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Image Matrix Tech on Sky News: MIT Computing Fabrics



In Sunday’s segment on Sky News Australia (Weekend Edition with Tim Gilbert) we looked at recent breakthroughs in computing fabrics. MIT researchers in the US are weaving computer components into the basic material that makes clothes.

Digital fibres could help reveal undetected patterns in the human body that could aid in early disease detection.

A digital fibre can store data too and the tech looks like real clothes. Ultimately it must work like normal textiles to have a future in smart clothing.


Mark Zuckerberg showed off Meta VR headsets called: Butterscotch, Starburst, Halfdome 3, Holocake 2, and Mirror Lake. These are works in progress but it’s clear the meta boss isn’t slowing down when it comes to the metaverse.

Setting up meetings is easier with the latest Quest headset and ‘Zuk” did a demo with a champion rock climber that even freaked the rock climber out while himself in VR.

The key to making metaverse work is making the metaverse as realistic as the physical world. The big challenges to solve are retinal resolution, multiple focal depths, high dynamic range. They also need to make the headsets, smaller, lighter and more responsive. Not easy.

Zuckerberg wants a billion people in the metaverse doing commerce like they do now in the real world.


I had look around for my Tim and our viewers to see what sort of deals are out there ahead of the EOFY. So here are some deals I found that start from a a couple of hundred dollars to more than ten thousand dollars Australian.

  1. LG C2 OLED 4K TV 65 inch – I’ve been testing it. It’s a 2022 model – $3795 ($700 off)

  2. Samsung’s 98 Inch 4K Neo QLED TV – $12995 ($4000 off)

  3. Google Nest Mesh WIFI – Home Base + Extender – $299 ($100 off)

  4. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro – $179 ($120 off)

  5. iPhone 12 128GB – $977 ($302)

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