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  1. Phil Duncan: When is summer coming?

    Nzherald.co.nz - Science 01.21 / 16:38 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Storms, high winds, heavy rain and even ice... What has happened to our summer and will it improve. WeatherWatch head analyst Phil Duncan explains. La Nina is failing and fading and summer is proving a challenge - for those on…
  2. Shop by phone and leave wallet at home... soon

    Nzherald.co.nz - Technology 01.21 / 16:38 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Carrying a wallet full of credit and debit cards may soon be a thing of the past as more consumers sign up to pay-by-phone technology.The uptake of consumers signing up for Apple Pay, Android Pay and ASB Virtual has led to…
  3. Car dealer 'scams' at least 16 Trade Me customers

    Nzherald.co.nz - Auto 01.21 / 16:33 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Police are investigating allegations of an elaborate online car sales scam.At least 16 Trade Me customers claim they have been left car-less and out of pocket despite paying a 50 per cent deposit to an Auckland-based "dealer"…
  4. Trump gets Obama's house, title - even his Twitter handle

    Nzherald.co.nz - Technology 01.21 / 00:16 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Donald Trump built his campaign on early morning tweet storms and hashtag-worthy slogans. Now president, he's in control of the White House's powerful social media arsenal, including the official @POTUS Twitter account that has…
  5. New details emerge about Intel's super-small Euclid computer for robots

    Computerworld.com.au - Technology 01.20 / 22:37 computerworld.com.au
    Intel is getting proficient at developing small computers. First came the Compute Sticks and then credit-card Compute Cards. But there's nothing like the super-small Euclid computer for robots and more details have emerged on its…
  6. Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

    Computerworld.com.au - Technology 01.20 / 22:36 computerworld.com.au
    A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view on Friday when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging "exorbitant" licensing fees for its cellular…
  7. Report: LG G6 may be the first ‘non-Google’ phone to include Google Assistant

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 01.20 / 22:23 ausdroid.net
    Google’s decision to retain the Google Assistant as a Pixel exclusive feature has been a source of consternation for some, but a new report out of Business Korea says that the Google Assistant could be branching out to another phone, in particular the LG G6. The inclusion of Google Assistant wouldn’t be exclusive though according … The post Report: LG G6 may be the first ‘non-Google’ phone to include Google Assistant appeared first on…
  8. Microsoft will soon end Office 2013 distribution through Office 365

    Computerworld.com.au - Technology 01.20 / 21:55 computerworld.com.au
    Get ready, Office 365 administrators: Microsoft is ending support for the Office 2013 client apps that it previously distributed through its cloud-based productivity…
  1. Shop by phone and leave wallet at home... soon

    Nzherald.co.nz - Technology 01.21 / 16:38 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Carrying a wallet full of credit and debit cards may soon be a thing of the past as more consumers sign up to pay-by-phone technology.The uptake of consumers signing up for Apple Pay, Android Pay and ASB Virtual has led to…
  2. Trump gets Obama's house, title - even his Twitter handle

    Nzherald.co.nz - Technology 01.21 / 00:16 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Donald Trump built his campaign on early morning tweet storms and hashtag-worthy slogans. Now president, he's in control of the White House's powerful social media arsenal, including the official @POTUS Twitter account that has…
  3. New details emerge about Intel's super-small Euclid computer for robots

    Computerworld.com.au - Technology 01.20 / 22:37 computerworld.com.au
    Intel is getting proficient at developing small computers. First came the Compute Sticks and then credit-card Compute Cards. But there's nothing like the super-small Euclid computer for robots and more details have emerged on its…
  4. Apple sues Qualcomm over patent licensing and $1B in payments

    Computerworld.com.au - Technology 01.20 / 22:36 computerworld.com.au
    A nasty spat between Apple and Qualcomm broke into public view on Friday when the smartphone maker accused the chip supplier of charging "exorbitant" licensing fees for its cellular…
  5. Microsoft will soon end Office 2013 distribution through Office 365

    Computerworld.com.au - Technology 01.20 / 21:55 computerworld.com.au
    Get ready, Office 365 administrators: Microsoft is ending support for the Office 2013 client apps that it previously distributed through its cloud-based productivity…
  6. APAC software-defined market to grow faster than anywhere else

    Channellife.co.nz - Technology 01.20 / 02:27 channellife.co.nz
    A study from Research and Markets put forward a global forecast for the software-defined anything market to…
  7. Aussie system integrator Oobe talks federal government, Citrix, Microsoft & 2017 plans

    Channellife.com.au - Technology 01.20 / 02:26 channellife.com.au
    Australian system integrator Oobe has been around for 10 years. In that time, they’ve become a heavy player in the Canberra federal government s…
  8. IBM & Avnet talk tech distie transformation and how they plan to win it

    Channellife.co.nz - Technology 01.19 / 22:36 channellife.co.nz
    IBM and Avnet are planning to drive transformation in the tech distribution industry and they’ve got clear strategies to achieve i…
  1. Phil Duncan: When is summer coming?

