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Is it time to change college?

Is it time to change college?

The concept of universities and teaching mechanisms hasn’t changed dramatically over the last 800 years: a particular person with knowledge of certain issues stands in front of people who know less about the issue; by speech they receive information...

Let’s go out for digital dinner

iOS Application developpers seem to learn fast from each other these days; in a short amount of time, many applications for pairing wine with a main dish have been developped and its content has been extended. For example, on the application market were...
Anti-drone clothing: fashionably paranoid?

Anti-drone clothing: fashionably paranoid?

Privacy, surveillance, technology and design: in the workshop ‘Warzone Wearables’ clothes and accessories are being adapted in order to escape the all-seeing eye of your physical and social surroundings. 

Making Messaging more Meaningful

Amidst these times of social media revolution with new apps being developed constantly, there has been a clear counter movement. A drive towards local (local brews vs imports), towards meeting people (LinkedIn vs Seats2Meet) and a longing for experiences....
Unplugging the cyborgs

Unplugging the cyborgs

While this week’s tech-press has devoted much space to the launch of yet another better, bigger and more amazing set of consumer electronics, it was a seemingly unexciting object with the looks of a humble notebook-charger passing by the...
The Apple Watch: Fashionable and Tangible

The Apple Watch: Fashionable and Tangible

Images of wearable computers range from 1940s detective Dick Tracy through to Michael Knight’s 80s wrist watch. The cartoon detective’s watch, in particular, has reached iconic status in the electronics community. As perhaps one of the strips most recognizable...
Smartwatches: a step closer towards the Cyborg?

Smartwatches: a step closer towards the Cyborg?

  Introduction On the 9th of September, 2014, Apple organised their iPhone Event, in which they not only introduced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, but also the Apple Watch. This is Apple’s version of the latest trend...
PREDICTABLES: the end of the experimental human

PREDICTABLES: the end of the experimental human

In the scope of the ancient desire of human to predict the future, DOR TAL designed ‘Predictables’ as a refreshing interpretation of this mankind’s historic quest. The app searches for “patterns, frameworks and links in the torrent of information that...
Cyborg Unplug – Counter-Surveillance Device or Product to profit of Fear?

Cyborg Unplug – Counter-Surveillance Device or Product to profit of Fear?

For everyone being paranoid that strangers could spy on them using drones, cameras, microphones or even Google Glasses – finally, a solution has arrived, which is going on pre-order on September 30, 2014. Cyborg Unplug is a gadget no...
The more you play, the more aggressive you become!  Is this true?

The more you play, the more aggressive you become! Is this true?

Bomb Gaza Is a game for Android that was uploaded to the Google Play store on 29 July, 2014 and has already been downloaded between 500 and 1000 times. allowing players attack Gaza while it’s still being bombarded in...
Raspberry Pi: an educational tool for everyone?

Raspberry Pi: an educational tool for everyone?

Let me introduce you to the Raspberry Pi, a small computer (about the size of a credit card) that can be purchased for only 30 dollar*. Equipped with 512 Mb of RAM, a powerful processor and a HDMI card...
Clasp, a new app helping to bring down Autism barriers

Clasp, a new app helping to bring down Autism barriers

Generally described as a disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world and communicate to others, we will explore how a new electronic device is trying to help and improve the life of those suffering from...
Are your nude pictures save in the cloud?

Are your nude pictures save in the cloud?

How safe are the files you keep in your cloud? We live in a world where more and more things are being saved at distance servers, and we can access them only thru an internet access. How can we...
Online celebrity leaked pictures. An ongoing debate about security and privacy in the Digital era.

Online celebrity leaked pictures. An ongoing debate about security and privacy in the Digital era.

Last day of August ended with startling news. On Sunday 31, a hacker leaked naked celebrity pictures online. He apparently breached the cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple, iCloud, thanks to a supposedly security vulnerability in the...
Deliver the Letter, the Sooner the Better…?

Deliver the Letter, the Sooner the Better…?

Having a letter in the post box? Always a surprise … and a daily process to manage. Step into slippers, take the key, get out of house, open the box, grab the insides, get back into house, ideally use...
Are We Living in the Brave New World?

Are We Living in the Brave New World?

Recently I have read the book “Brave New World“, written by Aldous Huxley. Although the book was published in 1932, it made me wonder how the ideas of a future society that Aldous Huxley brought forward are now applicable...
Translation and Technology: Where are we heading?

Translation and Technology: Where are we heading?

The effects of new digital means of translation are starting to affect the way we interact with the world. If everyone can understand every foreign language with the use of new technology, how can those changes be understood and...
“Yo”. The most stupid app ever or a useful new platform?

“Yo”. The most stupid app ever or a useful new platform?

Thinking about the best way to connect with people? Don’t think much, just Yo them! With one tap on your phone screen, you can send a Yo to someone. And yes, a Yo is just that, a Yo. “It’s...
White noise; an ancient ruin?

White noise; an ancient ruin?

There are some different perspectives on white noise. Looking at white noise from the engineer perspective is like watching an infinite vortex that produces randomness in its purest way; the mean of 0 and variance of ∞. On the...

Adobe Muse: from coding to designing

How does it work? Adobe Muse is the new website developing program from Adobe, which makes it possible for its users to design a website just like they’d design a prototype in one of the Adobe’s other design programs....
Should companies care for social media webcare?

Should companies care for social media webcare?

Who does not use social networking sites these days? For millions of people around the world social networking sites are part of their daily routine. This phenomenon has major advantages for companies; it offers them the possibility to enhance...
My World Heritage Passport App for Androids

My World Heritage Passport App for Androids

We live in the world of technology and digital information. As everything, it also has its pros and contras but personally, I prefer look at the new ideas, including the My Heritage Passport application. According to the UNWTO (United...
Garry Trotter and the Interactive Hallows

Garry Trotter and the Interactive Hallows

Gray Trotter, Donald Measely and Sermoine Ranger are best friends and study at the RowBards School of Storytelling & Fictionry.   Our story opens on a day, when the 3 of them are travelling to school by the RowBards...
Ice Bucket Challenge: Entering a new era of viral fundraising

Ice Bucket Challenge: Entering a new era of viral fundraising

Approximately two months ago, another viral phenomenon started taking over the Internet: The Ice Bucket Challenge. While everybody should applaud the charitable motive behind it, I was tired of seeing foolish narcissists pouring ice water over their head and posting a video...