Cyborg Olympics!



This looks so cool, I dont even have a joke for it!

Researchers at ETH Zurich, a Swiss technical university, plan to host a “cyborg Olympics” in Zurich this October.

Open to disabled people that use an electronic prosthetic, they will compete in a number of events aimed to mimic real-life events, using robotic devices controlled by their minds, or remote controls.

People with leg prosthetics will climb stairs and walk on stepping-stones; those with arm prosthetics will slice loaves of bread and open jars. All while not being typically ‘Olympic’ if researchers are able to develop robotic solutions to these problems, it could improve the daily lives of many with disabilities, or the world’s growing aging populations.

The goal will be to drive innovation in assistive tech, contestants, who will be called “pilots” instead of “athletes”—as there will be a technology team behind each participant in each event & if the competition is a success, a follow-up event to tie in with the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo is hoped for.

Miserable Netflix!

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Credit: Twitter

Happiness does not come from binge watching that, stop it, go outside and speak to the opposite sex!!

According to new research from the University of Toledo, Netflix binge-watching, could make you miserable – describing it as “a growing public health concern that needs to be addressed”.

400 people surveyed and results screened for Tv Addiction, 77 percent watched two or more hours of TV a day on average and 35 percent described themselves as “binge-watchers”. Binge-watching had a positive correlation with poor mental and physical wellbeing, so think twice before you sit there and let that timer run down to 0!

Self Lacing Nike’s!

Everything in movies eventually comes true, just like bluetooth phones in Star Trek, now self lacing shoes!

We’re still waiting for the Back to the Future Styled Nike Mag, Nike has revealed its first self lacing shoe – all be it in a different style – “Nike HyperAdapt 1.0”

The shoe senses the wearers heel and tightens its laces accordingly. Though once the shoe is on, the wearer can adjust the fit with two buttons on the side to get things perfect.

Nike is already looking forward to versions that adjust fit on the fly, as the athlete needs more or less tension.

HyperAdapt 1.0 is set to arrive around Christmas and will go on sale only to Nike+ members for an unspecified price.

Let the streaming wars begin!



Jay Z being a business  man once again and ripping off the little guy!

Jay Z already pulled ‘Reasonable Doubt’ off Spotify before he launched TIDAL – recently he has quietly pulled his 2001 Blueprint Albums off of ALL streaming services but his own, (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, GooglePlay)

However you can still listen to the majority of  Jay Z’s back-catalogue on those music services – he’s only pulled BluePrint.


Our Prayers have been answered, Obi Wan is our only hope and he’s here in the form of Microsoft Holoportation!

Microsoft have invented Virtual Reality Video Calling whereby users “teleport” to another persons room.

By utilising Microsofts VR technology Hololens, users are displayed a hologram in other persons room, interacting with objects as if they are present.

Microsoft are calling it holoportation!

Pigeon Patrol

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Credit: HuffingtonPost

Those flying rats are coming in useful for once, rather that sh****ng all over the place!

Air-monitoring company Plume Labs has strapped air-quality sensors to Flying Rats aka Pigeons to monitor the pollution in the air which me and you breathe on a daily basis to then send back data on just how much damage is done.

“Pigeon Air Patrol” will be interactive, just tweet to @PigeonAir (Marcus tried) and request an air pollution update on their area.

“Air pollution is a huge environmental health issue, killing 10,000 people every year in London alone,” said Romain Lacombe, Plume Labs CEO.

“Putting air sensors on the back of pigeons goes beyond raising awareness of this problem and helps Londoners understand the impact of pollution in an accessible, tangible and immediate way”

Invisibility Maybe!

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Credit: Telegraph

We’ve been getting closer and closer to real life invisibility cloaks for a while now, – but we’re not just quite Harry Potter – yet.

There has been an advancement in a special type of material from Iowa State University which guards whatever its placed on from Cameras – you’ll still be seen via the naked eye – even when watching a video feed – you’ll only be hidden from other machines or radar.  This type of tech could be used in a stealth fighter jet for example.

The University of California at Berkeley have developed another type of invisibility tech that reflects light to keep objects hidden.

This method uses special gold antennas to “reroute reflected light waves” so that the thing it covers was invisible when the material was turned on by switching the gold’s polarization.

For now it’s just working on a microscopic scale, measuring “barely” 80 nanometers thick and only large enough to cover a few biological cells.

Anonymous War!

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Credit: BuisnessInsider

Whatever you do boys, do not p*ss off Anonymous. They will come for you and they will come HARD! (That does not sound right)

Anonymous have announced a war on international dick-head Donald Trump – again. First time when they posted a message to the candidate in 2015 regarding his comments concerning Muslims.

They hope to bring down many of Trump’s personal and business sites using #OpTrump, but also halt his presidential bid by uncovering and exposing embarrassing information:

”your inconsistent and hateful campaign has not only shocked the United States America, you have shocked the entire planet with your appalling actions and ideas.”

The collective has already posted unverified personal information about Trump and staff, including his social security number.

Forever Charged!

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Credit: From the Grapevine

Keep those Tinder sessions going boys, our batteries are going to last forever!

No matter what we do to preserve our battery, low brightness, vibrate, turning off apps, nothing can be done to really make your battery last just that little bit extra!

BUT! Researchers from Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea have designed a special fuel cell that could replace that fast draining battery in your phone.

Its the first fuel cell that will contain special thin electrodes and electrolytes – that are of “Minimal heat capacity” The result!?

A phone battery that can last A WEEK! *Potentially*

Mac Hack!

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Credit: BluGraphic

Well it looks like Pandoras Box can be opened! Nothing is sacred anymore!

Malware that holds you to ransom has successfully targeted Macs for the first time.

KeRangers Malware was hidden in a version of a BitTorrent Client Called Transmission – which has since had its developers’ certificate revoked. Which means infected software if downloaded prevents it from being installed if people downloaded it.

Mac’s have historically been locked down and since it is so secure been incredibly hard for hackers to write Malware code for it – and historically not many people had macs so weren’t targeted – but as macs get more popular that will soon change according to Greg Day, Palo Alto Networks’ chief security officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

So dont go downloading Walking Dead off of Bit Torrent, stream or buy that like everyone else!