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  1. Analysts welcome R&D investment

    Nzherald.co.nz - Technology 03.29 / 05:14 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Academics, technology and businesses analysts are welcoming a new survey which has found New Zealand's research and development spending has increased 20 per cent since 2014.Total R&D expenditure hit $3.2 billion in 2016,…
  2. Genesis Energy teams up Spark's Revera cloud platform

    Itbrief.co.nz - Technology 03.29 / 04:43 itbrief.co.nz
    “Like Genesis Energy, Spark’s driving force is to deliver truly useful technologies that enable businesses and consumers to do their best wor…
  3. More Māori-Hi-Tech marriages needed

    Nzherald.co.nz - Technology 03.29 / 03:05 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Ask any Kiwi or visitor to New Zealand what Māori are well known for and they will probably talk about Māori culture, food, language and traditions, more than their innovation. It's true, these components do make…
  4. Apple PowerBook patent move hints at 'supercomputer' blast from the past

    Nzherald.co.nz - Technology 03.29 / 02:21 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Apple has registered a worldwide trademark for the "PowerBook", hinting at a retro comeback of the company's first laptop, The Sun reports.The PowerBook, first launched in 1991, was Apple's flagship laptop. The company…
  5. NBN says it has ‘zero tolerance’ over leaks

    Computerworld.com.au - Technology 03.29 / 01:52 computerworld.com.au
    NBN says that it takes seriously “any potential crime or breach of employee code of conduct, such as the theft of company materials, and will continue to take a zero tolerance approach in the best interests of the company, its shareholders, and the Australian t…
  6. ITPA threatens to ‘out’ abusers of 457 visa scheme

    Computerworld.com.au - Technology 03.29 / 01:28 computerworld.com.au
    The IT Professionals Association (ITPA), which represents some 7000 IT workers in systems administration and IT support roles, has called for greater transparency in the 457 visa scheme. The organisation says it has evidence that the scheme is being abused to hire people on lower salaries and into roles that could easily be filled…
  7. Internet of things: From smart idea to smart reality - but is your network IoT ready?

    Itbrief.co.nz - Technology 03.29 / 01:24 itbrief.co.nz
    The hype surrounding the potential of IoT shows no sign of subsiding, and now – IoT is morphing from a smart concept to r…
  8. Protection from the inside out

    Computerworld.com.au - Technology 03.29 / 00:26 computerworld.com.au
    In the workplace your best assets - your employees - are also your biggest…
  1. New Zealand science offers hope against pathogen

    Nzherald.co.nz - Science 03.29 / 02:42 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Research led by a Kiwi scientist could yield a vaccine against an emerging deadly pathogen that has proven resistant to various treatments.The possible strategy for a new vaccine has been developed for Pseudomonas aeruginosa…
  2. Unhealthy levels of lead found in NZ centres

    Nzherald.co.nz - Science 03.29 / 01:10 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Atmospheric concentrations of lead peak during winter in New Zealand urban centres - and in some cases have reached two to three times the upper guideline for human health.That's according to an air quality investigation by…
  3. More Kiwis believe climate change is real

    Nzherald.co.nz - Science 03.28 / 23:26 www.nzherald.co.nz
    More New Zealanders believe climate change is real and that humans are driving it.Kiwi scientists say the finding is encouraging when climate research is under renewed threat.In a just-published study, Auckland University…
  4. Video fingerprinting for border control sees $25,000 award

    Scoop.co.nz - Science 03.28 / 23:03 www.scoop.co.nz
    HAMILTON, NZ. – 29 March, 2017 – Innovative research on video fingerprinting for border control scanning has resulted in a $25,000 KiwiNet grant for Victoria University of Wellington research scientist Dr Nick Monahan. The grant from the KiwiNet…
  5. 'Quake brain' affecting Cantabrians' memory

