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Google Glass can read your mind

Google Glass, the wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display developed by Google is set to revolutionise the technical age with new software capable of reading a user’s mind. In a recent statement, Astro Teller, Google vice-president and head of Google X announced that Google are working on telepathic technology to ensure the success and positioning of the company and it’s latest technology. The newly devised Mentalplex Technology is being trialled in the latest concept eye wear. The search mechanism works on rapid eye movement and brain waves to actually read your mind when you want to search for something. Users will need to project a mental image of what they want to search and click on the various options. Google recently partnered up with Luxottica, the parent company of Ray-Ban and Oakley, to introduce Glass devices that incorporate the styles of the two well-known eyewear brands. So not only will you be able to look pretty trendy but never touch a keyboard again (it’s so the 20th century).


Video of the week

Have a great April Fools day everyone!

This incredible video, shows a man doing all he can in the face of adversity. He’s never giving up & he’s never going to let you down. Inspirational stuff.

Vogue to print Kimye cover using 3D printing technology

3D printing has been making waves in the fashion industry for some time now, from last year’s Victoria’s Secret catwalk show to Iris Van Herpens designer dresses. But in an industry first, US fashion powerhouse Vogue has announced their April cover will be printed using the technology.

Yep that’s right, 3D versions of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for everyone.

The announcement of Kardashian gracing the cover of the coveted publication has already polarised the internet – add to that the bizarre decision to utilise the technology makes it the most controversial issue in a long time. Anna Wintour, editor of the publication has defended her decision to print the issue in 3D, saying “for the cover, my opinion is that, it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it.” While fashion experts say there’s still a long way to go before we’re all sporting 3D-printed blouses and yoga pants, in the world of tech, “a long way” can sometimes mean just a few years. Vogue’s decision to print their latest issue this way, is just another example of the fashion industries willingness to adopt new technologies.

Check out the behind-the-scenes video of the front cover photo shoot in question:

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Apple head back to the future?

Several leaked images overnight have given us a preview into the new iPhone 6 – and boy is it a doozy!

Shaking things up entirely, it seems that Apple have decided to take a different route to competitors by bringing back the flip-phone. From the images we’ve seen, the iPhone 6 will reduce the size of the main menu screen, compensating by adding 2 additional screens – a much larger internal touchscreen for viewing videos and typing messages, and a medium sized external screen, for viewing photos, incoming callers and more. So what else can we expect from the new iPhone 6?  Well, if the rumor mill is to be believed, we could be looking at communicating with a holographic, 3D virtual Siri (you can select what she will look like from a range of templates), brainwave scan technology, for instantaneous spell-check that is always correct and very cool x-ray photography capabilities.

See more leaked images, HERE

TV Ratings

Rise of the underdog

All People National – Free to Air Station Audience
 Midsomer Murders – Sat ABC 1  1,941,000
 Death in Paradise – Sat ABC 1  1,732,000
 Bondi Vet – Sat Network 10  1,721,000
 The Block: Fans Vs Faves – Sun Channel 9  1,609,000
 60 Minutes – Sun Channel 9  1,570,000
 Ten Eyewitness News – Mon Network 10  1,518,000
 Hot Seat – Wed Channel 9  1,438,000
 David Attenborough’s Madagascar – Sat Network 10  1,424,000
 Resurrection – Mon Channel 7  1,351,000
 My Kitchen Rules – Sun Channel 7  1,318,000
Source: OzTAM 25/03/14 – 31/03/014