Are Virtual Reality Headsets Just A Gimmick? | TechTuesday

Virtual Reality (VR) is a genre in technology that I’m beginning to hear more and more of recently. VR promises to be a new and immersive form of multimedia and VR headsets are the devices we’ll supposedly strap to our faces, with a screen for each eye, to enjoy the entertainment. It’s said to be a “game changer”, but will it be?

Continue reading “Are Virtual Reality Headsets Just A Gimmick? | TechTuesday”

Will I Buy A Smartwatch? | TechTuesday

It’s not a coincidence that I’m posting this just a day after the Apple Watch event. The tech companies and press have been saying wearable devices will be hugely successful. Google’s been working hard to make & promote it’s Android Wear platform (that’s essentially Android optimised for a tiny screen) & Apple just pushed out more news on it’s Apple Watch, including the April 24th release date. So, let’s just – for one glorious moment – put aside the fact that I’m running on a student budget and say I’ve got money in the bank. Today I’m posing myself the question: Will I buy a smartwatch?

Continue reading “Will I Buy A Smartwatch? | TechTuesday”

Driverless Cars | TechTuesday

So far, we already have semi-autonomous vehicles on the market. By this, I’m referring to cruise control, automatic braking, automatic gear selection, self-parking and anti-lane drift. Even lower-end and midrange models are starting to include these features and I have no doubt that these are a leap in the right direction. So, the next step is to give the car more (and eventually all of) the control; steering, accelerating, braking and indicating. So, here are my thoughts…

Continue reading “Driverless Cars | TechTuesday”

Why I Can’t Wait For “Smart Cars” | TechTuesday

When I say “smart cars”, I am referring to cars that have applications and can connect to the Internet (like smartphones). The two big, upcoming platforms for this are Google’s Android Auto & Apple’s Car Play, with most of the popular manufacturers (including Ford, Volkswagen, Audi & Nissan) supporting both. Here’s why I totally need that…

Continue reading “Why I Can’t Wait For “Smart Cars” | TechTuesday”

2015 Has the Potential to be Incredible

It’s been 3 weeks now, and that slow, tedious January didn’t happen this year. I mean, January totally happened – but not in it’s usual fashion. It started with… oh wait, it started with somewhat of a hangover and a lack of sleep. Never mind. It continued with a lot of productivity; in terms of college work and university-related “things”. I’ve also got round to cooking some actual meals for myself, trying out some new music and tv, building my portfolio and, of course, keeping in contact with the people around me that paint my canvas – that let me do what I’m doing. Besides the continued heavy workload, I’m happy and I’m healthy. I believe 2015 will continue in this fashion. Let’s talk about that…

Continue reading “2015 Has the Potential to be Incredible”

Top 5 2014: Advancements

Now, I’m not the best person to talk to about politics, economics or technology, but I feel like I know a fair bit (particularly as technology is one of my biggest interests). So, today I’m going to take a punt and talk about some of the biggest advancements for humanity in 2014 as part of my “Top 5 2014” series of blogs & videos I’m running. This post is the 4th out of 5.

Continue reading “Top 5 2014: Advancements”