Misc Gadgets

Best Google Home commands

Best Google Home commands

Amazon Echo has Alexa Skills, the Google Home comes with AI-powered Actions. Here's our pick of the best.
By Victoria Woollaston Apr 23 2018, 10:25AM
Modularized Drone is a set of rotors and clamps that enables small objects to soar through the air

Modularized Drone is a set of rotors and clamps that enables small objects to soar through the air

Make this idea fly.
By Craig Grannell Apr 18 2018, 1:12PM
Tesla shuts down Model 3 Sedan production again

Tesla shuts down Model 3 Sedan production again

The electric car company pauses production of new line after missing targets - report.
By Bobby Hellard Apr 18 2018, 10:22AM
Is Alexa really a believer in conspiracy theories? Its thoughts on Chemtrails suggests so

Is Alexa really a believer in conspiracy theories? Its thoughts on Chemtrails suggests so

Amazon Echo devices believed chemtrails were a government conspiracy, so we put Alexa to the test to find out if it really is a believer.
By Staff Writer Apr 13 2018, 10:24AM
A snooper's dream? This "camera" is just a millimetre wide, is powered by light and will never run out of power

A snooper's dream? This "camera" is just a millimetre wide, is powered by light and will never run out of power

By harvesting light for power, this tiny camera could be hidden anywhere and never run out of power.
By Staff Writer Apr 10 2018, 10:29AM
These 3D-printed sculptures playfully explore the heart's complex beauty

These 3D-printed sculptures playfully explore the heart's complex beauty

Combining medically accurate models with allegorical artworks, a new exhibition takes a careful look at our body's blood pump.
By Staff Writer Apr 6 2018, 10:17AM
Microsoft will plough $5bn into IoT over the next four years

Microsoft will plough $5bn into IoT over the next four years

Redmond plans to make access to Internet of Things tech easier for all.
By Staff Writer Apr 6 2018, 8:28AM
Smart home mobile apps vulnerable to takeover

Smart home mobile apps vulnerable to takeover

Researchers find that apps to control devices in the home could be easily hacked.
By Staff Writer Apr 3 2018, 8:41AM
LeveTop is a chunky cylindrical autonomous folding drone you can carry around clipped to your belt

LeveTop is a chunky cylindrical autonomous folding drone you can carry around clipped to your belt

This drone can.
By David Hollingworth Mar 22 2018, 12:39PM
Common passwords shared across brands leave smart home tech open to hacking

Common passwords shared across brands leave smart home tech open to hacking

Israeli security researchers claim it just takes a quick Google search to find login details.
By Staff Writer Mar 19 2018, 8:50AM
LightCam is a wires-free security camera that’s also a smart bulb

LightCam is a wires-free security camera that’s also a smart bulb

A bright idea.
By Craig Grannell Mar 15 2018, 12:47PM
Review: Amazon Alexa

Review: Amazon Alexa

Is Amazon’s wonder assistant enough to take on Google?
By James Pinnell Mar 12 2018, 11:05AM
Facebook has filed a patent for a roaming Segway-style robot and we have no idea what it's playing at

Facebook has filed a patent for a roaming Segway-style robot and we have no idea what it's playing at

The patent, filed in 2015 and awarded this week, describes a robot capable of carrying large loads.
By Staff Writer Mar 8 2018, 8:47AM
Autonomous vehicles will soon be able to see around corners and spot danger before we can

Autonomous vehicles will soon be able to see around corners and spot danger before we can

Researchers from Stanford have developed technology that bounces lasers off objects to build images of objects that are out of sight.
By Staff Writer Mar 6 2018, 11:24AM
Mattel's Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals looks like electronic Subbuteo on wheels

Mattel's Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals looks like electronic Subbuteo on wheels

Play your cars right
By Alan Martin Feb 20 2018, 9:19AM
Australian study shows that drones have the better of humans for wildlife monitoring

Australian study shows that drones have the better of humans for wildlife monitoring

You really can count on drones
By Alan Martin Feb 14 2018, 8:45AM
Disney rolls out autonomous robots into Disneyland

Disney rolls out autonomous robots into Disneyland

Context-aware, personality-driven robot aliens are Disney's secret weapon at warming your heart
By Vaughn Highfield Feb 12 2018, 9:10AM
Elon Musk’s flamethrower is a real thing you can buy

Elon Musk’s flamethrower is a real thing you can buy

Yours for just $500
By Matt Tate Jan 30 2018, 8:32AM
Nissan's Xmotion Concept SUV is a super-smart tech haven with a built-in assistant and gesture control

Nissan's Xmotion Concept SUV is a super-smart tech haven with a built-in assistant and gesture control

Unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show, the Xmotion Concept's prominent feature most prominent feature is its Human Machine Interface (HMI)
By Staff Writer Jan 17 2018, 10:20AM
From cute AIBO robo-dogs to soundbars: Everything Sony unveiled at CES

From cute AIBO robo-dogs to soundbars: Everything Sony unveiled at CES

The new AIBO robot is our pick of the bunch - sadly it's only available in Japan
By Staff Writer Jan 10 2018, 9:16AM