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Rotorua has been selected by the Government for a community-wide trial of ‘CovidCard’ technology which detects and records close contacts using Bluetooth.  Since March, Trade Me founder Sam Morgan has been working as part of a team to test the ability of ‘CovidCard’ technology, a low-energy device about the size of a credit card.  The …

STATE News: SANTA FE — The State Purchasing Division (SPD) of the General Services Department has implemented electronic signature technology for general services contracts that agencies must submit to SPD for signature, General Services Secretary Ken Ortiz announced Friday. The implementation means the contracts no longer have to be printed and circulated for so-called wet …

City Council candidates’ greatest challenge is never their opponents. It’s voter apathy. People just don’t pay attention to the races, and they don’t turn out on Election Day. But that might not be a problem in this year’s District 9 election, set for Aug. 25. Councilor Ben Kimbro, who represented the district for four years, …

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has welcomed widespread industry support for a blueprint to support manufacturers and operators to incorporate the latest safety technology into new and existing heavy vehicles. NHVR Chair Duncan Gay said the Vehicle Safety and Environmental Technology Uptake Plan (SETUP), launched last month, was crucial to give Australia’s heavy vehicle …

People from different households in Greater Manchester, parts of East Lancashire and West Yorkshire will be banned from meeting each other indoors from midnight, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. Mr Hancock said “households gathering and not abiding by the social distancing rules” was a reason for the stricter rules and it was in order …

WINCHESTER — Local shoppers may have noticed signs near cash registers requesting that they pay with a credit card or with an exact amount of cash. This inconvenience, like many of this year’s problems, can be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus has interrupted the circulation of coins nationwide. According to The Associated Press, …

Victoria recorded 177 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, as Premier Daniel Andrews warned people not to be complacent after a drop in the rate of infection on previous days. Among the new cases, 25 were connected to contained outbreaks, 151 were under investigation, and one infection was from hotel quarantine. Of particular concern is the …

The Aboitiz Group is turning over 217 Automated Weather Stations (AWS) sites and over 250 weather technology assets to various government agencies, local government units as well as to some non-government organizations as part of the Group’s efforts to support the development of more community-based development projects and boost the country’s disaster resilience programs.  A …

Image copyright OneWeb Image caption Artwork: The government wants OneWeb to run a sat-nav service as well as deliver broadband The UK is spending $500m (£400m) on a stake in failed satellite firm OneWeb as part of a plan to replace the loss of the EU’s Galileo sat-nav system. OneWeb went bankrupt in March while …

Image copyright Science Photo Library A new body, called “Office for Talent”, will be set up in No 10 to encourage scientists, researchers and innovators to come to the country, the government has said. It will be tasked with making immigration “simple, easy and quick” for those wanting to move to the UK. The initiative …