    Nzherald.co.nz - Science 03.28 / 22:42 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Researchers have revealed fresh evidence for an earthquake-induced mental fog that affected Canterbury residents, dubbed "quake brain".Research by Otago University scientists found a group of people affected by the traumatic…
  6. Unique research records rare whale species in Cook Strait

    Scoop.co.nz - Science 03.28 / 22:17 www.scoop.co.nz
    The sounds of whales and dolphins rarely seen in New Zealand waters have been recorded by a NIWA scientist in a pioneering underwater sound…
  7. New Zealanders’ beliefs in climate change increasing

    Scoop.co.nz - Science 03.28 / 20:50 www.scoop.co.nz
    New research from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland has found New Zealanders’ beliefs in climate change and that humans are causing it are increasing over…
  8. Kiwi scientists record rare whale sounds

    Nzherald.co.nz - Science 03.28 / 18:04 www.nzherald.co.nz
    The sounds of whales and dolphins rarely seen in New Zealand waters have been recorded by a Niwa scientist in a pioneering underwater sound project.Last year, Niwa marine ecologist Dr Kim Goetz led a programme to deploy seven…
  1. New Prey Gameplay Trailer Highlights System Stacking Across Weapons and Abilities

    Ausgamers.com - Games 03.29 / 03:55 ausgamers.com
    Another day, another Prey gameplay trailer, this time highlighting what Arkane is best known for: offering up a series of open gameplay systems for players to stack, combine and use in their own unique and dynamic ways. 90-seconds of intense-looking combinations is what's in-store for you here, while the video also continues to show off the visual flair of the reimagined property from Dishonored developer, Arkane Studios. Check out the video embedded below.You might be mankind’s last h…
  2. Throwdown Esports Season 2 will Feature Three Super Leagues and $32,000 in Prize Money

    Ausgamers.com - Games 03.29 / 03:33 ausgamers.com
    As eSports continues to build and grow here in Australia (aka 'Oceania'), Throwdown Esports, which is owned by Showdown -- the exclusive distributor of Twitch Media locally, has announced three Super Leagues featuring Rocket League, CS:GO and League of Legends with a decent prize-pool split among them as well as pathways into larger global competitions. From their press-release:Throwdown’s Rocket League Oceania Championship has quickly become the region’s largest, and strongest com…
  3. Call of Duty to head back to World War 2

    Stuff.co.nz - Games 03.28 / 23:38 www.stuff.co.nz
    This year’s Call of Duty is set to go back in time, at least according to a report from Eu…
  4. Review: Mass Effect: Andromeda

    Stuff.co.nz - Games 03.28 / 12:25 www.stuff.co.nz
     Mass Effect: Andromeda is a huge game, filled with sidequests to complete, gear to unlock, and relationships to build. Its aspirations are lofty, but the quality of these elements spike too often, creating peaks-and-valleys of enjoyment. There is fun to be had in BioWare’s latest sci-fi action RPG, but you’ll have to search the stars for it.Taking place some six-hundred years after the original series, Ma…
  5. Weta Workshop raises $1.3 million to build first board game

    Stuff.co.nz - Games 03.28 / 12:25 www.stuff.co.nz
    Wellington's Weta Workshop is branching into the gaming sector for the first…
  6. Our (Belated) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

    Ausgamers.com - Games 03.28 / 12:19 ausgamers.com
    We’re out of the blocks with our review a bit later than we’d have liked, but Nintendo has put AusGamers seemingly on the back-burner a bit, but that’s neither here nor there. Because we went ahead and bought the damn Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild anyway and if you're one of those peeps who was unsure about whether or not the investment in the package was worth it, well we hope our in-depth review gives you the answers you need. From our review:That “difference” I me…
  7. Outlast 2 Reclassified R18+ in Australia, Full Distributor Statement