    Nzherald.co.nz - Science 01.21 / 16:38 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Storms, high winds, heavy rain and even ice... What has happened to our summer and will it improve. WeatherWatch head analyst Phil Duncan explains. La Nina is failing and fading and summer is proving a challenge - for those on…
  2. How to become predator free

    Scoop.co.nz - Science 01.20 / 01:57 www.scoop.co.nz
    Nearly six months ago the Government announced it would aim to rid New Zealand of rats, stoats and possums by 2050. How will we get…
  3. Anniversary in Antarctica to focus on icy continent’s future

    Scoop.co.nz - Science 01.19 / 20:33 www.scoop.co.nz
    The 20th of January 2017 is the 60th anniversary of the opening of Scott Base in Antarctica – an occasion that will be marked with lamingtons, cheese rolls and a push to turbo charge the global conversation on climate…
  4. One storm down, another on its way

    Scoop.co.nz - Science 01.19 / 00:34 www.scoop.co.nz
    The intense low pressure system that developed in the Tasman sea late yesterday had become as strong as a category 2 tropical cyclone by 8am today, says NIWA meteorologist Ben…
  1. Virtual Tabletop - Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Announced and Available Now via Steam Early Access

    Ausgamers.com - Games 01.20 / 04:52 ausgamers.com
    Ubisoft's Might & Magic series has been around for longer than we can remember, and has seen so many different entries that it even rivals Ultima in the roman numeral stakes. And today comes the announcement of a new entry, Might & Magic Showdown. A game that looks to takes the series in a new direction -- that of the world of tabletop figures. And the painting of said figures. And the battling of said figures. This actually looks pretty cool, especially for those out there that…
  2. Blizzard Teases Year of the Rooster Event for Overwatch

    Ausgamers.com - Games 01.19 / 04:29 ausgamers.com
    With the simple tagline of "Good luck and great fortune await!" Overwatch's next seasonal event is scheduled to kick off on January 24 and is themed around the Chinese New Year. Based on past events we can probably expect to see find a few new skins and other cosmetic items, plus perhaps a visual overhaul for at least one of the in-game maps. To tease the upcoming event Blizzard naturally chose the game's Chinese hero, Mei, who can be seen donning a very traditional Chinese…
  3. Fire Emblem Warriors for Nintendo Switch Comes from the Same Team Behind Hyrule Warriors

    Ausgamers.com - Games 01.19 / 03:48 ausgamers.com
    Announced at the Nintendo Switch reveal we now know that Fire Emblem Warriors comes from the same partnership between Nintendo and Koei Tecmo (with a dash of Team Ninja) that resulted in Hyrule Warriors -- the Legend of Zelda meets Dynasty Warriors hybrid. Now, if your a fan of the series this news may not be ideal, but, Nintendo has also confirmed that a proper Fire Emblem title is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2018. Fire Emblem Warriors is also headed to the Nintendo 3DS and both…
  1. Car dealer 'scams' at least 16 Trade Me customers

    Nzherald.co.nz - Auto 01.21 / 16:33 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Police are investigating allegations of an elaborate online car sales scam.At least 16 Trade Me customers claim they have been left car-less and out of pocket despite paying a 50 per cent deposit to an Auckland-based "dealer"…
  2. Kia Niro could be the tonic for people who don't like weird hybrids

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 01.20 / 18:49 www.stuff.co.nz
    KIA NIRO Base price: $45,000 (estimated). Powertrain and performance: 1.6-litre petrol four with 77kW/147Nm, lithium-ion battery pack with 32kW/170Nm, total system output 104kW, 6-speed automated dual-clutch transmission, FWD, Combined economy 4.4 litres per 100km (3.8 l/100km on 16-inch wheels). Vital statistics: 4355mm long, 1535mm high, 2700mm wheelbase, luggage capacity 421 litres, 18-inch alloy wheels. We like: Easy to drive, strong performance, beautifully engineered on a bespoke hybr…
  3. Wire barriers installed after young dad's death will save lives, says mum

