Welcome to this weeks 920 Tech Weekly Round up! Let’s see what has been in the news this week…
To help emergency services quickly and efficiently find those in urgent need, all 111 calls from cell phones are automatically traced. The amendment to the Telecommunications Information Privacy Code 2003 was authorised by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. When the caller dials 111, this switches the phones location service on allowing emergency services to quickly narrow down the callers’ location and within 24 second of the call being initiated the cell phone will return to its normal settings.
This July, MetService will be selling a solar powered weather device, BloomSky. BloomSky can easily be attached to a fence post or building and will be mainly used by farmers to help optimise harvest times and stock rotation. BloomSky can send updates on temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed, wind direction and more to the farmers chosen device.
Ever wondered that while every form of technology has advanced immensely over the past 20+ years, the graphics calculator has somehow got by without a decent upgrade and price drop? Well Desmos have introduced to some US students a free online graphics calculator. Desmos’ device will be free for students and teachers but they will charge textbook companies and test creators for access to the online calculator.
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