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A digital revolution in animal conservation
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United Nations World Wildlife Day highlights the crucial role of digital innovation in enhancing animal conservation efforts, as demonstrated by IAR's partner YIARI's forest protection project in Indonesia.
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How one man used AI to curb his cat's murderous instincts
Tue, 2nd Jul 2019
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Ben Hamm is an Amazon employee who was tired of being an accessory to murder – and he used technology to help curb the problem.
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The Dunedin gaming firm helping a US animal rescue centre
Thu, 22nd Nov 2018
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Runaway Play is rallying behind animal welfare and helping out a US no-kill animal rescue and adoption centre.
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Kiwi facial recognition program can help you repair your relationship… with cats
Tue, 20th Mar 2018
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The team of programmers who created the digital technology spent months training the computer to make the physical distinctions.
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Fitbits for animals: New data could revolutionise Aussie farming
Tue, 13th Feb 2018
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La Trobe University's new sensor technology aims to revolutionise Australia's livestock industry by providing insights into animal health and behavior.
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Interview: Vodafone on animal welfare & how IoT can reduce NZ’s digital divide
Thu, 27th Jul 2017
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Vodafone NZ's Scott Pollard talks IoT's potential to bridge digital divides and enhance animal welfare for Kiwi farmers.
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Qld RSPCA embraces video conferencing to save animals' lives
Mon, 10th Jul 2017
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The RSPCA in Queensland has used video conferencing technology by Avaya to increase the number of animals it cares for to over 51,000 each year.
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Grumpy tech guy: Shock collars shouldn't be on shop shelves
Mon, 19th Sep 2016
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I love it when my two biggest passions (that’s gadgetry and my two greyhounds) come together. Unfortunately, technology and pets don’t always mix.
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Attention all cat lovers: our first cat cafe is coming
Fri, 5th Jun 2015
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Poised to be New Zealand’s first Cat Café, the Cat Lounge is looking to up and running via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
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NZ Merino inks $8 million contract to supply US-based SmartWool
Tue, 14th Apr 2015
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The New Zealand Merino Company, which markets the nation's wool to customers on behalf of suppliers, has inked an $8 million one-year deal to supply 6.
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RESEND2: Fonterra warned it has to stay competitive on milk payout
Wed, 12th Nov 2014
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Fonterra must set industry standard for competitive farmgate milk price, says former director Jim van der Poel at annual meeting.
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Dog adoption drive uses split-screen tech to tug heartstrings
Mon, 30th Apr 2012
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Pedigree's adoption drive cleverly uses split-screen tech in cinemas, showing moviegoers different dog tales based on donations.
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The Virtual Zoo
Thu, 1st Jul 2010
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Ever wondered which animal you most resemble? Now you can find out.
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Respect Your Pet
Tue, 1st Dec 2009
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It highlights the casually cruel things we do to pets – from inappropriate dress to silly photos – and gives pause (sorry) for thought.