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Posted by Allison Blackburn

Michael Jordan Basketball Simulator offers immersive experience

The Last Shot is a Michael Jordan Basketball Simulator that offers players an immersive experience that is unlike anything that they have ever experienced before. [Image Courtesy of Tim Moynihan] When you go inside the Last Shot you are stepping into something that would look right at home in Star Trek as it is reminiscent of the Holodeck. The surroundings are transformed around you and walls that are white when you enter the room come to life by way of a very realistic looking crowd on the huge LED displays. [Image Courtesy of Tim Moynihan] The floor under your feet […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

New LG luxury smartwatch to be unveiled at MWC 2015

LG will be rolling up their sleeves at the Mobile World Congress 2015 event to show off a new luxury smartwatch. The event is to take place in Barcelona, Spain, in less than two weeks time where LG will unveil what they say isn’t technically a sequel to the G Watch and G Watch R, but will “complement” its existing Android Wear offferings. [Image Courtesy of LG Electronics] “The LG Watch Urbane’s classic design and smart features make it the perfect smartwatch to complement our G Watch and G Watch R, which were designed as more casual and active devices,” said […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Drone waiters ready to serve in Singapore

We’ve seen drones taking on a wide range of uses and jobs. They’re pretty good at getting footage otherwise not possible and could even save your life, but these drone waiters are now looking to take over another human job. A new restaurant in Singapore has largely replaced human waiters with drones that can fly your food and drinks straight to you. [Image Courtesy of Timbre/Infinium Robotics] Singaporean restaurant-bar chain Timbré teamed up with robotics company Infinium Robotics to develop the overhead waiters. The current design of the aerial drone waiters allow them to carry up to 2kg (4.4 pounds) of food and drinks in a […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Bond robots add tech to old school methods for handwritten greetings

With the modern technology of computers, email, instant messaging and electronic greeting cards, handwritten letters are virtually obsolete (minus the odd birthday and Christmas card). However a company called Bond has combined old school with new technology for sending ‘handwritten’ greetings. [Image Courtesy of Bond] The company use robots in an innovative way. You can use your computer or your mobile phone to send a greeting or a note and the robot then writes out your message in calligraphy on paper or using your own handwriting style that it stores in memory. The message is then put in an envelope […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

LG planning to ship free virtual reality headset with G3 phone

South Korean LG have unveiled plans to team up with Google to provide a free virtual reality headset with every new purchase of the G3 phone. Quite simply named ‘VR for G3′ it is a design based on Google’s Cardboard headset and will offer a competitive alternative to Samsung’s more expensive ($305) Gear VR headset. [Image Courtesy of LG] Users will be able to download VR-compatible apps and games from the Google Play store, play them on their G3 and “transport themselves to another world” according to LG. “This is just the beginning of the virtual reality movement, which until […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Gimball: the world’s first collision proof drone

So you’ve got yourself a new drone, you test it out to realise your pilot skills are not as good as you thought they’d be and you keep knocking into things. The last thing you really want with your drone is a mid-air collision but for the Gimball it is it’s main selling point. Described as the first “collision proof drone” it just won $1 million at the Drones for Good international competition held in Dubai. It was created by Swiss company Flyability and it utilises a rotating spherical outer cage that means it can be used safely in close proximity with people. Designed to enter […]