articles tagged 'technology'

The sound of print

  • PopPress
  • January 12, 2015
  • StopPress Team
The sound of print

If you believe the doomsayers, print is dead. But for UK-based company Novalia, which has just helped DJ Q-Bert release what it's calling the world's first interactive DJ decks on an album cover, its technology is bringing it back to life.

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App not required

  • PopPress
  • December 10, 2014
  • StopPress Team
App not required

Retinoblastoma is a deadly eye cancer that develops in children, and because the disease is so difficult to detect it often ends up stealing the sense of sight from its young victims. However, one of the easiest ways to determine whether or not someone is suffering from the disease is through the use of a smartphone—and you don't even need an app.

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Noel Leeming pimps its ride, hits the road to give Kiwis a taste of technology—UPDATED

  • Technology
  • October 23, 2014
  • Ben Fahy
Noel Leeming pimps its ride, hits the road to give Kiwis a taste of technology—UPDATED

The founder of The Warehouse, Sir Stephen Tindall, is putting plenty of energy into philanthropic causes these days. And the chief executive of The Warehouse Group, Mark Powell, has given the brand a boost with the promise of a living wage for some staff and discussions about the size of his own salary. And, as part of the company's communities and environment strategy, it's also built a high-tech truck for Noel Leeming that promises to bring the wonders of technology to New Zealand’s most remote and least advantaged communities.

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Just because we can doesn’t mean we should: James Mok on the importance of finding the humanity in technology

  • Advertising
  • October 1, 2014
  • James Mok
Just because we can doesn’t mean we should: James Mok on the importance of finding the humanity in technology

There’s so much talk about innovation today and at Spikes Asia held in Singapore last week, innovation and technology were overwhelming seminar themes, says FCB's James Mok. But what is the relationship between innovation and creativity? And is innovation always creative? What should come first?

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Kiwi ad man Ben Slater trials implantable tech

  • Didge
  • August 21, 2014
  • Damien Venuto
Kiwi ad man Ben Slater trials implantable tech

As part of an experiment to gauge the utility and efficacy of the technology, Vanilla Brief Director Ben Slater has had an NFC-enabled RFID chip inserted into his left hand. PLUS: see what other tech-related project he is currently involved with.

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Social scoreboard

Zavy and StopPress have worked together to create a scoreboard that compares how the top 25 traditional media advertising spenders in New Zealand have performed on social media over the past 30 days, updated in real time.

A tattoo to unlock your phone

  • PopPress
  • July 24, 2014
  • StopPress Team
A tattoo to unlock your phone

Motorola has launched a tattoo that allows smartphone users to unlock their phones instantly. So is it a henna tattoo of a QR barcode? Is it a microchip inserted into the skin? Or is it an actual tattoo etched onto the body with electronic micro fibre ink?

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A memory backup for sufferers of Alzheimer's disease

  • PopPress
  • July 10, 2014
  • StopPress Team
A memory backup for sufferers of Alzheimer's disease

Tunisia-based 3SG BBDO has launched a new smartphone-based application that provides a means by which to support the cognitive functioning of those in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

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Cannes 2014: Kiwi entries snubbed in Innovation category

  • Cannes Lions
  • June 16, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Cannes 2014: Kiwi entries snubbed in Innovation category

There will be no Lions awarded to Kiwi agencies in the Innovation category at this year's Cannes Festival of Creativity, as it was revealed that all three entrants from New Zealand failed to make the shortlist.

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London cabbies are striking because of Uber; will the same happen here?—UPDATED

  • Didge
  • June 13, 2014
  • Damien Venuto
London cabbies are striking because of Uber; will the same happen here?—UPDATED
Image credit: The Guardian

London traffic became even more congested recently as 12,000 taxi drivers staged a protest by blockading various streets throughout the English capital. Their dissatisfaction finds its genesis in the expansion of Uber, an app that allows potential passengers to connect with nearby taxi drivers. We chatted to Roger Heale, the executive director of the the New Zealand Taxi Federation, about the potential of the same happening here. Updated with comments from Uber.

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Sky gives 'come with us' microsite a facelift, promises to wow with Spritz technology

  • Didge
  • June 5, 2014
  • StopPress Team
Sky gives 'come with us' microsite a facelift, promises to wow with Spritz technology

Sky has given its 'come with us' microsite a facelift by introducing an interactive browsing feature that takes the visitor on a short promotional journey through the programming currently on offer to subscribers. PLUS: The broadcaster has also announced a partnership with Boston-based, text-streaming company Spritz, which recently unveiled technology that allows viewers to read text on screens one word at a time without having to move from word to word or around the page.

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From blog to brand: Mauricio Freitas (Geekzone)

  • Blog to brand
  • March 24, 2014
  • StopPress Team
From blog to brand: Mauricio Freitas (Geekzone)

In this series, we talk to Kiwi keyboard tappers that have managed to shift from the personal realm of blogging to create online media brands that are widely read (and in some cases profitable). In this segment, we chat to Mauricio Freitas, the founder of Geekzone.

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StopPress@SXSW 2014: five big things—day three

  • SXSW
  • March 12, 2014
  • Haydn Kerr
StopPress@SXSW 2014: five big things—day three

DDB's Hadyn Kerr shares five observations about day three at SXSW 2014.

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Entrepreneur makes tech companies easier to find

  • Technology
  • September 5, 2013
  • StopPress Team
Entrepreneur makes tech companies easier to find

Tech entrepreneur Rowan Simpson has launched a directory of Kiwi companies including desktop and mobile software firms, SaaS companies and ecommerce players.

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When HR met IT: why technology is an important weapon in the war for talent

  • Technology
  • June 12, 2013
  • StopPress Team
When HR met IT: why technology is an important weapon in the war for talent

In the war for talent, the marcomms sector is on the frontlines, with regular poaching of staff and a strong desire for those attracted to the industry to take on 'new challenges'. So how do you attract and retain staff in this digital age? While employees are motivated by perks and pay, new research from Deloitte and Google has found that workplace IT is becoming an increasingly important factor.

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Kim Dotcom's Mega suffers DDoS attack, on the look out for new staff

  • Online
  • June 6, 2013
  • Sim Ahmed
Kim Dotcom's Mega suffers DDoS attack, on the look out for new staff

Kim Dotcom's cloud locker service Mega came under sustained cyber attack yesterday, which affected the New Zealand-based cloud company's services for about 2.5 hours.

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