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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.

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.

India's largest mobile wallet goes global, launches app in Canada

India's largest mobile wallet goes global, launches app in Canada India's largest mobile wallet, Paytm, has launched in Canada.This is the Alibaba-backed company's first foray into the international market.

Govt's Charities Services lands technology award

Govt's Charities Services lands technology award The Charities Services has taken out a high profile award at the inaugural New Zealand Charities Technology Awards dinner that took place last week.The organisation was awarded the ‘Using Technology to Connect to the Community- Best Government Agency’ award for its continued support of charities working to comply with the new legislative requirements for financial reporting.

New mobile banking app supports 11 languages besides English

New mobile banking app supports 11 languages besides English The app, Mera iMobile (my iMobile), supports 11 Indian languages (Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Assamese Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam) and English.The Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app works on top of India's UPI mobile banking platform and uses a mobile number as the payment address.

This startup is turning waste plastic into the very roads we use every day

This startup is turning waste plastic into the very roads we use every day It’s a problem that Scottish startup MacRebur is taking on one mile at a time.Both potholes and waste plastic are potentially hazardous - uneven road surfaces increase the likelihood of road accidents, whereas plastic lying dormant in landfill sites is harmful to our environment.

How dealers are using Instagram to sell cannabis to travelers in India

How dealers are using Instagram to sell cannabis to travelers in India They hunt down travelers through geo-tagged photos and hashtags on Instagram and turn them into potential buyers, Hindustan Times reports.The charas is then delivered to customers either in person or via Speed Post, the government-run courier service.

Rotating dome-shaped homes lets you change the scenery anytime you wish

Rotating dome-shaped homes lets you change the scenery anytime you wish A Japanese company is using prefabricated plastic to assemble rotating dome houses in just days.The entire structure rotates to either have the windows face or oppose the sun depending on the weather conditions.

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.