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Entertainment &Software Staff Writer on 30 Nov 2018

Why we play games

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People think that we play games just for fun. This is so true and is not going to be debated. However, even as we do play them for fun, there is a lot that we learn from them. Even as we do play for fun. And the same is true for pc and console games; there are some lessons that on only these games can manage to teach you.

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Mobile Phones &Software Wes Novack on 30 Sep 2018

Project Fi: Google’s own mobile phone service

After years with Verizon Wireless as my mobile provider, I finally had to jump ship. The massive degradation of their service at my new home, combined with Verizon’s refusal to do anything about it, led me to seek out other options. I could no longer send and receive MMS (picture) messages at home. On top of that, calls would often disconnect and/or become unreliable.

Thankfully I had recently purchased a Moto G6, which supports all of the US mobile phone carriers. That’s right, my shiny new Motorola packs antennas that are capable of using voice and data service from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. That opens up a lot of choices for what network to use!

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But wait, isn’t this post about Project Fi? It sure is! Back in 2015, Google introduced Project Fi as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). The mere launching of an MVNO wasn’t anything ground-breaking though. There are many MVNO’s in the US, including Boost Mobile (running on Sprint’s network), Cricket Wireless (running on AT&T’s network) and MetroPCS (running on T-Mobile’s network). Typically, MVNO’s offer cheaper rates and lower monthly fees, compared to their “host” network operators.

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Hardware &Software Staff Writer on 18 Sep 2018

Best car technology

Cars and newzealandcasinos have been there since the late 19th century and they have been developing. The models of cars that you see now are not what was there back in the day. But we will not disregard the fact that they were always helpful then and as they are now. They have been one of the most reliable modes of transport.

Cars have been the pivot of everyone’s life whether being used as public transport or as private transport.

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Entertainment &Software Staff Writer on 25 Jun 2018

World Cup VAR: technology is transforming the beautiful game

The 2018 World Cup isn’t just about the top footballing nations battling it out for the ultimate glory; it is also perhaps the test ground for FIFA to ensure fairer gameplay. To do that, FIFA has progressed far more than just employing yellow and red cards. The focus for them is to ensure that games get as an accurate a result as possible.

To do that, they have launched the Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) system.

Yes, along with the greatest footballing nations in the World Cup battling it out, we have another trial test that is as important as controversial: the VAR system.

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Hardware &Software &the web Staff Writer on 17 Jun 2018

Non-profit Technology can help you do good

Due to time and budgetary constraints, many non-profit organisations tend to put technology way down on their priority lists. However, there is now a major case for why they should be bringing technology back up to the No. 1 position!

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In order to assist in allowing the adoption of the latest technology to become an easier, and more affordable, activity for non-profit organisations of all sizes, Microsoft recently launched a brand-new programme for these called Technology for Social Impact, or TSI. It allows for predictable pricing along with standardised discounts, and further makes several Cloud and Hardware offers available for non-profits to take their pick from.

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Software Staff Writer on 17 Jun 2018

Racial bias is a risk with facial matching system

The Australian government-proposed Facial Matching technology risks racial bias, and may well have a chilling effect on the Right to Freedom of Assembly should it not be administered with further safeguards, says the Human Rights Law Centre, or HRLC.

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This warning was contained within a submission to a parliamentary committee, which is examining the Coalition’s proposal that Home Affairs be able to collect, make use of, and disclose information about facial identification.

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Hardware &Software Staff Writer on 14 Jun 2018

Digital Twin Technology: What is it?

The world has changed in more ways than one, and digital twin technology is a perfect example to it. Using digital twin technology, scientists and researchers can create virtual replicas of physical devices to run simulations and make changes in their design before making the final physical device.

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Think about it from the augmented reality versions of Star Wars characters that you can see on your Google Pixel devices. What if you wanted to develop a Star Wars robot, and could see the actions performed by the Star Wars robot first, just to know if all’s good? The simulations could help you identify small to big errors, enabling you to get it right when you actually manufacture the robot.

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