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Internet of Things
Domino's Pizza: A blueprint for secure enterprise IoT deployment
Increasingly, organisations are embracing smart technologies to underpin innovations that can enhance safety and productivity in every part of our lives, from industrial systems, utilities, and building management to various forms of business enablement.
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Artificial Intelligence
How businesses are turning their financial data into a superpower
The growing need to modernise business processes with smart technologies means organisations worldwide are embracing AI, cloud and data initiatives.
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Ecovacs
Hands-on review: Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro
Ecovacs’ Deebot N8 Pro has wormed its way into my affections. I was initially unaware of a transformation gradually occurring, but by the end of the review, my heart had been won over.
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Government
China's 111 named National High-Tec Enterprise
"The national high-tech enterprise designation reflects national recognition of our technology and innovations."
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Survey
Survey: smart home tech needs to simplify
74% of consumers would return a smart home product due to installation difficulty, according to a new TechSee survey.
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Small Business / SMB
Linksys launches new SMB APs and smart switches to A/NZ
Delivers enterprise-grade networking management, speed and security options to SMBs.
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Wi-fi
Telegistics announces distribution agreement with Ekahau
Telegistics strengthens its portfolio with Ekahau’s solution surrounding smart wireless network design.
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Internet of Things
New wireless canopy solution makes any building smart
Cognian’s Patented Syncromesh wireless canopy makes it cost-effective to retrofit existing buildings, reducing energy and emissions.
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Wearables
Bose releases sunglasses/headphone combo
With a proprietary open-ear design and micro-acoustics it allows for voice control and personal audio without loss of privacy.
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Internet of Things
IDC: Innovative wearable use cases drive double-digit growth
Wristbands are set to lose their dominance as hearables and industrial applications keep the wearables market moving forward.
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Internet of Things
Can Nike change sport with smart, self-lacing shoes?
The shoe is connected to a smartphone app which will store preferences for how the footwear fits, loosening for time out and tightening in-game.
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Smart City
Smart city grant helps local projects get off the ground
The Smart Cities Council will award benefits to communities in Australia and New Zealand looking to accelerate their smart city initiatives.
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Internet of Things
VMware announces availability of Pulse IoT Center
VMware says they put the Pulse IoT Center through the paces of an extensive beta test with customers and partners going back to June 2017.
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CES
This headband aims to make sleepless nights a thing of the past
SmartSleep is the world’s first wearable solution which aims to improve deep sleep quality...
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Lenovo
There is a boatload of Lenovo intelligent technologies coming to Austrialia
The fourth generation moto X supposedly has a smarter camera that goes beyond capturing photos...
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Internet of Things
Cognizant: The future of intelligent transport in Australia
Australia’s connected car future is just around the corner ― but what does this actually mean for drivers?
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Smart Home
Older consumers - not convinced by the idea of smart tech, report says
To appeal to a wider audience including older consumers, brands need to ensure that they highlight the applicability of products in day-to-day life.
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Cybersecurity
This handbag charges your phone and protects from prying hands
The handbags feature wireless smart device charging, bio-lock security, Bluetooth proximity alerts, and enough organization to rival a mobile office.
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Acer
Another smartwatch, this time by Acer
“The new Acer Leap Ware is designed to act as a virtual coach to help people go, track, and share.
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Privacy
'Smart' vibrator allows strangers to watch
Apparently the Svakom Siime Eye, an internet-connected sex toy with a built in camera, is laughably easy to hack.
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Big Data
Hyundai plans 'Big Data Center' in China for connected car market
"The decision to establish a Big Data Center in this important part of China indicates acceleration of Hyundai's development of connected car tech."
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Siri
Can you abuse technology? It definitely works the other way around!
Finally something we can interact with, and let ourselves go, without it having any consequences.
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Artificial Intelligence
The robots are coming! Shouldn’t Kiwis be more worried?
Massey University research tackled the robotic elephant in the room, in a study that explores the potential impacts new technologies have on society.
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Trends
Smart tracking tech: prepare for the next 10 years of evolution
Current tracking tech can pinpoint GPS accuracy to within a few metres. It will get much more powerful in the next decade, Daniel Lewkovitz says.