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Report: SPAM volume up in 2014

Report: SPAM volume up in 2014

Chances are you can’t go a day without SPAM email making its way into your inbox…and it’s not going to stop any time soon. New research from Trend Labs has revealed a massive jump in the amount of junk email over the past year.   I spoke to Tim Falinski from Trend Micro Australia about the report.  Listen below. Tips[Read More...]

Want to work in special effects for movies?

Want to work in special effects for movies?

Many of the latest movies rely heavily on computer generated special effects and animation but exactly how do you land a job like that and what do you need to study? Earlier this year I put that question to Dave Clayton who was the visual effect supervisor for The Hobbit: the desolation of smaug.  Listen below.        

Where are the Electronic trousers?

Where are the Electronic trousers?

At the recent wearable technology expo in New York an explosion of gadgets that could be worn or attached to the human body suggests massive growth in this sector over the next few years, but something seemed to be missing among the watches, bracelets, glasses and smart shirts on show…not a single pair on electronic pants could be found. But[Read More...]

Water an alternative to Lithium Ion in batteries

Water an alternative to Lithium Ion in batteries

Just about every popular piece of mobile electronics these days relies on Lithium-ion batteries.   It’s changed the way we go about our lives with devices that can run all day, connected and keeping us working or entertained.  The downside to this technology includes cost, heat issues and their makeup of toxic elements. Scientist are however working on an alternative in[Read More...]

Fun while your phone is locked

Fun while your phone is locked

If there’s one good security tip you can apply to any smartphone it’s to ensure you use a password to lock it when not in use.   This feature is designed to keep others of of your phone…but there is still some fun to be had with this feature. A new app called LokLok keeps that security in place so no[Read More...]