When you can’t travel in actual reality, go virtual

Travel Apr 4, 2020

When you can’t travel in actual reality, go virtual

by Russell Thomas

During these strange days, the idea of online anything is proving more attractive — and vital. Families experience first-time conference calls, while musicians around the world put on internet gigs for locked-down audiences. Travel, too, is just a tap away, thanks to virtual reality.

Today's modern home helpers

Digital | ON: TECH May 14, 2017

Today's modern home helpers

by Chiho Komoriya

Robotic window wiping For anyone who despises housework, robot home helpers are a blessing. Everyone knows iRobot's Roomba vacuum cleaner, perhaps you've even heard of the same company's Braava floor mop. But what about a robot window cleaner? Robotically cleaning vertical surfaces doesn't sound viable, but ...

Gadgets that let you see into the future

Digital | ON: TECH May 16, 2015

Gadgets that let you see into the future

by Chiho Komoriya

Don't let this gadget go down the toilet Japanese startup Triple W Japan has developed a wearable device designed to give a little piece of mind to anyone who worries about unpredictable bowel movements. Worn on the stomach, the DFree predicts the timing of bowel movements ...