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NZ’s first first Maori robotics challenge to be held in in Whakatane

NZ’s first first Maori robotics challenge to be held in in Whakatane Twelve teams from primary schools across the Eastern Bay of Plenty will compete in a new regional robotics competition in Whakatāne this week.The RoboPā Regional Scrimmage two-day challenge will be held September 19 to 20 and is the first robotics competition of its kind in the Eastern Bay.

NZ’s first Maori robotics challenge to be held in Whakatane

NZ’s first Maori robotics challenge to be held in Whakatane Twelve teams from primary schools across the Eastern Bay of Plenty will compete in a new regional robotics competition in Whakatāne this week.The RoboPā Regional Scrimmage two-day challenge will be held September 19 to 20 and is the first robotics competition of its kind in the Eastern Bay.

Kiwi VR film featured at New York film festival

Kiwi VR film featured at New York film festival Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) retellings of James Hurman’s The Boy and the Lemon will be in the global spotlight at The Future of Storytelling held in New York in October.Showcasing New Zealand’s creative talent on the world stage, the project is an all-kiwi collaboration between M Theory, the specialist VR/AR arm of creative agency Method, author James Hurman and illustrator Juliet Burton.

Amazon and Twentieth Century Fox sign landmark international TV deal

Amazon and Twentieth Century Fox sign landmark international TV deal This marks the most encompassing international agreement between the two companies, making Amazon Prime Video the exclusive streaming home for both series in select countries." Members will be able to stream both series via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, mobile devices and online.

Travellers rejoice, Aussies launch ‘pop-up’ check-in service

Travellers rejoice, Aussies launch ‘pop-up’ check-in service For many travellers, the airline check-in process at an airport is one of the most time-intensive and frustrating parts of their journey.With the power of Amadeus’ airport common use service (ACUS) cloud technology, OACIS can quickly provide travellers with an off-airport, fully mobile check-in service that can be set up at any location.

D-Link ANZ launches a new range of high-performance routers

D-Link ANZ launches a new range of high-performance routers ” The AC2600 EXO Router supports up to four data streams to maximise connection speeds to multiple devices simultaneously.The DIR-878 AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router is a powerful wireless networking solution designed for Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) environments.

End of an era – 2degrees to shut up shop on 2G

End of an era – 2degrees to shut up shop on 2G “While our 2G customers make up a small and declining percentage of our overall customer base there are still a few 2G devices out there, some in gloveboxes as barely used back-up phones,” Sheriff says.“While we are making this change to better serve the majority of our customer’s needs, we are also committed to helping 2G customer’s upgrade.

Fujitsu develops hands-free speech translation device

Fujitsu develops hands-free speech translation device In 2016, Fujitsu Laboratories developed hands-free technology that recognizes people's voices and the locations of speakers, and that automatically changes to the appropriate language without physical manipulation of the device.Based on the results, Fujitsu Laboratories learned that, as there are many situations in which healthcare providers have their hands full, such as when providing care in a hospital ward, there was a great need for a wearable speech translation device that could be used without being physically touched.

Intel invests US$1billion in AI to "make the impossible possible”

Intel invests US$1billion in AI to "make the impossible possible” To drive AI innovation, Intel is making strategic investments spanning technology, R&D and partnerships with business, government, academia and community groups.It is deeply committed to unlocking the promise of AI: conducting research on neuromorphic computing, exploring new architectures and learning paradigms.

Film review - Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Film review - Kingsman: The Golden Circle Let me say from the outset that I was a huge fan of the first film, I loved its crass wit and sometimes childish humour.That’s one of the big things about this movie it never feels like it really takes a step back to set things up like the first film.

Hands-on review: The Acer Spin 7 laptop performs most admirably

Hands-on review: The Acer Spin 7 laptop performs most admirably For the purpose of this review, I’ve used the Spin 7 mostly as a laptop, and I have to say, it’s performed most admirably.You will need one anyway, as the model I have has two ports on the right and a headphone port.

Explosive story trailer for Call of Duty: WWII shoots out

Explosive story trailer for Call of Duty: WWII shoots out Explosive story trailer for Call of Duty: WWII shoots out Activision and Sledgehammer Games have revealed a new trailer for Call of Duty: WWII giving us more footage from what we can expect to see and do in the game's single player story mode.The story will take gamers to many famous locations such as the beaches of Normandy, Hürtgen Forest and more areas in Europe and Germany.

Waymo and Intel llaborate on self-driving car technology

Waymo and Intel llaborate on self-driving car technology As Waymo’s self-driving technology becomes smarter and more capable, its high-performance hardware and software will require even more powerful and efficient compute.By working closely with Waymo, Intel says they can offer Waymo’s fleet of vehicles the advanced processing power required for level 4 and 5 autonomy.

iOS 11 is here: Everything you need to know about the update

iOS 11 is here: Everything you need to know about the update iPhone and iPad customers around the world will now be able to update their devices to iOS 11, a major update to one of the world’s most advanced mobile operating systems and the biggest software release ever for iPad.Drag and drop makes moving images, text and files between apps easier than ever using multi-touch.

Apple kills 32-bit apps in iOS 11 update

Apple kills 32-bit apps in iOS 11 update Thousands of app owners and businesses will see their apps gone for good from the App Store as iOS 11 kills 32-bit apps.Grant Hull, Enabled CEO says, “The common assumption is mobile apps are build-once products never to be touched again.

Alexa, say my name: Turns out people love talking to their speakers

Alexa, say my name: Turns out people love talking to their speakers According to Futuresource voice-enabled smart speakers are driving global home audio sales upwards, despite a softening in demand for non-smart speakers and soundbars and a decline in sales of hi-fi systems.Total home audio shipments grew 32% between Q2 2016 and Q2 2017 to reach $3.

HPE’s Spaceborne mputer successfully powers up in space

HPE’s Spaceborne mputer successfully powers up in space It’s been one month since the SpaceX CRS-12 rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on August 14, sending HPE’s Spaceborne Computer to the International Space Station (ISS).It has been a long month for us, HPE’s Spaceborne Computer engineers, as we waited for an update from NASA on when we would be scheduled to power on the system in space.

Hands on review: Ring Floodlight Cam gives you eyes, ears and voice everywhere

Hands on review: Ring Floodlight Cam gives you eyes, ears and voice everywhere If you have a family home, physical home security can understandably be of utmost importance, and things like security cameras could be something that you might think about investing in.However with IoT transforming the way we think about just about any device, security cameras have to be more than just a single camera operating to a server, they have to be smart.

Tesla and Solarcity team up to install Powerwalls across NZ

Tesla and Solarcity team up to install Powerwalls across NZ Booth saying, “We are delighted to have been selected to provide Tesla Powerwall home battery solutions across New Zealand.Instead, homeowners simply pay a fixed monthly fee for the solarZero energy service.

Huawei and Vodafone launch sleek new Y series phones

Huawei and Vodafone launch sleek new Y series phones With Māori language week completed, consumer electronics company Huawei believes te reo Māori initiatives need not be restricted to a single week.Like Huawei’s recently released flagship P10 Series, both handsets offer te reo Māori as a standard language option, available as a full operating system or dual English/Māori keyboard, however, the new phones come at a much lower price point.