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Vivaldi browser + Esia search = tree planting galore

Vivaldi browser + Esia search = tree planting galore The Vivaldi web browser has teamed up with Ecosia, the search engine that plants trees.An impressive 80% (or more) or search ad revenue earned by Ecosia is donated to tree planting programmes around the world.

Flying vehicles? Say no more! First prototype of Kitty Hawk Flyer unveiled

Flying vehicles? Say no more! First prototype of Kitty Hawk Flyer unveiled Flying vehicles aren’t part of the futuristic worlds of The Jetsons and Futurama anymore - at least according to the folks at Kitty Hawk Flyer.The US company released a glimpse of what they call an ‘all-new electric aircraft’, although it looks more like a large hybrid drone/hovercraft/spiderweb than any kind of traditional transport we might recognise.

Huge report nfirms the obvious: Millennials take lots of photos

Huge report nfirms the obvious: Millennials take lots of photos Futuresource Consulting has announced the publication of the Consumer Photo Sharing Report.The consumer study carried out in multiple countries investigated the way consumers take, share and print photos.

Call of Duty: WWII official release date and first trailer revealed

Call of Duty: WWII official release date and first trailer revealed Sorry Nintendo Switch fans, it doesn't look like the game will be released on that platform.No release date was revealed for the private beta yet, but expect to take part in it later this year before November.

High School League playoffs and the road to the finals

High School League playoffs and the road to the finals After months of battling it out, the HSL teams are fast approaching the finals.The wildcard team will be chosen by an expert panel and be the first to compete against the top seeded team.

Young cybercriminals ‘more motivated by peer respect than financial gain’

Young cybercriminals ‘more motivated by peer respect than financial gain’ An increasing number of young cybercriminals are motivated by a sense of notoriety and popularity with their peers rather than financial gain.In a case outlined by the report, one youngster told officers: “… it made me popular, I enjoyed the feeling … I looked up to those users with the best reputations”.

Pro gamers develop mouse and keyboard with Logitech

Pro gamers develop mouse and keyboard with Logitech The peripherals were designed in collaboration with with big name eSports athletes, and are purpose-built for professional eSports competition.Tyler Latham of professional eSports team Cloud 9 says that the Pro Gaming Mouse is his new favourite.

Travel the world with VR before you even book your flights

Travel the world with VR before you even book your flights “We live in a 3D world, why shouldn’t we shop for travel that way?” This was the grounds for the idea that got the ball rolling for Justin Wilde, a user experience developer at Navitaire, an Amadeus company.

Genyo Takeda, creator of the N64 controller, to retire from Nintendo in June

Genyo Takeda, creator of the N64 controller, to retire from Nintendo in June The man behind Nintendo’s enormously influential analog stick has confirmed that he will retire in June.Then, in the 1990s, he invented the analog controller that would be introduced alongside the Nintendo 64.

Apple may use Wi-Fi routers for wireless charging, according to patent filing

Apple may use Wi-Fi routers for wireless charging, according to patent filing The company has long been rumored to implement a new wireless charging technology into the next flagship iPhone — a wireless charging technology that does away with charging mats.The filing describes a few ways that Apple experimented with wireless charging, but perhaps the most interesting is that a phone could draw power from a Wi-Fi router.

Acer goes crazy with Triton 700, Helios 300 gaming laptops, and a 4K HDR gaming monitor

Acer goes crazy with Triton 700, Helios 300 gaming laptops, and a 4K HDR gaming monitor On Thursday during Acer’s press event in New York City, the company revealed four new products for PC gamers — three laptops and one desktop monitor.Although the company confirmed the unit will arrive sometime in July, Acer didn’t reveal much about its specs.

Move over UE Boom, there’s a new (actually old) kid in town

Move over UE Boom, there’s a new (actually old) kid in town There are two models in the series - the Soundlink Revolve and the Soundlink Revolve+ - and Bose assures they provide truly omnidirectional performance, with sound in every direction from a seamless aluminium design.” Despite this, when you’re at the beach, on the lawn enjoying a drink or perhaps even on a worksite, the speaker you’re most likely to see is a UE Boom.

7-year-old who wrote adorable letter to Google CEO continues to crush it with new tech job

7-year-old who wrote adorable letter to Google CEO continues to crush it with new tech job Her new side hustle comes only a few months after she wrote a letter asking "Google boss" Sundar Pichai for a future job in tech.Since her adorably honest and earnest letter went viral, Chloe and her family in Hereford, England, have gotten a lot of attention.

Young photography gear retailer uses social media to engage customers

Young photography gear retailer uses social media to engage customers Cutting edge photography gear retailer Photogear has recently opened its second physical store in Ponsonby - a wide, brightly-lit space designed to be a hub for photography enthusiasts.As a small business competing with more established companies, Photogear found a loyal customer base early on using Facebook as its primary marketing platform.

Facebook Rights Manager gets an upgrade as it cracks down on stolen video ntent

Facebook Rights Manager gets an upgrade as it cracks down on stolen video ntent Through a specialised dashboard, owners can now find matches of their original video content on Facebook.They can then automate the actions as to what happens to that content — which Facebook says will make things a lot simpler.

Government web surveillance: Scarier than you may think

Government web surveillance: Scarier than you may think According to an Oxford study from 2016, surveillance states promote and breed fear and conformity, and forget about free expression.It has been four years since Edward Snowden’s revelations about the state of global mass surveillance, led by the notorious NSA in America.

You hear that, Apple and Samsung? That's Huawei ming for you

You hear that, Apple and Samsung? That's Huawei ming for you In spite of this, Huawei maintained steady growth and an increase of 42% in sales, with a juicy 38.3 per cent, as they chase the heavyweights, Samsung and Apple.

Dick Smith launches branded TV models in NZ

Dick Smith launches branded TV models in NZ This milestone comes after the relaunch of Dick Smith as an online only store last year.David Shafer, executive director of Dick Smith says the release of these new Dick Smith TVs provides great momentum for the business going forward.