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Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) unveil the design model of the hyperloop in Dubai, United Arab Emirates February 22, 2018. Hyperloop technology uses an electromagnetic propulsion system to accelerate the movement of goods and services through a vacuum tube. The system is designed to assist the levitation of the capsule slightly off the track within the tube and move it at speed up to 1200 km/hour. Accordingly, the hyperloop could travel between Dubai and Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes (about 90 minutes in a car), and lift about 10,000 passengers per hour in both directions. REUTERS/Christopher Pike TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC1FE0E95240

Virgin reveals high-speed prototype pods

They could go from Wellington to Palmerston North in 12 minutes.

UC Engineering Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Evans-Freeman and student driver Ben Murton.

Kiwi students 3D-print a titanium engine

New Zealand has laid claim to an engineering world-first.

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Kiwis want Govt services through single app - survey

In 2016 only 39 percent of Kiwis wanted to access services online. Now it's 64 percent.

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Summit to boost Kiwi tech sector

More than 500 people will gather in Auckland on Monday for the Digital Nations Summit.

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The National Party Hunger Games - whose odds rank best?

It's the ultimate National Party multi-choice question is underway Adams, Bridges, or Collins?

The Snapchat image messaging and multidmedia application is seen on an iPhone in this photo illustration on December 5, 2017. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

How to get rid of the new Snapchat update

A Twitter user has shared how to go back to the old version.

KAIKOURA, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Huge slips, caused by the 7.5 earthquake, are seen blocking State Highway One north of Kaikoura on November 14, 2016 in New Zealand. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck 20km south-east of Hanmer Springs at 12.02am and triggered tsunami warnings for many coastal areas. (Photo by Mark Mitchell - Pool/Getty Images)

New technology could predict landslides

The breakthrough technology could potentially save lives.

Mr Leitch gave Newshub a tour of his Wellington office.

Meet the teenage high school dropout running his own tech company

Ross is the 18yo owner and operator of Metamorphic Solutions - a software development startup.

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Chinese police using high tech facial recognition glasses

They say the glasses can help them spot suspects in seconds.

Justin Timberlake is set to feature a hologram of the late Prince in his Super Bowl halftime show despite the late legend's hatred of virtual reality.

Justin Timberlake to feature Prince hologram in Super Bowl show

This is despite the late legend's hatred of virtual reality.

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Google Home won't answer questions about Jesus

Christians in the US are outraged, saying Google has "something against God".

Logo of the Nissan Motor Co. is displayed in Tokyo, Japan, October 19, 2017. Nissan dips 2% after suspending production in Japan. (Photo by Hitoshi Yamada/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Nissan invents self-driving slippers

Hotel visitors put on the slippers at the door and drive to their rooms.

The text Macie sent to O2.

Girl's desperate plea to cell phone provider for more data

Her provider responded, but not in the way she was hoping.

Developments in tech security could make passwords obsolete.

Passwords could be a thing of the past

By 2020, we could have microchip implants to access our devices.

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Auckland family's fighting robot headed to world champs

"Death Toll" features spinning weapons that can hit 6000 rpm.

Good Morning greetings such as this one are responsible for clogging up phones in India.

WhatsApp overwhelmed by 'Good Morning' greetings in India

It's causing phones to freeze and clog up across the country.

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Amazon opens cash-free, people-free grocery store

You don't need your wallet - just grab and go.

The Gisborne girl received the cruel anonymous message last week.

Girl bullied about heart condition through online app

An anonymous user told the Gisborne 12-year-old to "die now".

Kumail Nanjiani shared his portrait match on Twitter.

Kiwis can now find their art history twin

Google's Arts & Culture app matches user selfies with portraits from museums around the world.

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Japanese trains will bark like dogs and cry like deer

Rail authorities are taking an interesting approach to stop animal collisions on the tracks.