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BenQ unveils new Google-certified interactive displays for education
BenQ launches the Board Pro RP04 and the Board Master RM04, Google-certified interactive educational displays.
AR 'Live View' navigation is coming to Google Maps
Live View will allow those travelling on foot around cities to navigate streets a little easier with turn-by-turn navigation.
Startup’s ‘super-map’ takes on Google Earth
Soar unveils 'super-map' platform, seeks to surpass Google Earth with up-to-date global imagery.
Digital detox akin to smoking and drinking withdrawal
Tech-free travel causes withdrawal but benefits skills, finds AUT study amidst rising digital detox trends.
Google Street View cars about to hit NZ roads again
If you’ve ever used Google Streetview and been frustrated that the imagery is so outdated by years, Google brings good news.
You can now wander down NZ’s longest river with Google
The Google Street View Trekker has now mapped the length of New Zealand’s longest river - all 425 kilometres of it.
Google puts Mario on the map
Mario joins Google Maps for a drive, enabling fans to navigate as the iconic plumber on his birthday week.
Vodafone & Temuera Morrison help Google with te reo Maori pronunciation
Vodafone launches Say it Tika initiative to improve the pronunciation of Maori words on Google Maps in New Zealand.
Exclusive interview: Nearmap on competing with Google Maps
Cloud technology has the ability to break down borders, whether that be the four walls of an office, or geographical borders separating countries.
New app sends last known locations
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.
Profiting from Product End-of-Life
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.
Google acquires restaurant review brand Zagat
Recognised food guide to be cornerstone of search giant's localised offering.
Google adds weather to Google Maps
Google Maps now features live weather updates, including global forecasts and temperatures, in partnership with weather.com and US Naval Research Lab.
First Look: Android 3.0 “Honeycomb”
Google reinvents the Android platform from the ground up – this time for tablets.
Video: Google gives Android 3.0 sneak peek
Google uses the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to preview Android 3.0, dubbed 'Honeycomb'.
Google rapped over privacy breach
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.
PHILIPS VENT MOUNT FOR IPHONE
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.
Monopoly game gets swamped
Hasbro, makers of the Monopoly board game, were taken by surprise when they launched a realworld, online version of the game.
SONY ERICSSON T715
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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Google your family tree - Book Review
Jan review's Dan Lynch's new book about genealogical research online.