Tagged: Technology

Can Obama turn rhetoric into action on climate change? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jan 22, 2013

I just stood in the cold on the National Mall in Washington D.C. along with 600,000 people to listen to Barack Obama’s inauguration speech. The National Mall in all its glory photo: Peter Griffin Factions of the media have analyzed it as a very “progressive” or “liberal” speech. I didn’t take that away from it. For me it … Read More

The biggest tech fest in the world - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jan 07, 2013

I’m about to leave for Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, which sets the tone annually for the year in terms of what technology will hit the market. The Vuzix M100 I’ll be posting updates throughout the week from CES here and at Listener Online, so keep an eye on the websites or follow my twitter feed … Read More

World’s first smartphone for senior citizens - Kagaku

Motoko Kakubayashi Jul 24, 2012

With an advanced touchscreen, big icons, automatic sound adjustment during phone calls in noisy places, is waterproof, has an 8 megapixel camera, and a 4-inch display, the Raku-Raku Smartphone F-12D is getting ready to hit shop shelves in August in Japan.   The smartphone was developed by Fujitsu and will be sold by Japan’s largest mobile phone operator … Read More

World’s tallest tower becomes Tokyo’s new icon - Kagaku

Motoko Kakubayashi May 25, 2012

The world’s tallest tower Tokyo Skytree opened to the public this week.  The broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower uses some of the latest technologies developed by Japanese companies. I read a story outlining a few of the highlights, and here they are: Control device at tip: At the top of the tower (634 metres up) is a vibration control device which … Read More

Capit.url.ism: hyperlinks are a new front in the battle for internet - Guest Work

Guest Author May 14, 2012

by Jonathan Albright, PhD candidate at the University of Auckland With each passing day commercial interests seem to find new ways to harness the tools on which the web was built. Policy initiatives such as the US’s now-defunct SOPA and in-progress CISPA now involve the sharing our online activities, raising the ire of groups … Read More

TOSP Episode 20: February 14th 2012 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Elf Eldridge Feb 15, 2012

Greetings, TOSP listeners! This week’s podcast is a teensy bit late (heh), and a little different to usual as it was the first we’ve done and edited ‘On the Road’. We (well, Elf – aimee was driving like a loon between Auckland and Wellington as practice for the Rally) travelled to … Read More