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Photo gallery: An inside look at Adobe Symposium 2018

This year Techday was invited to the extravagant and exceptional Adobe Symposium in Sydney.  From the moment I stepped into the conference hall Adobe’s colourful personality was shining brightly.  This event was truly the place to be for both A/NZ creative professionals as well as forward-looking businesses of all sizes.  …

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The Warehouse’s mobile app now uses AI to help ‘Snap and Shop’

The Warehouse has dipped its toes into neural networking and artificial intelligence to make it easier for customers to ‘Snap and Shop’. The new feature on its mobile app allows potential customers to use their smartphones to take pictures of items they like, and then use the app to compare …

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Flaw discovered in Intel chips, allows attackers to steal cloud data

Researchers have discovered another security flaw in Intel security chips – the third one this year after Spectre and Meltdown. The flaw allows an attacker to steal sensitive information stored on personal computers or third-party clouds.  According to their research report, Foreshadow has two versions, the original attack designed to …

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Immersive storytelling: Adobe’s vision for VR/AR

One of the biggest highlights from Adobe Symposium was by far their vision for virtual reality.  Before the event, Adobe announced that they would be featuring VR and some of the ways they see it impacting the future. Tom Perry is one of the storytellers behind these immersive experiences and …

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Video: SIGGRAPH 2018 – The art and innovation

Thanks to NVIDIA, I had the chance to check out the latest and greatest tech at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver this week. Below is a video with highlights from the Emerging Technologies, Production Gallery, and The Studio sections of the Experience Hall. For more detail on any particular section, check …

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NZ-made game Sustain-a-city brings VR to modern city design

Forget Sim City – a game partnership between award-winning AR/VR studio M Theory and engineering firm WSP Opus might just be New Zealand’s own modern take on modern city design. The two companies created an interactive virtual reality game called Sustain-a-city, which is designed to put players’ problem solving skills …

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Kiwis nervous about self-driving cars & electric vehicles, survey finds

Kiwis are nervous about New Zealand’s future in driving, especially when it comes to autonomous vehicles – and a nation full of electric vehicles is still a long way off. These are some of the findings from a recent Trade Me Motors survey of 550 people, which found that most …

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NVIDIA releases major leap forward in graphics rendering

NVIDIA has released the Turing GPU architecture which promises a fundamental shift in computer graphics by fusing real-time ray tracing, AI, simulation and rasterisation. Turing features new RT Cores to accelerate ray tracing and new Tensor Cores for AI inferencing which, together for the first time, make real-time ray tracing possible. …

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NVIDIA unveils Quadro RTX, world’s first ray-tracing GPU

NVIDIA has released its first Turing architecture-based GPUs, allowing designers and artists to render photorealistic scenes in real time, add new AI-based capabilities to their workflows, and enjoy fluid interactivity with complex models and scenes. Unveiled by NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang at the annual SIGGRAPH conference, the NVIDIA …

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Vector the AI-powered home robot to land in NZ from October

There’s a new in-home assistant landing in stores in October, and its name is Vector. Unrelated to the power company of the same name, Vector is the work of a company called Anki. Anki is a consumer robotics and AI company made from roboticists, film animators, engineers, and game designers. …

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