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Kiwi health group ncerned about Govt. rural broadband pledge

Kiwi health group ncerned about Govt. rural broadband pledge The Government has committed to ensuring rural homes in New Zealand have access to Ultra-Fast Broadband and the nation’s major rural health group is happy about it.The Rural Health Alliance of Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) is pleased with the Government’s announcement that it will invest $270 million to roll out Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) to 190 more small towns and extend rural broadband to another 74,000 households and businesses.

Review: Knack 2 is a surprisingly big improvement over the original

Review: Knack 2 is a surprisingly big improvement over the original The first Knack game was a PS4 launch title and it was underwhelming and repetitive.Thankfully Knack 2 is a big improvement over the first game.

Meridian and Yoogo create an all electric car-sharing service in Christchurch

Meridian and Yoogo create an all electric car-sharing service in Christchurch The largest transition of combustion engines to pure electric shared vehicles in the Southern Hemisphere is set to get underway in Christchurch from November.Canterbury organisations and residents will soon have access to a pool of 100 pure electric vehicles, only one of a few cities internationally to offer a 100% electric-powered car share service.

Lightning Lab Demo Day set to showcase electricity innovation

Lightning Lab Demo Day set to showcase electricity innovation The country’s first electricity industry accelerator programme, Lightning Lab Electric, culminates on September 7 in Wellington.To celebrate, Lightning Lab is hosting some of New Zealand's most experienced electricity sector practitioners and successful entrepreneurs to 'hack' the electricity industry.

Dr. Dre is back with the new Beats Studio 3 wireless headphones

Dr. Dre is back with the new Beats Studio 3 wireless headphones The Beats Studio 3 Wireless aim to bring the best audio experience to the noise-cancelling headphone market.Luke Wood, Beats by Dr Dre president says, “Beats Studio 3 delivers with a level of sophistication in both technology and audio fidelity beyond anything we’ve ever brought to market.

Kiwi developers bring in $100 million, proving gaming is a big deal

Kiwi developers bring in $100 million, proving gaming is a big deal “In a global digital market, New Zealand creators have the same opportunity as anyone else to compete and succeed.As of March 2017, there were 500 professional game developers employed by studios in New Zealand, working in a mix of creative and technical roles.

Experiment with new tech and tools through hackathons – Hays

Experiment with new tech and tools through hackathons – Hays ” Hackathons bring together tech professionals to create something new or solve a tricky issue in a unique or innovative way, whether it be through an app, robotics or a new business model.The events attract a diverse crowd of talent from the tech industry, from those starting out to more experienced professionals.

You Won't Believe These Party Wave Wipeouts

You Won't Believe These Party Wave Wipeouts Every year the most courageous surfers on the planet storm the beaches of Waikiki to brave serious waves in the most high-performance surf vessels known to mankind.Well, high-performance might be a stretch.

<b>NTales: Child of Destiny</b> – Soft-launch for new mobile RPG starting soon

<b>NTales: Child of Destiny</b> – Soft-launch for new mobile RPG starting soon Based in the Philippines, games service company OnPlay recently announced the soft-launch phase for the upcoming mobile MMORPG, NTales: Child of Destiny, will begin sometime this month.Developed by little-known Korean studio Rulemakr, NTales offer a wide range of classic MMO features, including co-op boss raids, unique costumes, various game modes, and over 200 maps!

<b>NTales: Child of Destiny</b> – Soft-launch phase for new mobile RPG starting soon

<b>NTales: Child of Destiny</b> – Soft-launch phase for new mobile RPG starting soon Based in the Philippines, games service company OnPlay recently announced the soft-launch phase for the upcoming mobile MMORPG, NTales: Child of Destiny, will begin sometime this month.Developed by little-known Korean studio Rulemakr, NTales offer a wide range of classic MMO features, including co-op boss raids, unique costumes, various game modes, and over 200 maps!

