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Five things in Five Minutes

Five things in Five Minutes
Friday 8 June, 2018

This week we take a look at Uber's new e-bike venture, crowd control of the future and how new research is making tech more accessible than ever. Read on for Five Things in Five Minutes. 

This week we take a look at Uber's new e-bike venture, crowd control of the future and how new research is making tech more accessible than ever. Read on for Five Things in Five Minutes. 

1. Hands-free tech gets accessible makeover

A new device is allowing disabled users to use their smartphone or computer hands free. Worn like a pair of glasses, GlassOuse is controlled through head movements and connects to mobile phones, computers, tablets and Smart TVs via Bluetooth. 

2. Uber's new bike share 

Uber is taking bike sharing for a spin, teaming up with Jump Bikes to introduce electric bikes to Europe. After a successful few months in the US, Europe is the next destination. 

3. Map your commute 

LinkedIn has rolled out a new feature globally that lets you map commutes and travel times for potential jobs before applying, saving you the time and heartache of incompatible bus routes. 

4. An AI eye in the sky

Researchers are harnessing the power of AI technology to program drones to survey crowds to detect potentially violent behaviour. 

5. Deadly questions

A new campaign from the Victorian Government Deadly Questions is sparking a conversation between the community and Indigenous leaders by allowing people ask potentially awkward questions about Aboriginal heritage. 

 
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