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#Future Focus

From TheJournal.ie Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee

Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee

Technology has the potential to replace your caffeine fix, writes Sarah Harford.

From TheJournal.ie Smell-killing clothes and stains that clean themselves: The future of doing your laundry Future Focus

Smell-killing clothes and stains that clean themselves: The future of doing your laundry

Jack O’Higgins looks at the technological and other changes shaping the way we do the washing.

From TheJournal.ie From Pokemon Go to augmented-reality Lego: How your kids' toys will change in the next few years

From Pokemon Go to augmented-reality Lego: How your kids' toys will change in the next few years

Amanda Connolly looks at the coming technological developments that will shape how children play.

From TheJournal.ie Would you like wallpaper that changes colour with your mood? Here's the future of home decor Future Focus

Would you like wallpaper that changes colour with your mood? Here's the future of home decor

Sarah Harford on how technological developments could change the way we think about our homes.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hey Google, let my housemates know I'm almost home': The future of personal safety Future Focus

'Hey Google, let my housemates know I'm almost home': The future of personal safety

Sarah Harford on the upcoming tech that’ll give you more peace of mind.

From TheJournal.ie Goodbye midnight texts, hello intercontinental kissing: The future of long-distance relationships Future Focus

Goodbye midnight texts, hello intercontinental kissing: The future of long-distance relationships

Sarah Harford on the technological innovations that are bringing long-distance loved ones closer together.

From TheJournal.ie Bye-bye guide books, hello virtual tours: The future of going on your holliers Future Focus

Bye-bye guide books, hello virtual tours: The future of going on your holliers

Sarah Harford on the technological shifts that are changing our experience of going away.

From TheJournal.ie No more scrambling for tickets... or listening to commentators? The future of watching sport Future Focus

No more scrambling for tickets... or listening to commentators? The future of watching sport

Sarah Harford on the technological changes that are set to upend our experience of the big game.

From TheJournal.ie Hello brain implants, goodbye forgetting people's names: The future of your memories Future Focus

Hello brain implants, goodbye forgetting people's names: The future of your memories

Sarah Harford on the technologies that could change the way we remember things (and mean we’ll never embarrass ourselves at parties again).

From TheJournal.ie Lock the door and activate the drone guard: The future of keeping your home safe Future Focus

Lock the door and activate the drone guard: The future of keeping your home safe

Sarah Harford looks at how technology could be set to upend our idea of a secure home.

From TheJournal.ie Never struggle for directions to 'la playa' again: The future of speaking other languages Future Focus

Never struggle for directions to 'la playa' again: The future of speaking other languages

From multilingual earbuds to neural machine learning, barriers between languages are being eroded, writes Sarah Harford.

From TheJournal.ie Goodbye sweat patches, no more 'what to wear' worries: The future of putting on clothes Future Focus

Goodbye sweat patches, no more 'what to wear' worries: The future of putting on clothes

What does wearable technology mean for the way we get dressed?

From TheJournal.ie Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee Future Focus

Bye bye large Americano, hello alertness algorithms: The future of your morning coffee

Technology has the potential to replace your caffeine fix, writes Sarah Harford.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I'll have the DNA-optimised salad please': What's the future of clean eating? Future Focus

‘I'll have the DNA-optimised salad please': What's the future of clean eating?

From genetic scans to personalised nutrition.

From TheJournal.ie Bye-bye bifocals, hello bionic eyes: the future of seeing and hearing Future Focus

Bye-bye bifocals, hello bionic eyes: the future of seeing and hearing

Plus how Amazon’s Alexa could be literally inside your ear.

From TheJournal.ie Goodbye Facebook, hello hologram phone calls? The future of staying in touch Future Focus

Goodbye Facebook, hello hologram phone calls? The future of staying in touch

The way we communicate is about to get a whole lot more virtual.

From TheJournal.ie 'Did you see that billboard, or was it just me': The personalised future of advertising Future Focus

'Did you see that billboard, or was it just me': The personalised future of advertising

Individual billboards and the $40 billion marketing potential of Alexa – the next stage in the advertising revolution.

From TheJournal.ie No to Tinder, yes to DNA matching: The future of romance Future Focus

No to Tinder, yes to DNA matching: The future of romance

Dates are more accessible than ever thanks to apps. But it’s no easier to find a fulfilling relationship. How can tech help?

From TheJournal.ie Bye bye credit cards, hello paying by eyeball: The future of spending your money Future Focus

Bye bye credit cards, hello paying by eyeball: The future of spending your money

Your eyes and fingerprints are about to become a crucial part of how you pay for things.

