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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.

Artificial intelligence and robots draw hundreds of Kiwi entrepreneurs to innovation event

Artificial intelligence and robots draw hundreds of Kiwi entrepreneurs to innovation event Hundreds of smart, ambitious and innovative Māori entrepreneurs spent this weekend focusing on how technology can help realise their business dreams.The annual Matariki XPonential event, hosted by Callaghan Innovation featured a stellar line-up of established and emerging innovators.

This 3D-printed robotic arm could be the most advanced and most realistic yet

This 3D-printed robotic arm could be the most advanced and most realistic yet At just 21 years old, Easton LaChappelle is engineering the next standard of 3D-printed prosthetics.Inspired by a nine-year-old girl named Momo, LaChappelle teamed up with Microsoft to create a realistic robotic arm.

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.

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.

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.

A vision for the future: Essential insights from British influencers at dmexco

A vision for the future: Essential insights from British influencers at dmexco Here’s what we learned: Andrew Canter, Global CEO, The Branded Content Marketing Association is a long time veteran of the branded content industry and has over 25 years of experience in marketing and communications.At dmexco, Canter kicked off the conference in the Motion Hall by presenting the top trends in branded content, giving specific examples of noteworthy projects and campaigns.

48 hours of innovation: What we learned at dmexco

48 hours of innovation: What we learned at dmexco As dmexco comes to an end, attendees are leaving with new insights and ideas around the digiconomy and how to stay innovative in the ever changing tech landscape.On the flip side, if AI seems beyond your brand's reach, allowing the consumer to personalise their own experience with your brand is another way to provide the same value.