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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."
Enterprise AR and wearable tech: Not to be underestimated
“It is clear that the overall status of the enterprise market for AR and wearable technology is at a tipping point."
Deloitte's biggest business and consumer technology predictions
Cognitive technologies, virtual reality, pro-PC millennials and the proliferation of smartphones will have a significant impact in 2016.
Virtual reality selling New Zealand to the world
Fox Glacier Guiding is using virtual reality to sell New Zealand to the world, with its new technology proving a hit at a recent trade show in China.
Hands-on review: Epson Moverio BT-200 AR Glasses
Epson (yes that Printer manufacturer) have taken a leap in creating their own version with full Augmented Reality (AR) coverage.
Cereal virtual reality?
Kellogg's is bringing back a cool cereal box prize that gives smartphone owners their very own taste of virtual reality.
Samsung Galaxy Gear VR - first impressions
The Gear VR adds a cool new twist to Samsungs latest flagship smartphone.
Are virtual reality headsets bad for our eyes?
As virtual reality headsets become more widespread, it's important for people to consider how they could negatively impact eyesight.
Top e-learning trends impacting education
Today, elearning trends shaping schools and the way people learn. These include mobile learning, Tin Can API, edugaming, and augmented reality.
Virtual reality apps market set to explode
Augmented Reality apps in the mobile games market will generate 420 million downloads annually by 2019, up from 30 million in 2014.
Virtual reality hits New Zealand with Samsung Gear VR
Virtual reality comes to Noel Leeming on Saturday, with 20 stores across New Zealand showcasing the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition.
Virtual reality supermarket designed by Kiwi researchers
A three-dimensional virtual supermarket software tool has been designed by a member of the University of Auckland’s Institute for Health Innovation.
GoPro and Kolor to take virtual reality to new heights
"Kolor's mission is to enable the ultimate visual experience - to transport an audience to another time and space. Joining GoPro makes this possible."
Westpac launches new app featuring augmented reality
Once the app is set up, a customer only has to tap it open and hold their credit or debit card under the camera on their phone. They then have access to a number of features that use 3D to bring the information alive.
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.
Emmy-winning Game of Thrones creative plugs into Kiwi Virtual Reality startup
"This technology is one of the biggest evolutionary steps in communication and storytelling since the invention of film."