Is this YouTube virtual reality experience the most realistic yet?

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Take a look at the unbelievable mirror that can tell if you’re healthy

Mirror mirror, on the wall; who’s the healthiest of them all? That’s the question researchers from Semeoticons had in mind when creating Wize Mirror, a smart mirror that can tell if you’re healthy. Using in-built sensors and facial recognition technology, the mirror can look for signs of stress and anxiety, detect weight loss or gain, heartbeat, hemoglobin levels and analyse the user’s breath using a gas sensor. This incredible technology will have radical implications for the medical industry, where many conditions will be able to be detected in the user’s home. After all, prevention is better than the cure, right?

Yes, that Lexus hoverboard works – and you can finally see it in action

After a month of speculation, Lexus has finally shown off its real, working hoverboard. Yes, it works in true Back to the Future style – but as shown by professional skateboarder, Ross McGouran, it’s not quite as easy as Marty McFly would have you believe. The incredible clip shows the capabilities of the board as it stays aloft during rail grinds, jumps, and even across water. You can take a look at the unbelievable feat below:

TV Ratings

The Hotplate gets outsung by The Voice in the ratings war

National Free to Air Station Audience
The Voice – Sun Ch 9 1,404,000
The Hotplate – Mon Ch 9 943,000
The Hotplate – Tues Ch 9 943,000
The Great Australian Spelling Bee Ch 10 921,000
The Hotplate – Wed Ch 9 914,000
The Ashes: Fourth Test – Thurs Gem 848,000
The Bachelor Australia – Wed Ch 10 805,000
The Great Australian Spelling Bee – Tues Ch 10 801,000
The Bachelor Australia – Thurs Ch 10 794,000
Home and Away – Mon Ch 7 793,000
03/08/15 – 09/08/15

Note: these ratings do not include the news. This will be an ongoing change moving forward with future issues of WhatNext. 

Is this YouTube virtual reality experience the most realistic yet?

To celebrate the launch of its Hypervenom II boots, Nike just released an incredible virtual reality experience like nothing you’ve ever seen before. The technology puts users in the shoes of Brazilian soccer superstar, Neyman Jr, as he kicks, passes, ducks and weaves across a pitch in slow motion, flanked by rival players. The immersive, 360 video gives users the chance to really feel a part of a world class soccer match like never before – and the best part is that all you need is a mobile phone and access to YouTube. Take a look at the incredible experience below:

App of the Week

Get your dose of news tailored to your location on-the-go

The great city of New York never sleeps – and neither does its news. With this in mind, a tech startup is aiming to bring news stories to users based upon the block they’re on. Using content from thousands of New York City news sources, Blockfeed serves up geographically relevant articles based upon what news is attracting the most social media buzz. The app seeks to provide the most relevant, on-the-go content at all times, while filtering out promoted or native news stories pushed by larger news outlets. Blockfeed is aiming to roll out globally very soon, so expect to see it reach our shores in the not-so-distant future to shakeup traditional news. You can download it here.

Facebook launches the world’s first internet drone, and it’s incredible

For millions of people around the world, the Internet is an invaluable tool for education, socialisation and connectivity to the world at large. Unfortunately, those who need it most in third-world countries rarely have access to the Internet at all. With this in mind, Facebook developed Aquila, the world’s first internet drone, in partnership with Internet.org. The drone, which can stay in the air for months at a time held aloft by solar power, will beam down the Internet to remote locations using a complex system of lasers. This breakthrough will benefit up to 10% of the world’s population that live in remote communities, with limited access to education, healthcare, and online conversation.

Website of the Week

Find out if you’ve fallen victim to hacking without your knowledge

With the advent of security breaches of massive companies like Sony, Snapchat, Adobe, and even Apple itself, you might be worried that your data’s been compromised. Worry no longer, with the assistance of HaveIBeenPwned?. The website lets you search for any breaches of your email accounts in large-scale hacks with instantaneous results. Not only is this site brilliant for visualising the span of a large-scale hack – it also helps you to bolster the security surrounding your online personal information. Take a look at it here.

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