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Tablets & laptops
Hands-on review: Xencelabs Graphic Display Tablet
Xencelabs seemed to show up out of nowhere on the market. I had no idea who they were or what they were about, but I was very intrigued.
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Review
Hands-on-review: Creative Outlier Air V3
Creative is back with the third version of its affordable Outlier Air wireless earbuds range - aptly named the ‘V3’. And this time, they come boasting ambient mode and active noise reduction.
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Collaboration
TikTok launches community-inspired effect capability
TikTok has announced the launch of its Effect House feature to allow its users to create and share Community Effects.
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Gaming
Fortnite goes down under with new Aussie and NZ update
Get ready to say G’day with Fortnite, as the game has announced a brand new Australia and New Zealand in-game experience.
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Adobe
A/NZ embraces creative leadership for business success - Adobe report
Adobe concludes that plenty of respondents are creative leaders (60%), but only a few achieved the title of ‘visionary’ (13%).
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Web Development
HP targets creatives with new additions to HP Create Ecosystem
HP has released additions to its HP Create Ecosystem, with the HP ZBook Studio, HP ZBook Create and the HP ENVY 15, all designed for creators including consumers and professionals.
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Innovation
NZ's innovation snagged on 'number 8 wire' - report
New Zealand is ‘sliding’ down the global innovation index, in part due to Kiwis’ number 8 wire approach to fixing existing things, rather than exploring new and imaginative ideas.
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HP
Needs, challenges, opportunities: HP study delves into the world of creatives
“HP’s Creatives of the Future report shines a spotlight on the importance of revitalising skills, and the role technology plays in providing Australia’s creatives with freedoms."
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Design
Adobe announcements bring a host of Creative Cloud capabilities to mobile devices
On the list are Photoshop on iPad, Fresco on Windows and Adobe Aero for immersive media, along with previews of Adobe Illustrator on iPad and Photoshop Camera.
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Education
Yoobee Colleges becomes largest independent IT and creative college in NZ
Five design and arts colleges have been incorporated to create New Zealand’s largest independent specialised creative and IT college.
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Facebook
Inside Facebook's offices - what they really look like
We take a peek inside some of the tech giant's global offices.