By Wares July 06, 2018 Industry news

Bluetooth pens; Sylvia Park visualised; Nespresso at Eden Park; Freeview upgrade; robot learning and more...

Bluetooth for Samsung pen? - A range of specialist media have been highlighting Samsung's pre-launch emphasis on the one-button pen/stylus of its forthcoming Galaxy Note 9 (launch due 9 August 2018 - see the video below), to be specific its Bluetooth capabilities which may include aspects of remote control... Tap the button to play or pause music? Time will tell...


Swap a beer for a Nespresso? - Nespresso has just announced a partnership with Eden Park which will give rugby fans the opportunity to enjoy a consistent and high quality coffee experience at the iconic Auckland arena. The stadium will feature Nespresso’s Professional system and will make use of Nespresso’s dedicated initiatives which make it easy to recycle the used capsules and residual coffee.


More on Sylvia Park expansion - Kiwi Property's retail expansion at Auckland’s Sylvia Park is now underway. When complete in mid-2020, the Galleria (see artist's impression above) will provide 18,000m2+ of extra retail space, including a two-storey flagship Farmers store, some 60 new speciality retailers, a new casual dining concept and more carpark spaces.


Major update for Freeview - There is a new Freeview On Demand service designed to enable streaming and bring Freeview content under a single umbrella. It's rolling out now across 2017 & 2018 Samsung, Sony, LG, Panasonic and TCL Smart TVs, as well as selected Smart TVs released in 2016 and 2015. Go here for a complete list of compatible devices and check out the explanatory video below:


Learning with robots - MakeX, the international robotics competition for teenagers co-organized by learning robotics brand Makeblock, recently partnered with PB Technogies and Bitwiz (one of the largest STEAM coding academies in New Zealand) to host qualification trials in Auckland (photo below). From 100+ students in 58 teams, six teams won the chance to participate in the MakeX Robotic Competition in the 2018 World Robot Contest later this month in Wuhan, China.

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