Archive for the 'Interactive' Category

Using the Amazon Echo to Control Your Environment

Posted on January 13th, 2017 · Posted in Interactive, Peripherals

Here are a couple of very short videos demonstrating how the Amazon Echo can be used to control various appliances or answer questions purely via voice control.  As with the.. read more

Image of a toy robot holding an infrared transceiver.

Hands-free Control of Infrared Appliances

Posted on January 13th, 2017 · Posted in Interactive, Peripherals

For individuals with motor skills difficulties, using handsets such as TV remote controls or, in the case of the video accompanying this article, a child’s infrared-controlled robot, can be difficult.. read more

Using the brain to control a computer

Posted on February 16th, 2016 · Posted in Education, Interactive

As always science fiction edges towards science fact. The Royal National Hospital for Neurodisability is a world leader in treating patients with severe brain injuries.  It has teamed up with.. read more

Call her Rose, not by any other name

Posted on September 24th, 2015 · Posted in Data, Interactive

Many people will have heard of Alan Turing the brilliant mathematician who worked at Bletchley Park during World War II and helped to decrypt encoded German transmissions and did much.. read more

How the new apple watch is working for someone who is both deaf and registered blind

Posted on May 7th, 2015 · Posted in Interactive, Productivity

Read the article on Molly Watt’s blog here: http://www.mollywatt.com/blog/entry/my-apple-watch-after-5-days

…it’s all very well combining lots of gadgets into one device, but what if you lose it??!

Posted on August 5th, 2014 · Posted in Documentary, Interactive, Productivity

From cameras to keycards, everyday devices killed off by the smartphone (Reprinted from http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/04/cameras-keycards-everyday-devices-killed-off-by-the-smartphone-gadgets) The smartphone has left a long list of redundant gadgets in its wake. But what things.. read more

You may have heard of Google Glass

Posted on July 14th, 2014 · Posted in Interactive, Peripherals

You may have heard of Google Glass, the wearable, voice-activated, computer disguised as a pair of specs. Well, you can now buy a pair (that’s one computer in a pair.. read more

‘Password’ slips from No. 1 as the most popular..umm…password

Posted on January 24th, 2014 · Posted in Data, Interactive, Safety

You may not have heard of Splash Data’s annual ‘Worst Passwords’ list. If nothing else, it should remind us to be more creative when protecting our data. More of the.. read more

Is there any spam in your fridge…or is your fridge spamming?

Posted on January 20th, 2014 · Posted in Data, Interactive

There has been some talk recently of the ‘Internet of Things’- where home automation is advancing to the point where individual devices will have chips embedded in them and will.. read more

Use your mobile whilst upwardly (or downwardly) mobile…

Posted on November 14th, 2013 · Posted in Interactive, Peripherals, Productivity

So, after much debate and scientific investigation, it seems that we will be allowed to read our Kindles while our plane is landing, or text to say we’ve arrived. There.. read more