    Ausgamers.com - Games 03.28 / 12:19 ausgamers.com
    Despite originally being banned classification in Australia, and strict rules around how resubmissions go, it turns out Outlast 2 will make its way to our shores in R18+ form, with the reasoning being centred around outdated contextualisation that came with the original submission. The full statement from the game's distributor can be seen below:The original submission of Outlast 2 sent to the Australian Classification Branch contained the final game code and a video file for reference…
  8. StarCraft: Remastered Announced! Out Later This Year

    Ausgamers.com - Games 03.28 / 12:19 ausgamers.com
    In 4K Ultra High Definition too, with all content both single and multiplayer from the late '90s RTS classic and the Brood War expansion. When it comes to HD remasters for classic Blizzard games StarCraft has been rumoured to be in the works for a while now, with the existence of it popping up prior to BlizzCon last year as a rumour. One that's finally come true! StarCraft: Remastered is expected to be released sometime this winter. “StarCraft is a pure distillation of Blizzard’s DNA…
  1. Uber seeks further changes to NZ laws for taxi services

    Nzherald.co.nz - Auto 03.29 / 05:13 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Ride-sharing giant Uber is seeking further changes to New Zealand laws for taxi services, saying that reforms before Parliament do not go far enough.The company is understood to be lobbying Transport Minister Simon Bridges to…
  2. Toyota builds real-life Tonka Hilux truck

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 03.29 / 00:43 www.stuff.co.nz
    Toyota has unleashed its inner-child to create a real-life Tonka…
  3. Chinese carmaker Chery claims Mercedes-Benz is impinging on its trademark

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 03.28 / 18:18 www.stuff.co.nz
    Copyright infringement is nothing new in the Chinese automotive world. But a new court case has emerged with an interesting…
  4. Is Uber's self-driving program veering off track?

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 03.28 / 17:38 www.stuff.co.nz
    A self-driving car flipped on its side seems guaranteed to make humans think twice about riding with a…
  5. How Mercedes-Benz will be putting Kiwi roads into its self-driving cars

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 03.28 / 12:27 www.stuff.co.nz
    Mercedes-Benz will be taking a few bytes out of New Zealand as it develops future automated-drive…
  6. Dubai now has world's fastest ambulance fleet

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 03.28 / 12:27 www.stuff.co.nz
    When it comes to first response emergency vehicles Dubai has the…
  7. Bugatti Chiron is beyond perfection

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 03.28 / 12:27 www.stuff.co.nz
    The Bugatti Chiron redefines what a car can be, pushing the boundaries on speed and…
  8. What happens with wrong fuel use

    Stuff.co.nz - Auto 03.28 / 12:27 www.stuff.co.nz
    Ever wondered what happens if you put regular fuel in your vehicle that should have…
  1. Juha Saarinen: How tech journalism was hacked

    Nzherald.co.nz - Internet 03.28 / 12:10 www.nzherald.co.nz
    This week, I spoke to a group of media students at Auckland University of Technology, a great bunch of people who were curious and asked some very thoughtful and really quite hard questions. There was one question in…
  2. Chufei Churan twins plan to introduce Australian products to followers

    Nzherald.co.nz - Internet 03.28 / 12:10 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Meet Yoni and Joyce. They are social media queens who have been dubbed the Chinese Kardashians.They may not have their own TV show, but the 29-year-olds, who are known as the Chufei Churan twins, have a huge following on…
  3. Netsafe warns Kiwis over fake invoice scams

    Nzherald.co.nz - Internet 03.28 / 12:10 www.nzherald.co.nz
    New Zealanders are being urged to be cautious about online invoices after Netsafe reported an increase in the number of fake invoice scams.The internet safety group, which helps internet users stay safe online, said the scams…
  4. Schools told compulsory 'BYO device' policies are illegal

    Nzherald.co.nz - Internet 03.28 / 12:10 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Education bosses are set to remind all schools that they can't enforce bring your own device policies on parents - even though a majority of Kiwi schools have now adopted them.A survey by Network4Learning , which provides…
  5. Dancing grandma Katie Thomas who became a viral sensation dies

