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The voice whispering in your ear: Microsoft HoloLens 2.0 gets an AI upgrade

The voice whispering in your ear: Microsoft HoloLens 2.0 gets an AI upgrade It is not an exaggeration to say that deep learning has taken the world of computer vision by storm.This processor is part of what makes HoloLens the world’s first, and still only, fully self-contained holographic computer.

Poland explains humanities most advanced technology

Poland explains humanities most advanced technology Do you think Baal and Kek are bros?2 mns agoRussian Embassy Defends Alliance With Nazis 27 mns agoSome fresh new hairstyle to kill a day 28 mns agoToot toot, equality Train!

Rest in Peace MS Paint: Kiwis say goodbye to childhood memories

Rest in Peace MS Paint: Kiwis say goodbye to childhood memories In the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update list it was announced that the classic program, MS Paint, is not in active development and might be removed in future releases.Over the years many great artistic works have been created in MS Paint, some content creators on Youtube even using the program to create complex animations.

SSDo’s and Don’ts: How to install your SDD drive

SSDo’s and Don’ts: How to install your SDD drive If you didn't get a PC with SDD pre-installed the task of adding this nifty little device can seem daunting.If you’re a first-time SSD installer, there’s no need to fear, Crucial NZ has now published an easy three-part process to installation: prepare, copy, install and download.

Messy desktops are your worst nightmare or your shameful reality

Messy desktops are your worst nightmare or your shameful reality Those who tidy their computer desktops, and those who don't If your desktop is littered with digital rubble, take heart, you're far from alone.These photos of people's messy desktops are proof.

No power? No problem: Kiwi electric vehicle owners aren’t afraid of getting stranded

No power? No problem: Kiwi electric vehicle owners aren’t afraid of getting stranded According to the latest poll by Flip the Fleet, most electric vehicle owners are unfazed by the prospect of getting stranded with a flat battery.Flip the Fleet is a citizen science collaboration of over 200 Kiwi electric vehicle owners that share data from their cars’ dashboards each month.

New Zealand plans to power remote Pacific mmunities with renewable technology

New Zealand plans to power remote Pacific mmunities with renewable technology Dunedin companies Powerhouse Wind and Control are at the forefront of an innovative pilot project aimed at replacing diesel power with quiet and constant renewable energy systems.The Bishop Koete Rural Training Centre on Nggela Sule Island in the Solomons has become the first community to benefit from the unique hybrid wind-solar system.

New Zealand’s renewable energy expertise is in worldwide demand

New Zealand’s renewable energy expertise is in worldwide demand Gerry Brownlee, NZ foreign minister, welcomed the signing of a partnership arrangement between New Zealand and the African Union Commission to establish the New Zealand/Africa Geothermal Facility.The facility, managed by the New Zealand Development Programme, will provide about $10 million over the next five years to enhance geothermal development in 11 East African countries.

Capture the world in 360-degrees: Facebook launches its Live-360 program

Capture the world in 360-degrees: Facebook launches its Live-360 program The Insta360 Air and Insta360 Nano are plug-and-play devices that instantly turn phones into 360 live-streaming cameras.Both were selected for inclusion by Facebook, along with the camera for VR filmmakers, the Insta360 Pro.

The sky is falling! Keep an eye out for drones plummeting from the heavens

The sky is falling! Keep an eye out for drones plummeting from the heavens On the DJI support forum, several users have complained that their drones are losing power mid-flight.Some forum posters suggest that some of the crashes could’ve been user error, but others shared their drones’ flight logs and showed nothing out of the ordinary had been happening before the crash.

The ultimate driver-touchscreen: NZ researchers develop new smart-car technology

The ultimate driver-touchscreen: NZ researchers develop new smart-car technology The research, led by professor Andrew Cockburn has received $200,000 in this year’s  Science for Technological Innovation (SFTI) seed fund.Human-computer interaction is increasingly supported through touchscreen displays, touchscreens are incorporated into control panels for vehicles including aircraft, sea-vessels, cars, motorcycles, and farm machinery.

NEC turns to glitter pens to create identification tags

NEC turns to glitter pens to create identification tags What do glitter pens and identification tags have in common?The Japanese IT company has introduced a technology that turns the ink from off-the-shelf glitter ink pens into identification tags.

Hold the phone: Apple owes the University of Wisconsin $506 million for patent infringement

Hold the phone: Apple owes the University of Wisconsin $506 million for patent infringement District Court Judge William Conley pounded the gavel on Monday ordering Apple to pay $506 million to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).The verdict was unanimously in WARF's favor, finding that WARF's patents were valid despite Apple's claims otherwise.

iOS gets another round of critical security updates to block major security holes

iOS gets another round of critical security updates to block major security holes The security updates affect iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, as well as the iPod Touch 6th generation.In total, there are 24 areas and 47 CVE updates listed for iOS 10.

Kiwi developers promise the next big AR game, will it steal the crown from Pokemon Go?

Kiwi developers promise the next big AR game, will it steal the crown from Pokemon Go? A team of New Zealand and Russian indie developers, Ambidexter, have chosen New Zealand and Australia to launch their ambitious mobile augmented reality RPG, UnderVerse.Richard Williamson, Ambidexter team member says, “Players familiar with the mechanics of Pokemon Go will quickly understand how UnderVerse works.

The end of Adobe Flash is near: Flash Player will be gone by December 2020

The end of Adobe Flash is near: Flash Player will be gone by December 2020 Given this progress, Adobe has decided to end the life of Flash Player.“Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.

Will autonomous vehicles make us insane? Research disvers some nsumers aren’t too keen on self-driving cars

Will autonomous vehicles make us insane? Research disvers some nsumers aren’t too keen on self-driving cars While the shift away from trust in automation was observed across all age groups, it was particularly noteworthy in the younger half of the age ranges.Although younger respondents are still somewhat more accepting of full automation than older respondents, the gap between older and younger adults’ perceptions of automation is closing in the direction away from the acceptance of automation.

The end is nigh: Adobe to disable Flash Player by 2020

The end is nigh: Adobe to disable Flash Player by 2020 Given this progress, Adobe has decided to end the life of Flash Player.“Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.

Is that a painting or a Television? Samsung launches The Frame TV in New Zealand

Is that a painting or a Television? Samsung launches The Frame TV in New Zealand Awarded ‘Best of Innovation’ at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and recently showcased at the Louvre in Paris, The Frame introduces a new way to experience visual art and TV content through a framed television panel that hangs on a wall.The Frame transforms when switched away from TV viewing into an art and design experience.