcase a video I put together at the 3D Print Show London last year. It was the inaugural event and featured a range of exhibitors from commercial desktop 3D printer systems (Formlab, Makerbot, Cube etc) to large engineering and academic research projects (Europac, University of Nottingham). Some of the […]