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BenQ unveils new Google-certified interactive displays for education
Tue, 21st Nov 2023
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BenQ launches the Board Pro RP04 and the Board Master RM04, Google-certified interactive educational displays.
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AR 'Live View' navigation is coming to Google Maps
Thu, 29th Aug 2019
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Live View will allow those travelling on foot around cities to navigate streets a little easier with turn-by-turn navigation.
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Startup’s ‘super-map’ takes on Google Earth
Thu, 22nd Aug 2019
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mapping
Soar unveils 'super-map' platform, seeks to surpass Google Earth with up-to-date global imagery.
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Digital detox akin to smoking and drinking withdrawal
Fri, 16th Aug 2019
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aut
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travel
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Tech-free travel causes withdrawal but benefits skills, finds AUT study amidst rising digital detox trends.
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Google Street View cars about to hit NZ roads again
Mon, 20th May 2019
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If you’ve ever used Google Streetview and been frustrated that the imagery is so outdated by years, Google brings good news.
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You can now wander down NZ’s longest river with Google
Wed, 6th Mar 2019
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The Google Street View Trekker has now mapped the length of New Zealand’s longest river - all 425 kilometres of it.
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Google puts Mario on the map
Mon, 12th Mar 2018
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gaming
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Mario joins Google Maps for a drive, enabling fans to navigate as the iconic plumber on his birthday week.
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Vodafone & Temuera Morrison help Google with te reo Maori pronunciation
Fri, 8th Sep 2017
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te reo māori
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Vodafone launches Say it Tika initiative to improve the pronunciation of Maori words on Google Maps in New Zealand.
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Exclusive interview: Nearmap on competing with Google Maps
Mon, 28th Aug 2017
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cloud services
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nearmap
Cloud technology has the ability to break down borders, whether that be the four walls of an office, or geographical borders separating countries.
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New app sends last known locations
Tue, 31st May 2016
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The app sends out notifications of last known locations once a battery goes flat, with the developers choosing tech friendly NZ to make their debut.
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Profiting from Product End-of-Life
Mon, 25th Mar 2013
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big data
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annuity systems
Every product has the potential to generate further revenue after the initial sale – through annuity streams, warranty and licence expirations, and upgrade or up-sell opportunities when the product goes end-of-life.
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Google acquires restaurant review brand Zagat
Fri, 9th Sep 2011
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Recognised food guide to be cornerstone of search giant's localised offering.
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Google adds weather to Google Maps
Fri, 19th Aug 2011
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Google Maps now features live weather updates, including global forecasts and temperatures, in partnership with weather.com and US Naval Research Lab.
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First Look: Android 3.0 “Honeycomb”
Tue, 1st Feb 2011
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Google reinvents the Android platform from the ground up – this time for tablets.
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Video: Google gives Android 3.0 sneak peek
Mon, 10th Jan 2011
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Google uses the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to preview Android 3.0, dubbed 'Honeycomb'.
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Google rapped over privacy breach
Wed, 21st Apr 2010
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Privacy advocates from 10 countries, including New Zealand,<br />have rebuked Google for invasions of privacy, such as those highlighted by its<br />Buzz social networking tool, and Google Maps.
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PHILIPS VENT MOUNT FOR IPHONE
Sun, 1st Nov 2009
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apple
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technology gifts
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gps
WHAT IS IT? A plastic contraption that mounts your iPhone to your car dashboard vent, allowing hands-free access to your phone’s GPS and Google Maps functionality.
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Monopoly game gets swamped
Thu, 1st Oct 2009
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wind farms
Hasbro, makers of the Monopoly board game, were taken by surprise when they launched a realworld, online&nbsp; version of the game.
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SONY ERICSSON T715
Sat, 1st Aug 2009
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Introducing an ultra-compact slider phone with a large keypad, perfect for those seeking the flexibility of a smartphone without the bulk.
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HELPFUL WEB SITES
Mon, 1st Jun 2009
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commerce commission
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nz
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Use the following sites to shop around for the best plan, seek advice and even test your connection’s performance.
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Google your family tree - Book Review
Mon, 1st Jun 2009
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yahoo
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genealogy
Jan review's Dan Lynch's new book about genealogical research online.