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University of Otago hosts 'From State to Social Media' event

University of Otago hosts 'From State to Social Media' event The University of Otago’s Foreign Policy School is taking place this year in July, and will focus on how news and social media impacts global politics.With the theme “Global Politics: From State to Social Media”, this year's event will be opened by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon.

Scammers targeting Government call centres

Scammers targeting Government call centres The Department of Internal Affairs is warning contact centre operators to look out for potential scammers on the hunt for personal information about coworkers.The warning comes after several Government contact centre operators received calls from overseas callers pestering them for information about staff, including Internal Affairs.

$4.2m upgrade for Papatoetoe Central School

$4.2m upgrade for Papatoetoe Central School Papatoetoe Central School is the latest New Zealand school in line to benefit from an upgrade.The South Auckland school will receive a $4.

Street Fighter V April update includes Guile

Street Fighter V April update includes Guile Capcom will be releasing a new update to Street Fighter V later this month.This new update adds Guile to the roster.

The many perks of having a smart home security system

The many perks of having a smart home security system Gone are the days of asking people to house-sit – with smart home technology you’ve got ensured security and freedom to go wherever you want with the peace of mind that things are under control at home.Is it a coincidence that with the rise of smart home security systems that there has been a decline in the rate of completed burglaries across most of the US?

Unable to buy a round because you "forgot your wallet?" No excuses now

Unable to buy a round because you "forgot your wallet?" No excuses now Have you ever gone to the bar when it’s your turn to buy a round of drinks and realised you’ve left your wallet at home?Common insults could include ‘Tight’, ‘Dutch’, ‘T-rex (arms too short to reach your wallet)’ and even ‘Jew’.

Spark to beme tech partner of Auckland's Vector Arena

Spark to beme tech partner of Auckland's Vector Arena The company has also aligned itself to some of New Zealand’s biggest music festivals such as Auckland City Limits.Moutter says the potential to take the venue to new heights with technology was huge.

Flickr a focal point for predicting worldwide protest locations

Flickr a focal point for predicting worldwide protest locations 6 billion photos, has become a useful tool for tracking protest movements worldwide, a study has found.The word “protest” was translated into 33 different languages, and in conjunction with data taken from The Guardian, Alanyali used data analysis to find out the relationship between the publication of protest activity in the press and corresponding tags on Flickr.

Ziptrek Etours brings Queenstown to tourists through virtual reality

Ziptrek Etours brings Queenstown to tourists through virtual reality Using innovative HD cameras and 360° rotational views, the virtual reality tour takes users on a tour across the trees and showcases the city’s stunning scenery.The inclusion of virtual reality headsets allows tourists to experience the sights without having to make an effort or guess what Ziptrek’s tours are like, which puts Ziptrek at an advantage over many other tourism providers in the Queenstown region.

Mobile app install rates strong but slowing

Mobile app install rates strong but slowing The smartphone app market may have hit its peak, with app installations and a maturing market still growing but at a slower rate, an IDC study reports.The report, which analysed both install rates and ad revenue from mobile apps, forecasted a 6% growth rate for mobile app installs, with a further 10.

Drones and virtual reality: A match made in heaven?

Drones and virtual reality: A match made in heaven? There is no doubt that virtual reality has a tremendous future, as new technologies emerge making the idea more accessible - it’s not something of science fiction anymore.To meet the needs of this rapidly evolving market, many drone manufacturers are producing innovative products with high-end technology.

It's official: 1.2 million Kiwis now have access to faster internet

It's official: 1.2 million Kiwis now have access to faster internet 2 million New Zealanders can now connect to faster and more reliable internet, thanks to the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) rollouts.A total of 142 newly built Rural Broadband towers are in operation, making the new tower build 92% complete.

Garmin NZ releases innovative new active GPS watch

Garmin NZ releases innovative new active GPS watch Or at least don the customary active wear to strut around town and look like you get about and get active?“The Forerunner 735XT is the ultimate GPS smartwatch for athletes who want dialed-in data for training and race day,” says Adam Howarth, General Manager Garmin Australasia.

Hands-on review: HP OfficeJet Pro 8720

Hands-on review: HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 3" touch control panel at the front of the printer provides all settings and easy connection features right at your fingertips.In an office environment, this printer isn't whisper-quiet but it does exactly what it should do, how you want to do it.

Developer interview- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- Blood and Wine expansion

Developer interview- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- Blood and Wine expansion Geralt of Rivia’s monster-hunting adventures conclude with Blood and Wine, CD Projekt RED’s final DLC expansion for the award-winning RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.The new area rivals the islands of Skellige in size, likely taking a good hour to walk from one end to the other.

Samsung’s completely wireless earbuds are also a fitness tracker

That’s because the Samsung Gear IconX isn’t just a fitness tracker.It’s also a set of completely wireless earbuds.

Bose unveils its first wireless noise-canceling headphones, the QuietComfort 35

After more than a decade of QuietComfort headphones, Bose has unveiled the flagship QuietComfort 35, the successor to the wired QC25 and the first version that’s wireless and contains active noise-canceling circuitry.But Bose is arguably the most recognizable name in noise canceling, and has held out on releasing a wireless version for a long time (although it has released wireless headphones without noise cancellation before).

Another sign Apple is nixing the iPhone 7’s headphone jack: Cirrus Logic releases Lightning kit

Another sign Apple is nixing the iPhone 7’s headphone jack: Cirrus Logic releases Lightning kit 5mm headphone jack from its next-generation iPhone.Those rumors got another boost yesterday when Cirrus Logic unveiled its new MFi Headset Development Kit.

Headphone jack be gone! iPhone launches mission to kill wires with AirPods

Headphone jack be gone! iPhone launches mission to kill wires with AirPods The countless ‘leaks’ have been right about something - Apple’s new iPhones will be without the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.

Hands-on review: Sony MDR1000x Bluetooth Headphones

Hands-on review: Sony MDR1000x Bluetooth Headphones Almost straight after Apples headphone socket-less iPhone 7 launched, the MDR1000x Bluetooth headphones arrived.Where many other Bluetooth headphones incorporate Play/FFW/RRW, power and a host of other controls, the MDR1000x’s are sparsely populated.