New online portal tracks NZ’s GDP in real time
GDPLive is an online portal that uses machine learning algorithms and the most up-to-date data possible, including live data sources, to see estimates of how the New Zealand economy is performing on a daily basis. It also provides forecasts that could help businesses to look into the future.
Ultra-sensitive cameras promise no more security check queues
There is no need for the people to queue up and go through the various security procedures that are presently necessary, since the cameras can detect items like hazardous devices or dangerous chemicals as passengers walk through an airport.
Hong Kong billionaire invests in digital asset platform
The platform gained a massive reputation across the globe for being one of the most transparent and progressive cryptocurrency platforms in the current digital world. The firm announced that it has plans to create a digital asset platform that will be capable of hosting institutional grade futures contracts for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.
How Hong Kong libraries are embracing emerging technologies
Various initiatives include increasing access and range of e-books, holding outdoor pop-up libraries around the city and loaning books to pre-schools.
India’s initiative for cyber crimes against women and children
Key components of the Cyber Crime Prevention Against Women and Children scheme include an online cybercrime reporting platform, a national-level cyber forensic laboratory, awareness creation and capacity building unit.
Singapore, a 2019 Innovation Champion: CES
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) report rated Singapore well in areas such as broadband, human capital and tax friendliness, but noted the country could lift its three-month threshold for private rentals and ease strict fines imposed on short-term rental hosts.
Malaysian firm for blockchain-based cross-border remittances
The service aims to promote and encourage the use of formal channels for remittances, with all existing incentives offered by a major bank in Pakistan for the promotion of international remittance through mobile wallet being applicable for this service.
Cybersecurity and app development courses to upskill New Zealanders
Partnerships formed by the Unitec Institute of Technology have produced courses that will upskill the New Zealanders in cybersecurity and app development to address skills shortage.
IoT improves forest care via smart monitoring
The Smart IoT Platform provides on-demand, real-time soil moisture readings up to every minute during an irrigation or rain fall event, while dynamically scaling back to 30 minutes during night time or other low-interest periods.