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Is the gap between education technology suppliers and end users increasing?
As the market matures, EdTech is increasingly penetrating a more mainstream user base, not just innovators.
Noel Leeming to help bring the HTC Vive VR headset to New Zealand
Noel Leeming is embracing the virtual reality (VR) realm as the retailer will bring the HTC Vive to its New Zealand stores later this year.
Holidays are now a virtual reality
It allows our customers to take a digital step inside destinations around the globe
Five technologies ready to disrupt your business
Personal technologies are set to have a major impact on every business across the globe, according to Gartner.
Hands-on review: HTC Vive
Virtual reality is here, right now; but it comes at a price. Welcome to the Matrix, Neo.
AR touches down in the enterprise, driven by key developments
"Advancements in augmented and virtual reality, and the proliferation of devices such as smart glasses, is changing how we interact and do business."
Wider benefits from 'sky rocketing' VR market
“With the participation of major global manufacturers, the VR market is set to enjoy rapid growth in the second half of 2016."
Google's Daydream VR initiative will drive mobile VR headset dominance
While initially disappointing, the announcement of Daydream VR sets the stage for mobile VR to shine in the numerous ways.
University of Canterbury becomes VR hub for New Zealand's next generation
"There is so much call for people who really understand how to work with this new technology, and we are primed to educate the next generation."
Ziptrek Ecotours brings Queenstown to tourists through virtual reality
Ziptrek Ecotours, using virtual reality to showcase Queenstown’s beauty to potential tourists.
Drones and virtual reality: A match made in heaven?
A new drone has been released that has the capability to record 360 degree footage - ideal for virtual reality.
Kiwi company uses VR to show off Milford Sound like never before
“We were the first company to operate cruises in Milford Sound and now to be the first operator presenting agents with this amazing tech is exciting."
Did you hear? Classroom wearables are where it's at
Wearables in the classroom are becoming the norm, as educators around the world adopt new tools and technologies to aid learning.
Virtual reality taking off with augmented reality also set to soar
IDC is forecasting skyrocketing VR hardware shipments this year, with AR ramping up in the next few years too - to a combined 110m shipments in 2020.
Oculus, HTC and Sony to dominate VR spend with just 13% market share
Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Sony Playstation VR will dominate VR spend this year - but its low cost options fuelling shipments.
Vendors: Don't miss your slice of the virtual reality pie
VR will be a transformational, disruptive force in the devices market and reach $20 billion by 2020. Vendors who hesitate risk missing out, says TBR.
Techweek AKL 2016 programme announced
“By launching Techweek AKL 2016, we are aiming to shine the spotlight on the innovation and ideas of Auckland and NZ.”
Ed-tech holds 'enormous power' to foster learning beyond the basics
"Tremendous innovation is happening in education as well as across industries that we can learn from to design new learning experiences."
Virtual reality set to take flight in Australia
Telsyte says demand from consumers for VR and AR will outstrip supply this year, with the new market expected to help other markets in the years ahead
Could virtual reality stave off the obesity epidemic?
"Researchers worldwide are exploring innovative ways to utilise technology to provide more effective assessment and treatment to individuals."
The world is changing... and it’s not all bad, folks
“Right now, NZ's potentially slipping into the mid-stream. What we need to do is be mindful of what our competitive advantage will be in the future."
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.
Weta Workshop: Bringing breakthrough 'mixed reality' tech to life
Wellington’s Weta Workshop is set to play a pivotal creative role in creating Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality LightfieldTM technology.
A help or hindrance: How technology is shaking up education
“It’s all about making sure New Zealand is ready for where it’s going to be. This is the year we need to start talking about what our students need."