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From backyard to billions: This startup is leading the game in fantasy sports

From backyard to billions: This startup is leading the game in fantasy sports There’s a Scottish startup that’s been making waves in the US fantasy sports space, and its eye is now firmly set on changing the fantasy football game in the UK.The company got its start back at 2009’s South by SouthWest interactive festival in Texas, where its five co-founders came up with the idea of daily fantasy football during a backyard brainstorm.

Kiwi innovators: Entries for the Māori innovation mp close soon

Kiwi innovators: Entries for the Māori innovation mp close soon There is an innovation challenge for Māori entrepreneurs that awards winners with $10,000 worth of start-up assistance.The competition is open to Māori 15 years and older - the only prerequisite for entry is an exciting, innovative and entrepreneurial idea.

Airbus wants to get rid of cabin classes and make planes totally customizable

Airbus wants to get rid of cabin classes and make planes totally customizable In 2011, Airbus revealed its vision for the future of flight, as seen from the passengers' perspective.It imagined a plane body that's self-healing and transparent, with zones replacing cabin classes.

Circular runways could revolutionize how planes takeoff and land

Circular runways could revolutionize how planes takeoff and land Circular runways are a radical redefinition of airport layout.They're designed to deal with increasing air traffic, allowing for multiple aircraft to takeoff and land simultaneously.

Bill Gates challenges you to find lifesaving innovations hiding in this VR game

Bill Gates challenges you to find lifesaving innovations hiding in this VR game Long before Bill Gates made loads of money off Microsoft or set out to change the world with his foundation, he was probably just a boy playing hide-and-seek.Now, the noted philanthropist wants you to join him for a virtual throwback round of the childhood game.

Here’s how vertical video is disrupting the filmmaking industry (Paid Content by Nespresso)

Here’s how vertical video is disrupting the filmmaking industry (Paid Content by Nespresso) We’re long past consuming content on horizontal screens, and it’s time the video industry caught up, before storytelling is left behind.Filmmaking talent from around the world will be showcasing their films at Nespresso Talents Vertical Film Festival, which will celebrate those forward thinkers who work differently to the status quo.

Learn how to open a brain up with this eerily realistic surgical simulator

Learn how to open a brain up with this eerily realistic surgical simulator Traditionally, young surgeons don't really get any trial and error sessions before they step into the operating room.It's kind of like learning to fly a plane without using the flight simulator.

These materials have self-healing capabilities, just like Wolverine's skin

These materials have self-healing capabilities, just like Wolverine's skin Self-healing materials are so widespread that clothes lines and tech companies are already applying them to different products.Now, a research team at the University of California, Riverside, has developed a new type of self-healing material that is conductive of electricity, highly elastic, and almost entirely transparent.

Elon Musk enlists help of twitter in naming new tunnel bore

Elon Musk enlists help of twitter in naming new tunnel bore So naturally, the futurist CEO asked his Twitter followers for ideas for a name for the first boring machine.Some of the replies are worth reading.

The 'Third Thumb' prosthetic for anyone makes me really want an extra finger

The 'Third Thumb' prosthetic for anyone makes me really want an extra finger Not anymore, thanks to the Third Thumb.The new 3D printed thumb is the creative projects of London’s Royal College of Art graduate student Danielle Clode.

Kiwi mpany paving the way to brave new AI world – PwC report

Kiwi mpany paving the way to brave new AI world – PwC report Artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are the most advanced of the emerging technologies in New Zealand, and some Kiwi companies are already banking the returns, a report has found.“Leading the way in the AI space are Kiwi companies and innovators like Soul Machines,” says Andy Symons, PwC Partner and innovation leader.

TrueFace.AI busts facial recognition imposters

TrueFace.AI busts facial recognition imposters It's being used to identify people in airports, put a stop to child sex trafficking, and shame jaywalkers.But the technology isn't perfect.

This foldable cardboard desk gives kids in developing nations a place for homework

This foldable cardboard desk gives kids in developing nations a place for homework But a new invention simply called the Letter Desk could help change that.The desk is compact and made of cardboard, making it light enough for children to carry around without a struggle.

This house can fold and unfold itself in 10 minutes

This house can fold and unfold itself in 10 minutes Ten Fold Engineering is redefining mobile living with its foldable structures.With a push of a button, your home can unfold itself in under 10 minutes.

Auckland’s FoodBowl driving innovation in food and beverage sector

Auckland’s FoodBowl driving innovation in food and beverage sector The FoodBowl’s chief executive Alexandra Allan has just released its latest annual report.“The FoodBowl is here to make a difference for New Zealand.

This new hologram could make Star Wars chess a reality

This new hologram could make Star Wars chess a reality The holographic chess match played between the droid R2-D2 and Chewbacca in Star Wars: A New Hope could become possible in the near future.Everyone on the team has always been fascinated by holograms, and Star Wars was one of their biggest inspirations.