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Manufacturing
Getac launches virtual showroom to showcase rugged mobile devices for manufacturing sector
Getac business development manager Frand Baldrighi says the virtual showroom enables visitors to explore Getac devices ‘from any angle’.
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3D
Adobe acquires leading 3D creation software Substance
With the acquisition of Allegorithmic, Adobe takes on the industry leading 3D textures and materials creation software for Creative Cloud.
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Cloud
Samsung reveals the world’s first 3D cinema LED screen
Samsung Electronics continues its efforts to make traditional, projection-based cinema technology a thing of the past.
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Sony
‘Freaky’ Aussies are ready for holographic dating
37% of Aussies are willing to scan themselves in 3D to find love on dating sites...
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3D
Relive your cherished memories in VR
“For people who own a Windows Mixed Reality Headset, Power Media Player MR is their portal to immersive movies and photos..."
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Internet of Things
Hitachi automates optimized production schedules
Hitachi announced that it will launch the "factory simulator" to automatically generate optimized production schedules...
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3D
Govt. puts $800,000 towards 3-D aerial mapping of Northland
The data can be used by forestry companies to help plan their logging operations and horticulture companies for sustainable land management.
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Smartphone
Sony’s Xperia XZ1 joins the smartphone war for Christmas
"Our 3D creator feature is a real breakthrough in smartphone technology..."
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New Zealand
NZ 3D animation students win international creative competition
“Congratulations to all of our students who were recognised for their contribution to the fields of 3D animation and visual effects.”
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Drones
Machine learning, drones, 3D and digital art: Adobe on how technology is changing design
“A new design trend is no different than a new invention – inventions either make something better, or reveal a need we didn’t know we had."
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Big Data
ARANZ Geo talks innovation with inventors and partners in Perth
"ARAN Geo’s Lyceum was a unique opportunity to hear how innovators are embracing fresh thinking to solve problems and create real business value.”
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Cybersecurity
What does a child genius and dance music have in common? Cyber security, of course
Techday talked to Walter O'Brien, founder of Scorpion and computer science extraordinaire, about his latest foray into the world of cyber security.
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Health
3D tech helps Kiwi scientists understand more about genes
Scientists working in NZ are using 3D technologies, namely 3D digital models, to understand more about how gene crowding affects cell development.
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Design
Sneak peaks of Adobe’s newest tools and features
The Sneaks session at this years’ MAX creative conference put the spotlight on some of the latest innovations from the company.
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3D
Auckland Council ventures into realm of 3D
Auckland’s Chief Planner will unveil a 3D Digital Commons Plan for the city at a national planning conference in April.
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3D
Quantum Dots are Coming, Here’s Why You Should Care
The pace of change never ceases to amaze me. Take TVs as a case in point. Only a few years ago the spam was flying thick and fast as consumer electronics firms launched new TV sets at CES.
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3D
Epson's Moverio BT-200 smart glasses for more than entertainment
The Moverio BT-200 from Epson are binocular, transparent smart glasses that can be used for entertainment, manufacturing, medical science and more.
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HP
Dell attempts to beat out competition with new products
In a bid to outplay the competition, Dell has announced new products including a 3D camera and digital workspace.
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Gaming
Weta Workshop and Magic Leap changing the face of virtual reality
Magic Leap, the US start-up company in the field of virtual reality, are on the cusp of releasing Cinematic Reality.
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Gaming
Is 3D dead…again?
3D presentations have enjoyed a regular cycle of boom and bust and right now, the future of 3D television is looking increasingly like a passing fad.
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3D Printing
Resellers must "act now" to gain 3D printer advantage
Resellers need to act now to take advantage of the window of opportunity provided by 3D printers, says Paul Francois, Comworth Technologies 3D product manager.
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Document Management
IDC: 3D printing heading towards mainstream adoption
Emerging from a curiosity niche, 3D printing is now on the verge of mainstream adoption as businesses begin to recognise and embrace the cost and product manufacturing benefits of the technology.
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Microsoft
Apple acquires original Microsoft Kinect co-creators
In a bid to improve its Apple TV range, Apple has allegedly acquired PrimeSense for US$345m, which provided the technology used in the first Microsoft Kinect device.
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3D
The Hobbit – too much tech?
Has Peter Jackson's latest masterpiece taken the technology a step too far?