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Graeme Spence explains the dangers of falling off an America’s Cup boat.

Graeme Spence explains the dangers of falling off an America’s Cup boat. Everyone has a part to play in the daily operations of our team, and likewise in the event of an accident everyone has a clearly defined role to play.Joey Newton shouted out a warning, which let me hold on, and broke my fall into the water a bit.

New smartphone brand launches in NZ, partners with 2degrees

New smartphone brand launches in NZ, partners with 2degrees The company brings with it the F1s, A39 and R9s smartphones to New Zealanders for the first time.“We’re excited to be launching our smartphones in New Zealand.

Hands-on review: Omna 180 camera

Hands-on review: Omna 180 camera The Omna 180 Cam was fairly easy to set up.Once I got it set up with HomeKit, the live video stream was almost flawless.

Unsupervised: Are Kiwi high schoolers safe online?

Unsupervised: Are Kiwi high schoolers safe online? The University of Auckland has revealed more than half of New Zealand high school students are never supervised online outside of school, and only two in 10 primary schoolers are “usually” supervised.“We don’t give our kids the keys to the car and say teach yourself how to drive,” says Cocker.

AU uple bullied into buying 1700 years of printer ink get meuppance

AU uple bullied into buying 1700 years of printer ink get meuppance A tribunal has found cold calling salespeople from a Melbourne-based office supplies company to have acted illegally.The company bullied a Queensland farming couple with one home printer into buying enough ink to last them nearly 1700 years.

Kiwis love their games: NZ video games industry revenues skyrocketing

Kiwis love their games: NZ video games industry revenues skyrocketing According to the data, New Zealand’s video and computer games industry generated $424 million in revenue in 2016, a seven per cent increase on 2015 sales.Overall, the New Zealand video games industry saw a total of $125 million in traditional retail sales, with an additional $299 million in digital and mobile sales.

Govt ntinues to splash out on school redevelopment

Govt ntinues to splash out on school redevelopment The Government will invest at least $13 million in a redevelopment of the senior campus at Warkworth Primary School.“Ten existing classrooms on the senior campus for years four to six will be demolished and replaced with 14 new classrooms, along with renewed administration, library and resource spaces,” says Kaye.

Exciting new tech at Te Papa for innovative learning

Exciting new tech at Te Papa for innovative learning Head of Learning Innovation Miri Young is excited to welcome visitors to Te Papa’s state of the art learning lab.“The focus is on learning and engaging with Te Papa’s taonga and collections, through this new and exciting technology,” Young says.

<b>Kingdom Under Fire II</b> – 3 mobile games based on franchise announced

<b>Kingdom Under Fire II</b> – 3 mobile games based on franchise announced As expected, 3 mobiles games based on the Kingdom Under Fire IP were announced, though details are scarce.They are namely Kingdom Under Fire: Warlord, Kingdom Under Fire: Concept, and Kingdom Under Fire: Ghost (all working titles).

<b>Rend</b> – Frostkeep Studios announces new co-op hybrid survival game

<b>Rend</b> – Frostkeep Studios announces new co-op hybrid survival game Described as a “hybrid survival” title, players are introduced to a brutal fantasy world, where they must band together to battle enemy creatures and players.As you can see, Rend features both PVE and PVP at the same time.

<b>Rend</b> – Frostkeep Studios announces new hybrid survival game

<b>Rend</b> – Frostkeep Studios announces new hybrid survival game [Steam page] Founded by several industry veterans who worked on games such as Warcraft 3, World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Dragon Age: Origins, and WildStar, Frostkeep Studios recently came out of the shadows to introduce its first game, Rend.Described as a “hybrid survival” title, players are introduced to a brutal fantasy world, where they must band together to battle enemy creatures and players.

Hancitor climbs its way to the top of 'world's most wanted' malware families

Hancitor climbs its way to the top of 'world's most wanted' malware families The Hancitor/Chanitor malware has rapidly climbed to be one of the top five ‘world’s most wanted’ malware families for the first time, according to Check Point’s February Global Threat Impact Index.The Global Threat Impact Index also named Kelihos, HackerDefender and Cryptowall as the top three malware.

mmunities of Learning expo showcases tools for teachers

mmunities of Learning expo showcases tools for teachers The National Cross Sector Forum 2017 kicked off last week, with Education Minister Hekia Parata hosting the education expo that lays out all the tools and resources available to support Communities of Learning │Kāhui Ako.“The first National Cross Sector Forum for 2017 is on another level in its focus on how we work together to raise educational achievement for all our young people,” says Parata.

Govt's product recall site reaches one-year milestone

Govt's product recall site reaches one-year milestone Get out the champers, because the Government’s product recall site is celebrating its first anniversary.The Government launched the ‘one-stop-shop’ product recall site a year ago and has since seen more than 160,000 people access it.

NZ’s first Mixed Reality Hackathon heads to Wellington

NZ’s first Mixed Reality Hackathon heads to Wellington The hackathon will involve several teams working for 48 hours on creating a minimal viable product using the Microsoft Hololens.Experts including Mark Billinghurst, former HIT Lab NZ Director, will be among the mentors and judges for the weekend.

Here are the top trends in Android ransomware right now

Here are the top trends in Android ransomware right now 2016 brought some interesting developments to the Android ransomware scene, seeing ransomware emerge as one of the most pressing cybersecurity issues on the mobile platform.Authors of lock-screen ransomware, as well as file-encrypting “crypto-ransomware”, used copycat techniques proven effective in desktop malware, as well as develop their own sophisticated methods specifically designed for Android users.

Chorus network capacity will ntinue to grow to meet customer demand

Chorus network capacity will ntinue to grow to meet customer demand The Commerce Commission just released the final decision in its review of the non‑price features of the Unbundled Bitstream Access (UBA) service.The Commission has reviewed the service that Chorus must provide to retail companies with an to ensure that UBA service can continue to be used by retailers to provide the best possible range of competitive broadband services over copper.

Watch This Climber Conquer a Huge Arch in China

Watch This Climber Conquer a Huge Arch in China They have totally different rock formations.In Yangshuo, we climbed the biggest arch I've ever seen.

7 Best Hip-Hop Mixtapes of the Month: February '17

7 Best Hip-Hop Mixtapes of the Month: February '17 Let's be honest: On a technical level, lots of rappers are more than adequate, spitting on time and adhering to the conventions of their given rap subgenre.But then there are rappers who are so experienced, so honed-in that even their seemingly off-the-cuff, lackadaisical moments sound more inventive and inspired than your average artist.

Review: Tom Clancy's Ghost Ren Wildlands is a fun open-world shooter

Review: Tom Clancy's Ghost Ren Wildlands is a fun open-world shooter This isn’t the case for the Ghost Recon series as it has managed to change its formula multiple times to great effect.Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is the newest iteration of the series and it has changed for the better.