    Nzherald.co.nz - Internet 03.28 / 12:10 www.nzherald.co.nz
    A dancing grandma who became a viral sensation alongside her grandson has died.Jarryd Stoneman posted a touching tribute to his late nanny Katie Thomas, 94, calling her his "best friend".In March last year, the 24-year-old…
  6. Translating a service into a scam

    Nzherald.co.nz - Internet 03.24 / 01:22 www.nzherald.co.nz
    Things must be getting desperate in the translation business, I thought, as the fourth spam about bridging different languages landed in my inbox. I've had a few of those before, and ignored them. The spam usually arrives with…
  1. Some last minute Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 03.29 / 05:17 ausdroid.net
    It seems like it has been a long time coming with time seemingly dragging. Possibly it was the small morsel of information regarding Samsung’s upcoming flagship that surfaced nearly every single day. With tonight being the official announcement of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ what would this marketing campaign be without a few more … The post Some last minute Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks appeared first on…
  2. Sharing notes from within Evernote to other Apps like WhatsApp has become a lot easier

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 03.29 / 04:33 ausdroid.net
    Evernote has taken to its blog to share with its Android users an update which brings a much better and enhanced way of sharing notes from Evernote to other apps like WhatsApp. The new sharing functions for Android users features the ability to better share notes, be it a quote you just pulled from a … The post Sharing notes from within Evernote to other Apps like WhatsApp has become a lot easier appeared first on…
  3. Tonight is Samsung Galaxy S8 night — How will you watch it?

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 03.29 / 04:14 ausdroid.net
    Apparently Samsung have a new phone about to be released. You would never have guessed it by the amount of articles, news, rumours and leaks that have surfaced over the past month would you? Tonight what is left to be revealed will be done at 2am, AEDT. Luckily for enthusiasts like us, this is 2017 … The post Tonight is Samsung Galaxy S8 night — How will you watch it? appeared first on…
  4. Google Duo integrated into Truecaller dialer

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 03.28 / 23:30 ausdroid.net
    Google Duo has had an auspicious beginning with many people criticising it’s lack of features but that is not it’s priority. It’s priority is a simple video messaging solution that just works. Now it is looking to expand its user-base through an integration into the caller ID and dialer app, Truecaller. Truecaller is an app … The post Google Duo integrated into Truecaller dialer appeared first on…
  5. Samsung Galaxy S8 launch has surprises in store

    Stuff.co.nz - Gadgets 03.28 / 21:44 www.stuff.co.nz
    OPINION: Despite the numerous leaks surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch, there's still a few surprises left for the event, scheduled for this…
  6. Play the Piano or slice up some fruit in this weeks Google Play Deals of the Week

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 03.28 / 21:35 ausdroid.net
    We love a bargain here at Ausdroid and that’s why we love their Deals of the Week. This week it’s Gismart Piano and Fruit Ninja which have been dropped to just 20c each on Google Play. You’ll also find the Google Play Free app of the Week now included as well which is Card Wars … The post Play the Piano or slice up some fruit in this weeks Google Play Deals of the Week appeared first on…
  7. Latest iOS update will speed up your iPhone

    Stuff.co.nz - Gadgets 03.28 / 20:42 www.stuff.co.nz
    Apple's new software update will make your iPhone run more quickly and…
  8. Best Buy Insignia, LIFX, TP-Link and Wink now work with Google Assistant

    Ausdroid.net - Gadgets 03.28 / 18:46 ausdroid.net
    Google is expanding the range of accessories which will tie-in with Google Assistant announcing new partnerships with samrt accessories from a range of smart accessory companies. LIFX was first to announce their compatability with Google Home, and now Google has added them to the list of Google Assistant compatible accessories along with Best Buy Insignia, … The post Best Buy Insignia, LIFX, TP-Link and Wink now work with Google Assistant appeared first on…