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Grand Seiko is an homage to watchmaking’s past

The 1960s were a beautiful time for watches. Horology was in its prime and the great names we know and love today – Rolex, Omega, Cartier – were just one of many watchmakers churning out commodity products to a world that needed to tell the time. Their watches – simple, ...

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Spark NZ announces 5G rollout

Spark’s network plans (Image: Spark) Spark NZ has announced that it is planning to deploy a 5G network to go live by 2020, with the New Zealand telecommunications carrier outlining its trials and cell site densification program. “We are undertaking detailed planning to ‘map’ expected 5G cell site densities in ...

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New material design stores energy like an eagle

Auxetics are materials that store energy internally rather than bulging out. In this way they can store more energy when squeezed or struck and disperse it more regularly. Historically, however, these materials have had sharp corners that could break easily with enough pressure. Now researchers at Queen Mary University of ...

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Blind loyalty

There is a secret behind every open office in Silicon Valley — and it isn’t the drain on productivity. Tech companies have been the vanguards for pushing corporate culture forward toward “radical transparency.” Mark Zuckerberg works in a fully transparent four-walled glass office surrounded by the rest of Facebook. Valve ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 pricing in Australia

Samsung and Australia’s three carriers — Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone Australia — have unveiled their Galaxy Note 9 pricing alongside pre-orders from August 10 ahead of launch on August 24. The Galaxy Note 9 costs AU$1,499 outright from Samsung for both models if pre-ordering the handset, after which the 512GB ...

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