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SkyCity to launch into competitive e-sports gaming

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 16:31
SkyCity is launching into competitive "e-sport" gaming, a trend sweeping the world.

The casino and entertainment company has formed a joint venture with Let's Play Live.

SkyCity has taken a 40 per cent stake in Let's Play Live Media (LPLM), which will see development of the country's first purpose-built e-sports broadcasting studio, which will open on Level 2 of the Sky Tower, formerly known as XO Bar, this summer.

​E-sports gaming, where professional and amateur players pit their skills against rivals, will be broadcast for people in the casino concourse to watch, chief executive Graeme Stephens told shareholders at the company's annual general meeting in Auckland on Friday.

People at risk of explosives, prosecution at Auckland bombing range

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:34
Drones are being used to catch trespassers who risk their lives at military operations in Auckland.

Samsung and Google team up to combat the iPhone's biggest advantage

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:58
Samsung has signed a new partnership with Google to develop augmented reality capabilities for its smartphones.

Review: Moto X4 smartphone

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:13
Motorola is one smartphone brand that doesn't get the attention it deserves. 

Software is so disappointing

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:19
OPINION: Software was supposed to - in the words of one sage - eat the world, the implication being that it would be modern, brilliant, liberating, hip and fun (assuming it didn't make you and your job obsolete). Instead, it's pretty terrible.

Google Family Link app helps manage kids' devices

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:22
Imagine being able to use an app on your phone to turn off your kid's device when they ignore your plea to stop using it.

Google Maps pulls cupcake calorie-counting feature after backlash

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:09
A new Google feature that may have seemed sweet quickly turned sour.

Can a smartwatch replace a phone?

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:47
​Smartwatches might not be the next must-have piece of hardware yet but after having owned several they've become an essential part of my daily routine.

What to expect from the latest Windows update

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:28
When Microsoft last updated Windows 10, the company said its vision was "to empower the creator in all of us". 

Review: Google Pixel 2 smartphone

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:59
It's impossible to predict whether Google's brand-new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones will fare better than last year's well-reviewed but poor selling first-generation models.

Working at Google seemed like a dream job. The reality is a tedious nightmare

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:11
The banner atop the Google Careers portal caught my eye back when I was one of three million hungry applicants: "Do Cool Things That Matter."

Joe Bennett: Are we about to hit the self-destruct button?

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 05:00
OPINION: I put the beers on the little table, pushed one across to him.

3-D technology to light a fire under retail perceptions

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 05:00
And we thought online shopping was the retail revolution of our time.

'Defining year' for tech industry sees total revenue top $10b for first time

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:00
New Zealand top technology companies have passed $10 billion in combined sales for the first time and have employed an extra 4000 people.

Facebook 'hack' targeting New Zealand passwords shut down

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:58
A Facebook hack targeting New Zealand users has been fixed.

Waikato mother given taxi ride in elaborate phone scam

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 14:39
It wasn't until she'd bought $1900 worth of vouchers that Dimpi Nirmal​ suspected she was being conned. 

Huawei launches three Mate 10 models with a focus on artificial intelligence

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:05
Huawei has launched a new flagship smartphone that has several artificial intelligence features.

Major flaw threatens most wi-fi networks, warns cyber watchdog

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:03
Spark is racing to get patches to prevent its New Zealand wi-fi users being hit by a newly discovered vulnerability affecting nearly every modern, protected wi-fi network.

It's no use tooting the horn. The robot at the wheel can't hear you

Stuff.co.nz - Technology - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:20
As vehicle accidents go, it wasn't much: 12 minutes before noon on a cool June day, a Chevrolet Bolt was rear ended as it crawled from a stop light in downtown San Francisco.
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