In this episode we look at the pros and cons of fast charging your phone battery and how adaptive charging works to help your battery last longer on a daily basis and over the longer term. Somethin' for Nothin' this week features the library app Hoopla. The Innovation Hub explores Extra Reality and in particular X-Ray glasses which use Augmented Reality and RFID tags to bring objects to within your grasp. Dimentia Australia releases it's book on Cutting Edge Technology Applications, The Australian governement is shelling out to help with scam call prevention. Microsoft is in the news again as is AI and this time in relation to baby making... and we absurdly look at parrots using Zoom to catch up with friends.
On this Anzac Day weekend we explore varouos ways to 'talk to text'. The Pinterest app is a great visual discovery engine which allows you to explore things shared on the internet and create your own library or items all via pins on a pinboard.Something for nothin' this week looks at Duolingo - a great way to learn an other language or two. Amazingly in the innovation hub, we look at the Colgate HUM smart toothbrush and companion app. Our game of the week is the 90's edition of Mine Sweeper. In the news, we chat about TikTok, the proposed AI act, Doordash Air.
We featured music with great Base Lines this week while we chatted about battery percentage indicators on your smart devices. We featured Smart Bandages in the innovation hub, Free TV options through Google FAST and Freeview and played with Words with Friends and the Lasoo shopping app. In the news was NYPDs robo dog, Alibaba AI, the Italian ban on CHAT-GPT and a warning about Amazon shopping reviews. Our listener question was about updates and if we can skip them.
On this easter Saturday edition we Look at haptic feedback options on Apple and Android and free music lessons available through Youtube and Hoffman Academy in our Somethin' for Nothin' segment. Operation Cookie Monster is in the news as is Virgin Orbit, TikTok and Service NSW. We focus :) on Smart Contact Lenses in the Innovation Hub and discus the absurd XR death experience on at the Melbourne Passing Storms exhibit. Our listener question discusses ways of sending photos from your smartphone and whether you should do it from an app.
Lots in today's episode. We look at taking a screenshot on your various devices including Windows, Apple and Android. Top bods in the industry are calling for a slow down in the work going into AI development. San Mateo County Board of Education are looking to file a lawsuit against many of the social media companies. Nokia is heading up a new WiFi project which I've dubbed Moon-Fi. We explore Podcasts in Somethin' for Nothin' and chat about Smart Clothing in the Innovation Hub. Melbourne band Private Function are making some Gold L-Pees (pun intended). Our listener question is about sending photos from your phone, we look at Flybuys and Everyday Rewards apps and have a play with the ever popular game app Mahjong Solitaire.