Outsource your laundry with the Kiwi app, Laundromap

Outsource your laundry with the Kiwi app, Laundromap The app, which launched in Auckland in earlier this year, apparently allows time-poor Kiwis to outsource their dry-cleaning and laundry in a matter of minutes via their iOS or Android device.“With the focus on using time outside work for quality leisure, it makes sense that domestic chores such as dry-cleaning and laundry should be the first to be made more efficient.

4K TVs beme old news, as new 8K TVs enter the fray

4K TVs beme old news, as new 8K TVs enter the fray As technological competition runs rampant in the TV industry, Sharp has taken the lead by launching its 8K TV, meaning 8K technology is now available in the public market.At the cross-industry forum, attendees agreed that the 8K technology offers great potential in applications like precision industrial manufacturing, audio and video, healthcare, and education.

Portable workstation lets digital nomads customise their workspace

Portable workstation lets digital nomads customise their workspace With the exponential rise in hot-desking and shared office spaces, two New Zealanders are launching Gustav, the ultimate toolbox for people in flexible working environments.“We’re massive fans of co-working, hot-desking, and shared spaces,” says Gustav co-founder and designer Christian Pistauer, an interior designer and workplace strategist by day.

Ara is preparing Kiwis for the future, with EV technology programme

Ara is preparing Kiwis for the future, with EV technology programme Investment in a new learning tool for Automotive Trades students at Ara shows the Institute is anticipating and adapting to new and emerging technology in the field.Partly powered by an internal combustion engine, partly by electric motors, hybrid cars require less petrol than traditional motor vehicles.

Air NZ, Fonterra, ARANZ Geo...finalists of the NZ Innovation Awards announced

Air NZ, Fonterra, ARANZ Geo...finalists of the NZ Innovation Awards announced The finalists of the annual New Zealand Innovation Awards have been named – and the line-up includes a range of organisations, large enterprises, and public-sector entities as well as individuals and start-ups.“They all demonstrate in their own way that Kiwi innovation has come a long way with a vibrant and active innovation in the business community,” says founder and chief executive of the New Zealand Innovation Council, Louise Webster.

Spice up your PowerPoint presentation with Adobe Stock

Spice up your PowerPoint presentation with Adobe Stock Here’s a rundown of how to get the most out of Adobe Stock in PowerPoint:  Visual Search is powered by Adobe Sensei, which means that sophisticated machine-learning technology helps Adobe Stock retrieve the most relevant results.At any point in time, users can also type the file number listed on the previewed images into the search bar to retrieve the image details again.

Let Jaguar take the wheel: The AI steering wheel is ming soon

Let Jaguar take the wheel: The AI steering wheel is ming soon The company wants this device to be more than just a regular ol’ driving wheel, they want it to be your friend.This steering wheel concept is meant to live in the user's home and over time become a trusted companion.

DJI and SkyPixel announce the winners of the 2017 SkyPixel video ntest

DJI and SkyPixel announce the winners of the 2017 SkyPixel video ntest The contest received close to 3,000 submissions from participants in 100 countries, across the categories of Nature, City and Sport.The grand prize, selected from the winners of the three categories, went to xiaoxiao with the video ‘Epic of Tanna’.

Kiwi virtual reality mpanies team up to develop local solutions for global challenges

Kiwi virtual reality mpanies team up to develop local solutions for global challenges The New Zealand VR/AR Association (NZVRARA) and Auckland-based AR/VR Garage have signed a wide-ranging strategic partnership to accelerate the growth of the virtual and augmented reality sector in New Zealand.The AR/VR Garage, facilitated by Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) on behalf of Auckland Council, opened in September last year as a collaborative AR/VR and mixed reality, project-centric, R&D facility in Auckland, New Zealand.

Passengers are landing in the future with holographic tech on display at Auckland Airport

Passengers are landing in the future with holographic tech on display at Auckland Airport The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is trialling new hologram technology to educate international travellers about the importance of biosecurity at the border.A prototype hologram will now greet visitors to Auckland International Airport.