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Architects and Builders Turning to Robots

robotArchitects and builders are turning to robotic technology to realise more complex building designs.

An example is Bond University on the Gold Coast which is studying the use of sensors to guide machines around the similar types of cluttered environments that you would associate with construction sites.

As architects and designers’ quest for innovation  grows, it has resulted in some of the world’s leading architecture firms beginning to integrate prototyping tools, including robots, into their design process.

Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/news/why-architects-and-builders-are-turning-to-robots-418171#ixzz46AbNOdCm

New Service NSW app for residents and drivers in New South Wales...

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A simple new app has been launched for NSW residents and drivers.

The app helps drivers who have received a speeding fine.

The app allows you to click “my fines”  and see any outstanding fines listed against your name and driver’s licence.

You can also view the actual photos taken by the Speed Camera in question and view your demerit points as well as other relevant information.

Read more at http://eftm.com.au/2016/04/speeding-fine-theres-an-app-for-that-service-nsw-26714

FBI Promises to Share iPhone Unlock with Authorities...

phonesThe (FBI) Federal Bureau of Investigation has promised to help unlock mobile devices such as iPhones as soon as it is permitted by law and policy.

The FBI said in a letter to local law enforcement agencies about the challenges being faced by authorities in monitoring suspects who use encrypted mobile devices.

The FBI says it will consider any tool that may be helpful to other agencies.

There’s been an ongoing legal battle between the Apple and the FBI, with the court ruling in favour of Apple recently.

The authorities wanted Apple to write new software to get into the iPhone secured by encryption to access data from suspect’s phones.

Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/news/fbi-promises-to-share-iphone-unlock-with-other-authorities-417705#ixzz44o2jTAl2

 

You Should Stop Closing Your Apps If You Want to Preserve Your Battery Life...

phonesWhile most of us think that closing the apps running in the background will preserve battery life, it turns out it wont.

In fact in both Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS software, apps are paused in the device memory allowing them to be opened fast. Closing the app just removes it from the memory and it will have to re-launch from scratch. This for most apps can actually take more battery power than just leaving it opened, on pause.

Make sense? Find out more.

Nintendos First Smartphone App Gets Record Number of Users in First 3 Days...

nintendoMiitomo, the first smartphone app from Nintendo got over 100 million users in the first 3 days, according to a tweet from the Miitomo Twitter account.

The app is topping iOS charts in Japan at the moment despite the gaming company’s first app being a messaging app instead of a gaming app as everyone was hoping.

The cool part about the app is that users get to design their own avatar, called Mii which is based on their own image.

The app is currently free but will allow users to buy accessories for their avatar.

Find out more here.