Gadgets

Sydney in spectacular drone images

A new solo drone promises to uncover a new side to your city. Picture: 3DR SOLO smart drone A PIONEERING drone from 3D Robotics has captured Sydney’s most iconic locations from the sky in a series of remarkable shots. The $2000 3DR Solo, launched on the city’s harbour earlier this month, can fly on its own, following a route pre-programmed ... Read More »

Big Brother police car spy cams that can see into your car recommended for Victoria

Roof top cameras on Smart Enforcement Vehicles are used by Manchester Police to detect drivers using mobile phones and breaking other road rules. BIG Brother style police cars fitted with rooftop telescopic cameras that can see into drivers’ car from up to 100 metres away could soon be brought to Victoria, if the state’s Road Safety Camera Commissioner has his ... Read More »

Aussie waters using drone patrols to keep swimmers safe from shark attacks

Now that’s some drone footage. TESTING of aerial drones to track the movements of sharks in Australian waters began Wednesday as the government admitted there was “no easy way” to protect swimmers from the predators. The trials began at Coffs Harbour, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales state which has endured 13 attacks by the creatures this year, ... Read More »

15 best gadgets of 2015 from wearable technology and robots to hoverboards and OLED TVs

THIS year was a big one for technology. Apple produced gadgets you can wear, Samsung redesigned its phones, bicycles got radars, TVs got super sharp, and we came closer than ever to riding hoverboards. Below is a look at 15 of the best gadgets launched in 2015; the valedictorians who deserve credit for bringing something new to our lives. Leica ... Read More »

Filmmaker Sven Dreesbach shoots ocean-based music video just on the iPhone

Dark and moody … an image from the music video Dark Waves shot entirely on the iPhone. IF you were given the job of shooting a movie in the ocean, your first step would probably be to grab a waterproof camera. Los Angeles-based filmmaker Sven Dreesbach instead reached for his iPhone 6S. Dreesbach partnered with Robot Koch & Delhia de ... Read More »

Why this year will be a smartwatch Christmas: Samsung, Huawei, LG and Pebble launch wearable tech

Fashionable return … A model walks the runway wearing the new Samsung Gear S2 during Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row at Madison Square Garden, New York Smartwatches are making a comeback just in time for Christmas. While the first half of the year was dominated by Apple’s Watch, its rivals will woo consumers in the sprint to the end of ... Read More »

Medicare data to be used in smartphone and smartwatch apps

APP developers and retailers will be able to access people’s Medicare and pharmaceutical information to create personalised health products under a revolution Health Minister Sussan Ley will announce today. The information release will enhance the power of smartphones, watches and wallets to become mobile health vehicles, she will tell the National Press Club today. It comes as the government has ... Read More »

TAG has announced its new smartwatch known as the TAG Heuer Connected

We’ve known about TAG Heuer’s plans to release a high-end Android Wear device for months now, and the luxury watchmaker has finally made it official. At its press event, TAG took the wraps off its new connected smartwatch, the TAG Heuer Connected. Inspired by the company’s Carrera watch, the Connected is made of grade 2 titanium and comes in a ... Read More »

Wearable technology moves from the wrist to smarter high fashion

Smart fashion … Billie Whitehouse (left), the smart-garment evangelist who runs the New York-based Wearable Experiments and SMG Technologies chief marketing office Vikki O’Shannessey WEARABLE technology is no longer just about devices you strap to your wrist. Increasingly, it’s about smart garments designed to analyse your health or help you navigate foreign cities or boost your personal relationships. Gartner predicts ... Read More »

Riding on a motorised skateboard had me making out with the floor

Not as easy as it may seem. BALANCE has never been my strong suit — I fall over standing still, let alone on a motorised skateboard, so when an Aussie company asked me to test out theZoomR, I said my farewells to my loved ones and said yes. Let me paint you a picture of my first time stepping on ... Read More »