Over the past year, police in Compton, Los Angeles have been testing a surveillance system that allows officers to monitor every car and person in real time as they travel around the city. The system, billed as a ‘Live Google Earth’ was invented by a retired Air Force veteran who owns a company called Persistent Surveillance Systems.
Samsung have taken TV viewing to the next level with their new and improved curved TV the HU8500 Ultra HD TV. It went on sale in the UK on the 14th of April and will be followed by the company’s flagship version, an impressive 105in monster.
Last week, Amazon announced the news that they were bringing out a brand new gadget: the Dash. The product is simply a handheld device, resembling a remote control that allows you to remotely order your groceries.
A new era for road marking has been unveiled in the Netherlands after a 500 meter stretch of highway was opened featuring glow in the dark marking. The paint, which contains ‘photo-luminising’ powder charges up during the day and slowly releases a green light at night.
For those not on Beta test lists or pre-ordered via special secret codes, you can now, for one day only become a Google Glass Explorer, next week. On Tuesday 15th April 2014 Google will be opening up spots in its Explorer programme to test the fascinating and somewhat controversial technology. It is open to any adult in the US but it will set you back $1500 + tax.
A number of tech firms around the world are encouraging users to ensure that they have changed all their passwords following the release of the Heartbleed Bug which poses a major security risk.
The Heartbleed Bug was disclosed only two days ago, but has already potentially exposed usernames and passwords on sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google and more. Tumblr, owned by internet giant Yahoo, has advised the public to “change your passwords everywhere – especially your high-security services like email, file storage and banking.”
Israeli startup company StoreDot has showcased new technology that can charge a mobile phone battery in under 30 seconds. The prototype was demoed at Microsoft’s Think Next Conference in Tel Aviv.
The UK Government has signed a deal with Microsoft worth £5.5 million to have extended support for the out-of-date Windows XP operating system. The deal will ensure an additional 12 months of support and security updates across the UK public sector after commercial support for the operating system ends today.
This week has been a big week for Xbox One news, from admission, they made ‘wrong decisions’ to possibility of backwards compatibility and new TV shows in-between. The main news was that Microsoft has a new head of Xbox, Phil Spencer and his first job? Apologise and admit that the company did make some mistakes of their new console:
Last week, leaked images of the supposedly new iPhone 6 surfaced on Chinese social network Weibo and seemed to show that the new device would have a protruding camera. Rumours have been rife about what the protruding camera may be and clever internet sleuths think that they have come up with the answer – interchangeable camera lenses.