Posted: February 12th, 2017 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: Grilled Auto News, Lamborghini, Stefano Domenicali, Stephan Winkelmann, SUV, Urus, Volkswagen Group | No Comments »
It’s been five years since Lamborghini first unveiled their Hybrid SUV concept – Urus – at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. Since then it’s been waning between remaining a viable but ultimately unrealised vision – like the mythical Estoque super saloon – or a full-fledged addition to the Lambo stable.
In 2013 more hints that the Italian super-car maker was serious about the Urus came from then Chief Executive Stephan Winkelmann who said the company’s future plans were very much in-line with a high-performance SUV in its offer.
Via an interview with Digital Trends, Lamborghini’s current CEO Stefano Domenicali has confirmed that production of the überSUV will begin in April 2017, with prototype test vehicles rolling off the line first. Production of customer-bound examples be underway by July 2017 :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 28th, 2017 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Smartphone, Technoid Computer News | Tags: act, arts-and-entertainment, Australia, Australian National University, canberra-2600, photography, science-and-technology | No Comments »
Device cameras of the not-too-distant future will be able to project images in three dimensions, it sounds like the stuff of science fiction right!? A team of physicists at the Australian National University – ANU – believe they are on the verge of making it a reality :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 27th, 2017 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ONLINE SECURITY, Technoid Internet Security | Tags: Australia, Cybersecurity, defence-and-national-security, federal-government, government-and-politics, Hacking, information-and-communication, Malcolm Turnbull | No Comments »
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared that cyber security was “the new frontier of warfare” and espionage while announcing new measures to protect Australian democracy from foreign interference :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 11th, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, Twitter | Tags: Twitter | Comments Off on Twitter Character Count to be Lifted to 10,000
Being limited to 140 characters on Twitter means brevity, creativity and speed are the aims of the game. However, the company is experimenting with expanding its character limit to more than 70 times that number — to 10,000.
It is part of efforts to grow its user base, according to technology news website Re/code. Twitter is reportedly aiming to launch the feature towards the end of March, though no date has been set.
Tweets with the expanded limit will continue to only show 140 characters, and will provide an option for users to expand the Tweet to see more, the report said. Twitter co-founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey appeared to confirm the report in a tweet.However, the character expansion does not appear to be what Twitter users want, with many tweeting criticism of the news :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 1st, 2016 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Advertorial, Google, PROMO, Technoid Computer News | Tags: chrome, Chrome Extensions, Google, SPONSORED POST | Comments Off on 3 Chrome Extensions You Can’t Live Without
On its own, Google’s Chrome is a pretty neat browser, however extensions can either increase or weigh down its potential exponentially. So, exactly what are extensions – I hear you whisper? Essentially, they’re small apps that add extra – external – functionality. For Chrome, there are literally tens of thousands of available extensions, performing a huge variety of functions – everything from find shopping coupons, to extensions that make your computer run much faster. A visit to Googles Chrome Web Store Extensions page can be overwhelming, so we’re going to simplify things for you, here are 3 extensions you can’t – or shouldn’t – live without.
For newbies to the Chrome browser, consider this your extensions starter pack. If you’re a Chrome power user, you’ll no doubt be familiar most or some of these, but you might learn about some you’ve never heard of before. Once you’ve tried any one of these extensions, you won’t know how you ever lived without them. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 2nd, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cult of Apple | Tags: apple, Apple iPhone, facebook | Comments Off on iPhone: Apple to Remove Headphone Jack on Next Model of Smartphone, Report Says
The interweb is reporting that Apple will remove the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack on the next iPhone model. Future headphone use will reportedly be transmitted through the Lightning port.
User comments are going a little mental on this, with one Apple fan saying “Ditch the headphone jack? new earpods to connect via the lightning port!? …and when the question of charging and listening to music simultaneously comes I guess the big A is going to make use of thier wireless charging patent (#iphone will charge even while in your hand and at a distance from the power source) or more Obviously …the magnetic Charger (the one found in the new apple watch)… Crazy times ahead ! #appleforever” :: Read more on Apples plans »»»»
Posted: October 29th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cankler Science Matters | Tags: Cankler Science News | Comments Off on UK Team Levitates Small Objects Using Sound
A team of UK scientists have cleverly used sound waves to levitate tiny objects, the breakthrough, published in Nature Communications, could lead to applications as out-there as Star Trek style tractor beams :: Read the full article »»»»