Facial recognition technology helps relationships

Kiwi programmers have successfully taught a computer to distinguish between a cat’s face and its rear-end in a move developers say will help improve relationships with the notoriously aloof animal. The team of programmers who created the digital...... Read More

Refs upskill through livestreaming

Bay of Plenty Rugby referees broke new territory on Tuesday night when they used Google’s Hangout platform to connect their education meetings in Tauranga, Whakatane, Rotorua and Taupo together into one shared session.  With the demand being...... Read More

Young Kiwi photographers encouraged to enter award

The Sony Alpha Awards Youth category has now launched as a standalone competition for 2018, with all budding Kiwi photographers between the ages of 11-18 years old eligible to enter. Following the success of the inaugural Youth category last year,...... Read More

Flying taxis to be trialled in New Zealand

A network of self-piloted, flying taxis will be trialled in New Zealand, in a partnership with the government. Airways, New Zealand's air navigation service provider confirmed the trial and said it will develop a nationwide unmanned aerial vehicle...... Read More

NZ in contention for new satellite mission

New Zealand is a hot contender for a proposed satellite base, which could provide rapid emergency and monitoring data, the German Aerospace Centre says. Its Tokyo director, Niklas Reinke, expressed his interest at today's 'What on Earth Colloquium'...... Read More

Drone halts Auckland flights for 30 minutes

One flight has been diverted and more than a dozen others were delayed after a drone was spotted near Auckland Airport. A pilot approaching the airport just before midday spotted the drone and reported it to air traffic controllers, Airways New Zealand...... Read More

Encouraging signs of more Kiwi women in tech

The worm has turned in the tech world as a wave of females are joining the tech community, according to national and global reports. This Thursday is International Women's Day and executive director of Tech Women New Zealand, Edwina Mistry, says...... Read More

Innovative auction for cricket matches

Blackcaps fans’ summer of cricket in the stands is set to heat up even further with a series of Air New Zealand holiday packages to be snapped up via live in-stadium drop auctions.  New Zealand Cricket and Air New Zealand have teamed up...... Read More

Bruno Mars ticket scam warning

A Mount Maunganui woman has become the latest target of online scamming, after what had meant to be a surprise for her daughter quickly turned pear-shaped. Coka Klug says she attempted to buy tickets to the Bruno Mars concert as a surprise for her 11-year-old...... Read More

Faster internet on the way for Dunedin

The Dunedin city-wide free gig-enabled wi-fi hotspot network is one step closer to completion with the Dunedin Railway Station hotspot the latest in the Southern Hemisphere’s fastest free city wi-fi network to go live. It includes speeds 50 times...... Read More