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 01.19 / 23:56 www.stuff.co.nz
    It's coming up to two years since young father Jesse Bucknell died in a crash near Napier, and his mum is confident a new wire-rope safety barrier has saved others like h…
  4. Deer bounds around car dealership

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 01.19 / 22:54 www.stuff.co.nz
    The newest 2107 model at a luxury car dealership in the US is zippy and sleek and takes turns quickly. And jumps in the …
  5. Holden NZ's little salute to Greg Murphy in farewell to Aussie Commodore

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 01.19 / 21:12 www.stuff.co.nz
    Holden has announced its last hurrah for the Australian-built rear-drive …
  6. F1 tech in Singapore's first hypercar, The Dendrobium

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 01.18 / 22:59 www.stuff.co.nz
    A fully electric revolution is heading to this year's Geneva Motor Show in the shape of the Dendrobium, Singapore's first-ever…
  1. Report: LG G6 may be the first ‘non-Google’ phone to include Google Assistant

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 01.20 / 22:23 ausdroid.net
    Google’s decision to retain the Google Assistant as a Pixel exclusive feature has been a source of consternation for some, but a new report out of Business Korea says that the Google Assistant could be branching out to another phone, in particular the LG G6. The inclusion of Google Assistant wouldn’t be exclusive though according … The post Report: LG G6 may be the first ‘non-Google’ phone to include Google Assistant appeared first on…
  2. Microsoft’s virtual assistant, Cortana, is Coming to Android lock screens

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 01.20 / 07:51 ausdroid.net
    Microsoft’s virtual personal assistant, Cortana, seems to be coming to Android lock-screens very soon. We understand that Microsoft have begun beta testing a version of Cortana that allows access directly from your phones/devices lock screen, according to a report from MSPowerUser. It would seem that the version of Cortana under test allows users to enable the service … The post Microsoft’s virtual assistant, Cortana, is Coming to Android lock screens appeared first on A…
  3. Lenovo to roll out Android Nougat update for Moto Z series starting in Februray

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 01.20 / 01:19 ausdroid.net
    Lenovo’s moudular smartphone, the Moto Z will be getting its Nougat update next month according to Motorola. In a statement to Android Central, Motorola advised that the update would be available for unlocked Moto Z handsets in February,while the Moto Z Play will get its Android 7.0 update in March. The time-frames are based on … The post Lenovo to roll out Android Nougat update for Moto Z series starting in Februray appeared first on…
  4. Sony to announce at least one new mid-range at MWC 2017

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 01.19 / 20:16 ausdroid.net
    It was reported yesterday (and confirmed by Sony late last night) that Sony would be holding its annual press conference at MWC 2017, and Ausdroid has been invited to attend for the third year running. Just one day later, and we’re looking at rumours of what might be launched, and all signs point to (at … The post Sony to announce at least one new mid-range at MWC 2017 appeared first on…
  5. Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S8 To Come In Curved Display Version Only

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 01.19 / 02:58 ausdroid.net
    Another hour, another rumour. They are coming thick and fast now and as we get closer to MWC we expect them to multiply. Today’s first Samsung Galaxy S8 rumour belongs in the “grain of salt” category but is interesting nonetheless. It comes courtesy of a Polish Android user who has contacts in the screen protector … The post Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S8 To Come In Curved Display Version Only appeared first on…
  6. Unified Remote and Wild Blood make for great bargains at just 20c each

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 01.18 / 23:36 ausdroid.net
    Ever wanted to control apps on your PC from your phone? How about playing the part of Lancelot in an original story based on the Arthurian tales? Then Unified Remote and Gameloft’s Wild Blood being on-sale for just 20c each should get you excited. Google Play App Deal of the Week If you’ve ever wanted … The post Unified Remote and Wild Blood make for great bargains at just 20c each appeared first on…
  7. New report says Google is finally bringing affordable Android One phones to the west

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 01.18 / 20:33 ausdroid.net
    For a long time now, a few of us here at Ausdroid have wanted to see an affordable Android device that comes with guaranteed security updates, and preferably OS updates as well. Of course, the best iteration of this we could hope for would be for Google to release Android One devices outside of their … The post New report says Google is finally bringing affordable Android One phones to the west appeared first on…