Category Archives: Technology

What camera equipment and post production products are being used by the biggest shows on TV?

Australian digital cinema company Blackmagic Design gave insight into the camera equipment and post-production products being used to complete more than 55 new and returning US television shows and streaming series.  From “Charmed,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “The Big Bang Theory,” joining a list of hundreds of top shows created with Blackmagic Design products over the years.

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BMW X6: The first car in the world painted in Vantablack (Interview)

In 2018, the BMW Group sold over 2,490,000 passenger vehicles and more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain.

The Frankfurt Motor Show running from 12-22 September will provide the backdrop for the world premiere of the third-generation BMW X6 (fuel consumption combined: 10.7–6.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 243–159 g/km)*, the car that established the Sports Activity Coupé segment a good ten years ago.   At the event, BMW will also present a spectacular one-off vehicle with a Vantablack® VBx2 nanostructure paint finish that highlights the expressive design language and confident, dominant and muscular appearance of the new BMW X6 to perfection. This exclusive show car is the result of a collaboration between BMW and Surrey NanoSystems, the inventors of the Vantablack technology.

The BMW X6 is the first and only vehicle in the world to feature a Vantablack VBx2 paint finish.

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Taking live entertainment to new heights – literally! Samsung KX opens giving us a glimpse into the future…

One of the leaders at the forefront of innovation and technology opened up a new  20,000 square food interactive space at London’s Coal Drops Yard in a creative initiative to engage directly with customers.  Celebrating 50 years of innovation by showcasing a glimpse into how we could live in the future, the new space offers guests a taste of a fully connected lifestyle with a range of experiences featuring cutting-edge technology.   From fashion and fitness, to science and street dance, local thought leaders gathered in Samsung KX to mark the official launch with a conference that crowned creativity in the capital.

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The future of servos: Switching from gas to electrical charge stations

The first ever petrol / gas station was invented in the 19th century.   As motoring continues its evolution into energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, a century of service stations will begin to fade out slowly as the uptake of electrical powered vehicles is set to rise over the next decade.    “Australians have traditionally been early adopters of new technology, but we’re lagging when it comes to Electrical Vehicles (EVs).”  said CEFC CEO Ian Learmonth, “This research shows that we can increase the uptake of EVs in a way that benefits drivers as well as the environment.”

Model availability, registration fee reductions, procurement targets and fuel efficiency standards will be key drivers for the uptake.  The availability of charging infrastructure, while not found to be a driver, is a barrier to EV uptake.  “The reality is that the transition to EVs is inevitable.” continues Learmonth,  “We’re already seeing vehicle makers confirm they will stop producing pure internal combustion engines over the coming years.   At the same time, we’re seeing dramatic improvements in vehicle charging networks, creating the essential infrastructure to support electric vehicles.  These measures can deliver a material improvement on our greenhouse gas emissions, as well as take our vehicle fleet into the 21st century.

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3D bioprinter co-developed by UNSW researchers wins top design award

The Australian Centre for NanoMedicine (ACN) combines Medicine, Science and Engineering to deliver therapeutic solutions to research problems in medicine. ACN is a hub for nanomedicine research in Australia and through a commitment to research, education, knowledge transfer and commercialisation,  ACN is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and curing of diseases, especially hard to treat diseases.

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86% of new users will stop using an app within 2 weeks of the first launch

As the datasets get bigger and the analytical tools more sophisticated, never before have we been able to gain such a comprehensive understanding of our customers and social networks as we strive toward core busiiness goals.

What apps are we downloading and using?  Why and why not?  What are the implications of these benchmarks that might influence the content served to users in this volatile environment?

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Your inside look into Uber Air’s new flying taxi! Melbourne 2020!

The advent of the Uber franchise has revolutionised how we move, from electric bikes to shared pool rides and delivery.  It’s expansion and innovation leads it to the sky in a vision of the future that reduces dependence on individual car ownership, expanding access to transportation and opening immense mobility bandwidth.  It’s an ambitious project that has the backing of local governments and private enterprise that sees the production of a wholly new kind of aircraft that can scale in cities.

Elevate is the mission that takes transportation off of the 2D grid moving ridesharing into the sky.   In the coming years, at the push of a button, we will be able to book and passenger a flight a within minutes.   Melbourne will be the first as its announced as one of the pilot sites for next year.

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