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Artificial Intelligence
How one man used AI to curb his cat's murderous instincts
Ben Hamm is an Amazon employee who was tired of being an accessory to murder – and he used technology to help curb the problem.
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Gaming
The Dunedin gaming firm helping a US animal rescue centre
Runaway Play is rallying behind animal welfare and helping out a US no-kill animal rescue and adoption centre.
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Artificial Intelligence
Kiwi facial recognition program can help you repair your relationship… with cats
The team of programmers who created the digital technology spent months training the computer to make the physical distinctions.
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Fitbit
Fitbits for animals: New data could revolutionise Aussie farming
“In the past, farmers got to know the habits of their individual animals. However, with large-scale farming, that is now impossible."
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Internet of Things
Interview: Vodafone on animal welfare & how IoT can reduce NZ’s digital divide
We need to be smarter for the New Zealand farmer so what they do gets a greater return.
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Unified Communications
Qld RSPCA embraces video conferencing to save animals' lives
This is the best solution for us, as it will enable us to reduce the needless suffering of injured and abandoned animals."
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Opinion
Grumpy tech guy: Shock collars shouldn't be on shop shelves
I love it when my two biggest passions (that’s gadgetry and my two greyhounds) come together. Unfortunately, technology and pets don’t always mix.
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Animal welfare
Attention all cat lovers: our first cat cafe is coming
Poised to be New Zealand’s first Cat Café, the Cat Lounge is looking to up and running via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
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Internet
Forget Grumpy Cat: Can Garfi take over the Internet?
We all know the internet loves cats, but is there space for another internet celebrity of the feline form?
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3D
Dog adoption drive uses split-screen tech to tug heartstrings
Unique take on 3D technology shows moviegoers consequences of donation decision.
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Internet
The Virtual Zoo
Ever wondered which animal you most resemble? Now you can find out.
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Internet
Respect Your Pet
It highlights the casually cruel things we do to pets – from inappropriate dress to silly photos – and gives pause (sorry) for thought.