Technology Month, brought to you by Springload

The Queenstown duo behind the cover of Idealog’s Technology Issue ventured to the Tasman Glacier in June with the hope of projecting some ethereal imagery onto the South Island's icy terrain. These are the results of their most ambitious project to date.

Retinoblastoma is a deadly eye cancer that develops in children, and because the disease is so difficult to detect it often ends up stealing the sense of sight from its young victims. However, one of the easiest ways to determine whether or not someone is suffering from the disease is through the use of a smartphone—and you don't even need an app.


A recently-released app allows locals and tourists to identify and help protect New Zealand’s endangered kea. A GPS navigator within the ‘Wildlife Tracker’ app means whenever anyone (from a bird enthusiast to a tourist) takes a photo of the endangered kea and uploads it through the app, information is sent to The kea Conservation Trust about when and where the bird was found.