You Have the Right to Remain Nauseous

The smelly brainchild of Lower Hutt physicist Andrew Rakich has become an indispensable item for the LA Police Department. SkunkShot gel, originally sold in NZ to keep marauding dogs away from rubbish bags, is now being used in the US as an alternative to mace, on drug dealers, squatters and thieves. “It’s an application I never dreamed of,” says Rakich, who is now selling his wares in Europe and Australia as well as online.


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Digital Human Creator Uneeq Shares Its Tricks

Digital Human Creator Uneeq Shares Its Tricks

Auckland start-up UneeQ, that counts Salesforce’s former head of AI Richard Socher as an investor, has a new tool that aims to make building virtual humans to answer questions as easy…