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A ping pong robot at CES 2019 made me wonder: Could I go pro?

  I finally realized I could’ve been a professional ping pong player. But tragically, it’s too late for me now.   I have good reason to believe in my ping pong skills, thanks to Forpheus, a robot I met this week at CES in Las Vegas. Made by Omron, Forpheus first appeared at CES last year to …

Tucking into the fruits of my labour.

Whip up the perfect steamed salmon in your dishwasher tonight

Put away your pots and switch off your ovens. While you’re at it, just dump your barbecue on the kerb ‘cause it’s council pick-up this week and you wont be needing it anymore. ‘Dishwasher cuisine’ is here, it is not a joke, and we are all being encouraged to try it out. I realise this …

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Step aside, Super Soaker, the Spyra One shoots water bullets

  If you were a kid in the ’90s you probably remember the reign of the Super Soaker. The plastic neon water guns would bring incredible joy (or fear, depending on the wielder) on hot days. But that was two decades ago, and water guns haven’t changed too much since.  With the Spyra One, they …

Augmented reality brings a kids book to life.

IPhone 11 ‘secret weapon’ could be a serious AR camera

iPhone 11 ‘secret weapon’ could be a camera that turns ‘real world into video game’. Picture: Jack TaylorSource:Getty Images APPLE’S next iPhone could feature powerful camera technology built by rival Sony. The so-called “3D camera” would turn the real world into a video game — using revolutionary augmented reality (AR) tech. Apple is tight-lipped about …