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Is NBA 2K18 a slam dunk?

Is NBA 2K18 a slam dunk? This year my counterpart, Damian Seeto, and myself swapped reviewing duties when it comes to this year’s basketball games.Traditionally, or at least for the last couple of years I’ve reviewed EA’s NBA Live and Damian has done NBA 2K.

Facebook announces Oculus Go, one of the cheapest VR headsets yet

Facebook announces Oculus Go, one of the cheapest VR headsets yet Without a cable or the need for a mobile phone, standalone headsets represent a totally new phase of VR hardware.Their first standalone product is Oculus Go, the easiest way to jump into VR.

Zuckerberg jumps into the frying pan with ‘insensitive’ VR live-stream

Zuckerberg jumps into the frying pan with ‘insensitive’ VR live-stream Six months ago, The Facebook team launched the Facebook Spaces beta, a first step toward building VR as a social platform.They’re tapping into the Facebook platform to connect people across virtual and non-virtual worlds, so everyone can share VR experiences, no matter what device they’re on.

Samsung strikes a killing blow with new ultra-fast dual pixel sensor

Samsung strikes a killing blow with new ultra-fast dual pixel sensor Samsung ISOCELL image sensors fall into four categories: fast, slim, bright and dual, depending on their key attributes.With Dual Pixel technology, the ISOCELL Fast 2L9 delivers ultra-fast auto-focus at a reduced pixel size from the previous Dual Pixel sensor’s 1.

Oculus VR just got a whole lot better with Rift re 2.0

Oculus VR just got a whole lot better with Rift re 2.0 Whether users dive into VR on a weekly basis or spend time daily developing their own apps, Oculus wants users to be able to take full advantage of their PC.On their blog, Oculus states, “Just as we’re pushing forward with hardware, we’re realising VR’s potential through software.

Vector plans on turning EVs into mobile power sources

Vector plans on turning EVs into mobile power sources Andre Botha, Vector chief networks officer says, “We see the potential for EVs to become mobile energy sources and a key part in making our network smarter and more resilient.” While different electricity retailers are offering night rate specials to avoid congestion in peak hours, Vector is going one step further and implementing a so-called Vehicle-to-Grid technology.

NZVRARA & Blackeye: Providing a staging ground for the VR revolution

NZVRARA & Blackeye: Providing a staging ground for the VR revolution The NZVRARA (The New Zealand VR/AR Association Inc.) and Wellington-based Blackeye VR Limited have announced a strategic partnership between the two entities to jointly promote the fast-growing New Zealand VR/AR sector and accelerate adoption of virtual and augmented reality technologies within New Zealand organisations.

Assassin's Creed Origins and Far Cy 5 to be playable at Armageddon Expo

Assassin's Creed Origins and Far Cy 5 to be playable at Armageddon Expo The Auckland Armageddon Expo is the first time the New Zealand public will be able to play both of these games.The best thing about Assassin's Creed Origins is the fact that it will be playable on the Xbox One X console.

DJI reveals the world’s first super-camera optimised for drones

DJI reveals the world’s first super-camera optimised for drones Available with focal lengths of 16 mm, 24 mm, 35 mm, and 50 mm, each lens has a maximum aperture of F/2.8 and is crafted out of carbon fibre, making them durable and lightweight for high-performance aerial cinematography with the DJI Inspire 2 drone.

The Kindle is back, and it’s basically a submarine now

The Kindle is back, and it’s basically a submarine now Amazon announced its most advanced Kindle ever, the new Kindle Oasis, featuring their largest, highest-resolution Paperwhite display and a thin and light ergonomic design so users can read more comfortably for hours.The Oasis is the first waterproof (IPX8) Kindle allowing users to read in even more places, from the bath to the swimming pool.

Are solar panels a good investment? Auckland uni answers

Are solar panels a good investment? Auckland uni answers Researchers at the University of Auckland are helping Kiwi businesses answer a burning question: Are solar panels an economic option for my building?A new tool from the University will help Auckland businesses and households work out whether it makes financial sense to install solar panels on their roofs.

Robots in diplomacy: Super-robot sits in on UN meeting

Robots in diplomacy: Super-robot sits in on UN meeting A moment that drew big applause during the day-long event came when Sophia, a humanoid robot, had a brief interaction with UN deputy secretary-general Amina J.This is a fascinating time to be alive, this event showcasing the already rising tension between humanity and our creations.

Hands-on review: Dyson Pure Hot+ollink, my sinuses thank you

Hands-on review: Dyson Pure Hot+ollink, my sinuses thank you I can still remember my darling wife coming through to the living room and saying how “nice and warm” it was.According to the graphs, the Dyson is maintaining our living room at a uniform temperature, and the level of irritants appears to be remaining low.

The technological future of buying, owning and managing property

The technological future of buying, owning and managing property But it is crucial to bear in mind that any new technology must meet a real need, rather than just delivering a ‘cool factor’.That’s why it is necessary to look at the problems faced by property investors, owners and managers today.

Hands-on review: Sphero BB9E Droid

Hands-on review: Sphero BB9E Droid It wasn’t so much the actions of this little droid.The BB 9E droid is a droid of the First Order, so it doesn’t hold much truck with Rebel Scum.

Hands-on review: Logitech G413 Carbon mechanical gaming keyboard

Hands-on review: Logitech G413 Carbon mechanical gaming keyboard The Logitech G413 Carbon Mechanical Gaming keyboard is a delight to use.The Logitech G413 has a back-lit keyboard and numeric pad.

Kiwis get a first chance playing on the Xbox One X at the Armageddon Expo

Kiwis get a first chance playing on the Xbox One X at the Armageddon Expo Kiwis get a first chance playing on the Xbox One X at the Armageddon Expo The Auckland Armageddon Expo will be the first chance that many New Zealanders will be able to play on Microsoft's new Xbox One X console.Firstly, you can play Forza Motorsport 7 running in 4K at 60fps over at the Samsung Zone.

Cerberus, a decent gaming experience that won’t break the bank

Cerberus, a decent gaming experience that won’t break the bank Under this umbrella, there are well-established sub-brands such as the Republic of Gamers (ROG) and Strix (now part of the ROG family) each serve a different market need.Casual gamers have longed for a quality gaming experience that was not covered by ROG, this gave birth to the new member of the family, the Cerberus.

This is your last chance to win a share of $14,000

This is your last chance to win a share of $14,000 This is your last chance to win a share of $14,000 Entries are closing soon for the What’s Your Story?poster competition which Techday is proud to be supporting.

Max 2017: Adobe unveils four new apps for creative cloud

Max 2017: Adobe unveils four new apps for creative cloud Taking the bulk of the limelight, however, was the release of a number of brand new applications for Adobe Creative Cloud that are available right now.The new apps include Adobe XD, Dimension and Character animator as well as a brand new Lightroom The first of the new applications that Adobe unveiled was Adobe XD, which - previously in beta -  is now a fully fledged application available in Creative Cloud.