Author Archives: Julian Horsey

Julian is passionate about design and technology especially wearables, 3D printing and virtual reality. He is a published author and is also involved in web technology and multimedia design, as well as finding time to enjoy a little online gaming. You can follow him on Google+.

Raspberry Pi Personal Assistant (video)

Raspberry Pi Personal Assistant

Anyone who has wanted to build a very own virtual helper might be interested in a project that has been published over on the Instructables website by user Janw that shows you how to make a Raspberry Pi personal assistant.

The project to create the Raspberry Pi personal assistant was inspired when its creator found half of a 1950s bakelite Televox intercom, which has now been modified and refitted to provide a very unique and retro styling to the project.

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iPhone Recovered Full Working After 5 Days Covered In Snow And Ice


Brooklyn resident Michael McWatters has shared a story this week via Twitter which explained how whilst walking to his car his six-year-old twins spotted an iPhone embedded in the snow and ice on the ground.

After further investigation and carefully excavating the iPhone from the ice, he discovered that the Home button was completely frozen solid, and due the smartphone not being protected by a case he thought the worst for the iPhone.

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Racer Omate Smartwatch To Be Built In Africa (video)

Omate Smartwatch

After launching the new Omate smartwatch in the form of the Racer last month priced at $129 it has now been revealed that the smartwatch will be the first of its kind to be assembled in Africa.

It has been announced this week that the new smartwatch will be heading to Africa in locations in Congo, Ivory Coast and Cameroon to begin with during June 2015.

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Secure Fast Charging USB Adapter Unveiled (video)

Smart And Secure Fast-Charging USB Cable

If your smartphone or mobile device takes a little longer than you would like to charge fully, you might be interested in a new secure and fast charging USB adapter and cable that is capable of charging your smartphone up to 3 times faster.

The new USB adapter turns your computer’s USB port and other charges into a universal high-speed charger allowing you to challenge most smartphones twice as fast and some even three times faster.

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House of Cards Season 3 Launches On Netflix (video)

House of Cards Season 3

House of Cards fans will be please to know that the Netflix Original House of Cards Season 3 is now available to view via the Netflix streaming service.

House of Cards stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara and is American political drama TV series following the rise of Frank Underwood played by Kevin Spacey, a Democrat from South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and House majority whip.
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Intel NUC Core i7 Broadwell Mini PC With Iris Graphics Unveiled

Intel NUC

Intel has this week released more details about its new range of Intel NUC mini PCs that will be launching later this year. Revealing the new Intel NUC computer that will be equipped with Core i7 processes will also feature Intel Iris graphics.

The new Intel NUC5i7RYH mini PC will be the first member of the Intel NUC range to be equipped with such hardware and will sport a 28 watt Core i7-5557U processor supported by Intel Iris Graphics 6100.

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Far Cry 4 Valley of the Yetis Release Date Set For March 10th (video)

Far Cry 4 Valley of the Yetis Release Date

Far Cry fans might be excited to learn that the developers of Far Cry 4 have today announced a release date for the new Far Cry 4 Valley of the Yetis DLC.

Far Cry 4 Valley of the Yetis release date has been set for March 10th 2015 and brings with it a new snowy territory within Kyrat to explore, and co-op play is enabled within the DLC. Check out the new trailer below to learn more.

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Qduino Mini Arduino Based Monitor And Battery Charger (video)

Qduino Mini Arduino Based Monitor And Battery Charger

Makers, developers and hobbyists that enjoy building Arduino projects might be interested in a new Arduino based board in the form of the Qduino Mini, that has been created by 14 year old developer Quin from Qtechknow.

The Qduino Mini is the first tiny Arduino compatible board that has a built-in battery charger and fuel gauge, watch the video below to learn more from its creator Quin.

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iRBeacon Smart Remote Support Both iOS And Android (video)

iRBeacon Smart Remote

If you are forever looking for your remote controls and would prefer to just have one simple to use application on your smartphone then the iRBeacon smart remote might be worth more investigation.

The iRBeacon smart remote has been designed to provide a small device that combines infrared technology together with the latest Bluetooth low energy connectivity while supporting both iOS and Android mobile devices.

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Google Buys .app Top Level Domain Rights For $25 Million


It has been revealed today that Google has paid a massive $25 million to purchase the exclusive rights for the top level web domain .app making it the most expensive TLD ever purchased.

Back in 2012 ICANN the organisation that controls the world domain names, decided to expand the number of generic TLD’s adding a variety for domain ending to choose from and which would be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

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Oculus VR Offers $1 Million In Prizes To Gear VR Developers

Oculus VR

Oculus VR the creators of the awesome virtual reality headset that was originally launched as a Kickstarter campaign and was then was snapped up by Facebook at a bargain price of $2 billion.

Has this month announced a new competition for developers that offers a prize pool of $1 million that will be split between virtual reality game development and virtual reality experiences and applications.

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