Interactive device you can operate with your mouth

Imagine a device that feels like and is no bigger than a piece of chewing gum, which allows you to answer the phone simply by biting down on it. We now have the technology with ChewIt, a novel interface developed by the Augmented Human Lab team at...... Read More

When machine learning, Twitter and te reo merge

Researchers have whittled down a massive 8 million tweets, to a more manageable 1.3 million to look at how te reo Maori is being used in the genre. The team from the University of Waikato have focused on 77 Maori loanwords (te reo Maori words used...... Read More

Cable fault causes Bethlehem power cut

UPDATED 10.30AM: A fault in an electricity cable caused a power cut in Bethlehem overnight. Powerco Network Operations manager Phil Marsh says the fault occurred at 11.40pm. "It affected 790 customers. "Full supply was restored at 1.56am....... Read More

It’s not a drone, it’s an RPAS

  You will hear it before you see it, like a pesky little fly zooming in and out of the scenery.   Lightweight and fast, this flying machine can do extraordinary things with the right attachments. But calling it a drone is a big no-no in...... Read More

New technology could reduce fatalities - expert

New, world-first technology which is able to capture images of drivers using mobile phones could help reduce the number of fatalities on NZ roads according to an industry expert. The mobile phone detection cameras were recently installed around Sydney...... Read More

Kiwi taxpayers being targeted by scammers

Inland Revenue is advising customers to always use its secure online services to update bank details and avoid scammers who target Kiwi taxpayers. Automatic tax refunds are coming this year and in the last month two e-mail scams surfaced asking taxpayers...... Read More

Police warn of phone scam

Police are asking people to be wary of a telephone scam in which the caller claims to work for the NZ Police and Spark NZ. Ironically, the caller claims to be targeting internet fraud. Acting Senior Sergeant Beth Purcell says the victim is asked...... Read More

A glitch in the system

A glitch in the Tauranga City Council’s parking metre system means the system was showing as a normal day, not a public holiday. In a post on the council’s Facebook page, it says the software was showing normal mode, instead of showing...... Read More

Investigation involving crypto-currency company

Police were advised late yesterday of an issue involving potential un-authorised transaction activity at the Christchurch based crypto-currency trading company Cryptopia. A significant value of crypto-currency may be involved and Police are taking...... Read More

Black gold burns brightly

Glen Afton. Where’s Glen Afton? It’s a coal mine where 11 men were asphyxiated by carbon monoxide in 1939? “That’s exactly what I mean! History is disappearing.” The woman with coal dust in her DNA and the spirit of a...... Read More




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