So, what’s new?

March 5, 2013

SmartHub_MainUI_ArticleI love this question, it’s so open-ended and can lead to such a great discussion and that’s exactly what my friend Jason Jordan and I did last night on one of our regular catchup’s on radio 6PR’s Weeknight’s program.

We took a look at smart televisions, what they are, why they are and is it worth buying one. We then moved on to second screening which is the growing phenomenon of watching one screen (usually your television) and having a second screen (usually your phone or tablet) in your hand.

Google glasses and the rumored Apple iWatch also got some discussion as did the role and impact of technology in culture and society.

A great chat and well worth a listen and after you have, let me know what you think are the big trends, gadgets and technologies ahead.


Is this the new look in computer interfaces?

February 21, 2013

google-glassesClarke Kent took off his glasses to become Superman, but Google is hoping you’ll put on their glasses and transform yourself into superman and superwoman.

Google Glass just launched its website and video to explain what it hopes will be the next revolution in computer interface technologies, a pair of glasses that let you see the real world and digital world simultaneously – think Top Gun heads up display – and allows you to speak your commands to it.

If you’re an eager beaver you can get your hands on an early model of this $1,500 new gadget, by entering a competition and flying to the States to pick up your prize.

Take a look at the video and website and let me know whether you think this new gadget is going to take off or not.