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New technology for monitoring and predicting landslides

New technology from a student-led research project at Victoria University of Wellington looks set to revolutionise the way geotechnical engineers monitor and predict landslides, potentially helping to save countless lives and cut costs.

OrCam technology brings hope to NZers with reading disability

Accessing all the information we are presented with each day is becoming increasingly challenging for people with a vision or reading disability such as dyslexia. In employment, education and in daily life, obtaining information easily, and as we need it, is vital.

2degrees to farewell 2G services

You might like your battered old flip phone that just does calling and text. Or maybe you can’t be bothered upgrading that antique handset in the glovebox, or that tired EFTPOS machine you’ve been meaning to replace.

Spark expand TaaS to offer seamless end-to-end solutions

Spark has added contact centre, unified communication, cloud security access brokerage and site connectivity to their already expansive Telecommunications as a Service (TaaS) portfolio.

Spark Jump bridges 'Digital Divide' in Dargaville

Today Spark Foundation and 20/20 Trust have announced that subsidised broadband is available to more families in Dargaville through Te Roroa Learning Assistance and the Dargaville Public Library, enabling more students to keep up with the digital skills necessary for today.

REINZ questions the 'you're doomed' view of tech automation

If you believe the website there is an 86% probability of robots taking over real estate agents’ jobs (classed as ‘robots are watching’), but if you’re an appraiser or assessor of real estate then there is a 90% probability of robots taking your job (classed as ‘

OPPO launches new R11s to R-Series

OPPO has today launched the latest addition to its camera-focused R-Series, the much anticipated R11s. OPPO’s latest devices continue to push the boundaries of its camera phones, utilising the latest photographic innovations, artificial intelligence (AI) and a full HD+ screen.

Revera launches first customer on Azure Stack

Cloud services provider Revera has launched its first client on Azure Stack, with digital health provider iMOKO live on the Spark-owned provider’s locally-hosted Microsoft hybrid cloud platform.

A software solution for a Hamilton manufacturer 'frees up' staff

When Global Velocity Group investigated streamlining the sales process it came down to either hiring more staff or commissioning specialist software.

"Our administrator was pushed. They were at their limit," says Global Velocity Group director Allister Gillam.

Alexa, Echo, and Amazon Music Unlimited available in NZ

Amazon today announced the availability of the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and the Alexa Voice Service (AVS), enabling developers around the world to bring Alexa voice experiences to customers in New Zealand.