From TheJournal.ie Goodbye open-plan offices, hello couch calls: The future of being productive at work Future Focus
From TheJournal.ie Sci-fi wrinkle killers and no more orange necklines: The future of doing your makeup Future Focus

Sci-fi wrinkle killers and no more orange necklines: The future of doing your makeup

How the beauty industry is evolving – and what you can expect in the continuing quest to make ourselves more attractive.

From TheJournal.ie Pass me an extra limb, I'll just plug it in: The future of hacking your body Future Focus

Pass me an extra limb, I'll just plug it in: The future of hacking your body

From antennae implants to genetic upgrades: can we use technology to improve our bodies?

From TheJournal.ie Goodbye modh coinníollach, hello Minecraft? The future of education Future Focus

Goodbye modh coinníollach, hello Minecraft? The future of education

From robots in the classroom to school tours in VR.

From TheJournal.ie Robot babysitters and poop-predicting nappies: Here's the future of being a good parent Future Focus

Robot babysitters and poop-predicting nappies: Here's the future of being a good parent

Sadly you’ll still have to do the actual nappy-changing yourself.

From TheJournal.ie Goodbye cat burglar, hello drone burglar: Here's what crime will look like in future Future Focus

Goodbye cat burglar, hello drone burglar: Here's what crime will look like in future

From data theft to using remote-controlled flying machines.

From TheJournal.ie Robot referees and genetically engineered 'super athletes': Here's the future of sport Future Focus

Robot referees and genetically engineered 'super athletes': Here's the future of sport

The Sunday Game could look very different ten or twenty years from now.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy sleeping underwater with a robot butler? Here's the future of staying in a hotel Future Focus
From TheJournal.ie Goodbye gym guilt, hello exercise pills? The future of staying in shape Future Focus

Goodbye gym guilt, hello exercise pills? The future of staying in shape

No more boring hours on the exercise bike? Eh, sign us up.

From TheJournal.ie Snore-killing earbuds and cuddling robots: the future of getting a good night's sleep Future Focus

Snore-killing earbuds and cuddling robots: the future of getting a good night's sleep

If you thought it was just a matter of going to bed early… you were wrong.

From TheJournal.ie Floor-mopping robots and a kitchen that cleans itself: The future of your household chores Future Focus
From TheJournal.ie Long-dead singers playing 'live' in concert: The future of the music you love Future Focus

Long-dead singers playing 'live' in concert: The future of the music you love

Holograms, mixed-reality shows and songs written by algorithms: here’s what’s coming to your headphones.

From TheJournal.ie Would you let your fridge do the Big Shop for you? The future of your personal data Future Focus

Would you let your fridge do the Big Shop for you? The future of your personal data

Or would you sell your personal information to the highest bidder? (If you haven’t already.)

From TheJournal.ie Live to 120 years old and never forget your pills again: The future of not getting sick Future Focus

Live to 120 years old and never forget your pills again: The future of not getting sick

From molecular implants to tissue regeneration, here’s how researchers are working on extending our lifespans.

From TheJournal.ie VR backpacks and real-life rainfall: Here's what the cinema of the future will look like Future Focus

VR backpacks and real-life rainfall: Here's what the cinema of the future will look like

Plus the Dublin cinema already on board.

From TheJournal.ie Flying taxis and Ireland's own 'supersonic' train: The future of public transport Future Focus

Flying taxis and Ireland's own 'supersonic' train: The future of public transport

Hyperloop pods could cover the Dublin to Cork route in 15 minutes flat.

From TheJournal.ie Bye-bye pizza guy, no more spice bag shame: The future of getting a takeaway Future Focus

Bye-bye pizza guy, no more spice bag shame: The future of getting a takeaway

Oh, and… hello flying robots.

From TheJournal.ie A nice insect casserole with 3D-printed dessert: The future of your weeknight dinner Future Focus

A nice insect casserole with 3D-printed dessert: The future of your weeknight dinner

The changes coming to the way we eat – and what we eat.

From TheJournal.ie No more queues, no more supermarket aisles: The future of the Big Shop Future Focus

No more queues, no more supermarket aisles: The future of the Big Shop

Supermarkets as we know them could become a thing of the past.

From TheJournal.ie 'Student halls for grown-ups': How communal living spaces could change our idea of home Future Focus

'Student halls for grown-ups': How communal living spaces could change our idea of home

Node CEO Anil Khera says co-living is the antidote to Dublin’s ‘lazy’ developers.

From The42 Halfpenny gets 'best offer possible' for Welsh return as Toulon deal nears an end Future Focus

Halfpenny gets 'best offer possible' for Welsh return as Toulon deal nears an end

Leigh Halfpenny has been biding his time before making a final decision on whether to stay in France.

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