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DJI requires drone users to register their machines before flying
Fri, 26th May 2017
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cloud services
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drones
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dji
DJI enforces new rule for drone fliers: register or face flight restrictions.
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Kiwi code-cracker heads to Oxford to hone her craft
Thu, 25th May 2017
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cloud services
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cybersecurity
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coding
She possesses a rare mind hard-wired to navigate complex algorithms in a way that even the most mathematically savvy out there would find difficult.
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Apple takes shots at Google in new ad campaign - smartphone showdown
Wed, 24th May 2017
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apple
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cloud services
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smartphones
Apple ignites smartphone rivalry, taunting Google with cash incentives to entice Android users to switch to iPhone in a bold ad blitz.
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Elon Musk: Tesla's market cap higher than they deserve
Wed, 24th May 2017
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cloud services
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cartech
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digital technology
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the company's market cap is higher than it deserves and that starting a car company is the worst way to earn money.
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Hackers run circles around Samsung's iris scanner security
Wed, 24th May 2017
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cloud services
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smartphones
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biometrics
Chaos at Samsung: Hackers bypass S8 iris scan with picture and contact lens, exposing security flaws in high-tech system.
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Orcon says average monthly data usage (currently 150MB) soon to hit 1TB
Wed, 24th May 2017
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cloud services
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orcon
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chorus
Data. You can almost never get enough, which has made it both the bane and blessing of modern life - Orcon says usage is about to skyrocket.
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Make it rain in VR with Symphony of the Machine
Tue, 23rd May 2017
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reviews
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technology gifts
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vr
Stirfire Studios beckons VR players to serene puzzle-solving in a musical, weather-wielding adventure with Symphony of the Machine.
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WiFi can create holograms of objects, even through walls
Tue, 23rd May 2017
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network infrastructure
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cloud services
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network management
German researchers have developed a method using Wi-Fi signals to capture 3D hologram images of objects through walls and obstacles.
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Real life Robocop patrols the streets of Dubai
Tue, 23rd May 2017
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cloud services
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police
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robotics
Criminals in Dubai, you are officially on notice: The world’s first ‘robocop’ is set to begin roaming the streets of Dubai.
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Government targets 100% internet connectivity by 2025
Tue, 23rd May 2017
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broadband
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nz government
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ufb
It’s reviewing the proposals received in the tender process for the next phase of the Rural Broadband Initiative and the Mobile Black Spot Fund.
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iPhone 8 images leaked, potential design exposed
Tue, 23rd May 2017
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cloud services
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smartphones
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apple
Leaked molds ignite buzz around iPhone 8's design, hinting at radical changes and mirroring Samsung’s edge-to-edge approach.
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3 Facts About Naked Broadband You've Probably Been Wondering About
Mon, 22nd May 2017
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cloud services
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broadband
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wireless networks
Here are a few facts about naked broadband you may have either pondered on in the past or forgot to ask about in the first place.
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Asus - The most recognisable and popular gaming brand
Thu, 18th May 2017
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13 International Media have awarded ASUS as ‘No. 1 Gaming Brand’ from 12 different countries in Asia Pacific alone.
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New Corsair gaming chairs built for speed AND comfort
Wed, 17th May 2017
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gaming
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technology gifts
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corsair
Corsair launches first-ever gaming chair, the T1 Race, designed for comfort and durability. Available in five different colors.
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Hewlett Packard unveils ridiculous memory-driven computer
Wed, 17th May 2017
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cloud services
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bi
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big data
By building around memory rather than the CPU, they can eliminate the relatively clunky and inefficient manner that the computers process data today.
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Pirates of the Caribbean film held ransom by, well.. pirates
Tue, 16th May 2017
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malware
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cloud services
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ransomware
The hackers have demanded an enormous undisclosed amount of money be paid in Bitcoin. Disney apparently refuses to pay, and is working with the FBI.
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Elon Musk's SpaceX to bring internet to far corners of the Earth
Tue, 16th May 2017
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cloud services
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satellite
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internet access
Half the world doesn’t have the luxury of being able to connect to the internet at their leisure, even though internet access is basic human right.
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FutureFive's Five for now: Gaming Mice
Mon, 15th May 2017
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gaming
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monitors
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pro av
PC gaming begins with your mouse; Aiming, directing, shooting, interacting - you need every advantage you can get.
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Logitech's simple approach to beautiful peripherals
Mon, 15th May 2017
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gaming
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pc hardware
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technology gifts
Logitech is not only showing how silly some other brands look when it comes to peripherals, but they’ve also shown an improvement in their own house.
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Nvidia announces new powerhouse graphics card feat. new tech
Mon, 15th May 2017
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gaming
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cloud services
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technology gifts
This heavyweight GPU will be more targeted at data centre usage and high-performance computing, as opposed to consumer level computing.
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Synchronized Lighting Effects - The Next Big Thing in PC Gaming?
Mon, 15th May 2017
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gaming
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technology gifts
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asus
The PC gaming industry has evolved dramatically in the last decade, and no doubt eclipsing the console gameplay experience by far.
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Microsoft announces Windows 7 partner competition winners
Thu, 17th Dec 2009
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microsoft
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nz
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Microsoft presented winning partners with a total of $12,000 to bring to an end the Windows 7 partner competition at the company’s Christmas party for channel partners last night.