Apr 112014
 

ramblingaboutsmallFor the next two weeks Geek in Sydney will be Geek in Japan.

For those interested you can follow the travels over on the other site.

Random House gets clever with new books

Random House gets clever with new books

I read almost everything I read on my iPad these days: Newspapers, magazines and books. While I love reading my books in digital format, the bit I hate is trying to find new books to read. Searching Amazon or iBooks doesn’t work well for me, and I find myself often cruising through old-fashioned bookshops for ideas. [...]

Microview the chip-sized Arduino looks a little beauty

Microview the chip-sized Arduino looks a little beauty

Arduino in its many forms remains the go-to platform for hobbyist electronics and makers. Microview, the brainchild of the Sydney team behind Ninja Blocks, takes the Arduino to a whole new level – a whole new tiny and visual level. Microview is a chip-sized Arduino with built-in OLED display: Basically an Arduino shrunk to the size [...]

Internet of Things Day 9 April 2014

Internet of Things Day 9 April 2014

April 9 is the Global Internet of Things Day. Just, by-the-by, who on earth gets to decide which day is which? Surely there’s only so much weight any given day can carry? Anyway, I guess the fact that the Internet of Things has its own day is a sign that it really is hitting a critical [...]

Makers Empire introducing primary kids to 3D-printing

Makers Empire introducing primary kids to 3D-printing

Adelaide schoolchildren are being introduced to 3D-printing by an innovative startup called Makers Empire. Maker’s Empire ”builds tablet-based apps that empower kids to build, create, and design in 3D” tapping into the increasing use of tablets in primary classrooms. Cleverly Makers Empire are backing this up with lesson plans that explicitly fit into the new Australian Curriculum. [...]

Details emerge on Escape Hunt Sydney

Details emerge on Escape Hunt Sydney

The people setting up Escape Hunt Sydney managed to extricate themselves from the labyrinth for a few minutes yesterday and provide some more details on the attraction’s launch. Moving the Escape Hunt idea from Bangkok to Sydney has involved some careful planning to incorporate Australia’s higher costs. They have now found suitable premises and managed to land [...]

Composure adds to your composition

Composure adds to your composition

Composure is a very clever bit of software. An extension for Gmail, it will try to complete not individual words but whole phrases as you type them. On my tests it does a remarkable job of judging what you might want to say next. While far from perfect it certainly makes a fair stab at [...]