We know that drones are slowly but surely taking over the world. The influx of drone use over the past year and a half has been nothing short of a phenomenon and almost everywhere you look, a drone is sure to hover.
Many tech giants have also started dipping their toes in the drone pool. Amazon wants to deliver your packages via their Prime Air delivery drones, and Facebook and Google want to connect more people to the internet by using drones.
One tech company that has been keeping mum on drones, however, is the almighty Apple.
Until now, that is. (more…)
When you’re the biggest company in the world and the money just keeps rolling in, you most certainly deserve massive, grand-scale, completely-over-the-top headquarters.
Apple’s so-called ‘Spaceship Campus’ has been under construction for over a year now, and by the looks of things, the mega tech company is definitely not playing around with construction and looks set to meet their deadline.
The plans for Apple’s huge new campus was only approved a mere 18 months ago, but by the looks of things you would think that the grounds have been under construction for much longer. The company has said that they hope to officially open the doors to Apple’s new home in 2016. (more…)
Not many of us will have the opportunity in to experience the immense beauty of the Amazon rainforest in our lifetime. While it may be a tick on the bucket list for many, the reality is that it might not ever happen.
Luckily, there is one way that you can, sort of, experience the wonder, all in the comfort of your own home, thanks to a little thing called Google Street View.
Google Street View is an amazing tool that allows you to explore various places on Earth, virtually. Sure, you’re not there in person, but it’s as close as you will get to the real deal. (more…)
Last night was the most glamorous, star-studded and over-the-top night in Hollywood. The annual Academy Awards were held last night and celebrated the best in all aspects of film.
Just like other big events in America – the Superbowl, Grammys et al – the Oscars offers prime advertisement slots to the highest bidder, and that being big American companies, including the biggest of them all, Apple.
Apple has a long history of debuting new ads at events such as the Oscars. back in 2010, the very first iPad ad made it’s debut at the star-studded affair and in 2007, months before the actual debut of the very first iPhone, Apple aired an ad for the phone that simply read “Hello.”
Thus it came as no surprise that this year Apple chose to showcase one of their newest devices with a special focus on movies and the film industry as a whole. (more…)
It seems that we are one step closer to colonizing Mars – well, at least sort of.
The much debated, sometimes praised, sometimes controversy stricken Mars One project has narrowed down the search for Mars’ first human colonists to a mere 100 people. Some of which will have the opportunity to make history and (perhaps) change the course of mankind forever.
In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, Mars One is a dutch non-profit organization that is planning on sending four people to Mars to live there for the rest of their lives. And yes, that means that they will die there, too.
Surprisingly enough, more than 200 000 people applied for the ‘coveted’ position, which opened for applications in 2013. (more…)
There is no denying that Vine’s 6-second, looping videos are really popular. With an estimated user-base of 40 million, these little videos have a substantial market share in the social media landmark.
Vine has also catapulted many a internet star to fame – so much so that they are now being called ‘Vine artists’ – and the 6-second video format has become a go-to platform for internet bloggers, artists, performers and pranksters.
Of course the ‘funny’ Vines are without a doubt the most popular on the platform, closely followed by ‘prank’ Vines and extreme stunts. While this is all good and well and sometimes really impressive, sometimes a certain viral Vine can be a little NSFW and PG13.
Considering the fact that a large portion of Vine’s user-base are pre-teen teeny-boppers and kids under 10, as a parent, you might be concerned as to what exactly it is that your child is watching on the platform – albeit only 6-seconds long.
Vine, obviously concerned with the same matter, has decided to give kids’ the entertainment they want, all while giving parents peace of mind with the launch of the new VineKids app. (more…)
Nowadays, every major company seems to be involved with space and space exploration in some way or another. The out-of-the-universe field that was once only reserved for the likes of NASA, has now captured the imagination of (mostly tech) companies worldwide.
There is Elon Musk’s SpaceX programme, Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic and of course, the mighty Google.
As you may of heard, Google has recently launched the Google Lunar XPrize – a sort of post Cold War space race competition that challenges different teams from around the world to land a spacecraft on the moon.
18 private teams from all four corners of the Earth will go head-to-head in a bid to be the first to land a spacecraft on the moon. However, the objective is not to simply land the spacecraft on the moon, but to also let it roam for 500 meters as well as being able to send data and images back to Earth.
The winning team will then receive a grand prize of a whopping $20 million. (more…)
Not one to shy away from blowing our minds, Disney has unveiled their latest autonomous robot – and this one seems to have a flair for the finer things in life.
Called the BeachBot, this friendly-looking robot is an artist in it’s own right.
Designed to essentially decorate beaches, the BeachBot will draw massive, intricate images on the sand, simply by following a programmed route.
Saying that these drawings are big is an understatement – most of the images will cover an impressive 30 square foot area on the sand, so they can be seen from miles away.
And just what is it that the BeachBot seamlessly etches onto the sand? Well, Disney-drawings, of course. The BeachBot will quickly and perfectly (in under 10 minutes) illuminate boring old beaches with images from your favourite Disney movies like The Lion King or Finding Nemo – which is quite apt. (more…)