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NZ League of Legends high school eSports mpetition is a success

NZ League of Legends high school eSports mpetition is a success Well the first high school competition happened in NZ and it was a success.The Grand Final took place NZGC's Hexedome in Parnell which is the country's first eSports venue.

Step away from the screen: Survey finds Kiwis' eye strain is a huge problem

Step away from the screen: Survey finds Kiwis' eye strain is a huge problem Essentially over-exposure to that blue light - which occurs on the light spectrum next to harmful invisible ultraviolet light could cause significant, long term damage,” he explains.He also points out that simultaneous device use also increases the level of digital eye strain - 75% of people using simultaneous devices report eye strain, compared to 53% of people who use one device at a time.

Modern Warfare Remastered campaign now playable on PS4

Modern Warfare Remastered campaign now playable on PS4 Activision has announced that the campaign for Modern Warfare Remastered is playable on PS4 for those that pre-ordered Infinite Warfare's Legacy of Digital Deluxe Editions.The entire campaign of Modern Warfare Remastered is playable from beginning to end 30 days before the full game comes out.

Watch out Apple: Google's ming for you

Watch out Apple: Google's ming for you The new phones were unveiled today, placing Google in prime position to go after fellow tech giant Apple.Brian Rakowski, VP of Product Management at Google, says that with Pixel, the company obsessed over every detail.

FIFA 17 shoots and sres!

FIFA 17 shoots and sres! It seems that EA Sports have saved the best until last with FIFA 17.But it’s all change this year for FIFA 17.

Review: Gears of War 4 excellently ntinues the series’ legacy

Review: Gears of War 4 excellently ntinues the series’ legacy Epic Games was the original developer for the Gears of War series, until Microsoft came along and bought the IP.The best way I can describe Gears of War 4 is that it’s similar to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Chanel transforms its runway into a data center

Chanel transforms its runway into a data center Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel opened her first store in 1910 where her designs were favoured by some of the most famous French actresses of the time.Five years later, her reputation for elegance and simplicity preceded her - Chanel's very first couture house opened.

Vodafone 'excited' to bring new services to Kiwi homes and businesses

Vodafone 'excited' to bring new services to Kiwi homes and businesses ” That’s according to Matt Williams, consumer director of Vodafone NZ, off the back of the company's latest broadband announcement.On offer will be 1Gbps residential fibre broadband services from $139.

Hands-on review: Jaybird Freedom Wireless Earbuds - invaluable on-the-go tech

Hands-on review: Jaybird Freedom Wireless Earbuds - invaluable on-the-go tech I’ve never been able to use them for more than a few minutes at a time.However, the Jaybird Freedom wireless earbuds have changed that for me and for my long-suffering delicate ears.

Hundreds of driverless cars headed to Kiwi roads

Hundreds of driverless cars headed to Kiwi roads That’s according to NZTech CEO Graeme Muller, commenting on today’s announcement from the Government on a research trial of driverless electric shuttle set to begin next year.HMI Technologies and Christchurch International Airport announced the two-year research trial of a French-built Navya shuttle in Christchurch, starting in 2017.

Google’s Daydream View is a good, if tentative, step forward for mobile VR headsets

Google’s Daydream View is a good, if tentative, step forward for mobile VR headsets Tucked in among new phones, routers, and Amazon Echo copies was a new VR headset called Daydream View that will work with Google’s new Daydream VR platform and supporting devices (Pixel, Pixel XL, and other new OEM android smartphones).It’s a nice step up from the Cardboard disposable headset, but disappointingly does not add sensors to aid user positioning.

Adobe launches new features for Photoshop fanatics

Adobe launches new features for Photoshop fanatics Adobe has released a range of new features and enhancements to its Photoshop platform – Photoshop Elements 15 and Premier Elements 15.“Over the years, the Elements products have emphasised easy photo and video organisation, editing, creation, and sharing.

Google’s new devices: Don’t be fooled

Google’s new devices: Don’t be fooled That’s the warning from analyst firm Ovum, talking about Google’s recently announced set of Made by Google devices – the Pixel premium smartphone, the mobile VR Daydream headset, a Wi-Fi home access point (Google Wi-Fi), a new 4K compatible Chromecast stick and a smart home speaker called Google Home.Instead, de Renesse says Google’s new artificial intelligence service, Google Assistant, is at the core of its new branded venture.

Are Kiwi employees in the dark when It mes to cyber security?

Are Kiwi employees in the dark when It mes to cyber security? The Government says Kiwi organisations need to up their game when it comes to training their staff on cyber security.According to new research from Colmar Brunton, only 17% of New Zealanders say they have received training or advice about cyber security at work, despite New Zealanders grappling with cyber security issues.

iOS 10 & MaS Sierra abandon PPTP VPN; focus on better encryption

iOS 10 & MaS Sierra abandon PPTP VPN; focus on better encryption It seems that iOS 10 and macOS Sierra users may have trouble using PPTP VPNs, after it was discovered that the new systems no longer support older security protocols.The company says that although PPTP was originally one of the first security protocols, it's now considered weak and not recommended.

The rise of dedicated portable headsets

The rise of dedicated portable headsets In a busy week for VR headset announcements, just 48 hours after Google unveiled Daydream View, Oculus demoed a prototype of its dedicated portable VR headset at its annual developer forum.Unlike the conservative (but cheap) Google device, this new headset does have full movement sensing, and it bridges the gap between smartphone-based VR headsets and dedicated home VR headsets (such as Rift).

Hands-on preview: Dishonored 2

Hands-on preview: Dishonored 2 Whilst at the recent EB Expo in Sydney, Netguide’s Darren Price was treated to an extended hands-on preview of Dishonored 2.At the show, Bethesda had a huge area demoing the new Dishonored title that’s out next month.

Google and Snapchat use AI and wearables to shake things up

Google and Snapchat use AI and wearables to shake things up Two major announcements happened in the world of OTT communications in September: Google launched the smart communications service Allo (which has integrated AI, reinforcing the role AI will play in communications) and Snapchat rebranded itself as Snap Inc.As a messaging player, Snapchat is taking a bold step into the wearables domain, demonstrating that communications players are quickly extending their scope well beyond communications.

Kiwis should stop thinking small with technology, says industry expert

Kiwis should stop thinking small with technology, says industry expert NZTech is the voice of the New Zealand technology industry with a main goal in mind - to stimulate an environment where technology provides important productivity and economic benefits to New Zealand’s major industries.At 31, Robett Hollis is a founder of the inaugural New Zealand Entrepreneurs Festival a head judge at Innes 48, New Zealand’s largest 48-hour business startup competition and has been named on the Uber Pitch Panel.

Are chatbots just a fad? One app developer shares his thoughts

Are chatbots just a fad? One app developer shares his thoughts Twitter is the newest player in a team of businesses using chatbots to boost their artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, stay on trend, and provide new offerings to customers.Based on a computer program that mimics conversations with people using artificial intelligence, chatbots can transform the way people interact with the internet, ranging from a series of self-initiated tasks to a quasi-conversation.