Giving Kids Even More Reason To Get Their Hands Dirty
Interface design and interaction takes another leap forward thanks to ‘DIRTI’, an application designed to allow interaction through a range of unusual mediums including, of all things, tapioca. DIRTI is a physical interface for iOS that uses any semi-transparent material that you can mould, such as tapioca pearls, ice cream, water and plastic granules, to control content ranging from visual controls to soundscapes on a connected iPad.
Connecting Your TV Just Got Easier
In Australia 35% of users now use Google Chrome making it the number 1 browser. That’s why the ‘Chomrecast’ dongle will probably be a pretty big deal. It’s a USB add-on that essentially allows you to tap the power of your connected devices; channeling utility and entertainment to your big screen. The Chrome store and services will give services like Apple TV and Roku a run for their money, and at $35, it’s a good deal.
A Purist Experience For Wordsmiths
Designed for those who are looking for a more tailored tool for writing, the ‘OmmWriter’ offers a Zen like user experience. The tool is minimal to the extreme, offering a range of hues to type over, a selection of wordy fonts and a suite of accompanying sounds including the clickety-clack of a typewriter and ambient background soundscapes. Check it out here.
An App That Analyses The Performance Of Your Kicks
The latest technological development that enables athletes to better understand their performance on and off the pitch is adidas ‘SnapShot’. The app allows players to understand the attributes of their kicks including stats on velocity, angle and time of flight. Users of the app are encouraged to share their performance with other players making for an interesting competitive context.
A £250,000 Hamburger Made From Synthesized Meat
In a world first, lucky attendees to a London restaurant this week will be the first to taste meat made entirely in a lab from cow stem cells. Oddly the meat will be made into a patty and enjoyed in a hamburger style. The reported cost of the burger is £250,000 – we guess that makes it more newsworthy. Find out more here.
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Swinburne University of Technology has launched a series of Bootcamp Graduate Certificate courses, developed in partnership with FourthRev. The courses, an Australian-first, will upskill career changers and provide students the capabilities required to thrive in the digital economy. They are available on-campus and through its online arm, Swinburne Online. Alongside completing projects which will emulate […]
PayPal has partnered with Welcome to Country, Australia’s first Indigenous-led not-for-profit marketplace, which showcases businesses that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Welcome to Country launched in 2019, providing an online platform for Indigenous experience providers across tours, day treks, scenic flights, bush food, festivals, art and cultural experiences. When the pandemic hit, the […]
Former liberal politician and female icon Julie Bishop has further cemented her celebrity status by scoring her very own Barbie doll. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Barbie creators Mattel, created the Barbie doll in Bishop’s likeness to honour her achievements. Unfortunately, the Julie Bishop Barbie won’t be for sale. Instead, the one-off doll was […]
Full-service digital marketing agency Whitehat Agency has launched its new website and branding, with the end-to-end project delivered by its own team of experienced in-house website designers, developers and UX specialists. After a challenging 2020, Whitehat Agency has experienced a very positive 2021 to date, onboarding nine new clients including The Dog Mum, Handpicked Wines, Compost […]
Award-winning house and land provider, Thrive Homes has launched a new brand campaign to encourage homebuyers worried about the complicated process of building a new home to say 'no' to stress and 'yes' to an efficient, more affordable new home without compromising quality by making 'The Clever Choice' and choosing Thrive.
Fast-growing fintech startup DiviPay has announced the appointment of one of Australia’s most influential and reputable public figures in the accounting world, Trent McLaren, as its head of accounting. The move will enable Divipay to expand its reach into the accounting industry, with the aim of growing its business customer base. DiviPay, Australia’s first virtual […]
Independent agency Adhesive has been appointed the public relations agency of record in Australia for the Domain Group, a leading property technology and services marketplace. The appointment will see Adhesive support PR & communications and campaign media activity for Domain, across consumer, corporate and B2B market remits. Adhesive will work closely with Domain’s in-house communications, […]
Sean Szeps is a gay father and a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community who believes he does not know enough about those within his community that have different gender and sexual identities to his own. Feeling compelled to explore the unique experiences of every member of the community, Szeps’ new podcast, Come Out Wherever […]