Posts By: Mike Mallia

Oculus announces new privacy dashboard and policy ahead of new European regs

Oculus is updating its privacy policy ahead of May 25, when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect. Facebook’s virtual reality division will debut its new privacy policy tomorrow, followed by a May 20 rollout of a new dashboard for users to view the data they’ve already shared. “My Privacy Center” will enable users to… Read more »

MIT-Boeing educational collaboration aims to scale learning in additive manufacturing

A new online course from MIT and Boeing uses a 3-D-printed kit to enrich the learning experience. Similar to a textbook, the kit is used as a reference throughout the course. The kit has metal and polymer parts made by industry-relevant 3-D-printing processes, including stereo-lithography, multi-jet fusion, and direct metal laser sintering. The parts interlock… Read more »

Researchers develop device that can ‘hear’ your internal voice

New headset can listen to internal vocalisation and speak to the wearer while appearing silent to the outside world Researchers have created a wearable device that can read people’s minds when they use an internal voice, allowing them to control devices and ask queries without speaking. The device, called AlterEgo, can transcribe words that wearers… Read more »

RIP passwords: new web standard designed to replace login method

WebAuthn will eliminate need for passwords by moving to methods of authentication such as biometrics, says web standards controller A new web standard is expected to kill passwords, meaning users will no longer have to remember difficult logins for each and every website or service they use. The Web Authentication (WebAuthn) standard is designed to… Read more »

DeepMind explores inner workings of AI

As with the human brain, the neural networks that power artificial intelligence systems are not easy to understand. DeepMind, the Alphabet-owned AI firm famous for teaching an AI system to play Go, is attempting to work out how such systems make decisions. By knowing how AI works, it hopes to build smarter systems. But researchers… Read more »

Apple reportedly unveiling a cheaper iPad next week

Apple is holding an education-focused event on Tuesday that teases “creative new ideas for teachers and students.” While rumors previously suggested a cheaper MacBook will arrive soon, it appears Apple will be focusing on the iPad next week. Bloomberg reports that a “low-cost iPad” will be announced alongside new education software next week. Rumors previously suggested Apple is preparing to launch a $259… Read more »

iOS app – Smart Whiteboard HD

Smart Whiteboard HD By Pad read. Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. Price: Usually £1.99 but FREE for a limited time. This is a kind of dead-simple whiteboard which is convenient for your work, study and life. You can… Read more »

iOS app – PDF Forms – EXPIRED

PDF Forms By Darsoft Inc Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. Price: Usually £7.99………….. but FREE for a limited time.    Fill, sign and annotate Adobe PDF forms and documents. PDF Forms is a powerful processing app for anyone who has to… Read more »

iOS App – 2Do – EXPIRED

2Do By Guided Ways Technologies Ltd Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. Price: Usually £14.99 but FREE for a limited time……………..(until 12th June 2015) 2Do lets you take a completely different approach to managing your tasks. With its extremely… Read more »