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A/NZ open your eyes to a virtual world: Gaming is a rising industry

A/NZ open your eyes to a virtual world: Gaming is a rising industry The study covered 1,234 Australian households and 3,135 individuals, in which three in four respondents agreed that making video games in Australia benefits the Australian economy.Jeff Brand, Bond University professor says, “The research shows two-thirds of Australians play video games, both in their personal and professional lives.

Vodafone’s smartphones promise to break the stigma surrounding cheap mobile-devices

Vodafone’s smartphones promise to break the stigma surrounding cheap mobile-devices The Vodafone Smart V8 has won a 2017 World iF Design Award for its premium look and feel, underpinned by an elegant and durable full-metal casing.“The Vodafone Smart V8 promises to be one of the best smartphones released this year for people who want a great smartphone for using lots of data, but have a constrained budget.

Step over Siri, because Bixby is here: Samsung’s new integrated artificial intelligence

Step over Siri, because Bixby is here: Samsung’s new integrated artificial intelligence Sadly Siri is only available on iOS and Samsung fans have long yearned for their own companion as witty and intelligent as Siri.Now that long wait has come to an end with the release of Bixby, Samsung’s newest AI.

Watch the Cliff Diving live stream from Italy

Watch the  Cliff Diving live stream from Italy Boasting crystal clear turquoise water and a natural amphitheatre surrounded on three sides by an historic fishing village, Italy's Polignano A Mare is an undeniably beautiful place for the world's best cliff divers to showcase their skills.With the diving platform located on the terrace of a local house, it's one of the most personal venues on the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series calendar, too.

<b>Pokémon GO</b> – Legendary debut in Chicago marred by technical issues

<b>Pokémon GO</b> – Legendary debut in Chicago marred by technical issues [Source] As posted a couple of days back, developer Niantic held a live event known as Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago to celebrate the game’s first anniversary.The other main event is to promote the new raid feature, where the first legendary Pokémon in Pokémon GO will be defeated by the power of players and eventually roam free for everyone to capture.

7 reasons why Tony Cairoli is a living legend

7 reasons why Tony Cairoli is a living legend Some sports stars take the hands-off approach to dealing with fans.Perhaps they think that by remaining elusive, a certain aura of otherworldliness builds around them; perhaps they’re just shy.

Aston Martin Valkyrie price, release date and photos

Aston Martin Valkyrie price, release date and photos Last year, we reported on the new Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing hypercar collaboration, codenamed AM-RB 001, which marked the first time that Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey would design a road car.That name has now become the rather catchier Valkyrie – and judging by these newly-released images of the car, this thing’s going to be one sexy beast.

Finally, time to Get Even

Finally, time to Get Even I’ve been wondering around wearing a Get Even t-shirt since E3 2014.Whilst there in LA, a few chaps from The Farm 51 explained the 3D scanning technology employed by their upcoming game, Get Even.

Final Fantasy XIV expands with Stormblood

Final Fantasy XIV expands with Stormblood Since 2013, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has allowed fans of the veteran RPG series to journey together across the land of Eorzea.The game is a retooling of the original Final Fantasy XIV massively multiplayer online game, which shuttered in 2012 due to lacklustre gameplay.

F1 RB7 technical video with Sébastien Ogier

F1 RB7 technical video with Sébastien Ogier Having roughly double the amount of horsepower that’s usually under his right foot was novel for Ogier, but the real challenge of driving an F1 car came with the huge increase in grip and braking force.The carbon/carbon brakes used in F1 are exclusive to race tracks and provide more stopping power than anything else on wheels: they don’t start working effectively until reaching temperatures of over 500°C and, at peak braking loads – such as the high-speed approach to Turns One, Three and Four at the Red Bull Ring – they might reach spot temperatures of over 1000°C.

What does a WRC driver eat during a rally?

What does a WRC driver eat during a rally? Mental fatigue is an important factor on the outcome of rallies, because drivers need to maintain concentration for long periods.It’s essential that they minimise fatigue by making sure hydration levels are met before the race and that fluid delivery systems are readily available.

Watch Alessandro De Rose take on Italy's 5 most spectacular cliff dives

Watch Alessandro De Rose take on Italy's 5 most spectacular cliff dives De Rose was born in Cosenza, but has lived and trained in Trieste for the past five years.He chose Duino Castle, situated a few kilometres from Trieste, as a starting point for this special tour: "I couldn’t start my Road to Polignano from a more beautiful place than this," he said after the first dive.

Here's what to expect from Project Cars 2

Here's what to expect from Project Cars 2 Jumping in with no assists and authentic settings was a bad idea.You can feel every bump, every camber in the road, and you will lose control very quickly if you’re not at the very top of your game.

Watch an exclusive session from UK pop band Bad Sounds

Watch an exclusive session from UK pop band Bad Sounds Ewan Merrett, one half of Bad Sounds' founding siblings, said recently that they’ve always wanted to put on a show.To make people smile.

Kazan ready to rock as Air Race reaches Russia

Kazan ready to rock as Air Race reaches Russia As Kazan is brand-new race venue the pilots have been studying the track in detail and the lines they choose come the weekend will be very interesting.Kazan has 15 gates, flown in two laps.

Sledgehammer Games reveals trailer for Nazi Zombies in Call of Duty: WWII

Sledgehammer Games reveals trailer for Nazi Zombies in Call of Duty: WWII The new Nazi Zombies mode has been revealed and it looks awesome.At the San Diego Comic Con event, Sledgehammer Games unveiled the reveal trailer for the Nazi Zombies mode in Call of Duty: WWII.

The mini-drone swarm is ming! MIT researchers crack the de to miniaturising drones

The mini-drone swarm is ming! MIT researchers crack the de to miniaturising drones They have built flying prototypes that are the size of a bumblebee and loaded it with even tinier sensors and cameras.Thus far, they have managed to miniaturise almost every part of a drone, except for the brains of the operation, the computer chip.

Lights out for the Dark Web: Authorities take down AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces

Lights out for the Dark Web: Authorities take down AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces It had more than 200,000 users and 40,000 sellers, Europol says.Reports suggested that police had raided the homes of two AlphaBay vendors.

Kiwis, never forget your password again with the Mycena app

Kiwis, never forget your password again with the Mycena app The app is designed to make saving and retrieving passwords fast and painless, providing up to three levels of password security, free for the first five passwords.The app can be used to protect passwords and other sensitive information, such as bank account details.

Funny or misleading? Uber NZ’s attempt at medy land them in the frying pan.

Funny or misleading? Uber NZ’s attempt at medy land them in the frying pan. The advert reads, “Background checks on every driver.”  The purpose of the advertisement, as explained by Uber, was to correct the misconception that Uber does not carry out backgrounds checks on its driver partners.