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11 to 15 June 2012 Tech Universe Digest

Tech Universe: Monday 11 June 2012 SPEED ON TAP: Because touchscreens don’t provide physical feedback you have to look at the screen while typing so you tap the right spot. US researchers...

05 to 08 June 2012 Tech Universe Digest

Tech Universe: Tuesday 05 June 2012 SHOPPING CAR: The Renault Twizy is a cute little urban electric 2-seater car, with a pricetag that isn’t excessive. Doors are optional and the rented...

28 to 31 May 2012 Tech Universe Digest

Tech Universe: Monday, 28 May 2012 NO MORE NEEDLES: If you don’t feel a mosquito bite you then you won’t feel the injection from MIT’s new needle-free jet injector. The handheld device uses a...

Wave turbine in Wellington

I was walking the dogs at the top of Mt Victoria yesterday when I spotted a small orange blob off Lyall Bay, around 5 Km away in a straight line. There were half a dozen smaller orange blobs...

21 to 25 May 2012 Tech Universe Digest

Tech Universe: Monday 21 May 2012 LOG THE DOG: Want to know what your dog’s doing —  every minute of the day? An activity monitoring device from Fujitsu is designed to attach to the dog’s...

14 to 18 May 2012 Tech Universe Digest

Tech Universe: Monday, 14 May 2012  SCAN THE DOG: If you think you’re clever because you taught your dog to sit, try teaching it to climb into an MRI machine and lie perfectly still for a...

30 April to 04 May 2012 Tech Universe Digest

Tech Universe: Monday 30 April 2012 BATTERY DRAG: The Tûranor PlanetSolar is a 95-tonne carbon fibre catamaran that is about to complete a circumnavigation of the globe. The 31-metre yacht...

23 to 27 April 2012 Tech Universe Digest

Tech Universe: Monday 23 April 2012 NEW SPIN ON SOUND: At Dundee University a rubber disc in a canister of water lifts itself, floats and starts rotating for no apparent reason. Driving it is...

16 to 20 April 2012 Tech Universe Digest

Tech Universe: Monday 16 April 2012 NEW YORK YELLOW: Nissan’s NV200 vehicle is specially designed to suit duty as a New York taxi cab. It includes features such as USB, power chargers and GPS...

Fantastic fungus

Yesterday we and friends walked our dogs at the Maupuia Walkway (Old Prison Road) (I’ll add an active link once I have some photo permissions). It’s on the Miramar Peninsula.  At the top of...

26 to 30 March 2012 Tech Universe Digest

Only two of the daily Tech Universe were published this week. Tech Universe: Monday 26 March 2012 SOCCER ON THE SEA: Real Madrid may be best known for soccer but their Resort Island located...

19 to 23 March 2012 Tech Universe Digest

Tech Universe: Monday 19 March 2012 HOT SPOTS: The US Military’s Active Denial System isn’t like a microwave oven because the radio wave frequency it uses is too slow and doesn’t penetrate...

Hunter and prey

Today we went for a walk up at the top of Brooklyn Hill in Wellington, in Te Kopahou Reserve.  It was more of a stroll really, as 4 adults walked 3 dogs along a private road (open to foot...

05 March to 09 2012 Tech Universe Digest

Tech Universe: Monday 05 March 2012 MARVIN SHOPPING CART: As if supermarket shopping isn’t annoying enough the prototype Kinect-enabled shopping cart from Whole Foods could drive you crazy....

27 February to 02 March 2012 Tech Universe Digest

Tech Universe: Monday 27 February 2012 SENSITIVE SKATING: The ZBoard is an electric skateboard that uses weight-sensors to control movement, speed and braking. Lean forward to go and lean...

Handy video explains the new Give Way rules

I learned to drive way back in 1970 at the age of 15. In those days, from memory, if you were turning right you gave way to pretty much everyone.  Then in 1977 the rule was changed. If you...

13 to 17 February 2012 Tech Universe Digest

Tech Universe: Monday 13 February 2012 SHOWY BULLETS: Bullets are so explosive and damaging. The SmartRounds company have developed ShockRounds, intended to replace bean bags and rubber...

Use a Mac? 22 Tempting Timesavers is my book for you

One of the wonderful things about giving individual training to Mac-using clients is how much I learn. As we work on whatever it is they want to learn I discover what they don’t know, and hear...

06 to 10 February 2012 Tech Universe Digest

Tech Universe: Tuesday 07 February 2012 GOING UP: SpaceX’s reusable SuperDraco rocket engine is intended to be able to rescue launching crews and land the vehicle on a planetary body. During...

An unexpected visitor – the Kapokapowai

Sometimes life gives you the best surprises. I walked into the kitchen this afternoon and noticed on our windowsill possibly the biggest insect I’ve ever seen. It was still alive but reluctant...

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